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Another point of view

Posted by: Stoller on October 11, 1999 at 12:32:24:

In Reply to: On whose hands are the Blood spilt on? posted by Kweassa on October 10, 1999 at 17:36:24:

Nice points and nice to hear from someone outside the West!

Respectfully disageeing, however, I adopt Trotsky's famous analysis of terrorism: terrorism---the high-profile, violent acts of a minority group---tend to make the overall population feel powerless against the oppressive state and make the terrorist minority appear as their salvation.

The (unified) people must be the salvation of the people. That is not to minimize the role of the Party in leading the struggle, but it emphasizes the need to have the participation of the population's majority---from the start. Or else: vanguards who are experts at violence.

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