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Posted by: Stoller on October 21, 1999 at 17:15:21:

In Reply to: Wizard of Oz. posted by Frenchy on October 21, 1999 at 12:07:51:

: : As Trotsky put it:

[I]ndividual terror is inadmissible precisely because it belittles the role of the masses in their own consciousness, reconciles them to their powerless, and turns their eyes and hopes toward a great avenger and liberator who some day will come and accomplish this mission.(1)

: Fine, you stick with that and I'll stick with Marx's own approval of the "...forceible overthrow of all existing conditions." as found in the last paragraph of the Communist Manifesto. Talk about a straw man. Harumph!

You don't understand the difference between individual acts of terrorism and the revolutionary action of the masses, do you?

: The object lesson here class is that only a very brave man dares to draw the wrath of former comrades by stepping away from the party line.

You don't know ANYTHING about Leon Trotsky, do you, Frenchy?


Note: 1. Trotsky, 'On Terrorism' [1911], Marxism & Terrorism, Pathfinder 1995, p. 10.

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