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A Year at Venice Beach

There is no easy answer to this question, which may be why it is so fascinating to me. While my normal proclivity is to respond that Socialists must never side with any bourgeois society that uses fascists and neo-Nazis, I also recognize that EUUS democracy may be slightly more advanced with regard to certain  interests of the working class than the Russian autocracy. Is that slight advantage enough to lead me to set aside my moral scruples to make common cause with the side relying upon fascists? Not on your life. So the only question that remains for me is whether the need to smash European fascism and neo-fascism is important enough for me to set aside my scruples about backing autocracy. I have not yet fully decided although I am deeply sympathetic to Russian interests in Ukraine, based on history and demographics.

i don't know what to think... keep reading meanwhile

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Mar 2nd, 2014 at 07:34:47 AM EST
My problem with that setup is that the anti-Maidan side includes not only autocracy but Russian-nationalist thugs indistinguishable from fascists, too. For example these guys with batons in Odassa a week ago:

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Mar 2nd, 2014 at 08:13:27 AM EST
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