22nd February 2011 at 03:29
The fact that British imperialism in the form of William Hague cannot wait to point an accusing finger at Chavez and Venezuela shows that it is not the criminals in the Middle East and the Arab world - like Israel, Mubarak, Ali, etc - that troubles it (imperialism). The latter is troubled by its self interests, what else? It has been taken by surprise. It never thought that the masses of the world could cross its “wall of fear”, and in such a brazen way.
Note that there is a wall of fear, and that it is situated in the non communist world.
But since when? How did this wall get there? How come we never mentioned the existence of this wall before?
And how did we get so fixated instead about this other wall - the one, you know, that let capitalism in??
Is the capitalist world a world of liberty and freedom? or is it “a wall of fear” that you have to cross by laying down your life, before others behind you can hope to bring down the wall?
Tell me someone, was there no ‘wall of fear’ before we started talking about it?
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Those who have aided, abetted, armed and supported criminals like Mubarak are British, European, US imperialism.
It is not Venezuela, certainly, and not Iran either! Venezuela and Iran did no such thing at all. They fought the criminals, if anything.
It is imperialism that supported the criminals - and full stop. World imperialism.
If we let the media pour its muck all over us, we end up thinking that the big miscreants are Chavez, Ahmadinejad and even Gaddafi.
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But let’s admit, for one moment, that Gaddafi has much to be blamed for.
Was he not, however, the leader of a small country that tried to keep the imperialist hand away from its petrol taps?
That he did not do this well, could be said. Mainly by those who can do it better, I suppose.
But the question then is to ask oneself: ‘Would I have done this better?’ And: ‘Has history tested me as much as it has Gaddafi?’
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Bahrain is a US military base. Before the protests, people were routinely arrested there, interrogated, tortured, imprisoned. 25 Shia activists were in prison, and still are, for ‘having plotted against the State’. The judges arrogantly refused to admit they were being tortured, but this news came out in the end.
Well before the protests, Amnesty International was already denouncing the human rights abuses in Bahrain. What is being done now in Bahrain, like killing less, giving £2,000 to each family and flying one injured protester to a European hospital for treatment - are contortions. Who is the master of these contortions? Is it King Hamad Khalifa? Or is it US and EU imperialism? Who is Khalifa? A pathetic stooge similar to Abbas, on the West Bank. And who is the real vilain here? Imperialist Israel, the US and its V Fleet, the EU, British imperialism, you know, the usual ...
What then about Gaddafi?
British imperialism has accumulated against Gaddafi immense reserves of hatred: Yvonne Fletcher, Lockerbie, BP, possible IRA funding, the British-US row over McGrahey, etc. But at its worst, who is Gaddafi? He is a person who tried to cope with the lust of imperialism for his country’s petroleum. And who is the proper devil? The proper devil is the one who lusts: British, European and US imperialism, you know,the usual ..
It is the class struggle.
The fight of the oppressed against the oppressors and predators.
Then, let us be firmly on the side of the predated and oppressed. And let us show some humanity towards the leaders of the oppressed who do not perform as well as one might have hoped.
Instead of being so inflexible, let us offer to those leaders the example of our own ability and courage in the fight against imperialism. Let us shore them up by the example and support of our own struggle against the common ennemy of humanity: Imperialism.
Comradely, Marie Lynam
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