Black....Michael P on Comintern. A correction.

Wojtek Sokolowski sokol at
Mon Jun 22 09:33:01 PDT 1998

At 11:17 AM 6/21/98 -0500, Carrol Cox wrote:
>P.S. 2: Why is a Black-led mass movement so horrible and unimaginable to
>contemplate? Non-whites and women for a very long time have had to do the
>best they can within white-male led movements. Pretend I'm a female black
>marxist. What advice do you have for me?

I reply (WS): For the same reason the Russian-led 'communist' movement was a disaster - 'communism' was but a thin veil for Russian nationalism and imperialism. Did not Marx say about history repeating itselef as a farce?

In that context, I fully agree with the view expressed elsewhere (left conservatism) by Jim heartfield, that the beast advice Marx had to offer was that identity - national, ethnic, religious, ideological, etc. - is something to be overcome, not celeberated, by a radical movement.

In that context, there is nothing scary about the leader of a uiversalist radical movement who happen to be Black. What is scary is a leader who first identifies him/herself as a Black, Jew, Russian, etc. and then espouses a radical cause - it is pretty good indicator that the 'radical cause' is nothing but a coverup for building a political machine.


Wojtek Sokolowski

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