Disastrous Attempts

Tom Lehman uswa12 at Lorainccc.edu
Thu Apr 6 11:18:40 PDT 2000

Yep, Charles, and that's one of the basic flaws in Marxist thinking on establishing an equitable society. The lack of free and independent labor unions.

Charles, your comment, reminds me of a corporate executive who told me that, "China was one big happy union." :o) Honest.

Tom Lehman

Charles Brown wrote:

> >>> Tom Lehman <uswa12 at Lorainccc.edu> 04/06/00 09:53AM >>>
> Take a look under the heading Disastrous Attempts about half way down
> the page.
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> Disastrous attempts
> If they could, laborers would heed the words of Karl Marx and unite.
> But the Communist Party has outlawed independent unions and jailed those
> who have tried to form them. Even informal attempts to organize end in
> disaster.
> (((((((((((((((
> CB: Whereas the formal attempts to organize won the Chinese Revolution.
> Workers of the World , Unite ! refers to thinking beyond trade union consciousness to class and socialist consciousness. Marx didn't mean unions should be "independent" of the Internationale. Such "independence" is a euphemism for isolated , shortsighted suckers of the bourgeoisie.
> As Ben Franklin said, if we don' t all hang together, we will all hang separately.
> CB

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