globalizers: we feel your pain
chuck at tao.ca
Mon Aug 28 11:02:18 PDT 2000
The capitalist class is pretty smart and they understand what they have
to do to counter the threat that the anti-globalism/anti-capitalism
movement poses. They've been pretty smart about how to defeat the
"rabble" for several centuries. They understand that the first task is
to get the NGOs into the tent so that they can co-opt them and split the
movement. Let's hope that our side see that and has the brains to say
If you've ever read anything about the history of revolutions, one of
the things that the rulers do when faced with possible defeat is to
welcome the more moderate elements (or the ringleaders) to the palace.
Then everybody gets shot.
Another good reason for the movement not to have "leaders" that can
accept sell-out compromises.
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