Ortho Trotskyist Blast at Marxmailian Over Ukraine


Michael Pugliese
 

"In fact, Reimann says socialists should support strengthening NATO,
which objectively means strengthening US imperialism, which is also
the main driving force behind the Ukrainian war effort. So a victory
for Ukraine would also mean a victory for US imperialism, which is
absolutely not a gain for the working class in Ukraine, Russia, or
anywhere else..."

More bile at https://www.socialist.net/arms-to-ukraine-abusing-trotskys-words-learn-to-think.htm


Michael Pugliese


Anthony Boynton
 

The International Marxist Tendency (of which Socilaist Appeal is the British section) is one of those sects who think the world is too complicated to take the side of the oppressed. Here is how their statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine concludes,

"The only alternative to the carnival of reaction and the suffering of war for the Ukrainian workers and youth is a policy of class unity against the Ukrainian oligarchs, as well as against US and Russian imperialism. The national question in Ukraine is extremely complicated and any attempt to rule the country on the basis of nationalism (be that Ukrainian or pro-Russian), will inevitably result in the breakup of the country, ethnic cleansing and civil war, as we have already seen.

"Ultimately, capitalism, in its epoch of senile decline, means war and economic crisis. The only way to put an end to its horrors is through the working class taking power, in one country after another, and sweeping away this rotten system. For that, a revolutionary leadership is needed – one which is firmly based on the principles of socialist internationalism. The most urgent task of the day is therefore, the patient work of building the forces of Marxism, of building the International Marxist Tendency."

Ultimately, the IMT will stay on the sidelines in every major struggle of nations and classes while the rest of us get on with the life and death struggles.

Anthony


On Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM Michael Pugliese <michael.098762001@...> wrote:
"In fact, Reimann says socialists should support strengthening NATO,
which objectively means strengthening US imperialism, which is also
the main driving force behind the Ukrainian war effort. So a victory
for Ukraine would also mean a victory for US imperialism, which is
absolutely not a gain for the working class in Ukraine, Russia, or
anywhere else..."

More bile at https://www.socialist.net/arms-to-ukraine-abusing-trotskys-words-learn-to-think.htm


Michael Pugliese