Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

December 13, 2016

Save Aleppo! Oh, hang on, Aleppo is not Kobani …

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 1:07 pm

Please help the people of Aleppo, just like we helped the people of Kobani. Oh, hang on, Aleppo? Kobani? Oh, that’s right. In Kobani they were Kurds. Civilised, secular, “progressive”, feminists, even green warriors apparently. They were like “us.” “We” (western imperialists and western … “anti-imperialists”) understand them. Therefore, they deserved to be saved from ISIS beasts, said the imperialist leaders, and their “anti-imperialist” echo in unison. Aleppo? Facing a fascistic enemy that has massacred twenty times as many people as ISIS fascists could ever manage, is not full of Good Kurds. It is full of Arabs. And we all know what western imperialist leaders, the far-right, neo-Nazis, Trumpists, racists, and “left-wing anti-imperialists” think of Arabs, especially when they live in Syria. They are all backward, blood-thirsty, barbaric, “jihadis” and “head-choppers,” *all* of the above categories tell us, yes, the left-fascists just as emphatically as any of the others. So those men, women and children, schools hospitals, markets, every sign of life, are not deserving like Good Kurds are. Indeed, the left-fascists are now all over social media, in unison with their far-right co-thinkers, expressing their great joy with the victory of the most violent, most mass-murderous counterrevolutionary massacre of our era, expressing how happy they are that a fascist regime with an airforce, backed by an imperialist state invading with its airforce, have together bombed a whole country to pieces for 5 years, but moreover have bombed 300,000 people cramped into east Aleppo for months with every conceivable weapon of mass destruction except nuclear, ripping children to pieces on a daily basis, destroying hospital after hospital till none left.

Source: Save Aleppo! Oh, hang on, Aleppo is not Kobani …

2 Comments »

  1. I hereby resign from the Left after some 46 years of participation. Louis, you are right in the mark.
    Rich Wood, Port Townsend, WA

    Comment by Richard Wood — December 13, 2016 @ 11:33 pm

  2. Luis, i think you are again wrong. Nothing with Arabs. As i know Assad is an Arab. Everything with involvement of Putin helping by his way which he already demonstrated at Grozny. He was the war criminal then but the world (international community) excepted him. A problem for me , when I watching the news here in Australia, the main accuser of his action in Security council is USA , which really do not have any moral rights to accuse anybody . That was used by representative of Russia, All what is clear that the using force by imperialist powers ( USA or Russia or some other ) would pass unpunished. Left cannot do anything , only empty talks as yours.

    Comment by Yugoslav — December 14, 2016 @ 9:26 am


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