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A passing note: in arguing for the need to participate in WSF despite its flaws, Sitaram Yechury quotes the following passage from a well-known essay by Mao Tse-tung, "Report of an Investigation into the Peasant Movement in Hunan":

For the present upsurge of the peasant movement is a colossal event. In a very short time, in China's central, southern and northern provinces, several hundred million peasants will rise like a mighty storm, like a hurricane, a force so swift and violent that no power, however great, will be able to hold it back. They will smash all the trammels that bind them and rush forward along the road to liberation. They will sweep all the imperialists, warlords, corrupt officials, local tyrants and evil gentry into their graves. Every revolutionary party and every revolutionary comrade will be put to test, to be accepted or rejected as they decide. There are three alternatives. To march at their head and lead them? To trail behind them, gesticulating and criticizing? Or to stand in their way and oppose them? Every Chinese is free to choose, but events will force you to make the choice quickly.

However, Yechury should note that this passage hardly supports his argument. The peasants of Hunan, having violated the stipulation of non-violence, would be denied entry into the WSF.

3 kommentarer:

Lars sa...

Takk! Det var en fin gave synes jeg. Da jeg var i baskerland sist lærte jeg at Batasuna ble utelukket fra ESF i 2004. Det visste jeg ikke fra før. Blir spennende å se hvem de utelukker i år?

Magnus sa...

Kor er det ESF skal vera no då?

Lars sa...

Athen 4.-6. mai. KKEML mfl. har et annet opplegg.