[Marxism] Peter Tatchell: Is he "pro-war"?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Mar 24 09:41:46 MST 2006

Walter wrote:
>Appealing to "the international community" is politically unwise.
>It is rather foolish, I think. Nevertheless, citing the Soviet and
>Chinese aid to Vietnam as his example which he advocates following
>today, does that REALLY qualify as PRO-WAR thinking???????????

Of course. He is being demagogic. Covering his left flank, so to speak.

>The demand made in the Thirties that Washington and its allies
>end their embargo on arms sales to the Republic, since Hitler and
>Mussolini were arming Franco, is that so bad a precedent to cite?

But, Walter, this is the same demagogic trick that Christopher Hitchens 
employs. His warmongering prose is filled with references to stopping fascism.

>The kind of perfectionistic argumentation we see being advanced in
>this discussion is on the same level as militants from the United
>States of America travelling to the United Kingdom to denounce the
>anti-war movement there, and there denounce figures like George
>Galloway and Ken Livingston.




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