12158Re: DSP prettifies the feudal monarchy of North Korea
- Dec 29, 2004I think Bob means that if the Incas had had nuclear weapons we
could have backed the Spanish Inquisition.
--- In GreenLeft_discussion@yahoogroups.com, "chriskerris"
> Bob still doesn't actually demonstrate much positive socio-
> evidence to prove that NK is a feudal monarchy. There are twoat
> assertions (which he doesn't bother to back up with evidence): one
> is that there is no gains left to defend from the revolution and
> that it isn't capitalist so using some crude formal logic arrives
> the conclusion that it must be a fuedal monarchy. This isthe
> interesting because while Bob argues he doesn't support the
> capitalist South Korea annexing the North, the implications of his
> statement are that the social system which exists in the South is
> more progressive than that or the North (that is if one believes
> feudalism to be more reactionary than capitalism) - so wouldn't
> logical development of such an argument be that aand
> bougeois "revolution" (which puts into place capitalist
> property/social relations) be a step foward to the social system
> property relations that exist now (being fuedal). Bob keeps makingif
> comparisons to the Incas so does he think that the solution to the
> oppression of that society was for the proleteriat to overthrow
> their stalinist lords and put into place a post-capitalist economy?
> BG's logic seems quite strange for me. I would have thought that
> he wants to persist with this method of eliminating socio-economic
> categories until only one is left then he might be more interested
> in describing NK as 'bureaucratic collectivist'.
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