So it is with the tides of the season that the ISO has again made its stand on the wrong side of history.
Ukraine’s the spotlight and these snake oil salesmen are talking about a “mass” uprising likes its always a good thing.
The Tea Party also had a “mass” uprising. Its “Restoring Honor” rally was twice the crowd size of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the same Washington Monument. I suppose the ISO is now going to skedaddle over and “engage with” the Tea Party. Alas, ever since a Libertarian entered the local (for miles around) very meager anti-war group it has had no presence there, even its sometime-on-and-off leader regular.
And don’t even ask who has effective hegemony over it. They’d say its consensus-based, but end up getting purged over a list-serv e-mail and you’ll find out the ISO’s attitude quick (or somewhat purged depending on how you ask). I suppose this quite apparent Stalinst organization prefers I ponder the error of my aggression to the people in the gulag versus being executed by firing squad. If only, I imagine their leaders thinking; we had both.
More on that later.
With their latter blather (and terrible writing there at that) the ISO should know that for all its sins, the Putin administration has largely kept Ukraine’s Soviet-era economy and infrastructure intact in its trade dealings. That would immediately change under the EU. If theres one thing the EU can do its turn a countries export into an import overnight. Just ask Romania. Alas, Putins offer for a tripartite compromise with the EU and Yanukovych was hardly even mentioned in media Stateside or in Europe-let alone the ISO. To the point, if Yanukovych stayed in power, East Ukraine would have benefited if barely. If the EU took over Ukraine, the entire country would be stripped of anything of value and sent to Brussels to pay it’s Central Bank’s debts. Someones gotta foot the casino bill. Greece knows that treatment very well.
Clearly Western Imperial powers, as is historically the case; are the ones on the offensive.
But not long after my purge such “ignorance” wasn’t a surprise you see. There are very troubling connections between this organization and CIA fronts. Don’t believe me. Look it up yourself. Their recent mass purging troubles aside, (not the first nor the last) the Left, Right or any other revolutionary who does not identify with the imperialist-ruling capitalist class or its bought political groups deserves an explanation for such treachery. I won’t hold my breath.
And if the ISO cares so much about self-determination well… oh nevermind. Please don’t tell me the second convention had a bigger turn out.
If the relevant NKVDs find this post. Consider this my resignation.
More to come.