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Response to LooseWilly (Reply #50)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:11 AM

51. The USSR accomplished a great deal. I've made that point in GD on this site several times.

There can be no doubt of that. You are also right that the deaths in the USSR are extremely inflated. I've heard stats that say during the Stalin years 60 million died, I think the official stats from the Soviet archives were around 6 million.

However, I'm not sure why you say I'm dismissing anything in regards to Greece. I am trying to be realistic, I don't think socialist Greece can stand alone. I don't think Socialism in one country is possible due to the fact that capitalists won't let it exist. That isn't just an anarchist view either, Trotskyists share it as well. In fact, I think Marxism-Leninism is the only branch of Socialism that believes Socialism in one country is possible.

For the record, I am not an anarchist or a Marxist at this point. I am anti-capitalist. I hesitated to get more specific. I think Marx's analysis of capitalism is brilliant, I think Historical Materialism can tell us a lot about society and is a good tool to view history. In fact, as pointed out in another post, my problem is not with Marxism, but with Leninism. I know most of the people in this group are Marxist-Leninists or Trotskyists so I'm definitely alone in my views on Lenin.

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