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Response to white_wolf (Reply #54)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:08 AM

58. I was hoping to have you enlighten me on Trotskyism... but alas you present merely platitudes...

I was not aware that Trotskyite was a pejorative term, actually... though I must admit that it has been one for me for some time. I suppose I'll use Trotskyist instead, to be polite... though that will also be a pejorative coming out of my "mouth".

Near as I can tell, Trotsky had strange views on Marxism... and viewed the Kulaks as "ok", despite the fact that they were looking to exploit the ex-serfs by means of their control of local capital and the means of grinding grain before bringing it to market. He only felt that industrial capitalists were a problem (?)

I'm not even sure if that's exactly right. I've been to the office where he was executed, but I'm not exactly sure what he espoused (aside from what I can deduce by the fact that he was opposed to Stalin), and Trotskyist thinkers and groups tend to be even less clear in expounding their message.

I wonder why that is.

Stalin was perfectly clear, and is still revered as a hero by many in Russia. Trotsky has a bullet riddled museum in Mexico City.

And you have evolved from the opacity of Trotskyism to... "Luxemburgian anti-Leninism"? (Despite the realization that the USSR was beset by invaders until the end of WWII...)

You'll forgive me if I'm not convinced?

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