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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 06:09 AM
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94. Support is such a funny old word
do you mean mouth off about them in op/ed pieces for our follow intelligentsia members, engaging in elaborate cock-measuring contests so we can inflate our egos when 'developments on the ground' 'prove' this analysis or that analysis 'correct'? (I've done it as much as the next lefty - sometimes it feels like that's our mission statement) Because in that respect, I don't see why it matters one bit whether the support is unconditional, reserved or non-existent. Its not like anyone actually cares. In particular, its not like the Iraqis on the ground care, because they are too busy dodging crossfire on a daily basis to worry about our views. This issue achieves precisely nothing practical other than split the left on imaginary moral grounds, and splits on morality is not something I have much time for. In one respect though, the Socialist Worker is right - our main enemy is at home, in the sense that the only direct influence we have is within our own political process. Our demand should be simple - an end to the occupation. No more, no less.

PS Of course, if you had been talking about financial, or maybe even physical (!), support, then the article would have a point - but nobody here is gonna do either of those things.
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