Abbas Goya (Iran) wrote on August 7, 2009 at 8:29pm
I you think that the question of
socialist revolution in Iran
and the struggle for rights of the
Kurdish people are unbound,
I believe you are wrong.
is a working class demand based in the interests
of the Kurdish and Iranian workers for building a socialist democracy
. As much as it is important to recognize that socialism
means the liberation of women,
because it can only be in the interest of working class women
to be freed from religious and capitalist oppression
(I hope I do not have to explain the lunacy that it would mean to say that
"only" working class women should be free from domestic abuse and every other)
, so, too
, is the issue of the democratic struggle for right of the Kurdish people
(as any other oppressed nationality) to determine what is in their best interests,
not in the interests of the national bourgeois Kurds who inevitably will try to usurp this struggle, but in the interests of majority working class Kurdish people.
the oppressed nationalities of many countries have often been in
the vanguard of the socialist revolution,
if not in the beginning,
certainly when it becomse important.
I would hope that this issue would be apparent by the
first the Shah, then Mosadegh
(sorry if I misspell the name),
Rafsanjani, then the IRI along with Ahmadinejad,
, all of whom serve as the national bourgeois perspective
(even feigning to be "anti-imperialist).
The working class of Iran, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas
are an international class that must be galvanized together through "national"
that bring them to the needed consciousness required for a socialist
(and ultimately communist, in the honest sense of the term) world.
We should always recognize both the
antithetical nature of bourgeois nationalism
as well as the radicalizing
(again, in the honest and accurate sense of the term)
effect of the struggle against national oppression.
For the record,
I am no proponent of artificial bourgeois national boundaries.
I believe in no boundaries
("por un mundo sin fronteras" means a world without borders);
that we are one together as working people and marxists.
I also believe that the road to
socialist transformation of world society
lies in bringing the world's people,
in whatever nation-state they reside
and with which they may transiently identify,
to the socialist, and revolutionary,
consciousness they must have to end our oppression.
It is not my place to determine what direction the
against national oppression should toke,
nor is it my place to determine the course of the Iranian revolution,
but I believe it is all of our "place"
to stand in support of the veritable direction
toward socialist revolution in every country.
I will never support secession or
"Balkanization" of any country,
I will neither stand in the way of the natural and working class path
to socialism even if that path,
by the workers and farmers of any oppressed group,
leads through a struggle against national oppression.
Let's not be blinded by hijabs or bourgeois nationalist rhetoric,
but let us also not be blinded by the "impurities" of the masses
struggling to make their way toward a socialist future.