"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

EXTRACT: Aung San Suu Kyi - just like Nelson Mandela before her - is undergoing the process of sanctification by the bourgeoisie and its media. She is viewed as a valuable asset who can help bring stability to Burma (and the region as a whole) and in general prevent real revolutionary change occurring in that country - the very last thing imperialism wants, it almost goes without saying. That is the role imperialism assigned to Mandela and the African National Congress - to bring ‘peace’ to South Africa and hence stop it from developing into a revolutionary ‘hot spot’, with the potential to upset the imperialist world order. And with the assistance, or connivance, of Mikhail Gorbachev - as the Soviet Union slid into extinction - that is exactly what happened. An imperialist-imposed ‘peace’.
Which is not say that Suu Kyi and Mandela are mere tools of imperialism, or have not endured enormous hardship in their obviously sincere struggle to bring about democratic reform and social advance. Only a callous leftist idiot who subscribes to conspiracy theories would make such a claim. Yet that in no way detracts from the plain fact that Suu Kyi is being coopted into the world capitalist establishment In other words, she is someone who imperialism can do business with - in every sense of the term.

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