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[Xmca-l] Re: Erratic Marxists


On February 22, 2015, at 10:09 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:

Now THAT would be an achievement - a laudable one.  People to think that
the Greeks simply don't like austerity, that it's just their termperament.
In South Africa we have 60% of the young people who are unemployed living
in the townships, and we think we are sitting on a powder keg.

Perhaps they don't have these kegs in Europe anymore, but I think having
58% of one's young people unemployed is totally unacceptable.  When that
happened to Europe in the 1930s it led to the rise of Fascism.  I think the
Communists are right.

On 22 February 2015 at 17:01, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> mike cole wrote:
>> ... If he is waiting for the European workers to come to the aid of
>> Greece, Andy, he is more optimistic than I am. But that is my badly
>> informed hunch.
>> mike
>>  But that is the only way out. That has been Syriza's policy from the
> beginning. I.e., they want to retain the Euro, they want to stay in the EU,
> but they refuse to wreck their own economy with Germany's austerity program
> which has also devastated the economies of other countries. Their aim is to
> change EU policies, not to do something different in Greece, as I
> understand it.
> Andy

Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa