5 comments on “Order Prevails In Berlin

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  2. GRÀCIES, RUSTBEL!
    EN EL MEU BLOG jtatiangel.blogspot.com HE ESCRIT UNA REFERÈNCIA A ROSA LUXEMBURG EN UN ARTICLE QUE COMENÇA AMB EL SITUACIONISME DE DEBORD I QUE CULMINA EN ELS CONSELLS OBRERS I ROSA.
    SALUT I REVOLTA!

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  3. We should never forget that if “order prevail(ed) in Berlin” in 1919, it was first and foremost due to the efforts of the Social Democrats, who, constituting the government of the day, gave the Freikorps their marching orders.

    While opposing any use of “force and violence” by the working class against capitalism, these self-styled “socialists” had no problem with using it against the workers they claimed to represent. After all, they not only supported the Kaiser’s war until the bitter end, but opposed any and every strike against it.

    Needless to say, they opposed the Russian Revolution, the Bolshevik installment of it, that is, for being “violent” and “undemocratic”. As one of their leaders, Frederick Ebert, said to Field Marshall von Hindenburg, when sealing the SPD’s alliance with the counter-revolution and capitalism against any possibilities of a Russian-type revolution in Germany, “I hate revolution like sin.”

    Of course the price they ultimately paid for killing Luxemburg and Liebknecht and giving capitalism a new lease on life was getting Hitler and Himmler instead when the German bosses could no longer afford the luxury of reformism. And even then they refused to lift a finger against the Nazis since that would have been “illegal” and “undemocratic.”

    Instead they supported Hindenburg, by then the president, against Hitler, as the “lesser evil.” After getting re-elected, the former then appointed the latter as chancellor. So the Social Democrats (or rather the German workers) wound up getting both the “lesser” and the “greater” evil! Sound familiar? It should.

    Just something to remember the next time you hear about supporting any “lesser evils” in the upcoming presidential elections here. For the reformists haven’t changed their spots all that much since 1919 or 1933…outside of moving even further to the right!

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  4. felicitats per aquest meravellós article sobre la revolta espartquista berlinesa i per tot el que representa el llegat de Rosa Luxembourg i la seva gent.
    Ens els temps que vivim, amb la fallida de tot el relat stalinista i amb el desconcert de les esquerres social-liberals, apareix amb més força que mai el pensament i les obres dels marxistes heterodoxes i de la dissidència comunista més combativa i necessària: Trotski, Rosa, els consellistes, els llibertaris, l’acció comunista i l’esquerra sindical.
    Salut i revolta!
    Keep the Fatih!
    Visca la IV Internacional!
    Visca la revolta Spartakus!

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    • Angel, gràcies per visitar-nos. Estic d’acord que estem entrant en temps interessants. Hem de començar a nom de l’alternativa, durant massa temps hem deixat als nostres enemics establir el debat. Totes aquestes tradicions s’esmenten rica oferta lliçons històriques i noves tradicions s’estan desenvolupant davant dels nostres ulls. Abans de nosaltres no hi ha camí intermedi socialisme o barbàrie. Revolucionari salutacions a tots els companys de Catalunya!

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