Failures of the Western Left

The whole of politics has been shifting to the right in the west. Even in Sweden this is so, neutral still but leaning towards America. Yet global hegemony is in decline everywhere, and it is only a matter of time before the balance shifts decisively in favour of Russia and China.

OffGuardian

by Andre Vltchek

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It is tough to fight any real war. And it takes true guts, discipline and determination to win it.

For years and decades, the so-called ‘left’ in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full, unconditional support to those who were putting their lives (and often even the existence of their countries) on the line.

I will never forget all those derogatory punches directed at Hugo Chavez, punches coming from members of the ‘anti-Communist left’, after he dared to insult George W. Bush at the United Nations in 2006, calling him a “devil” and choking, theatrically, from the sulfur that was still ‘hanging in the air’ after the…

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