This is a response to Sheila Newman's comment Marxism is the other side of Capitalism
Few political groups and individuals who wear the label 'Marxist' (including this one) in 2011 are not working to serve the same ruling elites they claim to oppose or are not duped by those who are, but this was not always so.
Through much of 19th and 20th century history, a good many who labeled themselves 'Marxist', 'socialist', 'communist' or 'Trotskyist' were truly engaged in a struggle for a more equitable and democratic world.
Had they succeeded, the vast majority of humankind would today be in control its own destiny and not manipulated to serve the, short-sighted interests of the small selfish global elite.
If humankind were in control of its own destiny, as it could have been, there is no way that it would have allowed its population to grow to levels so much higher than the carrying capacity of this planet.
However, the elites of Europe and America and elsewhere prevented their people from emulating the example of the 1917 Russian Revolution in their own countries, notably in Germany in 1919, 1920 and 1923 and Great Britain in 1926 (as shown in the last episode of "Days of Hope" of 1975).
The isolation of the Russian Revolution led to its corruption by Stalin and in turn to the corruption of the whole international Communist movement.
In 2011, it's evident that this corruption has spread even to socialist groups which originated from the fight against that original corruption of the Communist movement. Not one of these groups in the US the UK or Australia even attempted to organise opposition to NATO's criminal war against Libya, See for yourself. Try to find any mention of Libya on any of these web sites: Green Left #fn1_7378" id="fn1_7378_text">, Direct Action #fn2_7378" id="fn2_7378_text">, the Socialist Alliance. #fn3_7378" id="fn3_7378_text">In the UK, one group, Workers' Liberty has actually supported NATO's war against Libya(!!?).
Would those, who have so miserably failed to act to prevent NATO's destruction of Libya and mass murder of Libyans, have us truly believe that they give a damn about people from other countries?
If they appear to care for a tiny fraction of people from those countries, that is, those seeking to immigrate to First World countries, it is only because high immigration suits the interests of the very elites they claim to be against.
#fn1_7378" id="fn1_7378">1.[#fn1_7378_text">back] As of Saturday 8 October 2011, there is no mention of Libya on the main page, ...
#fn2_7378" id="fn2_7378">2.[#fn2_7378_text">back] One mention ostensibly opposed to the war dated 26 September, six months after the war began?! No other mention in its whole 'anti-war' section. No mention of silence of other 'Trotskyist' groups about Libya, nor of support for bombing of Libya by UK Workers' Liberty group with an Australian affiliate. If they truly oppose NATO's bombing of Libya, why cover up the shameful behaviour of other supposedly 'socialist' groups?
#fn3_7378" id="fn3_7378">3.[#fn3_7378_text">back] One mention dated 18 March 2011 on the main page.
Sun, 2011-10-09 07:43
Australians need better history education to detect S.A. poseurs
Sun, 2011-10-09 09:41
Those who helped conceal JFK murder conspiracy oppose US wars?
One clue as to for how long the supposed Trotskyist/Marxist 'far left' has been as rotten and corrupt as it now can be clearly seen to be is that it also covered up evidence of the conspiracy by the US military-industrial establishment to murder President Kennedy on 22 November 1963.
The leaders of the 'far left', supposedly opposed to the same Vietnam War that JFK tried to end before he was murdered, could not have failed to notice the glaring holes in the US establishment's account of how JFK was supposedly murdered by the lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald.
They did nothing to point this out to the American public and did nothing to help New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison bring to justice Clay Shaw, one of those who conspired to murder JFK. (Even after this story was revealed dramatically to the world in Oliver Stone's JFK in 1991, the supposed 'left' continued to ignore it. Phillip Adams, a supposed 'bleeding heart' used his voice on Late Night Live to turn listeners against Oliver Stone, shortly after the release of his film.)
How much easier it would have been to put the case against the Vietnam War to the American public had they been told that their slain President had also tried to stop that war?
But they did not, and, instead, helped to perpetuate the myth that JFK himself wanted the war to continue, whilst going through all the the motions of being seen to 'build' the anti-war movement.
They have also conceal evidence of conspiracies to murder two other great American leaders of the 1960's, JFK's brother Robert and Martin Luther King. 
Martin Luther King understood how population growth and high immigration undermined the wellbeing of black people and, unlike the 'far left', used his voice to speak out against it. (I thought evidence that MLK opposed high immigration existed but could not find it. Instead I found a number of articles claiming that MLK favoured high immigration. An article about the effects of immigration on black welfare is "Another MLK Day With Mass Immigration Working Against The Black Underclass" of 17 Jan 2011 by Roy Beck. One who did oppose high imigration was US Latino labour leader, Cesar Chavez.)
The fight to end the US's direct intervention in Vietnam lasted until 1972 and cost the Vietnamese at least many hundreds of thousands more lives than it need have.
The Vietnamese finally removed the US-imposed regime in 1975, but at the destruction inflicted upon Vietnam and the rest of IndoChina was so immense that any chance to build a just and prosperous future for IndoChina and the rest of South East Asia had been lost as subsequent history has shown.
If 'Trotskyists' are somehow able to depict their intervention in the mass movement against the Vietnam War as a success, the same cannot be said of their interventions since then. As examples the mass movements to stop the illegal US wars against Iraq in 1991 and 2003 demonstrably failed in spite of overwhelming evidence that the US claims (#10;www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu8CCJTJCQk">'incubator babies', WMD's in 2003) against Iraq were fraudulent.
A closer inspection of the intervention of the "far left" in the anti-war movement and other progressive causes will reveal that they undermined many of those causes.
I thought evidence that MLK opposed high immigration existed but could not find it. Instead I found a number of articles claiming that MLK favoured high immigration. An article about the effects of immigration on black welfare is "Another MLK Day With Mass Immigration Working Against The Black Underclass" of 17 Jan 2011 by Roy Beck. One who did oppose high imigration was US Latino labour leader, Cesar Chavez.