Friday, November 03, 2006

"Bush more dangerous than Kim Jong-il"

The UK Guardian, together with other publications, like Haaretz (Israel) and Reforma (Mexico) has carried out an international survy that finds "George Bush as a greater danger to world peace than either the North Korean leader Kim Jong -il, or the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad".
I am not surprised by this: the mainstream, bourgeois British media has been spewing forth anti-American prejudice for years (even before the Iraq debacle), and this is merely the latest example. It's crazy, of course: Bush is a vicious reactionary, but he is the head of a bourgeois democratic state, that can and will hold him to account at elections. To compare that to the vicious dictatorship of Kim Jong-il is, well, *mad*.
Marxists understand that relative power is not a measure of how reactionary a government, state or party is: relatively weak Iran is *much more* reactionary than the USA. The Guardian poll is merely an example of old-style Brit ruling class anti-Americanism that should be opposed by the left. I will come on to the associated anti - Israeli fanaticism (bordering upon anti-semitism) to be seen in the letters column of the present New Statesman, and the Morning Star, shortly...


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