English: I became aware of an article by Daniel Marwecki via twitter. He wrote it at the beginning of the Russian war of aggression, published in English on the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation website. It is probably the clarity of sheer horror.
The title is remarkable, as is the subtitle. It is not an apology, in the usual German sense – hard to digest because morally sour – but the simple statement that the left has been wrong in its political assessment of Russian politics and Russian actions, at least since 2014, as can easily be seen from the war of aggression. This error must lead to consequences. He states that this error in perception would have been unnecessary had one’s eyes been open. Thus, as he sees it, there was a delusion on the part of the left, quite theoretically predisposed and conditional. This in turn, at the expense of morality, freedom and human compassion, has generated a worldview that, unfortunately, it has to be said, in yesterday’s speech on the occasion of his annexations, Putin very ramblingly painted in favor of his third-rate infusion of imperialism. Putin’s imperialism in the ideological short circuit, based on what is already the largest territorial state on earth, wants to fraternize as an anti-colonial power, of all things, with the opinion-making of the masses in the more distant Third World. So yesterday, clearly in intention in his speech. This virally spurs on revanchism worldwide, if it doesn’t drive Putin completely into the wall. Weiterlesen..