I'd love our Colombian poster(s) to share their views on this subject.
A few years ago FARC got tired of the massacres of their unarmed supports, so they laid down their arms and tried to become a legitimate political party. Yet the military and right-wing paramilitaries still keep assassinating them and their supporters.
So why have 60 years of protracted People's war not led to the seizure of power by any of the guerrillas?
bourgeoisie: if you lay down your arms we promise fair and equal engagement in politics and amnesty for former insurgents proud freedom fighters FARC: i dunno you've said that before bourgeoisie: no but for real this time FARC: alright, let's work our problems out democratically bourgeoisie: lol sike
Sixty years of cia backed counter insurgency might be a factor.
Smell that? It's Libtard
It's always wrong to lay down your weapons, even after victory.
By that same token, it's not a bad thing for revolutionaries to engage in market competition with porky just to cut into their profits.
Duque´s goverment is basically Uribe 2: Electric Boogaloo, so their rethoric and usage of paramilitary forces isn´t a surprise for anyone. However, some of the FARC dissidence, EPL remnants, ELN dissidence and New M-19 are joining forces on a new guerrilla called "Front United Force of the Pacific". 90minutos.co/nuevo-grupo-armado-frente-fuerza-unida-pacifico-28-05-2018/
FARC is like the Jews that stayed in Germany after Kristallnacht. Its on them for staying.
This is a super idealist and leftcom argument. Every current or former socialist state engages in trade and exports of sugar/coal/whatever.
There are plenty of differences between a socialist state trading and drug-dealing to finance a guerilla movement (or starting a business to compete with porky). The latter doesn't become a good thing just because the money goes into leftists' hands instead of elsewhere, it's bad for optics, forces you into an undesirable situation (trading in a black market while giving too many excuses for state-financed cartels and civilian vigilantes to shoot at you) and invites opportunists and more drug-dealers to join you. Besides, it's not like it has ever actually worked.
A bunch american bourgeois degenerates will overdose on cocaine. So what?
I hope you understand proles aren't only high on religion
American bourgeois degenerates are far from the only demographic that does coke. Sad, because otherwise poisoning then selling it would be the highest form of praxis.
Big reason is airpower. They didn't have helicopters back in Mao's time. Every time FARC advances, they get pushed back by airpower they can't really deal with effectively. If Venezuela gave them some anti-air weaponry maybe the pendulum could swing the other way.
I heard they were anti-drug but it would please me to know that they werent because how else would they fund themselves?
This is one thing I really worry about with a lot of "read these 70 year old books on revolution praxis," warfare has seriously advanced in that time
The Taliban probably has better experience with this.
Thats why we need to get things rolling now. If we cant make it happen before warfare robots become widespread you can give up on socialism and welcome barbarism.
Drug dealing works for the taliban so i think youre just an ignorant with the infantile disorder.