Massacre in Gaza

A long prepared massacre by the bourgeoisie has seen 30,000 dead in three months. Parallels with the massacre at the fall of the Commune in 1871 are impossible to ignore.

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 20, 2024

The same wholesale slaughter in cold blood; the same disregard, in massacre, of age and sex, the same system of torturing prisoners; the same proscriptions, but this time of a whole class; the same savage hunt after concealed leaders, lest one might escape; the same denunciations of political and private enemies; the same indifference for the butchery of entire strangers to the feud.

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Reading of the sanctimonious utterings by the bourgeois Prince in England today prompts me to put finger to type. I learn that the interview with the dumb twit was with a representative of the British Red Cross. The fact that the Red Cross still carries out its operations in Gaza in the midst of a massacre tells us that the bombing of the enclave is targeted specifically at one social class and one class alone, the working class.

Impotent calls for ceasefire and waving of national flags has done nothing to stop the killing and never could. Equally, trans-national calls on the proletariat to action are useless when the proletariat is unarmed and unable to counteract the superior military power of the bourgeois state. The only feasible means of overcoming the great losses would be for the desperate people of Gaza to rise en masse and somehow break out of the Gaza prison in a move akin to the Warsaw ghetto rising.

Some aspects of the Warsaw uprising were common to all ghetto insurrections. Resistance came at the end, when all hope for survival was abandoned and when trust in the leadership of the Nazi-created Judenräte (“Jewish Councils”) was lost. More than 300,000 had died at the extermination camps; the rail cars were at the station. The fighters knew that they were bound to lose. There was no longer a choice between life and death, but the honour of the Jewish people was at stake. They chose to die fighting and to inflict casualties on the enemy.

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