Plugging PACD pod here
When a movement becomes co-opted intellectual property we really need to look at the material conditions that stand behind it.￼
This video provoked me to think about some thing. That even within the first Nations, and my personal experience is at the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee North Carolina, there is distinct class differences within the Cherokee nation, from the casino,
the same as there are proletarian and bourgeois distinctions at large in America.
So￼, The question that I have have about landback as a slogan is what is being done in its name?
If we look at the landback manifesto, everything that is said on there, we communists, we are unequivocally agree with it￼￼.
What I didn’t know though, was that it is part of an NGO, and this NGO has been partnering with capital, which is further enhancing the class distinctions in the name of landback, in these first nations.
And that’s disturbing.
What was supposed to be a revolutionary program for land reform that benefits￼ The proletarian masses of the indigenous people, has instead become a vehicle for capital is to enrich themselves, and a bourgeoisie inside the indigenous nations, without regulation because of￼ The lack of regulatory scheme that exists or rather does not exist because of the special status of some reservation or legal frameworks.￼
I thought it was a good video. And I think this debate needs to continue. And I think, just in my opinion, that explaining the socialist idea of what land reform means and how that was initially the intention of landback, and how that has changed, can really help move this conversation forward. Things are never static and we if we are acting with dialectical materialism￼￼, should be looking at this through the class interests that are served, and how overtime these things have changed, from March 2020 until now the very character of the landback movement hasn’t changed, but land back as a slogan has the discourse around it has.￼