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Joe Slovo
South African
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    As a result, ways out of the crisis are being intensively searched for at all levels - ways, which, however, aim at maintaining the whites' control over the country. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    But as you say, the fundamental stumbling block is the question of the future of the economy. And it's not just the sort of economic laboratory question, of what kind of system would best generate growth, which is the way it's presented. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially in the conditions when communication is difficult, when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out, to go. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    For example in the rural areas, our judgement is that virtually the whole farming community is part of the South African Defence Force. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    However, the combination of civil resistance, of large-scale mass activities and strikes, with a certain degree of revolutionary violence, could provoke a crisis in the enemy's camp that would ultimately lead to essential changes. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    I think it is tragic that a situation should arise where civilians on any side are killed. But it is almost a cliche to say that it is virtually unavoidable and this isn't unique to us alone. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    It has been demonstrated that no system, not even the most inhuman, can continue to exist without an ideology. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    It's not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation, and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in terms of a socialist alternative. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on - our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces, tested in political struggles. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable, has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long, it changes your ideology. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    The whole of that part of Southern Africa which is controlled by racial minorities is experiencing either consistent and regular guerilla activity or is faced with advanced preparation for its commencement. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    We believe that armed struggle, together with civil disobedience and resistance, will continue to play a key role in our strategy. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation, just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate and comprehensive assumption of power by the people. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    When a man has been consistently battering his wife, he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop. Joe-SlovoJoe Slovo
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    You can't go to a negotiating table pointing a gun, but you've got to keep it over your shoulder. Joe-Slovo/">Joe Slovo