Where Angels Fear to Dream…
PRESENT III – A History of Evolution in Marxist Theory

World War II and the Death of Trotsky

We’re hanging on by our nails.
If western revolution fails.
Our October we will lose.
The whole world is a battleground:
You cannot pick and choose!
Why half the world’s utopia
Is a political myopia,
A state of never-never
But the revolution’s permanent worldwide
And will continue on forever.”

But this appeal on deaf ears fell.
For millions now: a living hell.
Germany, Britain, Spain, China. Revolutions smashed.
And in mighty backward Russia,
Countless lives, were trashed.

As revolution ebbs away, its counterpart invades.
It was a chapter, black indeed, our race set back decades.
World War II was now ablaze and all for profit’s gain.
Millions paid a bloody price
While bankers drank champagne.

The fruits of human labour,
Was once more devastated.
And while this tragi-comic farce played out,
New weapons were created.

And in sad and sunny Mexico
An ice-cold hand, sent by Joe,
Dealt world revolution, at its most conscious point
A cruel and fateful blow.
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