[Marxism] Another reason to root against Chris Hedges at tonight's debate

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 07:01:35 MDT 2012


No, not this (http://www.revolutionbythebook.akpress.org/to-be-fair-he-is-a-journalist-a-short-response-to-chris-hedges-on-the-black-bloc,
http://nplusonemag.com/concerning-the-violent-peace-police) exact
silliness again, alhamdulillah. But this:

"Radical violent groups cling like parasites to popular protests. The
Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement, the Weather Underground,
the Red Brigades and the Symbionese Liberation Army arose in the
ferment of the 1960s. Violent radicals are used by the state to
justify harsh repression. They scare the mainstream from the movement.
They thwart the goal of all revolutions, which is to turn the majority
against an isolated and discredited ruling class. These violent fringe
groups are seductive to those who yearn for personal empowerment
through hyper-masculinity and violence, but they do little to advance
the cause. The primary role of radical extremists, such as Maximilien
Robespierre and Vladimir Lenin, is to hijack successful revolutions.
They unleash a reign of terror, primarily against fellow
revolutionaries, which often outdoes the repression of the old regime.
They often do not play much of a role in building a revolution."

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/9112-why-the-occupy-movement-frightens-the-corporate-elite

Here are the details again, for those wanting to see Hedges
(hopefully) get his clock cleaned in New York, or to livestream it
anywhere:

http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2012/08/16/crimethinc-to-debate-chris-hedges-in-nyc
https://www.facebook.com/events/124776737669070

Let's hope Hedges waxes eloquent (in his opinion) on the Zapatistas
again. That's really be something to see live ...

-- 
"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure
mægen lytlað."




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