Marxism and the Militias
kmostern at utkvx.utk.edu
Thu Aug 31 12:31:20 MDT 1995
> I repeat: my position is one of encouraging class and all-around
> socialist hatred toward the Militia, not of trying to understand why people
> are attracted to it.
I have not participated in the militia conversation, and have nothing
brilliant to add to it. But I do think Rakesh has said something here
which we might consider as one of the major stress points on this list.
Some of us--no doubt especially those attracted to cultural
studies--might wonder what is wrong from the point of revolutionary
theory with "trying to understand why people are attracted" to the
militias. Or, in my case, Farrkhan--if I speak of the speak forms of
caution that a white person should take in denouncing the man, based on a
careful analysis of the social causes of his popularity, I am accused of
harboring fascists. I know and have always known that Farrakhan is a
fascist, and I claim I have a better idea of what it means to deal with
that fact in white supremacist contexts than those who think "Farrakhan
is a fascist" is the sum total of an analysis. And I care deeply about
discussions of why people (especially white male proletarians) are
attracted to the militias. We leftists might learn something for a change.
Assistant P-funkster of English
University of Tennessee
George Clinton: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.
Karl Marx, paraphrased: Free your ass, and your mind will follow.
. . . toward a materialist dialectics of funk . . . peace . . .
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