rfrantz at u.washington.edu
Mon Jun 5 17:10:42 MDT 1995
For a month or two I've noticed the occasional contributions of Alfred
Joseph, a respresentative of that ass-kickin', muscle-rippling brand of
super-proletarianism. It's a phony empty shell. Lenin called it "infantile
leftism" and however wrong he may have been on other things, he was right
about this. This is the "marxism" of the playpen.
I'm easily old enough to remember when not only the Black Panthers, but
many of their white middle-class followers repeated the mantra "OFF THE PIG."
Who is going to cry out on your behalf, Mr. Joseph, if cops come and
arrest you tommorrow, because you think it's just fine to go to war
against the police? Who? The total number who'd be demonbstrating probably
wouldn't exceed the maximum mph on you car's speedometer.
Wake up and grew up and start eating solid food. Your ultra-revolutionary
self-righteousness may make you feel good, but it won't bring Abu Mumia Jamal
one claser to avoiding execution.
On Mon, 5 Jun 1995, Alfred Joseph wrote:
> It really doesn't matter if Mumia Abu-Jamal is "innocent" or not. He
> should be defended and supported against the law machine of the capitalist
> state. What does guilty or innocent mean divorced from the class question?
> Some racist cop is no longer with us, so what? He is no longer stopping
> young black and latino men just because of who they are. They don't have
> to lie face down in the street. He is not beating and arresting strikers.
> A pity he won't be able to shoot or stomp another child of the
> working-class. Too damn bad. All police are the enemy of the working
> class. They are the shock-troops of the capitalist class. When you start
> thinking about guilt or innocence think about the civil rights workers
> being clubbed, think about all the workers beaten and gassed trying to form
> unions, think about all the students beaten and jailed because of their
> opposition to the war, think about Fred Hampton-murdered as he slept, along
> with Mark Clark. Is Mumia Abu-Jamal guilty or innocent? Please!!!!!
> alfredo jose
> If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our
> institutions, great is our sin. -CHARLES DARWIN.
> "The earth shall rise on new foundations. We have been naught, we shall be
> all." Words from the L'INTERNATIONALE
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