Trotter's "humor"

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at
Wed Oct 25 13:45:28 MDT 1995

On Wed, 25 Oct 1995, Alex Trotter wrote:

> Louis protests that he'd never confuse me with Ralph. But that's exactly 
> what he did. (Too much expensive whiskey last night?) 
> 	Louis, you made quite a deal about your Jewish humor. But you're 
> not even as funny as Crusty the Clown on "The Simpsons."

Louis: Trotter, you're right. I am a typical humorless Leninist drone. 
Very slow on the uptake. Now could you please explain to me what the joke 
is about with respect to:

1) Bookstores with Marxist literature being burned down in a riot. (I 
guess I am a little bit sensitive about this sort of thing since I 
saw what a pipe-bomb did to a socialist book-store in Houston.)

2) What the phrase "Blue-eyed, sausage-eating relatives of mine from 
Krakow did to your relatives" means. This type of joke belongs on 
hate-radio not on a Marxism list. Are you so extraordinarily stupid as to 
not be not to understand this? I suppose so.

Also, Trotter, I never stated that you were an FBI agent. Rather, I think 
you are probably JDA #3 since your purpose on this list is to make the 
same sort of statement that we received last week from the "Journal of 
Desire Armed":

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 16:29:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: A Journal of Desire Armed <anarchy at>
To: marxism at
Cc: Alexi Trotterevich <uburoi at>
Subject: BURN, SWP BURN!

The SWP lamented in their paper that the fire which consumed their
capitalist authoritarian propaganda outlet was sparked by irresponsible
lumpens who, without the guard and guidance of a goateed, kaffiya-ed
sandalista white-boy van, were confused about who the class enemy really
was... However, they were obviously spot-on. Next time out, we'll get the
local "Revolution" (snicker) Books-store. Cretinous red fascists always
entertain themselves by fantasizing Walter-Mitty style about their rapport
with the "working class"; and their instinctive understanding of the
motives and "morals" thereof- glaringly evidencing their complete lack of
same.  No surprise. Such clowns are always clueless about what we want,


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