Cockroach EXTRA! Congress declares war on poor!

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sun Aug 4 12:03:25 MDT 1996


At 11:32 AM 8/4/96, Robert Malecki wrote:

>COCKROACH! EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA!
>
>A EZINE FOR POOR AND WORKING CLASS PEOPLE.
>
>WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT OUR CHAINS.

For those who haven't visited this site, I've lifted the following morsel.
It would occur only to a genius to use the cockroach - revolting disease
ridden critters who eat garbage and catshit - as an image for the working
class, the expropriated creators of all wealth....

Doug

----

>Perhaps we can learn something from the cockroaches struggle to survive
>extermination. If the cockroach was smart, it would of did something
>about their situation a long time ago. I mean just think if the
>cockroaches had begun to organize themselves into trade unions or
>started a newspaper called "Cockroach" claiming that they were going to
>put and end to people who historically trying to exterminate them. That
>might have saved a whole lot of lives and suffering for the cockroaches.
>
>Well poor and working class people have been trying to organize
>themselves for a fairly long time now. Unfortunately, just like the
>cockroaches poor and working class people are divided about the question
>of : What should be done? Some say I ain't going to do a god dam thing!
>Others say, that I am going to make the best of it and fuck everybody
>else. Some even join the side of the exterminators, while others just
>want to reform the ruling class into being nice guys or girls!
>
>The author of these lines thinks that the struggle against the ruling
>class (exterminators), is a struggle of poor and working class people
>against the ruling class. Only one side or the other can win. Because if
>poor and working class people don't win, they lose! Perhaps poor and
>working class people can build and alliance with the cockroaches to
>fight for political power. The cockroaches understand historically what
>the struggle is about.




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