Vladimir Good, Vladimir Bad

Rosser Jr, John Barkley rosserjb at jmu.edu
Wed Oct 9 09:16:26 MDT 1996

     Gosh, Lou, "no particular ally of mine"?  Really now,
I want to assure you that I am "a particular ally" of
yours, very very very particular,:-).
Barkley Rosser
On Wed, 9 Oct 1996 08:23:34 -0400 (EDT) Louis N Proyect
<lnp3 at columbia.edu> wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, Hugh Rodwell wrote:
> >
> >
> > Ever heard of cartels? In the defence industry? Anyhow, a tank factory by
> > any other name would smell as sweet.
> >
> Louis: "By any other name?" Now I see we are getting somewhere. Why don't
> we call it the Red Lollipop Division of General Motors and be done with
> it.
> > The government spying on anti-war people? Weeeird. Wonder who could make up
> > anything so farfetched? Adolfo?
> >
> Louis: Spying on anti-war people? Not "weeeeird" at all. What is weird is
> the notion that a naval counterintelligence agent would use a subterfuge
> to get into a mental ward so he could deceive our hero Malecki into
> revealing all of his top-secret knowledge about a "smuggling" ring to
> Cuba. This then turns into a new revelation on the JFK assassination. Are
> you somehow trying to compare this with agent-provocateurs deceiving their
> way into the Black Panthers or SDS? Well, come to think of it, I guess you
> are.
> > Spectacular anti-Dow Chemical actions that nobody knows about. Well, there
> > were so few actions during the brief and victorious campaign of the US
> > against the pointy hats, so there can have been no actions at all that
> > weren't mentioned in one of Louis's lunch-time indexes.
> >
> Louis: I simply pointed out that Tom Wells identified the key anti-Dow
> action as taking place in March 1969 and led by Catholic activists. This
> doesn't stretch credulity, does it? Does the notion of a an ex-drug
> dealing employee of the Chrysler division of General Motors having carried
> out the key anti-Dow action 8 months later stretch credulity? Well, it
> does mine and Rosser's, no particular ally of mine.
> >
> > He doesn't realize that without the resistance and sacrifice of ordinary
> > joes, there'd be nothing for him and his petty-bourgeois pals to
> > administer, patronize and bask in the reflected glory of.
> >
> Louis: Actually, this is what galls me about the Malecki-thing, whatever
> it is. He takes credit for the heroic actions of others, people like the
> Berrigans. My own activity was fairly mundane: raising money, getting
> people aboard buses, passing out leaflets, marshalling at demonstrations.
> While it was fairly mundane, it did happen. That is the difference.
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Rosser Jr, John Barkley
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