Toxic posters -- which side are you on?

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Thu Oct 10 15:43:57 MDT 1996


At 9:37 PM 10/10/96, Hugh Rodwell wrote:

>What's-his-name dribbles:

I love you too, Hugh.

>>I used to think Sweden seemed like a pretty nice place. Now it's the home
>>of the most toxic posters to this list - this cretin, Rolf, as well as the
>>other cretin Malecki, and of course the ineffable Rodwell. Is this
>>coincidence, or does it have something to do with the collapse of social
>>democracy?
>
>Now if *we* are toxic, what words would this scribbler's thesaurus find to
>describe his old friends Adolfo and Louis P?

Thought-provoking is one place to start.

>Once again, the political content is overwhelming.
>
>Once again, the superficial impressionism in relation to world reality. How
>the hell could any Marxist consider an imperialist country "a pretty nice
>place"?

Oh, right. Having produced one of the most egalitarian distributions of
income in the world, with a poverty rate close to zero, with one of the
narrowest gaps between male and female incomes ever seen anywhere on earth
- these are nothing, compared to Sweden's role as an imperialist country.
Swedish social democracy may not have been socialist utopia, but it was a
damn sight better than what has prevailed in the U.S. or the UK, not to
mention Sweden today. It's the inability to make any distinctions of these
sorts that make you and your kind so politically irrelevant.

And as a measure of Sweden's political tolerance, it gave asylum to your
comrade Malecki, the Tim McVeigh of Cleveland, didn't it?

Doug

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