Consumerism & John Pilger

E.C.Apling E.C.Apling at SPAMbtinternet.com
Mon Nov 29 05:41:57 MST 1999



I am struck by the link between Lou's message:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-marxism at lists.panix.com
> [mailto:owner-marxism at lists.panix.com]On Behalf Of Louis Proyect
> Sent: 28 November 1999 15:09
> To: marxism at lists.panix.com
> Subject: Consumerism

and mine:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-marxism at lists.panix.com
> [mailto:owner-marxism at lists.panix.com]On Behalf Of E.C.Apling
> Sent: 28 November 1999 17:31
> To: marxism at lists.panix.com
> Subject: John Pilger: "The British people are radically off-message"

Both show how important it is not to be misled by the "apparent" actions of
people into writing them off as mere "conservative fodder".  Working-class
people are not so daft as the powers-that-be imagine they are - but their
deep-seated ideas only show when they are impelled to act by developing
conditions..... [The "whatever I do won't make any difference" syndrome.]

There is also a great link with another message from Lou:



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-marxism at lists.panix.com
> [mailto:owner-marxism at lists.panix.com]On Behalf Of Louis Proyect
> Sent: 28 November 1999 18:06
> To: marxism at lists.panix.com; pen-l at galaxy.csuchico.edu
> Subject: anti-WTO protests
>

which emphasises the current tendency for "intellectuals" to go off at a
tangent, with unreal 'environmentalist' programs without any conception of
how "parochial" (in the sense of merely concerned with the problems in the
imperial heartland) and non-dialectical their attitudes are.

So many threads going on this list - but they are all so intimately
connected!!

Paddy
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