debsian at SPAMpacbell.net
Mon Nov 29 02:56:16 MST 1999
Reading Chomsky at 17, "American Power and New Mandarins," and many since
esp. the 2 vols. starting with the Washington Connection & Third World
Fascism, helped to radicalize me.
Though now 20 yrs.older, Chomsky can still be bracing, if the literary style
he formerly showed has been turned a bit too bitter well too much blood
spilled by the American Empire then I guess.
And sorry to have baited you. I am a bit prone to react to those I
perceive to be Maoist with the
worst one can attribute to that current. On "my"
side just now I wish I could remember what
wag, unfairly, called Trotskyists the ,"Stalinist bureaucracy in exile."
----- Original Message -----
From: Macdonald Stainsby <mstainsby at dojo.tao.ca>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 1:20 AM
Subject: Re: Gerry Healy
> Michael Pugliese <debsian at pacbell.net> said:
> > To close this post, wish I could send a MP3 sound clip file of the
> > immortal song, "Holiday In Cambodia," by the Dead Kennedy's... even
> at the
> > risk of Macdonald S. raking me over the coals again after the to do
> over the
> > PCP. Well I've always been closer to a neo-Trotskyist than a Maoist
> so be
> > it.
> > Michael Pugliese
> > (who still remembers Punk Rock and why it was necessary!)
> look, comrade. I've nothing positive to say about Saloth Sar. I'm not a
> Maoist either, but I've a great appreciation for Mao. In my view, Pol
> Pot was a "marxist" as much as Healy was a Trot. Okay? Don't slot me,
> I'm unslotable, my opinions of this and that change daily, I refuse the
> outdated notions of "programs", if that means holding up some idol and
> worshipping, whether it be Trotsky, Stalin Mao, De Leon, etc... I thank
> you for taking the time to "bait me", but I've better things to do than
> defend Pol Pot. All I will say on the matter is read Chomsky. Hardly a
> commie, he estimates 300-600 000 dead. I hope most radicals concur, and
> I think that they do. Comparing the PCP to Pol Pot is just more anti
> PCP slander. I like the DK too, especially the album "Bedtime for
> So there! :-)
> Macdonald Stainsby
> check the "ten point platform" of Tao at: http://new.tao.ca
> "To give food aid to a country just because they are starving is a
> pretty weak reason."
> Henry Kissinger, 1974
> (former American Secretary of State)
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