Ousmene Sembene

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Sun Apr 29 18:32:55 MDT 2001

>Marx was presumably using "idiocy" in the Greek sense (the racist
>technical meaning of the term not having been invented in Marx's day),
>and even in the 1930s, with automobiles, and in the relatively thickly
>populated rural areas of southwestern Michigan, rural life was to some
>extent characterized by isolation. Hence Marx's remark was never glib to
>begin with.

I wasn't talking about Marx. I was talking about David Welch, Doug Henwood,
James Heartfield and anybody else who thinks it is progressive for
indigenous/communal peoples to lose their language and culture while going
to work in a maquila.

Louis Proyect
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