FW: Louis Proyect and the Register Dicscussion List
tfast at yorku.ca
Sat Dec 8 13:13:47 MST 2001
>The postings on this thread show that with every new war that the USA
>and its lackeys (like Britain) launch, another lot of clapped-out
>radicals say 'well this one is different', and end up supporting
>it. The Gulf War saw formerly staunch anti-war people back Bush Sr,
>the imperialist interventions in Yugoslavia saw another lot join in,
>just like Bush Jr's attack on Afghanistan. The imperialists, not being
>daft, play up the concerns of radicals in order to recruit them to
Look no one here disagrees with this. The question is wether or not the SR
editorial board supports this war implicitly or explicitly. I challenge
any of you to send Panitch, Leys, or Cominel an email where you
systematically list these charges with supporting evidence. Everything I
have seen suggests that there is none. So instead we get clap trap from
you guys about their proclivity for bullshit language, which I am sure they
are guilty of at times, or their sloppy, unconsidered, dogmatic utopian
platitudes, which, again, I am sure they have all employed at times, but,
none, none of these will get you to a conclusion that they implicitly or
explicitly can be shown to support this War.
So knock it off and go find some real social democrats to piss on.
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