"Dattadam"

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Tue Feb 27 20:01:33 MST 2001


Although this is impossible to prove, I strongly suspect that this is a
character named "boddhisatva" who used to haunt the Marxism lists of yore.
After being unsubbed, he just tried to resub as mayadevi2 at yahoo.com. I
informed him that until further notice no subscriptions are being accepted
from Eastern religion tags.

Boddhisatva was a real pip. He lived somewhere in a New Jersey highrise and
was some kind of yuppie investment banker who absolutely despised the
antiwar movement and the 1960s. His understanding of Marxism was a kind of
a mixture of jargon with "modernization" theory. Until every last peasant
was turned into a wage worker and until every tree in the Amazon had been
chopped down by a multinational, it was pointless to talk about socialism.

Of course, I could be wrong. But one thing's for damned sure, if you show
up on this list with a stupid tag drawn from Eastern religion and begin
using words like "anfractuosities", you'll get show to the door lickety-split.

Louis Proyect
Marxism mailing list: http://www.marxmail.org/





More information about the Marxism mailing list