swearing and idolitry

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMtao.ca
Tue Jan 9 15:49:08 MST 2001

I'm not interested in creating new idolatry here, but I have never seen such behaior
by Fidel Castro- before, during or after the Revolution- in regards to other
Communists (except Pol Pot, but I think everyone took a shot at him).


----- Original Message -----
From: George Snedeker <snedeker at concentric.net>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 2:34 PM
Subject: swearing and idolitry

> Frank Manuel, in his book, REQUIEM FOR KARL MARX, suggests that it was old
> Karl who began swearing as a style of dealing with his political opposition.
> Lenin and the others simply followed in Marx's footsteps. it would be
> interesting to see examples of a better  style of leadership in the context
> of struggle. what happens to civility when the chips are down?

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