[Marxism] Marx as Left of the Marxists
lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 9 06:53:41 MST 2004
Tony Abdo wrote:
> Lou, you continue to take me apart for all the wrong reasons. I
> stated that many marxists ACT LIKE storm troopers often, so you take me
> to task for supposedly saying that many marxists ARE stormtroopers.
> Then you go into a thing about how dedicated even marxists with the most
> mistaken polticial lines are, and how hardworking they can be. No
> doubt. And I have seen this with my oine eyes, and I have certainly
> never said anything to the contrary, or called marxists lazy or
> undedicated. So why lecture me in this way?
When was the last time that Marxists violently broke up a meeting? Or
attacked people because of their race or religion? That's what Storm
Troopers do. You are horribly confused, it appears. You are confusing
somebody in a branch meeting browbeating you to go out and sell the
Militant or increase your dues with ultraright violence. This confusion
cannot be permitted here.
> And once again you do this in the context of threatening to remove me
> from the list, and with the repeated comment that I am hostile to
> marxist theory and marxism. Why not just let others decide for
> themselves one way or the other if this is true? Some will agree with
> you, and some will not.
No, the task of moderating this list is up to me. I will not allow you
or anybody else to equate Marxists with Nazis. Jurriaan unsubbed
yesterday--no doubt realizing that this kind of crude attack is beyond
the pale of discourse here. Unless you can figure this out for yourself,
you will be the next to go--involuntarily.
> The issues I have raised about the problems of being a marxist within
> the context of how marxist groups function oftentimes, is a very real
> problem that many more Leftists than just I, have had to constantly
> confront and decide how to deal with. There is nothing wrong with
> talking about them in a free and open manner.
You are free to compare American Marxists to storm troopers on Doug
Henwood's listserv. You'd fit right in.
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