[Marxism] Van Kol

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 26 11:42:51 MDT 2004

Nestor Gorojovsky wrote:
> When the Nicaragua Sandinistas curse "the Yankee" in their songs, it 
> is Van Kol who they are cursing.  Now, you are Dutch, Jurriaan.  It 
> is _you_, not them, who perhaps does not very well how to draw the 
> line against the Van Kols...

You'll have to remember that the Sandinistas were quite fond of Yankee 
culture. When I attended Daniel Ortega's windup election campaign rally 
in 1986 (I believe), he gave a fire-breathing speech about resisting the 
Yanqui, etc. When he was done, they set off fireworks and played Michael 
Jackson's "Thriller".


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