[Marxism] what is antiwar.com
dwalters at igc.org
Wed Jun 9 11:07:00 MDT 2004
It was started by Justin Raimondo. JR was a leader of the Young
Americans for Freedom in the 60s. A protege of William F. Buckely, et
al. He became a right-wing Libertarian in YAF and lead the 'left' split
away from them, joined the founding of the Peace and Freedom Party,
then, rejecting the 'statist' leftism of the P&F, help found the
JR's politics are traditional Libertarian with lots of lefty social
stuff thrown in. "Eclectic" is the best way to describe his politics.
He runs Pat Buchanan articles but under 'D' he runs Deb's Canton Ohio
Anti-war speech. Most activists that know about his site don't like him
and would rather he go away. However, his site, as others have
exclaimed, has much useful material. I think it's fine they are part
of the anti-war movement (rather that they show up at marches), much of
what he advocates is probably a lot closer to what most Americans feel
than what most socialists advocate.
Like Walter, I'm voting for the socialist P&F in November. I'm
completely un-thrilled by Nader and his politics and, his direction.
While I'm at it, it is interesting to note semantically that the
mixture of politics we are all exclaiming is 'left' politics, of this
or that sort. Perhaps this is a minor issue, but historically, I
believe the issue was 'working class politics', not the rather
amorphous, semi-opaque term "left". Despite Jose's rather contorted and
stretched use with the Communist Manifesto, the Greens/Nader are
anything but (working class).
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