[Marxism] Moderator's note

Xenon Zi-Neng Yuan wenhuadageming at comcast.net
Thu Jun 17 18:18:17 MDT 2004

At 07:58 PM 6/17/2004, Louis Proyect wrote:
>Why don't you tell Marxmail something about your track record in the class 
>struggle? One of the great things about the Internet is that you really 
>have no idea who you are dealing with. There was a guy named Ralph Dumain 
>who used to represent himself as an angry black man on the demented list 
>that was grandfather to this one. Eventually we found out that he was a 
>yid like me. And then there's that New Yorker cartoon of 2 dogs, one 
>sitting at a computer keyboard; the other looking over his shoulder. The 
>one at the keyboard is saying to his mate: "Nobody knows you are a dog on 
>the Internet."

somehow, somehow, i knew this was going to end up in some litmus test of 
revolutionary pedigree.

for those so inclined, i am documented in the dedication, as is part of my 
early involvement, in the book i recommended, particularly the chapter 
"radical resistance in conservative times".  my current work is limited due 
to personal reasons (and part of the reason i can even spend this much time 
at the computer).  but at one time i was involved with building the 
nationwide (but now mostly dormant) asian left forum, and also (mostly-) 
youth groups of color organizing around local issues in the boston area, 
mostly pertaining to "race" (low-income housing, police brutality, racial 
harassment).  during the early "post-seattle" period, i was involved in the 
push by mostly non-white youth activists to become better represented 
within the "anti-globalization" frenzy.  in fact, i'll stop there, for i 
could drop countless names of organizations and campaigns, but it doesn't 
change the fact:  that even if i was just some punk whiteboy posing as a 
person of color, you are being despicably defensive on the charge of "racism".

>Say whatever you want. Just go easy on the "white chauvinism" malarkey.

yeah, it's always the white marxists that call this "malarkey"...


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