[Marxism] Virginia Judge Quits After Racist Comments/Ideology
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Wed Mar 24 14:07:14 MST 2004
In a message dated 3/24/2004 11:38:26 AM Central Standard Time,
cbrown at michiganlegal.org writes:
>Judge Robertson, among other things, approvingly endorsed the notion that
"African-Americans are prone to crime and violence because it is in their genes"
. . ."
Specifically, Judge Robertson also criticized the intellectual integrity of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and described the Rev. Jesse Jackson as "a thief
and liar." He also used the same words to describe the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"My heart and my deepest apology go out to the black community of the city
of Richmond," he stated. "I want them to understand that I have never done
anything in my court that has ever reflected racism. I have made many
friends in the African-American community, and I hope they will accept this
"I am not a racist," he wrote in a separate message, "I am a racialist. The
difference being I don't discriminate against an individual, but I do
recognize the fact that there are a lot of differences between races which I
assume from a biological stand point is caused by difference in DNA."
"Personally I like a country where morality has a meaning. We have had more
people killed in the city I live in by minorities in the last 15 years than
ever were supposedly lynched. When do they get through being even?" he wrote
in another message.
"When I was younger, I participated in the civil rights movement. It was the
motto then of just give everyone an equal chance. . Then I started hearing,
well what else is whitey going to give us? Then it became a call for
reparations . The things that so called bigots pointed out - illegitimacy,
lack of sexual morality and every Black man wanted a white woman. I thought
all of that was a bunk of stuff designed by bigots to preserve the old way.
I don't guess I have to tell you what I think about their promises now.
Every one of them has come true. . I have long since removed myself from the
civil rights movement and generally see it for the scam that it (is) and
Rally Comrades for the last fight we face. The International Shall Be the
Back in 1917, when Joe Hill cried out "Don't Mourn Organize," these words -
slogan, match the need of that era. This slogan does not match the need of the
21st century. American society is composed of organizers in every facet of our
What is absent in a scientific concept of class, wealth, power and a
rudimentary understanding of why society exists in the form that it does today. The
organizers amongst our diverse peoples are already fighting back and organizing
on countless levels. One needs consciousness to go on the offensive.
A scientific explanation means explaining why you are broke and have less
money. The answer is because "that mutherfucker over their go all the money." How
the man with all the money got it is another level of discussion.
What is absent is the consolidation of the educators of the class. Educator
is almost the singular reason for the existence of Marxists and communist
workers. The idea of waging "the class struggle" has to be hurled from its lofty
heights and made concrete. Winning over the leaders of various facets of the
social struggle - people already fighting back, is the meaning of winning the
vanguard of the proletariat to the cause of communism.
The cause and vision of communism is not a theory or stale ideological
category. Communism means meeting urgent daily needs of a swelling section of the
proletariat unable to make ends meet by selling its labor power. There is a new
world wide social movement taking shape unlike anything any generation of
communist worker and Marxist have experienced.
Formulations - doctrine, of the pass are useless. We face what Lenin faced
and have to completely overthrow the Leninists form and assume our place in
history. The Marxists and communist workers in the imperial centers finally get a
chance to battle our way into history.
Judge Robeson crystallizes a dying ideological framework and we have to grasp
as the death throes of the bourgeoisie.
Locating our place in history is important.
People more than less younger than 60 years old have been under an unending
and relentless barrage of anti-communism, which in our history is tightly
linked with white chauvinism. This ideological attack against communism was largely
successful, not because of anything taking place in the old socialist camp,
but because it was fused with a rising standard of living in the country.
The Civil Rights Movement combined with Soviet Power broke the back of
ideological white supremacy and bourgeoisie property was compelled to shattered the
barriers that held the African American people on the land. The Civil Rights
Movement involved infinitely more than blacks in the same way that Emancipation
and the Civil War involved infinitely more than the black slave.
The bourgeoisie in on the defensive but he is retreating forward. We are not
yet on the offensive because our line of march has not been clarified and
grasped. We communists and Marxists of all persuasions are not do-gooders but
agents of change. We overthrow our own history as the precondition to overthrow
history as it existed.
What happended in the past in laymen terms?
When thinking and social activity is linked with rewards, most people become
Pavlov's dog. Pavlov experimented with behavior. He would hit his dog and then
fed him. The dog got conditioned to want to be hit in order to be fed. If we
get hit and not feed our first response is to go back to be hit again in the
quest to be feed.
Our class and peoples are going through a first response.
The reason communism belongs to the future is because bourgeois property
cannot be maintained on the basis of paying for people - feeding them, that are
not part of the system of profit making. The majority of people are to one
degree or another in the Pavlov process.
This time around conscious revolutionaries have a window of opportunity
through which we can struggle to win the minds and hearts of the peoples of the
American Union. We underestimate the American peoples and get stuck in our own
history. People in American are in no hurry to justify one man possessing $50
billion dollars and the single mom with three kids being thrown on the streets.
The bourgeoisie is trapped by history and must resort to ideology to explain
the polarity between $50 billion and no food stamps or housing allowance. The
bourgeoisie has conceded - during this election year, that it cannot employ
people on a level to insure their economic survival.
Judge Robeson Christian fundamentalists/white chauvinists ideology is
unsustainable because an increasingly large section of the Anglo American people are
catching more hell than we care to admit.
It sounds petty but our task as communists, where ever we find ourselves is
educator. The problem is property. The solution is abolition of property. Not
Soviet socialism or what was in fact industrial socialism, but the abolition of
property. This has to be formulated in a million and one different ways for
the new abolitionist movement to take place.
A whole body of literature is needed focused on the most poverty stricken
sections of the Anglo-American workers - with pictures.
"They always bit their masters."
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are a dying breed. The day of the peculiar
phenomenon called the black leader is over. What demands can bourgeois leaders
raise on behave of the proletarian African American mass that is not the demand
of the most poverty stricken sector of the proletariat without regard to color?
The black bourgeoisie is utterly reactionary and calls for more jails of the
proletarian masses. The black bourgeoisie faces its greatest crisis since
Reconstruction. Black fucking fascists.
Ideological forms by definition lag behind the changes in the mode of
production. This is no excuse to not prepare to man the barricades with goddamn books
and well thought out propaganda not a program with a thousand demands.
The thousand demands arise as the spontaneous movement of the proletariat
itself and we recruit these people with their programs to the cause of communism.
Win the vanguard of the proletariat to the cause of communism - abolitionism.
We finally got the bourgeoisie where we always wanted him . . . between a
rock and a hard place. Marx was so correct.
His fall and the victory of the proletariat is equally inevitable.
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