[Marxism] Reply to Carl Davidson

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Fri Mar 18 04:03:58 MST 2005

On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 00:42:48 -0500 Julio Huato <juliohuato at gmail.com>

> Thank you for providing the kind of concrete historical testimonials
> that I can't provide because of my background.  My personal contact
> with manufacturing workers from the Rust Belt is next to zero.  So I
> find your testimonial really fascinating.  (I'm trying to connect it
> with Michael Moore's documentary work.)
> There used to be another list member who was also from that region,
> actually from the Detroit area: Melvin P.  He provided similarly
> fascinating testimonials -- a working class African American guy 
> with
> serious experience as a union leader, a deep knowledge of Marx's
> thought, well acquainted with the organizational traditions of
> communism, and a tremendous polemical punch.  For what I can tell,
> Melvin wasn't opposed to the kind of tactical flexibility that I'm
> advocating here -- although he viewed things from a perspective that 
> I
> could not match because of our different backgrounds.  
> Unfortunately,
> he left the list a while ago, although he still participates on 
> other
> lists (e.g., PEN-L).  (Hope that if Melvin is reading this, he'll 
> come
> back.)

Melvin frequently posts on my list, Thaxis, as Waistline.

Jim F.

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