[Marxism] re:Re: Chomsky profile/interview
M. Junaid Alam
mjunaidalam at msalam.net
Tue Mar 22 09:25:10 MST 2005
You are such a whiner Junaid."
Not quite. I simply hate the silly posturing of sectarian soapbox denunciations of dedicated
Actually, let me start out by noting that it is worse than useless to
try to discuss anything with you Carlos,
since you take this same "proletarian hero" approach to everything,
whereby the world is fairly
even divided between guilt-ridden white liberal academics on the one
hand subverting revolution at every corner,
and the heroic masses on the other.
You have forgotten, perhaps even never learned, that Marx himself did
not construct the false image of workers
"If the socialist writers assign to the proletariat this world
historical function, it is not because they consider the
proletarians to be gods. Rather the opposite. Because the destruction of
all humanity, even of the appearance
of humanity, is empirically completed in the case of the fully developed
proletariat; because all the existential
conditions of the present society are concentrated in their entire
inhuman extremity in the living conditions
of the proletariat..."
Not only this, but your modus operandi is to literally put words in
people's mouths with scare quotes, avoid like the
plague any concrete references or readings or arguments, and adopt
right-wing populist rhetoric that
counterposes muddle-headed "elitist" leftists to the all-knowing but
somehow untapped masses to cover up for it.
Time and time again, when I tried to ground discussion with actual
references or any kind of reading material that is relevant -
whether it was Fanon, or Baran, or Yates, or Quadagno, or Harrington -
you launch into evasion mode and prattle
on with breathtaking madness in some other direction. Even when you once
admitted your hyperbole was all wrong
about employment, AWOLers, etc., you charged forward bravely off the
cliff of logic anyway.
Frankly I tried, but I do not have the time for this kind of nonsense,
so I am just going to ignore your posts from now on.
And for the record, Left Hook was one of the very few leftist outlets to
take a principled anti-ABB line; I myself wrote and
defended a couple pieces on the subject before the elections, and was
glad to print those of several other youth leftists who
in the months when the pressure was on, did not fall into the trap of
supporting Kerry on any level.
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