[Marxism] Old MacDonald had a model

Brian Shannon brian_shannon at verizon.net
Tue Aug 22 07:05:45 MDT 2006

>> On 22 août 06, at 13:37, Brian Shannon wrote:
>> What we need is first a revolution in the most advanced democratic  
>> capitalist country.
> Which is ?
> Jean-Christophe Helary

Well, there's a model model here, a model model there, everywhere a  
model, model. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/mcdonald.htm

George Orwell indicated that it may be where the pigs rule . . . so I  
guess I will have to go with the U.S.A.

For our purposes, the most advanced capitalism must be the biggest  
and most ruthless. A socialist revolution there also solves the  
problem of danger of outside intervention--pretty reduced if not  

And it allows me to drag in another old cliché, which often have the  
advantage of "truthiness":
"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." - Euripides (no  
source given, so I assume from one of many fragments.)

At least here, the imperialist U.S.A. is first in the madness of the  


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