[Marxism] Roediger and Zweig: an exchange on race and class

gregory meyerson gmeyerson at triad.rr.com
Thu Dec 14 11:16:00 MST 2006

  I was typing fast.

good germans, etc. is what I meant.

in one sense, if we're going to be precise or pedantic, not sure which, 
there's no such thing as passive in the same way as there's no such 
thing as neutrality.

the absence of an act is itself an act, etc.

anyway, this stuff is serious.

I'm on the radcaucus of the mla and we ought to come up with some sort 
of emergency petition.
On Dec 14, 2006, at 1:08 PM, Mark Lause wrote:

> I think that, by definition, there's just no such thing as a passive
> fascism.
> Apologies to Joaquin if I was snappy in my earlier response.  His
> implication that we were unconcerned about the deportation of hundreds 
> of
> "spics" irritated me, but I see it was more for rhetorical effect.
> The reason I didn't catch this story--and many others didn't--is that
> yesterday was a work day and we're just not privy to the emails and 
> phone
> calls.
> That, btw, is one of the functions of this list...to alert each other 
> to
> these things.
> I'll repeat the question again.  What should be done about this?  What 
> does
> the immigrant community propose?  What does Solidarity want to do?  
> What
> does Joaquin suggest we could do to help?
> Again...and again...the point is to change things....
> ML
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