[Marxism] the incredible disappearing sense of proportion

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 21 07:02:26 MST 2006


The very start of Bacon's article says:
  "In 1947, Woody Guthrie wrote a song about the  crash of a plane carrying Mexican immigrant farm workers back to the  border. In haunting lyrics he describes how it caught fire as it flew  low over Los Gatos Canyon, near Coalinga at the edge of California's  San Joaquin Valley. Observers below saw people and belongings flung out  of the aircraft before it hit the ground, falling like leaves, he wrote.
      "No record was kept of the workers' identities.  They were simply listed as "deportee," and that became the name of the  song. Far from being recognized as workers or even human beings,  Guthrie lamented, the dead were treated as criminals. “They chase us  like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves.""
  
  ... and the rest stresses the impact of their  being immigrants on their fate as workers. If you don't get that Bacon  -- like others who write this way -- are stressing the interaction of  class and nationality, then you're just not paying attention.
  
  
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