[Marxism] Kettle of hawks

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 15:12:45 MST 2008


Gary MacLennan <gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com> wrote: "My response.  Well
one of the things that is preventing people from going on the street
is the belief that Obama is different and will bring change.  So
attacking that is an essential part of mobilising against his
presidency."

We have been attacking Obama and the Democratic Party through the
entire presidential campaign.  Who's listening now who wasn't
listening before?  And all we're doing here is talking to each other.
The beliefs of people who are listening at this point aren't an
obstacle to the development of a movement.

Obama's appointments are crappy...and worse.  But that's not the end
of the process, is it?

As to the illusions of those that voted for Obama because they
believed it was a vote against the war or because they thought his
being black would mean something for African Americans, they are not
simply "dangerous."  Like the 1964 illusions that elected LBJ to keep
us out of the Vietnam War, mass illusions can provide a rapid and
explosive fuel for the growth of a movement.

ML




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