[Marxism] The Method
farmelantj at juno.com
Fri Dec 5 18:30:59 MST 2008
On Fri, 5 Dec 2008 05:14:49 -0800 "Gary MacLennan"
<gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com> writes:
> Hi Jim,
> You are absolutely right. Pound, Yeats and Eliot spring to mind.
> for me the most tragic and interesting instance is surely D. H.
> with his ambiguous sexuality and his repressed longing for unity
> with the
> working class - a longing that mirrored his middle class mother's
> relationship with the miner father. Lawrence's feelings of course
> into a despair of the working class.
Bertrand Russell, who for a time had been very
close to D.H. Lawrence, wrote in his
Autobiography concerning Lawrence that he
"developed the whole philosophy of fascism
before the politicians had thought of it.
> I have often wondered to what extent Lawrence's origins in the
> Nottinghamshire miners was crucial here. As far as I know the
> miners were always the weakest element in a truly great union. Had
> been born in Yorkshire I suspect there would have been less
> about the potential of the working class.
> Even though I am only a piece of lumpen psycho trash who doesn't
> have a
> fucking clue, it is one of my most treasured memories that I was at
> Uuniversity when Scargill came to address the students and ask for
> solidarity and help during the great 72 strike. He spoke of "blood
> on the
> coal" and there were no dry eyes in the audience. But that was in
> different era - before the Volcker period.
> Volcker Who????
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