[Marxism] Obama defines himself

Debordagoria phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 17 13:25:46 MST 2008


While you two spar ironically, I think it simple and fair to say that one can (as I do, thanklessly) hold that lesser-evilism is THE issue, and still accept that one evil really is slightly lesser.
Michael D.


--- On Wed, 12/17/08, Shane Mage <shmage at pipeline.com> wrote:

> From: Shane Mage <shmage at pipeline.com>
> Subject: Re: [Marxism] Obama defines himself
> To: phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
> Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 2:42 PM
> On Dec 17, 2008, at 2:02 PM, Louis Proyect wrote:
> 
> > Shane Mage wrote:
> >> There is absolutely no reason to think that McCain
> would have been  
> >> any
> >> worse.
> >
> > I beg to differ. McCain would have chosen worse
> Supreme Court judges.
> 
> Just wait.  And how do you know who McCain would pick?
> Campaign lies?
> 
> > Humanity's survival rests, after all, on getting
> someone like Stephen
> > Breyer rather than Antonin Scalia.
> 
> Oh, I see. That was irony.
> 
> > And I am quite sure that McCain would
> > have not stated that the sit-in in Chicago was over
> legitimate  
> > demands.
> 
> But why not? What does it cost?
> >
> > Etc., etc., etc. In fact bourgeois politics would
> implode if it did  
> > not
> >  put such distinctions up for grabs every 4 years.
> When people go to
> > the ballot box, they are grateful for having the
> opportunity to have
> > somebody to vote for who is not as bad as his or her
> opponent.
> 
> Somebody who they can be made to believe is not as bad,
> etc., etc.
> >
> > This is the essence of freedom in late capitalism.
> 
> 
> Or at least its existence...
> 
> Shane Mage



      




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