[Marxism] New Deal: Racism, and imperialism

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 29 16:20:21 MST 2008

>CB: I'm supporting a President who shows enormous promise for making 
>both domestic an foreign US policy better.

Really? I wasn't aware that Nader or McKinney had been elected. Must 
have been a massive case of electoral fraud.

>CB: So what ? Your position on FDR is politically incorrect , too.

>You don't think it is reactionary to endorse the Israeli assault on
>Hamas? I guess we have different understandings of what a reactionary
>foreign policy amounts to.
>CB; Nope. Yes, we have different definitions of "reactionary" for 
>sure.  Obama is not a reactionary.

For newcomers to Marxmail, let me try to decipher this bit of CPUSA 
cant. A "reactionary" is somebody who belongs to the Republican 
Party. A very bad reactionary is a "fascist". Meanwhile, a 
"progressive" means somebody who belongs to the Democratic Party, 
like Barack Obama or Rahm Emanuel.

>CB: So Obama didn't endorse the Israeli attack on Hamas.

I should add that Charles is an attorney by trade and is as skilled 
as Bill Clinton in the fine art of parsing:

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the--if 
he--if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not--that is one 
thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true 
statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having 
any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a 
question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would 
have been completely true." 

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