[Marxism] Fidel Castro: The McCain Tour and the Manifest Destiny of the U.S. Fourth Fleet

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 2 10:53:11 MDT 2008

Some people DO think Obama is the "main danger" and that's proven
by the overwhelming preponderance of materials posted to Marxmail
against Obama. About the only anti-McCain materials posted on this
list are by people like Fidel Castro posted by people like myself.

It's as if there's a special campaign being conducted to supposedly
disabuse the readership of their "illusions" about Barack Obama.
Every time he does something which all capitalist politicians do - 
move to the right and betray one or another promise or illusion by
his supporters, a gleeful posting will be certain to find its way
to Marxmail. 

Of course there IS something unique and distinctive about Obama,
which some people discount and pretend to deny. Assuming that he's
the Democratic nominee, he will be the first Black person to ever
receive the nomination of a major capitalist party for the highest
elective office in the United States. Given this country's history
of racist abuse of Black people, that's an even of profound meaning,
socially, politically and culturally. The critics, whether Black or
non-Black, have a bland spot, as well as a blind spot, when it comes
to the racist core of life in the United States of America.

There will be no new progressive politics in the country until the
people of the United States get past the idea that real change can
come about by electing a better individual into the government.

No need to repeat the arguments, as they've been said over and over
and over again. Readers can save time by reading the last version:

Nobody thinks that Obama is the "main danger", whatever that means. 
McCain is clearly worse than Obama, just as George W. Bush was worse 
than John Kerry, and so on and so forth. There have been frequent 
reminders both during the primary and now after the primary that Obama 
is a typical DP candidate for president despite all the rhetoric about 
"change". Furthermore, this view is becoming fairly generalized not just
among the unrepentant Marxists.

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