[Marxism] Moderator's note

chegitz guevara absynthe at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 09:21:39 MDT 2008


Kasama is awesome in that way. Comrade Ely and the others have worked very
hard to avoid the personal invective that permeates so much of the
internet-left. One is free to write what one thinks or explore an idea
without fear of being run out of town on a petty-bourgeois label. In a
nutshell, we are free to be wrong. We may be disagreed with, corrected,
debated, but we won't be insulted, belittled, or bulleyed. It's so
liberating.

your comrade,

chegitz guevara
SUN! SURF! SOCIALISM!

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Bob Hopson <bobhpsn at yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> One of the reasons I like the Kasama blog so much is there is very good
> discussion between revolutionary and liberal positions that cut to the heart
> of the political issues without getting personal.  There are occasional
> posts by reactionaries but the list is very well moderated and things don't
> get out of hand.
>
> For example, in this thread on Obama:
>
>
> http://mikeely.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/reality-check-the-democrats-are-the-real-problem/
>
> Carl Davidson, an ex-revolutionary turned liberal Obama supporter, talks
> about the need to support the defeat of Salfists/Al-Qaeda types (see comment
> #7 and on).  There is of course a number of sharp responses to his partial
> justification of the US military.
>
> While getting into the politics behind such positions is clearly not worth
> the time of the heavyweights on this list, it seems like something worth
> addressing since the question of how to view liberal interventionism and the
> Obama campaign is a rather big one in progressive circles and among the
> population generally.  It seems to be the kind of question Marxism is meant
> to address head on.
>
> I find the Marxism list a good place to lurk for learning more about
> philosophy, economic questions or books on Marxist historiography, but the
> political debate is pretty dismal.  I'll probably be mocked for saying that,
> but I suspect many other lurkers here feel the same way.



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