[Marxism] Thoughts for Polanski apologists, by another woman raped at 13.

Ian Pace ian at ianpace.com
Sat Oct 3 02:26:24 MDT 2009


From: "Pat Costello" <pt_costello at yahoo.com>
>
> I would have thought that indignation over the rape of a child would not 
> be debatable. Racist attacks, rape, police brutality....these are merely 
> academic discussion for many on this list.

Total and utter bullshit. Just that some (I would hope most, in terms of how 
I understand Marxism) think rational responses are more valuable than mere 
indignation.

You could say exactly the same thing as you do about the murder of a child, 
in the case of, say, a debate about capital punishment. The tabloids and the 
right wing media will often respond exactly as you do in such situations, 
using emotive rhetoric to try and shut down debate on the subject.

Solidarity,
Ian 





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