[Marxism] Can Obama actually be stupid?

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 15 07:54:14 MDT 2009

There's no reason not to mock a Bush or an Obama.  There's nothing about 
being a representative of the bourgeoisie that means, inherently, that agent 
is not stupid.

Bush most definitely was/is stupid, just as Nixon was petty, vicious, 
venal-- and in those sterling characteristics, they were just what the Dr. 
Capital ordered; in their ignorance they embodied the most noble 
characteristics of our enlightened bourgeoisie.

The problem is not with the characterization of Bush as stupid or Obama as 
weak,  but rather in not seeing their stupidity and/or weakness in 
historical, class terms, as a historical necessity for capitalism at a 
critical juncture.

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From: "Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu>
To: "David Schanoes" <sartesian at earthlink.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Can Obama actually be stupid?

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