[Marxism] Stalinism and Bakuninism

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Sun Aug 1 15:34:58 MDT 2010

On Aug 1, 2010, at 4:09 PM, Tom Cod wrote:
> ...sanctimoniously recycling right wing horror stories about the  
> mistreatment of suspected
> informers. What was tarring and feathering like? it was more than G  
> rated
> Disney pageantry with the Tory victim often dying...

Suspicion is not evidence, let alone proof.  In that one word-- 
*suspected*--the devil's heel becomes visible.  The Inquisition,  
citing "vehement suspicion of heresy" showed Galileo to its chamber of  
torture. The Robespierrist Terror, which decimated the French  
revolutionaries and led directly to Thermidor and Bonaparte (which  
found their historical justification in it), was "legally" based on  
the "Law of Suspects."  What if not "suspicion" was the justification  
for the enslavement and killing of millions during the Stalinchina?   
What if not "suspicion" does Obama cite to justify the imprisonment  
and torture of thousands at Guantanamo Bay, Bagram, and all the  
unnamed "black sites?"   To cite the torture of "Tory  
victims" (members of the majority who stayed loyal to their legal  
government) by the slaveholder-led minority terrorists of the American  
"Revolution" is to promise similar actions (and on grounds of  
"suspicion," not proof) in any future revolution that this writer and  
his cothinkers have anything to do with.  A "Leftist" can do no better  
were he actually endeavoring to discredit the very idea of revolution.

Shane Mage
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each  
according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each  
according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

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