[Marxism] Latest from Counterpunch on Syria
lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Sep 5 10:18:47 MDT 2011
Guess who wrote this?
The story is not that simple, however. Verification of the number of
deaths is scant, and the “peaceful demonstrations” could better be
described as an armed insurrection. In fact, alongside the insurrection,
Damascus has witnessed mass pro-government rallies. Syria also happens
to be the leading destination for refugees from Iraq, and as recently as
2009 Obama had sought to ease sanctions, on the basis of “mutual
interest and mutual respect” according to his press spokesman).
No, it is not Yoshie Furuhashi. It is:
Fergus Hodgson is director of fiscal policy studies with the John Locke
Foundation and a policy advisor with The Future of Freedom Foundation
From the www.fff.org website:
Thus, for well over a century, the American people said "No" to such
anti-free-market government policies as income taxation, Social
Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, immigration controls, economic
regulations, drug laws, gun control, public schooling, and foreign wars.
Despite the tragic exception of slavery, the result was the most
prosperous, healthy, literate, and compassionate society in history.
Unfortunately, in the 20th century, our country has moved in an opposite
direction. Operating through the IRS, DEA, ATF, INS, FDA, FTC, and a
multitude of other bureaucracies, our government has waged immoral and
destructive wars on our freedom, our property, and our well-being.
Trust me. If I ever get it together to launch a socialist website, the
last thing you will see is rightwing dickheads like Hodgson getting a
Also, unlike the "socialist" MRZine that is a branch office of the
Baathist party, you will not find this kind of bullshit either.
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