[Marxism] young men trouble again (shooting incident)

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 16:47:25 MST 2012


Mental illness is a difficult topic for internet lists to handle,
especially the lists that are not specialised. It's simply too painful
for those who live close to or with mental illness to have to read
well-intentioned but often misinformed comments.  Having said that I
truly believe that in the workers' paradise to come the treatment of
the mentally ill will improve.  That could start with an enormous
increase in compassion and care and an end to the isolation and
stigmatisation of the sufferers and their families.

Could we see that under capitalism?  Well to me the answer is
obviously not. So to that extent the evils of capitalism are a factor
in this sad episode.  However having said that the material reality of
phenomena like illness and death cannot always be laid at the door of
capitalism.

I say that who spent a life team lecturing on "X and the evils of
capitalism" where X stood for everything from Romantic poetry to basic
literacy.

Comradely

Gary

On 12/17/12, roger lee <ralattorney at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Why are we getting hung up on whether the shooter "had" Aspergers or not-
> are problems isolated and atomized like that suggests? Isn't it more
> important to look at what capitalism in crisis is doing to the social
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> From: Gregory Adler <gregadler502 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Marxism] young men trouble again (shooting incident)
> To: ralattorney at yahoo.com
> Date: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12:57 AM
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> The  speculation about whether or not the perpetrator of this horrible
> event had asperger's and if he did what if any effect that had on what
> he did is based on precisely no real evidence at all as far as I can tell.
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> It is therefore nothing more than lip-flapping idealist nonsense as far
> removed from a Marxist analysis as can be imagined.
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> If anyone is interested in learning something about aspergers the following
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> useful starting point:
> http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/
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