[Marxism] Cairo Activist Fighting Tear Gas With Tear Gas

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 07:49:44 MST 2013


Thanks for this, Louis. (And for the Leakey email as well.)

A crucial thing to note about this brave comrade and his friends: He
is clearly one of the tens of thousands of shabab who come into the
street consistently to fight the regime, unafraid to die -- and not
hiding behind a "Black Bloc" mask.

While Western liberals are falling all over themselves to praise the
mysterious/romantic BB, the latter are in fact childish and
UNACCOUNTABLE TO ANYONE except their self-appointed selves. They are
obstacles to organizing in the squares, the factories, the schools.
They are furthermore a slap in the face not only to those profiled in
the Times article, but even more so to the millions all over the
country who have organized themselves to do security, rape prevention,
food and healthcare provision, etc., without the condescending saviors
of the BB.

Andy
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
>
> NY Times February 5, 2013
> Cairo Activist Fighting Tear Gas With Tear Gas
> By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK




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