[Marxism] Someone doesn't like me
lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 23 12:08:14 MDT 2015
(Sent to Jeff St. Clair by one of my detractors. He apparently thinks
that my film reviews are more dangerous than a TOW missile.)
To whom it may concern:
Why aren't your revenues and dispersements/expenditures totally
transparent and easy to find and revenue?
Different opinions are valuable, but clumsy disinformation agents and
sleazy attack dogs like Louis Proyect as a regular contributor on your
magazine seems like something is incredibly amiss in your fundamental
Honest critique is valuable--but Proyect's style isn't principled or
It seems that you have made a bargain with this guy--where you only let
him post essays in a narrow parameter (reviews of film and literature).
This seems an unseemly arrangement.
I don't mind right wing views on issues--but only if the writer is
cogent and ethical. Thus my objection is not left/right ideological.
Regrettably, I have watched a huge swath of what passes for
left/progressive media dissolve into humanitarian imperialists and
propagandists for US state violence abroad.
Libya , Ukraine, and now Syria have torn the mask off the left
You featuring this dishonest man, Proyect, among your your cast of
thinkers at Counter Punch is simply so incongruous that there is no way
I will donate any money.
If you allowed this Proyect close to actually debate his absurd
propositions it would be valuable--but your venue doesn't even allow
Eric Draitser's work is compelling, and I especially like the one hour a
Why only one hour a week?
Not worth my donating money for so paltry an offering.
You could arrange three or four hour podcasts per day, and generate
revenue for providing cogent analysis on timely domestic and world events.
But you and the so-called "left" totally drop the ball when it is in
Pacifica and Democracy Now! are horrendous--again, Libya, Ukraine, Syria.
It is as though they know they function as propagandists for the US
empire on these topics so they choose to avoid compelling and regular
discussion of these topics.
But back to my major point: why would I contribute money to an
organization of the way money is spent is hidden?
Part of the left being almost extinct is that people that pose as
critics become cooped, commodified personalities--and this lends them to
become corrupted cynics, propagandists for US humanitarian imperialism.
If you had guts and imagination, you would dare to become radically
different that the dozens of suspect left/progressive media sites that
offer up weak tea as a matter of course.
You would analyze the failure of Pacifica and develop a hub for
information that is transparent and valuable for democratic and cultural
But, first, your money structure would have to be totally transparent.
That this isn't axiomatic simply makes people like me assume that there
is standard corruption operating behind the scenes.
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