[Marxism] Fwd: The social conservatism of the Putinite left | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 1 12:32:28 MST 2016

A few days ago there was an article by one Kit Knightly on something 
called Off Guardian that defended Vladimir Putin from Owen Jones’s 
takedown in the Guardian. The Off Guardian website is dedicated to 
showing how rotten the Guardian is with a slant similar to John Wight’s 
piece on CounterPunch titled “The Demonization of Vladimir Putin”. The 
Off Guardian, CounterPunch, DissidentVoice, Salon, the Nation, Infowars, 
Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Moon of Alabama, Global Research and a host 
of other websites basically function as sounding boards for RT.com. Are 
they getting paid for their services? I would assume not since there is 
no question as to the ideological zeal that binds these seemingly 
disparate voices together. For them, Vladimir Putin is a figure to be 
revered for standing up for traditional values that when espoused by the 
Christian right in the USA would fill them with outrage.


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