[Marxism] Grappling With the Racism of the DSA?s Founders

Jason jasonh99 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 05:47:18 MDT 2018


The only thing I'd add to this response to Andrew Stewart is that
Counterpunch published it, which shows how they have no real editorial or
political standards.

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:16 PM Joaquin Bustelo via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Andrew Stewart:
>
> You wrote an article on the "Racism of the DSA's Founders" centered on
> the views and actions of three non-founders, one of whom had been dead
> for ten years when the DSA was started, one of whom was a central leader
> of a rival group, one of whom was an adherent to the same political
> current as those two. It was a fabrication, a lying frame up.
>
> Now you want to defend it on the basis that really the views of of the
> non-founder opponents of the (real) founders that you mention were not
> that dissimilar, like neither one supported Jesse Jackson in the 1984
> primaries. Really, is that your yardstick for measuring antiracist
> purity? I guess I'm a racist, too.
>
> At any rate, you lied. You don't even have enough courage to admit it
> when you have been caught red-handed. And you find it "deeply
> satisfying" that you have been exposed as a fraud without a trace of
> intellectual honesty or personal integrity. Your "ego profits mightily"
> from being shown to be utterly shameless.
>
> Glad to be of service.
>
> Have a nice life.
>
>
> On 9/10/2018 1:25 AM, Andrew Stewart wrote:
> > First, I have to admit that I find it deeply satisfying to see that I
> > garnered such a reaction, it means I struck a nerve. Either way one
> > looks at it, my ego profits mightily from this exercise. Way cool!
> >
> >
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