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I haven't been able to find the full speech that Brother West gave at the Interfaith meeting, but Mr. Comrade, I guess, watched it somewhere and basically, according to Mr. Comrade:
Church leaders said all the stuff that church leaders say. Young people in the audience were like, "This is bullshiznit!" Brother West took the mic and said "I know, I know. We have failed you. Tomorrow we're going to do some Moral Monday shiznit. I didn't come here to give a speech, I came here to get arrested."
More cursory googling: Cornell West: Q&A on Ferguson Arrest
Heaven knows that I hate the Democrats and gun control, but...
Those anti-gun bills?
"The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action has dubbed several pieces of legislation sponsored by Nasheed “anti-gun,” including an amendment that would require gun owners to report a firearm stolen within 72 hours.
"Nasheed also reportedly pushed for a bill that would have required any 'parent or guardian of a child who attends a public, private, or charter school shall notify, in writing, the superintendent of the school district, or the governing body of a private school or charter school, that such parent or guardian owns a firearm within thirty calendar days' of enrollment."
I linked to The Blaze because it was one of the few far right websites I could find that didn't refer to Senator Nasheed as "a lynch mob ho" or some other disgusting slur.
One of those websites did, however, have a link to something called Vote Smart which appears to detail her anti-gun voting record. Looks like she voted against school employees being able to carry on school property; stand your ground; prohibiting federal enforcement of firearms regulation; something about state employees being able to keep guns in their cars.
Just the results of some cursory--and, I stress, cursory--googling, and, again, I hate the Dems and gun control, but unless there's something I'm missing, her "anti-gunness" seems a little overblown.
From Minneapolis: Airport Workers Spark Wage Raises
(Comrades, if you live in Washington state, please consider voting for Comrade Spear)
If you're in Boston this Saturday, come meet Comrade Anklebiter and shut down Newbury Street!
If you're in Boston next Tuesday, well you won't meet Comrade Anklebiter because he will be at work, but you can demonstrate with my comrades for abortion rights...in Ireland!
Comrade Curtin--'S true; I make a lot of sense. Sorry to hear about that shiznit in the PM. To dust off one of my old slogans, "If you don't hate your boss, you're a stooge of the plutocracy!"
Comrade Dwarf--Thank you for the links.
Citizen Scootalol--Just to let you know that there is a big jump in time in the thread between the post you're responding to (three years ago, I think) and when I relaunched the Red Menace thread (last month).
I'll be back with some shameless socialist self-promotion in a bit...
Pretty Vive le Galt!ish article from Rolling Stone of all places:
(although #8 made me bristle* and I'm not quite sure I agree with, or even understand, #5)
(*although it did lead me to this one in Der Spiegel: Homesick for a Dictatorship: Majority of Eastern Germans Feel Life Better under Communism
We've already got the Stasi, might as well get the jobs, health care, and twice the rate of female orgasm!
For workers revolution!!!)
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Or probably not, actually. I'd imagine the editors of Counterpunch dusted that one off because of the movie.
Regardless, they've changed the celebrity leftist asking you to donate to CP from Hedges to Barbara Ehrenreich. "CounterPunch makes me think. It makes me laugh. Above all it tells me things I didn't know."
Note to friends: Facebook apparently doesn't like it when you post about the PKK.
The Commandant of the Scottish Republican Army was trolling his on-line Turkish acquaintances with quotes from the wisdom of Chairman Apo and has been banned for thirty days.
Mr. Comrade put up a post supporting the right of the Kurds to armed self-defense and FB said he had to change his profile name to his real name.
F#%& Mark Zuckerburg; for a united, socialist Kurdistan!
Vive le Galt!
Apparently, he led a march to the police department and was then knocked down when the protesters tried to break through the police lines.
What a f%$~ing nutter.
Cornel West isn't an asshat.
Hadn't been over to Counterpunch in a while, got there and found a frightening picture of Chris Hedges extolling their virtues as "the most fearless, intellectually rigorous and important publication in the United States....Its honesty exposes, week after week, the hollow platitudes of our bankrupt liberal elite."
Hear, hear! although it'd be probably be more convincing if Hedges hadn't gotten into a plagiarism dispute earlier this year.
Anyway, a series of articles/vids I read/watched over the past couple of days had a certain synergistic weirdiose continuity, kinda like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon for pinko journalists, so I thought I'd share:
I enjoy flattery as much as the next goblin, but Overlord of Socialism is a bit much. You can just call me Chairman Doodlebug.
Anyway, I am unfamiliar with the game you are playing, but I am afraid the only answer is international proletarian socialist revolution. If that doesn't work for game mechanic reasons, I suggest assassinating your Capitalist Fascist leader.
Yours for the revolution,
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
From the Headlines:
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Approve Prisoner Censorship After Speech by Mumia Abu-Jamal
In a new case of political retribution involving Mumia Abu-Jamal and constitutional rights, Pennsylvania lawmakers have approved a measure that critics say tramples free speech. The measure authorizes censoring the public addresses of prisoners or former offenders should judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause "mental anguish" to the victim. The measure was approved after Abu-Jamal delivered a pretaped commencement address for graduating students at Vermont’s Goddard College earlier this month. Abu-Jamal’s speech was opposed by Pennsylvania state officials as well as the widow of Daniel Faulkner, the police officer whom Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign the measure into law. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has criticized the measure, calling it "overbroad and vague," and unable to "pass constitutional muster under the First Amendment."
I think the premise of the Matrix is stupid because you can't seem to find a way to make all the electricity you need so you tap into human bodies, however, you seem to have a few thousand gravity defying super strong robots, any one of which lashed to a treadmill would replace your entire human battery population, so wha...?
"Whether you suffer from glacoma or have just rented The Matrix, everyone needs medical marijuana."
--Homer Simpson (I think; also a paraphrase)
Also, I'll re-plug Comrade John Reed's Ten Days That Shook the World, a sympathetic American journalist's eye-witness account of the seizure of power by the Russian proletariat led by Lenin and Trotsky's Bolsheviks that was one of the first commie books that the comrades made me read when I was a wee goblin militant and I am now happy to turn around and make kids who are the same age I was when I first became a commie read it, too. It's great.
"With the greatest interest and with never slackening attention I read John Reed’s book, Ten Days that Shook the World. Unreservedly do I recommend it to the workers of the world. Here is a book which I should like to see published in millions of copies and translated into all languages. It gives a truthful and most vivid exposition of the events so significant to the comprehension of what really is the Proletarian Revolution and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. These problems are widely discussed, but before one can accept or reject these ideas, he must understand the full significance of his decision. John Reed’s book will undoubtedly help to clear this question, which is the fundamental problem of the international labor movement.
Dear Comrade Yuugasa,
The best way to learn about socialism is to join a reader's circle of like-minded comrades, or, anyway, comrades-to-be. You should ask your wife if there is anything like that going on around you.
If not, there are various websites with pedagogical or historical articles that I could recommend, but I don't know about any that have self-tutorials.
Lemme go web-surf for a bit...after I yell at Comrade Longears....
I loved how that one started with the hero banging his Indian mistress, who, conveniently enough, is offed somewhere in the beginning so he can settle down with his white girlfriend.
And, IIRC, you have to read The Mysterious Island, or, at least, LXG, to find out that Nemo is Indian.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
Of course, almost every other story also mentions Watson's wound from serving in Afghanistan...
Last Kipling I read was Captains Courageous when I was wee, but last time we spoke of ol' Ruddy I think I mentioned this comic to you.
The scope of this issue is bigger than simply Kipling as Carey provides numerous hints about the larger world of “The Unwritten” and the group that is seemingly moving against Tom Taylor. A young Kipling is approached by a man named Locke while in India with the promise that he could be made a well known, successful writer with Locke’s group’s help. They admire Kipling’s belief in the British Empire and wish for him to champion the Empire in his writing. While reluctant, Kipling doesn’t exactly turn Locke away and, quickly, he is the voice of British imperialism -— soon, detractors like Oscar Wilde are disgraced and Kipling sees the sort of men he’s been dealing with. The plot unfolds in starts and stops, skipping years to focus on moments, an effective way to tell this story since its focus isn’t so much Kipling’s life but how his life fits into “The Unwritten.” The culminating scene between Kipling and Locke is powerful, full of harsh truths, and is almost uncomfortable to read.
If you thought “The Unwritten” was an English lit major’s dream comic before, this focus on Rudyard Kipling -- partly a celebration of his writing, partly a damning critique -- solidifies that sentiment. Thankfully, this comic is so much more than just an illustrated essay or biography, it’s a story first and foremost. And it’s a very good one at that.
Was off to check out some of the seedier sections of the internet before shower and work and my homepage spat this at me:
"Huh", I thought to myself as I read the headline, "I wonder if Louis Scarcella features in this story?", but he doesn't. Before his time, I guess.
But then I saw another familiar name, Rubin Carter, and thought, "Yeah, I'll link that."
I've probably already linked this in this thread, but Comrade Kate said her first lead-off on the Russian Revolution will focus on the 1903 split in the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party, and, like all good teachers, she recommended the class watch a video:
Also, Great Lenin's Ghost!
I don't know what records you kids have been listening to but both whining self-flagellation AND wallowing in the heritage of Britishiznoid imperialism are both wicked punk.
No future for you, indeed.
Didn't make it very far on the latter. Read the book two years ago, looked for it on Netflix (snobby anti-Netflix cineaste article, btw) found it on hold, put it on my queue, two years later it pops up, I jump it to #1, start watching it, and even the prospect of watching Jennifer Connelly (speaking with a bad Spanish accent) and Antonio Banderas doing it while fighting the Pinochet regime couldn't keep me interested. Not that it was terrible; it was just a pale reflection of the book. (Snobby litterateurs are pretty down on Isabel Allende, but I like her.)