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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
So, I don't think this is news, but apparently, the Britishiznoid CWI section has implemented its own devo-max and the Scottish branches are now the Socialist Party Scotland and the rest are the Socialist Party of England and Wales, which, predictably, our left opponents (probably not just them) refer to as "SPEW".
More sexy Cornel and other assorted asshattery:
(Although, pretty much every era of American History is the era of Wall Street...)
A video from Comrade Dwarf
One + one + one + one + one = One
U-nion! U-nion! U-nion!
Omar the Arab Trade Union Field Rep once had an online affair with an Australian woman who, under his tutelage, went from being a functionary at an NGO to being a functionary with an Australian union (don't recall which one.) She came over to visit the US for a month and we got to talking and, according to her, the laws and regulations shackling labor are even stronger in Australia than in the United States, hard as that may be to believe.
While mucking about on the Newbury Street Shutdown page, I found another Cliffite:
Hundreds of citizens are waiting—and waiting—for the Boston Police Department to respond to allegations of wrongdoing. Will they ever get answers?
Or ex-Cliffite, anyway. I met him a couple of days before Occupy Boston. He might have been part of that Renewal Faction they expelled this past year though...
Latest post in the Books thread made me wanna Ancient Rome politroll, but I didn't. Instead, I looked up an old pamphlet that may or may not stand up historically speaking, I wouldn't know. Haven't read it in a long time.
Two Pages from Roman History by Daniel De Leon
Another one that caught my eye by the same authour and may go with Comrade Longears' recent readings in Cocteau:
Also, if the "Two Pages" is to be believed, the phrase "Labor faker" was originally "Labor fakir" which, according to wikipedia, is a Sufi ascetic. Which doesn't make much sense to me, but maybe I should actually re-read the pamphlet instead of skimming it.
Interestingly enough, back when I was a wee goblin militant, there weren't many hipsters on the rev left. In fact, we were mostly a bunch of nerds. In fact, I had to quit rev politics to be a hipster.
Nowadays, there seems to be a bit more "hipster douchebaggery," as I believe Citizen K(e)rensky calls it, among the comrades.
In retrospect, I should have skipped being a commie when I was a teenager, devoted myself more thoroughly to hipster douchebaggery and debauchery (sorry, I'm starting to combine multiple threads) and waited until Occupy to become a commie.
Voting is still for ninnies!
(Unless you live in Seattle, then please consider voting for Comrade Spear.)
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
But I'm glad we had this exchange over which articles saying the same things are internet hipster douchebaggery and which are responsible journalism.
Actually, I take it back. I don't think a single one of Citizen K(e)rensky's links mentions Ferguson protestors being arrested for smashing pumpkins.
I'll post and doublecheck.
Something clicked in my memory banks, and I recalled a New Hampshire town motivating its purchase of a BearCat to counter the terrorist threat posed by Occupy New Hampshire and the Free State Project (whom I don't like, but their most terrorist-y activity is going around putting quarters into expired parking meters), but, alas, it turned out to be Concord, not Keene.
Your confusion is understandable, Citizen Niles.
"It's not quite a tank. But the quaint town of 23,000 -- scene of just two murders since 1999 -- had just accepted a $285,933 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase a Bearcat, an eight-ton armored personnel vehicle made by Lenco Industries Inc."
What are you talking about? It says Revolution News! in the top left corner with a picture of the planet.
But the Swedish comrade, I'm guessing not as English-language media savvy as the Democratic Party functionary, posted a link without a byline. Clearly, this is a job for Citizen K(e)rensky to denounce internet hipster douchebaggery.
Commie watchers take note, Brother Sharkey is (was?) a Cliffite, who weren't tankies, not even a little bit.
And, finally, one that makes me proud of my half-paisano heritage:
For the right to be lazy!
Vive le Galt!!!
Can't believe I didn't brag about this before, but I was going through my Facebook feed and thought of a question you asked a while back concerning aboriginal rights. Pretty awesome right-wing article attacking Comrade Kshama and Seattle in general:
At that point, the planned programme fell apart and the focus shifted. Some younger black speakers demanded to know whether the people on the stage had a plan of action.
“All those speeches before, you’ve heard them all before. That’s not going to change, right?” said one. “I was hoping for a plan from our elders and I was disappointed,” said another.
A young man used more graphic language. “I’ve been out there since motherf~!*ing August 9,” he told the various preachers. “If you don’t turn up at the protest get the f$@! out of here.”
I did some further research (i.e., I went over to my Facebook feed) and found more articles about Brother Cornel and the [crosses fingers] burgeoning new revolutionary struggle for black liberation in the United States of America. Vive le Galt!
Initial impressions: Far from asshattery, lynch mob ho-dom, or any other crazy ass shiznit you pinkskins can come up with to slander my burning hunka Revolutionary Christian man-love, it looks to me like Brother Cornel was reacting to
Spoiler:the raw, seething anger of the youth.
(Suspicious ultraleft orthodox Trotskyist thought: trying to contain?)
Either way, he still has biznitchin' hair.
[Bumps more of Brother West]
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
I can't remember if I posted this in a Ferguson thread before, or in one of my own commie threads, so please forgive me if I am repeating myself:
(More fun for commie watchers: the comrade referred to in the article, Greg "Joey" Johnson, is the same comrade whose American flag-burning antics back in the nineties led Bush I to contemplate an anti-flag burning Constitutional amendment.)
Also, if you're in NYC in the middle of November, Brother West is going to be debating Chairman Bob, or, as I shall refer to him from hereonin, the Jimi Hendrix of Revolution.
Well, all I can say is that was only one of many articles about the weekend's resistance. I chose to link that one because I have had a man-crush on Brother West since he was kind to me when I was a wee young goblin militant.
(I was a little disappointed that he went ga-ga for Citizen K(e)rensky's boss [are you still an active Democratic Party hack, Alex, or was that a past gig?], but he has made up for that by becoming the most vocal black critic of Barack "The Global George Zimmerman" Obama.)
Btw, those protesters that told Sharpton (and Jackson) to shut up and go away? Those were the angry young ones that Brother West was referring to when he said "We have failed you."
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.