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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.)
Bomber Bernie has never told me to "shut up," alas (3:30).
So, me, Mr. Comrade, and the Commandant of the Scottish Republican Army drove out to UNH to meet with the Commandant's grade school chum who is also interested in international proletarian socialist revolution. We set up on a sidewalk and after half an hour a UNH cop kicked us out. Freedom of speech, my ass.
Anyway, we went to Bomber Bernie's thing, I can't tell you how crappy the video we had to watch was (apparently, all we need to do is mobilize the power of the mythic American people to make some "Few Small Changes" about money in politics and then everything will be fine). Thankfully, Bomber Bernie's speech was nowhere near that terrible. In fact, Mr. Comrade quipped that it sounded like the first speech by a brand new Commonwealth Party of Galt (M-L) member, except, you know, with no mention of socialism.
Anyway, he didn't say a single thing about foreign policy. Also, after talking about how horrible the Republicrats are, he urged every one to become involved in the political process. During the Q&A, Mr. Comrade took the mic and repeated the party line (run independently, don't run as a Democrat) and asked him who we should all vote for if the Repubs and Dems are so bad. Bernie hemmed and hawed for thirty seconds and then basically said: "Lesser evil, yada, yada, yada, I don't wanna be Ralph Nader and run a useless third party campaign, I'd rather be Dennis Kucinich and run a useless Democratic campaign" [Comrade Anklebiter paraphrase]. The next kid up on the mic after Mr. Comrade gave a speech about "the rule of capital", "the racial caste system" and "direct action against the Keystone pipeline." "Oooh," I said, "Someone give him a paper!" but he turned out to be some kinda anarchist.
Anyway, after Mr. Comrade's turn at the mic, all the members of the NH Left popped out of the audience to shake his hand--Big Will from the Iraq Veterans Against the War (as opposed to Old Will from the Vietnam Veterans Agaist the War), Steve K. from the Carpenter's Union and a guy whose name I don't recall but is the head of the Nashua Library workers union and recently got booted off the Nashua Democratic City Council for refusing to support either Hillary or Israel. "He's gonna f%+@in' run as a Democrat" they all complained, congratulating Mr. Comrade.
Anyway, after the event we handed out Ferguson leaflets and back issues of our newspaper. As I like to say to the comrades, we are the best distributors of free back issues in New England.
Evening turned sour as Big Will told Mr. Comrade about another IVAW activist--I never met him, but Mr. Comrade did--who recently killed himself in despair after Obama relaunched the Iraq War with little-to-no-protest from the American people ("Strike Poverty, Not Syria!").
To lighten the mood, I'll link to the FB page of yet another schizophrenic that we ran into while peddling socialist newspapers.
"My name is Eugene Tillock. By fate alone I am part of a truly amazing coincidence that I discovered in my family tree. My sister married a Chinese man in the year 2000, the year of the new millennium mind you. Originally from the Yellow River region and XI'AN the cradle of civilization in China his family has 4 brothers named Eugene-Stephen-Paul-Michael in that exact order. I Gene am the first of 3 brothers also Eugene-Stephen-Paul and the very next son and first grandson of the next generation is Michael.
"Now what are the odds of this event ever occurring in the natural. correct me if I am wrong space scientists but Eugene(10,000 to 1) times Stephen(1000 to 1) times Paul(1000 to 1) times Michael(100 to 1) times the odds that any two people especially these two from polar opposite ends of the earth CHINA and AMERICLE would wed(1 BILLION to 1) equals a BILLION TRILLION TO 1 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1 LONG SHOT. The coincidences if you want to call them that only gein with this and are truly mind-boggling and enlightening to say the very least. What does it all mean? Who sent me? Why did this all happen? Where does it go from me? When will it all happen??? China (Syndrome) are you listening!!!!"
He was distributing this leaflet and even gave the last one to the Commandant's UNH schoolchum because "you're Asian," although, sadly, not Chinese.
Is it the pickle thieves from Thistletop? Because those were some righteous goblins. In fact, when I ran Rise of the Runeplutocrats we had a TPK at Thistletop and that was the end of that campaign.
Or is it something else?
Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
hunting endangered & threatened wildlife is getting boring, so The Most Dangerous Game with ex-employees is next?
I don't know who Jimmy Johns is but he sounds like a plutocratic piece of shiznit.
Excellent catch, Comrade Longears.
I was talking to Omar the Former Arab Terrorist about the Yazidis back when they were in the news and, you know, I heard about them for the first time.
"You don't know the Yazidis?" asked Omar, who spends a lot of time looking up obscure shiznit on wikipedia. "They're one of those syncretic religions who also happen to be one of the few peoples who still publicly stone people to death." Man, the Middle East is awesome.
Anyway, as far as I know, that's still the Britishiznoid CWI. Haven't heard of any splits over on this side of the pond.
stealthy redhead wrote:
In addition, I fear that it's kind of wishy-washy on the nature of rapacious American imperialism ("Oh," Bomber Bernie exclaimed at UNH, "Think of what we could do with just one-third of the war budget!" [Comrade Anklebiter paraphrase]).
But I didn't make the sign; my signs always look like crap. :(
Members' Power and Democratic Reform at SEIU 6 which, apparently, has locked its membership out of the union hall