Re: The Intellectual Origins Of America-Bashing By Lee Harris

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 15:59:32 GMT

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    >At 10:44 AM 8/12/02 -0500, you wrote:
    > >Interesting article...but yet again, one in which the "left" (meaning,
    > >anything opposed to american hegemony) is lumped into the framework of
    > > if there's nothing more to the Left than that. the
    > >anti-globalization protests were nor orchestrated or dominated by
    > >
    > >it's great propaganda, though, to associate alternatives with something
    > >most americans have categorized as a failure. by constantly pushing the
    > >that the Left = Marxism, it also makes the association that the Left =
    > >Failure. yet the most creative thinking about alternative solutions to
    > >various crises and situations comes out of the non-Marxist Left which is
    > >mostly kept out of public discourse. further, by eliminating the
    > >of adaptive, as opposed to paradigmatically mechanistic, models for
    > >the hegemony can ensure that no matter how detrimental its actions may
    > >there is nothing that can be legitimately opposed to it in the public
    > >population.
    > >
    >Hi A and B
    >I am glad that you pointed this matter out as many people conflate the two.
    >I am a socialist, but not a Marxist. Likewise I am on the 'left', but only
    >because the ones who I disagree with most claim that they are 'right' (not
    >to be confused with correct).
    >The reason that I define myself as a socialist is that I believe that
    >society should control the political world rather than capital. Marx wanted
    >production, development and wealth but he wanted it distributed "to each
    >according to their needs". Marxist socialism didn't work and the old USSR
    >will be cleaning up the polution for a long, long time (maybe even longer
    >than the capitalists).
    >Oh BTW are you A, B or A and B, and are you positive or negative?
    >PS: Just for the record, I don't think that capitalism will work either
    >The leader who leads from faith works from a warped version of strength
    >Wade T Smith

    Jack Welch, on PBS yesterday, redefined the old marxist statement for capitalism as "wealth shoud be distributed to each according to their production."


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