cj#395> re: a right wing viewpoint


Richard Moore

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996
Sender: Arun Mehta <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#392> a right wing viewpoint

> Bob Knauer

> Because of deficit spending by the Far Left over the past half
> century, the nation has amassed a 5 trillion dollar debt to pay for
> their Socialist vote-buying programs, which requires that an
> incredible amount of interest be paid.

I don't want to get into another left v/s right argument, but did Reagan
belong to the "Far Left"?? He did more to amass the debt than anyone
else, with his nonsensical star wars program and defense spending.

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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996
From: Frank Scott <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#392> a right wing viewpoint

labeling Clinton, democrats etc as marxists is an indication of just how
foolish people can be. The poster may think of marx and lenin as groucho
and john, sooner than karl and vladimir...in fact, the humorless tone, as
well as the intellect, leads me to believe that the person would do well
to perhaps indulge in a little groucho marx and john lennon...then maybe
investigate what the hell Karl Marx was talking about and stop believing
idiocy like Clinton and Democrats being marxists.
Of course, many people, especially leftists, know very little about marx,
whose major work was an in depth analysis of capitalism, and who was dead
long before the soviet revolution began. In fact, marx believed that
socialism would be possible only in a developed capitalist country, like
the USA. Of course, it can't happen as long as our mentality is

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996
From: "•••@••.•••" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: a right wing viewpoint

Here, its appearance compelled for the second time in a month by Mr Knauer's
decanting of some typical John Bircher folklore, is a surely incomplete list
of all the things, pursuits and tendencies that I'm hearing characterized as
Marxist, socialistic, and socialism per se in the moral and intellectual
environment of our time and place.  #28 is added courtesy of Mr Knauer's sig;
readers are invited to contribute absurdities from their own experience.

1. Welfare                 10. Psychotherapy           19. Dissent
2. Foreign aid             11. Free love (?)           20. Atheism
3. PC                      12. Pre-marital sex         21. Modern dance
4. Multiculturalism        13. Gay lifestyle           22. Islam
5. Bilingualism            14. Draft evasion           23. Meditation
6. Scholarships            15. Classical music         24. Democratic Party
7. Post-modernism          16. Abortion                25. Modern art
8. Deconstructionism       17. Divorce                 26. Hacking
9. Drug usage              18. Communes                27. Environmentalism

28. Gun control

If America has been socialist for 50 years, Mr Knauer, where is the national
health plan and the free education?  Why the hyperthyroid buttressing of
right-wing dictatorships all over the Third World by our socialist leaders
and their savage persecution of students who understood the Vietnam War's
political realities thirty years before it pleased Robert McNamara to
disclose them?

Marxism is an adherence to some observations made by a man who died in 1883
and socialism a corresponding system that has so far been achieved nowhere;
to say more is to aggravate the cultivated epistemological chaos that has
finally resulted in a trashed generation of kids who have scarcely the
equipment even to report on a book of their own choosing.

The ruling class may be having fun with its semantic strategy of glorifying
`family values' (never explained) while pushing policies that make a coherent
family life quite unattainable for working people, but the day will come when
this game rounds on you and your bogus `profit justifies all' ideology.

I suggest that you hold onto that gun, Mr Knauer, and pay close attention to
what your target turns out to be when the time of reckoning arrives, since I
note that, for all your confusion, you do find rentier parasitism odious.



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