Waco and the Lesser of Two Evils

Jim heartfield jim at heartfield.demon.co.uk
Sun Aug 29 14:03:33 PDT 1999

In message <v0421010cb3ef15a1144e@[]>, Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> writes
>He's not talking about capitalism, he's talking about a socialist
>rhetorical strategy. Capitalists use without regard to
>destructiveness; red-greens want to be more careful.

It makes me laugh to think that you could ever make a bold social transformation by being careful. We want courage audacity, elan and a thorough-going willingness to take risks. Careful people don't change the world. Revolution is a destructive business. Conservatism is not an approach that will change anything.

People who are too squeamish to jeopardise the occasional species of small furry animals are not likely to throw away the received wisdom of generations that it is better not to rock the boat.

Usufucked, if you ask me. -- Jim heartfield

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