Burn, Baby, Burn! (was Re: death and the Death Penalty)

rc-am rcollins at netlink.com.au
Sat Mar 6 09:12:44 PST 1999

i wrote, in part:

>>the need to "conduct the struggle against the capital punishment in
>>the context of the struggle against the capitalist thanatocracy as a
>>whole". linebaugh recognises the anger without conceding to the
>>that anger is allowed to take (the settling of accounts) in
>>capitalism. more importantly perhaps, linebaugh presents us with
>>possibility for an expression of class anger and hatred WITHIN the
>>context of an argument against the death penalty.

yoshie replied:

>I agree with you. Why not have a revolution now? Hey, be realistic
>demand the impossible! Failing that, we should have an uprising or
two at
>least. I encourage the working class to riot and storm malls of their
>choice and loot with vengeance. Or go to the NY Stock Exchange and
>upon rich white guys in expensive Italian suits. Shoot them if you
>Burn down 'gated communities.' Trash think tanks, so-called left-wing
>included. I'll leave it up to rioting workers what they want to do
with Max

well, how this is an acknowledgement of class anger and hatred WITHIN the context of an argument against the death penalty, i have no idea. it is pretty much an expression of anger WITHIN the reigning terms of recompense, retribution and revenge, however.


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