RES: a trip to North Korea

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Tue Apr 25 23:07:37 PDT 2000

Doug Henwood wrote:

> Some leftists apparently like to defend North Korea because it helps
> position themselves as more righteous & militant than those who
> won't. That doesn't make any North Korean better off, either.

This is what I call red-baiting -- and whether I and others are right or wrong on North Korea is completely irrelevant to the judgment of such statements as this. It is *not* about North Korea. It is a personal attack on "some leftists," and the attack is based *not* on any thing they say but on Doug's claim that he can read their private motives.

He can't -- and this paragraph is a vile and despicable lie.

And Kelly -- this is what I was getting at in my last post addressed to you. You were engaged in this same horseshit of claiming you had mystic insight into people's private motives.

Incidentally -- I do not include Brad among the red-baiters I am attacking in this and other posts. He hates communism and marxism -- he's agin it. But he has not made such mystic (and totally unprincipled) statements about anyone's hidden motives.


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