McChesney: Why I'm Voting for Ralph

Michael Yates mikey+ at
Fri Aug 11 09:59:00 PDT 2000

Doesn't it depend on what a person is denying himself or herself and for what purpose? The last sentence of Eric's comments seem to be a non sequiter.

Michael Yates

Eric Beck wrote:
> Doug forwarded from Robert McChesney:
> >And in Ralph Nader these positions are
> >advocated by one of the most respected Americans of the past 50
> >years, a person whose integrity, competence, knowledge of the issues
> >and commitment to social justice are unimpeachable.
> If someone wants to vote for Nader, that's fine, but this hagiographic bull is just shit--the kind of boobish boosterism you expect to hear from Chamber of Commerce presidents. I assume by "integrity" McChesney means Nader's renowned asceticism and hard work. But aren't self-denial and unwavering loyalty just two values demanded by the ruling class for the perpetuation of Christian-inspired liberal-capitalist democracy?
> Eric

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