[lbo-talk] A gem of a speech from Zoellick on socialists, anarchists, and anti-globo protesters

Wojtek Sokolowski sokol at jhu.edu
Wed May 30 08:03:30 PDT 2007


[Zeollick is a Grade-A motherfucker. He has been one of the most ardent opponents of the anti-corporate globalization movement and uses a lot of ideologically charged talk. Below is from a speech he made in 2001 that brings up socialists and anarchists and lots of other colorful stuff. He refers to folks throwing stuff at windows; i.e. the '99 'Battle of Seattle' anti-WTO protests. -B.]

[WS:] That does not even qualify as grade B - it is a D or C minus at best. He is basically reiterating the most trite and hackneyed US propaganda lines with zero creativity of his own.

BTW, I do not think he is off the target by much about stone throwing at windows. It is totally counterproductive it delegitimizes otherwise valid concerns. So does the knee-jerk opposition to globalization and its institutions.

So I see his spiel as unimaginative repetition of trite propaganda lines with a kernel of truth in them - something to be expected from a Bush appointee, and far less threatening than what the Vulcans were saying.


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