[lbo-talk] Capybara: Behold! The New New Left Shall Rise From The Ashes of The Old New!

Dwayne Monroe dwayne.monroe at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 13:40:52 PDT 2010

Where Platypus failed, like a frog tossed into a wilderness of desert characteristics, Capybara will succeed!

But first, let's give credit where it's due.  Platypus broke new ground by denying everything, (including its denial!).  This sent the stodgy, dead left -- which, being dead had reached a point of irretrievable stodginess -- into paroxysms of defense.  Only Platypus had the courage to ferret out the secret Taliban-love behind left critiques of drone attacks.

Only Playtpus had the post-left cajones to call out Tariq Ali for saying things he didn't say (but, his words were unacceptably open to Taliban/al Q/Hezbollah loving interpretation and so...).

But Platypus has reached its limit.  It's time to post the post beyond what's post and go beyond Platypus into a denial of the denial.

It's time, in other words, for Capybara!

Capybara stands for five things:

1.) Going beyond categories, even as the rodent which inspired our name goes beyond the usual categories of "rodent" and "non-rodent."

2.) Yelling!

3.) Item Number three

4.) The other thing.

5.) There is no fifth principle.

The Left Is Dead! The Post-Left Is Dead! Long Live Whatever Comes After That Other Thing Which Preceded Us!

Long live...



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