[lbo-talk] I, We or They

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Thu Aug 25 09:04:34 PDT 2011

On Aug 25, 2011, at 11:20 AM, shag carpet bomb wrote:

> At 11:08 AM 8/25/2011, Carrol Cox wrote:
>> Quite often in many different contexts, but I am concerned oly with this list, one hears the phrases "too many leftists," "so many leftists," etc.
>> From what vantage point, what perspective, what relationship to left qctivity are these phrases used? How do they define the writer's vantage point.
>> It seems to me that such phrases, even when accurate, separate the speaker from "the left" and implicitly claim a vantage point Outside of and superior to that of those wh are "in" the left. In other words, such phrases label the writer as an "I" in a superior (objective?) position passing judgment on "them."
>> I find this position disturbing.
> yeah. you actually said it better than I did. thanks.

And of course, neither of you is passing judgment on anyone else, right?


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