[lbo-talk] the beating heart of oakland commune: the kitchen

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Wed Dec 7 20:01:49 PST 2011

-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of Michael Smith Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:01 PM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] the beating heart of oakland commune: the kitchen

On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 20:17:56 -0600 "Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:

> I have never seen a text that used the word "Weatherman" without at best
> falling into nonsense.

Okay, but the question was, what on earth do the Weathermen have to do with the essay about Oakland to which shag posted a link? If I understand it, and you, it makes some points -- very sound ones, I think -- which you have also made.

I haven't read the essay; I was responding to the reference in Doug's post, and I very seriously want to warn people that even as a metaphor references to Weatherman will lead to degradation of political discourse and political thought. I am still sad that Ron Jacobs wrote a book on them. However you approach them, to do so is to distort history and to distort current thought.


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