[lbo-talk] why Paul is a fascist

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Dec 23 09:44:29 PST 2011

On Dec 23, 2011, at 12:20 PM, Marv Gandall wrote:

> On 2011-12-23, at 11:58 AM, Carrol Cox wrote:
>> "Fascist" becomes a mere excuse for sticking with the fucking DP.
> Another sweeping pronunciamento.
> The Black Panthers, whom you hold up as your exemplar, routinely (and mistakenly) denounced the US as a "fascist" country.
> Were they also just shilling for the DP?

In current usage, and not that of 40+ years ago, Carrol is about 90% right. It's not just the "fascist" - it's the whole obsession with The Right. It overlooks how awful the Dems are, and typically operates as a way of pushing the reluctant into the Donkey's arms. You see it in the CP press (represented here by Cde Brown), you see it in all the little foundation-funded orgs that obsess about the neo-Nazi threat, etc.


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