[lbo-talk] A liberal geek defense of Ron Paul

shag carpet bomb shag at cleandraws.com
Sat Dec 31 11:03:16 PST 2011

that's nice.

At 01:19 PM 12/31/2011, Somebody Somebody wrote:
>Shag: but you're not mad or angry at him. that's the key. you aren't all
>worked up about it, as if there was some sort of betrayal.
>Okay, so if you're not a liberal, what leader can you get mad at and look
>upon their government as a betrayal? Stalin? Raul Castro?
>This kind of anti-government rhetoric and world-weary cynicism bleeds away
>from Marxism into anarchism.
>Even from a socialist standpoint, it's possible to be angry at individual
>bourgeois leaders who fail by capitalist standards. For example,
>capitalist politicians in India anger people in the CPI(M) and other
>communist parties not just because they're in favor of exploitation, but
>because they're corrupt, communalist (especially but not only the BJP), or
>simply ineffective at industrializing the country compared to China and
>East Asian capitalist nations.

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