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by the "gleeful slashers" on this listserve


what chutzpah

so-called leftists

absolute contempt

so-called leftists

for any standards of evidence whatsoever

infantile

ignorant

knee-jerk

no-nothing [sic] leftism

so-called leftists

American left in the toilet

crap

well-known quack

utter nonsense such as homeopathy

anti-science left

self-righteousness

ignorance

ragged cloak stained of delusion.

going back to Marx ... like Christians who go to their bible

skim the surface of any subject

justify their convenient and self enforcing categories

so-called leftists

blow empty rhetoric

adamantine walls of self-righteousness

obiously another quack

so-called leftists

no citation to Marx or Engels

considered any sort of leftist at all

highly questionable research

out-of-the-way "peer-reviewed" journals

no citation to Marx or Engels

no citation to Marx or Engels

no citation to Marx or Engels

so-called leftists

quack

quack




At 12:19 AM 2/16/2007, you wrote:
>Doesn't deserve a response, but here it is anyway. I was a lefty 
>activist, a member of a proscribed organization starting in 1969. I 
>was their printing coordinator in Boston, responsible for printing 
>tens of thousands of flyers and pamphlets, showing people the 
>origins of imperialism, racism, and poverty and empowering people to 
>fight back. I organized an anti-nuclear groups, and then, later, a 
>Pledge of Resistance group in the suburbs during the Central 
>American wars, writing most of their literature. I was one of the 
>organizers of BioDevastation 2000, and the only person to have 
>crashed the Biotechnology Industry Organization party at the Boston 
>Science Museum. I was a red-diaper baby; my parents were members of 
>the CPUSA. My father was a factory union organizer.
>
>While doing this, I also learned about the central mechanism of US 
>foreign policy (the US security services - Military Intelligence and 
>the Central Intelligence Agency) and its direct connections to the 
>most prominent US businesses, the role of public relations in 
>swaying public opinion (Chomsky, Necessary Illusions and 
>Manufacturing Consent), and the true nature of the pharmaceutical 
>industry and their current profit model (illness maintenance). I 
>came to realize that the communist movement failed (and most 
>movements fail) because they way underestimate the power of the 
>ruling classes and because, as in the early Soviet Union, they mimic 
>ruling class organization, seeding their own destruction by creating 
>the illusion that such organization is OK as long as good people are 
>in the leadership.
>
>Is that sufficient, or do I need peer-reviewed journal articles in 
>Monthly Review for my credentials?
>
>Jonathan
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:03 PM
>Subject: Re: Mitchel's Marxism & the Environment talk now on-line
>
>
>>Michael Balter writes:
>>
>>>      This post from Jonathan Campbell is an example, to me anyway, of the
>>>absolute contempt that some so-called leftists have not just for
>>>science
>>
>>On what grounds can Jonathan Campbell be considered any sort of leftist
>>at all, even  a "so-called" one?
>>
>>:-)
>>
>>Carrol