LISTEN MARXIST ZAPATISTA!
'...If its a tactic, ie, wearing black and masks, then I'm against this as a
> tactic, period. It splits the people into two groups, the black clad and
> everyone else.
> It smacks of some sort of Batman superhero posturing. Here comes the
> Black Bloc to save the day! As the benighted masses look on stupidly or
> cheer. Or get "educated" by a cop's nightstick after the superheroes run
> If you think the the role of the working class is to liberate itself, as
> itself, as a class for itself, there is no place for this sort of thing.
> It will have to be outgrown as an infantile disorder, as class
> consciousness makes headway.
> Jon Flanders
> Andrew Pollack...'
AND KEEP LISTENING POSTURING MARXIST SUBDELEGATE!
'...It is not that easy to confidently articulate your politics behind a mask. Luckily, leftists in all sorts of dangerous situations, under conditions of illegality, surveillance, and war, have managed to do without them for well over a century.
Masks, after all, aren’t good for talking to people. They’re good for robbing banks and running around drunkenly on Halloween terrifying small children. But why would you need to waste time talking to people when there is action to be taken? It’s as if the old socialist appeal to “educate, organize, agitate” has morphed in a drone-like call for just the latter. Shit is fucked up and bullshit.
It’s smoke without fire, tactics without strategy, and all the more frustrating because of the alternatives available to us...'
FROM Bhaskar Sunkara - February 10
SUBCOMMANDANTE MARCOS if you value strategy and marxist socialism then TAKE OFF THIS MASK!
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