Friday, September 15, 2006

Too Terrible To Contemplate

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I'm a huge fan of Joe Bageant. His brilliant insights into the class struggle and the inevitable meltdown that is in America's future is brilliant and often powerfully moving.

This exchange with one of his readers caught my eye and I thought I would share it.

The painful truth:

I can assure you that "less conservative folks below the center of the food chain" are not only waking up, but are establishing networks and accumulating the materiel required for resistance of a type most of us find too terrible to contemplate. Their perceptions of the causes would strike the left in this country as uninformed and be considered ignorant by middle class liberals. They have never read Chomsky and they do not have the skills to articulate their political positions. But they do have certain skills gained in Nam and Iraq and Afganistan.

Yep.

3 Comments:

Anonymous UT said...

Long time ago somebody asked me if knew Noam Chomsky; the question was asked because of my views and opinions, and I had no idea who this guy was until 3 years ago. N. Chomsky is really left , even socialist 100%. One of this daughters lives in South America, she run from the US, I forgot the name of the place, I think it's in El Salvador, one of these countries completely different from the USA that I would not even go if someone was giving me money (violence). Some intellectuals are able to do that and they live even in Russia. We usally call them "expat" but these guys will never come back to the US.

I know the work of N. Chomsky and even more. I enjoy reading some his essays (not that much heavy-weight books he wrote himself over his 200 books) but not all of them. I am one of those guys that consider socialism and capitalism can live together in the same country for the good of the people, and Chomsky views go beyond this point. He's got a double language, a conventional one used mainly in the US, and abroad he is very radical. His popularity abroad is due to the fact of american, feeling american but demonizing the USA most of the time. Freedom of speech is still important in the US, I doubt he would adopt this speech in China. I remember one of his interviews in a radio in Dublin, and it was almost an invititation to open violence. YUCK.

In the US there are lots of types of underground networks, the same ones than in Europe and people who came from these networks have para-military experiences, and I dislike their views. Some of these guys like in MI state never woke up from the american revolution and they still think they are in revolution times. Between the US army and these types of people, the gap is not that big, no wonder why there has always been an NSA program. When you feel in freedom, boulimic people want more of this freedom and they start confusing it with the freedom of others: killing innocent people. Look at Timothy Mc Veigh for example.

Sometimes I wonder why I've never been US citizen and sometimes I blame it on the fact that I was in the army although I hated it. In the US they investigated me and in a meeting they asked me why I was in the army and what I was doing over there. It is the kind of things that make you wonder what the fuck is wrong with these people working for the US gov. I swear, I felt like they were treating me like a terrorist or a piece of shite on the land of the Indians. Too bad for these guys, I've never been an outlaw, never did a felony, not even got a fine, nothing, they never liked the fact that I was French, that is all.Too bad for them also because I am a peaceful foreigner even if I rant alot.


I was today 2 threads below, i don't even kno why. I think I wanted to reply to Again, or told him I will reply to him. I was at the hospital yesterday and today this morning. I don't know what is wrong with me. I was so much in pain that I had a 5 hours panic attack and it knocked me out. Then later it got so bad that the medics thought I was going to kill myself. Then I found myself with other patients, in a green outfit, they gave me medication and shots, I thought I was in this movie with Jack Nicholson "over the cuckoo's nest". I was even feeling drunk and I was zigzging as I was walking.

I'm trying to go back to work and I am lying to myself, I won't be ale to handle my job with pain and stress.
I have Xanax and I think I am going to take one because I can't even sleep with that pain. I may reconsider to go surgery, even if they cut me open, I am hurting badly grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Sorry for the typos but gotta go

Sat Sep 16, 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

"I can assure you that "less conservative folks below the center of the food chain" are not only waking up, but are establishing networks and accumulating the materiel required for resistance of a type most of us find too terrible to contemplate." ==== Hear, hear! And "let justice be served, though the heavens may fall!" (Of course, it's hardly "too terrible to comtemplate" for me; *refreshing* would be a more realistic description.) There comes a time, for any oppressed people, when they ultimately embrace the conviction that they *must* restore their own empowerment in government by any means necessary. And that time is fast approaching in Fascist Amerika. "Up against the WALL, motherfucker!"

Sat Sep 16, 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

{Sigh} The world has been rendered SO much poorer: Remembering Ann Richards, by Molly Ivins ==== "Poor George, he can't help it -- he was born with a silver foot in his mouth!" ~ Ann Richards [Godspeed!]

Sat Sep 16, 05:08:00 AM  

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