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Terrorist Ayers Reviews Marxist Book from the Marxist Perspective...


Here’s a look at the kind of scholastic material that Bill Ayers is producing... a review of an obscure Marxist tract by UCLA professor Peter McLaren, subtitled: From A Self-Realizing, Sensuous Species-Being" - LINK

This is simply a knotty rehash of the discredited line of the old U.S. Communist Party—“Black and White Unite and Fight”—after it had abandoned revolution: class is all that counts, and everything else is just a distraction. Again, there’s nothing easy about contributing to a further understanding of the peculiar intersection of race and class, of hierarchies of color mapped onto relations to production—particularly the murderous role of white supremacy in blocking unity and revolutionary change—but there is an important and relevant conversation underway from [sign in to see URL]. DuBois to James and Grace Lee Boggs, from Audre Lorde to Robin D.G. Kelley, Angela Davis, and bell hooks that could be acknowledged and engaged. Race and gender, gender and class, class and race—a lot has been done and there’s a lot left to do, but smart white male lefties like Peter naming and then dismissing the “triplet” seems more than a little glib. It seems to point toward a limiting white blind-spot and a severely pinched vision of social justice.

In an aside, McLaren manages to both accept and deflect two weaknesses often associated with his work: “While some criticism is substantive—including a welcomed critique of the enciphered language of some academics and a challenge to radical educators to come up with concrete possibilities—much of it is small-minded and petty ... ” (p. 30). Note the “some academics”—Not me! Not me!—and the active “enciphering” to boot. There is, in fact, a self-conscious performativeness on almost every page:

Through policies of increasing its military-industrial-financial interest, it continues to purse its quivering bourgeois lips, bare its imperialist fangs, and suck the lifeblood from the open veins of South America and other regions of the globe. (p. 23)

Watered by the tears of the poor and cultivated by working-class labor, the dreams that sprout from the unmolested soil of capital are those engineered by the ruling class. (p. 20)


On and on and on like that. Who needs waterboarding?

We can just make terrorists read a few paragraphs from Bill Ayers’ published work.

But that would be cruel and inhumane...

Perhaps Ayers and Dorn could get the Ward Churchill treatment by their school?

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Other then exhibiting more of your douchebaggery, what's your point???????
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That anyone who has any respect for this nitwit is a douchbag.

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Hearing you say that makes me respect him even more, due to the fact that in the short time i've been reading your post, one thing has become very clear to [sign in to see URL] are wrong about everything!!!
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It's a book review. What exactly are we supposed to glean about "the person" based on what has been provided?

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Well Vito, pehaps an insight into his twisted thinking for starters...

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And what "twisted thinking" would that be?

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Re-read his thoughts. It's blatently obvious. I would not want this crazy bastard teaching my children.

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The great thing about his (and other whacko's like him) pseudo-intellectual bilge is that you don't require much in the way of talent, intellect, or even ambition to write it.

It just sort of writes itself.... throw in a few references to hegemony, a little bit of talk of "empire" and discourses, and you've written just about any dissertation, from the marxist political left.

Boiler-plate and bunk


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JimDuncansGhost wrote:

The great thing about his (and other whacko's like him) pseudo-intellectual bilge is that you don't require much in the way of talent, intellect, or even ambition to write it.

It just sort of writes itself.... throw in a few references to hegemony, a little bit of talk of "empire" and discourses, and you've written just about any dissertation, from the marxist political left.

Boiler-plate and bunk





Amazingly, that sounds just like most of the talk radio heads and right wing pundits' [sign in to see URL] nauseum regurgitation of 1940s and 1950s rhetoric and [sign in to see URL] altered to reflect currents times and fears/apprehensions.

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