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This is *really* interesting, a defense of Diana Johnstone's article in
MR that characterizes me as "pathologically prolix". I should add that
to Mark Cooper's description of me years ago as the "prolific buffoon".
As I said in my latest article, I have had 1,104,852 unique visitors
since 2004 to the Unrepentant Marxist. This blog is obviously not part
of the 10 percent of committed Marxists I am addressing.
What's of real interest to me is not the article by this anonymous
blogger but his blogroll which is really a barometer of Red-Brown
politics today. Let me go through some of them:
1. Cogito, Ergo, Sum--Seeking truth and beauty from the heavenly city.
A Christian blog with the latest article on "Having Children Study the
Bible", just the sort of thing that resonates with Johnstone's defense
of Stalin, I guess.
2. Cultura Transversal
A Spanish-language website now defunct apparently that includes an
article praising an "anti-globalization" book by Alain de Benoist. Who's
Alain de Benoist, you ask? He is a founder of the New Right movement in
France that is considered a major influence on Richard Spencer et al's
alt-right. Some scholars consider de Benoist a fascist.
3. Dissident Voice
Began as a voice of opposition to the invasion of Iraq and is now a
typical conspiracist website like Information Clearing House, Global
Research, Voltairenet et al.
4. El Manifiesto
Another Spanish-language pro-Benoist website that has an article on the
"immigration invasion" of Europe and a big portrait of Stalin on the
home page. Perfect.
5. Institute for National Revolutionary Studies
Includes an article with positive references to Otto Strasser, the Nazi
"leftist" killed by Hitler on the night of the long knives
Russian website of a think-tank that has a board of directors led by
Konstantin Malofeev. He is described in a ThinkProgress article:
Malofeev, 42, made his fortune in private equity and now runs Russia’s
largest charity —the St. Basil the Great Foundation. He’s also president
of Katehon, a right-wing think tank, and started his own television
station, Tsargrad TV, a platform for figures like American conspiracy
theorist Alex Jones and Russian philosopher Aleksandr Dugin — a man
known as “Putin’s Rasputin,” as well as a member of Katehon’s
supervisory board. Malofeev is a traditionalist, much like Dugin, and a
devout practitioner of the Orthodox faith.
7. The National Party – Ireland
Described by Wikipedia as a far-right party that is anti-abortion and
anti-immigration. A Wikipedia article on its leader Justin Barrett states:
Barrett has spoken at events organised by the neo-nazi National
Democratic Party of Germany (German: Nationaldemokratische Partei
Deutschlands, NPD) several times, and was the guest of honour at a NPD
rally in Passau, Germany in 2000, in which anti-Semitic speeches,
peppered with quotes from Adolf Hitler were given, alongside claims that
"Germany was the biggest victim of the second World War". Hundreds of
skinheads gave standing ovations to elderly Nazis.
The about us page speaks frankly: "Thermidor Magazine is an
international samizdat publication dedicated to giving a voice to the
New Far Right Internationale."
A filthy anti-immigration website, the most recent article is by Ann
Coulter: Contract With Republicans—Point 1 Is BUILD THE WALL!
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