Re: Marx on Native Americans

1998-01-02 Thread James Heartfield
e standard Marxist interpretation to a fresh re-evaluation. My sources will be scholarly histories of today, not selective quotes from Marx. I look forward to reading it. -- James Heartfield

Re: Marx on Native Americans

1998-01-02 Thread James Heartfield
our little moral universe of good and evil and most be short-circuited as quickly as possible. Real social classes, and the different social relations that sustain them are quickly merged into a caricature of 'rich and poor'. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Marx on Native Americans

1998-01-02 Thread James Heartfield
over your apartment to the Algonquin? Such emotionalism leads to a wholly rhetorical radicalism whose grand gestures are in inverse proportion to its seriousness. -- James Heartfield

Re: Marx on Native Americans

1998-01-03 Thread James Heartfield
n no sense resembles a settler state like Zimbabwe or Israel, since native Americans do not constitute the exploited class in the US. No matter to Louis, for whom understanding the specificity of distinctive historical periods is just a distraction from the true lesson of history: nothing ever

Re: Marx on Native Americans

1998-01-03 Thread James Heartfield
of these treaties today, what role exactly does land ownership play in socialism? -- James Heartfield

Marx on the Westward expansion of the US

1998-01-03 Thread James Heartfield
ers.' P45 Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Marx on Native Americans

1998-01-03 Thread James Heartfield
themselves, not in any innate character of Indian land claims. These were the vessel through which a quite new kind of struggle was being fought, effectively the beginning of identity politics in the US. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Baudrillard

1998-01-14 Thread James Heartfield
raternally -- James Heartfield

Re: M-I: Mythologising Native Americans

1998-01-06 Thread James Heartfield
I ask you! The idea that this kind of obscurantist rubbish has got anything to do with socialism is absurd. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Mythologising native Americans

1998-01-05 Thread James Heartfield
the issue, adopted the cause of the native Americans. I suggest, like much of the 'new social movements' rhetoric, has more to do with a failure to make any great inroads into the American working class, than with a particular dynamic within those movements. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Final Comment

1998-01-09 Thread James Heartfield
rong. The sex-workers comments were not aimed at coerced or non-consensual prostitution, but at prostitutes who bject to being criminalised in the name of saving their honour. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: M-I: Russell Means, the RCP and Jean Baudrillard

1998-01-11 Thread James Heartfield
outlook, because both are an expression of the anti-enlightenment thinking. From this reactionary standpoint it is right to say that Marxism and Capitalism share the same prejudice towards progress and development. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Ireland civil rights II

1998-01-21 Thread James Heartfield
In message Pine.GSO.3.95.980121124314.9867C-10@earth, valis [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes James Heartfield concluded: It's hard to avoid the conclusion that Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness have come away with less than even Yasser Arafat settled for. A pretty pointless comparison, since

Re: on the meaning of success

1998-01-23 Thread James Heartfield
cases you would depending on the entrenched power of capital to defend workers' interests, and, at the same time, giving the West a stick to beat its rivals in Asia with. I think there is something creepy about those Western leaders who complain about low wages in every country but their own.

Re: ForniGate?

1998-01-24 Thread James Heartfield
ily Mirror newspaper (UK): 'Fornigate' -- James Heartfield

Re: Ken Starr

1998-01-31 Thread James Heartfield
than those of parliament (previously a taboo in British constitutional theory) for the first time. Permanent scandal is getting to be the norm for the political process in most countries. -- James Heartfield

Re: Ken Starr

1998-01-31 Thread James Heartfield
In message l03102805b0f90ec15daf@[166.84.250.86], Doug Henwood [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes James Heartfield wrote: Permanent scandal is getting to be the norm for the political process in most countries. Replacing real politics, I suppose, a process the U.S. probably leads the world in. I wrote

Northern Ireland and Blair's US visit

1998-02-01 Thread James Heartfield
ecognize the horrors that are continuing unabated in Ireland. It is time for justice and a legitimate peace process. Contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- James Heartfield

Re: clarification-individualism

1998-02-04 Thread James Heartfield
where it lies, not indulge in a guilt- fest. As Freud said guilt is just self-indulgence. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Said on US-Iraq

1998-02-12 Thread James Heartfield
to no one, while the countries that are provoking a war in the Gulf, the US and Britain, are allowed to gather weapons of mass destruction without a challenge. fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Ireland civil rights III

1998-01-23 Thread James Heartfield
Republicans. Fraternally -- James Heartfield

Re: Baudrillard

1998-01-15 Thread James Heartfield
were bombed was certainly different from that of those who watched the events on TV. I guess you could say this, keeping in mind that Baudrillard does not celebrate but criticizes our post-modern society; and criticism presupposes enlightenment... Does he criticise or celebrate. I read Fatal Strategi

Re: Baudrillard

1998-01-14 Thread James Heartfield
-fashioned view that maturity is indeed a better thing than childishness, I take Baudrillard's temper tantrum as evidence of childishness. -- James Heartfield

Re: Final Comment

1998-01-10 Thread James Heartfield
uot; given when the alternative is a slow and horrible death. This is all very well, but you seem to be arguing that there is no difference between wage slavery and slavery, or between adulthood and childhood. To argue that the power of capital is coercive surely does not mean that we might as wll be slaves, does it? -- James Heartfield

Reply to Louis Proyect

1997-12-18 Thread James Heartfield
doesn't he go the whole hog and endorse the IMF austerity package in Korea: after all, that should reduce the number of car users in Seoul. -- James Heartfield Books Editor, Living Marxism

Native American land rights

1997-12-20 Thread James Heartfield
culmination of the ‘land rights’ came with the Chiliasmic uprising of Sitting Bull’s spirit dance, when Native Americans realised that there was nowhere further West to go and tried to fight. The ensuing slaughter brought an end to the Native American people as a collective entity. James Heartfield

Re: Native American land rights

1997-12-21 Thread James Heartfield
rights against oppression. But that must mean that indigenous peoples' have a right to scure their own economic development, as well as a right to seek work. There really is no way forward but forward. -- James Heartfield

Re: Native American land rights

1997-12-23 Thread James Heartfield
it, and there is a great deal of critique of science, especially of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics and of chaos theory, as I recollect. -- James Heartfield

Re: Marxism and Native Americans

1997-12-21 Thread James Heartfield
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Louis Proyect [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes James Heartfield: Whatever attitude we today might want to take towards the rights of indigenous peoples, it is difficult to find a case for them within the writings of Marx and Engels (whose attitude seems at times close

Re: Native American land rights

1997-12-21 Thread James Heartfield
esentation, ahistoricism, insult and an inability to stick to the point is an example of his Absolutely loathsome stuff and antithetical to Marxism as I will prove. You already have proved it. -- James Heartfield

Re: Marxism and Native Americans

1997-12-21 Thread James Heartfield
, Roman Rosdolsky, Critique Books 1987 -- James Heartfield