To Mr. Williams I say, "Guilty as charged."
Perhaps it will take nothing less than armed struggle to win the respect of some folks. I'd rather err on the side of action than sit back and passively vote for one of two elite candidates that will do NOTHING to help the working class out of its predicament.
Amen, Amen, Amen!! Your comment was excellently put. Thanks so much for writing in!
The building DOES belong to them and all of us, or at least it should. The people's labor created it, not parasitic capitalist pigs who sit on their fat asses all day in board meetings trying to figure out how to squeeze more profits out of the workers who are their slaves.
Also, everybody works, it can't be avoided. Just because a person might be unemployed doesn't mean they don't work. By the way, I'll bet most of those folks you are demonizing do have jobs. I also think the Occupiers and Anarchists are engaged in much more valuable work than most of the middle class trash who denounce them because they make them feel ashamed for being asslickers of the rich.
Your article about the Carrboro Anarchists had the opposite effect on me of that which was intended. Yes, I'm quite sure the delicate sensibilities of bourgeois / middle class citizens are shocked at such brazen displays of initiative, direct action and effrontery toward the sanctity of private property. Yes, the fetish worship of private property trumps all other concerns. The bourgeoisie fall to their knees before the golden calf. I, on the other hand, am a class-conscious member of the working class; in other words, a proletarian. I don't see private property as sacred. I feel it should be abolished. I also recognize the middle class as my bitter enemies in the class war that they started. Why should the Anarchists, who despise the state, appeal to the state to solve a community problem. The state is their enemy! As it should be. A state is merely the domination of one class over another. This state, and the whole of the United States, is merely a tool of the bourgeoisie to dominate and exploit the working class. Why couldn't those middle class residents simply join with the Anarchists in occupying that building? Aside from the blasphemous attack on private property (in this case, temporarily occupying an abandoned building to make a larger statement), the article indicates that perhaps they were turned off by the masks and the taking of direct action by regular folks without consulting the bourgeois masters. Well, the bourgeoisie wears masks too; and when those masks slip off, and the monsters beneath are revealed for all to see, it may prove difficult for the masters to retain control over their slaves. The Anarchists are correct, there will be a CVS at that location if the politely corrupt method of town government is followed.
- Joseph Waters
Excellent article ("The Republican war on reality," Nov. 9). Sounds like Mr. Weiler has perhaps read The Authoritarians by psychologist Bob Altemeyer. This book really delves into what makes conservative, right-wing types tick. These damaged minds and warped personalities are truly authoritarian to the core. For the vast majority of them, it's not that they desire to rule over people themselves, but instead are what Dr. Altemeyer calls "authoritarian followers." As he says in the book, rather than seeing them as the popular metaphor of gullible sheep that are easily led, they should really be viewed as army ants on the march. This book will make so many puzzling mysteries about conservatives clear. It's available for free online and is well worth the read. Both informative and terrifying, you can find it here: http://members.shaw.ca/jeanaltemeyer/drbob…
The police, the establishment, and their fascist corporate-state ARE the enemy. I know where I stand.
". . .when I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on."
- George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia
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