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An amussing Piece on Bob Avakian
08 Jan 2001
Chairman Bob never changes, never ages, his "proletarian" cap, his flannel work shirt, the same fixed expression of dour fanaticism staring into the "inevitable" Communist future, frozen in time and preserved forever, like a mastodon under the Siberian ice.
THE BOB AVAKIAN STORY
Good old Chairman Bob! How nice to know that some things never change: while the a good many of the New Leftists of his era are high-rolling stockbrokers, pampered academics, or else highly placed officials in the governments of the NATO countries (such as German Foreign Minister Joshka Fischer), there he is, still at the same old stand after all these years. Avakian was a prime mover in SDS during its heyday, the progenitor of a Maoist faction that eventually became at least for a while the largest and most aggressively visible radical left group outside of the Communist Party. The son of a federal judge, Avakian was so incensed at the "revisionist" Deng Xiaoping's visit to America during the eighties that he led hundreds of his followers in what amounted to an all-out assault on the Chinese embassy in Washington: the feds booked him on multiple felony counts, but he fled to Europe where he has lived ever since. From there the Chairman-in-exile sends long epistles to his followers, with titles like "Democracy: Can't We Do Better Than That?" and "This System is Doomed Let's Finish it Off!" presumably written in some cafe on the Left Bank (where else?). His photo always accompanies these tirades, and it is the same one the paper has been printing for the past twenty years: Chairman Bob never changes, never ages, his "proletarian" cap, his flannel work shirt, the same fixed expression of dour fanaticism staring into the "inevitable" Communist future, frozen in time and preserved forever, like a mastodon under the Siberian ice.
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Devisiveness is suicide!
08 Jan 2001


To assume that this new generation is nothing more than a bourgeoise click of stockbrokers is absurd. You obviously have been taking part as far as your armchair will lean. As far as bourgeoise goes its pretty fucking bourgeoise to mock and undermine revolutionaries in a way that completely ignores thier thier ideology but nit picks at thier cap and beard.You sound like someone who never read the manifesto but mocks marx cause of his beard or engles cause of his suit. Its unnecasary, devisive and overall stupid. Why do you feel the nerd to smash him? Who are you? Well from your reponses your either a provocatuer or a misguided comrade. So if you are misguided then you need to understand political principle and dividing lines. If your a provocatuer which you seem to be, then you expose yourself and everyone sees rt. through you. When provocatuers assault us we can smile cause that means were doing soemthign rt. To be attacked from the other side means were advancing.
-Someone or anyone.



Down with personality cults
15 Jan 2001
"Leaders" who create personality cults deserve to be mocked, especially when they claim to be "scientific" socialists. There's nothing scientific about placing faith in an individual, seeing him as the embodiment of a political philosophy. Marx developed an insightful critique of capitalism. "Marxists" argue about what the old man really meant and which of them are the true marxists. This isn't revolutionary, it's religious.

"Someone or Anyone" uses alot of political language to ague their position, but what's the motivation? Someone (or anyone) who cries bourgeoise when their polical leader is mocked demonstrates my point well: worshiping an individual is a religious act that has nothing in common with revolutionary thought or activity.