Re: The International Forum on Globalization - More suitablefor Halloween than Valentines...

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 09:29:38 MST

Michael Lorrey <> wrote:
> The incongruity is even more pronounced when you consider that these
> people are invariably claiming to be some flavor of anarchist or
> libertarian-socialists while at the same time advocating the US
> equivalent of a Soviet State to accomplish their political aims (and at
> the same time saying the Soviet Union was an aberration, not 'real'
> socialism, etc). They claim they oppose people like Kazinski while
> fawning over his Manifesto. I've been embedding myself in their online
> communities, and its rather baffling, still, at how illogical,
> irrational, and emotionally motivated they all seem to be. They have a
> fundamental inability, typically, to carry on a rational debate: they
> either launch into foaming at the mouth or else dismiss your arguments,
> claiming its covered in the Anarchism FAQ (especially when it isn't).
> When you actually counter their points they get all flustery claiming
> that that venue is not a place for debate, that all anarchists have
> always been socialists and anti-capital (typically because they kick out
> anyone who isn't), and that you don't belong there.
> What they are are big government totalitarian socialists.

So why not make use of them? The revolution needs shock troops...


Michael Wiik
Messagenet Communications Research
Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants

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