April 1, 2007
We Have a Winner!
Having over the past two months or so carefully excluded from public view sundry offers involving penile enlargement and/or teenage Russian babes-in-thongs, this humble blog has just posted its 100th comment.
The comment-- found here -- was a suggestion by The Constructivist that my experience as theoretician, youth organizer, and sole known cadre of the Vanguard Workers Revolutionary Marxist-Leninist Labor Party USA (Bolshevik-Reconstructed) might now be put to good use as a member of the We Are All Giant Nuclear Fireball Now Party, which is, I believe, a rotten bloc of Mensheviks and liquidationists.
Normally, of course, I would scorn a rotten bloc of Mensheviks and liquidationists -- even if it does announce itself as an avatar of revolutionary disgust (the one healthy political emotion):
Disgust with the corporate triopoly of Democratic-Green- Republican politics in the United States and its craven enablers in the American mass media. Disgust at the intellectual creamed corn served up by American universities and their military-industrial masters. Disgust at the pollution of our air and groundwater, at illegal war and corporate pillage, at the immiseration of the vast majority of the planet's sentient life, at the evisceration of international law, and, most of all, at the insufficient disgust of people who condemn these things somewhat less vehemently than we do. For those people are all that stand between us and a truly radical transformation of something or other.
One can't help wondering if WAAGNFNP is not, for all its seeming opposition, actually part of the problem.
Be that as it may, no hardened Bolshevik will fail to do entry work in a centrist organization when the oppotunity presents itself.
Provided I am allowed to sell old copies of Projectile (the quarterly "theoretical supplement" of Proletarian Hammer newspaper) at public meetings of WAAGNFNP, then we may begin to engage in talks leading to fusion. As it were.
Posted by smclemee at April 1, 2007 3:15 PM
As a minor functionary in the WAAGNFNP I probably shouldn't say this, but that party has the disadvantage of having members - which, as you know from your own experience, makes ideological purity impossible. However, given our goal of global destruction, we aim to purify all the parties by liquidating their membership, thereby overcoming all the basic contradictions. Without having to make any definite claims at to what those are. Trust me, you'll feel right at home.
Posted by: christian h. at April 1, 2007 10:01 PM
Ah, Comrade McLemee, I salute your bravery.
When I was young and foolish, I once tried to form a WAAGNFNP splinter cell (the We All Giant Nuclear Fireball Now Party, ostensibly to appeal to Captain Caveman fans, but actually with other and more nefarious motives). Only by urging Chairman Berube to take up his world-historical mantle as the L. Ron Hubbard of the end times and turning stool pigeon in the Glorious Chris Clarke Show Trial was I able to insinuate myself back into the Party's good graces.
What the more acronymically-endowed Party leaders will do to/with you, I shudder to imagine. Your advocacy for a clearly untheorized and outdated approach to the Global Nuclear Fireball ("Projectile," indeed!) is but one of many places where your "more annihilistic than thou" rhetoric will meet the fate it so richly deserves.
Posted by: The Constructivist at April 2, 2007 12:59 AM
Scott, there will be only one public meeting of the WAAGNFNP.
You're certainly welcome to bring along reading material, however.
Posted by: peter ramus at April 2, 2007 2:00 AM
"Be that as it may, no hardened Bolshevik will fail to do entry work in a centrist organization when the oppotunity presents itself."
We only need the center core to facilitate the necessary chain reaction so that complete splintering will be radically enhanced at the speed of light squared.
Posted by: spyder at April 2, 2007 11:05 AM