[lit-ideas] Re: Africa and The New U.S. Imperial Grand Strategy

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:00:16 -0700 (PDT)

--- Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I was disappointed to find this post shares with
> some of my recent posts the
> ignominy of being completely ignored.

*So you thought a couple of insults might do the job
of getting a response ?
It does usually work, but I'm not in the mood now.
I've noticed your post on ontological/epistemological
issues but I thought you were arguing with Walter so I
didn't feel that I needed to respond. 

 Having thought
> long and hard about how
> I might make my posts more enticing, I thought I
> might offer you the fruits
> of my reflections. In this case, for example, I
> would re-title the thread -
> say, "Full-on African Invasion - The New U.S. KKK
> Imperial Grand Wizard
> Strategy", and then perhaps explain why the Grand
> Wizard has moved from being
> a staunch isolationist to a staunch interventionist.

*Right, except that I am not being paid for this.

> As to some of the details of your argument: 

*It's not my argument pardons, it's an article. You
might assume that I posted the article because I find
it somewhat interesting and maybe I am broadly in
agreement with it, but I could hardly be held
reponsible for every sentence or formulation in it.

> > Imperialism is constant for capitalism.
> I would source this "constant" to the relevant
> maths, physics or other
> textbook in order to avoid any impression that it is
> just high-handed
> pretentious drivel.

*If you would read the actual article, of which this
is just the intro paragraph, you would find that this
gets sourced to Lenin etc. There is plenty of Marxist
literature on why capitalism is inherently
imperialistic; in the same time the thesis is not so
universally accepted or self-evident as to not warrant
being reiterated. Sorry gotta go now.


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