Sensei's of the left

Algol wrote:

I did keep in mind what we’re talking about, you mentioned a cowboy flying down to the White House as evidence to support your argument. I simply refuted that, plain and simple.

No, I didn’t say that. In your dreams maybe?

the rest? Whatever.

I guess with that other thread, we can add Krugman’s name to the list.

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Chomsky is truly a vile human being. And yes, rage against the machine and pearl jam do suck.

Pearl Suck :slight_smile:

My main gripe with Chomsky is that he’s not who he says he is. He may wave the anarcho-syndacist flag and say that he’s for the working class to organize, but his speeches reveal that he’s more of a Stalinist/Trotskyist. He hates states’ rights. He hates pretty much all companies and corporations. He supports the federal government intervening in the marketplace in the name of workers rights and he does it all blaming America for every social ill that has occurred.

Of course, when it comes for Mr. Chomsky to actually live by what he preaches, his actions reveal that he’d rather not do any of that.

Hoover Institution - Hoover Digest - Noam Chomsky, Closet Capitalist

I approve :yes:
Although most of the stuff I listen to is newer, like Aryeon and Dream Theater. Oh, and I really love Transatlantic’s “Bridge Across Forever” album too.

edit:Yes! I unknowingly replied to a really old post :tongue:

So I go and try a new sub place yesterday, and on the wall is a poster of Che Guevara. They will not be getting any of my business. The town I live in is getting more moonbatty by the day. Anyway definately a Sensei.

**The Real Che Guevara
An essay by Dr. Douglas Young, Professor of Political Science & History at Gainesville State College
February 10, 2009
**Hollywood has dutifully churned out yet another cinematic agitprop paean to a leftist “martyr,” this time Ernesto Guevara. So let’s recall the real “Che” and try to discern why many supposedly democratic, civil libertarian liberals still swoon over this Stalinist mass-murderer.
*The real Guevara was a reckless bourgeois adrenaline-junkie seeking a place in history as a liberator of the oppressed. But this fanatic’s vehicle of “liberation” was Stalinism, named for Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, murderer of well over 20 million of his own people. As one of Castro’s top lieutenants, Che helped steer Cuba’s revolutionary regime in a radically repressive direction. Soon after overthrowing Batista, Guevara choreographed the executions of hundreds of Batista officials without any fair trials. He thought nothing of summarily executing even fellow guerrillas suspected of disloyalty and shot one himself with no due process.

Che was a purist political fanatic who saw everything in stark black and white. Therefore he vociferously opposed freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, protest, or any other rights not completely consistent with his North Korean-style communism. How many rock music-loving teens sporting Guevara t-shirts today know their hero supported Cuba’s 1960s’ repression of the genre? How many homosexual fans know he had gays jailed?

Did the Obama volunteers in that Texas campaign headquarters with Che’s poster on the wall know that Guevara fervently opposed any free elections? How “progressive” is that?

“We must say here what is a known truth, which we have always expressed before the world: firing squad executions, yes, we have executed; we are executing and we will continue to execute as long as is necessary. Our struggle is a struggle to the death.”
Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna
UN General Assembly, 1964

Che Guevara argued in his writings and speeches that hatred is good because it, “transforms us into effective, violent, selective, and cold killing machines” Yet Mahatma Gandhi directly challenged this kind of thinking when decades before Che arrived on the political scene others advocated the same methods as Guevara in India arguing with great prescience: “It is a cowardly thought, that of killing others. Whom do you suppose to free by assassination? The millions of India do not desire it. Those who are intoxicated by the wretched modern civilization think these things. Those who will rise to power by murder will certainly not make the nation happy.”

Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Perry, Avenged Sevenfold, Sammy Hagar, Styx, Gene Simmons, Alabama, Ted Nugent, Meatloaf, Johnny Ramone, Alice Cooper, Jeff Baxter, Bobby Steel of The Undead, Dave Smalley of DYS, Joe Escalante of The Vandals, Shawne Smith of Fydolla Ho, {also played as the ditsy girl in the sit-com Becker], Michale Graves of The Misfits to name a few.