Chomsky chomps French intellectuals. Like consumerism, a distraction… Third World intellectuals need rationality or are divorced from popular struggle…
Berkeley Tribe (1970)
The pigs are freaking in Disneyland. During the last few weeks posters like the above have been appearing on the walls of Amerika—the work of your local “card-carrying” Yippies. Rumor has it that up to 100,000 dope-crazed, bizarro Yippies and Yippie-symps will converge on the All-Amerikan playground on August 6th to celebrate International Pow-Wow Day (which just happens to be the 25th anniversary of the dropping of the first atom bomb on Hiroshima)
The honko city fathers of Santa Barbara are putting on their traditional Fiesta Week (Aug 6-10) commemorating the town’s glorious Spanish Heritage (even the Chicanos are permitted a place in the Fiesta—in peasant costumes, of course). While the Brown Berets are dealing with the Fiesta, Isla Vista is getting on a righteous Counter-Culture Fiesta (dope, music, food, bank-burnings, and other revolutionary games).
This August why don’t you vacation in sunny Southern California?
(album, Vortice Marxista by Babasonicos).
One helluva Bolshevik Penpal ear worm
(Antonio Fargas is Huggy Bear)
Mr. Bean meets Marx (one of my favourite skits…ever)
“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally the common people don’t want war, neither in Russia, nor in England, nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is always the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Hermann Goering, Hitler’s No. 2 and Head of the Nazi Luftwaffe, 1946.