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  • in reply to: Anti-war and anti-imperialist but not anti-capitalist #232145
    imposs1904
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    The United National Antiwar Coalition is affiliated to – maybe even a front for – the Workers World Party. Not saying he’s a member or a fellow-traveller of the WWP. He might just be a useful idiot for them.

    Though the WWP has it historic roots in the American Socialist Workers Party, they’re best described as tankies at this point.

    Not a fan.

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    in reply to: August SS pdf #232073
    imposs1904
    Participant

    You might want to retitle it. People might not realise that ‘SS AUGUST 2022 web’ is a PDF.

    in reply to: August SS pdf #231948
    imposs1904
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    A genuine question: why do you think it’s painful to read the website version?

    PS – There is a PDF of this month’s Socialist Standard. Someone sent me a copy.

    in reply to: true and false July 2022 book review page / Bukharin #231033
    imposs1904
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    Surely an album review deserved its own separate page?

    If only to mark the fact that it’s only the fifth album review in 1415 issues of the Socialist Standard.

    in reply to: Our 2022 local election campaign #229378
    imposs1904
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    The only reason Mr Blobby would have got more votes is because he once appeared on the front cover of the Socialist Standard.

    That aside, DJP makes a fair point which I happen to agree with.

    in reply to: Our 2022 local election campaign #228675
    imposs1904
    Participant

    I have some sympathy for that reformist demand.

    in reply to: the bread book #228672
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Such a wanky nickname for a book.

    in reply to: Socialist Standard Past & Present Blog #225416
    imposs1904
    Participant

    What the world’s been waiting for: the 20 most viewed articles on the Socialist Standard Past and Present blog in 2021:

    https://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-word-from-your-sponsor.html

    in reply to: The SPGB – A view from the outside #220848
    imposs1904
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    Ross Bradshaw sent me that link two weeks ago. My bad that I did not pass it on.

    I think Andrew Whitehead cribbed that comment about Jack Fitzgerald from the SPGB wiki page. You wouldn’t get that idea of Fitzgerald simply from reading old bound volumes of the Standard.

    in reply to: New audio uploads #217786
    imposs1904
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    I always welcome these uploads as an opportunity to listen back to my own contributions during the discussions, so that I can curl up in embarrassment, whimpering to myself: ‘What the hell was I thinking when I said that?’

    It keeps me humble.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by imposs1904.
    in reply to: Royal Family #216786
    imposs1904
    Participant

    The current number one read on the Socialist Standard Past and Present blog:

    A Duke Distorts Marx (1986)

    in reply to: Labour to focus on flag and patriotism #216504
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Just read this article this morning in a not so old Socialist Standard.

    The Labour Party shagging the flag is like flared trousers: it comes back into fashion every 10 or 12 years:

    Manufacturing Britishness (2008)

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by imposs1904.
    in reply to: Website and Forum problems #215833
    imposs1904
    Participant

    I haven’t experienced any difficulties on the website.

    in reply to: “Woke” #215814
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Thanks for your Ted Talk.

    in reply to: “Woke” #215805
    imposs1904
    Participant

    “So you are for the Loony Left?

    That is what they’re all about: erasing and silencing.”

    Yeah, you got me bang to rights.

    I live in the States and I had to look up the Cervantes statue story. It was not a big news story over here. So, some ignorant numpties defaced a statue not knowing who he was . . . or maybe they did, and they defaced it out of frustration ‘cos – like me – they couldn’t finish Don Quixote.

    It’s not on a par with these muppets from 2000 but it is facepalm funnier, I guess:

    Paediatrician attacks ‘ignorant’ vandals

    PS – for the hard of hearing – I’m not in favour of ‘cancel culture’ but neither am I in favour of right-wing culture war talking points either. In many cases I think there are wankers on both sides who are birds of a feather.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by imposs1904.
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