[FoRK] The real threat of reactionary socialism

Aaron Burt aaron at bavariati.org
Fri May 23 15:44:25 PDT 2008


On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 04:47:01PM -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
> On May 23, 2008, at 4:06 PM, Aaron Burt wrote:
> >On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 02:00:07PM -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
> >>I've recently pointed out here that I'm sensing a growing
> >>reactionary trend among the Dems that threatens to hurl us straight
> >>into the arms of doomed socialism.
> >
> >Sorry, not seeing anything material that even strays to the left of
> >LBJ.  (Or Nixon, for that matter.)
> 
> Nixon didn't nationalize the oil companies, he just instituted wage  
> and price controls.

"Material", not "rhetorical".

> The politician whose name you're struggling for, I believe, is "Hugo  
> Chavez."

An excellent example of what I wasn't talking about, which is why I
didn't mention him, Putin or Mossadegh.  Thanks anyway.

> >BTW, you said "paraphrase" earlier.  Which is it?
> 
> Go dig it up.  That's as verbatim as I could get, running back over it  
> several times.  

Ah, not paraphrased, but (allegedly) verbatim.  Thanks.

BTW, given their history of distortions and outright fabrications, and
their practice of baiting their viewers about this sort of thing, are
you *quite* sure it's wise to get all het up about something you saw on
Fox News?

You might end up embarassing yourself,
  Aaron


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