Thanks for the insults, Mr. Mayes. Now, if I can interject a bit of
reality into your comments--One of the enduring legacies of the apologists
for the European and American empires has been to excuse countless horrors
throught the past four centuries: the Atlantic slave trade, colonialism,
and the slaughter of the indigenous peoples of the Americas to name but three.
At 09:02 PM 06/14/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Apparently, good intentions are more important than the facts or the
>results. This seems to be the point that many of the Black Panther Party
>apologists who post here are making. This is typical of the radical left
>in general. This type of thinking has been used to excuse countless
>horrors throughout the past century. I think it is time to learn from
>the past instead of reconstructing it to make it more palatable to our
>consciences. Bravo to David Horowitz and others who have fought to bring
>the truth to light.
>Ive noticed that Ron Jacobs accuses Mr. Horowitz of seeing the world in
>absolute terms. Ironically, one of the enduring legacies of the
>sixties left is the tendency of many in our society to view the world in
>precisely those same terms (i.e. oppressors and oppressed). This is a
>legacy with tragic consequences for everyone, but especially those
>people the left claims to care so much about. (more irony!)
>One more thing: Art McGee says Mr. Horowitz possesses a lack of
>intellectual depth. To be honest, one doesnt need much intellectual
>depth to refute the failed ideologies and policies of the radical left.
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