Re: [sixties-l] Black Panther Party debate

From: Ron Jacobs (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 19:08:10 CUT

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    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.
    -ron jacobs

    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.
    >Allen Mayes

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