[sixties-l] Re: sixties-l-Tom Hayden Sells Out

From: Jeffrey Blankfort (jab@tucradio.org)
Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 18:57:02 CUT

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    Stew Albert writes:
    > Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 21:06:01 EDT
    Yeah, Stew, you're right about Lovestone, and I'm not about defending
    the CP which beginning with Roosevelt, hasn't found a Democrat it
    couldn't support, but I am not sure that it was ex-CPers to started
    National Review. Bill Buckley? There were a number of folks live
    Irving Brown and Tom Donohue, from Social Democrats USA, who did their
    Cold War work within the AFL-CIA. But a big difference is that what was
    then the left, or progressives, in general, wanted no part of them.

    Here you have Hayden, for example, who not only supported Israel's
    bloody unprovoked invasion of Lebanon, which left 20,000 Lebanese and
    Palestinians dead and brought tens of thousands of Israelis in the
    streets in protest, but he went with wife Jane to Beirut and sat with
    Israeli gunners as they shelled Beirut during a 76-day siege and then
    refused to meet with Israeli anti-war activists when they returned to
    Israel. If you think this is acceptable behavior and Hayden should be
    excused for this breach of, shall we say good taste, I don't. For me,
    having been in Beirut and having seen what the Israelis did there, I
    would no more have anything to do with him then I would with someone who
    had accompanied the Nazis as they rounded up Jews. Arab lives,
    apparently, do not have the same value in American society, across
    virtually the entire breadth of the political spectrum.

    Now Hayden is playing Jesse Jackson's game, trying to keep wavering
    left-libs from straying into Nader's camp. That was his role on the
    streets, and that his son Troy was hit by a rubber bullet, is something
    his conscience, if he has one, will have to live with. Or why he did not
    go on the floor of the convention, as did some delegates in 68, to
    protest the police actions in the streets.

    Jeff Blankfort

    From: StewA@AOL.COM
    > Subject: Re: [sixties-l] Re: sixties-l-Robert Scheer sells out
    > You should consider former CP leader Jay Lovestone who became a major player
    > in the CIA -AFL-CIO cold war alliance for world capitalist hegemony. And all
    > the ex-CPers who helped start the super influential right wing National
    > Review. And then there were all those ex-CPers who just became apolitical
    > businesmen. (I know a few.) Hayden is a saint next to them.
    > I think the difference in our current politics is not over issues, since I
    > agree with you on the ones that you mention (I think)- but your sort of
    > biblical tendency to say if you are bad on a few issues, then that is so
    > significant that nothing else counts. And I tend to say ok you're terrible
    > here and there (and that sucks) but you're still ok on 90% so I'm not putting
    > you in Horowitz land. And I would even vote for you as mayor of LA. Actually
    > you think Hayden and the others live in a place worse than Horowitz land. You
    > know, there was a time when the CP called liberals and social dems - Social
    > Fascists. It turned out to be a big mistake.
    > Stew Albert
    > http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html

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