Saturday, December 11, 2010

Progressives Cheer Mark Madoff Suicide as 'Revolutionary Justice'

At DownWithTyranny!, "At This Point Do We Have to Be Hoping for a Revolution?" (And Memeorandum.)

From Howie Klein
in the comments:
On the other hand, more rich people and the criminal spawn can hang themselves, the way Mark Madoff did. That's justice served -- and revolutionary enough.

Folks may have heard. Mark Madoff hanged himself exactly two years after his father Bernard was arrested in the financial Ponzi scheme indictment. See NYT, "
Madoff’s Elder Son Found Dead in Suicide." (And at Legal Insurrection and Memeorandum.)

But read
DownWithTyranny! Howie Klein is actually a top activist with the Firedoglake Act Blue coalition, but these folks make no qualms about calling for revolution. Clearly the death of Mark Madoff is fulfilment in miniature of leftist demands for decapitation of the Old Regime, on the order of the French and Russian Revolutions. The context is this student's "fight back" speech, below, announcing revolutionary solidarity with Britain's fight-the-cuts uprising from last week's Coalition of Resistance Conference in Britain. DownWithTyranny! then links to a revolutionary manifesto from Ian Welsh, "An American Future." The commentary reflects less an explicit agenda than a prediction for the pivotal crisis of capitalism in the near term. While Welsh is ambiguous on the ripeness for proletarian agitation, cleary Howie Klein and his progressive comrades are welcoming an epic confrontation with the capitalist state. The death of Mark Madoff is not a sad family tragedy but a symbol of state crisis, and, ominously, of the murderous reckoning awaiting the forces of reaction. This is, most of all, completely in keeping with the violent sensiblities of the left, which have been on display all week long at this blog. All I can say is hold your most cherished values close, and your loved ones even closer. The proletarian crisis needs a revolutionary vanguard to bring class consciousness to the contented and under-mobillized masses. Britain is gripped right now by an austerity crisis, and at home we've had some of our own anarcho-socialist violence. I hope I'm wrong, as I always say. But one of these days a new Weatherman-style organization will break out again with a campaign of domestic terrorism. And that's just the beginning. It's a dreadful thought, but these folks are simply not going wait for more suicides. I'm convinced, in due time, they'll work to accelerate the forces of "revolutionary justice" for thousands of Mark Madoffs.


Tania said...

So, when will Homeland Security accidentally release a report detailing these types of individuals as potential terrorist material?

fap fap fap said...

Thanks for the video with that righteous kid -- he's FANTASTIC!!

Bob Belvedere said...

Well put, Donald.

Quoted from and Linked to at:
The Public Nihilists In America Or Meet The New Bolshevik, Same As The Old Bolshevik

el polacko said...

so this spoiled,self-important little twat is pissed-off because he thinks everything he wants should be handed to him for 'free' whether or not there are the funds available to do so. what a revolutionary !

Old and slow said...

I've little use for this boy's politics but I'm also 30 years older than him

As for the delivery I was absolutely floored! What a speaker! He was quite impressive indeed.

He will be seen again, quite a lot I expect.

rejo12 said...

Yes, the kid is certainly glib, but what did he actually say? There wasn't a word about the actual cause, or any argument for his position; it was merely self congratulation for "fighting back" and "standing up". This is similar to the 60s in which the protesting often became an end in itself, a chance to feel self-righteous, get noticed, and meet girls.

Anonymous said...

All these lefties seem eager to kill, but who the hell do they think own all the guns in the U.S.?

Hint: It isn't the smelly hippies down at the headshop in the fashionable parts of town.