Socialist Thornhill Aliens Do The Darndest Things!

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howeird beale

Mommy told you you were smart.

Mommy was just being kind.

howeird beale

StuartACParker wrote:

howeird beale wrote:

So now you're comparing the tremendously successful, progressive, popular leader of the party to...

Phillis Schlafly

your reading comprehension is really really bad

You then claimed that I compared Horwath to Schaffly. Nice try but anybody with basic fouth grade reading comprehension or better can see that I did no such thing.

Nice to know that you consider Ginger Rogers to be a relevant authority on feminism today


Ha ha pretentious one. Identical error. So much for your career as a rhetoric scholar.

Here's another old timey quote:



At the dances I was one of the most untiring and gayest. One evening a cousin of Sasha, a young boy, took me aside. With a grave face, as if he were about to announce the death of a dear comrade, he whispered to me that it did not behoove an agitator to dance. Certainly not with such reckless abandon, anyway. It was undignified for one who was on the way to become a force in the anarchist movement. My frivolity would only hurt the Cause.
I grew furious at the impudent interference of the boy. I told him to mind his own business. I was tired of having the Cause constantly thrown into my face. I did not believe that a Cause which stood for a beautiful ideal, for anarchism, for release and freedom from convention and prejudice, should demand the denial of life and joy. I insisted that our Cause could not expect me to become a nun and that the movement would not be turned into a cloister. If it meant that, I did not want it. "I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things." Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world — prisons, persecution, everything. Yes, even in spite of the condemnation of my own closest comrades I would live my beautiful ideal. (p. 56)

Emma Goldman- Living My Life (1931)

  • This incident was the source of a statement commonly attributed to Goldman that occurs in several variants:
    If I can't dance, it's not my revolution!
    If I can't dance, I don't want your revolution!
    If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
    A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.
    If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming.


Anyway. Keep yammering. Its what you vangaurdists do best. you're tied into a cosmic force us mere proles and lumpen are too lost to understand. Everything you say is clever. You NEVER say anything stupid. Everything brings the millenarian eschatological jubilee... that... much... closer... anytime now... here it comes.

Its never time to hold your tongue, its never time to admit error, its never time to admit you're drawing a blank, or suffering any of the other failings to which the flesh is heir.

Its like you're Gods!!

How a megalomaniac like Stalin sprang from such a humble and self-critical ethos is beyond me.

howeird beale


Doug wrote:

The big story out of Thornhill seems to be that the Libertarian nearly beat the Greens.


Tee hee. And, actually, if you combine the "Freedom Party" votes with the Libertarians, they beat the Greens.

Had to look the Freedom party up, basically one party finds Ayn Rand awesome and the other worships her.

Why does a couple of infinitesimally small tendencies splitting a tiny number of votes over obscure arcana sound strangely familiar?Laughing






So, Howeird, are you saying that Barry's is a bad candidate and/or should be disqualified because he ran for the RMG in 1977?

Mathieu Ravignat, the current NDP MP for Pontiac was a candidate for the Communist Party in 1997.  Thomas Mulcair was a Liberal cabinet minister only a few years ago.  Jacob Penner, prior to becoming the Attorney General of Manitoba in the 1980s, ran for the Communists in the 1950s.  Are Ravignat, Mulcair, and Penner all bad candidates?  Should they all have been disqualified?

I'm not a fan of Barry Weisleder, but it seems pretty difficult to use him running for the RMG in 1977 against him when a sitting NDP MP ran for the Communist Party 20 years after, and one of the frontrunners in the leadership race is a former Liberal provincial cabinet minister.

howeird beale

Nah, some of my best friends are former Trots.

Nah, I referred to that more to question why we should worry so much about a self-aggrandizing individual with little ability to build bridges and much ability to cause stress, disharmony and collapse within organizations. 117 votes says a lot about his lack of ability. "He isnt the only loser in the party," which is the feeble defence some have used above, is hardly a ringing endorsement for his skills.

He spoke out against the duly elected leader of his team. If you're your boss' best worker, or the sales teams best sales guy, or the hardest working man in showbizness, or the fastest bean picker in your organic bean farming collective, you can get away with that sort of thing.

When you are engaged in a quixotic 40 year ego trip with nothing to show for it, and you speak to the boss in a dismissive and insulting fashion, and you irritate your coworkers, out ya go. That's not fascism, that's the nature of human organization.


Closing for length.


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