Apt pupils with machine guns

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Ed Lasky spotted a fine example of the phenomenon of Third World revolutionaries learning and regurgitating the rhetoric of their First World intellectual patrons. From Lydia PolGreen's account in the New York Times of an attack on a Nigerian oil refinery by the "Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta"

"They have marginalized us for many years now!" shouted a machine—gun—wielding member of the militant group, his face covered in black cloth. "We are taking the bull by the horns now. Niger Delta is ready."

From the book—lined study, through the Sociology Department and many others, eventually to the shouts of machine gun—armed maked men in roughly half a century. Karl Marx would be proud.

Thomas Lifson  2 26 06

 

 

Ed Lasky spotted a fine example of the phenomenon of Third World revolutionaries learning and regurgitating the rhetoric of their First World intellectual patrons. From Lydia PolGreen's account in the New York Times of an attack on a Nigerian oil refinery by the "Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta"

"They have marginalized us for many years now!" shouted a machine—gun—wielding member of the militant group, his face covered in black cloth. "We are taking the bull by the horns now. Niger Delta is ready."

From the book—lined study, through the Sociology Department and many others, eventually to the shouts of machine gun—armed maked men in roughly half a century. Karl Marx would be proud.

Thomas Lifson  2 26 06