Wednesday, January 29, 2003

The Grumpy Left

Paul Scott, an avowed leftist repudiates the vindictiveness that he sees displayed in much of today's anti-war movement in a surprising piece in today's Minneapolis Star Tribune.

I just wish that every gathering of my lefties didn't have to become such a tedious exercise in cause-linking, chant-bullhorning and supposed truth-telling. I have the fantasy of a progressive cause with no Youth and Student Coordinator, no West Coast Representative, no brother from the movement in the country to the south and no presumption that words like Solidarity, Network, Action and Uprising are always to be treated as gospel, the code words that say we are all the same.

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