Thursday, June 30, 2016

Flash Analysis of Brexit from my Favorite Stupid Marxist

Once upon a time, a woman with whom I was once quite close provided the best description of a certain lead guitarist of the "world's most famous rock 'n' roll band."  Said she of him:  "He's my favorite stupid person."  


I have my own favorite stupid person, although he's no rock guitarist.  He flogs himself as  an unrepentant Marxist, but he'll always be Stupid Lou to me.

What makes him my favorite, and stupid?   Worried about the repercussions of Brexit on the EU, this unrepentant endorser of Syriza, of the MOUs with the Troika, of the euro, of servicing debts, of referendums where "No" means "Yes," provides the following insight:

"And most importantly, given the genocidal-like slaughter of Syrians, the end of the EU would make it that much more difficult to get political asylum."

The mind boggles, doesn't it?  

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the EU has so violated its own asylum policies, has so trashed the "governing" international agreements on the handling of refugees that Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) has returned some $60 million dollars to the EU in protest of the EU's actions.

Maybe he hasn't been keeping up with with current events, but Chancellor Merkel has led the EU into an agreement where essentially it pays a bounty to the Turkish government for preventing the movement of refugees to Greece.

Maybe he doesn't know yet that the EU is upset with his Syriza comrades in the Greek government for not deporting sufficient numbers of refugees back to Turkey, for not taking advantage  of the hard currency being bestowed upon Erdogan.

Or maybe he just doesn't care.  Being unrepentant means you never have to apologize for being stupid.

June 30, 2016


  1. Washed my hands of Proyect some time ago once he handed over marxmail to the "democratic revolutionists". The essence of the stupidity lies in that Proyect has never really broken with the methods of the Castro-Sandinista aligned SWP, which is to say also with the methods of his erstwhile pet hate, the Barnesite SWP. Hence Proyect merely anti-dialectically apes "the other side" of the grand struggle with the fake "anti-imperialists" of the Putin/Assad-loving camp. It currently revolves around Proyect's obsession with Syria, around which the whole world situation revolves, apparently.

    Proyect sees that the Putin-lovers "like" brexit. So you see, anyone that voices any criticism of remaining in the EU is "tainted" by the same brush. If you are not 100% anti- the Putin "anti-imperialists", then you are pro-fake-anti-imperialist. Got it? Perfectly stupid, I know.

  2. Yep, thought I'd check. Brexit is all about the "baathist amen corner". Myopia to the Nth degree!