October 14, 2006

Least balanced panel ever?

What are the chances that someone who leans toward supporting the death penalty would even consider attending this?

9 comments:

PatCA said...

In the great tradition of the '60s teach-in, which was really a preach-in.

Our Marxist group had an open discussion group and touted their "all inclusive, anything goes" format. Dandy. But read the fine print at the asterisk: "must be from a Marxist perspective." LOL!

Dave said...

This would be like the KKK holding a referendum on race: "No to equal rights for blacks!" and then expect advocates of equal rights to appear.

George said...

One of the groups attending is the "International Socialist Organization" whose website says:

"The ISO stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky in the belief that workers themselves--the vast majority of the population--are the only force that can lead the fight to win a socialist society."

It has a branch in Madison, and the ISO's overall goals are:

..."helping to build a number of struggles: the movement to stop war and occupation, fights against racism and anti-immigrant scapegoating, the struggle for women's rights like the right to choose abortion, opposing anti-gay bigotry, and standing up for workers' rights."

http://www.internationalsocialist.org/what_we_stand_for.html

At least they're not Stalinists or Maoists!

Goatwhacker said...

Weren't there government sponsored "dialogues on race" back in the nineties? If I remember correctly no one was for school vouchers or against affirmative action.

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bearbee said...

least balanced..... ya mean more than this

David said...

"Workers themselves ... are the only force that can lead the fight to win a socialist society."

"It has a branch in Madison."

Hmmm...

Joe said...

I would imagine the socialists are pro-death penalty... their heroes were, in USSR and China. Oh, wait, that was for capitalists and other productive members of society, not murderers.
Nevermind.

JorgXMcKie said...

Hmmmm. Isn't the ISO a parallel organization to the ANSWER types who support North Korea and are pretty much unreconstructed Stalinists?

And aren't such known for their willingness to accept all kinds of dissenting opinions?