Saturday, August 02, 2008

Fun with Facebook

On the "Save the Marx mural" Facebook group, the first on the list of related groups is the charming "Street party when Thatcher dies" group, which has over 6,300 members who await the death of a former British PM who has been out of office for 18 years. They (jokingly?) warn that "Tory trolls will be... shot." Hmm.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, now you're really grasping...

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should also scour the membership rolls of this charming facebook group,

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19930741632

and check for TRU Winnipeggers...

11:11 PM  
Anonymous mr. anonymous said...

oh you the misguided of the extreme left. whatsamattawityou? This week's EI cheque already spent?

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon Rob. This is silly.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not supplement the mural with some images of Pol Pot, perhaps Stalin and maybe the murdering coward Che Guevera? You people need to get a grip.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marx was a writer who sought, whether you agree with him or not, to understand the gross asymmetries of life under 19th century industrial capitalism. Without apologizing for the brutal authoritarian regimens that were inspired by his writing, your criticism of his place on the mural seems akin to blaming Martin Luther for sectarian wars and conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Your argument that Marx is not of local importance or connected to the community reeks of the worst kind of narrow provincialism.

Perhaps a little more historical materialist analysis would help you to realize that our City Hall and most of the so-called “civic leaders” in this town are intent on creating economic conditions that our advantageous to local – dare I use the word – capitalists. Seven million dollars of public for a privately owned waterpark and this absurd idea for a stadium in Point Douglas are classic examples of transferring public funds into private hands. Perhaps next time you get have a meeting with David Asper you wont fall victim to the fiction that some mega project is the answer to historical neglect and poverty. Creative destruction is simply a process of displacement not a solution to the entrenched problems of a community.

10:49 AM  

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