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Let's talk to Lois Lane

Posted by: Stoller on December 22, 1999 at 10:10:48:

In Reply to: Ergo, Barry, that makes you the evil Lex Luthor. posted by MDG on December 21, 1999 at 16:18:32:

: As I said before, we are dealing with society as it is NOW, not in some future, better incarnation, and in the HERE AND NOW, court- appointed attorneys (i.e., gov't sponsored charitable legal services) for abused children are a stark necessity. As you probably know, those services are consistently underfunded and under-resourced, but people like my wife put up with the shit anyway because they were committed to the cause.

Let us acknowledege that BOTH of us exist in the 'here and now.'

Reformism has its place. It usually follows on the heels of struggle---real, live, messy MASS struggle. The struggle is not initiated by reformists, however, it is initiated by revolutionaries. For example, communists agitate unions, which then struggle; later---after the struggle---lawyers defend the gains of labor in court.

Do you see the sequence?

Do court- appointed attorneys traditionally march in the streets for what they believe in?

P.S. As far as 'blathering on a electronic chatboard' goes---why is it OK for YOU to do so, but it's somehow NOT OK for me?

: Better check those sights on your Kalishnikov, comrade, you're wide off the mark. If I'd been comparing you to ME, then you'd have a point. However, I was comparing your societal contributions to those of my wife.

Then by all means, let Lois Lane speak for herself.

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