Rarely do I find a single article that illustrates the immensely sharp and important differences between genuine radicalism and the totalitarian humanist outlook of the Left establishment. But this article by Thaddeus Russell illustrates the difference very clearly.
The content of this article illustrates as well as anything why American Revolutionary Vanguard and AttacktheSystem.Com are so hated by the proponents of PC Leftism, from the left-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center all the way over to the anarcho-leftoids who are the product of the brainwashing of the left-wing educational establishment that this article laments. Thaddeus Russell’s interpretation of history illustrates very well the historic conflict between the lumpenproletariat on one hand (which Bakunin regarded in part as the vanguard class of anarchism) and the left-wing of the middle class from which liberals and Marxists (or their anarcho-leftoid dupes) are typically drawn. This passage in particular sums things up pretty well:
College students are normally taught a history that is the story of struggles between capitalists and workers, whites and blacks, men and women. But history is also driven by clashes between those interested in preserving social order and those more interested in pursuing their own desires — the “respectable” versus the “degenerate,” the moral versus the immoral, “good citizens” versus the “bad.” I wanted to show that the more that “bad” people existed, resisted, and won, the greater was what I called “the margin of freedom” for all of us.
My students were most troubled by the evidence that the “good” enemies of “bad” freedoms were not just traditional icons like presidents and business leaders, but that many of the most revered abolitionists, progressives, and leaders of the feminist, labor, civil rights, and gay rights movements worked to suppress the cultures of working-class women, immigrants, African Americans, and the flamboyant gays who brought homosexuality out of the closet.