Sunday, March 29, 2015

 Where Anarchism and Uber-Nationalism dwell harmoniously:

"Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates stateless societies often defined as self-governed voluntary institutions, but that several authors have defined as more specific institutions based on non-hierarchical free associations. Anarchism holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful."

It makes sense that a bona fide anarchist is, as per definition, hostile to any kind of nationalism.

So what does an American professor who is self-defined as 

"a former Marxist-Leninist, now an anarchist", a feminist, and an "atheist secularist".
do but express a worshipful admiration for an  uber-nationalist leader like Nasser?

I am still repeating to myself the immortal words of Nasser from his 1962 speech (see link from yesterday): "The boot of every one them (his soldiers in Yemen) is more noble than the crown of King Saud and King Husayn".

And never mind that in doing so he seems to be plumping for the religious extremists-nihilists in Yemen  that are Saudi's current enemies? 

It's not the first time this type of chaotic and inconsistent thinking has been noted in the venerable professor.


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