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Old 10-14-2019, 06:21 PM   #1
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School of Thought...

...one old, and long abandoned and left to decay.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving institution.

A little something the late F. Claud Cockburn brought up during his active Communist days, and it seems well to recall it nowadays -- just one more iteration of why and how I am not a communist. Ole Claud's lefty son Alexander Cockburn thought Communist jargoneers seriously lacked readable style when it came to print. I'd call their thinking as dead as the prose Alexander Cockburn skewered. But to older days:

The Daily Worker had run a Comintern directive that included the following sentence:

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The lower organs of the party must make even greater efforts to penetrate the more backward parts of the proletariat.
Claud told the comrades the masses would construe this as just a dirty joke. They replied with the blankest of bovine stares. Perhaps it read better in the original bureau-Russian.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:05 PM   #2
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"The lower organs of the party must make even greater efforts to penetrate the more backward parts of the proletariat."

HA!
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