19 February 2010
Joe Stack: socialist martyr
A white middle-class software engineer has done a kamikaze into a Texas federal tax office. His parting thoughts end with the following:
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
The Brit left's New Statesman celebrated 9/11 as an attack on capitalism, even though the attackers were right-wing extremists.
One awaits with bated breath the New Statesman's reaction to an act of self-immolation by a man who, at the end of his life, fully espoused the core beliefs of its dwindling readership.