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.

1 comment:

  1. Joe Stack has now apparently become a martyr also for the Revanchist Right in their holy struggle against Big Government, Bureaucracy, Corruption, Medical Insurance for the Poor, and Black Presidents. The Vietnam Vet he killed was just waiting to retire from his job at the IRS.
    He is now being invoked by pols campaigning for office and against income tax.