Which Side Are You On?

(This is a reply I did to a post on an online webforum that was arguing that white people are responsible for most of the evil in the world)

Quote (Mandy060 @ April 30 2002,23:37)
how can u find micael moore rascist. he tells the one thing we don’t want to hear but we all know is true: white ppl are responsible for most of the world problems. nuclaer bombs, ww2, the gun….. i could go on all day

Naaaaah – it was Chinese people who invented gunpowder. And a little Jewish guy made the first formal suggestion to the US government about using nuclear weapons against the Japanese. It’s not a question of black or white, male or female, gay or straight or whatever else capitalism uses to divide us. It’s a question of class. And in the Marxist sense there are only two: do you have to sell your labour to survive or do you live off the labour of others? Even though I’ve got a (dwindling) stack of money now, that’s from selling what I do (music) and my only future income is from the same source. To say that white people (which is a dubious scientific category for a start) are responsible for all the evil in the world is as ridiculous as saying men are responsible for all evil. And it plays into the hands of sectarianism, niche politics. Why fight organised capital, who always stand shoulder to shoulder with their police forces and armies, when we can fight each other? It’s not even what class you’re born into. Just think how many deluded working-class Tories there are. Or, conversely, posh people with brains like Tony Benn. White-shmite… it’s all a question of good vs. evil. The people who say this PC crap about white people being evil are just woolly-jumpered fucking liberals. Tell them to talk to me and I’ll give them a brown-power Marxist slap round their petit-bourgeois heads There’s only one race! love and kisses, Jyoti