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contains a different selection of texts.
This is a selection of WWW pages that provide evidence material and
resources on (extreme) right-wing influences on "left-wing" / "emancipatory"
politics and campaigns, about sloppily formulated arguments in leftist
campaigns that can be reused by the extreme right, and about collusion
and direct alliances between left-wing and right-wing groups.
If you find that we are missing important links or texts on the subject,
let us know!
We think that it would be worthwhile, after many people have been mobilized
in a struggle against globalization (through the PGA,
the anti-MAI and other anti-WTO campaigns), to look into the outright right-wing
and into the depoliticizing esoteric influences and alliances within the
anti-globalization movement, and into the reasons why the topic of anti-globalization
(rather than anti-capitalism, anti-patriarchy, anti-racism) is so attractive
to people and currents alongside which I assume we do not want to struggle.
More generally, we want to dig out instances in which leftist arguments
have been overtaken by the right, or vice versa, and build up strategies
to counter these effects by exposing the underlying causes and implications
of the seeming attractivity of such arguments.
De Fabel van de illegaal <email@example.com>
from Leiden/Netherlands have announced that they are discontinuing their
involvement with the anti-globalization campaign, citing the abovementioned
reasons, and that they are starting to investigate right-wing influences
and alliances in this campaign. Some of the articles they wrote (in
Dutch), focussing among other things on Edward
Goldsmith, chief editor and founder of The Ecologist, and his links
with the French and Flemish extreme right, are available
in English here. There is also an article by Nicholas Hildyard, former
editor of The Ecologist, where he explains why a large part of the editorial
team left the journal in 1997 (see http://www.icaap.org/journals/hosted/cornerhouse/briefings/11.html).
The site is growing, however slowly, thanks to the help of a number of
people sending us relevant texts.
Please, if you have material on this topic, critiques
of esoteric tendencies in the left,
of antisemitism in discussions on "financial capital",
of nation-states advocated as alternatives to globalization,
of biological essentialism (homophobic, sexist, patriarchal, racist/"culturalist")
in ecologists' arguments,
of neo-Malthusian talk about overpopulation and how to decimate people
to help "Mother Earth",
of speciesism (Peter Singer, Animal Rights movement) and its preparing
the way for euthanasia and eugenics (besides being based on utilitarianism,
a philosophy fundamentally linked to capitalist concepts of what - and
who - is "useful" [read: exploitable] and what - or who - is not),
of Rudolf Steiner's bio-dynamic agriculture (widespread among esoteric
alternative farmers) and alternative "anti-authoritarian" education in
Waldorf schools (and the racist and sexist background of its founder),
of seeing in the traditional life-styles of indigenous peoples the solution
to the world's problems, of the concept of "wilderness" haunting some ecological
of (... fill in the blanks ... I'm sure I forgot half a dozen other right-wing
influences on 'the left' ...),
then please send the stuff to us.
We will (hopefully) update this web page more or less regulary (so please
indicate if any of the material you send us is NOT for publishing freely
on this web page). Please send material in any language you have it in.
We'll either try to organize translation or post it as it is.
Please speak to people you think might be interested in joining these
Excerpt from Deeper into
the Brain, by Charles Murray [one of the guys who revived scientific
racist ideas by co-authoring The Bell Curve]. Murray's article is cheap
liberal propaganda, but he may be accurate in his claim that eugenicist
ideas are, and historically have been, attractive to the Left.
Ecofascism and other oppressive tendencies
in the environmental movement
The Cornerhouse (1999), Briefing 11 - Blood
and Culture: Ethnic Conflict and the Authoritarian Right (by Nicholas
Hildyard). "In 1997, political differences with the magazine's founder,
Edward Goldsmith, over ethnicity and gender issues led Hildyard and the
rest of the editorial team to leave and to set up The CornerHouse." In
this paper, Nicholas Hildyard gives some background to the reasons that
led him and the other editors to leave The Ecologist.