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Thread #152671   Message #3571479
Posted By: Jack Campin
30-Oct-13 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Scottish republican socialist songs
Subject: RE: Scottish republican socialist songs
Okay, I get it. It's a "Popular Front of Judea" situation. The people I knew better back then were the Scottish Republican Socialist League, who Donald Anderson's fraction doesn't want to talk about. I've no idea where they ended up or if any of them are part of the organization behind the SRSM website. (Nor do I really want to know - I don't get involved in conspiratorial politics on any side).

The one thing on the SRSM song site that rang alarm bells with me was their song "Liberty". I've no idea where it came from, but abstract appeals to "liberty" have a sickening history of abuse by American imperialism and I can't see why any progressive organization would ever want to use it as a watchword now. Its sole function is to switch off the listener's brain and get them to rally behind the party line.