Marylou Cabral, PSL hypocritical for criticizing MacDonald
February 6, 2010
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Disclaimer: This is by no means whatsoever a statement of support for professor Kevin MacDonald. Rather this small narrative is a polemic directed at Marylou Cabral. For her to remonstrate MacDonald’s politics in the name of a reductive philosophy that is equally as damning is laughable.
For Cabral to assume the role of a spokesperson to reason against MacDonald’s degenerate politics is a dialectical front. It is, moreover, an exercise in lazy academics, and an exploitation of the use-value of ideological capital. Have you checked your head for a Stalin lately, Ms. Cabral? The growth of dictators on the cerebrum is a malignant condition that can cause a loss of the ability to think for oneself.
The retrogressive doctrines that Cabral endorses are the cause of several human tragedies: The Holodomor; The Great Purges; The Blockade of Berlin 1948; the repression of Hungarian freedom fighters 1956; the Great Leap Forward or backwards; the Cuban diaspora 1959-present; the Berlin Wall; the repression of the Prague spring 1968; the genocide in Cambodia 1975-1979; the repression of students in Tieneman Square 1989; and countless other crimes against humanity.
I encountered Cabral personally in the spring of 2009 on campus, when she handed me a flier, reading “worker’s democracy in Cuba.” I immediately handed the flier back to her, declaring that I am a Cuban-American who knows the sad realities that persist in Cuba. Cabral immediately began to belittle me by shouting to her colleagues that I was a “typical right-wing Cuban,” which was a comical assessment of somebody whom she did not even know.
The most dehumanizing tactic she implemented in her attack, however, was when she and her colleagues began to chant in unison “gusano, gusano, gusano.” The word means “worm” in Spanish and is used by the Cuban communist regime, particularly by Fidel Castro, to dehumanize those Cubans who have fled the oppression that Castro implemented after the victory of the revolution in 1959. It was an extremely humiliating and cruel ordeal that continues to torment me to this day.
While MacDonald reviles racial enemies, Cabral condemns the class enemy. Bigotry is bigotry — what is the difference? It is indisputable that Marxist-Leninist pogroms have liquidated entire peoples based not only on class, but on race as well. Perhaps if Cabral devoted more of her time to scholarly pursuits, instead of just toting the party line, she would discover the horror inflicted by the doctrine she so blindly follows.
J. Otto Pohl’s article “Socialist Racism: Ethnic cleansing and racial exclusion in the USSR and Israel” may be a good place for her to start, this article can be found in the scholarly journal Human Rights Review.
“During the 1970s, both the Crimean Tatars and Meskhetian Turks in Soviet Central Asia compared their plight to that of the Palestinians. The Stalin regime deported both the Crimean Tatars and Meskhetian Turks from their homelands to dispersed settlements in Central Asia. The similarities between the Soviet policies of expelling and permanently excluding the Crimean Tatars and Meskhetian Turks from their homelands and similar Israeli policies towards the Palestinians are not entirely coincidental. The Zionists based their mass expulsion of Palestinians in 1948 and subsequent prohibition on allowing them to return to their homes in part on the Soviet model. The similarities between the two instances of ethnic cleansing are due in large part to this conscious emulation of Stalin’s methods by the Zionists.” — Excerpt from “Socialist Racism: Ethnic cleansing and racial exclusion in the USSR and Israel”
Most surprising about Cabral’s personal attack on me is that my parents, like hers, are immigrants; however, mine are refugees. Many Cuban families have suffered immensely; but Cabral, so intoxicated by “obscure doctrines of salvation” that have been equally, if not more, destructive than those that she implicates, dehumanizes those who don’t agree with her perverted politics. Cabral cannot escape her own aporias. Her token protest is mired in hypocrisy.
Better to be a worm than a viper.
Gerard Morel-Cruz is a graduate English student and is a contributing writer for the Daily 49er.