Thursday, April 14, 2011

Democracy Now! today, Grace Lee Boggs, Jim Wallis, Detroit.

Here. Talking about the future and about Detroit, I got the feeling that despite her venerable standing Grace Lee Boggs was on another planet while Jim Wallis was in touch with the realities of life there. Boggs came to Detroit as part of the Johnson-Forest tendency, a very good progressive left group roughly based off of Trotskyism but more democratic, and has done a lot, yet her interpretation of things seems to be lacking. On the other side, Jim Wallis came off as someone who has a very similar cultural background to me, like someone who could potentially be an uncle or someone else in the community in Metro Detroit, this despite him being an evangelical christian.

2 comments:

Richard S. said...

Hi. Thanks for the tip - interesting interview.

But the link doesn't work under "Here" in the body of the text; I think it's because you've put a quote on only one side within the "a href" bracket...

John Madziarczyk said...

Thanks for the heads up,