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March 25, 2012

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omar

Brilliant.
But i am not too sure about the "no cult of personality without coercion". I think you need to qualify that statement a little, tighten the definition.
If defined broadly enough, then there are surely cults of personality that operate without physical coercion, even in politics. In Pakistan these days, there is a "cult of personality" around cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and no coercion has been used (yet). Of course, if he does not make it to power or if he makes it there and turns out to be as moronic as he seems, then we will either see the cult fade, or will see it enforced by force. But as of now, there is a cult and its not coerced.
I am being unnecessarily pedantic, but it IS Monday morning.

James Graham

I recall reading that the-then First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once asked de Gaulle (in French surely) which of all the world leaders he encountered had the best sense of humor. DeG deadpanned: "Stalin" proving that he himself had a great one.

Stella

Worship the ridiculous. Don't believe I've ever heard it put that way....*

**paraphrased

Jane Bartels

Good post. I once knew Avakian, being a worker bee in the RCP here in Atlanta. Ugh.

This 'cult of the personality of Bob Avakian' really blows. Say it ain't so, Bob.

But it is, because some 'leaders' exist between paranoia and narcissism....but Bob seems to exist comfortably with both. And when you have dogmatic and uninformed people beating the drum for a fellow like Bob....you will have this sorry situation. However, I have personally experienced his sense of humor, and I can assure you that he is a charmer...sort of. Bob...you claim that all charges were dropped in 1982, so why the long vacation in France? Good work if you can get it.

Lady Nyo (http://ladynyo.wordpress.com

chisco

Avakian is "Jim Jones " and RCP is cult . Remember RCP members must turn over all their
money so avakain can live high off the hog french reviera in france in mansion. remember cult
leader jim jones also claimed to be revolutiaonry communist too. Lyndon Larouche cult lader as
well and Fred Newman. Remember all Jim Jones folowers of People Temple denied they were a
cult a month before suicides and killng at jonestown ! Did you know Avakian has a harem too

chisco


Avakian is "Jim Jones " and RCP is cult . Remember RCP members must turn over all their
money so Avakian can live high off the hog French Rviera in France in a mansion. Remember
cult leader Jim Jones also claimed to be revolutionary communist too. Lyndon Larouche cult
lader as well and Fred Newman. Remember all Jim Jones folowers of People Temple denied they
were a cult a month before suicides and killng at jonestown ! Did you know Avakian has a harem
too.

Jane Bartels

I seriously doubt that Avakian has a harem. The 'women question" has such little pull in the RCP that I doubt he would even notice them.

But he, and the RCP must be defining "cult of the personality" in quite a different way than we are used to. Otherwise, there would be an hoot and holler from most 'revolutionaries'.

LOL!

Lady Nyo....

chisco


Bob Avakiabn isa cult leader and is a Jim Jones of today.Also I know a number of people left RCP cult and they said clearly Avakian lives high off hog in mansio France and has a harem paid for by zombies who stayed in RCP. Any who ask question about it are told Lenin had harem, too why cannot Bob ?

Steve Durham

I'm an ordained minister in the Church of the Subgenius, and it is way more fun than the lemon-sucking puerilities of Mr. Bob Avakian.
Yadda: Mao was a good guy.
Yadda: disaffected hippie hotties report to the bedchamber until the trust fund runs out.

Steve Durham

Please.

Zoe

I was briefly involved with an organization very heavily linked to RCP, until I found out that a relative of mine (for the sake of smooth storytelling, let’s call him James) had been mocked by Bob while working with him in Chicago in the early 70’s; the two got into an argument for over an hour about gay rights, and Bob, ever the homophobe, left that argument thinking James was gay.
I was pissed off when I heard about this (Decades ago or no, that’s f*cked up and I won’t stand for it), already felt creeped out by RCP, and didn’t like that the organization I was with was so heavily linked to them, so I told a member of that organization I was backing out.
Next thing you know, she and several other people were going on about “nooooooo it’s not like that any more, bob’s a good guy, come baaaaaack...” Yeah, whatever.

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