October 19 2007
We've been asked what is going on with MIM, and we tried to say, as usual, no so-called worker uprising here in the united $ates. MIM is at the vortex of a struggle over where the line of scrimmage is between the imperialists and the oppressed.
The MIM players are already on the field after decades of training. Now the imperialists are trying to decide where the line of scrimmage is for this game. The first thing they see is that MIM wrote off the 20 yards closest to their goal line. We never try to get better than field goal range, because those really beefy looking labor aristocracy defenders are guarding the Imperialist Team 20 yard line. Many people are marveling how the MIM leaders say the game can be won without scoring a touchdown going through Amerikan public opinion.
Beyond that 20 yard line of the imperialists , controversy is brewing. Donald Rumsfeld said the ball is on the Oppressed 10 yard line, just some "dead-enders" left. Even McCain, Cheney and Bush ended up not agreeing with that.
Bush and Cheney argue that the ball is on the Oppressed 20 yard line. And if you look at the line of scrimmage, sure you see one beefy MIM guy there. But then you look around and there does not seem to be anyone there. In fact, you can see some girls standing around, not in formation and not on the 20-yard-line.
In the background, in the stadium, there is high decibel noise. "Terrorism!" "9/11!" "Murderers!" "Homicide-bombers!" That's the Imperialist Team home town crowd.
Despite the noise, there are still audibles on the field. Player Bush says the ball is on the Oppressed's 20 yard line, so Team Bush-Cheney- Powell-Rockefeller-Dodd-Pew-Zogby etc. walk up there.
When they get up to the 20 yard line, a little argument breaks out on Team Imperialists. "Wait a minute, I saw some MIM players on the 50!" Bush says, "nah, can't be." But then another player says, "look, I took a picture." Sure enough, player Pew has some picture of some people on the field, behind Team Imperialists. "Well so maybe the line of scrimmage is on our 40 yard line," Pew says. Pew starts walking back.
In the meantime, Bush calls a play. The Oppressed team scatters. Not much happens at the line of scrimmage.
So then the argument breaks out again. "Look, we started this series in the wrong place!"
So what it is, the imperialists are having a little argument over whether they have to win over the global middle forces, their own 30 yard line territory that MIM calls national bourgeoisie or whether they already own that territory or even need it.
Today Rockefeller said, "of course we gotta go back to our 40. We got the torture memo we need to take care of."
Player Cheney is looking back on the field too, but without saying anything, he walks over to the ref. Sure enough the ref calls MIM for a penalty: "Too many players on the field" and "players not from Team Oppressed not allowed!" So they grab a player and put him in the FISA (Football International Sports Association created in 1978) penalty box.
Cheney says, "now play ball. It's on the Oppressed 20! We got that player from that third team out of there."
The Imperialist Team runs another play and the spectators go wild. "Military Commissions Act!" "Protect America!" "Patriot Act!" In the live media coverage of the game, "Time Magazine" says communism is more dangerous than Islam, but the Washington Post says it's "Islammunism" anyway.
Powell speaks up. "No, look, I'm telling you, I saw them on our 30 yard line after the Gitmo play! We gotta go back and push them back upfield!"
By now, the Team Imperialist line of scrimmage is looking pretty bad, not as undisciplined as MIM's line of scrimmage, but scattered. Some people are on the 20, 30, 40 etc. at the beginning of each play.
Now a player can even be heard saying, "Why are we even practicing against this team?" Other players say that they should practice against a MIM player 24/7. Still other players say that football teams did not steal each other's signals back in 1978.
In shadow-boxing or placing the line of scrimmage, the whole question is how much territory the imperialists have to fight for. There is consensus on what Team Oppressed is doing politically, if not operationally, but how to beat Team Oppressed is up in the air.