Homage To Our Socialist Comrades
The Propagandist takes a lot of flack from some circles for being perceived as more of a right-wing rag than it ought to be.
The truth is that many of our contributing writers defy simple ideological classifications. For instance, publicizing the atrocities of Arab despots, London-based jihad preachers or Serbian war criminals is hardly limited either to political conservatives or true progressives. If you have a conscience, you have a dog in this fight.
We began this enterprise with the idea of bringing together those from the left and right side of the political continuum. We were united in a project to confuse, disarm and ultimately help destroy a reactionary and tyrranical enemy. Our method is the relentless production and distribution of propaganda.
This aim and method are still as true today as when we began. We remain a motley crew of thinking conservatives as well as brass-knuckles socialists who remain true to Orwell's vision of leftists on the front lines against the fascists.
Solidarity. And confusion to our enemies.
An Excerpt from George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia
I am well aware that it is now the fashion to deny that Socialism has anything to do with equality. In every country in the world a huge tribe of party-hacks and sleek little professors are busy 'proving' that Socialism means no more than a planned state-capitalism with the grab-motive left intact. But fortunately there also exists a vision of Socialism quite different from this. The thing that attracts ordinary men to Socialism and makes them willing to risk their skins for it, the 'mystique' of Socialism, is the idea of equality; to the vast majority of people Socialism means a classless society, or it means nothing at all. And it was here that those few months in the militia were valuable to me. For the Spanish militias, while they lasted, were a sort of microcosm of a classless society. In that community where no one was on the make, where there was a shortage of everything but no privilege and no boot-licking, one got, perhaps, a crude forecast of what the opening stages of Socialism might be like. And, after all, instead of disillusioning me it deeply attracted me. The effect was to make my desire to see Socialism established much *more* actual than it had been before."