Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Orang Utan, Jul 24, 2013.
Yep, that's pretty much the same text, although the one I saw was hand-written (one of the women he kept locked up, and who grassed him, later recanted and started producing this stuff as a sort of penance), it mentions all the same stuff, and is just as dogmatic.
Brixton Maoists came up in the last 6 minutes of this Laurie Taylor programme about Maoists in general Thinking Allowed Maoism
Apparently the thing about the Brixton group was their enthusiastic adoption of "self criticism" which is it seems a particular feature of Maoist ideology and practice, and was noted ina similar, larger, Maoist cult in California.
The ViolentPanda and Pickman's model post above illustrate the general effect - make it difficult to break away and make it likely that the cult member will resume enthusiastic propaganda efforts as a result of "just criticism"
cf the case of Shostakovich under pressure from Stalin!
One of them was still on it with the leaflets at the UFFC march the other week.
The woman who handed out the above flyer still turns up at just about every vaguely left-ish event in London to give out her "Comrade Bala was innocent" leaflet. Quite sad.
And at the "Ballots, not demolition" rally at City Hall earlier this month.
I guess it had to happen. Now someone has written the book:
Radio 4 Saturday review gave it the thumbs up - including John Tusa, which is high praise indeed.
The book is however not a factual account, rather it is fiction claiming to portray the inner world of the unfortunate young woman who escaped from the Brixton Maoist collective cult.
PS is an endorsement by Lionel Shriver good? She seems to be BBC TV's artistic representative of Trump and Farage (oh - there I go again chanelling Comrade Bala!)
Still see handwritten stickers round bloomsbury proclaiming yer man's innocence
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