I took the day off yesterday, but my ninjas didn’t. They caught Mike Prysner resolving to be a better communist in the New year;
If you don’t remember Prysner, he’s the co-founder of March Forward, the veteran wing of ANSWER who is ashamed of his service inside the wire in Iraq, yet wears his uniform more than most people on active duty. He tried to stage a coup in IVAW when he and some of his fellow travelers ran for positions on the IVAW’s board last year, mainly because his own membership drives in March Forward have ended up very anemic so he thought he could take over IVAW and turn them towards a more radical agenda.
The Long March was Mao’s retreat in order to avoid combat with federal Chinese forces in 1934-35. I really don’t see much that Mao did that would inspire me, since he murdered millions of Chinese during his Great Leap Forward. But then, I’m not Mike Prysner.