RARA-AVIS: Re: Vachss: Robison, 2

From: Joy Matkowski ( jmatkowski1@comcast.net)
Date: 12 Jan 2006

Then again, the locus of most pedophilia is the nuclear family, so we could go around in circles indefinitely here.
    SHELLA was recommended to me here a while back, and I'll be reading it whenever it turns up in the disorder created by moving.

Joy, currently reading Boyle's LIFELINE, prompted by discussion here http://badattitudes.com/MT/archives/003528.html

TM wrote:
>> Todd wrote:
>> Leftist, MikeR?
>> He's definitely victim-oriented, to a fault, but
>> hardly strikes me as much of lefty.
>> ***************
>> Haha! Yup! I see Vachss's writing as solidly left.
>> It permeates it. From his rejection of core family in
>> favor of the "it takes a village to raise a child"
>> extended family, to his worship of alternate
>> lifestyles. Take a look at the bad guys. They come
>> in two flavors. Upper class white male pedophiles,
>> and poor white male racists. The key phrase here is
>> "white male," a long-beloved scapegoat for the left.
>> Burke is indeed a leftist version of Mike Hammer.
> Well, none of this is so much leftist as Pomo, or common of the most
> marginalized of society...the Miserabilist Mike Hammer. The Angry
> Boho Hammer. But not much of an Anarchist (way too into hierarchy for
> that) nor Leninist (who are Real Big on family and puritanism, in
> most instances), nor certainly not too Social-Democratic (just way
> too messy).
> It's all a bit like saying Ted Nugent's a lefty cause he has hippy
> hair.
> But, yeah, the Burke novels do have lots of evil white guys.
> Including Burke, the hero.

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