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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 4. 22 March 1972

[Letter from J. D. McClymont to Salient vol 35 no. 4. 22 March 1972]

Dear Sir,

The cliche-ridden declaration of "The Instigators" will no doubt have "certain individuals" shaking in their apparently not so leftist boots. We have been informed with great sincerity that ell bourgeoisie traits within the fashionable Left will be exposed but that the matter will not end there One wonders whether 'The Instigators' should ascend straight to heaven rather than taint their souls with the day to day contact with people who actually have the typically capitalistic aim of attaining a degree.

What these anonymous gentlemen (or ladies) don't seem to realise is that we've heard their line a thousand times before and it is frankly becoming boring. As they pointed out themselves the Left is not above the petty squabbles that are rife among the establishment, but neither is it above "a prissy parade of tired phrases" to quote Peter Giles from last weeks Salient (not to mention pomposity.) They too, it appears, want to "build bridges", because as any fascist pig knows that is the only way they will be able to solve the differences of the Left. All I can say is Right on (and on).

J.D. McClymont