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What is it about a former 90 lb. weakling that makes strong men cower, weak women swoon and glib pundits of both sexes quiver and drool?
Is it Bob's incredible charisma? Is it his powerful odor? Is it his take-no-prisoners approach to winning an argument? Is it his scrappy Detroit street-fighter background?
OR is it simply the fact that Bob's POWER is anti-power? That Bob will ONLY take “NO” for an answer, that Bob has never seen a group he respected, that "compromise" or "concession" are most emphatically not part of his language.
Sure, Bob may lack the interpersonal skills which made Bill Clinton president, but does the “underground” really respect him for it? The man is a one-person wrecking crew, the “bullshit detector” those full of it have learned to avoid.
Will Bob ever prevaricate on his principles? Will Bob ever filch an idea, designate a complaint, or hide his true feelings? Can Bob ever become a smooth pap-ist, a slick pontificator, a winning whiner?
Or will he continue on, alienating the "alieNation," finding flaws in the most careful arguments, probing for dogmatic lapses and hidden agendas, just plain being a nuisance and thorn in the paw of the big dogs, whomever they may be.
Steadfast, forthright, courageous, unflinching, independent beholden to no one — aren't these the qualities of a
Black's critics are always shown up to be trendies, only in it for the money, agenda-ists, leftoid knee-jerks, former commies, pathetic art-types, former Stalinists or Nazis, posing trustfunders, or, worst of all, HIPPIES!
Even his name is perfectly suited for his mission. The man was born to a task. And he has acquitted himself admirably.
BLACK WILL NOT BE SILENCED!
WE NEED BOB! BOB BLACK IS DEAD, LONG LIVE BOB BLACK!
R.L. Smith, 10/96 EXHORT YOUR CAPACITIES! San Francisco, USA