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I thought leftypol could use a general /lit/ thread, maybe mainly to discuss fiction and poetry and everything in between since theory and philosophy is widely discussed in many other threads. And I guess aspiring writers could also ask for feedback and advice in this thread.

I would like to start off by asking for some recommendations of leftypol approved Latin American authors and works. Stuff I've already read and enjoyed include: Cien años de soledad, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, Pedro Páramo, El llano en llamas and Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte.

Maybe /hobby/ would be more fit for a thread like this, but /edu/ could do with some more activity, I reckon.


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>Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte
yooo thats lit
you finna check out picrel dawg that shit fire😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣crakkkas couped him tho crazy


I really like The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector. She was a Ukrainian-born Brazilian, idk if that counts.


Para contribuir con el hilo, to contribute with the thread, two books that I found
One from the indigenist author Arguedas and the other a compilation of tales by Ribeyro (from this one I recomend the At the foot of the hill) sadly, it doesn't have Alienation, one of my favourite tales from him.


thanks for the recs


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Thoughts on Bolaño? I kinda wanna get into him and read pic related, but it's just so fucking long…

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Someone explain to me what color in "color charges" actually fucking means because the definitions for it are confusing as fuck all hell


Do you mean "colour revolution"? It is just a fancy name. Some of the events were named after colours but it is not a rule, see a list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colour_revolution#List_of_colour_revolutions


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I know this is late but OP is actually talking about quantum chromodynamics

I'm not a physicist and i don't know shit about quantum mechanics but here's how i understand it:
The color charge is just like electrical charge in the sense that it causes objects to attract or repel
The electrical charge can have 2 types which is either positive or negative and its rules are very simple: opposite charges attract and like charges repel
The color charge can have 6 different types instead of the just 2 types (positive and negative) of electrical charge which is why is it's so damn complicated.
The reason why it's called color charge is simply an analogy to how these charges combine in a similar way to colors(see below) and has nothing to do with the actual color of the particles, remember that what we call a 'color charge' is just some property which causes particles to feel a force, because there are 6 types of color charge the rules for whether this force is an attractive or a repelling force is much more complicated.

The possible types of color charges are: Red, Green, Blue, Anti-red, Anti-green, Anti-blue
Note that Anti-red, Anti-green, Anti-blue are also called Cyan, Purple and Yellow respectively, see pic 1 and 2.
Now what are the rules for color charges? which charges attract which and which repel which?
When you combine a positively charged particle(such as a proton) with a negatively charged particle(such as an electron) you get a neutral structure(such as a hydrogen atom), effectively the positive and negative charges cancel each other, However the color charge doesn't work like that, when two color charges mix they give rise to a different color charge which is why they're compared to how color mix, here's how some of the different charges mix:
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Your understanding is correct, but I would stress that the main phenomenological law behind color charges is the fact that any "complete" particle composed of quarks we see is colourless (or white) - so for example a baryon (such as a proton or a neutron) which consists of three quarks one is red, one is blue and one is green - the sum of the colours is white. For a meson it must be colour + anti-colour.

It's very important to understand that free colour charges have NEVER been observed, it's not just attractive/repulsive.

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Hello comrades, i'm here to propose the creation of a new matrix room (called /sci/) for the general discussion of science, topics included are mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and their branches and related fields.
Please let me know if you want to see such a room in the future so that if enough people are interested the room can be created.


I'd be down


Sounds good comrade.


Why not just talk about it here?


i wouldn't post much but I would read it and ask questions


/sci/ room has bee created! you can access it here: https://matrix.to/#/#leftysci:matrix.org

This thread will now serve as an extension of this matrix room, you can discuss anything you want regarding the room here

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I'll do excerpts from this.

<Yakir first started to doubt Soviet politics in the villages in 1932, and became close to Tukhachevsky due to that. In 1934, Tukhachevsky told him of his connections to Trotsky and germans. Trotsky put on Tukhachevsky the task of finding anti-soviet elements in the military and organize them.

<Under that Trotsky's directive Yakir, for example, saw that Letichevskiy fortified region be sabotaged, namely: through zinovyivite engineers they stalled equipment shipments, built bunkers so low and wrong that they couldn't shoot at the enemy, and such.

<why Letichev? Because polish-german armies would be using Novograd-Volynsk corridor for movement, because there's rivers and forests everywhere else, because less trains will be in Rovno-Lvov region, because it's the most risky direction. Lvov leads to Proskurov, and Proskurov to Letichev.

<Shepetovskiy airfield was built wrongly with sabotage in mind, too small and inconvenient, making speedy aircraft launches impossible

<Yakir was talking about how Kork did a replacement of officer corps of Moscow proletarian division, putting 120 of young officers he trained in charge of it with the aim of having an entire division on hands during the coup.

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>they explicitly rejected the idea that a Kulak was merely a person that owned more then everyone else.
No, the Soviets rejectd that notion. The average peasant of the time, not yet versed in Marx and Lenin and relying on assigned officials to teach them this, had simpler concepts of Kulaks and their role. You can argue details all you like, but the reality is, Russian peasants of the late 20s and early 30s were ignorant, out of no fault of their own, if you live in a system repressing education for the people, even efforts like Lenin's push for literacy would not fix this immediately and many areas remained ignorant. Otherwise the USSR wouldn't have had to combat grain hoarding by Kulaks and ordinary peasants during 1932 either.
>Peasants writing in newspapers
recall that the USSR comprised over 100 MILLION people, even if 1000 people collectively all wrote letters that is still less than 10% of the population. Again you have to rely on the personal honesty of accusers
>No one had any issue with a "thrifty" farmer who had accumulated for himself a second cow or a nicer hut by having improved his harvest through ingenuity or personal labour
Because suddenly the existence of the USSR abolished things like envy, jealousy and grudges? The early Soviet government constantly battled opportunism and other disingenuous behavior and not for no reason.
>to be "thrifty" was something seen as only proper in the peasant moral economy
That doesn't mean that this excludes someone else disliking it or wanting to possess what others have. This is a common theme of Russian literature - jealousy and hate and envy leading brother to kill brother or take advantage of a situation to get rid of someone and get their things. Soviet media includes this too, and they attempted to address it constantly.
>farmers who obtained their wealth "dishonestly"
>they're Kulaks
Yes I agree, I'm just pointing out that this is vague enough that people may take advantage of it for personal reasons. Additionally, city officials could often be corrupt and opportunist. It's statistically impossible for this to not occur, even if it is Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


So are we done here?


>Russian peasants of the late 20s and early 30s were ignorant

Those peasants were educated enough to end capitalism in Russia. Do you think they didn't understand what kulak - or a capitalist - meant? Come on now. They lived alongside those shits.

>Otherwise the USSR wouldn't have had to combat grain hoarding by Kulaks and ordinary peasants during 1932 either.

Ridiculous claim. Hoarding the grain is economically viable, it happened in kolkhozes, sovkhozes, farmers did it, kulaks did it as well.

>Yes I agree, I'm just pointing out that this is vague enough that people may take advantage of it for personal reasons

You stretch this "may" into a blanket dismissal of every attempt to combat kulakism as a jealousy, envy and grudges.

> It's statistically impossible for this to not occur

It's even more statistically - and logically, and managerially, or logistically - impossible for all of those repressions against kulaks being just cases of jealousy. Again, letters to authorities by themselves NEVER were a proof of a crime, it's not fuckng middle ages and witch hunts, where accusers got money for reporting! It's SOCIALIST COUNTRY, that was painfully aware of history of such things, and they did goddamn make sure that letters are investigated, but not used as a proof. Because that's how a sane person would organize statecraft.


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>Those peasants were educated enough to end capitalism in Russia
Imagine being this idiotic. As of the revolution 76% of the population could not read at all and had 0 formal education. So none could form written definitions or read said definitions, they could only know something by word of mouth.
>they didn't understand what kulak - or a capitalist - meant?
To the generation that fought the Revolution it got defined in Layman's terms; the rich oppressor, any further details got forgotten by most. You seem to think 1917 is a unique revolution, Peasant Revolts in Russia had been going on for centuries, repeatedly every decade, but Kulaks at the time were small fry to who they fought.
>those shits
Those shits usually were peasants themselves at one point.
>Ridiculous claim
No it is not, the Soviet government and any honest literature on the famine of 1932 pointed out that people did try to hoard or procure grain because they feared starvation. Again peasants fought the revolution for material benefits for themselves, to improve their lives and the lives of their kin, not because of "ideals of communism" that only a few people in Russia were literate enough to be even aware of. See pic 1
>oarding the grain is economically viable
No it is not, not in a famine, to repeat thngs I said beforee The government’s job in a famine is to freeze everybody in place; gather what food there is; ration it; distribute it. And guard the seed grain, that's what it did. hoarding grain sabotages this effort and sabotage economic production by preventing a balanced assessment of productivity.
>stretch this "may"
No I do not. You clearly have not spent a lot of time interacting with other people more than casually IRL. You clearly don't understand or truly empathize with
>blanket dismissal of every attempt to combat kulakism
I specifically said otherwise, cope more. Also Kulakism doesn't exist, it's not an ideology you twat, it's a name for a specific type of bourg in a specific country.
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I'm trying to get into statistics, because I've been reading studies and statistics for a while and the abuse of them to reach certain politically motivated conclusions made me cautious. I just read about the Simpson's Paradox for example. Can you recommend me any literature to learn statistics and to also be aware of common fallacies?


This is supposed to be a popular introduction.


Looks good, thanks.


I'll drop two I have





Thank you, I will have a look at it.

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Is this man the only good youtube historian?
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If you are into medieval weapons and martial arts scholagladiatoria blows them all out of the water and is not a retarded right winger:


Speaking of Shadiversity please enjoy the HEMA thread >>>/hobby/3859


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Jaws is that you?


Nah that's
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Where do you find a comprehensive access to the Soviet archive? I really want to do more research using primary source to debunk reactionaries and Wehraboos. But trawling through the entire thing is just so time consuming.
There’s a recurring problem with modern history books (and other entertainment forms) in the Anglo sphere where they always cite Cold War era history works which in turn cite Nazi, gusanos or just made up garbage (The gulag archipelago being the biggest one).
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Ask Zemskov


what? it's not that hard to get access

you say you are doing research for a paper and that is it


That would imply Stalin's still alive.


>Pic 1
This is some Evangelion tier stuff.



How did women do it back then?
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Freud thought women learned to be devious because they had to hide their periods so nobody knew they could get pregnant so they got better at covering shit up.


I would bet that the association between women and working with textiles comes partly from women weaving fibers together to form linen and the like to soak up cooter fluids. I've heard historians referring to reusable menstrual cloth much like reusable diapers, so as far back as there was cloth there was probably menstrual cloths. Before that maybe they got creative with other shit like feathers. I know in rural India where cheap sanitary napkins are being introduced, there was a typical practice of shoving fucking dirt up there, but that's also in a culture where the whole subject is very taboo.

90% of the idea that hunter-gatherers were ooga booga cave men is the lack of hard evidence of their sophistication. Prior to monumental stone architecture, most of what they made and built disappeared completely over the ages. Shit, the idea that people were primarily cave-dwellers probably mostly comes from the fact that caves shield physical evidence from the elements. The kind of people who lived in caves back then were probably the kind of people who live in caves today - social rejects and those who were too lazy/stupid to build a longhouse or whatever. They were just as smart as us, but had less of the kind of knowledge we do, and more knowledge of how to survive in a less altered (but still altered) environment.


how the fuck do you think I know that? I'm a dude.
Let us all wait for a woman or a human waste historian to show up itt



What a story that is, your life and Christianity are quite intertwined


Reminder that this bad boy was responsible for modern international law. Say thank you.
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don't insult my boy puyi like that


Lol having different coloured facial hair is completely natural bro. I have brown hair but my beard is red.

There is a reason they called Vikings things like "Redbeard". You think that happened if he also had red normal hair?


>couldn't even organise his own coronation party without a massacre
>couldn't even consummate an heir
>couldn't win a war
>couldn't run an economy
>listen to boomer uncle and run counter to the grain of history resulting in the destruction of ancient royal line.

Nicholas 2 Haemophilia boogaloo is the biggest cuck in history


just gonna bump this for the lols this is gold


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Uhuh, thanks lol


You've heard this argument time and time again that there has never been a successful socialist country, so I thought it would be nice to have a thread talking about successful socialist countries.

Post history, share sources, let's make a list!
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>This shit anit-uthoritarian meme again


go away radlib, this is /edu/


>Laying the groundwork
Barf. They clearly went off the rails to a fairly Nationalist State Capitalism.


Lmao you're not fooling anyone.


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