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A spook is a concept that becomes fixed in a person's mind as a thing that is greater than themself (eg. morality, law, nationality, humanity, religion, etc.) It floats around in their head, "spook"ing them into doing dumb shit that is contrary to their own interests. Its a translation of the German word "Spuk" from Max Stirner's book Der Einzige und sein Eigentum. Could more accurately be translated as "phantasm."
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That's a useful definition.


1. How are their true interests different than their stated spooky interests, which they inherit from society?
2. Why is your assertion of their true interests (whatever its nature) correct, and not another particular and arbitrary narrow egoism as we find in spook-followers?


1. Society is a spook
2. No one says anything about their interests being more 'true' than others, simply that they aren't bound to an outside entity


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Hijacking this thread quickly
Can someone explain what this poem means in stirners context here?


When i say society i mean material society, not society the concept. What makes a spook different than a valid, internal value?

Can you show that individuals are only bound and not empowered by the outside entity? Also, is an entity external when it's been taken internally and expresses itself in all relevant ways within the consciousness of the individual?


Can anyone recommend me literature on strategies in war? From an officers perspective. Preferably something broad. I don‘t have any knowledge on the subject matter so something that is introductory material would be great as well, but it doesn‘t have to be.
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>>Pull your aim down as you spray to compensate for recoil
>that's smart
easily impressed uigha. that's the most basic FPS technique.


have a primary objective, and work back form there, in a way consistent with your conditions.

Like you have a goal, turn that into a plan. A plan has steps to reach the goal. This plan should be based on the reality of your abilities and some operating theory of how stuff works. From there, work on how to meet each step of the plan, and think about what could happen to have your plan change.

This is just off the top of my head though like basic logic, read anything here to have specific ideas. Knowledge comes from experience. But it seems like your problem is a total lack of a coordinated plan, because if you have a plan at all then it's a matter of cutting it into smaller and smaller levels of detail until it can direct your immediate action, then acting on that.


>expecting an estonian to give an unbiased account of the Eastern front


>From an officers perspective.
what is the class character of military officers ?
aren't they usually drawn from bourgeois or aristocratic ranks ?


I've found him to be pretty good overall.


post small passages from nonfiction books that struck you as interesting.

pic 1 from the end of The Darker Nations by Vijay Prashad

pic 2 from Washington Bullets by Vijay Prashad

pic 3 also from Washington Bullets

pic 4 from blackshirts and reds

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I was reading about the Crimean war and I came across the "The Will of Peter the Great" a fake testament attributed to Peter the Great, which laid out his plans for Russian domination of the Middle East and Continental Europe, but was written by a Polish general and was cited by Napoleon, the Nazis, and US during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, even Marx believed it was an actual thing, it reminded me a lot of Elders of Zion shit, so it got me thinking, other then these two are there any other list of forged fake plans for world domination? I'd love to take a long day to sit back and read about them, cause while shchitzo nationalists texts are funny in a way, I think deliberately created false propaganda attributed to your more enemies are more interesting to learn about


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that map was made by pic related
also >>>/siberia/


It was made by a Russian girl on deviatnart who was doing al alt-history scenario based on the The Will of Peter the Great, if it was actually real, which it wasn't


What are some of the most ethical careers a leftist can take part in with regards to not exploiting anyone under them and not doing damage to the environment? Which blue collar and white collar jobs are leftist approved (preferably careers that don't require a degree)?
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Pointless lifestyleism. Just do whatever gets you further ahead while not making you miserable. Doesn't matter if you are a PMC, a boss or an overseer of sorts or hell, even if you go work in Raytheon Acres. Why? Because someone else would be doing that work anyway, and you are not doing shit by the brave act of not-doing-it. Because you, in a capitalist society, as a socialist, have three options - run away to a hippy commune, lifestyle and quite possibly be misserable, or just show a middle finger to the liberal puritanism of "unethical jobs" and do whatever to keep afloat.


I spend my days fxing these


What are thr best jobs if you don't have a degree?


anything that makes money
there is no ethical production under capitalism


selling drugs

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Recently got this book, because it sounded interesting and reading the first pages I found it to be promising. So I'm dropping it in here. Perhaps we can talk about it.

It's a collection of essays by Evald Ilyenkov, a Soviet philosopher, who acted as a figure to make Hegel's role in Marxism understandable and accessible to the general public.
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i just finished the third and yeah it feels like he starts off super strong, then goes in circles for a while (maybe necessary ones), then picks the plot up again at the end and drives it home, tho i was still left wondering wtf was the point even
beyond "Hegel was a logician, so he reduced everything to logic, btw it's just the nature of science to do this" or smth.

I mean this is really diminishing it though, it's an amazing book so far and i feel like a lot has been solidified for me which i was only speculating on before, since i never read any hegel, only marx+lenin+stalin lol.

I'd say it cured my desire to read hegel (because i feel like i understand the core of his ideas, i dont need the whole history of thought part) so that's a plus.

I could share parts i highlighted but maybe it'd be better in another thread. Anyways 10/10 book.


Sounds really cool. I was reading a secondary source for Hegel's science of logic and it got too convoluted at some points. Some sentenced read like parody. If you're not familiar with the way words are used "indeterminate being is nothing because it lacks any determinations and hence is nothing which is immediately being" is just mumbo jumbo.


Just finishing the fourth essay and yet again the author is repeating himself ad nauseam, but the last few pages of the essay get really interesting. I'm too much of a brainlet to put it into words yet, but there is some point to be made about Gödel's incompleteness theorem and Hegel's dialectics. Perhaps material dialectics.


5 pages to say "he's a logician so he sees everything from a logician view" and another 10 to say "M-C-M' is what hegel thinks"

tbh it makes reading very fast though, when there's only a few novel ideas in the whole essay. I was like speed reading cause it was so un-dense.

I get what you mean about Godel's incompleteness thing, well i dont totally cause i looked up what that even is the other day, but i think you mostly refer to the part where he's saying Hegel's main critique of positivist logicians is that they can't prove their own starting theorems?

I liked the part where he talked about how the law of non-contradiction and identity gets contradicted as soon as they end up equating qualitatively different things with each other, but tbh i didnt get it much cause i'm not a logician :p


I finished The Problem of the Ideal in Philosophy and I recommend it double plusly. The second half even would be a great intro to Marxism. It centers around professional cretinism near the end, and in the middle about how Marx was originally taken in with bourgeois politics and idealism, but made his way to a materialist critique of feuerbachian idealism and eventually was won over by the necessity of communism. I didnt see this essay in the marxist.org archives though

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Thread for History of Ancient China up until the end of the Chinese Empire
Discuss History, Mythology, Archeology, Socio-Economics, Politics and Culture of Ancient China. This includes Tibet, Korea and Mongolia.
Leftypedia >>3780 requires an article on Ancient China, all that is covered is the current People's Republic

Important Topics
>Mythology and Legends and their Modern Cultural Impacts
A society that arose at the beginning of human civilization, China's culture is enormous and diverse. Legends and mythology of China such as Fa Mulan and Journey to the West are just prominent examples of legends that influenced others across the globe. Recommend and discuss literature or myths on this.

>Eastern Philosophy, Culture and Religion

The East, especially China developed several unique religions and philosophies utterly separate from the primarily Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian philosophies of Western and Central Europe as well as the Middle East. The 3 primary Chinese philosophies are Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Discuss the merits of these.

>Military Conflicts and Everyday Life in Ancient China

Society in China developed on its own and so it had much different ways of life. China is also known for having massive conflicts, some of the first to have millions of men fight at a time. China is known for it's generals such as author of "The Art of War"* Sun Tzu, Han Xing and CaoCao.

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Structural complexity is complex in its own right too, details =/= 'complexity' in terms of assembly. But there's no point, racists like you will always remain racist and see what they want to see.


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I've seen /pol/ post this shit tons of times. Any thoughts on it? Is it any accurate?


it's accurate but it's also just essentialist "muh originals" bullshit. Yeah. No shit the modern chinese nation state isn't 100% continuous with the Huaxia people who settled on the yellow river 3000 years ago. It's like saying "did you know that 500 years ago America had almost no Europeans?" or "Did you know that 1000 years ago, English sounded nothing like it does now?" Every single region on the face of this planet has been inhabited by people who have, under one identity or another, played the role of conquered, and conqueror, assimilator, and assimilated. Our numerals are arabic. Our "Germanic" language is mostly latin and french and greek loanwords. Americans follow a religion called Christianity, which centers around a Jewish man who was crucified by Romans in modern day Palestine. Expecting some kind of infinite and uninterupted continuity of homogenous identity is a form of chauvinist hyperfixation I will never understand.


The Great Wall is not uniform, large portions of it are just stone and mud slapped together, the stuff seen in tourism photos and stuff is a small portion of the entire structure.


The stone great wall was built during the Ming dynasty around 700 years ago and was built over the original Qin great wall which is 2200 years old. What tourists see today is the Ming dynasty wall. The original wall was almost exclusively built from rammed earth (compressed dirt) and very little of it survives to this day. Also parts of the great wall had been built before the Qin unified China so the Qin dynasty did not built the whole length of the wall.


These are becoming popular among small independent communist groups that want to investigate material issues and publish their findings and theses. They can also pseudonymize writers and put the focus on subjects first and foremost, akin to how imageboards detract from online personalities at least to the extent where fetishization is minimal and ignored if ever pushed by anyone.

Here's a decent Toronto area one that I've been reading:
Program wise, they're a little too Maoist, and it seeps into elements of their investigations obviously, but it's a good concept and spirit in vague.
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Ok, but those guys are some sort of left-communist group. I have a hunch that the only communists that are running those study groups and journal(that you are especially looking for) are only to be found in the more ultra-left wing like communisers, maoists etc.


https://uppingtheanti.org/journal canadian. very steeped in traditional Left activism but interesting stuff in there nonetheless. especially these:
hmm, seems like they mostly tackle philosophical stuff


For english readers who want something like OP is asking, what's the next best publication or medium?


How is Chuang unscientific?


oh man i wrote that months ago
i think i was talking about sic-affiliated stuff in general idk

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Things to share: Movies, documentaries and mainly books.
Anything related to socialism, anarchy, communism and so on.

>Absolute beginner material




>More Marx and Engels


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Manga link is dead, here's a working one: https://gofile.io/d/tuNS2e


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thank you


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bye everyone, my time here is done, save what you want from this thread im not gonna be seeding anything anymore, some things are happening in my live, I need to move on.


Torrent boy.




Don't know of this fits here, but here's a site I found recently filled with prison reform resources, some of the links don't work anymore but still some pretty solid material and the list alone has to be wroth something


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I'm 18 in 12th grade and have to write a screenplay for creative writing. I'm having a tough time tho :( Do you guys like my story ideas? Do you have any advice? :) Appreciate you guys!
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This is fucking hilarious.

Uh, actual advice. Pick one by closing your eyes and hovering your finger round in a circle and picking one. Delete all the rest of the ideas so they don't cloud your mind.

Your teacher is likely not really gonna mark you based on whether its good, but that it followed the style and format they taught you. So don't worry about it being good. They can't mark you objectively on goodness.

The lazy way to do it would be to take an existing story/movie and reskin it.
change the setting - it was in a city? Now your movie is in a river
Change the characters - Well, if its in a river, they can hardly be humans, make all the characters frogs. They want things that frogs want, like more flies. You can replace needing money with needing flies
Drop a character, add a character - You want the story to not be recognizably the movie you picked, take out a major character, add a new major character.
Then just be creative - As you are going through this your gonna come up with a bunch of ideas of things that are cool. Run with them. You are only using the existing movie as a skeleton. When you decide you have enough ideas to forget about the movie it once was, go for it.

Biggest piece of advice i can give you is dont get stuck on the planning stage. Just start writing. The ideas will come and you'll have produced much more than a list of random scatterbrained ideas.


Have sex


FMA vibes right there


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