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 No.13032[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

How did these clearly left wing books become a symbol for ancaps?
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 No.13159

>>13146
It's low quality. The answer is obvious. Ancaps will use anything that is vaguely "anti-communist" even if it was intended as only anti-Stalinism.
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 No.13162

>>13159
How is it low quality, what kind of bogus standards do you have?
I would say a good 1/4 of the thread is made up of decent posts and content , with other ccommnets being mostly on topic and up to usual chan standard

>Ancaps will use anything that is vaguely "anti-communist"

If that was true they'd use Quiet Flows the Don and Bulgakov's literature as anticommunist too.
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 No.13167

>>13055
Lassalle
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 No.13179

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>>13167
Y E S
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 No.13183

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Some people see 1984 as an anti-communist screed and to a certain extent, it is. It was one of the first salvos of what would become the "totalitarianism" meme, a Cold War attempt to try and draw comparisons between the fascists and communists who, before that point, where seen as two inherently opposed and contrasting forces, basically night and day. And some of the communist influences on the book are undeniable. "Big Brother" is described as a mustache man with piercing blue eyes and handsome features that's clearly a reference to Stalin (and perhaps Hitler), Emmanuel Goldstein is clearly Trotsky, people call each other "comrades" and so on. But these things are mostly surface level.

Some boomers still believe 1984 is set in Russia and is a more or less accurate depiction of the Soviet Union, but it's actually set in London, within a larger superstate called "Oceania". "Oceania" is basically the British Empire merged with the United States which then conquered Latin America. And, importantly, it was ultimately supposed to be less a screed against fascism or communism, and more a prediction of where Britain was heading, at least in Orwell's eyes.

And that's why it's worth looking at. 1984 is a very Anglo dystopia and ultimately an exploration of Anglo culture and politics.

Maybe the most telling aspect of Oceanic society in that regard is the "Anti-Sex League". If nothing else does, this should tell you that this is about Anglos, it's not the Germans, Italians, Russians or Chinese who are notoriously weird and prudish about sex.

But there's other things. Even though the name for the "Ministry of Truth" was likely inspired by Pravda ("Pravda" means "Truth" in Russian), everything else about it was inspired by Orwell's time working for the BBC. The Party pushes "newspeak", a heavily abbreviated, terse form of language more or less engineered to be thought-terminating. "Stalinist" propaganda was nothing like this, it was notoriously verbose, often belaboring the point well past redundancy. On the flip side, "newspeak" had already been more or less an Anglo tradition by the time Orwell had written the book. The United States loves its acronyms so much, it's become a thing to just refer to federal agencies as "Alphabet Soup", and British tabloids are often have headlines like "BOJO'S BREXIT BOOM".

But the thing central to liberal society more generally, but Anglo states in particular is "doublethink" and the idea Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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 No.12478[Reply]

why are libs so obsessed with rewriting everything to fulfill their own, liberal, morality?
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 No.12595

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>ctrf-f
>recuperation
>not found
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 No.12619

Why is this surprising? The dominate superstructure always sublimates art and culture to reflects its own class interests, and liberalism is no exception. It's just basic Marxism, m8.
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 No.12620

>>12571
>criticizing souless corporate liberal garbage makes you a fascist
A libtard typed this post, kill yourself.
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 No.13023

>>12480
How was it revised? Seriously asking. Wasn't the film just a Hollywoodified adaptation of the slave revolt?
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 No.13172

This is an asinine thread.

Culture isn't static and should not be.

If anything, the bourgeois ideologues have only not gone far enough, if even possible for said bourgeoise, in forging the new culture.
In addition to creating new proletarian culture, the Soviets rewrote fairy tales to remove feudal and patriarchal elements, sometimes without even being subtle about it. For example the princes and princesses are replaced with Soviet administrators and humble peasants. And That doesn't even go to Soviet films, for example, 20,000 Leagues, which has even stronger, the original having a little already, antiimperialism themes. Link rel, the famed Chinese writer, took old tales and told them in service of revolution. There are many films, to give more examples, that have been appropriated, too, by LGBTQ people to be used for the struggles. And obviously, there's the retelling of Exodus by the enslaved Africans to serve their journey towards their liberation.
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lu-xun/index.htm

If there is ever a revolution, this only will be developed even more, because all culture must change in tandem with their society's base.


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 No.5284[Reply]

Any anons practice this? How's it going? I was really into LDing when I was younger but drifted away due to the usual suspects of work, school, and alcoholism.

Been thinking about buying a dream journal and getting back into it. I still remember most of the basic ideas like reality checks and DILD/WILD, but it's gonna take some work to start putting them back into daily practice.
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 No.6400

>>5284
Put a foam cover over your mattress and sleep on your back without a pillow. Say hello to wild deams.
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 No.13030

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>>5343
Another guide
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 No.13170

>>5371
Do you live in Romania or something?
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 No.13171

>>5705
That sounds like a Venture Bros episode.
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 No.13175

>>13030
އައްސަލާމުޢު&lt
Wrong spelling. It is:
އައްސަލާމް


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 No.10810[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I have never seen a show cause more butthurt on /tv/ than this. What are leftypols thoughts?
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 No.12916

Honestly surprised that shows like it and "The Expanse" and "Mr Robot" are even on Amazon Prime.
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 No.12920

>>12916
Amazon Prime outbid netflix on very specific shows so they can get the prestige. Remember the first major work of alt history of the Golden Age of Television was Amazon Prime…
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 No.12937

>>12916
Apparently Jeff Bezos personally liked The Expanse so he got it for Amazon.
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>>10810
Homelander soyjak.
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 No.13016

The New Mutants is also trying to pull the same thing as The Boys but not as well TBH. A lot of dumb shit in it, though the effects are decent


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 No.7003[Reply]

This is the capeshit film thread
Discuss capeshit
I'll admit I hate Marvel films, first off they're some of the glowies films out there, every single one fellates the Pentagon. The plots are almost all identical, filled with general pro-porky propaganda. The jokes are overdone and stale, literally Adam Sandler humor. The CIA is shit for such expensive productions. The characters are getting stale. Fuck these movies, death of cinema shit piles.
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 No.12608

>>10229
>is an unironic military fag who look at the shitshow of the industrial complex and say that it's a good thing
i got the complete opposite vibe reading the boys
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 No.12633

>>12603
I hate this terrible trend… but the comic-book industry hasn't been good for years now.
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 No.12635

>>12633
There are good comics out there, Marvel and DC are shit tho
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 No.13003

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>>19602
Reposting my rant about Wonder Woman:
It paints the most revisionist picture of WW1 I've ever seen with the typical "it was all duh GeRMaNs fault, BrITaIN GOOD DUH" which isn't true. Everyone involved in WW1 was equally an imperialist pig and believing that the Central Powers were the worse somehow despite the "good" guys starving something close to 2 million German civilians is baffling and just modern western media/history trying to paint their winning side as the good guys. Not saying that Germany WEREN'T the bad guys, just that if you're gonna criticize one imperialist power in a pointless war you gotta call the rest out for it as well.

I always see modern media streamline WW1 and make imperial Germans into basically 'nazies' even though those are two different time periods and screenwriters should actually read a book 'cause history is better at writing interesting and engaging tales than they are. Oh and also the whole "wonder woman" thing being shoved down the audiences throat with one of the most pointless and horrifying wars in human history into a consumerized, comedic, shallow-fem rights film that manages to make the superhero female lead somehow less important than the actual women who took part in the conflict.

2 Based takes about how Wonder-Woman is pro-imperialist trash
- https://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/military-industrial-complex/
- https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/06/imperial-feminism-woman-170613101125222.html

Also an interesting part is how in the posters (pic related) the tank Wonder Woman lifts is a T-28, a Soviet medium tank that was created 17 years after WW-1. Feels like some-kind of anti-soviet shit, though more likely its just inattentive graphic designers.

Good review by ralphthemoviemaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIsNoHF-cMA[Embed][Embed]

Meanwhile liberals only have 1 criticism: IDENTITY POLITICS
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 No.13010

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As society has moved forward from the 20th century, a proliferation of postmodern skepticism made a lot of old propaganda techniques harder to pull off, and so propaganda often has to be a good deal more subtle and sub-textual to be taken seriously. Interestingly, this seems to disappear entirely if and when the creators start promoting the supposed diversity in their casting, setting etc. Rather flagrant, chauvinistic propaganda can be fed to liberals directly, and they munch it all down, eagerly, if they've been convinced it's a "progressive" work because of diverse casting.

Captain Marvel, which gender flipped an eponymous super hero and couldn't shut up about it, was a straight up ad for the US Air Force and didn't even try to hide it.
https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/Story/Article/1775393/airmen-fly-higher-further-faster-with-captain-marvel/
https://thegrayzone.com/2019/03/12/hollywood-captain-marvel-movie-us-military-propaganda/

Now consider the following plot for a movie:
>A man is chosen by God to destroy Satan, so God whisks him away as a child to a special hidden island where he is trained by none other than the Spartans themselves in the ways of becoming a warrior, but his training is suddenly interrupted by landing soldiers from the outside. Turns out, these are soldiers that accidentally found themselves in the island due to a conflict in WWI, and after the Spartans kill the soldiers except for the American guy who they can tell is good, the American explains the situation of the war to our hero. Realizing this must be Satan's doing, our hero follows the American out and into the broader world, which he is originally repulsed by. The weakness, the decadence… and how do they even fight in these civvy clothes? But, as they get into battle, the normal humans prove their worth as our hero's American buddy sacrifices himself in the fighting to stop the damned krauts. When the hero finally breaks through and confronts the German general, it turns out he's not Satan at all, but a proud soldier who loves his country. So who was Satan? None other than the traitorous, peacenik politician who waPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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 No.3859[Reply]

:Broadsword Edition:

>What is HEMA or WMA?

Historical European Martial Arts or sometimes Western Martial Arts are attempts at decoding, studying, and practicing the history, art, and fighting of everything from the Medieval Period to Early Modern Combatives.

What traditions are you lot studying at the moment?

Me? Going through George Silver's "Paradoxes of Defence" to expand my regimental broadsword/sabre repertoire.
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 No.12908

>>12862
>this thread came alive again for a bit
We have spurts of interest, people find something interesting/new, post it and start a brief discussion before it dies down for a month again.
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 No.12910

>>12498
>How did Shad manage to make a living off doing this shit?
>Fuck me.
Not the anon you're replying to, but Shad's not really any worse than Skallagrim (for example.)
The key to YouTube success seems to be putting out opinionated rants on subjects that enough people are interested in. And having a regular uploading schedule.
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 No.12913

>>12862
niceu
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 No.12961

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Okay, not to jerk the guy off any further, but this is unironically the best guide to footwork I've read so far. They're the most basic (hence, important) steps that practically everyone uses, but the most miraculous thing is the fact that he made a footwork section this concise and universal. The only confusing thing is that the figure has his left foot in front when the lines are meant for a right foot forward stance.

To put it more simply than it already is, you have full and half steps. Either can be forwards or backwards, straight or slanted though he says forward steps tend to be sloped while backwards tend to be straight. The two steps of the back foot that are given special attention are the oblique pass forwards and the circular compass, where the back foot circles behind the front. That's it. For earlier fencing that uses left-forwards as much, simply mirror the diagram and actions.

It's basically HEMA footwork 101 from a historical source. Only thing left to add I'd say is foot/hip turning and the role it plays in power generation.

>>12525
Thanks for the new book!
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 No.12987

>>12961
Di Grassi is pretty based
I've used some of his stuff before and it's damn fun.
Shame he doesn't get the attention he deserves imo


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 No.9401[Reply]

How based was this show? And, do you have faith that the reboot will do any justice to the previous seasons?
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 No.12683

Half the Tubesteak promos were based.

>>9642
>Apparently Aaron ran out of steam on a personal level and that's part of why season 4 sucked
Pretty sure he wasn't even involved in Season 4
https://html.duckduckgo.com/html?q=aaron%20mcgruder%20season%204
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 No.12695

>>11160
Tbh I think it is leftist, it’s just that the current generation of leftists probably can’t comprehend the world of the post-Soviet collapse
Remember, Cockshott himself writes that around the 90s most leftists had given in and accepted the supremacy of liberalism and the Market. I think Boondocks is representative of that first generation having grown up when neoliberalism came to power and defeated the worldwide socialist movement.
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 No.12696

>>12683
He wasn’t, Season 3 was his last season and the producers themselves wrote 4 because they didn’t want it to end, a lot of fans think the sole quality episode in that season was written by McGruger himself, he just didn’t reveal it.
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 No.12970

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris#District_Attorney_of_San_Francisco_(2004%E2%80%932011)
>Harris ran a "forceful" campaign, assisted by former mayor Willie Brown, Senator Dianne Feinstein, writer and cartoonist Aaron McGruder, and comedians Eddie Griffin and Chris Rock.
>writer and cartoonist [b]Aaron McGruder[/b]
OH NO NO NO
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 No.12979

>>12970
Eh, it was obvious he was a radlib, I never read into him as more than that TBH, based thoughts or not.


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 No.12894[Reply]

I don't know and don't care if Kraftwerk are comrades. But they helped me a lot to become a ML.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQIYEPe6DWY&list=RDOQIYEPe6DWY&start_radio=1&ab_channel=80smusicfanman


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 No.12794[Reply]

What party would you join /anon/?

I have seven options.

Sinn Féin
Pro: They're fucking huge
Cons: Pro EU succdems
People Before Profit
Pros: big tent socialist
Cons: full of student anarchists
Solidarity
pro: trotskysist
cons: trotskyist
Worker’s Party
pro: based ml party
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 No.12802

This is a /leftypol/ or /b/ topic TBH, see:
>>5783 Communist OPSEC
>>6323 Basic fucking plan to improve
>>3599 Actual basic self-awareness
>>3784
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 No.12899

Worker's party man. Mao is really bad.
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 No.12901

wait why would the irsp take your kneecaps
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 No.12902

>>12901
The old IRA used to kneecap pedophiles and child molesters during The Troubles as a method of vigilante justice. OP is just memeing by saying that.
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 No.12903

>Workers part cons
> have retarded positions on supporting free speech for the right
No, this is absolutely 100% based for a few reasons:
1) you're a lot more likely to get rightoid converts if you openly proclaim support for free speech, and this will help shatter the common stereotype of muh authoritarian anti-freedom commies.
2) ALL leftists should openly agitate against censorship in the media/online. Why? Because if media corporations start censoring the far right, they're inevitably gonna start censoring us as well, as they have alreadty done in some instances on places like twitter and reddit.


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 No.11615[Reply]

Noticed a lot people talking about Tolkien’s works and philosophy. So, I created a thread specifically dedicated for that and other things related to it, like the movies and games.
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 No.12660

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>>12359
Easily one of the best versions of this pasta, well done.
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 No.12682

>>12083
The Valars were pieces of shit. If they were more proactive nothing of this shit would've happened.
If they cared about humans as much as they cared about Elves, the humans wouldn't be fully exposed to the wiles of Morgoth, convincing them that the world is ruled by a cruel god.
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 No.12697

>>12682
Pretty sure that the Valar, as spirits with Iluvatar wrote the entire history of Middle Earth in song and the parts sang by Melkor became all the suffering and death and chaos he and Sauron would bring. In light of that there arguably wasn’t anything the Valar could do as it was all predetermined anyway. Plus Morgpth encountered the elves and men before the other Valar had, hence how he corrupted some each time.
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 No.12698

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>>12359
>Eru Ilúvatar himself showed up and enacted Aragorn's flat rate tax policy across the universe.
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 No.12861

>>12682
To be fair, the Valar were probably freaked out about killing large numbers of "fragile" men in the upheaval. They didn't have to worry about that when they went to drag Morgoth out of Utumno since neither elves or men were born yet.


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