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 No.285223[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hello leftypol, we noticed an under-appreciation for the theory that upholds our political ideologies: As such, we have decided to revive the reading sticky! This thread will be dedicated to the sharing, discussing, and general banter about various leftist thinkers, theories, and political outlooks.

But, other than that, we believe there are other important reads that must be addressed, especially, for beginners and those just now getting into leftism.

Don't forget to check out >>>/edu/ for more reading and discussion!

Common Right Wing Talking Points Debunks

Check out the /edu/ thread at

Also see the relevant leftybooru tag
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Is Carr's History still the go-to history for beginners? Others? Thx

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It's all over for Edwin Poots - decades of scheming has led to less than a month of power. Who's gonna get in next big - gay Jeff - who's your favourite?

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>hanging out with the CIA is totally normal nothing to see here take your meds

Go on how am I a lifestylist then


that depends anon, will you marry me?


Upon consulting your sixth form classmates I am going to politely decline your offer.

They still remember the incoherent ramblings about the 1970 general election during A-level politics lessons.


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But the british royals run America through the admiralty law


I'm actually starting to get worried for you

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After reading through threads like this >>281021 its hard not to come to the conclusion that most fascists are intellectually lazy schizo retards who can only argue in terms of memes that become ever more shorthand until they are absolutely incomprehensible to normies and anyone who hasn't been watching right wing youtube and reading /pol/ since 2015 or something, they are literally fucking replaceable with markov bots, they will drag you down with their retardedness and beat you with experience, its like their brains are fucking goldfish tier and they tune out anything longer than 1 sargon in length
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> beyond degrees of severity

You agree there's a difference kek


bumping with Hibernian chinlet getting knocked out with a single karate chop


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After being punched in the head at various points in my life I'm always surprised people get knocked out that easily.


>implying that there is any qualitative difference between conservatives and fascists
t. illiterate radlib

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Where would saudi arabia be without its slaves, european immigrants and oil reserves?
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To continue does this lack of bourgeois democracy, make SA some form of Islamic fascism


It would be like Yemen


No, its a saudi monarchism


because they're dominated by a clique of retards who follow a reactionary reformist sect within islam they adopted to exert control over their enslaved population?


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>Where would saudi arabia be without its slaves, european immigrants and oil reserves?
<Where would the Saudi monarchy be without its slaves, european immigrants and oil reserves?
in the dustbin of history where it belongs

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How come nootropics became a drug for rightists?
Every rightist commentor sells his own brand of this shit
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Scams of all types are like crack to reactoids because they work on the same level: an easy "solution" to a problem which might not even actually exist which requires no effort and, most importantly, no responsibilities.


Huh. Sounds like LSD somehow humanized him and grounded him and his investors didn't like it because he was actively against thec company focusing on profit.


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I think IQ plays a big part but it is not due to the übermensch propaganda. They simply believe that the way you were born constraints you for all eternity. You were born into a body with genes that predetermine your IQ, therefore you cannot become smarter by studying, the only way to improve is to "cheat the body" by taking chemicals that modify it.


I take low doses of modafinil and they work really well for me. I suck at having a good sleeping schedule and I code for a living. Bad combo. I take between 25 and 50 mgs of modafinil in the morning when I need an extra boost. I weigh 72 to 82 kgs. I also follow it up with coffee or whatever. It's just an occasional boost because I don't like the idea of being dependent on pharmaceuticals. Ironically I drink coffee daily.

I don't have experience with microdosing psychedelics. I am reluctant to do it in scenarios I dislike, eg working. I'd much rather try it on weekends. Psychedelics are powerful and I have cautious respect for them, so I wouldnt do it anyways.

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Massa's big dong is coming to town
Don't resist, let it happen
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Sneed forever
Cope on a rope or detransition, then you will know the secret of how to sneed



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Why did the Communists fail in Weimar Germany? I understand that there was an economic disaster, but shouldn't have been a positive for their electoral chances? Was it pure incompetence? Highly conservative society was too resistant? Out-maneuvered by capitalists?
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> Highly conservative society was too resistant?
To an extent maybe. Liberal democracy was really unpopular because a liberal civil society in germany was very undeveloped and this projected in a lot of reactionaries, but also a lot of radicals. The old ruling class was still allowed to retain their wealth and thus able to support the nazis and conservative parties. This and the sucdems being very uncooperative, was the main hurdle for german communists imo.


They actually needed more funding from the USSR, from what I remember. Jury's out on why they weren't sent it.


I think it goes back to the Anti-Socialist Laws starting under Bismarck, and the existence of a parliamentary democracy (albeit one still typically restrictive in terms of who could vote and how much power the legislature had), and "big tent" party politics up until 1917. Many German socialists got the idea that being good, law-abiding little citizens would convince the state to go easier on them, and secondarily fell for the liberal democracy meme because socialism by the (mirage of) democratic reform is the path of least resistance compared to genuine revolution. Thus the German socialist movement became shackled to the State and its representatives enmeshed with bourgeois interests, who acted accordingly when the stirrings of genuine revolution broke out (e.g. Friedrich Ebert, Gustav Noske, Carl Severing, etc.) By the time the anti-war wing of the SPD splintered off into the USPD, it had just one year to establish itself before it would be called upon to usher in the socialist revolution.

Lastly I'd hazard a guess that Germany was generally more nationalist than any other great industrial power of the world at the time with the possible exception of Japan. This is owed—basically—to the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 (see >>326291 >>326419)


Screencaped those posts you linked. Thanks


Listen to the last few Cushvlogs. Both the commies and the SPD were too soft due to the conditions of German life and lack of particularly strong political repression. Compare them to the Bolsheviks who were all hardened Siberia survivors and hardcore "criminals" due to the harshness of the Czarist regime and you get your answer.

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>"Sorry Southern Bumpkin what were you saying about California collapsing?" *Chuckles in fifth largest economy on earth*


that's pretty damn based. i wonder how many red states will do that, and why is the answer none?


>Back to the drawing board?
t. Biden
<"Joe i wanna meet you on this but…can we get it down to 500?"
t. Manchin


so the Taliban took some district in Afghanistan and now liberals are whining saying we can't withdraw because of this


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580 sounds like a lot. what about inflation?

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A state is far too fragile and unstable if one incompetent leader can condemn it to death. The ground rules of the state should be such that such a situation is as unlikely as we can make it.
In a hypothetical USSR 2.0, how could we prevent a Khrushchev 2.0?
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By purging.

It's not a widely known fact, but USSR engaged in all kinds tricks to keep reactionaries out of CC. Say, VKP(B) had multiple secretaries, upon the creation of those secretary positions they were staffed with stalinists, with Stalin being general secretary. As stalinists (and Stalin) started dying, multiple secretary positions were further broadened to have a kind of a counter to CC (because CC was getting overrun by khruschevites) that consisted of rank and file members of the VKP(B), they had the power to curate what kinds of questions are to be discussed. Say, Khruschev's anti-Stalin speech because of that was THE ENDING GOODBYE SPEECH of Khruschev that WASN'T PLANNED OR APPROVED. In any case, all this system came apart at the seams when after the vote to remove Khruschev as general secretary 3 to 2 (or was it 4 to 3? whatever) Zhukov intervened and overruled the vote.

Note that state apparatus positions and Party positions weren't one and the same, and the Party, and especially CC, operated in a way that moved Party members around state positions where they were needed the most.

What it shows is, no amount of institutional trickery will save you from class relationships. Kind of obvious, eh? Yet many people think that, for example, central planning alone is enough to enforce democracy and democratic distribution and production of goods.

>Continued to increase the USSR's heavy industry, light industry and Agricultural capabilities. Began using computers as calculators.

He literally took away workers' ability to repair things at get paid for this, and took away peasants' private plots of land. Don't forget money reform, that wiped away people's savings. Don't forget defaulting on bonds to citizens. Don't forget Virgin Lands and corn.

>Undid some of Stalins more obvious fuckups (deportations and sheit like that, Shunning people for being religious)

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>Stalin doesn't get poisoned by his doctors in 1953
>By 1970 USSR is the world's largest economy, factory of the world, with agricultural yields like in Argentina while planting bananas in the glaciers
>Siberian River Exchange turns Kazakhstan into the greenest place on Earth, USSR has a riverway from Baltic, Black and White seas to Caspian sea and to the Pacific Ocean.
>Europe gets trade warred by the USSR into submission pretty much like China did to ASEAN, South Korea and Japan over the last couple of decades
>China doesn't need to go through much military spending and Sino-Soviet split, USSR helps with industrialization efforts and technologies, resulting in China achieving no poverty in 80-90s and overtaking US economically much earlier

<USA's 1970s economic problems are exacerbated by USSR roflstomping economically through the world market, essentially converting proud imperialist capitalist countries of Europe into comprador capitalist extensions of socialist USSR

<BRI starts in 1970s, resulting in all the former european colonies achieving actual independence


>no amount of institutional trickery will save you from class relationships
Criminally underrated opinion


>Incompetant leader
>Picrel of the second most competant soviet leader after Andropov


>Those fuckups weren't real to begin with. Deportated people didn't flock back to their old homes BECAUSE THEY HAD BETTER HOMES IN THE NEW PLACE.
Thus why all the chechens and Dahestanis and Tatars still famously live in Kazakstan or wherever.
>Khruschev invented deportations, Khruschev undid them (doing basically nothing). What a victory!
Yes i'd say letting someone go back to their home instead of letting somewhere they dont want to is somewhat of a victory.
>He destroyed cohesion of the world communist movement by going against Stalin. Not only that have led to Sino-Soviet split (and immense mutual losses from militarization of the border for both parties)
Sino-Soviet split was literally 95% provoked by Maos autism. Same with the Albanian-Soviet split with Hoxha
>Cuba you talk about had it's intelligence forces have units who defended against KGB, for example.
I assume this was probably because of Castro's unwillingness to seem like he was totally capitulating to a foreign force after just waging a massive war against another. Still the USSR and Cuba cooperated for decades after and calling Castro "crazy" for this is a bit much
>Eastern Europe had literal dictators in charge - for example, Caucescu.
Khrushchev didn't kill Dej and tell the Romanian Communist Party to elect him.
>Hungary uprising came about in part because of the confusion caused by the antistalinist drive enabled fascists to rise up.
This is true that Khrushchev and Rakosi had a conflict between them. but Rakosi stepping down and the new government declaring themselves 'social-democrats' and totally capitulating to public unrest didn't happen with his support

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