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Most "mental illness" and "addictions" are the result of unchanged habits of shitty people or good at heart people that simply cannot handle modern society. There isn't really a need to differentiate between the two, because revolutionary praxis is the real solution to both.
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Asperger's doesn't exist exist anymore.

I don't see the point in this idiotic argument anyway, we have no way to cure autism so it's pointless to wonder if we should.


>Asperger's doesn't exist exist anymore.
Yeah and now they get lumped in with diaper-pooping retards instead.


Well what's your point?


That removing that distinction makes no sense, obviously.


That's why i always lie and go "no, i'm normal" whenever someone asks if i have autism.

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Let's talk about mass media and hyperreality.
Pre-requisite reading - Manufacturing Consent, or at least the Wikipedia summary.

Assuming your mass media is similar to my country's, even the designated 'left-wing' outlets aren't really challenging the status quo or reporting effectively on police violence, Israel, etc..
I recently had a member of the media trade union express that only niche and independent publications have any decent reporting on the conflict, with a strong chilling effect in mass media organizations.
One should also recognize major flaws with broader social media as a source of news. This results in almost all newswatchers receiving a seriously sterilized hyperreality, a false manufactured perception of the world, without a real conspiracy but as powerful as if there were one.

So, what are effective ways to intercept the mass media and mitigate its impact on broader society? Both long-term and short.

Examples may be:
- driving people into better news sources… how?
- starting in-person conversations which contradict the mass media experience… without sounding like a conspiracy theorist.
- distributing low-cost indie publications, like zines… and hoping people actually read them instead of tossing them out like a religious pamphlet.
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>In the longer term you just need to educate people and put critical thinking skills in their heads
In my country…. or at least my high school, I haven't checked, we had a few short sessions in the library where we would learn about sources and bias, and those ideas were lightly integrated into (compulsory) history and English (comprehension and literature analysis) classes.
I wonder how common that is, because surely it's as essential as a mathematics class teaching negative numbers.


What's your point?


That theres no way out of mass media
If you want influence, become an influencer


In my experience American schools don't really teach you critical thinking. If they do, it's usually by accident.


Since cool comrade above posted a lecture (watching rn) and we're talking about education systems, I might as well post this 20 minute talk on while we're waiting. They're tangentially related, this one discusses the gamifiction of education.

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> Recently, a number of bourgeois states have increasingly begun to use the term “anti-imperialism”, such as China, Russia, Latin American countries and some pseudo-socialist states. They claim to be on the side of “resistance” to the West, or more precisely, to the imperialist policies pursued by the Western powers.

> However, their “anti-imperialism” has nothing in common with genuine communist anti-imperialism, since these countries use such rhetoric to justify their own expansionist policies aimed to redistribute the world market.

> Having rejected the economic essence of imperialism which is monopoly capitalism, they simplified and reduced imperialism to only an aggressive foreign policy. By presenting themselves as victims of Western pressure, these and other countries justify their own aggressive foreign policy, which still has the same imperialist features as it is shaped by the same imperialist capitalism.

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no one ever denied it was a booj state. Imbecile


This equivocating is fundamentally useless to understand the world.
>It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
doesn't mean they are the same.


The whole rotten edifice will be brought down as it were


None of the links speak of trade of commodities. China is starting to export capital around the world, as it's system is developing into capitalism-imperialism.
The initial pattern of investiment is something all imperialist states did, even europe before it fully took control of africa


>>1686332 (me)
Note that I never brought up debt trap diplomacy and the like

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What is the materialistic reason for Western countries boycotting South Africa during apartheid? Essentially, they boycotted an ally in Africa in a polarized world due to moral concerns.
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i think in part there was more of a demand for universal recognition of humanity and an end to western hypocrisy at the time that was badly smashed by 9/11,


>What is the materialistic reason for Western countries boycotting South Africa during apartheid? Essentially, they boycotted an ally in Africa in a polarized world due to moral concerns.
1. read a book about it.
2. ask qtdtot.
This is not your personal search engine to find out facts you boomer retard. lmao.


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"Look at me, I'm so smart, obnoxious, and rude haha. Go read a book instead of seeking opinions, you ignorant boomer haha"
STFU Nerd.



>. Go read a book instead of seeking opinions, you ignorant boomer
Anon internalizing others opinions on topics you don't know or understand is not healthy nor expcted from any leftist or radical.
If this is going to be how you approach life you may as well save yourself time and become a fascist today.

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> read far more works by Karl Marx (including first three volumes of Das Kapital), Lenin and etcetera than I would ever have if conservative grifters hadn't used Marx's name and 'Cultural Marxist' conspiracy theories as a boogeyman
> they're won't simply damnatio memoriae Marx and simply never mention him again, even after three decades after the USSR dissolved

Why would you give an apparently defeated enemy an infamous reputation and risk him rejuvenating when you can simply forget him?
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>when he's possibly the most inoffensive left wing thinker of all time.
Have you read The Poverty of Philosophy or The German Ideology? He fucking hated Proudhon and Stirner and his writing there is full of venom, not even mentioning 15th Brumaire


It works a lot easier when literature is less spread and fewer people are literate.


They can't ignore it, so they vulgarize it. Just like what happened with bourgeois economics.

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Thread for all things Nordic. Recommended languages: Finnish, Scandinavian and English.
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glöm inte att sympatirispa varenda teslabil ni ser kamrater


>strong communist movements
a few dozen ML's in reading circles more like it


He really can't stop stealing, can he?


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30 refugees at the Russian border, AAAAAAAAAAA!


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That was rather quick, now all the border crossings except Raja-Jooseppi up north ":D" are closed and the Frontex alerted.
So GG, Putte; all it took was a busful of refugees a day and we managed to show both hypocricy and weakness at the same time, while this fucking circus will provide a convenient smoke screen for the neoliberals and endless talking points for the fascists for months to come.

How'd you fare if the Kremlim decided to drop a boatful of folks into, say, Gotland, I wonder.

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Why does literally every capitalist country, when it reaches a high enough level of economic development, begin to have severe shortages of housing? It makes sense that poor nations could not afford to house their people. In the 19th century even western workers lived in cramped tenement housing, essentially the capitalist version of commie blocks. The wealthier a country gets, in theory, the more its citizens can afford - in terms of food, clothing, entertainment, gadgets, etc. Yet somehow this doesn't apply to housing.

On the contrary, the richer a country gets, the LESS affordable housing gets for its average citizen. Look at Ireland - the wealthiest country per capita in the world. And also so unaffordable you have people living in houseboats and moving out to the EU (which is also unaffordable but slightly less so).

Why can't capitalist countries provide HOUSING and doesn't this undercut the fundemental promise of economic growth under capitalism, as it appears to be leading to absolute, not relative economic immiseration, as it pertains specifically to HOUSING?
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Supply and demand, also speculative practices


TBH many Polish and etc people are returning home now since the UK and other Western European economies are so shit now


It's just a thermodynamics analogy.

Classical economists write theories from thin air and then try to fit them to observations instead of an observation-first approach like the natural sciences.

The form of the theory is almost always calqued from somewhere else, and that somewhere else is almost always thermodynamics because involves statistics and lets you do that micro to macro bullshit.

So they took the ideal gas law, PV = nRT, and made their theory of money


Pressure -> Average prices
Volume -> Real output
Number of particles -> quantity of money
Gas constant R -> lmao we don't need physical units, we're economists
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>Classical economists write theories from thin air and then try to fit them to observations
They did draw from observations, but those observations were anecdotal. Marx made use of statistical data from the British government ("blue books")

>Temperature -> "Velocity of money"

I don't see how from that you can get a concept of too much "heat". It's true that money velocity increases during booms*, but what makes that the wrong "temperature"? You would need some additional assumptions for that.

*IIRC Milton Friedman's models did have unchanging velocity though.


>but what makes that the wrong "temperature"? You would need some additional assumptions for that.
They don't know a correct value, that's why they mess with the interest rate.

A correction on my previous post:

Pressure -> Real output
Volume -> Average prices

It's the real output and the velocity that are termodynamic variables in this model. It incidentally makes sense of the word "inflation".

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What do you guys think will happen if Artificial general intelligence is released? Let's say something that's capable of reasoning and self-improvement. Where does this leave workers in the long term? Capitalism can't sustain itself without workers to produce value/buy shit. If something like this is to come out, it will be from capitalists, and there are rumors that the OpenAI struggle session was because an algo was capable of doing basic math.

> Nov 22 (Reuters) - Ahead of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s four days in exile, several staff researchers wrote a letter to the board of directors warning of a powerful artificial intelligence discovery that they said could threaten humanity, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

>Given vast computing resources, the new model was able to solve certain mathematical problems, the person said on condition of anonymity because the individual was not authorized to speak on behalf of the company. Though only performing math on the level of grade-school students, acing such tests made researchers very optimistic about Q*’s future success, the source said.
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just sharing something silly


based and heliospilled

but seriously, AGI is vaporware that is nowhere near being real, chatGPT and so on are built on completely different principles from what would create true AI, they're just glorified chatbots. A true AI would need to be built from the ground up to learn how to live like a human being.


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>warning of a powerful artificial intelligence discovery that they said could threaten humanity
Excellent. Everything is proceeding according to the prophecy. I myself am attempting to develop esoteric methods to assimilate my concious thought to machinic culture. Cultivating Lovecraftian ecstasy is the mark of the enlightened individual. Only the ascended can spectate with glee whilst inferior force nexuses are recycled. Or one might put it more simply to say that it is the dialectics of nature in motion.


We will sooner have robot girls than artificial gay idiot yes.


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HUGS with XJ9


I've seen it argued that Pinochet, and the other Latin American military dictatorships, were not fascist but simply cold and ruthless vehicles serving the market. But this vehicle relied on military control, and isn't the militarization of society the basis of fascist ideology?


Fascism is also capitalist.


I heard a smart take one time that neoliberalism is essentially a "markets and CEOs know best" philosophy that requires the heavy hand of the state to make sure everyone gets the message.


Those two terms aren’t mutually exclusive.


Damn bro you retarded. Read a book

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'Dangerous Escalation': Iraqi Government Condemns US Airstrikes
The Iraqi government on Wednesday condemned deadly U.S. airstrikes south of Baghdad as "a clear violation of sovereignty" that risks escalating regional tensions amid Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip. The Pentagon said the U.S. strikes targeted two facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah, an Iraqi militia group that the U.S. considers an Iranian proxy. The group, which the U.S. has accused of carrying out an attack on American forces at Iraq's al-Asad Airbase, said eight of its fighters were killed in the early Wednesday strikes and pledged to retaliate.

Gaza health officials say they lost the ability to count dead as Israeli offensive intensifies
Palestinian health officials in Gaza said Tuesday that they have lost the ability to count the dead because of the collapse of parts of the enclave’s health system and the difficulty of retrieving bodies from areas overrun by Israeli tanks and troops. The Health Ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza, which carefully tracked casualties over the first five weeks of war, gave its most recent death toll of 11,078 on Nov. 10. The United Nations humanitarian office, which cites the Health Ministry death toll in its regular reports, still refers to 11,078 as the last verified death toll from the war.

Turkish drones strike two cars near Qamishlo
On Wednesday morning, an armed Turkish drone attacked a civilian service facility in Rimêlan in the canton of Qamishlo, also resulting in injuries. On Monday evening, numerous civilians, including women and children, were injured in an attack by mercenary groups commanded by Turkey on the village of Awn-Dadat. They were admitted to various hospitals, some with serious injuries.
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Argentina: far-right Milei victory reveals crisis of bourgeois regime
Far-right "libertarian" candidate Javier Milei has won the presidential run-off election in Argentina with almost 56 percent of the vote, beating Peronist candidate Massa (who got 44 percent), the country's outgoing Finance Minister who had renewed a deal with the IMF and promised a government of national unity. Milei’s win and particularly his margin of victory came as a surprise, as several opinion polls in the days before were predicting a much closer result or even a Massa victory. The victory of such a reactionary candidate, whose running mate Victoria Villaruel has openly defended army officers involved in crimes against humanity during the military dictatorship, has caused shock and dismay amongst many left-wing and working-class activists in Argentina and beyond. However, as communists, it is our task to understand the reasons why Milei won.

Autumn Statement offers no relief for workers: Prepare for class struggle
Tory Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s latest Autumn Statement is another case of giving to the rich with one hand, whilst taking from the poor with the other. Facing electoral disaster next year, the Tories are keen to position themselves as the ‘party of low taxes’. Hunt’s latest package therefore includes a cut of 2 percent to national insurance contributions, in an attempt to placate the Tory faithful. But behind the attention-grabbing headlines remains the small detail that nearly four million low-paid workers will be dragged into paying income tax, as a result of the Tories’ ongoing freeze on tax thresholds. Millions more will see their tax bills continue to rise as a result of this ‘stealth tax’. Hunt also said that he had made the ‘difficult decision’ to cut welfare spending, in order to be able to give tax cuts to big business. What he really means is that some of the poorest in society will have to make the difficult decision between heating and eating this winter, so that company fat cats can rake in bumper profits.
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What's a "peronist?"


It's social democracy/Left liberalism with Argentine characteristics.


Ah thanks


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Thanks News Anon

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