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 No.1812773[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This TV series is absolutely a master piece and should be seen by all the comrades.

In the books, humans only had one way to defend themselves against the advanced trisolarans: the idea of deterrence. This is like how in real life, China keeps its nuclear weapons in case more powerful countries, like the USA, ever threaten them. China wants to protect its land and people, and having these weapons makes other countries think twice before attacking.

The story also shows how the trisolarans manipulate humans through the Sophons. They want to control who holds the power, favoring those who won't use it. This is like the author's belief that China would face problems if it became more democratic or had softer leaders. It's like saying that if China had a leader that other countries liked more, they might try to take advantage of China. So, the story suggests that China is better off being cautious and sticking with its strong leadership.

The way Sophons force humans into reservations in the story is similar to how the USA dealt with native populations long ago. It's a reminder of the dangers of being weak in the face of stronger forces.
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 No.1816060

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>>1816052
>philosophical zombie
The entire field of contemporary western philosophy is a joke and probably deliberately dumbed down and neutered.

 No.1816063

>>1816060
>muh western
All philosophy is a joke.

 No.1816065

>>1816060
I know that's why I keep posting Lukács quotes and articles about how Heidegger was not only a Nazi but also shit at philosophy

 No.1816084

>>1816051
We learn plenty of things unconsciously.

For example, even an illiterate could point out an incorrect sentence structure despite never spending a conscious thought on how grammar works, nor even knowing the terminology to explain it. They never consciously learned their language. The question: can there be creatures that learn everything that way? If yes, is it better somehow? If yes, does that mean that we'd edit that part out of ourselves if competition demanded it? The book assumes all three answers are "yes", and then tells a spooky story.

Watts isn't seriously asserting that his depictions are true, he's riffing. Blindsight includes theorycrafting for goddamn space vampires. Don't look too hard into the actual story, it's not trying to be prescient (though I will note, it included an interaction with an instinctively bullshitting entity that a modern reader would instantly recognize as an LLM - it was written in 2006).

Although, the questions are posed in the context of a fantastical first-contact story. Getting the 'triple yes' outcome described above would be catastrophic in the real world (I say this as a conscious creature that enjoys being conscious).

My take on the consequences of non-conscious intelligence turning out to be better* than conscious intelligence is this: given the currently dominant mode of production, as workers vie for higher wages, the logic of competition would drive them to eventually "optimize" consciousness out of either their own cognition or their kids' (perhaps through neural prosthetics, genetic engineering, whatever). You already see something resembling this; many software engineers can't shut the fuck up about chasing the 'Flow State', which is apparently some deep mode of concentration where you forget yourself and get completely immersed in a task (i.e. making your boss more money than other workers). Regardless of whether this 'flow state' shit is a grift or not, it's certainly an indication that the demand would be there.

*: (as in, better at being a good little wagie)

 No.1816086

Moved to >>>/hobby/41044.



 No.1815786[Reply]

Would Wilson Fisk be a better president than Trump?

Referring to the MCU version.

I think so.

 No.1815798

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for me its president luthor



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 No.1813988[Reply]

Thread for news, discussions and study of the Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic.

Pridnestrovie, officially known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, is a partially recognized state in Europe, it is bordered by Moldova and Ukraine. Its capital and largest city is Tiraspol.

Despite its Soviet-era aesthetics including the usage of the flag of the Moldavian SSR, it is not a socialist state, however, it does have a communist party - the Pridnestrovian Communist Party ( https://kp-pmr.ru/ ).
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>>1814559
>legalize selected drugs and strictly regulate potency
>anyone caught in possession outside official state social clubs gets +-week in a work camp
t. enjoyer

 No.1814869

>>1813988
the "news" on their front page is 4 years old..

 No.1814874

from the wikipedia page on the current president:

>He considers the October Socialist Revolution of 1917 as a "catastrophe" and refers to the Bolsheviks as "traitors" and "usurpers."[30] He also was one of the main supporters for the establishment of the first museum in Transnistria dedicated to the victims of political repression,[31] and he has stated he views the policy of decossackization as "genocide based on class criteria."[32] He adheres to the opinion that in Transnistria, the Holodomor was organized by the communists in power at the time in the region,[33] and supported and instructed to explore the installation of a monument in Bender dedicated to the victims of Soviet repression.[34] He also spoke positively about one of the leaders of the White Movement, Mikhail Drozdovsky,[35] the Monarchist general who led the Iași–Don March.

<Krasnoselsky has proposed raising statues of notable Imperial Russian leaders such as Emperor Alexander III, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov and Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin.[36] He actively involves himself in changing the tourist image of Transnistria. He believes that Transnistria should be associated not as a "fragment of the USSR" and Soviet monuments but with positive images. For example, a monument of Vladimir Lenin was dismantled in the of Bender Fortress as part of this initiative.[37]
>He has stated that he is a constitutional monarchist,[38] going as far as to say the following during a presidential campaign:
< I am a monarchist by nature. From my youth I had strictly built monarchical views. I am a supporter of monarchism, limited constitutional monarchism, and take the experience of the Russian Empire as a basis.[39]
>While still being the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Vadim Krasnoselsky initiated the installation of banners featuring the image of the imperial family with the words: "Forgive us, sovereign, for our lost children."[40] He initiated the construction of a chapel in honor of the imperial family of Nicholas II[41] in Bender and a chapel on the site of the former Intercession Church in Tiraspol which was demolished in the Soviet era.[42] He also sharply criticized the religious policy of the USSR.[43]
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>>1814678
what the fuck are you yapping about no one in moldova is scaling a mountain

 No.1815610

>>1814678
what…?



 No.1811982[Reply]

Look at how workers in different parts of the world are paid. How can anyone argue that imperialism doesn't exist? If you break the data down by skill level its even worse. Low skilled workers in the North get paid less than their high skilled counterparts in the South
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 No.1813694

>>1813407
That is still just putting debts off onto the rest of society and obscuring that fact behind bloodline magic mumbo jumbo

 No.1814009

communism is when whining about 'wage disparity' and 'imperialism'

 No.1815424

>>1812816
Classic

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 No.1815429

>>1812824
You're making an irrefutable claim here. We either have to agree with your proposition or if we dispute it we're supposedly demonstrating it. This is kafkatrap bullshit



 No.1815154[Reply]

Mexico is breaking diplomatic ties with Ecuador after police stormed the embassy in Quito
Ecuadorian police broke through the external doors of the embassy in the capital, Quito, to arrest Jorge Glas, who had been residing there since December. Glas sought political asylum at the embassy after being indicted on corruption charges. The raid prompted Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to announce the breaking of diplomatic relations with Ecuador Friday evening, while his government’s foreign relations secretary said the move will be challenged at the World Court in The Hague.
https://apnews.com/article/mexico-ecuador-diplomatic-crisis-de5aa3a638b54fdfa3474c8ee25ca57e

Guerrillas attack military base in Cali, Colombia’s 3rd largest city
The attacks took place amid a resumption of fighting between the military and the EMC’s Western Coordinating Command (CCO), a guerrilla division that operates in southwest Colombia. Following the killing of an indigenous community leader in the Cauca province, President Gustavo Petro suspended a ceasefire with the EMC in the area where the CCO operates.
https://colombiareports.com/guerrillas-attack-military-base-in-cali-colombias-3rd-largest-city/

Top Israeli spy chief exposes his true identity in online security lapse
The Guardian can reveal how the controversial spy chief – whose name is Yossi Sariel – has left his identity exposed online.The embarrassing security lapse is linked to a book he published on Amazon, which left a digital trail to a private Google account created in his name, along with his unique ID and links to the account’s maps and calendar profiles.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/05/top-israeli-spy-chief-exposes-his-true-identity-in-online-security-lapse

Jordan failed to stop pro-Palestine protests. Now it's accusing Hamas of leading them
Jordanian authorities have been caught off gPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Thanks News Anon

 No.1815190

'You Are an Inspiration,' Sanders Tells LA Hotel Workers Fighting for Just Contracts
"You are an inspiration, because of your courage, to millions of working people throughout this country," Sanders (I-Vt.) told the crowd of workers gathered outside Hotel Figueroa. "You are working hard, you are what keeps these hotels going. You deserve decent wages, you deserve decent benefits, you deserve decent healthcare, you deserve decent schedules, you deserve decent pensions."
https://www.commondreams.org/news/sanders-hotel-workers-unite-here

Progressive Candidate Could Upend the San Francisco Mayor’s Race
Mr. Peskin said this week that he agrees with the other candidates that the San Francisco Police Department needs more officers, and he would try to create a program to seek recruits from local colleges. He said he also agrees that fentanyl dealers must be arrested and jailed.
Mr. Peskin sees that goal as unrealistic and believes San Francisco should retain local control over its housing development rather than have the state intervene.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/04/us/san-francisco-mayor-peskin.html
https://archive.is/6UqqA

US court rejects transfer of credit card fees rule case amid focus on 'judge shopping'
The ruling was a jurisdictional victory for business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Bankers Association amid a broader debate over how and whether to rein in "judge shopping" by litigants who sue over government policies in courts with one or two sympathetic judges.
https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-court-rejects-transfer-credit-card-fees-rule-case-amid-focus-judge-shopping-2024-04-06/

Arrests Expose Rift Between N.Y.P.D. and ‘Violence Interrupters
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 No.1815211

TYBNA

 No.1815231

Is the Golden Age of American Jews Ending? No, but Liberal Zionism Is Breaking Down.
Foer’s pained attempts at “both-sidesism” rest on a simple premise: He identifies with a version of “liberal” Zionism that supports U.S. imperialist hegemony, including its Zionist proxy that helps it to control the Middle East. This ideology, which was once very popular, claimed to defend human rights and democracy, while at the same time cheering for imperialist wars and ethnic cleansing. Foer incorrectly assumes that all Jews feel the same way, or at least they really should. So any criticism of U.S. imperialism is, in his view, anti-Jewish. The author recounts numerous anecdotes of Jewish students feeling threatened by pro-Palestine protests at their school. He does not delve into any of these stories — it is not clear why a protest against an ongoing genocide would be threatening to any individual not committing said genocide. Many young Jewish people in the U.S. are raised to identify with the Israeli state. But they don’t have to — and increasingly, this identity is breaking down. Many of the pro-Palestine protesters, who are supposedly threatening Jews, are themselves Jewish.
https://www.leftvoice.org/is-the-golden-age-of-american-jews-ending-no-but-liberal-zionism-is-breaking-down/

Sahra Wagenknecht Keeps Punching Down
Without a doubt, Sahra Wagenknecht’s new party fills a gap in Germany’s party-political spectrum. Her credo: yes, the rich should pay more taxes and working people should earn more, but socially everything should remain more or less the same, or return to the way it used to be. Her Bündnis Sahra Wagenknecht party (literally, Sahra Wagenknecht Union, BSW) is a mixture of the traditional left and the working-class wing of Christian democracy. Does it have a raison d’être? Yes. You could even argue that the BSW strengthens democracy, if nonvoters or frustrated voters feel represented by it. However, the current political landscape means that Wagenknecht not only has to try to win over frustrated former social democrats, but also potential voters for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). After all, she wants her BSW to usurp AfD as a protest party — and from there go on to establish itself as a mainstream party Post too long. Click here to view the full text.



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 No.1805189[Reply]

>does socdem policies
>harasses reporters
>pisses off Americans
>becomes one of the most popular leaders in the world and in Mexico’s history
How the fuck does he do it? It’s like bad American press strengthens him.
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 No.1814999

>>1814990
Leave the socdems alone, discuss with articles and logic, history and data. Not this

You are not even a anarchist, my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ending

 No.1815003

>waaaah why doesn't a country literally on the border of the empire have a communist revolution
I thought was a scientific materialist board

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>>1814993
>He's still a capitalist
>He is one of the best leaders of the left
wew
>>1814999
>Leave the socdems alone
No.
>>1815003
Who are you quoting?

 No.1815038

>>1814996
Not realistic until China becomes the strongest superpower. Thanks to BRICS, they can't bully us though. If they try and harass us we just casually suggest we might consider joining BRICS.

Both Biden and Trump were trash talking about our country. The next day president did this:

 No.1815042

>>1815038
Forgot the pic.

He's talking with China's ambassador



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 No.1793061[Reply]

Offer a good logical argument for why you support Palestinian resistance against their occupiers
>US govt calls them terrorists
https://www.reddit.com/r/Jewish/s/eX5YrQyVSH
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 No.1814538

It helps me agitate for socialism.

 No.1814620

>>1814481
Sorry that you're unaware of the contents of your new based communist online friends' broadcasts. I guess they were just a way for you to signal how based you are. :^) Politsturm has explicitly said: Hamas is an imperial proxy. The Gaza genocide is an "inter-imperialist conflict" warranting rev. defeatism on both sides. It's just like WWI colonial infighting. The Deprogram has repeatedly hosted a Russian liberal academic, Konstantin Syomin, who says the same things. You didn't think it would be that easy to escape your habit of mindlessly wolfing down propaganda, did you?

 No.1814995

It hurts NATO

 No.1815011

i hate the usa

 No.1815020

>>1814620
>The Deprogram has repeatedly hosted a Russian liberal academic, Konstantin Syomin, who says the same things.

So what



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 No.1794264[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Realistically speaking, what are the chances of a communist revival? When?

Looking at communist parties worldwide they don't tend to have much support and raising consciousness seems to be an eternal mission rather than a milestone. What do we have to wait for? WW3?
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 No.1814780

Being an honest person in America is a death sentence

 No.1814782

>>1814780
Being honest is a euphemism for being stupid and naive

 No.1814798

>>1814445
Mogged in being infantile

 No.1814805

>>1814782
being stupid and naive person in America is a death sentence

 No.1814831

>>1814434
>Which organization took in its programme the demands of the Commune?
Most socialist organizations have the demands of the Commune.
>Which organization took Iskra's organizatory plan and applied it to its own circumstances?
A handful of socialist in their own countries material conditions yet there seems to be no success. This was tried in the 20th century with the IWW and the CPUSA's Bill of Rights socialism. Those two are just the icing on the cake.Thats what I mean when I say your strategy isn't unique because they already were tried and not successful. There are multiple reasons why there is no success but communist "worshipping" previous revolutions are not the reason.
>Where's the autocracy in the West?
Do you believe that the West has no authoritarian tendencies
>Do you even realize how ridiculous you sound? Nothing in the west has been tried sans a lowly combination of narodnaya-volya-ist terrorism + the worship of intellectual individualism.
I can say that you sound ridiculous by saying that communism will make a comeback if they:
>actually stopped worshipping revolutions that had to adapt to concrete historical reality
That is not why communism is not successful in the west. You are literally one step away from saying "not real socialism" which already makes people skeptical of you when you say "My socialism will work unlike the red tsarists". Now bringing a photo of Lenin in Chicago is larpy but it's another level if you condemn that revolution.
>By revolutionary worship I mean exactly what you just did - Marxism-Leninism is the religious dogma rigid stalinists love to push around thinking that there's a one-size-fits-all approach to revolution.
Reread the post.Where did I say that Marxism-Leninism is a one size fits all? I am simply saying that those socialist revolutions will be brought up and you should talk about the overwhelming positive that came from the experience. There were mistakes but they were minor compared to the positives it gave. There is an anarchist in these threads that defends Marxist Leninist states and can say that the US won't have an ML revolution which is solid and understandable. SocPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



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 No.1814464[Reply]

I‘ve had a somewhat interesting idea recently and maybe you find it interesting as well. I checked some of the various large language models that exist nowadays and some of them allow you to talk to PDFs. So the content of the PDF is given to you in chat form. We could build LLMs that are fed with all the literature of certain personalities such as Marx and have them as bots here to chime in when they are evoked. So we could ask what Rosa Luxemburg‘s or Stalin‘s opinion is on X, Y, Z. They could also chat with each other and have debates. The LLMs could be run on a cloud and connected this website and a certain command will evoke them to give an answer.
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 No.1814477

>>1814469
We could also acknowledge that it's more for entertainment than a serious source

 No.1814486

The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living it seems.

 No.1814492

>>1814486
Just give them a party hat when they post, that makes it less bleak

 No.1814496

We already have duginists on this board, we don't need no more robots

 No.1814759

>>1814496
lol true



 No.1771633[Reply]

So what happen to the communist president of Peru?
He got elected and what happen afterwards?
Who is president now?
Just get elected, do nothing and leave?
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 No.1811801

>>1771633
He was never a real communist, he was a social democrat. He betrayed his followers and got ousted in favor of another right winger

 No.1812457

/leftypol/ discovers the failings of electoralism.

 No.1812468

Wow, I remember the hype back then here on leftypol about the pencil guy. I remember when some peruvian anon said: "I'm going to fight for my president!"

 No.1814643

Not like I should bump this one (or post it too on the latamhisp thread) but the VP now president Boluarte (the one that was a card carriying member of ML Pencil party) is on fire for her extravagant gifts of various rolexs and jewelry. Now it is seen that it was a gift from Ayacucho's governor
(the region where more than 2 dozens died in the aftermath of Castillo's fall)
Good to see that corruption has become something so stupid since the times of Alan Garcia & APRA.

 No.1814645

Not like something is going to happen soon. The opposition in congress has no votes to impeach her, and two tries by them to do it already failed. She has the blessing of the right and those who handle the pan.



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