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 No.229556[Reply]

Rampant Wall Street speculation: The fever chart of a terminally diseased system
>The phenomenal rise of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, which has risen 11,000 percent since the start of the year, is the expression of a seemingly new principle in the world of speculation—the more intrinsically worthless a so-called “asset” the faster its rise.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/07/pers-m07.html

Always a thrill to read Mr.Beams's articles.
The rampant orgy of speculation fueled by the ultra loose Monetary policy measures of the Fed ever since March of 2020 not only further increased the wealth and income inequality gap, but has created a very dangerous bubble on all asset classes. Add to that these excess asset valuations are raising the price of basic commodities as well, and this is creating inflationary pressures across the board. Normally as the author pointed out tightening should have happened already, but under conditions of massive built-up of debt any slight increase of rates would bring this entire house of cards down. So as we can see this gigantic speculative bubble is destined to collapse, and once it does it would have catastrophic effects on the real economy. In the end it is up to the working class to put an end to this terminal disease called Capitalism that continues to suck the life of the living labor. Now more then ever humanity deserves an alternative society one that meets the social needs of the society rather then needs of the existing Oligarchy.
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 No.231004

In the case that some prestigious investment banker molests a coworker, what is the correct SWSW Trotskyist line to uphold?
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 No.231011

Imma be buying some cryptos soon, which me luck
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 No.231015

don't mind me lads, just helping accelerate the collapse of capitalism by buying monopoly money
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 No.231024

>>229575
The present state of affairs is what happens when gamblers are allowed into or control positions of power instead of being taken to the nearest Gambler-holics Anonymous meeting. The elite are literally addicted to cheap money and like all addicts it will take them hitting rock bottom before they either seek help or self-destruct. Shouldn't we, the working class, help them get the help they need by relieving them of power and providing counseling?
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 No.231063

>>229556
Are you ever going to stop spamming weird sex website articles?


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 No.230992[Reply]

Throughout my life living ghetto I came to form feelings of confusion at criminal culture and society as a whole. Most criminals choose to engage in criminal activity yet despise integration into society rather than to say that their socioeconomic upbringing dictates their future throughout their whole lives, I've seen Mexican and black gang members(and on 1 instance a group of single mothered asian thugs)prey and harass youth who ignore or reject gang life and the people who push said gang culture on youth I've observed to being less angry under the idea that they're "acting white" but more frustrated with the concept that those kids arent trying to actively destroy their communities. To compound my feelings of confusion I've also come to realize that it is actually alot easier for your average criminal to simply choose not to engage in violent activity and risk nothing even if they choose to not participate in society than spend years coordinating attacks, learning to use weapons and tools, risking their health in shootouts and their futures by getting themselves incarcerated while spending god knows how much on consumerism and equipment. I dont understand criminals nor do I understand criminal culture nor the purpose of it but why could I know I have an iq of 82 and live around white trash and spics, do you know anon?
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 No.230994

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If i had to guess it would be something to do with the CIA and crack addictions making them behave in ways that aren't conducive to their class interests
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 No.231062

I know exactly what you are talking about, even in my old neighborhood this sort of issue was prevalent, people damning their own to drag them into their misery themselves… They do it because it is what they were taught. "Poverty is a cycle" is a common phrase you hear, but it is that way because it perfectly explains this phenomena you have observed. Criminals who actively know they can leave and yet chose to stay do it because it is what they view as normal. Any sort of deviation is looked to as deviant behavior rather than a cause for celebration, because as I have mentioned, it is a cycle they have bought into since they were probably in a similar crossroads. There is no easy answer to this cultural problem that stems from the material condition of these people and what they are taught to believe. This draconian world view, that is mixed with apathy towards life and their own future, takes generations to solve due to its self sustaining properties.

I hope you can find an answer that alleviates you of your confusion. Its almost alienating to realize this cycle and its grip on your community.


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 No.230460[Reply]

I think it's pretty uncontroversial to say that, in the mind of the average American liberal, Donald Trump is basically the worst person since Hitler. But it wasn't just my libtard parents who felt that way; everyone from liberal politicians (and even some conservative ones like Bush and McCain) to the mainstream media to the FBI had it out for him. The question is: Why? Obviously, we as communists recognize Trump as a bourgeois, imperialist, reactionary force, but that can't be why he generated so much seething (since the aforementioned "establishment" groups have been happy to cheer on other bourgeois, imperialist, reactionary politicians). So what was different about the orange man? I've seen a few theories, but I haven't been completely persuaded by any of them.

>He was too rude

This argument is basically that the ruling class likes to maintain a decorous appearance to establish its legitimacy, and Trump blew that appearance apart with his wild comments (especially on Twitter). However, I just don't feel like a lack of decorum can explain the total shitstorm around him.

>He wasn't imperialist enough for them

People who say this point out that Trump didn't start any new wars, unlike the last few presidents, and that he was (compared to other American politicians) friendly with Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un, and they therefore argue that he didn't satisfy the imperialist aims of the ruling class. However, this ignores that he continued all the wars the US was already involved in and raised tensions with Iran, Venezuela, and China. Trump was far from a non-imperialist; just look at the people he surrounded himself with (Pompeo, Bolton, etc.).

>He was too unpredictable

This is, I think, a better version of the previous argument. Trump often wildly vacillated on assorted policies. This might make the ruling class see him as too unpredictable and uncontrollable. However, at the end of the day, as I said above, Trump was still a bourgeois imperialist.

>It was just theater

Basically, this argument says that all the establishment outrage about Trump was just a way to keep the masses distracted. But if that's the case, why Trump? And why do they seem so relieved now that Biden's in office?

>He put kids in cages (or whatever other bad thing he did that week)
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 No.231001

Because he has no manners. A stereotypical New York asshole which it's familiarity makes him more irritating. He also has had a history of some shitty newsworthy things long before any political relevance.
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 No.231006

The reason Trump is hated by the elites is because he representes white christians conservatives.
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 No.231013

>>231006
>representes white christians conservatives
>Cucks out to Israel, loosens capitalist regulations, allows people to die from preventable circumstances, and supports imperialist ventures, all while justifying it with religious rhetoric
Checks out
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 No.231016

>>230460
He was the mirror image of the decorum built around narcissistic presidents like Obama, the contrapositive, mirror image of the fakery. Where Obama was measured and deliberate, Trump was rash and crude. He made more apparent the reality of the governing classes and their schemes, and that pissed them off since it contradicted the image they thought they were presenting the people and the their own self-image as competent technocrats guiding the ship of state through "evidence-based" reforms.
America is chiefly a land of images, of appearances, and Trump's appearance happened to coincide with reality. That reality is a bitter pill to swallow, that Trump is the closest thing this country has had to a "real American" president in recent history.
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 No.231061

>>230460
he makes lib bourgie look bad except in the opppsite direction than wokeness trend


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 No.209369[Reply]

This isn't a thread to shit on Stalin, quite the opposite. But rather was Napoleon simply the figurehead of a revolution with values that were over 100 years prior. With people at the time who were seriously claiming to be the inheritors of the Roman Empire (Holy Roman Empire and Russia) was his claim at being Emperor that outlandish?
I might be simply a retard and not know about about the man however. As a glance everything he did seemed reasonable for the time however.
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 No.229414

>>209426
Faggot
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 No.230060

>>209369
>But rather was Napoleon simply the figurehead of a revolution with values that were over 100 years prior.
Hardly! Napoleone arrived at an already set table. He never had to do any of the early, heavy lifting.

His grand armies was self-contained units. All things different, they was like The Marines but on land. He had everything under control, but he didn't micromanage everything til oblivion.

Compare to Stalin who basically had to endure the first blow of a war of extermination in order to let his generals do their work in peace.
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>>226995
Well, Permanent Revolution would basically amount to the same thing Napoleon did, but with socialism and worker councils, instead of liberalism and pan-nationalism. And Stalin proved this actually has merit.
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 No.231025

>>230060
well yeah Stalin was a shit general
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 No.231039

>>231025
Long before he rolled into Berlin he broke a siege so hard they named the city after him
He did this from inside the city an achievement which is God tier
You might just be a retard son


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 No.231028[Reply]

Just want to revive the New Multitude thread. New Multitude has left wing perspective from all around the world and seeks contributions from anons too. Some articles are already written by anons. Send your thoughts and drafts to [email protected]

<South America

https://newmultitude.org/frankensteins-monster-in-brazil-a-rant-on-culture/

<Europe

https://newmultitude.org/is-the-uk-a-managed-democracy/
https://newmultitude.org/mukastanacsok-in-the-midst-of-the-1956-revolution/

<Southeast Asia

https://newmultitude.org/the-democratic-foundations-of-marxism/
https://newmultitude.org/singapore-let-they-who-reject-meritocracy-cast-the-first-stone/

<Africa

https://newmultitude.org/a-brief-history-of-nigerias-left/
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 No.191475[Reply]

Now that the dust has finally settled, was Perestroika a good idea?
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>>200282
Burgerstan also simplified things like removing the u from various words and driving on the right, given that the French were allied in the American Revolution they could have just switched for convenience. Renaming shit has been done for less.
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 No.200403

>>192202
Link to interview?
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 No.230445

bump so this doesn't slide off the board, archived it too ;) https://web.archive.org/web/20210507233013/https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/191475.html
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>>200108
This one's better
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 No.231027

"Where the measures taken by the greatest traitors in Russian history, perhaps even world history, good?"

No.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WGQEznisBbA


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 No.164245[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

We already had a thread like this before. Some great informative posts were made, but it got lost a while ago. Making a new thread, since this is an important topic.

Informative sources
https://climate.nasa.gov/
https://www.ipcc.ch/
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 No.230033

>>229846
>he fell for the 2050 meme.
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 No.230035

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>>229680
>Climate change relativism post numbre 11553648960797827514280
<Conclusion:
<Gulag
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 No.230054

>>230035
>post informative link
>hurr durr gulag
explain yourself


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 No.230439[Reply]

Title
What country is most likely to have a communist revolution, or a great victory of a working class movement, or otherwise to go in a positive direction for world communism. Personally, I think India and Mexico are too good candidates. They both have a lot of people, growing industry, and high levels of class consciousness. The Communist Party of India is already very successful I believe. A communist India would be tremendous for world communism for a lot of reasons, given that India is growing in power and prestige, and a huge part of the world population lives there.

What do you think? And what about your own country? What are its prospects? What about international affairs, like in regions or continental unions?

Pic unrelated
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 No.230845

>>230650
No, capitalism will collapse. Whether we go to socialism or barbarism is up to us.
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 No.230847

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>>230841
Well I think the US has a solution to that
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 No.230855

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>>230838
>It's probably the US or Europe,
>the Europe
isn't a country.
>almost fell into civil war last year
This never happened.
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 No.230978

>>230843
>>230855
LMAO I meant to type America

Also I never implied europe is a country
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 No.230987

>>230978
Ah, I see. I don't think the United States got particularly close to a civil war either.


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 No.230480[Reply]

What is the materialist explanation as to why most of the most monstrous figures in human history were men? Is there anything in particular driving men to be this way? Is there something in particular stopping women from reaching such notoriously criminal heights as men?
It does seem bizarre to me that when you name off the ten most evil people in world history odds are there actually won’t be a woman in the list.
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 No.230879

>>230877
Oops I meant >>230549
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 No.230964

For thousands of years patriarchy barred women from the opportunity to be architects of genocide and destruction but thankfully that is no longer the case
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 No.230966

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 No.230968

>>230966
KKKaren owned.


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 No.223652[Reply]

>your face when you believe that the revolution will win in Poland, Germany or England but in the end your vanguard is Russia - main policeman of Europe
Maybe all is not lost and the United States has a chance to become a communist state?
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 No.230642

>>224187
You know what even less people care about, is some pissant nobody org like PSL
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 No.230649

>>223652
America is much more likely to fash than commie if push comes to shove.
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 No.230797

>>223652
You clearly DID NOT read Marx. For your information, Marx singled out Russia for its' revolutionary potential (although, he did not single out a country where the revolution would happen), Marx learned the Russian language, and the first translation of das Kapital was into Russian - which Marx reviewed personally.
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 No.230965

Indeed a good amount of DSA chapters do more on the ground work than PSL or most organizations for the DSA to use as propaganda. However, what can really be said for sure is that both the above organizations do more work than CPUSA, who have regressed into a progressive social club for pensioners. In fact, personality cults and rightist outfits like Bob Avakian’s Posse and the Socialist Workers Party do more than CPUSA even with less than a thousand present members unofficially.

When not simping for mainstream Democrats after being silent for the primaries, CPUSA does such work as urging communists to vote democratic straight-line and voicing support for anti-war protests. The organization doesn’t have an official organ anymore (even though it does) and anyone with a brain in the party either realized that they can make more money grifting more closely to the Democrats—the Committee for Correspondence—or saw the writing on the wall that they’re revisionist Libs and left for good to PCUSA or to the less Dem simp party of the FRSO


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