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 No.385010[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Why do communists have such cynical views on love and romance?

It seems like every communist and anarchist I know not only hates the idea of marriage and monogamy but also the concept of "love" itself. They hold that having emotional attachments to one special person to be reminiscent of private property relations.

Anyone have thoughts on this?
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 No.395944

>>390925
>There's a reason why left-wing populism espoused by old school communists completely died off in the early 1960s when the birth control pill became mainstreamed.
Can we stop with the shit takes where everyone gives a random year in which a singular event happens, and then this event is what killed off the "old school communists". Half the time is has zero basis and only exists for anons to take a singular event they already didn't like, and ascribing it a larger role in terms of the state of the left to then try and draw opposition to it. And shit like this is without historical materialist basis to begin with, because it applies some kind of spooky vague quality to revolutionary development in which its not actual capitalist suppression or peoples relations to production that throttle or spur it, but one thing that "totally ruined the left guyz" that's oversimplified to the point of worthlessness.
>Real communists support healthy monogamous marriage and procreation.
Real communists aren't against monogamy or procreation inherently, but I don't think you understand at all the communist position on the institution of marriage.
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 No.395964

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 No.395965

>>395921
>I hate the idea of commitment
Why?
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 No.395976

>>385342
>The idea of love has been commodified and reified too much.

>food has been commodified and reified too much

>time to stop eating food
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 No.396089

>>395976
food can't be reified because it's not a social relation
retard


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 No.391846[Reply]

Consider this post on "midwits":

>but for sure there's a sort of educated-idiot or overhyped-man-baby syndrome that these people fall into where they are given positions of power and are considered to be people who should know things (like basically all politicians, and many doctors and therapists, basically all professionals who know just enough to do their jobs but dont take it further and think for themselves, or are given purview over a wider area than their real knowledge should apply to by even less knowledgeable people, mostly politicians here) or just consider themselves to be thing-knowers because they're autistic and it strokes their ego, idk whatever


The flip side of that is the conspirasoid schizo who says all the experts are wrong because they hyperfocus autistically on some little inconsistency or detail or small anomaly which for the expert to explain why it isn't correct would take months of instruction in the background data or years, the problem is on the internet people think they're experts by googling shit and what they're interpreting as "midwittery" is actually an educated person who's too exasperated to spend hours of their time hand holding a schizoid through all the actual arguments on evidence for the 99999th time so they just dismiss them. not that the schizoid even wants that because their eyes would glaze over if they had to sit through that anyway. So when the educated person dismisses them they say "SEE, I knew it!".

Years of education actually give in addition to formal knowledge a sort of tacit knowledge which is useful in dealing with ideas and arguments and research has shown university education makes people less prone to believing conspiracy theories. Educated people are more humble about the limits of their knowledge because they actually are more aware of the extent of total knowledge out there and the amount of work actually needed to learn and internalize it and therefore respect experts more. OTOH people with less education can often be pretty arrogant and run roughshod over expertise and scientific consensus because they don't respect or value education and knowledge. Which is what leads to them thinking the gap between what they know and an expert knows is something that can be corrected with a few days of googling.

This is why the midwit meme is dumb, it attacks whats actually pretty good advice (getting data and sources for shit) in favor of soPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.392069

>>392035
There is a big difference between being able to actually think & form a concrete analysis or narrative that makes sense vs being about to memorize technical knowledge & recall an encyclopedia worth of facts.

That the replication crisis in the sciences (both social and natural) is such a huge issue to the point that the majority of studies period can't be replicated indicates that the majority of people with said advanced degrees in research fields are fucking dumb. Fields that require more technical capabilities & less actual thinking/forming of hypotheses etc are less affected but there is no reason to believe that the people involved in these fields are any less highly educated idiots.

If you actually the research papers & look into the methodology which most highly praised academic and scientific studies utilize you'll realize that these people are absolute fucking idiots.

This doesn't mean turn to memes/googling for "research", the entire idea that the dichotomy is between trust "The science" vs trust schizo boomer conspiracy theory Karens is a false one. Most legitimate, actually fucking intelligent scientists today are borderline suicidal & depressed as fuck, they will tell you this exact same shit.
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 No.395292

>>392057
>a kind of stupid guardian caste for liberal capitalism.
yeah but thats the difference between an "expert" and an "intellectual". An expert knows alot about one domain whilst an intellectual plays with and synthesizes ideas. The west produces tons of experts because capitalism and technological society requires them, but it hates intellectuals because they question the system. Thats why there's such a focus on "vocational" college education aka "we need more doctors and engineers and accountants, not sociologists or anthropologists" line you always hear conservatives say
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 No.395317

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>>392069
>That the replication crisis in the sciences (both social and natural) is such a huge issue to the point that the majority of studies period can't be replicated indicates that the majority of people with said advanced degrees in research fields are fucking dumb
thats not what it indicates you dumbass, the replication crisis is entirely a product of underfunding of science, scientists competing for limited grant money need to make their proposals flashy and exciting to have a bigger chance of getting it funded, rather than replicating an existing study which is boring. If science aka government funded general research were funded properly to a higher level there would be no "replication crisis" which is a hell of a more logical explanation than thinking physicists are dumb or something.
>Most legitimate, actually fucking intelligent scientists today are borderline suicidal & depressed as fuck, they will tell you this exact same shit.
thats because they had to spend years of borderline to actual poverty in grad school grinding away for a probably abusive advisor who doesn't let them graduate because they want to hold on to the free research labor for as long as possible, only to graduate into a job market where your chance of getting a tenured track job is super small, meaningwhile you have to slave away at part time positions, adjunct teaching with no benefits, and maybe a post doc or two and finally you end up at 45 with an overweight, stressed, health problems, no money, and nothing but a piece of diploma paper for it.

Try looking at the economics of science and their actual lives before calling scientists midwits you fool
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 No.395368

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>>391846
If your bar for a great society is based on how many dregs you can pack into public housing, then maybe some memes have a little more truth to them what you let on.
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 No.396060

>>392021
t. midwit


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 No.372873[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

It seems there are widespread riots and looting in South Africa right now, and, despite there not being still any semblance of an happening there is some opportunity for very good kino stuff, so i'm posting this to post here whatever i can find.
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 No.383304

>>381444
I mean, yeah pretty much every milk truck is like that. Those who decide to get breast reductions, well, yeah.
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 No.386480

How has there been so much carnage in just a week? It's getting close to the same amount of people killed in the Palestine-Israel shit in May except that lasted two weeks and was a country actively bombing another one, how the fuck has this shit been so violent?
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 No.395851

Over 300 people dead? What in the FUCK is going on there that is causing this much violence? Civil war incoming?
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 No.395871

>>386480
>>395851
The police asked for help from citizens to shoot at rioters with live ammo.
They completely dehumanized rioters as zombies. I saw in social media overwhelming support for the petits with guns against "the horses destroying the country".
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 No.396013

>>395851
You have no idea the lengths people go for property


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 No.341653[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Why does this book make right-wingers seethe so much?

What's so dangerous about it that it and the author have become the subject of conspiracy theories from the right, in the same way the Frankfurt School, Saul Alinsky, and Planned Parenthood have?

What was so "evil" about the CPUSA in the early 1930s?
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 No.368847

>>341653
>Saul Alinsky

>this is what the right-wing actually believes
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 No.379141

Just read a book on the ACLU by a right-winger and holy shit, the author was doing whatever he could to turn Foster into a villain. Not sure how wanting free housing for everyone or wanting women to have lives outside the kitchen is villainous though.
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 No.379161

>>357887
See the videos posted at:
>>341677
>>341775
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 No.380481

>>341677
This doc has to be a parody.
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 No.395974

>>343399
I want to give Maupin a hug.


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 No.395809[Reply]

I can get behind this. I'm sick of trump!

John Bolton is a true American patriot who fights for the people worldwide, is honest and will lead America to greatness again!

Can he count on your vote?

https://twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/status/1417168332852170753?s=20
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 No.395843

>>395841
Orban fits the nazbol meme perfectly
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 No.395844

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>>395837
oh fuck no /pol/ can keep the zionists thank you
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 No.395888

the retards in this country are gonna suck up to this

so hard like

kim, launch that missile at the capital already


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 No.388245[Reply]

How are the workers of the world supposed to unite if they cannot even agree to a single unified language?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhfUu1WmiTo&ab_channel=TLDRNewsGlobal
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 No.391734

>>391671
There's plenty of Slavic and Germanic influences too
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 No.391735

>>391240
>You live in capitalism yet you want socialism
This is the same level of argumentation
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 No.391775

>>388429
Lmao and that's not eurocentric?
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 No.394392

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>>391240
A bastardized, mutilated language that pic related created
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 No.395832

English is the lingua franca , it is the unofficial language of the majority of the internet.


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 No.390530[Reply]

<AGAIN NO AND I MEAN NO ISLAMOPHOBIC REPLIES

how does one purge salafism out of the muslim world completely? salafists are religious zealots whose ideas are actively contributing to the destabilization of the muslim world, perpetuate negative stereotypes about all muslims worldwide, along with the destabilization of neighbors of islamic states, it costs the world trillions that could've been spent on improving the material conditions of the poor worldwide simply to combat this absolutely pest of a division of sunni islam
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 No.391127

>>390864
nta, but what if it is the case that those changing/ other interpretations are incorrect deviations with the Salafi / Athari being the correct one?
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 No.391170

>>391036
Thanks but you got a summary?
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 No.391412

>>391127
I dunno see who wins in a duel without Saudi oil money. Despite Salafists / Atharis claiming to be a "retvrn to travdition" equivalent to trad Caths they didn't contribute anything to the body of historical Islamic literature that the Ash'ari and Maturidi schools did. As such by weight of authority the other two schools are considered Sunni Islamic orthodoxy.

Shia are a completely different thing altogether.
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 No.394101

>>390569
Fuck Ataturk, he was a puppet who destroyed Turkish culture and tradition and replaced it with degenerate European culture. He thought "democracy" was a good idea
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 No.395784

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>>394101
>destroyed Turkish culture and tradition and replaced it with degenerate European culture. He thought "democracy" was a good idea
Fuck off
>MuH DeGeNaRaCy
He abolished traditional-trash and replaced it with modernity.


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 No.353583[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Thread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.

Come one come all to watch this island off the coast of Asia slowly slide into a workers paradise or a live-action version of Mad Max.

Previous thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/19690
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 No.393874

>>393869
If History had just turned out slightly different (aka the Australian population not being PsyOp'd into thinking he was a better choice for PM then Chifley) then he would be thought of as an abysmal failure.
He literally sold iron to make guns and bullets to Japan because it made his friends money and when Bri'Ian asked him why he did it when they inevitably declared war he was just like "WAIT WHAT I WASN'T MEANT TO BE DOING THAT??? I DONT AGREE WITH THAT SIR!"

He also failed in the only serious diplomatic affair he ever actually had to handle and caused a fucking war to happen (Suez crisis)
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 No.393886

>>387124
I got the JJ and now I'm getting the Pfizer. People were like "it's still not approved here". uygha as if I gave a fuck. Getting my third jab a few weeks from now.

GIGA VAXXED.
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 No.395320

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still cant believe we just beat argentina
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 No.395388

>>393869
acp should open up a CUDL next to the centre
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 No.395764

>>395320
ITS COMING HOME!


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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.382349

>>369467
As the guy that tracked down Sakai's Foster quote, I don't know if this might help you but:
https://theculturedmarxist.tumblr.com/post/183085686318/encyclopedia-britannica-wikipedia-spartacus

I thought it had links to the sources I used, but tumblr is a piece of shit that tends to eat hyperlinks. It seems like the page numbers coincide with what can be found here: https://gutenberg.org/files/36032/36032-h/36032-h.htm#Page_208

You might not have the disdain for Sakai that I do, but I hope this might help. Other good information can be found here: https://thecharnelhouse.org/?s=sakai&submit=Search
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 No.385853

>>382194
Sure. For Palestine, I'm the leader of a major Palestinian student org, so I feel that I could bring an interesting perspective not only on what is going on in Palestine, but also on the various facets of Palestinian activism. In particular, I'd like to particularly condemn and critique the attempts at far-right infiltration of the movement, as well as those who are more concerned with Muslim identity than any sort of cohesive anti-imperialist principles. For disability rights, I think the subject has gone critically underdiscussed on this board, especially when most of us are on the spectrum. I think a piece exploring modern eugenics, the alienation of the disabled, and the social model of disability could really resonate with our community. As for World Systems Theory, I mainly draw upon the work of Samir Amin, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Walter Rodney, Minqi Li, and the rest of the "Monthly Review school", so to speak.
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 No.387364

>>385853
That all sounds great.

Don't know much about Palestine, but what you suggested sounds interesting. If you're going to argue against the culturalist/islamist side to the activism, it would also be good to highlight where you think the positive activism is coming from too.

Definitely think the disability is understudied on leftypol. I think perhaps it's often just seen as a idpol optional extra. I think modern eugenics is an extremly important and grim area that needs bringing to the fore, especially when in all spheres of production, people are increasingly thought of in terms of their (capitalist) productive value.

World Systems Theory is also good. I don't know if you saw it, but we just published an article (https://newmultitude.org/friends-coffee-and-genocide-the-limits-of-globalization/) that looks at how cultural products connect to commodities in the world system. Would be happy to have any article that looks at these theories, are you familiar with John Smith too?

It might be easier to communicate via twitter if you want to, but no worries if you don't have or want an account. Hope to hear from you soon!
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 No.394058

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new post up today..the excellent look at the labour theory of value and why we can't apply it to video game economies like Runescape by Comrade Rat.

is there some kind of "lefty vidya" subreddit someone could post this too?


https://newmultitude.org/runescape-marxism-and-video-game-economies/
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 No.395760

>>394058
Interesting read, would be nice if the writer did analyze the price changes in nature runes, law runes, iron ore, food to see how more applicable LTV is.


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 No.56299[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This is the thread dedicated to researching, discussing, exploring, and laughing at, that element of the far right which we have come to term "esoteric hitlerist" but more broadly a thread for documenting the extreme right.

To sum up, as it says in the title, this entire strand of thought is more or less an intelligence operation carried out mostly by pedophiles, with a strong satanic/ esoteric influence. On top of this, there are several interesting connections to these operations and operatives and Zionism.

The purpose of these operations, as are the purpose of all CIA operations, is to suppress and destroy the real movement that abolishes the present state of things, the mass movement organised workers, the socialist and communist movement.

What follows is a series of links, references and thoughts which document this feature of capitalist hegemony.


Link to last thread archive:

https://web.archive.org/web/20210109172410/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/1059488.html

The thread from which it was born:

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 No.393036

>>113319
How schizo was this bitch?
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 No.393771

>>391643
Scratch a fascist and a pedophile bleeds
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 No.393783

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>>391643
>>393771
The far right is the ideology of pedophilia, of degeneracy and of evil. Of course these "people" will never be honest about who they are or their wretched fantasies. This is why I will never entertain any attempts at normalizing or protecting them. They are a stain that must be annhilated from the face of the earth. They will be worked down to stubs to clean their filth and then every trace of their existance will be erased.
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 No.393822

>>392595
that pic is pretty funny though, cry harder piglet
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 No.395739

That's gonna be a bump from me dawg


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