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This is it, this book is the big correct !

## Summary
Modern conditions have succeeded in destroying class consciousness, alternatives have been subsumed under its own anatomy and sold as spectacle, Bureaucracy is the dominant factor which produces mass irresponsibility, lethargy and sucks up everything into a commodified black hole, destroys all autonomy, and yet there is a Lacanian Real at the centre of it all that shows capitalism's inherent inability to be rational, and its inherently fragmented nature. A change requires us first to create a mass shift in the collective imagination as to what is possible, rather than simply rehashing the old political structures, else we are doomed to keep making our old mistakes.

## Some Passages
>“Capital is an abstract parasite, an insatiable vampire and zombie maker; but the living flesh it converts into dead labor is ours, and the zombies it makes are us.”

>“emancipatory politics must always destroy the appearance of a ‘natural order’, must reveal what is presented as necessary and inevitable to be a mere contingency, just as it must make what was previously deemed to be impossible seem attainable.”

>“Capitalist ideology in general, Zizek maintains, consists precisely in the overvaluing of belief - in the sense of inner subjective attitude - at the expense of the beliefs we exhibit and externalize in our behavior. So long as we believe (in our hearts) that capitalism is bad, we are free to continue to participate in capitalist exchange. According to Zizek, capitalism in general relies on this structure of disavowal. We believe that money is only a meaningless token of no intrinsic worth, yet we act as if it has a holy value. Moreover, this behavior precisely depends upon the prior disavowal - we are able to fetishize money in our actions only because we have already taken an ironic distance towards money in our heads.”

>“Instead of saying that everyone – i.e. every one – is responsible for climate change, we all have to do our bit, it would be better to say that no-one is, and that’s the very problem. The cause of eco-catastrophe is an impersonal structure which, even though it is capable of producing all manner of effects, is precisely not a subject capable of exercising responsibility. The required subject – a collective subject - does not exis
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>"meandering" as a criticism
read Deleuze and Guattari


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>uhh actually i will NOT read the book, because it's uhhh um useless and le bad and i could be spending my time doing organizing or something even tho i never go outside and i'm wasting my life doing nothing at all


'The supreme genius of Kafka was to have explored the negative atheology proper to Capital: the centre is missing, but we cannot stop searching for it or positing it. It is not that there is nothing there - it is that what is there is not capable of exercising responsibility.'


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>ummm actually being concise is le good
>"meaning in simplicity" isn't a valid argument?


Give it to me straight. Is the "long march through the institutions" a valid strategy? I know rightoids use it as anscare tactic, but are Rudi's ideas applicable irl in any shape or form?
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That really depends on where you live


I think academics have different dynamics here than other state run institutions, but there will be a limit to what they can say and do, the red scare is what happens when academics get too uppety


>Being a communist is normal among professors in the social studies.
According to rightoids


Where exactly?
I think I’ve found maybe a handful of research papers examining capitalism as having a negative impact on psychological health, for instance. It’s incredibly fringe and very few academics ask the obvious questions about its impact. The ones that do are either ostracized or treated as pariah outside of a select few universities.


>long march through the institutions
lib meme

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People would be more accepting to Marxism-Leninism if it had a better history of preserving some elements of liberalism and being more acceptive of people with different identities. A lot of Marxist-Leninist regimes promoted anti-queer propaganda and the USSR displaced not only native ethnic groups, but put immigrants looking for refuge in a proletarian republic into camps instead of protecting those people. Likewise, they could handled the issue of critique of the regimes generally more positively. All of the workers today at least in America are hippies, they would respect a regime that would not only offer social services and control over the means of production but also respect various social boundries. That 's why Cuba and East Germany don't get as much of a bad reputation.
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the fundamental problem is bureaucracy and alienation, and solving the problem is making people aware of their alienation and bureaucracy, not waiting for another institution. I'm mainly opposed to it because it has the order backwards. The institution must come second, the working class re-appropriating the for-itself must come first, or it will immediately slip back into alienation. The goal of the left right now should be, rather than to propose 'alternatives', to describe and continue to critique the bureaucracy of the system, the raw alienation, and simply to assert that we can solve it by *directly* improving their ability to participate. The vehicle of 'how' that happens is not the point. The point is to create the conditions for it to happen.


Cuba is one of the most progressive countries for LGBT+ rights in the world. China and Vietnam are also more advanced when it comes to LGBT+ rights than most people realize. Not only was the USSR one of the first countries in the world to decriminalize homosexuality but contrary to what most people believe, it was never legally banned there.
>… if there was a real change in regime I can imagine that it'd include a bicameral legislature just with the powers flipped upside down, like a proletarian Senate having checks and balance powers over a mixed lower House containing non-proletarian class elements.
Sounds interesting. I'd like to know more, like how the Proletarian Senate would be a appointed and who the senators would be.


unrelated but that has got to be one of the worst renditions of the song. The singer is hot af tho


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>People would be more accepting to Marxism-Leninism if it had a better history of preserving some elements of liberalism


i'm alive

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Imagine being Malala 5 years ago and having to smile and take photos with these western feminist vultures who want to pretend like you and them are fighting the same battle




Looks like years of Hindutva bullshit have restarted Sikh separatism to a limited extent


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it is time bitches


Farmers led by communists have extracted concessions from the modi regime

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What do you guys think about the missing support theory?

As in:
During the cold war the "west" (as in NATO) and USSR relied heavily on eachother and built their systems around constant confrontation with eachother, albeit to me it seems that NATO relied on confrontation a lot more than the USSR which could probably exist on it's own.
Basically the whole western system was built to fight the USSR and it's ideology, and it's even more than that the whole western culture is built around that confrontation with the "reds".
It's almost like two bricks leaning on eachother preventing either one from crashing down.
Then in the 1990s the USSR desintegrates which leaves the NATO and the west, that built their entire civilization in a sense around the cold war alone.
The blue brick that used to lean on a red brick starts falling due to natural forces and comes crashing down eventually.

I think right now we are witnessing just that. The west is collapsing because it cannot exist without an external enemy the size of a USSR and there are no enemies like USSR. China and Russia are nowhere close to the USSR.

The thing will crash eventually the only question is whether it will crash alone or whether it will try to drag down with it anything it can potentially reach.
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Yes but I wrote this in my post. The point was always that the west and NATO require an enemy. They had a huge enemy during the Cold War and even western philosophy of the second half of the 20th century was shaped by the Cold War since the west was and still is the main center of the political reaction.
With USSR gone this system has lost its balance instantly.


NATO kept expanding anyway. The project changed from anticommunism to neocolonialism.


It's true that the end of the cold war pushed all of the members of the organization to hugely set back their funding levels, that NATO today is a shadow of its 80s former self in pure military might or covert ops, but the organization itself expanded in members, and in scope since the alleged goals changed. NATO shifted from collective defense to global policing ops with the GWOT after the fall of the USSR and the lack of a big bad red as an enemy, so even with way less means they triggered article 5 to punch a new asshole to Afghanistan, they actually did something much more warlike than merely setting up nuclear launch facilities for MAD and training for the battle of Fulda Gap.
But of course the real main goal of NATO is still to this day to militarily coordinate the western capitalist powers around the US to defend their material and economic interests against the rest of the world. And now that the third world is developing fast and that the hegemony of the west becomes day after day more contested NATO is therefore becoming more and more needed, which is evidently the big reason why all the members are ramping up their funding to cold war levels, (not Russia struggling to wage a war against a small nation).
So the support isn't missing, in fact it's bigger than ever, which explains in a big way why NATO is currently reinforcing and becoming subject to scope creep. I can see flashpoints appearing all over the place with more or less limited military confrontations triggered by the west so they can keep some degree of control on third world countries against the "adversaries" of the US and even more opportunist states like India.
I don't see "NATO crashing eventually", this is something you could probably read on Russia Today but it's laughable wishful thinking. The only scenario where I can see NATO crash in the near future is if there's a movement big enough in the EU to make key states leave in order to become closer to China which would eventually be in their interests, and you bet CIA spooks thought about it and have a pile of contingencies in place so even then it's a hard proposition.


The point i'm trying to make is that the ideology and the way how people see the world in binary us/them, black/white, blue/red colors hasn't changed.
Thus NATO and "the west" cannot stop fighting with the rest of the world because it can only exist as long as there is an enemy.
The western philosophy itself is based around "us vs them" mentality.
It's almost impossible to snap out of it because everything and i mean EVERYTHING on the west reflects this mentality.

It's down to smallest of the small things, i'm going to give an example from video games.
People from the western europe COMPLAIN that for instance Russian users or Turkish users don't speak english language in the voice chat even if they themselves come from Germany or Netherlands or Sweden.
In the western europe knowing the english language is considered a norm, and having a conversation in english with foreigners is considered a norm. Which doesn't make any sense at all but people invent many reasons as to why it's more convinient to speak english.

It's the same with many other things. It is just assumed you would act in a certain way or think in a certain way and whenever you step out the "norm" you get attacked because you're different. And it's not being different as in being an autist or a freak but having like a different opinion on politics or social norms within the west.

Like for instance there's this tendency of people on the west at least in some countries to act their level. Like a discrete thinking, stereotype thinking, pattern thinking. The best way i can describe this is as:
>If you are not rich you cannot act like you're rich, you cannot go to the same places where the rich people go and you cannot dress like the rich people
>If you are not percieved as "attractive" (which is subjective) you cannot act as an "attractive" person.
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It comes down to the funniest shit ever like scam artist "life coaches" with fake teeth giving lectures on how to become successful in chuckfull conference halls.
People see the guy playing a role of a successful person and because they are unable to put 2 and 2 together due to their stereotype thinking and they believe him because "well if he talks like that he probably knows what he's doing".
This is also why Hitler got popular by the way. He just gave those epic speeches and people were like
>yeah bro he's right about everything i mean he's confident means he knows something

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>A federal judge has ruled against the Internet Archive in Hatchette v. Internet Archive a lawsuit brought against it by four book publishers, deciding that the website does not have the right to scan books and lend them out like a library. Judge John G. Koeltl decided that the Internet Archive had done nothing more than create “derivative works,” and so would have needed authorization from the books’ copyright holders — the publishers — before lending them out through its National Emergency Library program.

>The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan came in a closely-watched lawsuit that tested the ability of the Internet Archive to lend out the works of writers and publishers that remained protected by U.S. copyright laws for free. The San Francisco-based non-profit over the past decade has scanned millions of print books and lent out the resulted digital copies for free. While many are in the public domain, 3.6 million are protected by valid copyrights.

>That includes 33,000 titles belonging to the four publishers, Lagardere SCA's Hachette Book Group, News Corp's HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons Inc and Bertelsmann SE & Co's Penguin Random House.They sued in 2020 over 127 books, after the Internet Archive expanded lending with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, when brick-and-mortar libraries were forced to close, by lifting limits on how many people could borrow a book at a time.

>The nonprofit, which partners with traditional libraries, has since returned to what it calls "controlled digital lending." It argued its practices were protected by the doctrine of "fair use," which allows for the unlicensed use of others' copyrighted works in some circumstances.

>But Koeltl said there was nothing "transformative" about the Internet Archive's digital book copies that would warrant "fair use" protection, as its ebooks merely replaced the authorized copies publishers themselves license traditional libraries.

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>The Internet Archive
imagine still using this. Library Genesis is much better


Does it have games?


I'm talking about book downloading. Out of context, anon


I've found books you can borrow at IA that LibGen doesn't have, they complement each other



Climate activists protest European Gas Conference in Vienna
A statement by protesters said, “while the world has been hit by the climate crisis inflicted by the overuse of fossil fuels, and Europe is facing an acute energy crisis caused by profiteering of the energy giants, we will crash the champagne party of the gas lobby at the European Gas Conference.” Police were heavily deployed in the city and tried to forcefully push the protesters back. On March 26, protests were held at the private jet terminal at the Vienna Airport, denouncing the arrival of conference delegates in private jets.

Germany at a standstill as huge strike halts planes and trains
The 24-hour "warning" strikes called by the Verdi union and railway and transport union EVG were the latest in months of industrial action which has hit major European economies as higher food and energy prices dent living standards. They kicked off three days of wage talks which could lead to further strikes if they fail to yield a compromise.

Macron defiant as France braces for fresh protest turmoil
Nearly two weeks after Macron rammed the new pensions law through parliament using a special provision sidestepping any vote, unions have vowed no let-up in mass protests to get the government to back down. They have called for another big day of action on Tuesday, the 10th such mobilisation since protests started in mid-January against the controversial law, which includes raising the retirement age to 64 from 62.

Corbyn accuses Labour leadership of ‘denigrating party’s democratic foundations’
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Union Pacific 2nd railroad to drop push for one-person crews
Union Pacific has become the second major freight railroad in the past week to back away from the industry’s longstanding push to cut train crews down to one person as lawmakers and regulators increasingly focus on rail safety following last month’s fiery derailment in Ohio. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said in a statement Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the union that represents conductors to drop its proposal to take those workers out of the cabs of locomotives just months after it was pressing to test out the idea of stationing conductors in trucks in parts of its 23-state network. Norfolk Southern made a similar announcement several days earlier.

Philadelphians rush to buy bottled water despite officials claiming water is safe after spill
Residents in Philadelphia and nearby areas have been buying bottled water after a chemical spill upstream in the Delaware River in neighboring Bucks county, despite officials’ latest advisory insisting tap water was safe to drink at least up to midnight Monday.

Louisville truck drivers begin strike against Sysco over claims of unfair labor practices
Sysco, headquartered locally at 7705 National Turnpike, is one of the largest food distributors in Louisville, delivering to Jefferson County Public Schools along with dozens of other restaurants and businesses. Its operations span across the state and Southern Indiana via "'drop yard'" locations, according to a Monday release from Stephen Piercey with Teamsters Local 89, the group's union representatives.
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The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) considers that the new and serious facts of government corruption that have come to public light are a small sample of the profound moral decomposition of the government and the high bourgeois leadership of the PSUV. Regarding these facts, the PCV wishes to point out the following: 1. We reject the way in which the government and the competent institutions have been handling the supposed fight against corruption as if it were an internal problem of the governing party. In fact, the first declarations of the president of the Republic on the subject occurred within the framework of a meeting of the PSUV leadership, which gives some signs that rather than a real institutional fight against corruption, we may be facing a pre-electoral strategy. We demand that the government and the public powers of the Republic duly inform the people of Venezuela what is happening, what arrests have been made and their causes. 2. We condemn any attempt by the government of Nicolás Maduro to evade its responsibility in the corruption scandals. The root of the serious problem of decomposition in the public administration lies in the regime of opacity and dismantling of all types of controls as a form of government management. The regrettable "Anti-Blockade" Law illegally approved by the National Constituent Assembly, which grants supra-constitutional powers to the national executive, is the main instrument used by the Executive to give power to these corrupt mafias that until yesterday had the full protection of the governmental leadership, even under the argument of being "heroes" in the fight to evade criminal sanctions. From the PCV we want to reiterate our demand to the government to immediately re-establish the constitutional precepts of transparency, accountability and the exercise of social control over the public administration.

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Thanks News Anon




bump and thanks

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Our world is forever trapped in turmoil and suffering but that should not lead us to despair. Life's suffering must not lead to a condemnation of life but a celebration of it. Our wounds are a testament to our resilience and not a hindrance.
How do build mental fortitude and physical amidst terribly bleak times anons?
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the reasoning behind it included deaths caused by them as well as psychological factors in how harmfull the drug actually is to the induvidual

and yeah booze and nicotene are the bastards, weed and psychs should absloutely be legal


I mean yeah but plenty of these drugs have harms that need to be accounted for, especially benzos and opiates and stims. Even pure MDMA used incorrectly will absolutely kill you or cause permanent brain damage tho, same with ketamine or whatever. Even taking acid off the street can be risky if it's high dose NBOMEs instead of LSD or whatever, and don't fuck up picking mushrooms or you might eat something that puts you in the ER or whatever


all of these issues would be solved if you could get acsess to said drugs through a pharnacy


>cannabis higher than benzos
this is fucking criminal disinformation
are you insane?
people on benzos will cook their dick off on an electric stovetop because their bathrobe fell open


maybe try reading the study i didnt write it dickhead lol

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I believe we haven't had a thread about this, so I will make one.
What is LeftyPol's opinion on CBDC's (Central bank digital currencies)? Not same as blockchain, mind you. What it means is that basically all money would be centralized in the country's central bank, in which everybody would have an account. Thus bypassing commercial and savings banks as the holders of our savings, facilitator of payments and maybe even sources of credit, things we now take for given but fundamentally fucks everybody but the banks in the ass. It could exist either along side or without physical money tied to it. The In addition the money could be made programmable, like with social benefits or stimulus the money could be made to vanish if it's not used during a certain time frame or could be made to be able to buy certain goods, like for example foods and clothes but no alcohol. Also central bank could track transactions made through the digital pathways, but I guess states already monitor transactions already through commercial banks.

It will become more relevant since china already has it's own digital renminbi and ECB and FED I believe among others are looking into it. Buttcoiners and all libertarians naturally hate it and all that.

A opportunity to kill banks and crypto and eventually money itself in a step towards socialism and planned economy or a new form of control society that makes porky state step on necks of people even harder?

If you have any good articles, books or videos about the subject viewed through marxist lens, please share here!
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>Under socialism it's good under capitalism it's bad.
Like almost everything. The question is will it help the transition? Now porky owns our money and can play with it because there is no alternative a step towards right direction would be to take people's money away from porky and under political control. Even if that political control is still liberal it's still at least has to keep up some appearances. It would be reverse liberalization where monetary policy would necessarily be less liberal in this regard than "just leaving it to the banks".

It's also not like governments can't spy on peoples purchases and freeze their accounts or cards if they find a reason. Sure as hell do it here in Europoorland. CBDC would only make a slightly easier depending on the legislation.


The highest point of full communism is centrally planned mass murder of bankers, investors and cryptofaggots.



It's based accelerationism


In what way? it potentially killing banks?

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QTDDTOT - Questions that don't need their own thread. The last one died, so here post your questions here.

I'll start, why is a centralized authority important to achieving communism and why is this seen a positive aspect.
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What's that Russian video sharing website where you can find plenty of tv shows, films and series both from contemporary Russia and the Soviet era?

A huge faggot that at some point got tired with the marxist scene, came up with some supposed gotcha about some point of Marx theory he found to be "unscientific", so he could switch to Craxi's socialist party at the height of its influence (the 80s) and then switch to Berlusconi's pimps and whores party after 1994. He died suddenly of a heart attack in 2001 or something while he was at a spa.


Investment bank that a lot of Silicon Valley companies bank with did a lot of risky investments after the Trump admin deregulated banks of their size and the pandemic commodity bubble happened, and now they can't pay back their depositors


Does anyone have a Marxist history of post-independence India? Preferably stuff that's recent enough to cover Modi and the neo liberal sectarian turn it's taken since 2014


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is shorting stocks a form of creating fictitious capital?


>What's that Russian video sharing website where you can find plenty of tv shows, films and series both from contemporary Russia and the Soviet era?

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