There is all this talk of self-sacrifice for the revolution and romanticisation of class warfare, fighting at the front lines against our class enemies. You do realise that this is the most deadly part of it all, right?15 posts and 3 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
I think it's vital to remind ourselves that we are more useful to the movement alive rather than dead.
The bourgeoisie prefered if we were all exterminated, and they historically went to great lengths to support, arm and train the fascist death squads to murder all suspected communists around the world.
The early USSR had the serious issue of having lost too many authentic communists during the Russian Civil War and especially WW2. As a result they were forced to employ opportunists into goverment positions, which undermined ideological integrity of the revolution.
Something similar happened in the most recent example in Donbass, which showed promise at the start, but quickly most significant communist elements in the autonomous regions were destroyed by the war, which resulted in DPR/LPR moving towards Russian nationalism as opposed to socialism.
What can be done to reduce our casualties as much as possible, without alienating our fellow proles, since they'd be basically cannon fodder against the reaction?
I think, this will be especially important nowadays, because there are very few authentic communists, since most are just LARP or radlibs of different flavours.
COVID and the Cuckraine Situation showed that many failed these tests to stay in the correct line and descended back into liberal schizophrenia.
It also shows that our education methods, to replace losses and increase our numbers, are frankly shit, since most "communists" are at best vulgar marxists. I'm shocked to see time and time again, when I read 19th & 20th century works at how much superior past communists were in every aspect. It's depressing how far we are still from that level considering humanities predicament.
We need to be at our best to defeat capitalism – and needless to say; alive.
Yes, communists will be attacked by the capitalist state. But communists will have a higher chance of success if they control more resources before military confrontation happens. So what communists need is a strategy to take control of land and people before the war starts. Coop'ing local economies is one way to do that.
What is the Burmese path exactly?
As a Buddhist, I disown his beliefs. That is completely against Buddha's teachings. He was passionate, but deluded. May he rest in peace.
What people often miss about security is that it has a *political* character as much as the practical security measures that you take, so practicing good politics helps on the security front or at least minimizing potential wedges that can be exploited. One example is male chauvinism and the toxic features of it which is often exploited by glowies (like trying to prove your manhood by doing something reckless and stupid). Like, one reason why right-wing orgs glow is because they have the same mindset as cops to begin with.
I think communism is good when it combines a strong core and spirit of conviction with a rational and scientific method of organizing.>>1047402
The movement needs a lot of people who can do everyday tasks. I think if everyone who blabs for hours on Twitter spent an hour a week on some of these more practical housekeeping / organizing tasks, then things would improve. It kinda sounds evil to say "we need more followers, fewer leaders" but I don't see any other way of putting it.