Reading General:Hello leftypol, we noticed an under-appreciation for the theory that upholds our political ideologies: As such, we have decided to revive the reading sticky! This thread will be dedicated to the sharing, discussing, and general banter about various leftist thinkers, theories, and political outlooks.
Welcome Thread and Feedback - TECHNICAL UPDATE!A big thanks to the /leftypol/ tech team for their hard work on the 2021/07/04 technical update! Here's the list of changes:
LEBANESE COLLAPSE/CIVIL WAR THREADIn the last few weeks:
Cuban Situation General /csg/Last one got Full Continued from >>382756
Is right wing populism rationalOr is it still a 'voting against your own interests' thing?
/prc/ - People's Republic of China generalA general thread for all China related discussion.
SkillsIt is important that citizens of any society develop self preservational and minor trade skills in order to not just build the revolution but to be able to maintain society and their local communities when crises hit. Feel free to share information on various skills you have in this infodump thread
Your Top 5 Influences II: Return of the SaucesSo /leftypol/, what are your personal Top 5 texts, lectures, videos, or books that really struck a chord with you or in some way influenced your thinking?
Thoughts on George Bataille?Just read the first volume of his most well known work (The Accursed Share) and honestly i can sorta see why people view him as similar to land in some of his [Economic] views.
Islam in Soviet UnionHow did the Soviets deal with Islam? Especially in regards to women rights?
Anti-Maoist Hate ThreadWhen will they realize being lead by petty bourgeois academes is a bad idea?
EugenicsWhy is eugenics bad? I have a relatively minor genetic disease I inherited from my father and it sucks. I saw my dad suffering it as i grew up, getting dizzy and having to lie down. I didn't have it at first but now that im older i ended up getting the same shit, i feel dizzy all the time and tired as fuck.
Whats wrong with /pol/?I wanna understand how that site descended from an obscure mostly liberal imagebboard that could discuss politics with a varied amount of humor to a cesspit of botting, bait and shill posting that's actually more popular than most communities on reddit with a userbase that's so politically 1 sided that it feels like only 1 or a few like minded people browse and run the entire site. Around 70% the catalog of /pol/ in it's current state is anti vax propaganda and the rest is almost exclusive to id/pol/ faggotry, how did that place reach this point and is it possible for them to recover?
What is the origin of social classes?Socialists and communists claim to want to abolish class, but I must ask this question: how did class originate? It seems that it may have had something to do with the advent of agriculture, but I have also heard that some hunter-gather classes had distinct social classes. At any rate, knowing how social stratification arose in the first place seems important if you want to 1) figure out how or if a complex society could function without social classes and/or 2) figure out how to prevent social classes from arising again in the future.
How to turn your friends communistAre you friends already communist? Do you refuse to talk to libs? How would you engage with old friends that have started down the alt-light path? What do you do with apolitical people who think its all bullshit or people who are really into being outraged about muh freedom?
Misogynist terrorism -- the dataHad some free time so I collected all the information about past anti-women terrorists based on the list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misogynist_terrorism#List_of_incidents and compiled the data.
McAffe's Dead man trigger countdownSo, supposedly McAffe had TBs of incriminating evidence of "the elites". And this is supposedly it, the website has a countdown which ends at the start of the 22nd (which also is remarkable cause that's the date in which the Cuba Bay of Pigs 2 electric boogaloo, now from Miami was gonna happen, and he was supportive of Cuba as well).
News 7/22/21Cyberpunk 20**? Researchers warn of ‘bleak’ future with companies owning private thoughts & world divided between cyborg and human
/CYBERSOC/Previous thread ( >>210868 ) hit bump limit.
Midwit meme is dumb (redux)Consider this post on "midwits":
/IHG/ - Iran Happening GeneralI have for a while known that it was only a matter of time before this happens.
John Bolton 2024!I can get behind this. I'm sick of trump!
All Internationalists should learn EsperantoHow are the workers of the world supposed to unite if they cannot even agree to a single unified language?
Follow up to the recent muslim thread<AGAIN NO AND I MEAN NO ISLAMOPHOBIC REPLIES
/auspol/ - Australia General IIThread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.
New Multitude- For Leftypol, by Leftypol!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]
Esoteric Hitlerism General: AFAP Edition (ALL FASCISTS ARE PEDOS)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.
/brg/ Brasil General /brg/Tv Senado 24h Pay-per-view edition
stop using the midwit memeThe midwit meme is fucking retarded and so is anyone using it. It's literally just the /pol/ version of the PMC meme. The vast majority of white collar professionals are "midwits" with the exception of some top scientists, mathematicians, etc. who may be somewhat above that.
" Anti-Communist Proletariat">YES,I LOVE MY BOSS!!! FUCK OFF YOU DİRTY COMMIE, YOU DON'T WANT TO WORK; HARD-WORKİNG IS GOOD!!!! HAHAHA LOSERFAG, DEFENDİNG HİS RIGHTS AGAİNST ELİTES WHİLE WE CHADS SUCK THE DİCKS OF THEM!!! UNİONS ARE TERRORISTS, GOVERNMENT SHOULDN'T HELP AND DEFEND ME NOOOOO, I WANT TO BE 3-HOLES FUCKED BY CAPITALISTS!!!!! PORKY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS!!!!!! HE İS COMMIE, SO HE İS ENEMY OF US; LETS BEAT HİM TO DEATH!!!!!
About imperialismReading stuff:
Accelerationist GeneralI've never actually heard a solid, real argument against accelerationism. People just parrot that it's stupid and ultra and "doesn't work", but nobody provides any evidence whatsoever for their claims.
The problem of the leftThere is almost 0 organizational discussion. There is no tactical discussion: what do now?
CHINA IS COLLAPSING!!!Xi has failed his people and is letting his country drown under the sea.
NFL STAR stands against the vax!!Top NFL Wide Receiver Deandre Hopkins takes a stand against NFL vaccine policy.
Paranormal activitiesWhat non political conspiracies/paranormal stuff does leftypol believe in? Are any of you UFOfags? What exactly is it in human psychology that wants to believe in bigfoot, etc. and other such things where people are willing to believe in paranormal phenomenon? And if such a thing is built into human psychology can the vast majority of people ever escape an idealist mode of thought?
Late to the partyWhat the fuck happened to this place?
Is Belgium lost?Vlaams Belang (VB on the graph) is at 26.1% as of the most recent opinion polls. This means that one of the most far-right parties in Belgium's history is in first place. These guys dominate the youth vote as well, which is not surprising given that their candidate is just 28.
How do people view governments these days?Seriously does anyone at this point trust or believe the government should influence their lives at this point
Why are Atheists and secularists such pussies?
OC Thread 9.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content
Psychedelics GeneralGQ:Are there political or social ills that that you think might benefit from the sort of entropy that psychedelics can introduce into our consciousness?
/meg/ - Middle East GeneralThis thread is for discussion about the Middle East
Climate Change General - /climate/The planet continues to warm and create devastating shifts to the ecosystems across the world.
"Under gommunisum, you'd had to work like a slave!"I've come across this sham argument in an increasing amount recently, also by Eastern Euro anti-communists.
Luxembourg’s Prime Minister dying>Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg, who is suffering from Covid-19 symptoms, was in “serious but stable” condition on Tuesday at a hospital, his press secretary in Luxembourg said. The prime minister had low oxygen levels in his blood, an acute concern for people with Covid-19.
Good books not written by communistsCurrently reading four books from DK (the encyclopedia publishers), those being Definitive Visual History to the American Civil War, the First World War, the Second World War, and the Vietnam War
IDPOL: A Meta Discussionaka /leftypol/: An Exploration into the Causes and Effects of Identity Politics.
"Leftism" is outdatedYeah, the title is an attention bait, but try to say where I'm wrong
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General5th Edition: Real succdem hour edition
Please i just want a non islamophobic answer that makes senseWhy the flying fuck are there so many muslims on this planet that view terrorism as okay? I can make a fucking list of terrorists groups from islam alone and I still think I wouldn't have hit them all
Africa GeneralAs asked by these users
Would There Be A War ?So, i'm hearing that some anons claiming that before RoP hitting zero, they will do a war and save capital
How do Westoids cope with living in such a sociopathic society?Was reading retards in /r/Atheism debating “communism”, one of the turds was discussing “freedom” and when the socialist pointed out that freedom from (some) arbitrary laws while still being allowed to starve on the street is fucking meaningless, to which the based and rational redditor argued that actually freedom doesn’t mean a right to a decent quality of life but just the garbage included in America’s warped concept of freedom and literally nothing else
/DPRK/ - Democratic People's Republic of Korea GeneralThread for news and discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its material conditions, the status and health of its socialist tradition, disproving common myths about it, etc.
/mlm/ - Maoism GeneralWhile there are surely some people interested in Maoism on /leftypol/, the tendency has no noticeable presence here. From my observation Maoism has been gaining traction in socialist communities online recently. Though the ideology's influence is still relatively small, I'm optimistic that we're witnessing the earlier stages of Maoists winning leadership in the movements of the working class which will result in the reconstitution of Communist Parties guided by MLM. I started this thread to spur investigation and discussion amongst potential comrades.
/ASG/ - Anti-Sectarianism generalThere seems to have be a lot sectarianism on this board as of late. I think we should lighten things up by promoting cooperation and harmony between different leftist sects. Let's start saying good things about other sects.
Is quantum mechanics the biggest killer of metaphysics?I wanna see if any big brain anons can wrap their heads around why quantum mechanics killed all form of metaphysical thinking. All physical phenomena are quantum manifestation of a field with many potential energies.
Govt-led censorship: Is the U.S. lurching toward fascism?Given recent announcements that the Biden administration will take active efforts to censor info on social media, and the not-so-recent precedents set by social media bannings over the last half decade, is it alarmist or reasonable to say that the US ruling class is beginning to resort to authoritarian methods?
Hijab banSo the ECJ has just gone full mask off, it is now legal to fire workers for wearing a hijab. I wonder how this is going to end. Like surely this must be against at-least one EU country's constitution?
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinatedHe was a corrupt, right-wing leader so RIP to this guy but what the fuck is happening in Haiti.
Why should Arabs or any colored folk support marxism?As an Iraqi I wonder why tf should Arabs, Blacks and other colored folk support marxism over our own anti-imperialist national liberation struggles? Arabs and Blacks are two of the most horribly oppressed and discriminated peoples on Earth why should we seek internationalism and solidarity from first world white people (and most other nations) when we're not even seen as humans? I'm born from a refugee family in Europe and I plan on gathering enough financial resources once I finish college and I'm moving to Iraq or any other Arab nation and I'm gonna dedicate my life for my people and their struggle, I'm gonna spread the message of Ba'ath and plan on doing a renaissance of the philosophy, I want the Arab nation to isolate itself from a world that hate us and want us dead, from Morocco to Awhaz I want a united Arab nation who take the same approach as the DPRK towards the world, and I'm ready to die for this dream.
THE ACTUAL MARXIST PILLMARX, ENGELS, LENIN, STALIN SPENT THEIR ENTIRE LIVES SHITTING ON THE "RADLIBS" OF THEIR TIMES. FOR MARX & ENGELS IT WAS THE "FABIANS" (LITERAL CLASS COLLABORATIONISTS), BECAUSE THEY PUSHED A REFORMIST LINE, AND OF COURSE DEBUNKING SHIT FROM BAKUNIN & CO., BECAUSE THEY WERE FUCKING ULTRA CUNTS. THEY MADE IT PERFECTLY CLEAT THAT WHAT A PROLETARIAT REVOLUTION MEANS AND HOW RETARDS LIKE ANARCHISTS AND SOCDEMS DEVIATE FROM THAT. FUCKING "CRIT. OF GOTHA PROGRAMME," THE CLOSEST WE GOT TO MARX'S ACTUAL OUTLINE TO "WHAT HE WAS ADVOCATING FOR" IS A SPERGOUT OF HIS AGAINST FUCKING SOCDEMS. ALL OF THE AFOREMENTIONED ARE FACTS – YOU CAN CHECK OUT.
syringes4cubaStupidpol is currently doing a donation campaign to a charity that sends syringes to Cuba to help them fight COVID-19 infections.
Slander just makes us strongerI don't give a fuck about the actual truth or falsehood of Courtois' Black Book 100 million accusation. Morality is not my concern. My concern is soft power and as far as I'm concerned the 100 million figure makes us stronger. I embrace it ironically. The later 21st century will be brutal and gruesome and billions are going to die or will have to die. A 100 million is a drop in the bucket. Furthermore, if a state can kill so many millions or so and still flourish it speaks to the absolute power of the theory. And as for Blokhins' Katyn involvement it would just speak to the grit and determination he had in bringing peace to Eastern Europe by eradicating the Polish officer class. Hell, one of the main attractions of Marxism-Leninism for me is that slander. The population of the US is 331 million and each and every American effectively is equally guilty in American inaction or action alike in imperialism. I need a theory that can let me organise their physical destruction, each and every one of them. And if the slander is that ML has killed 100 million and I ironically believe in it, I can organise to kill 331 million Americans.
If the Anarcho-Communists won in Spain would this have literally any affect on history?Considering Spain was already more or less totally irrelevant on the World stage by 1936 and considering Franco sat out WWII anyway even after Hitler was like “Hey buddy, you’re a fascist, I’m a fascist, let’s team up” could it be said that the outcome of the Spanish Civil War had no real historical significance for anyone other than the people of Spain? Like, Spain has continued to be relatively insignificant anyway, I know anarchists seethe over the war, but literally what would their victory have changed?
Chile ElectionsChilebros what happened? /ourguy/ Jaudes lost the primaries for the presidential election. Is Apruebo Dignidad still based or are we fucked? What can we except from this other candidate? And how is the constitutional convention coming along? Let's just hope that nobody is preparing to launch a coup again…
News 7/21/21Brazilian party began campaign to end blockade on Cuba
Great men theoryDo marxist really belive that if hitler wasn't born, 6 millions would still be dead at the end of world war 2?
/Internet Trash General/Please use this general thread for discussion of Youtube, Twitter, and other social media postings which don't justify their own thread. Try to keep this thread clean of spam and shitposting, it's everyone's responsibility to keep /leftypol/ and /ITG/ beautiful!
Sapir–Whorf hypothesisThe hypothesis of linguistic relativity, also known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, the Whorf hypothesis, or Whorfianism, is a principle suggesting that the structure of a language affects its speakers' worldview or cognition, and thus people's perceptions are relative to their spoken language.
colonialism and Post colonialismCan you explain me why some "comrades" have an understanding of colonialism that has more to do with Gnosticism than Materialism?
The Left IS Western Civilization!The Left IS Western Civilization - Or rather Platonic Civilization.
What's the deal with reactionary "communists"What's the deal with reactionary "communists"
Describing the phenomenon of false consciousnessFalse consciousness is generated by the capitalist mode of production which requires as a condition for its functioning the reification of its economic categories. This reification is done by individuals that operate within the capitalist mode of production as members of classes, groups of people that relate to each other socially based on their roles in capitalist production. Class consciousness develops from self-consciousness as individuals identify their material interests as proletarians or capitalists. An individual, as a member of a social class, can be said to harbor a false consciousness when their material interests are obscured by ideology. False consciousness prevents the individual's self-consciousness from developing into class consciousness, a process which on a mass scale prevents the formation of a conscious social class.
Google results disappearing when it comes to communism's achievementsYeah, so I'm not trying to push any kind of conspiracy theory, but I've noticed the following. I've been google (mostly image-) searching the same words (e.g. "USSR real wages") which used to bring up real results in the first row for like 10 years.
News 7/20/21Police Motor Pool Firebombed by Dutch Anarchist Group, Revolutionary Resistance
GeorgismThoughts on the ideas of Henry George? Seems pretty based to me. Marx was critical of his ideas, agreeing with them in some basic respects but viewing it as a limp half-measure. I disagree with Marx here. George does not have the stigma Marx carries, and his idea is simple and utterly agreeable to all but the most hardened of porkies: people keep the value earned from everything they produce and unearned income from the ownership of land is all that is to be taxed. No sort of wishy-washy neoliberalist critique that taxing land would disincentivize development, land is a necessity and will be developed in more proactive ways if land speculation is impracticable because simply sitting on it will not yield a profit. As this would be a tax on "unimproved land value."
Why japan industrialized faster than the USSR and ChinaIt's not because japan was capitalist hell it's not even because of the martial plan, oddly enough it would be laziness. One major aspect that's quickly forgotten about the industrial revolution was that the rapid expansion in the production of material goods was triggered by the embracement of better technology and a willingness to find faster and faster methods of extracting more wealth out of the earths resources with less work, thousands of years of slavery had little impact on the worlds global poverty and starvation rates compared to the industrialization of agriculture and likewise with Japan's economy the rapid growth and increase within the material conditions of Japan's citizens could be described as the byproduct of that embracement of modern technology. It's been documented all over the planet that workers are generally more productive when they are labouring under better conditions and with the ussr and the ccp it was frequently reported that workers worked for little or no pay often times in poor and dangerous factories for long hours in cities that felt more like prisons than financial and industrial hubs of civilization and likewise the millions of socialists whom toiled endlessly for their cause would soon get outdone by an island nation with barely any resources on it
Why do people still deny the holocaust?Nazis literally kept records of fucking everything that went on in those camps, it was already documented that nazis had deliberately made propaganda films of those camps portraying them as resorts for jews to hide what was actually going on in their, starvation and rampant illness was one of the leading causes of death next to gas chambers in those camps especially late in the war when the nazis were running low on funds. Yes 6 million did fucking die in their along with another 9 million non jews comprising of soviet and north western european prisoners and gypsies, you have to be a complete spergeloard schizo to miss this
Colombian Protests Thread - Dia de la Independencia EditionProtests, marches and demonstrations were planned for July 20th, which is Independence Day for Colombia, a long time ago by labor unions and left wing politicians and they are kicking off today. This seems to have rekindled the spark to do nationwide protests against the Colombian government. It's still early in the morning here so don't expect many police confrontations just yet.
ideal social networkwhat would be the ideal social network site???
I am praying for this to NOT explodeMan I would be so UPSET and heartbroken if this ship exploded with a glorious, courageous and exceptional human in it like Jeff bezos. Lord please guide this plane back to earth safely intact.
Reformism ChallengeSuggest 3 reforms that you believe to be both desirable and immediately practicable by your countries government. Develop on your reasoning as much or as little as you please.
DemocratsHello, my name is Trump Support-er, and I hate liberals. I mean I really hate them. Democrats, liberals, conservatives, most socdems and demsocs. Really anyone who voted for a Democrat in the past four years. Sorry I used to make exceptions for "harm reduction" anarchists or whatever, but I'm very drained from being called a subhuman constantly by normie Biden supporters.
Base and Superstructure analysis of biological evolutionI've been thinking back and forth about this a lot from time to time.
Leave Caleb maupin a 5 star review if you have amazonShow support to our borger king bro trashing breadtube stupidity.
Marxist History / HistoriographyWhere is it possible to find modern and materialist history of things?
Anti-Work | How To Not Work?Hey lads,
Nationalism/leftypol/ told me i should always support Nationalism outside the imperial core, but isn't it a simplistic view?
Will things get better when Africa developJobs get outsourced to the ones willing to do it for less and or when the current workers ask for higher wages
Popular Revolution Is Myth - Authoritarianism İs NecessaryThere is a big redpill for you; none of the revolutions were popular and most of them were enforced to masses by a group of small people. That's includes most of those well-known revolutions too, where opressed masses uprise against opressors. At them, those revolutions only made by group of ""smart/bright people"" who tired by bastards; and they enforced their rule to the masses while masses despised them despite they made their conditions more better
Israel is about to go to civil warOver some tasty choco ice cream. Well /leftypol/ Who is in the wrong here?
Soviet Wars 1917-1923(31)A million sides, constant changes of allies, a bunch of events - sort of the First World War in the South, in the Crimea and in the Urals, the latest fleet operations against the Germans and the Entente in the Baltic, literally Syria in the Ukraine, the Red Army attacking British tanks with bayonets near Arkhangelsk, the Wild West with Basmachi in Central Asia, Latin American partisanship in Siberia, White Genghis Khan is plotting something, White Czechs are fleeing from the Red Czechs with tsarist gold, finally the fight against anti-Soviet uprisings and simply hellish gang violence.
News 7/19/21Nicaraguans celebrate anniversary of Sandinista revolution, vowing to repel renewed imperialist aggression
AnarkkkidsI don't see POC complain about ”oppressive governments” and ”totalitarian regimes” to the same extent as these white radlibs do around the clock, maybe if they left their cushy basements and went to the third world and noticed that anarchism wouldn't bring about the instantaneous change that they think it'd, then they wouldn't peddle the nonsense they do. There are regional difference in the extent of which anarchists have formed varying large movements, but nowhere to the scope of necessity for change. At bottom, the issue is that they don't grasp the power dynamics, even by their recognition power is asymmetrical. Bakunin, Kropotkin, et al. tried to come up with theoretical projects to find universally valid solutions to the asymmetries of power and authority, and while they had some contributions to make, they didn't have the insights of political figures like Lenin.
CENTRAL ASIA GENERAL-/CAG/Seeing that there is no dedicated thread for this part of the world I'm just gonna create one. Feel free to discuss anything happening in this part of the planet here.
Is there a materialist explanation for this?what happened to the rebellious youth of the 80s and 90s? Lack of things to rebel against? Not cool anymore? Government subversion? It doesn't make sense that a counterculture like that that was taken for granted as a consequence of society just siddenly dissapeared and that people these days just want to lie in bed and jack off? Maybe it has morphed into something else but I honestly don't see it. Seems like everybody today just wants to "reform" and "bring about change" There is no more militant vulgar anti society outbursts that existed before.
Take The Brenner Pill: Israel was created by NazisSo I've been reading Lenni Brenner's "Zionism in the Age of Dictators"
How does LTV account for this and other such instances?https://news.artnet.com/art-world/italian-artist-auctioned-off-invisible-sculpture-18300-literally-made-nothing-1976181
What was the deal with Saddam HusseinI can never quite figure out what Saddam Hussein's regime represented and what it's place in history is.
Dead cities are the best ones prove me wrong>0 fucking mass protests riots or crime
What would a balkanized america be like?You got any theories on what a balkanized america would be like? For me I would believe southerners would be the big winners with trailer trash and ghetto negros being able to move away from state funded social securities and move towards industrialization and tighter border laws and anti abortion measures leading to rapid population booms for southern proles while the west coast remains an corporatized shithole ran by neoliberal advocating for open borders with canada and the north
National Ice Cream DayHow should communists celebrate this holiday? Under socialism how many scoops of ice cream will be free on this day?
Army Uncle TomsWhat's up with the pietism surrounding Black imperialism enforcers?
prison related activism and activismin the city where I live there are some orgs formed BY(and FOR)prisioners,and i have some questions about if its worth joining.
The 1968 "almost revolution" in FranceLets have a thread about it, because all I can find about it is that it happened, however the hows and whys are extremely vague.
My Path to Egoism>start taking LSD in college
Urban/Rural DivideWhat does /leftypol/ think of the urban/rural divide?
I read this book and now im extemely boredTheres alot I have to say so let me try to organize the information
Reactionary middle classesWithout going too much into materialistic/dialectical analysis I can actually understand that the bourgeoisie is extremely reactionary and opposite to any kind of worker cooperation or redistribution of wealth, after all if something goes against your best interests it's perfectly rational to oppose it, even animals do it so I understand it perfectly (I still dislike them though)
The President of Afghanistan Embodies the Failure of Neoliberal Technocracy>Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (born 19 May 1949) is an Afghan politician, academic, and economist who is serving as President of Afghanistan. He was first elected on 20 September 2014 and was re-elected in the 28 September 2019 presidential election. He was announced the winner after a protracted process in February 2020 and was sworn in for a second term on 9 March 2020. An anthropologist by education, he previously served as Minister of Finance and the Chancellor of Kabul University.
Cuban Situation General /csg/Last one got Full Continued from >>372135
COCKSHOTT VS HEGEL - ROUND 3 - FIGHT!!!Quite a few comments on this video claim that Cockshott is misrepresenting Hegel's work.
US-China WarWould the US mount a successful ground invasion of mainland china? What about China successfully taking Taiwan and holding the worlds semiconductor capacity? What about naval battles in the pacific? Surprise nuclear attack on Hawaii?
the HolocaustI don't have the patience to read a dozen books on the Holocaust to try figure out what happened. I've encountered A LOT of dishonesty from BOTH SIDES. Things like selectively quoting people disinguously or outright lying. It's obvious that A LOT or even MOST Holocaust propagandists (for or against the official narrative) don't care about the truth and just want to brute force their own narrative into the public consciousness while discrediting the other side.
Week In Review – July 18, 2021!It was commonly reported by several sources, this week, that TWELVE soldiers and LEOs died as they were working for the United States of America.
Against MoralityMorality is not real—it is a Stirnerite “fixed idea”, if you will. To put it another way, “morality” is a human-made construct that does more harm than good. Don’t take it from me; take it from Lao Tzu, who wrote in the Tao Te Ching:
The Housing QuestionShould housing be considered private or personal property? In Capitalist countries, the population is used to a mode of production where we either rent our own homes, or we take out a huge usury financial morgtage in order to pay for it. Should socialists/communists take a distributive role towards the solution of housing and distribute all homes as reclassified personal property to everyone? Or should housing be completely collectivized and not owned by anyone, ignoring the huge culture/narrative of people spending their entire lives to buy living space? I imagine the complete collectivization of housing wouldn't be something that connects with the proletariat or petite bourgeoisie in any sufficiently advanced capitalist country.
Social Heterogeny and Homogeny Under CapitalismIs the contemporary war of rhetoric between radlibs and wignats completely missing the point? The former posit that more "diversity" will lead to increased innovation, creative ouput (and therefore standard of life, etc.); the former posit that less "diversity" will lead to increased social cohesion (and therefore standard of life, etc.). However the mechanisms resulting in the stagnation of innovation, creative output and the decline in social cohesion is not actually due to the social superstructure but rather the decaying state of finance capitalism. The economic impact is actually a universal intersectional impact by which all identity groupings are affected. Fighting over the justice of a failed distribution system is self-sabotaging when you could fight to reorganize the distribution system itself, and address the inequities it outputs at a source level.
News 7/17/21Cuban president denounces US-backed ‘media terrorism’ while addressing massive supporters’ rally
Iranian RevolutionRed pill me on the iranian revolution.
Least cucked version of christianityWhich denomination of christianity is the most commie and pro-worker and which is the most cucked and capitalist? Gnostic? Cath? Obviously its not evangelical-protestant. Or are they all cucked and the only proper stance is to be a materialist-agnostic or something
Im not even angry or frustrated i just wanna stop being a virginMy social skills are fucking horrendous and drive everyone away, I live innawoods in the middle of alberta meaning I cant relate to anyone on fucking anything because all the city folk perceive me as foreign as I have minimal understanding of neoliberal politics an whatever the fuck goes on in the United states and the big cities, covid restrictions prevent me from going to clubs where I can actually get laid and drunk and to top off the offences society expects men to all be magical billionaires where they have to simp and provide endlessly for women if you want one that isnt a literal slut but one that gives enough of a shit about your existence to stay near you. Fuckin hell :(
Questions about Cuba for communistsHi, these are good-faith questions, I will take you seriously if you take me seriously. I am an american liberal and I want to understand the communist perspective.
You're laughing. This man is trying to abolish the present state of things and you're laughingDo you wanna know how I got these scars? My father was a redditor… and a tankie. And one night, he goes off more authoritarian than usual. Mommy, who he has suspected to be counterrevolutionary Western chauvinist, takes his Little Red Book away because he’s not making any sense.
They're going to keep us working forever.The next plan of the bourgeoisie is to "cure" aging as a ploy to avoid the problem of workers dying/retiring all the time. I predict the retirement age will be progressively pushed upwards as research progresses and life expectancy increases, until we are all immortal wageslaves. The only chance of escape will be suicide or accidental death.
American Health CareYou guys love socialism and wealth redistribution.
Richard Sorge>be Richard Sorge
What is the materialist view of him?>Juhayman ibn Muhammad ibn Sayf al-Otaybi (Arabic: جهيمان بن محمد بن سيف العتيبي 16 September 1936 – 9 January 1980) was a Saudi militant and soldier who in 1979 led the Grand Mosque seizure of the Great Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia's holiest mosque, to protest against the Saudi monarchy.
TotalitarianismLeftypol, why do you insist that such concept as "totalitarianism" has no use in understanding political systems? How else do you call a one party state with complete party control over the economic, political, and cultural life of a society? Do you have any other term that encompasses such particular societal configuration? If no, then this concept has a very particular use in understanding human societies.
I only realized this today but canada is a fucking joke>literally first world and provides absolutely 0 relevant innovations to the planet
10 dollars for a jug of milk in canadaI never realized this but I fucking despise grocery shopping with all my fucking blood, how the fuck do proles convince themselves every fucking day that going outside to walk through isles upon isles all to find some shitty product they're looking for in some shitty cement building that's barely piped and wired properly just so they can spend 100s if not thousands of dollars every year on goods that are already overproduced and undersold to jack up prices isnt the fucking definition of extreme stupidity??? Imagine struggling to garden or farm your own land to grow food on a planet where over 90% of all its land is unused, a planet with so much fucking food that you could feed the entirety of earth till 2050 all without farming anymore just by living off existing supplies. How just fucking how do they convince themselves that grocery shopping is normal and not just scamming on an industrial scale
Reaching a type 1 civilizationHumanity isnt at 0.83 hell I would be surprised if it was even at 0.1 being that most of the earths land and raw resources is completely unused(the deepest mine ever dug is in south africa and hasn't even crossed 0.1% of the earths depth) what type of major industrial efforts coupled with a series of ideas and machinery would it take to build the infrastructure required that could harness all and I mean ALL the earths potential land and resources
Class composition of the bourgeoisieIs there a similar graphic to this one that documents the class composition of the bourgeoisie, rather than working class?
Wait hold onIf buissnesses become corporations so they can stay stable enough to become worth investing in and then those corporations turn into monopolies that would mean that free markets become sterile like what's happening already, this would mean that all the major corporaions today would turn into ordinary government institutions rather than "companies" and all markets would turned into planned economies as well. If these same buissnesses keep growing wont all the capitalist societies of today just turn into socialist ones where the state controls everything and billionaires make their money straight out of tax payer money and keeping government run corporations alive?
So....Sablin was a hero right?Forget for a moment the unlikelihood of his plan's success, was he correct in trying to overthrow the Brezhnev regime? You could claim that events like the Kronstadt Rebellion and the Hungarian Uprising were mislead or would inevitably be capitalized on by the West, but by all indications Sablin was a genuine Leninist who accurately perceived that the Soviet Union was making no progress towards communism and had instead become a corruption-ridden bureaucracy. I've seen him praised by Stalinists and Left-Coms, so I'm not sure what the consensus is, but to me Sablin paints a picture of an honest dedicated man that sacrificed his life (perhaps pointlessly, yes) to save his nation and people from the horrific destruction of the Soviet state and subsequent capitalist looting of Russia. What are your thoughts?
Debunk of the LTV?Hey friends, I am looking for some good PDFs, videos and takes from you on why the labor theory of value is incorrect and not a damning critique of capitalism.
DemocraciesA democracy is a system where individuals collectively vote for someone to rule a country with the person that wins the most votes coming out the ruler. Democracies may fail to provide decent living conditions or even fail to provide citizens with the wants and needs they voted for for the following relatively common reasons
This image and videos make me angryThese were filmed today when I decided to go outside of my room for once and explore the outside world and much to my dismay I immediately stumbled on a pumpjak and oil drill, I dont know what it is about seeing these planted directly in the nice fresh environment but when I saw this shit I became absolutely fucking furious. The earth is fucking huge and rich in resources biological diversity and wonders humanity still hasn't discovered and to send to earth that humanity matters the people that assembled this stupid field fucking ruined it. Theres already enough oil in circulation around the planet the earth doesnt need any fucking more of it much less more industrialists seeking to penetrate deeper into the fucking ground causing earthquakes and societal damage in the form of abusing and murdering their fellow man in the name of material wealth, this is shameful on every fucking regard and the fact that people on this planet are so desperate for a fucking shred of that magical dollar that they're willing to turn entire forests lush with life into barren wastelands is fucking sickening. Fuck fuck fuck fuck ahhhhhhhhhh
Which country has the most reactionary and most based expats?I was asking myself that with all the talk about gusanos we had in the Peru and the Cuba threads recently.
News 7/16/21Europe floods: At least 120 dead and hundreds unaccounted for
What is dialectics?I've seen Dialectics mentioned a lot around in leftist discourse but I could never understand what the fuck people were talking about. This was disconcerting to me because I think I'm a very intelligent person. Were people just spouting bullshit? Were people applying a reasonable idea in a fallacious way? Is the concept just so dense that one needs to have formal education in the subject to even begin to understand? Is it possible the concept and the application are just examples of the continental philosophies lunacy? Or perhaps I'm not actually as smart as I thought and that's why I can't understand.
Good leftist RSS feedsWant to start reading things from people who aren't all dead, and are publishing with RSS. Anyone have any suggestions?
Gay op in Cuba thread (old one is full)My understanding of the Cuba protests situation: there are real reasons for rebellion in Cuba but this is 99% US-backed regime change as evidenced by counter-protests being much bigger, there only having been like 5 anti-government protests total in which I haven't seen any large turnout, and the quantity of coordinated transparent propaganda in western news/social media.
What Are Our Current Monopolies?It seems like retail, food and tech sectors are very monopolised today, but what about other sectors and other countries?
Ageism in tech industryWhy are boomers in tech struggling to find jobs? I hear a lot of people complain that if you don't get intk upper management by the time you're 40, you have no future in the tech industry? In any other sane field, people with 30 years experience are valued. But in the tech industry a 50 year old programmer is considered unhirable despite being more proficient in his field. How is one supposed to remain relavant? Should I just do something other than coding? Like cybersecurity?
WTF JapanYou're supposed to collapse from the falling rate of profit, not make it into an anime idol!
Hey bunkerfags industrializeMade some shitty images of all the materials required to build most of what humans these days call "modern society" along with the basic tools and machines. Go build the industrial revolution that creates a socialist society now. Also what variation of socialism allowed the most industrial progress?
Society is CollapsingWould socialism have a greater chance of success if it became increasingly apparent that it is necessary to prevent human extinction? Capitalism's infinite growth mentality is on track to completely implode within two decades.
How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Fr>Billionaire Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal, has publicly condemned “confiscatory taxes.” He’s been a major funder of one of the most prominent anti-tax political action committees in the country. And he’s bankrolled a group that promotes building floating nations that would impose no compulsory income taxes.
Mexico is first world and a south american superpower>mexico city is first world
Anarchism General 3.0 -Orsetti EditionThread for the discussion of Anarchism.
The End of the CHAZ mythI see the point that "CHAZ proves that anarchism can never work" thrown around ML/AnCap/Conservative circles, so I just wanna put an end to this bullshit once and for all.
News 7/15/21Lebanon crisis deepens as PM-designate quits over cabinet deadlock
Non-socialist revolutionsLeftypol talks a lot about socialist revolutions, but it doesn't seem to talk much about non-socialist ones. Non-socialist ones seem to generally be more common, so it seems like they would be worth discussing. That said, what do you think of them? When should they be supported and when should they be opposed? I am assuming that color revolutions are a big no-no, but what about other kinds? Suppose, for example, a big anti-monarchy, pro-democracy, but non-socialist movement sprouted up in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a US ally, so you can be fairly confident that this is not a color revolution. Would you support such a movement?
Default are pretty goodYes
Soviet-Empire.comAny oldfags first get into politics in the mid-late 2000s and read a bunch of stuff on that old forum? I remember its first time I encountered the Ice Cream tasted so good. meme, not to mention sources that thoroughly challenged the conquest and black book shit that was popular back then.
project for a coupthe social situation in France is at an all-time low
Understanding politics before turning redHow did you process politics before turning commie? I'm asking since I find it baffling how liberals and rightoids view the world. Like, how do they live each day with such a simple worldview?
Evolutionary psychology/pickup artistryHad an argument with a spergy incel guy irl who kept going on about how women want superdominant men because of presocietal human existence or some shit. He justified his (he admits literally sociopathic) pick up artists shit by saying its human nature. Seems like it a post hoc justification for whatever you want it to. What yall think about Evolutionary psychology and its uses in "game".
OrganizingAnybody have any tips or resources on how to organize or start an organization? I want to start a local anti-work organization, but I have no idea how to start outside of maybe making a wordpress website and a FedBook page. The purpose of the organization/club will just be to teach people about anti-workis, it won't be about agitation or anything like that—sorry, Feds.
Discussion: a Q&A with Australian (lib) politiciansI'd like to hear /leftypol/'s thoughts on this video. I've compressed it to death to upload, because the original is geo-restricted to Australian IP addresses.
baby boomers didnt cause the housing crisisBoomers in the united states only own around 66 million homes as a collective being that they're only 22% of the American population, what this in turn means is that most homes are owned by americans of all age ranges and more importantly
China moving into Afghanistan as USA leaveshttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9755531/China-prepares-Afghanistan-following-Americas-departure-Belt-Road-program.html
Sources on how the Austro-Hungarian WW1 economy worked?In the papers where he proposes in-kind calculation, Otto Neurath makes references to the fact that Austria-Hungary's army made heavy use of in-kind calculation. In a recent conversation I had with Paul Cockshott he mentioned that finding sources on how this actually worked is difficult. Does anyone know of a good place to look for information on this? Austrian anons? Mein schul-deutsch ist nicht genug für den Österreichisches sources zu lesen.
Global Capitalism UpdateEVERYBODY GET IN HERE
Wildlife Management and the rural/urban divide!Anons I originally talked a little bit about this in the burger thread. It goes so fast and its hard to go in depth on a topic, for long without a change of Pace. I have a most spiritual connection with the earth, the rain, the mountains, all of nature really. The idea that we are in the next great extinction event, that all the green of the earth we will turn to death. It's the greatest nightmare to be stranded on a uninhabitable planet, in the void of space in our life times. We have wars and the ever continuing of the use of fossil fuels ahead. The feedback loops and what we do in future wars… Will only exponentially speed this up.
General strikesIs there any example of general strikes ever working? It often gets used by reformist types because they are scared of muh authoritarianism. Is it a viable strategy in any way?
News 7/14/21Bolivia set to build state-owned coffee plant in blow to Nescafe
/CG/ Communism General - Saturn EditionLet's talk about communism and the best 6th planet of our solar system. Get in, comrades.
Peasant revolts are human necessityPeasant revolts seems to have been a regular occurrence in history; the drive to redistribute land after land was accumulated to a minority. In fact one of the last peasant uprisings was as recent as the 20th century. It is clear that in our capitalist hell reality the social question has been ongoing since the French Revolution, the solution being socialism.
Have internet bots ever been more blatant?Used to be I was really skeptical of everyone being a bot or a glowie, but holy shit Cuba has really pulled the wool off my eyes, holy fuck. Mostly because I've seen this shit on my own, once when I watched a video of some Cuban singers singing about Fidel arriving and kicking out the gangsters and bosses, there were comments in Spanish: "That's when Fidel arrived, and everyone returned poor, except him. Great nation, great musicians. No way, only Cubans know …" watched some deux ex clips later, same fucking comments. Absolutely absurd how open it is this time. What other nothingburgers had a bunch of bots crowd around? do you think its the feds specifically or privately aligned bot farms?
Increase of retirement age announced during the pandemicThis crazy man announced a pension reform, pushing the age of retirement at 64 during a discourse about Covid and how the variant is dangerous. Vaccine will be obligatory at the start of august for going to bars, cinemas, restaurants etc…
Reactionary Fragility<our (community) is the greatest we can take on anything because we are the best!
Transracial White-SupremacistsHow to deal with them?
Theres so much going on, yet it feels like nothing happensSchool was never difficult, neither was entering the labour force and making a wage that could pay for independent living, I'm not sure why I'm working since I already have a garden and stock of food along with clothes my own home santiational,water and electricity sources. I'm just sort of living, there are riots and wars going on all over the planet, a fucking global pandemic, mass civil unrest with the rise of global unemployment and food prices yet it feels like none of them really mean anything significant especially for what's to happen for the long haul… holy fuck I'm bored with my existence, did I just become apathetic to my surroundings or do all men above the age of 30 come to feel like this in their lives…
Does socialism actually fix or even change anything?Arguments against capitalism go under the belief that letting individuals own the means of production will result in a system of hyper inefficient practices become normal in major buissnesses due to the falling rate of profit, constant and random market crashes resulting in markets becoming to unstable to be worth investing in and extreme wealth inequality coupled with low income mobility due to the rich finding increasingly abstract methods of exploiting the poor yet I feel like socialism wouldn't fix anything for the following,
A ngo did a 40 page report on antifa and national socialisthttps://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/14/behind-the-black-bloc/#easy-footnote-bottom-90-116900
Marxism is OverUphold the glorious precepts of Xi Jinping Economic Thought
The Western Left is (not so) Secretly Third WorldistAnd I'm not even talking about the different MLM/M3W/GONZALO/TSE TUNG THOUGHT sects in the West, nor about the Rojava-/Chiapas-fetishist anarchists either.
Germany bans the Communist Party from it's so-called "democratic election"https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/dkp-wird-nicht-zur-bundestagswahl-zugelassen-und-vermutet-politische-motive-a-db82679c-0a5e-4890-9d61-29870d6f1ee6
Potential /our guy/sITT: we discuss people who might be /our guy/, but it isn't certain. I'll start: is AMLO /our guy/? He's the most left-wing president Mexico has had in a while and he gave refuge to Evo Morales, but the Communist Party of Mexico is against him and the Tren Maya is controversial to say the least.
A thought on wars and their future in humanityWars occur because of a need for resources(more specifically easy access to resources, raw material exists everywhere on this planet it's just hard to get),or nationalism, a deterrent for warfare and certain types of weapons is destructiveness, if a war simply causes to much damage it becomes not worth investing in and hence a sort of peace is created. Due to the nuclear arms race and the rise of explosive and aerial combat war is on the decline worldwide as it simply causes too much damage in the short and long term meaning most wars these days are proxy wars between militias and coups rather than full scale invasions, another deterrent outside of destructiveness as to why war is on the decline is immigration. More regions of earth are becoming increasingly industrialized and capitalists want to see a return on their investments meaning there has been a global push for open borders worldwide with some radicals hoping to put the entirety of humanity in europe and north america, because of this a need to defend ones land and borders around the planet has diminished and as time progresses this new connected humanity will falter in violence as people become increasingly used to seeing each other
Too much to readWith all the books in the world, how can we know whats important? Someone will always say to REALLY understand marx you have to Read Hegel, Ricardo, Smith, the utopian socialists, proudhon, Spinoza, the greeks, etc. etc.
News 7/13/21'Colombia Has Become a Regional Threat', Venezuela Warns
Do we need to get rid of America as an entity?This sounds like more of a /USApol/ topic but it's more history-centric rather than current politics
News 7/12/21Peruvian prosecution to investigate Keiko Fujimori's alleged “disturbing of the vote”
Barney Ford's letter to his slavemasterI happened upon this open letter from an extraordinary man informing his slave master of his desertion. When it was first published the Chicago Western Citizen newspaper editors declared that "Our readers cannot fail to sympathize warmly with the manly spirit which it breathes." I believe the readers of /leftypol/ will feel similarly.
Cuba apreciation threadWARINING GUSANOS FUCK OFF
A lot of people called it prison, when I was growing upFacebook’s business model is pretty simple. Get people to sign up with their personal information and connect with friends (and maybe someone attractive you briefly met at a house party). Then take that detailed personal information and use it to microtarget advertisements at exactly the right demographic for advertisers and political campaigns.
China has 0 geopolitical or economic incentives to annex hong kong taiwan or any other countryMost of chinas land is industrialized and unused meaning that the chinese government has the opportunity at any interval to simply continue expanding its cities and increase its population and urban development on it's own land rather than try to expand outwardly(it's actually cheaper and less risky in the long run aswell). The amount of hate and political discourse over chinese expansionism is arbitrary and in the long run the country is better off being more like japan with its isolationism and tending towards it's own mainland success than trying to conquer the planet for no particular fucking reason
Socialism For Self-İnterest:For Me!!!I hate the how leftists always(mostly) oppose selfishness, despise greed and rightists always acknowledges selfishness&greed is good but defends capitalism
Best theory of the last 30 years?A common criticism of Marxism is that it's an outdated theory written 200 years ago and no longer applies to contemporary society, or that now that the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact are dead, there's no point to studying it anymore. While this is clearly a braindead take used to denounce Marxism without having to read what it even is, it's not necessarily entirely wrong, because pretty much most of the main works of ML or Anarchist theory still discussed today were written somewhere between the mid 19th century and early-to-mid 20th century. Are they right that leftist theory is outdated? What are the best works of theory written after the so-called 'end of history'? How has Marxism and Anarchism been updated for the current era?
You can think of race and class at the same timeidentity politics is not race essentialism at all and it certainly takes class seriously. Do you know how the term 'identity politics' originated. It was originated by the combahee river collective. You can read the combahee river collective statement yourself and see that class was certainly on the agenda. If you truly want to unite a very diverse working class youre going to have to understand identity politics. At least read what it is…not just regurgitate right wing misconceptions of identity politics or liberal misuses of it.
I view the failures of the west as a byproduct of westernersWhen I say that north america and northwestern europe along with Australia rest on trillions upon trillions of raw resources that are free for anyone to take advantage of I mean it, look at western countries on a fucking map and you'll notice the literal 1000s of kilometers of unused land that the people arent taking advantage of in countries like britain alone. The fact that the united states was the most industrialized country on earth that somehow finds itself constantly intervening in foreign affairs in the name of the pursuit of resources and migrants despite the fact that there are multiple patches of land with identified fresh water oil and rare earth metal resources on them on their own land says alot about the inefficiencies of how westerners ran their societies, they had literal centuries since the industrial revolution and the age of enlightenment to take full advantage of the earth beneath them and did next to fucking nothing substantial with it than slaughter each other in world wars over ethnic and ideological differences, westerners still have more opportunities for success than 90% of the planet yet find themselves having consrrvative politicians that are crying over the idea of getting taken over by china and africa in the coming years and instead of actually doing the one thing that would save their hides like working and building a society that could combat their problems they choose to do nothing and slowly let themselves erode into hyper inefficient neoliberal dystopias. It's so disappointing to watch because westerners could've done so much more with the time land and people they had, oh well…
Communist ArchitectureIf we had to design a new modern architecture and city planning for a modern Communist society during the dictatorship of the proletariat stage what would that look like? Are homes individuated? Are work and residential still separated? Would factory and agricultural cities differ?
Why are people anti techTechnology needs to advance whether or not it's in everyone's interest otherwise nothing gets done, there NEEDS to be advancements in space tech and exploration, there NEEDS to be advancements within bioengineering, there NEEDS to be major advancements in ai and circuitry otherwise humanity as a collective stalemates in progress and god knows what potential new opportunities become closed off forever. Learning how to gtfo of this planet matters alot more in the long term than fucking public healthcare
de-brandingWhat would you do for product branding in a socialist society.
/HCG/ - Historical chads generalThe most powerful type of propaganda is the the type that demonstrates the full capabilities of the individual in making a difference, no matter how small it is. People need to feel like they can actually do shit if push comes to shove and leave their imprint on the path of struggle.
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia GeneralVolume 4: Finally some actual riots edition
==The most effective leftist organization in american history?==<Is ACORN the most effective American socialist organization ever?
Socialism is anti-AmericanAnd no, I don't just mean the government. Socialism is diametrically opposed to the interests of American people, and most socialists have a burning hatred for us. Americans have found themselves in conflict with socialists from Day 1. From assassinating one of our presidents in 1901, to sabotage of the war effort in World War II, to giving our nuclear weapons designs to an enemy in the 1940s, to being our main enemy during the Cold War, to trying to destroy American civilization in the present-day, socialists have always been enemies of the American people.
I need a moment to pause and reflect for a secIts 2021 there are multiple riots going on worldwide
Are there genuinely any educated reactionaries and right wingers?It feels like every single god dambed right wing idiot on this planet is completely incapable of doing something as simple as reading a fucking book or discussing politics outside of id/pol/ faggotry… I just want to hear nonleftists ideas that dont completely revolve around minorities or non Germanic Europeans pledging allegiance to their grand masters without understanding that they would've been genocided under that assholes policies yet it feels like all of them either worship capitalism and authoritarian governments until they get affected and vilify minorities for existing even when they don't affect their lives…
The case for Anti-civilizationIt may be dumb to discuss it because there isnt a global future and in some places civilization will retreat and in others it will grow. But what are some criticisms of civilization by anarchists or marxists? Is anti-civilization compatible with socialism? It anti-civilization the end point of communism?
News 7/8/21Communist presidential candidate in Chile receives more support
Real falloutDespite the constant wars, blatant human rights abuses and environmental devastation the human species has observed to inflict onto itself regularly since its discovery of agriculture I beg the question will their ever be a real point where humanity consumes so many of the earth's resources that their will be a war so maniacally devastating to the planet that real recovery back into a stable healthy society becomes impossible?
Nothingburger in Cuba?The USA is trying to manufacture a happening in Cuba: https://twitter.com/TPostMillennial/status/1414328377683718148
Sorry mates, but I'm gonna DESTROY Leninism.Been reading Lenning and feeling really polemic. He is outdated and he is wrong, and history proved him wrong. It seems like his mind is stuck in this vanguard party paradigm and just can't get out, especially clearly seen in his anti-bureaucratic articles - he sees the problem and he just doesn't know what to do, he wants to fight fire with fire, bureaucracy with bureaucracy. His conscious and unconscious revolutionary elitism just can't fathom any other way out. In one of his latest articles "Better fewer, but better" I see a deluded old man with no answers.
A paradoxIn the wake of rapid accelerationism the planet is facing technological progress reversing… although that might be weird to state it's true, years of overproduction and commodification of several goods and services all around the planet as a result of the systems of exploitation under capitalism combined with the powerhouse of the machines formed during the industrial revolution has made a situation where theres simply too much stuff… and hence forth the need to innovate has diminished as it becomes unprofitable for investment yet at the same time global birthrates remain on the consistent decline due to the extreme cost of living for billions around the planet. Weird a situation where theres no need to improve because everyone has everything they could possibly want yet nobody can afford anything because all the things people need are to expensive despite being worth nothing if they were tied to supply and demand economic theory…
I dont no why hispanics and negros dont like south americaSouth america is actually quite nice, most of the land and resources(especially in brazil and mexico) is unused and hence pretty much any individual is free to set up whatever they want for surprisingly little weather that be a store, farm, factory, mine, whatever or just go out hunting and living independently. most south americans I've met are pretty fine people admittedly flawed especially in the department of creative thinking but fine, I didnt find myself concerned about scammers or drug cartels in the years I was in mexico jamaica and brazil being that 1 they're statistically likely to kill each other and 2 I already have lived in west america surrounded by hispanics already meaning most of the issues present in Latin america weren't too different from my personal experiences.