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/cybersoc/This thread is for the discussion of cybersocialism, the planning of the socialist economy by computerized means, including discussions of related topics and creators. Drama belongs in /isg/
/mrg/ Muslim Resistance General - Gaddafi's Ghost EditionDiscussion about the Muslim/Arab world, MENA, and it's intersection with the Capitalist/Colonialist west. Muslim resistance in the nations of the West as well. I'm not a Muslim but I've been studying it for years and have an appreciation for it and many of it's 20th and 21st century figures have taken a great deal of their inspiration from Communist thought. I'm studying Arabic at university and would love it if there was a Muslim imageboard but I don't know of such a thing.
/ukraine/ - Russia-Ukraine war general #168: The Greater Canadien Reich EditionREMEMBER: слава Канаді! Slava Klanadi!
/isg/ - Internet Spectacle GeneralA thread focused on discussing the parasocial relationships cultivated by the Almighty Algorithm to generate profit off of our atomization and society's hyper-normalization of petty internet drama.
History of workYouTube historian destroys the myth that capitalism has made people work less hours that pre-industrial societies. Why is this myth perpetuated? Anthropology has demosntarted that humans have worked for most of our history in bursts. (8 hours a day but 2 hours the next day). The mean is 4 to 6 hours per week. I think it is the best time to push for 6 or 5 hour workdays. Thoughts?
Why don't leftists care about the potential second Armenian Genocide?Since losing the 2020 Artsakh war to Azerbaijan, the Armenian nation has faced an intense existential crisis over its very existence. Azerbaijan was able to win because Israel sold it advanced weaponry that it used to flatten the Artsakh forces. Since the end of the war, Azerbaijan has been blockading what's left of the Artsakh Republic, and threatening to invade Armenia proper. The ultimate goal of Turkey and Azerbaijan is to take the Zangzeur Corridor from Armenia, thereby connecting Turkey to Azerbaijan to Central Asia. This was the exact same goal the Turks had in 1915, to wipe out the Armenians and create a Greater Turan.
/USApol/🗽United States Politics🦅
Marxism curriculumHey comrades. College senior here. I’ve often been told that in order to be a good Marxist one must simultaneously be a good philosopher, good economist, good psychologist, and good historian.
Mass production kills off spectaclesI’ve been thinking about advertising under capitalism and how much of society today revolves around constant consumption on goods alongside services that function as commodities and spectacles. However I’ve noticed a trend, one that commonly occurs in industrialized states where spectacles should have the most influence. An inverse relationship can be seen between the industriousness of a settlement with respect to how many spectacles occupy the minds of its civilians. Just take a walk in a bigger city and compare the density of advertising to a sparse small town, or how much less eye catching modern clothing is despite how unprofessional most of it is. Even by historical standards the vast majority of modern clothing is on par or even as visually boring as peasant attire in the Middle Ages. Commodities themselves as products are slowly losing their visual intrigue, take cars. Modern cars thanks to global pushes towards mass standardization have seen centralization in their design and aspects of their visuals become consolidated to the point where the distinction between one car and another is their immediate function and lifespan. Another are the modern day homes and stores built today, younger generations will grow up seeing less or even no street vendors, small shops with bright and colourful logos but rather similarly designed blocks of concrete and brick meant to efficiently house and support as many small businesses in smaller amounts of space. Many in my city are hard to distinguish from one another without direct viewership of the logos representing each company. I can keep going on about how the increased infrastructural and industrial development of the planet had led to visual homogeneity of commodities, thus ending critical aspects of spectacle society, but what’s important is to recognize that this is even a trend. What’s the capitalist world gonna look like now that were in its final years? Will fascism be even more boring and repetitive before a socialist revolution towards mass standardization of all that’s produced? Will media be the only spectacle left in a homogenizing planet?
The Lesser of Two Evils is a Democracy for Psychopaths<The Lesser of Two Evils is a Democracy for Psychopaths
/ita/ - Spaghetti CommunismEdizione del tempo dei mostri
News 9/29/23European unions call for solidarity ahead of Turkish health workers union officials' trial
Kronstadt Anarchists BTFO<1. In view of the fact that the present soviets do not represent the will of the workers and peasants, to re-elect the soviets immediately by secret voting, with free canvassing among all workers and peasants before the elections.
Kurdistan GeneralThis will be the official for all things pertaining to the Kurdish plight and struggle against the imperialistic forces of Iran, Türkiye and Syria. I know Rojava and YPG are a touchy subject for some communists, but in no way is it a good idea to be against them. If we can manage to establish an independent Kurdistan, it will be the sole Marxist nation in the Middle East and that only bodes good things for the region long-term.
/strike/ - Labor organizing and activism generalProtests, Strikes & Labor News Thread
/brg/ - Brazil GeneralQUALQUER MOMENTO edition
Overpopulation vs Pop CollapseNOOOOOO! THE BIRTHRATES ARE FALLING!!!
Do reserve armies actually do anything to harm workers?I know this question sounds redundant but it’s one I found rather important because of the implications of having them, paired with labour division. I find equating reserve armies as harming the prospects of workers the same as using AI as a threat to people’s employment, it’s a contextual threat not a guaranteed one.
/QTDDTOT/ - Questions that don't need their own threadDump all the seemingly pointless, dubious, and frivolous questions that don't deserve their own shitty threads.
Zmiena režymu ŭ BielarusiJA chaču papiaredzić svaich lievych tavaryšaŭ ab nastupnych źmienach, jakija adbuducca, kali ja zhvaltuju Lukašenku i vaźmu na siabie kantroĺ:
/leftybritpol/ - pet genocide editionFirst they came for the cows, and I did not speak out - because I was not a cow
Does anyone know anything about South Yemen?It seems to be horribly understudied. But they BTFO the British in a guerilla war and were the only Marxist Arab state. America labeled them a "sponsor of terrorism" so they must have been doing something right. I don't much about them otherwise. Are the southern separatists in Yemen today, who want to recreate South Yemen, communists or not?
what the fuck is going on with wikipediawhats with all the weird white washing going on in English wikipedia, especially when it comes to anything involving the ukrainian ss or the guy who was given a standing ovation in canadian parliament recently, it's kinda surreal with how much they're just letting slide.
What is the correct position on Kosovo?Brief blogpost before I get into the meat of things. I am a Serb living in Serbia and practically everywhere I look, everyone from far-right neonazis to the handful of communists, even a significant number of liberals, is against the independence of Kosovo. A recent incident has sparked a wave of what I could describe as schizophrenia.
1% Motorcycle clubs>Be an adult man wealthy enough to own a harley
/leftybritpol/ - By-election blowout editionPrevious thread: >>1488281
/prc/ - People's Republic of China generalA general thread for all China related discussion.
How to Make School Admin Afraid They're Going to Be Held Accountable?Hello, I'm an activist in several somewhat influential advocacy groups and other things, including environmental, Native Land related, and Palestinian related groups. I'm a semi-influencer, and I've been having a problem with my school, so much so that I'm making it my area of focus and leveraging all the things I can and gathering other motivated students to help. I had some unique things happen to me, but I'm a top student now so I've been speaking in front of audiences of hundreds of people for the last 2 years, and now I've even been invited to be a guest on a show to talk about it and college in general, in the topic of the student debt crisis, and I want some good input how to threaten these administrators to start taking me seriously. I've been emailing them back and forth for months very cordially, but it hasn't worked, so now I'm transitioning the carrot to the stick. I plan to tell them about the upcoming T.V. appearance and how I won't be saying any names the 1st time, then I will email them the clip of me actually on T.V. talking about the way the school takes advantage of students, they will really realize "holy shit, he's serious about this."
Study Fascism GeneralGlasses edition.
WE NEED YOU IN THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT>WE NEED YOU IN THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT
Was the Soviet Union a failure?Was the Soviet Union a failure? I mean it failed to establish a communist society and completely collapsed in on itself. And before you mention Gorby and accuse him being the reason the union fell apart, for him to do that he would have needed massive dictorial powers, which if had that power shows a failure of the state to be a workers run one, or the entire bureaucracy was a corrupt bloated entity. And what can be done in the future to prevent this from happening?
Esoteric Hitlerism General: All Fascists Are Still PedosThis 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.
Right Wing Cringe ThreadIts been to long scene we had a thread about this important subject. I'll start with a post about this nazi group in Ohio called "blood tribe" they are super larpy and retarded. They are all cowards who wear masks except their leader who has a retarded facetats. They are constantly harassing the LGBTQ+ community and protesting drag shows.
Hilo Latinoamericano 6.0Hilo latino flacos, tratemos de mantenerlo mas activo que el hilo pasado. Ameribros as always we allow you to speak english, we are not Ukrainian fascists.
BASED ALERT"This person does not grasp class struggle; he has never referred to this key link. Still his theme of ’white cat, black cat’, making no distinction between imperialism and Marxism."
post banger quoteslet's get back to our roots. post banger quotes from marx, engels, lenin, stalin, mao etc.
Opinons on Gabriel Boric?As a Chilean I am immensely disappointed with how he has run the country, he has completed none of his promises including the most important one of rewriting the fascist constitution of Pinochet and now the people who are supposed to rewrite the constitution as now all fascists due to his many blunders. I want to be hopeful that this can be turned around so we can at least see some social reform or socialist policies enacted but it seems that this is a far dream now. I am hoping that someone else here from Chile is optimistic
News 9/28/23Bolivia faces water shortage as winter heat wave drives drought
Anti-imperialist progress in West AfricaLast month big news came from Niger. The military announced it had seized power and arrested the ProFrench President Mohamed Bazoum. The Constitution has been suspended and power transferred to a military junta. This was caused by increased unrest in the country, caused by the failure of the government to fight the ISIS insurgency and the endemic poverty that has gripped the country since independence from France.
I don’t like these guysI’m worried about this stupid ass country because I live here and am too poor to move out. Knowing these twats are gaining any kind of influence over the situation here only has me even more shaky considering I went out of my way to see what they advocate for and avoided anything related to their leader so I could see what they actually do versus what they advertised. Unfortunately my suspicions were correct and they’re just another shitty corrupt neoliberal party advocating for socialist policies they’ll never move forward with to appease millionaires and trick wagecucks like me into thinking things are ever gonna get better.
Multipolarism is left-communism>The positions of Bordiga on the war seemed clear from an internationalist point of view, what we can judge by some testimonies of the time. At the beginning of the years 1940, Bordiga had affirmed, discussing with the socialist lawyer Mario Paone, that the enemy for the proletariat was always capitalism, in particular its most developed form, the North-American Capitalism: "Dear Paone, remember that Fascism and Nazism are the completely contingent and transitory forms of capitalist and bourgeois conservation, and that the enemy who is to be beaten is always the American imperialism."
Glowiepedia threadpost instances of Wikipedia glowing, that is WP displaying blatant US/NATO propaganda or disinformation as facts
/auspol/ 8, m8/auspol/ - Archimedes of Syracuse edition
SOLZHENITSYN WAS A TROTSKYITE!BOMBSHELL DISCOVERY FROM RECENTLY DECLASSIFIED SOVIET ARCHIVES SHOW SOLZHENITSYN WAS A TROTSKYITE!
/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.
/prc/ - People's Republic of China generalA general thread for all China related discussion.
OC Thread 15.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content.
Iceberg threadIt's been a while since the last one and we didn't really ever reach a great iceberg. I've only got a couple downloaded but please post more if you have them. Also, suggest topics to include that aren't on the list. I don't think Marxist Matey is on either of these ones for example.
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia and Oceania General7th Edition: Bolehland GE15！SEA edition.
News 9/27/23Nigerian unions announce new indefinite strike over cost of living
weather undergroundI was looking up insurgent groups in the US and stumbled upon the Weather Underground. It's quite amusing to note that all their members hailed from very privileged backgrounds. Not surprisingly, when they were apprehended, only a handful faced any consequences or retribution from the government. Their grand "revolution" against the United States turned out to be a decade-long spree of meaningless bombings and vandalism. Law enforcement dubbed them the "toilet bombers" due to their penchant for targeting government building bathrooms. The pinnacle of their incompetence was when they accidentally blew up one of their own safe houses. Some of their members managed to evade capture for years(cause no one was actually looking for them), only to be astounded by the lenient punishment they received upon surrendering. It seems law enforcement simply didn't deem them worth prosecuting. Astonishingly, the majority of them are still alive and continue to enjoy their wealth to this day and are college professors and social activists
YUGOSLAVIA and TITO appreciation thread<the green feared the orange, a story
omegacities are pretty cool to think aboutIt’s crazy knowing how many mega cities there are these days(cities with populations over 10 million) and today I’m going to be providing a term for cities that cross 30 million, omegacities. Currently there’s only 4, Shanghai - China, Guangzhao - China, Delhi - India and Lagos - Nigeria(this year its metro passed 30).
Inside 4chan’s top-secret moderation machinehttps://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/06/inside-4chans-top-secret-moderation-machine/
Support for Post-Stalin USSR?Was Khrushchev's domination over the state not an implementation of a Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie? Obviously, the appearance of this dictatorship had to be concealed for decades, but the overall content was clearly an empowerment of the bourgeois forces, the idea that struggle against rightism is no longer needed, the empowerment of the "2nd economy", etc.
Catalyzing a Linguistic Awakening in Kazakhstan>Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Biybarıs Seitak said, “there was not a serious debate about the role of the Kazakh language in society.”
News 9/26/23Philippine army preparing charges against 2 environmentalists over abduction, coercion claims
Marxism and LANDHow does Marxism justify making the primary division between proletarians and bourgeoisie when landholders, who produce no value as per the LTV, still extract a rent on both labor and capital?
Porky is confused, delusional, deranged, and NOT as class conscious as we make them out to bePorky is confused, delusional, deranged, and NOT as class conscious as we make them out to be!
False dichotomies? Idealism/Materialism, Reform/RevolutionJust got done reading this excellent book, Elementary Principles of Philosophy, by Georges Politzer, who was killed in 1942 by the nazis. It's an introduction to materialism, dialectical materialism, and historical materialism, which are foundational philosophical pillars of Marxism-Leninism. I had a few thoughts and questions on it. Fairly early in the book, Politzer quotes Engels, denouncing Agnosticism as "shame-faced materialism" which paves the way for the return of idealism. This is part one, section five, regarding agnosticism, which he presents as a "third philosophy" and an alternative to both materialism and idealism. I've never thought of agnosticism this way before. I've always thought of agnosticism as simply recognizing that metaphysical questions posed by idealists have no real answers because they do not concern things that are within material reality. i.e., to put forward the idea of a God who exists outside the universe, one cannot answer this question in the positive or the negative, because the domain of investigation is entirely outside of our reach, which is material reality, and that it is therefore better to shrug at such questions than to try and confidently answer them in the positive or the negative. Atheists say that if something can't be investigated then it simply doesn't exist. Which is fine. I get that. Bear with me because this isn't about theism vs. atheism. This is just background.
Disgusted apathyHave you guys ever taken a moment to fully acknowledge the scale of contemporary violence we see on a day to day basis in the imperial core and between neo fascist countries like France, America and Israel and occasionally get hit with a tired feeling of disgusted apathy?
Canada-India diplomatic crisis thread>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government had "credible allegations" linking Indian agents to the slaying of the exiled Sikh leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
How have your political views changed after seeing them in practice?My country has been through capitalist, communist, socialist, and islamist phases. My father told me about all the coups and system changes he saw and how not a single one of them worked out. For this reason I started to read about African anarchism (Sam Mbah) and believe in anarchy. However, the country fell apart 6 months ago and has been in a state of war since. With the absence of government, my anarchist dreams should've been fulfilled but it… did not work out. I still believe in anarchy but from my personal experience the lack of government has only made it easier for individuals to steal, exploit, kill, etc with little punishment. The community in my rural town comes together to make decisions from time to time but there is no obligation to follow them so nothing changes as people are understandably more concerned about their personal circumstances. No one trusts one another anymore and everyone's on edge at least in my area. Have you anons had a similar experience? How have your political ideas changed after seeing them applied in practice?
MULTIPOLARISMWHAT IS MULTIPOLARISM
Syriza is dead>Stefanos Kasselakis, an outsider with no previous experience of politics in Greece, has emerged the victor of an electric race to lead the leftwing Syriza, the country’s main opposition party.
News 9/25/23Parents of disappeared Ayotzinapa students begin indefinite sit-in protest outside military camp in Mexico City
/Climate/ #3 Off the charts editionThis thread is dedicated to our accomplishment of having broken the upper limit of sea surface temperature and the lower limit of antarctic sea ice amount charts this summer, hence ushering our species firmly into the capitalocene. Good job guys! Welcome to the future.
Study Lassallism GeneralState funds edition.
/ukraine/ - Russia-Ukraine war general #167: The Curse of Assad EditionREMEMBER: Kyiv was founded in 1918, 1941, 1991 and 2013
Different type of crimes theoryBeing in the Bay Area, and having grown up around Chicago, I've developed a theory of crime in American cities. Not sure if it's true, but I haven't heard anyone make this observation before, and I think it explains a lot.
CASTROISM—DEADLY DANGER TO THE CUBAN REVOLUTION- Marxist.org 1962In the June-July 1961 issue in dealing with Castro’s ransom proposals we wrote: “Castro may be denounced as a communist stooge, but he can never be acclaimed as a Marxist. He is a mere Jacobin, a man who has attached himself to the people from the top and who essentially looks at them from the mountain peak of his intellectual contempt and Spanish pride as a rabble without great brains or historic initiative.” The article concluded: “Let the Cuban revolutionary workers and peasants learn the bitter lessons from this episode. Let them put a bridle on Castro and force him to act not like a catholic savior but like a modest leader of the working class training and developing them for leadership and decision making in a Marxist manner.”
Enhance and Colorize Thread : BILLIONS OF PICTURS MUST BE COLOURIZEDI have a paid mobile app that can colourize, enhance and even remove scratches from all old pictures (black and white mostly). If you want me to colourize any of the pictures that you have, feel free to leave the picture here. It could be anything—politics, movies, historical images, etc. Before and after pics attached.
dialectically speaking, what is wrong with him?>fuck stalin
News 9/23/23French activists protest racism and police brutality
It’s 42 now but still, what the fuckIt’s astounding knowing how many times that shitty country amazes me but it just keeps fucking up. Reminder the minimum wage there is still 7.25 and people are still paid that shit everywhere regardless of where they live, and that’s still above average compared to many of the kinds of shit wages us employers pay their workers. Fucking hell, it really is third world and falling apart, I don’t know how anyone living there can find or rationalize excuses to justify having that many people in poverty and call the country successful, I can’t even see Brit’s pulling the same shit knowing over a third of kids are born into it.
American leftism originsDo you think it’s accurate to say that the main reason why American leftists are so obsessed with social liberalism (especially “sex and gender stuff”) has to do with how the first major fat-left movement in America was individualist anarchism?
Marxist-PlatonismThe struggle for communism is not just a political struggle. It is a cosmological and ontological struggle for elevating the chaotic and non-teleologic self replication of capital to the orderly and rational unity of the multiplicity of the political world-body, in harmony with the One-Good, or more accurately, in an asindotic tendecy towards-and-through it. Under the realization of communism, government will no longer reflect a non-united multiplicity of contradictory interests, manifesting in forms such as rethorical discourse and strategic non-cooperative behaviour: it will become a matter of technical and rational management by the wise, and there will no longer be budgets, only problem solving, because value will no longer need to be abstracted and subsequently materialized in a zero sum game to account for the multiplicity and discordance of particular interests. Thus, we will advance to a superior ontological status, just as chemical phenomena developed into biological phenomena, because our multiplicity-element will be increasingly resemblant to the One-Good principle.
Africas closed off economyI’ve been thinking about why sub Saharan Africa managed to avoid being an exporter and I realized it’s because many countries there already were and closed off their economies, either indirectly from conditions or directly through socialist policies to the outside planet to avoid dealing with even more violence and corruption. Since then only around 20% or less on average goods in the continent per country ever get exported outside the continent, even for markets like South Africa, Ethiopia or Nigeria, 40%+ of all manufactured goods gets exported between other African countries. It’s interesting to see how some countries there slightly opened up their markets after Chinese deals were offered with verifiable compliance with the laws in each country than trying to forcefully enter in like what the French did, and even in those cases you’re still seeing some level of protectionism within those countries when dealing with China but a complete shutdown on anything related to the imperial core.
How would a proper communist country deal with islamist?So to start I am not informed at all of how past countries referred to as AES or communist deal with Islamic radicals. So I'm coming from a place of ignorance.
News 9/22/23Israel launches airstrikes on the Gaza Strip
Price ceilingsHow should socialist governments deal with price ceiling-related shortages? When production is controlled, especially with a set quota (let's say 50 million xs per month), then so will the price of x. Thus, the quantity supplied to customers is far lower than demanded. Are there any strategies that will prevent shortages from happening?
Searching for a Job feels like hellI swear, I've been unemployed since getting laid off in April of this year and I've been searching for a job since then, I've gotten a few interviews but none of them have responded or chosen someone else. I've been searching online and trying to go to job fairs to find a job, but not having any luck there. What am I doing wrong?
News 9/21/23Palestinian boy discovers undercover Israeli forces, they kill him: DCIP
Reflecting today on the fall of communism<Many do not know this, but dissidents under Communist rule in Eastern Europe weren't advocating for 'free market capitalism.'
/9-11/ General - 22nd anniversary editionIt's that time of year again. Discuss the September 11th attacks and the war on terror that followed. Discuss conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11 and whodunnit. Discuss whether America deserved 9/11.
Read Hegel>It is impossible completely to understand Marx’s Capital, and especially its first Chapter, without having thoroughly studied and understood the whole of Hegel’s Logic. Consequently, half a century later none of the Marxists understood Marx!! -Lenin
GuevarismI've been struggling with deciding if Guevarism is better desribed as Marxism-Leninism-Maoism or Maoism-3rd-Worldism. From what I've read modern MLM is based off of Charu Majumdar's Historic EIght Douments which is used to make a more general version of Mao Zedong Thought, as far I'm aware Guevarism doesn't not do this although this might not be definitive given stuff like New Synthesis (which are revisionist given they treat democratic centralism like a cult) are sometimes considered MLM. From what I've heard Guevara also opposed socialism in one country, arguably preferring smth more akin to a JDPON. The Sankarists and their 3rd worldism is built off Guevarism so the synergy seems fine enough. While we're at it given Castroism & Guevarism's interconnected nature, where does the line lie between the two?
Vege-Communismvidrel makes a pretty good case that in order to solve climate change, the vast majority of the world's population will have to switch to a vegan diet. Animal farming causes way too much in greenhouse emissions. Any future mode of political economy will likely subsidize and prioritize vegan/vegetarian diets over meat based ones.
News 9/19/23Azerbaijani forces strike Armenian-controlled Karabakh, raising risk of new Caucasus war
Protracted people's war... forever?Maoists in India and the Philippines have been fighting for over 50 years and are nowhere closer to taking power than they were in the 60s. In fact they control less territory and command less popular support than ever. Filipinos clearly prefer Duterte and Bongbong to the NPA, granting both landslide victories. In Peru, Gonzalo said the quiet part out loud that he would go full Pol Pot if he won and lost what support he had. In Nepal, Maoists did win, but then abandoned trying to achieve a socialist state and just begged the IMF for handouts. Maoism just seems to be another failed ideology like Trotskyism at best, and mindless terrorism at worst. And let's not forget to mention the cringe Maoists in the first world who are obsessed with J. Sakai, and who believe that conservative racial minorities will somehow turn into Maoist guerrillas overnight. Convince me why Maoism shouldn't be relegated to the dustbin of history.
Otto Warmbier>travel to the DPRK on orders from the CIA under the Obama regime as a "tourist"
The American Genocide of the Indians—Historical Facts and Real Evidence>The American Genocide of the Indians—Historical Facts and Real Evidence
Who's afraid of Palestine?Soviet and communist support for the creation of Israel was a critical break in the spring of the world communist movement, and in some ways led to the downfall of the Soviet Union, because it was the first major policy undermining Leninist principles. Even after 1967 when the socialist bloc cut ties with Israel and started heavily supporting the Palestinian resistance, global communist parties continued to advocate for a two-state solution. The Palestinian revolutionaries who rejected the two-state solution were called the Rejectionist Front. Support for the two-state solution is still prominent among most ML parties today with the exceptions of some parties like the Korean and Portuguese parties. Why are so many MLs, let alone leftists, so afraid to openly call for the total liberation of all of historic Palestine, and the expulsion of all Zionists?
Indias populationIt’s a little bewildering knowing nothing has happened to actually curb out indias population growth at this point. It’s not high in the sense that the countries geography can’t actually sustain a lot of people, it’s that its government definitely can’t, and this shows in the state of the country and its unemployment issues. The visibly poor urbanization rates topped with a complete lack of industry who is well behind China in terms of productiveness, alongside horrid amounts of corruption and you end up with a country that’s still horribly poor after decades of undisturbed development. Indias population projected to increase even more doesn’t do anything good for other Indians at all and just becomes a raging annoyance for the countries leaders to put up with, not because it’s increasing, but because it’s not going down to a level that their leaders can actually handle. There’s also just the sense that being capitalist instead of socialist makes things substantially harder in general for the country to actually progress at all.
Democracy in EUHow democratic exactly is european union? How much of nfluence do members have in it, do some have more influence compared to others? Why are countries donating different quantities of capital and how does that influence them? How much influence do normal civilians have in this structure?
"Third Positionism", is fascism truly far-right?Lately I've been reading about how syndicalists teamed up with fascists, and were in fact influential in the original fascist movement in Italy, not to mention many fascists were originally socialists. Why does there seem to be so many "hippie" fascists who paradoxically incorporate leftist ideals into their beliefs? Their understanding of capitalism is usually flawed anyway, but many fascists love to pride themselves on the fact that they transcend "left" and "right". Even considering they'd just be killed on a night of long knives anyway, many pol types support some odd amalgamation of basically just being socialism for one race, instead of being overtly pro-big business, as fascism always is in reality. Some even go as far as to basically spout textbook communist rhetoric but change "bourgeosie" to "jews". How can this phenomenon be explained?
This stupid cartoon has a pointHow do you respond to this without sounding mad? And how do we make key survival skills "leftist" again? If there is to be an imminent collapse within 10-20 years, from climate or what have you, it is imperative to cultivate these skills
Counter RevolutionWE NEED A REVOLUTION AGAINST THE LEFT'S REVOLUTION!!!!
I think housing and work infrastructure increase loneliness?I was surfing through images of crowded metropolitan areas, suburbs, and barren cities and farmland. Eventually I just came to the thought that it was the buildings that make people lonely more than anything based on what I could see.
JUST DO ITGET SOBER
Contrarian reactionThe homogenization of the internet, combined with the aging of people who were born with internet has made people on internet more polite through the years. And bitch ass behavior is getting pushed back more and more. This has made contrarians nervious and more vocal. These contrarians may accumulate in niches such as political forums, fetish forums,… Opinions?
Atatürk ThreadWas he socialist despite westernizing Turkey to the point where they changed alphabet script from using Arabic to using Latin letters? Was he proto-socialist in some capacity or adjacent to socialism? We know for a fact that Lenin admired him and wanted the new Türkiye Republic to align with the USSR.
/subcontinent/ generalIndia, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan
News 9/18/23Guatemala’s president-elect says he’s ready to call people onto the streets
LGBTQ TankiesHow is it that even "anti-revisionist" "Stalinist" parties in the west have gone in on full support for LGBTQ+? How do pro-LGBTQ+ tankies square the circle of Stalin and Mao, and the states they formed being extremely anti-LGBTQ+? The only western CPs I've seen that haven't caved are the KKE and the Portuguese party.
This image is hilarious for how well it indirectly portrays capitalist failureIt’s not just that the problems such a system can bring out in a society are bad, it’s that they’re exceptionally terrible. For a country like the USA might think it’s far dependency comes in the form of just a lot of pedestrian sized cars fucking up the climate, not full pickup trucks and oversized family vehicles bigger than tanks pouring a visible cloud of smog everywhere they go in the millions. When you’d think that a problem like mass drug deaths is simply attributed to a lot of smoking, you’d instead be approached with people using the most niche hardcore drugs imaginable and occasional instances of people dying in public of fentanyl and random pollution. When you’d think an American made problem like a housing crisis would just be a lot of people not being able to afford small homes, you’d instead get mass homelessness, landlords getting evicted off their own property, random price hikes for tenants and constant rioting over unliveable rent while almost no one can buy a home except for corporations that are selling the last remaining ones to each other.
Anarchism GeneralThread for the discussion of Anarchism
Holy fuck trash countryI don’t need to be fluent in French to realize what the image of a French PM having drinks in some random country on a separate continent with other millionaires while his country needs police to keep his civilians from openly killing him means. This guy is fully aware of how many people in west Africa, France and SEA want him dead immediately. He knows about the constant rioting, mass corruption and widespread in wellness in every corner of France, he knows how shitty the country is when you take cities like paris out of focus, and he does nothing about it. I don’t even know his term length and it already feels too long, how tf does a cunt manage to be this stereotypically corrupt anyways? How the hell can you give this little of a shit about a country you’re supposed to be managing, he’s like fucking pol pot but at least the cia installed dictator actually believed what he was doing was right for the country he was in or something. This is shit and screams incompetence.
/ukraine/ - Russia-Ukraine war general #166: #StalinUnion EditionREMEMBER: The spirit of the samurai is on the side of Russia!™
Why did the CPSU under Stalin permit the continued existence of the CPC?I can understand why, given the defeat of the German Revolution, and the defeat of the Soviets at the hands of reactionary Poland, that Stalin chose to take a step back from pushing for world revolution in order to consolidate the fledgling USSR. That is, "socialism in one country" was at the time a perfectly reasonable, practical move. Why then did the CPSU permit the anarchic actions of the CPC, rather than rolling the Chinese communist movement up into the CPSU, the construction of a Soviet China? To me this appears to be a historically catastrophical mistake, an obvious and mutual break with the principle of democratic centralism from which the Sino-Soviet split inevitably stems.
give wikiglow plsi have downloaded a lot of leftypol thread using httrack but only using the default setting. that mean no image and video and pdf/epud file in the downloaded archive file. when im going back to leftypol to re download (the complete) threads the wikiglow thread was gone so i check archive.is using the dead link. but i cant download using the zip option.
Italy's Lampedusa island hit with record migrant arrivals>LAMPEDUSA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The Italian island of Lampedusa is struggling with a record number of landings from boat migrants, local officials said on Tuesday, describing the situation as "dramatic."
unequal development?help me sort out my muddled thoughts on this question, comrades. give me recommended reading as well.
Accelerating Urbanism as PraxisTLDR: Critical support for the left wing of capital is based and accelerationist. The acceleration of urban supremacy will deracinate the human subject through the expansion and acceleration of urbanity. There is an undercover pro-urban thread in Marx’s thought which is not taken seriously enough.
I can’t help but giggleIt’s like god saw the state of South Koreas endless submissiveness to American “culture” and decided annihilating the countries birth rate than allow it to become as shitty as the USA was the only way to save it from capitalism. SK has no capitalist future, it’s either they become socialist and prioritize sustainability and the living conditions of their citizens or quite literally get fucking exterminated.
News 9/16/23U.S. judge orders Argentina to pay $16 billion for expropriation of YPF oil company
Anti imperialist anarchists?Are there any anarchists besides Noam Chomsky that don't "both sides" the issue of Western imperialism and its proxy wars? I have sympathy with anarchism but every single modern figure disappoints me with their views on Ukraine, Syria etc.
How do we destroy the tower of babel?How do we overcome language barriers and prevent confusion between the proletarians? Not just between different languages, but also between dialects of a single language, or even between political tendencies, or even inside of the same political tendency. For example, in Stalin's lifetime, the meaning of "social democracy" changed. In 1906 you have Stalin saying this:
The lumpenization of the proles, the proletarianization of the petit bourgeoisieOn The lumpenization of the proles, the proletarianization of the petit bourgeoisie, and the cannibalization of revolutionary potential by downward mobility, and lack of morale
Taiwan CrisisHow soon will the Taiwan crisis erupt into open war? It can't be too long, right? I'm giving it half a year at most. Does anyone have some materialist analysis to share in brief? What's the Marxist or Communist position on this conflict? How does it tie in with the larger trend of dedollarization, decoupling and multipolarity?
Why do xenophobes talk like thatI’ve noticed many reactionaries and xenophobes alike try as hard as they can to shove as many slurs and swears into every sentence they throw out. It’s like they’re trying to prove to someone about how xenophobic they’re even if no one is there for approval that’ll never arrive, unsurprisingly when their language is criticized they tend to get shaken up and defensive, like they’re being exposed about something embarrassing.
News 9/15/23“Long night of horror” ends for Colombian trade union movement
How should I feel about this?On one hand I realize the material conditions at play, and I sympathize with them for escaping terrible situations, but on the other hand I know they'll most likely integrate poorly, crime rates will inevitably go up, they won't work, and they'll get government benefits for it. I feel conflicted, I want to help these people but when I think about my own country that's still very much homogoneous, (Eastern Europe), I can't help but wish for it to stay that way, something about Africans being half the population just doesn't sit right with me. Am I spooked or just a bad person?
Limits of growth and World3 modelWorld3 models based on "Limits of growth" were updated in 2020 using modern data. They found out that our current predicament is best correlated by "Bussiness As Usual 2" (BAU2) or "Comprehensive Technology" (CT). But it's too soon to tell cause functions haven't diverged too much still.
Dear god, FUCK THAT COUNTRYI used to hate the United States for how much unimaginable amount of suffering it’s inflicted onto the planet with nothing to show for it throughout its entire existence, but now I hate it even more for the fact that it’ll never be anything important to history beyond the worlds biggest shitstain of a country. If the idea of living in a place where the largest human settlements filled with businesses, communities and events can regularly be completely isolated everyday sounds awful, that’s downtown life in suburbs of A. If the idea of seeing more homeless people and randos being arrested consistently than children walking outside and playing in parks sounds barbaric, it’s a daily occurrence in nearly every state in that shithole. 400 years of capitalism, slavery, mass genocide, and drug abuse with nothing to show for it. nearly all the fucking innovations made in the past 200 years of its pathetic existence were from the USSR, China and Japan. How does one, in history manage to fuck up so hard at the concept of building a functioning society for all of its civilians that to this day it’s still having issues with ethnic violence based on policies from over half a fucking century ago. How the hell can you fuck up so badly at being a positive influence for other countries that an entire continent right next to yours had to go through several generations of corruption and mass violence regularly until your geopolitical influence got completely obliterated. It’s so infuriating to watch burgerstan ruin everything, every object, he’ll even every person it introduces itself to and the country itself continuously burn itself over self inflicted problem after self inflicted problem, knowing it’s not gonna get better, there not gonna have a socialist revolution, there just gonna slide into irrelevancy completely, more violence, more inequality, more homeless, just more of the same shit until some other country takes mercy on them and burns the entire place down to end the suffering of its inhabitants.
It took me a while to realize how much shit is going on in this imageBecause I wasn’t born in the states none of what I was seeing was normal at all to the point where I could barely pay attention to the fact that the guy in the middle killed his gf. It took an entire department over there 2 weeks, several search parties, a helicopter with a heat sensor and dogs just to find one dude. He didn’t even have to do anything to make getting caught difficult for the staff, just don’t post anything online and that alone made it hard. It’s not even like the guys that arrested him are cops, they’re soldiers because the USAs police force is just that terrible at their jobs. No wonder these guys lost so many wars, Americans truly do suck at fighting.
Why are nazis like this?>”Lol!!! troons commit suicide!!! This is peak comedy guys, making fun of minorities is COMEDY, I have absolutely NO idea why trans people have higher rates of depression and suicide after we make fun of them and make constant bills against their human rights!! Nazis were so based for killing them!!”
burger anti urbanismBurger anti urbanism is literally just Cold War identity politics. The Soviet Union had extensive subways and big concrete apartment buildings; the US pursued the aesthetic "opposite" with drywall and shingle houses in car-based suburbs. Yes, racial pathologies and the jeffresonian fetish for yeoman-farmers as the ideal citizens of a bourgeois republic play a part. But there's a reason so many seething suburbanites call densification efforts "communist".
Every fucking day they get worseThey have no functioning healthcare and their life expectancy consistently keeps going down and you’d think that’s where they’d draw the line. They consume the most drugs globally and have crippling amounts of inflation and you’d think that’s where they’d draw the line. They get paid considerably worse than in other countries including developing ones, pay more for everything despite taxation and get shittier products back and you’d think that’s where they’d draw the line.
A blander dystopiaWhy does sci fi depict the future as a vibrant ad dominated society? If anything capitalist countries are becoming the opposite. Corporate logos get simplified, monopolization and corporatization of formerly private firms leaves many logos erased in favour of just a few small ones. Billboards are no longer built even in developing parts of Africa meaning most people get their advertising off the last remaining highway billboards and logos printed on the doorways of any shop. Eventually we will have major cities of dozens of millions around the planet consisting primarily of copy pasted grey box like buildings with no ads and barren streets. The harshness of a capitalist dystopian future will still be present but the aesthetic won’t be.
fashbashWhen is it practical to punch a nazi? It's obviously deserved, it's obviously justified, and if you shortpost just to parrot that then we'll ignore your impulsive illiterate wrecker ass, but what factors decide whether you, yes you, should punch a nazi on sight?
Anti-woke Left to Proto-Fascist PipelineAin't it crazy how the entire anti-woke left milieu are warping into proto-fascists in real time less than a decade after it began?
New Reading GeneralOld reading general has been full for a while now. Could we get a new one going?
Dietzgen and Dialectical MaterialismWhat are the works of Josef Dietzgen where he explains his conception of dialectical materialism? As far as I understand he is the original creator and dialectical materialism was popularized in the Soviet Union by Lenin and Stalin. Marx did not create dialectical materialism. I'm sure many of you already knew this, but I didn't. Anyways, I wanted to look into Dietzgen's work just to read his conception of dialectical materialism. Which of his works do I need to read for that?
News 9/14/23CND announces citizens weapons check for US nuclear weapons at RAF Lakenheath
The Insidious Ideology of "The Revolution."Practically all leftist believe in revolutions and revolutionary activity to some degree, and this is good. That said, the experience of the 20th century should have shown us what future revolutions will look like. They have to be extensively planned and prepared for, with most revolutions being decades in the making. They'll be protracted, hard fought struggles, and they'll only appear in certain areas of high militancy here and there at opportune moments, instead of spontaneously, everywhere all at once. Winning these revolutions will be hard fought, with significant amounts of blood and treasure sacrificed just to squeak out even minor victories, and with the revolution constantly threatening to tear itself apart, followed by a swift defeat if that's allowed to happen. And they invariably require the unhesitating use of dirty politics and morally dubious actions. In essence, they're much like many other conflicts throughout history.
/ukraine/ - Russia-Ukraine war general #165: The Starlink Glows EditionREMEMBER: This is the Russian Chauvinism Containment Thread!™
Todd McGowan on suicideWhy aren't the workers just killing themselves? A take by Todd McGowan. Don't mean to hate on these guys but wtf?
US urged to reveal UFO EvidenceIs this Grusch guy for real? Seemingly his credentials as a security official check out and there's going to be a Congressional hearing in which he testified under oath that the US is hiding recovered alien craft. The weakness in his testimony is that it's mostly hearsay, but he's not revealing classified information in specific to prevent getting gulaged by the DoD. Other intelligence officials have come forward supporting what he said.
Was Stalin a proto-Dengoid?>The image of Russia has really changed since the founding of the Socialist Republic. For more than half a century after the Crimean War Russia was subjected to humiliation, and the Russian people were looked down upon. After many years of hard struggle under the leadership of the All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks), the people defeated the imperialist aggressors and overthrew the regime of Nicholas II. In 1922, when the Soviet Socialist Republic was founded, the Russian people finally stood up.
News 9/13/23Sri Lanka deploys troops to train stations on second day of strikes
>Socialism In One CountrySome people say "Socialism in One Country" is revisionist, that socialism has to be globally established.
Worker-Owned Cooperatives: Are they any use at all?I've been reading a lot of socialist and communist criticisms of worker-owned cooperatives lately, and how they're revisionist, aren't socialist, aren't the path to socialism, etc. This is because when I was younger I was convinced by Titoists and Wolffists that worker cooperatives were a viable path to Socialism. I am no longer convinced of that, but I am now trying to decide between two perspectives
obligatory "was communism even that good" threadrecently been thinking about the "look how [cuba/soviet russia/china] became a human rights nightmare!! how could you think communism could ever work!!!!" argument and kinda came to the conclusion that, like Smith's capitalism, modern communism has become divorced from communism as described in marx's manifesto.
Even if you or I were to install a perfect government, it would still failI have come to the conclusion that there is only 1 fool proof method of stopping the natural macro decay of society and thats for people to read each others minds literally, then you can finally stop greedy people, traitors, spies, freaks etc before they can inflict their damage. I imagine the only way to read peoples minds will be with technology or with some type of evolutionary development of telepathy. To bad it's just barely out of reach.
Productive forces thread!>Here is one of the numerous examples of the application of this "theory." It is said that before the reform and opening up the left-deviations of the Party threatened to declare "war against capitalist roaders" if they should start capitalist restoration. It is said that on the very eve of the reform and opening up these parties pigeonholed the "war against capitalist roaders" slogan and applied an opposite one, viz., "war against the liberation of the productive forces." It is said that as a result of this change of slogans millions of workers were sent to their death. But it would be a mistake to think that there were some people to blame for this, that someone was unfaithful to the working class or betrayed it. Not at all! Everything happened as it should have happened. Firstly, because the Parrty, it seems, is "an instrument of peaceful development," and not of war. Secondly, because, in view of the "level of the productive forces" which then prevailed, nothing else could be done. The productive forces are to blame. That is the precise explanation vouchsafed to us by Mr. Deng's "theory of the productive forces." And whoever does not believe in that "theory" is not a Marxist. The role of the parties? Their importance for the movement? But what can a party do against so decisive a factor as the "level of the productive forces"?
Novax gladio in italy?Some time ago I while walking by my town in italy, I found some stickers with a bunch of telegram links to a novax group called v_v. I tore down the stickers but joined the channels to "keep an eye on the schizos" and such.
News 9/12/23Global union body welcomes safety protections for Pakistani garment workers 11 years after deadly factory fire
Do you guys ever get the feeling that the imperial core will never adapt?Coming out of this hit me the same way I felt about reading the first volume of capital, the second sex, and Mother Nature is trying to kill you. The disposition of millions in this increasing part of the planet is to actively participate in a culture that promotes mass alienation, atomization, stress and addiction to excess consumption for those that can afford it for the belief of a better state one lives in. There’s some truth to this development, it’s not perfect but at least you gain something out of it. However, today this seems like an ever growing fantasy: planned obsolescence, urban blight and car dependency, mass alienation, addiction, ever growing rates of suicide, complete obliteration of multiage and ethnic communities, replaced with fragile nuclear/single parent family models to be held responsible for child rearing, pointless amounts of ecological destruction, and a whole host of mass atrocities that can only exist under this style of capitalism has made me feel that even the most desirable countries that do prioritize peoples social security are still deeply dystopian. Every once in a while I have to pause to take a moment to recognize how many of these fucking problems are coexisting today where I live and get worse every year. I hope there’s a change, a change to annihilate the state capitalism is to be replaced with a deindustrialize socialist future, for the betterment of people’s health and the planets.
The Second Great Imperial WarWas the Second World War all that different from the first, in terms of motivation and reasons for it happening? With WWI we all know that it cause was the result growing tensions of the imperial powers from both capitalist and nationalistic expansion. With formation of alliances this allowed the fire once it was lit to spread all across Europe and into Asia and Africa through the colonials. But WW2 had all the same set up. As Nazi Germany wanted to expand its influence in Europe and to the rest of the world both from a capitalist standpoint as well nationalistic one. Italy was unhappy with its gains from the first World War and this led to ᴉuᴉlossnW and his promise to bring glory to Italy. And Japan invaded China, and when it was cut off from oil from the US it declared war on the US and the European powers to take their colonies in Asia in order to fuel its war machine. There was also the alliance between Britain and France and there mutual guarantee of Poland which led to war start of the War. On the other side was the Tripartite Pact between Italy, Germany and Japan, which later central and eastern European countries joined in order to get more territory. The reason I think people view WW2 as different than WW1 is because of the involvement of the Soviet Union. As they were the preeminent
conspiracy theory threadWhat are some conspiracies you believe? My conspiracy theory isn’t anything too controversial, I think that during 80ths and early 90ths there was an intentional and internal sabotage of soviet union, i am not talking about politicians deciding to divide country into their fiefdoms but more like them intentionally instigating controversies, violence, failed and embarrassing attempts to stop themselves to sour the public opinion on ussr and create more ethnic tension etc. What do you think about my “theory”. And what are your conspiracy theories you would be willing to share?
Actual orginising threadThis is a thread only for people who actually do IRL organizing to exchange tactics and ideas. Its time to stop whining about bullshit like Wiccans or shizo pedo rape cult conspiracies, and actually get some actual lessons out of each other, for fucks sake.
CLOUT and STATUSWhat is the materialist explanation for the pursuit of "Status", clout, fame, etc.? It's not directly economic. It's often the case that the petit bourgeois for example, and rural landed gentry and other elites seethe that even though they are relatively wealthy and even dominate local politics they still don't have the cool or "cultured" factor. What makes the millionaire rancher of montana, billionaire oilman of texas, or realtor of florida seethe at Los Angeles, Hollywood, tenured professors of art, and woke university students, baristas, etc.?
Im past laughter. I'm scared of canada turning into thisIt's very fun to laugh at the USA for getting knee deep into decay thanks to bad regulation of car companies and landlords that bankrupted every city and sent millions into abject poverty. However, being aware that this can and is happening to places that aren't like Alberta, that don't have any provincial drive to avoid the decay that comes with car centric urban design is horrifying.
STALIN IS MY FATHERHOW DID THEY SUCCESSFULLY LIE SO HARD ABOUT THIS MAN?
News 9/11/23Chilean Women Remember the Victims of the Pinochet Dictatorship
Chinese Marxist: The evaluation of Stalin is essentially an ideological struggle
GRRRR MUST ABOLISH CENTRAL BANKERINOOOHow bad will be the shock therapy 2.0 this guy is planning to impose on Argentina ? Will it be worse than the Russian one ? Will he manage to hold on to power after the widespread discontent his policies will unleash on Argentinian society which will make the current problems the country is facing seem like good ol days ?
idpol secret sauce>small brain: anything other than class is idpol
Left is a bourgeois meme and it has always been like thatLeftism (including Marxism) has been the B team of bourgeoisie since the day 1.
/ukraine/ general #152 - Weed Whacker EditionRemember: A mowed lawn is a happy lawn!
I read it, it’s shitFrom the opening paragraphs I already knew this leftypol original was trash. For starters it clarifies that the loneliness issue in the imperial core is a gendered issue faced prominently or exclusively by young males, than a general one faced by millions due to mass atomization and communality being forgotten as a part of public health policies. It then goes on to call attention to e celebs I couldn’t give less of a shit about as if they matter to people’s health, and at that point I was demotivated to fully read through the book in favour of skimming through it and getting a general sense of its ideas.
AntisemitismHow do we stop reactionaries from co-opting socialist rhetoric and diluting it with antisemitism? Zionism, disproportionate Jewish wealth, overrepresentation in certain industries etc, are all contentious topics that can't be taken lightly and must be dissected strictly via class analysis and materialism without unnecessarily introducing idpol, whether it be "positive" or negative, (ie biological essentialism in regards to Jewish autism score). The Jewish people have been instrumental in the struggle against fascism, imperialism, and capitalism, to rescind all this just because Jews are a little richer on average is idiotic at best and dangerous at worst.
Disease is a process, mental illness isn’t realDiseases are not a “thing” or sudden effect people just one day contract. Infections and viruses that do lead to immediate disorders aren’t under this, but common ones associated with peoples bodies becoming dysfunctional is never an immediate occurrence. It takes a process of failures, societal, social and physical before the body reaches a state in its development to fail and produce irregular disorders. Mental unwellness is a pillar to this idea.
The Age of a Thousand Engelsanonymity on the internet is actually good for political development because it allows individuals to re-educate themselves over and over by having low-stakes conversations. If you have the wrong opinion in real life, it is permanently associated with your name and face. But in anonymity we can subject our ideas to the collective critique of others, without having to be permanently guilty of being wrong. This allows us to accelerate our personal political development by resolving the contradictions in our personal ideologies without running the risk of being persecuted for our shitty ideas as we are in the process of resolving them. This is how people have lately been able to go from liberals to anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninists in five years flat without having any kind of Marxists in their family. The loss of this mode of communication would be devastating. Yes anonymity also brings the opportunity to be a reactionary without consequences, but if a person is actually curious and interested in subjecting themselves to a constant scathing critique, they may end up in the right place.
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News 9/9/23$3 billion in frozen Venezuelan assets will soon be released
To Entirely Blame Deng For China's Failures Is Over-SimplificationTo Entirely Blame Deng For China's Failures Is Over-Simplification
/ukraine/ - Russia-Ukraine war general #164: The Glowing NAFOhlinger EditionREMEMBER: This Is All Babylon Bee-esque satire!™
On Pan-Africanism. Thoughts?
"Civilized"Have you ever noticed that people often get confused and assume terms are being used in a prescriptive way rather than a descriptive way? You often see this with the word "civilized" in older Marxist texts. I have lent people copies of older Marxist texts only for them to snap back that the use of terms like "civilized" and so forth are reactionary, eurocentric, etc. But if you read carefully, civilized in the Marxist context simply means a country has undergone the prerequisite changes to have a socialist reovlution. I.e. they have become a bourgeois nation state with a majority proletariat and a high literacy rate. This isn't a judgement of whether they're "good" or "bad" (i.e. a prescriptive judgement) but merely a descriptive assessment of where they're at developmentally. Because development is continuous, asymmetrical, and does not proceed at the same pace everywhere, it is important for development to be continually assessed and described. Terms like "civilized" in a Marxist context merely describe if the majority of the population have become "civilians" in the modern sense of the word, i.e. a literate proletariat.
News 9/8/23Operation Security Reinforcement in Deir ez-Zor successfully completed
Welfare is inherently reactionnaryThe only goal of welfare is to give unhearn surplus money to the most reactionnary, least working demographics of the country: the lumpens and their family, the mentally ill reactionnaries with no job, the imported islamists (50% of them are welfare leeches in my country), the whitenat survivalists like Varg and so on. When i used to hang around DR groups i was astonished at just how many of them were litteraly welfare queens while calling working jews, communists and lgbt individual parasites to be removed.
Shame vs guilt societiesIve been researching this topic past few days here and there. It is very interesting to me to compare the west and east in regards to this or simply different cultures approach to shame and guilt. I want to dig deeper into this to understand it better and I believe it to be a real distinction when I compare places like central Asia to Western Europe/USA for example in my experiences of talking to people who grew up central Asia and hearing about their childhood.
christians only plsare there any modern attempts to turn evangelism into a more revolutionary interpretation of the Gospel? ive seen it with liberation theology in the catholic church (a profoundly feudal institution) but not in a profoundly capitalist institution like the evangelic churches
News 9/7/23Claudia Sheinbaum will be MORENA’s candidate for Mexican Presidential election
The solution to the problem of Western CommunismCommunists in the imperial core are constanly arguing about why revolution hasn't happened there yet, and they're almost all wrong. I always see on this site people saying that the reasons are that identity politics have distracted the working class, or imperialism has bought off the working class, or that the working class are not revolutionary anymore, or that social media has zombified the working class, or that the working class doesn't exist anymore in the imperial core. All of these answers are misunderstandings, pseudo-reactionary copes or demoralizing rubbish.
Urban Ghetto organizing: tactics and considerationsThe urban poor have historically held the most fertile ground for the development of revolutionary organizations in the first world; the direct action of the Black Panthers and associated groups are largely responsible for the social programs that the government provides now, such as increased garbage pickup and free breakfast. In the case of the Young Lords(who I am most familiar with) not only did they suffer from the dogmatism, bureaucracy, and confusion that was widespread among the New Left in the 60s and 70s, but their direct action had to be scaled back when it started to interfere with the operations of the local drug pushers.
Labour not being the source of all wealthI am a theorylet but reading where Marx nitpicks this particular line of 'Labour being the source of all wealth.' by insisting the Nature does that too makes me wonder. How important is this distinction exactly?
Material solutions to the problem of non-human animal suffering50 billion non-human animals die in abysmal conditions in the infrastructure of intensive animal agriculture every year. I don't like this. Perhaps you're neutral about it for whatever reason, maybe god gave humans souls and not animals so non-human animals aren't conscious, perhaps you're a moral relativist who believes that suffering isn't inferior to well-being, whatever, we'll table that. I'm interested in solutions to the problem of non-human animal suffering.
viktor orban and berlusconi>did you know that before he pursued his undergraduate studies in law, young Viktor Orbán had initially wanted to become a professional football player? His interest in football continued throughout his life, even after his successful venture into politics. For instance, during the 2018 World Cup tournament, he visited Russia, where he attended several matches as well as met prominent members of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). This fact may appear insignificant at first glance; yet, it offers a rare peek behind the curtain of Orbán's personal aspirations beyond political leadership. During these football meetings he would attend drug-fueled orgies with Berlusconi of italy. one young woman, who had been trafficked at the age of 13 revealed, unwittingly in an interview with La Cosolacaine de la Flaggella that viktor orban's penis and Berlusconi's penis were both shapped like harpoons. This reflects their botched circumcisions, which were common at the time in both countries.
News 9/6/23Boycott bill: Pro-Palestine groups not invited to give evidence to parliamentary committee
Well that came sooner than expected. Housing prices are crashing, again.I was thinking job seekers and low wage workers would have to wait until 2024 or five before we’d see rapid decline in real estate prices, but no. Not only have they declined for a while they’re declining at an increasing rate. I don’t know how to feel or what to expect anymore, barely anyone that used to work, works anymore. So many businesses are just fucking gone with them, many are flat out homeless and don’t give a shit about anything and I see why, there’s no opportunities for anyone. Several schools are about to shut down due to drops in enrolments catching up with their expenditures, while plenty people that are working know they’ll never retire and come to see their countries lose a substantial portion of their populations assuming they don’t join in and kys early.
Libertarianism is just American-style FascismI still see people get confused about this ideology, so I thought it was worth spelling out.
/ukraine/ general #163 - NATO Season EditionREMEMBER: I SAY IT'S UKROP SEASON AND I SAY FIRE!! *LEGS EXPLODE*
News 9/5/23Poland May Start to Extradite Ukrainian ‘Draft Dodgers’
PeoplePost some lesser-known, interesting people.
News 9/4/23South Korean teachers protest suicide deaths linked to parent bullying
"Abrahamic Values"As more people become secular, the existing religions are going to have to show more solidarity with each other. We often hear the term "Judeo Christian Values" invoked in the west. The Christians and Jews overcame their historical enmity to protect their mutual monotheistic traditions against outsiders. You heard this a lot during the war on terror. But during the soviet era, when the proxy war against the USSR was being waged by the CIA in Afghanistan, they were funding precursors to the Taliban, the Mujahideen. The idea was that these conservative islamist warlords and tribal leaders were "freedom fighters" who shared anticommunist and anti-atheist values with The West. I think we're gonna see more of this. We're gonna see "Abrahamic" values slowly replace "Judeo Christian" values. Eventually even hindus and buddhists will be part of a reactionary coalition against all things secular, all things communist. Only the liberation theologist types will remain outside this coalition, but they are rare.
BRICS currency is still a theory. But a promising oneBRICS currency is still a theory. But a promising one
Be gay, do crimes"Be gay, do crimes!" perfectly encapsulates that glib approach to civil justice that is popular among the type of white people online whose most severe interaction with "oppression" has been a feeling like other people are gatekeeping their right to claim it,,, It's kinda like the white trans woman in the tech industry saying "We're dying in the streets" on twitter even tho she's pretty safe taking her Google bus to work and she'd never in a million years stand in the same room as a black or brown trans sex worker who uses the word "shemale",,, But whenever I balk or cringe at it, I don't think there's anything I can say or do other than just avoid those people. Anything I ever say will be accused of transphobia, biphobia, etc because these people literally sit around planning all day and night for The First Time Someone Says Something Rude To Me,,, And this is honestly not really tied to a marginalized group as much as "comfortable people with privilege guilt who are on twitter too much".
Imagine the chaos without families and religious communitiesCould you imagine how much closer towards AES half the imperial core would be if proles didn’t have their families and religious communities like mosques, churches and temples to fall back on for support? Imagine millions of hungry, unemployed and isolated job seekers and workers alike without any direction in life with zero support being given no reasons to support socialism. We already see this in many parts of the states where many have fully given up on their country and capitalism and have either become violent or turned to suicide.
News 9/2/23Palestinian Authority has 'list of wants' in exchange for Saudi-Israel normalisation
Can we please round up all rich students from frats and 1966 them?This story recently broke in the Netherlands: https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/6279358/dispuut-amsterdamse-studentenvereniging-geschorst-wegens-ernstige-misstanden.html
News 9/1/23Japan’s Sogo & Seibu department stores are being sold to a US fund as 900 workers go on strike