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Reading GeneralHello 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.
Our enemies are (mostly) retartedEven in the darkest hour of reaction, their is one thing that we can be optimistic about. Our class enemies by in large are fucking retarded. Most business owners, and ceos, are basically just small business owners and ceos who just won popularity contests. Most of the people who in managment in coroporations are extremly dull, and completly lack strategic thinking. THye are all living day to day and thinking day to day, about what resturant they want to eat at, or if their kid got good school grades, or what car they want to buy. They aren't strategic thinkers. If you want evidence just go talk to you manager for a little bit, every job I've had they were all extremely dull, many of them simply lacked the mental capabilities to properly do their job, and had assistant managers or other helpers who did all their work for them. If anecdotal evidence isn't enough then just look at MySpace, all of the people their just ignored the signs that their company was dying, and just went about their days until they all got jobs somewhere else. Or look at how oblivious the roman empire was to its own collapse, or gorby ignoring the failure of his reforms, or how nazi germany and imperal japan kept denying that they were loosing WW2. All of these people did what they did because they were retards who didn't know what the effects of their actions were. They weren't visionary thinkers or people who analyzed history. They were just a bunch of stumbling idiots. Their is nothing to suggest that the CEOs of the world are different, and their empire will collapse around them as they through parties in their castles, like all emperors of dying empires in history that have came before them.
They won’t die but there certainly gonna reform drasticallyImportant notes
How the hell is this website still alive>developed in a 3rd world country in the fucking 90s
Well my suspicions from my last China thread are confirmedToo much spending in the wrong areas with not enough revenue is fucking over China. What the hell is xi gonna do to fix a problem like this? Build more cities and factories, just sell more random shit exclusively between Chinese states, fellas give me something because this is gonna have dire affects for other countries whose trading partners are China and not the tyrannical regime that is NATO
/USApol/🗽United States Politics🦅
MarketingLet's talk about marketing and PR trends that makes you angry, concerned, revolted or feel violated. Hopefully we can get a few studies, leaked policies or other educational posts in here too so it's not another vapid pseud-fest like the last few popular threads.
AI is going to be smarter than humans soonAI is going to be smarter than humans soon it will be super human.
ecology/climate change threada thread to discuss anything on your mind related to the interconnected crisis of the three
porky is basedPorky is based
OH SHIT COLD WAR PART 2, GLOWNIGHURS ON CHINA NOWhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/7/us-cia-china-mission-center
Can we talk about the "metaverse"?I was thinking about putting this in /games/, but I seriously think this could have consequences beyond that.
From a Marxist perspective, what are the origins of Patriarchy?(This is not an identity politics or feminism vs. anti-feminism debate thread. Please don't use it as such.)
/brg/ Brasil General /brgA acelerada degeneração do País continua, o que lhe dar o direito e o dever de esconder seu dinheiro em offshores edition.
Hey uh guysI’m planning on writing and releasing a publically available paper(in the form of a txt file) on the systems that define how wealth is built up in human settlements and how governments should react to how price and revenue can evolve over time, is there any suggestions you have?
/webm/ thread 3.0.first thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/9920
Oh fuck I'm scared guys
News 10/18/21Thousands march in El Salvador demanding resignation of President Nayib Bukele
Unemployment is goodAlthough I’m not described as an avid supporter of capitalism by those around me in this thread I’ll argue that unemployment can actually be beneficial to a state
/LeftyBritPol/ == FIREMAN SAM EDITION ==FUCK THE UK
State oriented capitalismTo what extent is state oriented capitalism superior to totally laissez faire capitalism? It seems like state oriented, mercantilist, and big business based capitalism is far superior to "free market" type "small business" capitalism.
/energy crisis/Why is Europe, Middle East, South and East Asia (including China), and the US running out of gas/petrol and the prices are increasing?
Anarchism General: Nihilism edition.>[spoiler][/spoiler]>Thread for the discussion of Anarchism.
/prc/ - People's Republic of China generalA general thread for all China related discussion.
US empire as cartoonish evilIs it fair to say world war II didn't end with the defeat of fascism, but simply internationalized fascism? Is it fair to say America is returning back to the pre-1990s dictatorship model for the world now that the neoliberal order has failed so fucking badly? Could we see anything as bad as what we saw under Ronnie Raygun (pic related)?
UrbaniteWhat if I'm an ultra urbanite cosmopolitan? I don't want to eliminate the distinction between country and town, I want ultraurban ultratechnological cyberpunk version of socialism.
2nd Nigeria thread, Lagos is a human experiementI’m not sure how they did it but technically that city is the most populated on the planet with only the greater Tokyo Bay Area being a rival, I’ve heard stories of civilians that wake up as early as 4am to get to work if it means avoiding traffic or the entire city being divided into 16 different smaller states each run by different mayors whose religious and ethnic backgrounds can vary wildly. The population of that place used to be 17 million but I’m not sure wtf happened because it exploded to 24 in a space of only around 1.1 thousand km meaning the population density of that city is over 2 times larger than New York with 3 times the population, this might be one of the only cities on the planet besides Tokyo to ever reach this late stage in development and that brings me the question, as this city grows what type of more horrors will humanity discover about the human condition as mega cities grow larger and more dense. At what point can cities grow so large that the citizens in it can be regarded as particles flowing through a network of a larger industrial complex???
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General5th Edition: Real succdem hour edition
B A S E Dhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58947172
/auspol/ - Australia General IIINuclear-powered Edition
SpankingReposting as the last thread got derailed as a result of random shitting of cockshott/lgbtq shit, offtopic discussion, and schizoposting.
🐖🇪🇺🐷/EUROpol/ - Europe Politics general💶Can we get a europe general?
Economic growth rates of socialist countriesHi I need to know the growth rates of socialist countries for a video game I am making.
SpankingIs "spanking" or, lighting hitting your kids an acceptable form of parenting or parental discipline? Is it progressive or reactionary? What is the materialist origin of the practice of lightly hitting children as a form of discipline or control?
Defend Gonzalo Megathread[Edit: 'Defend Gonzalo' Megathread]
Why do fashoids glorify Otoya Yamaguchi for murdering Inejirō Asanuma?I get that creeps like Gavin McInnes make glib jokes about the this leftist politician getting killed because they like to jack off while fantasizing about hurting people they dislike, but do they not realize that Otoya dealt a terrible blow to the cause of Japanese nationalism by doing what he did? Inejirō Asanuma was one of the few prominent politicians in the 1950's who was advocating for total autonomy from America and the removal of all US military bases, as well as the formation of a pan-Asian bloc to defend against foreign imperialist meddling. Otoya was (unwittingly or otherwise) doing the bidding of the US state department by icing this politician who was threatening American hegemony. I don't think that McInnes and his ilk would be making these stupid fucking wisecracks if they knew that Oyoto and his fellow "nationalists" were actually cucked idiots who undermined Japan's national interests and further enshrined the LDP's (and by extension, America's) domination of the country.
A critique of JucheThe following video provides information on how Juche is revisionist and that anyone who likes Juche is a anti communist retard. I think the best example of an anti communist retard is "AusJuche" although he may just work for the CIA.
How do you disprove the notion that "change starts at home on an individual level"?I was talking to someone about investing into stocks (I am a noob and have no clue where to start) just to earn some extra money to be able to sustain myself. I don't expect to turn into billionaire bourgeoise overnight, I just want my debt cleared and never to worry about falling behind on rent.
October 15th Strikehttps://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/10/14/pers-o14.html
Stalin motivator threadHaving a nihilistic existential crisis? Feel like your work, being exploited by porkie, can't be used for yourself? Have huge shitlists, lots of vendettas and revenge fantasies you can't fulfil yet?
Degeneration and division of laborClass domination is very easily reconstituted if capitalism is not brought down quickly by an international revolution. The proletarian defense institutions are degenerating, by the simple fact that the complex division of labor recomposes class domination, being the secret foundation of this one.
Social atomizationThe end goal of a leftist is to establish the enclave
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.
What is the Rate of Profit?Booklet here with a simple question, I've repeatedly heard that the failing rate of profit as an indicator of Capitalism's inevitable end, or at the very least it's decline into total barbarism. To be specific, I've been told that once this graph hits "zero" some companies will still be profitable, but Capitalism as a "whole" will not be. This is purportedly caused by the contradictions of Capitalism and the inherent class conflicts created by the dichotomies between Capitalists making products to expensive for workers to afford or the natural antagonism created by workers wanting higher wages and Capitalists wanting higher profits. But what exactly *is* the rate of profit? Is there a global rate or do we only care about America's because it's the global financial hegemony? Is it a measure of profits (product sales revenue minus expenses) for all companies? How is it measured and by whom?
Africa General #2Because the last one keeps getting to 500 posts, then 1 post get's deleted and someone necro-bumps the 499 post thread and I'm sick of it.
News 10/16/21Bodies exhumed in mass graves in Panama believed to be be victims of 1989 US invasion
Leftypol Embassies EmbassyHello everyone, as part of the efforts to grow the site's reputation, I have been assigned the task to create a 'site embassy' on some kind of other website/chan. But I dunno what site would be good. Help please, my dog ate my homework.
Did any socialist movement benefit from the COVID pandemic?>Inb4 there already is a COVID general
What happens here?"China isn't socialist, dengoid" "Western maoist in moms basement" "Doi Moi made vietnam capitalist" "They have a large communist party".
The questionWhat is to be done regarding Caleb Maupins closet homosexuality?
Christian CommunismIs Christian Communism the only way forward in America? Christianity is such a widespread ideology, which in its purest core can be viewed as communistic if you actually listen to some cherry picked words of Jesus himself, that it seems like a good shoe in the door.
17 American christian missionaries kidnapped by a gang in haiti according to Haitian officialsAs many as 17 Christian missionaries from the United States and their family members, including children, were kidnapped on Saturday by a gang in Port-au-Prince as they were leaving an orphanage, according to Haitian security officials.
OC Thread 10.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content
China is in a spending crisisTLDR the Chinese economy is spending more than what it produces in revenue, a brief inspection online states that the Chinese economy takes in 4.45 trillion in revenues but spends over 5 trillion on itself every year which means debt is surging. What makes the matter worse is that most of the Chinese populace doesn’t have that great of access to social securities beyond healthcare and don’t have the money to afford most consumer goods due to unpaid labour ultimately putting solutions like cuts and higher taxation(most of China pays nearly 100% income tax) nonexistent
The gates of societyWhat if the different stages of society in human civilization just different underlying essences that are blocked by what I call a civilizational gate that requires a societal key to be cross. In order to cross these gates there must be the perfect conditions set forth beforehand by this universal and underlying essence that cannot be directly observed by felt in the changing of society as their productive capabilities increase.
UNhelpfulYou see images like this and realize how useless the UN and other global health and development organizations actually are
I need history books on countries that turned socialistChina, Yugoslavia, USSR, Latin American countries, African countries; you name it. I want to expand my knowledge on the specific history of these countries and what went right and what went wrong. Obviously not from a Western perspective, unless it was written by a comrade. Dump the PDFs you have or just give me a recommendation. Currently I own books by Chris Harman and Eric Hobsbawm.
/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.
Revolution 1905-1907(1917) and Civil WarIt was a dress rehearsal, without which the final victory of the proletariat in October 1917 would have been impossible. (Lenin)
Socialism without antisemitismIn “On the Jewish Question,” published in 1844, Karl Marx famously stood the notion of Jewish emancipation on its head, writing that “Jews have emancipated themselves insofar as Christians have become Jews,” i.e., admirers of Mammon. Far from being ghettoized and excluded, deprived of basic freedoms, and subjected to horrific individual and mass accusations and physical violence for centuries, Marx explained to his followers, the Jews of Europe were in fact historical oppressors bent on conquest. “The everyday Jew devoted himself to endless bartering … It was still Judaism, practical in its nature, that was victorious,” Marx explained. “Egotism permeated society.”
UNITE!Almost 50 years of forged experience among the best of the best. 50 years of undeniable expertise with an unquestionably brilliant record of tough decisions. I am proven… everyone worth listening to says so.
China's alleged bioweaponsObviously, laowhy is a bitch, together with serpentza, making outrageous claims against China for clickbait to generate revenue. That aside, let's discuss the idea of China possessing and using biological weapons. Are there any links to investigate the claims he made? He's essentially just claiming these are quotes by Chinese officials without giving a direct source.
The internet will probably be used to fuck up revolutions in the futureAssuming (perhaps unwisely) that there *will* be major revolutions in the future, what effect will the internet possibly have? Things right now are somewhat confusing, as we generally have the same generation in power as we did when the internet came about. Despite not being present on the internet in their youth (when most people make embarrassing decisions) many of them have been caught or chastised through the internet in a form that's never been possible before. Obviously this seems great, capitalists are exposed as fraudsters every day and generals and politicians are always being caught doing some sneaky shit via the internet. What exactly happens though when the people who have had access to the internet since youth start to do the revolution thing we've been trying to do for the last three centuries? Assuming that the revolutions of tomorrow aren't going to be lead by our beloved Communist grandfathers like Wolff, Cockshott, VJ, Hudson, Harvey, whoever the fuck, we're going to have a problem.
Hafizullah AminAnyone have any concrete opinions of him? He was the leader of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, from the Khalq faction of the PDPA, before being killed in December 1979 by Spetsnaz, replaced by Babrak Kamal, from the Parcham faction, and was later accused of being a CIA agent. However I was reading this book by a Turkish communist who argues Amin was the main leader of the PDPA during the revolutionary period (and it was indeed a revolution, not a coup as reactionary islamists howl) and was removed in a frame-up. Supposed Amin was a big admirer of Stalin.
Korean Migration from Japan from 1960s onwardsDoes anyone have any information on this?
Revolution updateThe Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)] released a statement on October 2 to denounce the new counter-revolutionary military operation against the Party and the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), known as ‘Prahaar.’ Since its founding in 2004, the CPI (Maoist) has been waging a revolutionary armed struggle against the reactionary Indian State, mainly basing its operations in the poor, semi-feudal Indian countryside.
Cognitive Warfare>In a chilling disclosure, the report said explicitly that “the objective of Cognitive Warfare is to harm societies and not only the military.”
News 10/15/21Peruvian President Castillo under pressure as own party refuses to back cabinet
/meg/ - Middle East GeneralThis thread is for discussion about the Middle East
News 10/14/21Far-right nationalists march under ‘White Lives Matter’ banner in Kiev as Ukrainians celebrate ‘Defenders and Defendresses Day’
Being realisticideologies that hold manage get into power and stay in power aren't based on morality or the best system of government but rather which system appeals to the masses and can also suppress insurrections with military might
/CYBERSOC/Previous thread ( >>210868 ) hit bump limit.
Impending Cuban ProtestsPSA
1990s Eastern European genocide threadNever forget what the porkies did to us.
The president of India introduced an infrastructure bill in April this yearModi plans on using a fucking third of the Indian reserve money on public infrastructure alone, what exactly is this gonna do to the Indian economy and for Indians in the near future because a development plan this extreme can either go extremely well or extremely badly since all that infrastructure still needs to produce more revenue than its cost to build maintain and repair
As rich rake in billions in profitSoaring food prices drive hunger around the world
ECONOMY OF NAZI GERMANY: KRUPPJoint stock company "Friedrich Krupp" - a private forge of the German military machine. What the company did during the Weimar Republic. How Gustav Krupp and other Ruhr magnates helped the Nazis seize power. What is the corporate state and what economic policies were carried out by the Nazis. Business, the Third Reich, and preparations for war - when the Second world war really began. As Krupp's men plundered Europe. What was happening in private concentration camps during the war and how they differed from SS camps. What punishment was given to criminals.
Marginal use theory: DebunkHow to debunk marginal use theory?
DemographicsFirst of all; I'm not a White Nationalist or anything, I'm a Muslim, but this is an issue that has been bugging me for a while; Why don't we care about demographics? London is now minority white, England and other countries might follow this trend. I won't share my country, but I wouldn't like being a minority in my country, why would Europeans like that for themselves? Could anyone help me with this? I've left some of my more reactionary beliefs (Race-Realism, Disliking black people, etc.) ever since I reverted to Islam, but this is something that just keeps annoying me.
/uc/ Urban containment generalSince I'm not interested in flooding the catalog with endless threads dedicated to urban planning, and how governments should handle human settlements I decided to make this general thread where I and anyone reading this can dump whatever ideas they want related to urbanization and city design in this thread
JS Mills ScenarioI just posted about a debt default scenario (i.e, USD goes plop, major economic fallout globally, American hegemony is likely dead as the US has to divert attention to internals to save the economy) in the stock market thread.
Is morality good?A sequel to the morals thread.
Basic facts tankies can't acceptDirect worker control is good
Larouche ThreadSo I've looked at Larouche's economic policies and he's kinda based.
Babby's First Theory: Normie EditionCan we get a thread going for book/movie/podcast/yt channel recommendations for helping to radicalize our normie friends and family? Like, you could tell them to read the Manifesto or read Lenin but if they are normies they are likely to be turned off by the overt "commie" or "tankieness" implicit in these kinds of works. I'm talking stuff that is theoretically sound, but doesn't reveal its power level right off the bat.
1991 Soviet coup d'état attemptWhat if it had succeeded? Could it have saved it? Was it controlled opposition?
Simple Question for Third Worldists.Say you are in a city undergoing a huge famine, where there is nowhere near enough food for everyone eat.
I was thinking of making a youtube channel/blog would leftypol like it.I was thinking of making a youtube channel or blog where me a schitzo depressed lumpen proletariat tries to become a Chad bourgeoisie.
New Multitude- For Leftypol, by LeftypolOld thread died so I made a new one.
10/12/21Sankara trial opens in Burkina Faso 34 years after killing of ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’
Protests in SloveniaSo there have been anti-government protests going on in Slovenia for almost a year now, but in the last month and a half they have really escalated with the anti-restriction people starting more violent shit during protets.
(Infinite) Virtual GoodsIf capitalists can literally create infinite value from absolutely nothing (virtual goods like gacha shit, lootboxes, NFT's memecoins etc) does that mean that the marxist view of the failing rate of profit is false/invalid? You can make any kind of virtual good that costs 0 to produce and retards will surely pay big money for a couple of numbers in a screen or they favorite waifu in a shitty game, isn't that actually the highest stage of capitalism? Create value from nothing.
cults>A cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object, or goal. Sociological classifications of religious movements may identify a cult as a social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices. Since the 1970s, the … anti-cult movement has opposed certain groups, and in reaction to acts of violence which have been committed by some of their members, it has frequently charged them with practicing mind control.
Common Recruiting/Outreach tactics of various ideologiesMany orgs and, to a degree, ideological groups appear to have a general (contemporary) recruiting and outreach methods, and I want to see how accurate and universal this is:
News 10/13/21CIA Funding Arm Gave Encrypted App Wickr $1.6 Million
Awakening of labor movementsThoughts on the shifting dynamics of labor power? I'm personally pleasantly surprised at how what was once thought implausible is happening and the pendulum is shifting away from capital and toward labor in terms of bargaining power.
We, the spitefulHow big a motivator is spite in right wing thinking? I'll link the classic article by ames
Fate of Japan in the conflict between the US and ChinaNO NOT MY ANIMU!?!?
How long can it stay a vassale state?I’m asking this because I find it to be a good question
The current state of south america>multiple if not all South American economies are facing spending crises that have lasted for years fucking up with the per capita GDPs of these countries to the point where multiple South American countries have populations poorer than Africans
WTF HAPPENED IN AUSTRALIAIn Australia the only large non corporate controlled trade union was attacked, by hundred of it's own members, because its "communist for not preventing forced vaccinations". (The union actually was against forced vaccines lol). So the most radical elements in the Australian working class are anti vax fascists. The country might be closer to fascism then USA I have no idea.
GENETIC ENGINEERINGWith the rise of CRISPR technology is it possible? And what should be enhanced of humans first? Intellect? lifespan? health and immunity to disease? Resistance to extreme heat/cold? Strength? Looks and attractiveness? Last one is a bit subjective\
German Anti mask schizo shoots cashierhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPV5EPtQ-dY
Merck Sells Federally Financed Covid Pill to U.S. for 40 Times What It Costs to Make>A five-day course of molnupiravir, the new medicine being hailed as a “huge advance” in the treatment of Covid-19, costs $17.74 to produce, according to a report issued last week by drug pricing experts at the Harvard School of Public Health and King’s College Hospital in London. Merck is charging the U.S. government $712 for the same amount of medicine, or 40 times the price.
Learning economics from a capitalist standpointCan you point me to literature that can teach me economics from a capitalist standpoint? Something comprehensive, but preferably not too long (sub 800 pages). I want to be well accustomed to the conceptualization and rationalization of contemporary economics from a capitalist standpoint, because otherwise I feel like I'm being intellectually dishonest, although I have some understanding of how deeply flawed capitalism is on a systemic level.
One man's shopping trip turned scavenger hunt shows how the supply-chain crisis has created an 'ever>A global supply-chain crisis has emptied shelves, creating a cascading effect of shortages and price hikes that have become increasingly difficult to pin to a single item.
BoomerocracyCan we discuss the boomer question? There was another thread on gen Z, but it makes little sense to problematize gen z as they still have time to work the kinks out and have marginal social power aside from being social media savvy and young in a culture that idealizes youth. Boomers are, as everyone knows, the generation of most sociopolitical significance because they dominate the economy and politics.
Real Fucking ChallengeI made this thread so that I want to hear your opinions about this, since I don't fucking know how to even respond. I'm not going to say where did I get those quotes from.
Why was it the one of only good oneMost businesses are never ever innovative and rarely ever produce anything to consumers that isn’t overpriced garbage but they might’ve done something different. This is genuinely one of the only companies I’ve seen that
fascists and the economysocialist economics? check
Why is the corporate media trying to make this guy happen?Frenchie here.
A case for causious optimismChina is developing parts of Asia and Africa, and that put competitive stress on capital markets because they no longer are the only game in town.
World peace bros...Why couldn't Xi keep down the national chauvinism and LARPing?
Are the Republicans the New "Left" Party in America?>Republicans Now Advocate Workers Rights to Maintain Job regardless of Vaccination Status
Tantrums generalPost tantrums, whether media or burger, and their debunks here!
News 10/11/21Italian fascists and anti-vaxers storm union HQ
Just venting>80% of the countries on this planet aren’t actually having their economy’s develop but rather are stuck in an economic limbo of trying to extract increasingly worthless capital from each other as global debt surges
OANN AT&TWhy a cable company funded an even more right wing version of fox news and created it from scratch?
Battlestar GalacticaDoes anyone else really love this show? In terms of its production quality for the early 2000s, it still looks great today. I recently copped myself a Blu-ray edition of the entire reimagined series. Not to count great characters, acting, action, drama, and lore. If you haven't seen this before definitely give it a watch. Also, critical support to the based Cylons lead by Comrade Cavil. Fuck the bourgeois cosmopolitan KKKapricans and 12 KKKolonies of Kobol.
Positive and normativeDo Marxism and Marxism-Leninism make both positive claims ("Is") and normative claims ("Ought") or only one set of claims?
Are we living in the final days of Web 2.0?Is it the end of the Internet?
Old /leftypol/ archive motherloadITT: dive into the massive pool of over 40,000 old /leftypol/ threads collected below and post ~gems~ that you find.
Anti Nazi ThreadPost the best pictures you got.
Was Ernst Thälmann a retard?>Be Ernst Thälmann in the late 20s
Che Guevara claimshttps://historycollection.com/nobodys-hero-9-inconvenient-truths-che-guevara/9/
Pro-Communism ConversionI have a friend who i'm worried about. I'll call him "anon" just to make it easier to understand. Unfortunately Anon leans more towards the right ever since I've know him. His family are porkies, they have a blue lives matter flag outside their home. Anon and I were always friends as kids. I've met him when he stood up for me from my bullies. I've encountered him again in school when I didn't have a place to sit. I'll admit I do like him more than as a friend. He's handsome and smart, it's just the people he hangs out with are bad influences. I feel like if I didn't meet anon, I think my life would be a lot harder than it already is.
The Road to Serfdom by HayekI just finished reading this, honestly I think he makes a few good points regarding the abilities of individuals to self-organize, but I don't think his criticism of economic planning is honest, I don't have much knowledge on how planning operated in the USSR but I am pretty sure there was room for innovative individuals to start a new business/industry using their knowledge, or for individuals to rise in the social hierarchy in a socialist system through hard work.
what do you think of this plan to achieve socialism in the WestSo we know bourgeois elections wont work. So we gather together leftists of all type with altruistic worldviews. Each of us learns a specific, practical service, such as doctors, engineers, nurse, teacher, nutritionists, etc. and we give these services to the people cheap. every service we give is cooperatively owned and worker controlled.
The uphill battle of defending communismIt's a story you've heard a thousand times. Suppose a normal average Joe, a middle-class American maybe confronts a socialist.
MKULTRA MIND CONTROL AND BRAINWASHINGIs mind control real or even possible? What about hypnosis? Are these types of things being used by intelligence agencies for covert ops? If it is not real what is the benefits of encouraging it in popular culture? Why is hypnotherapy covered by health insurance if it is not real?
Argentinian threatened to make an massacre on /pol and was arrested in his country:On September 23, 2021, an Argentine man created a thread on this website (4chan) threatening to carry out a massacre in his country, Argentina. A few days later, a news article reported that the FBI issued a report on the alleged author of that thread posted on 4chan and that after the investigation by federal detectives on different social networks they managed to locate the author of the crime.
the psychology of the glowjoggerWhat sort of person still signs up to be an FBI/CIA/NSA agent in 2021, after every thing they've done? Are they just ignorant of history? are they some sort of weird centrist politically or just apolitical? are they mormon?
gdp per capita does matter but not after the 15k markanything past that isnt even an improvement, and I can say that from experience being an albertan that makes me technically a citizen of the wealthiest state/province in north america and hence well the americas in general. In real life any economy that has a per capita gdp past 15k isnt really adding anything that makes the lives of civilians better beyond healthcare, what actually ends up happening is that half the "economy" is just fed money randomly printed and then forced into being spent either by the government on random apartments, suburbs and offices no one needs to make the moneys worth legitimate while jacking up real estate prices or is literally being funnelled into corporate bailouts and corporate welfare in general to make the illusion of success look real to investors in the hopes of attracting actually useful capital or cheap labour in the form of immigrants while more and more sectors of the economy deindustrialize as capitalist seek outsourcing labour civilians need to feed themselves consistently and you end up with a situation where the supposedly wealthiest region in the americas has an 8th of its citizens homeless in its capital. Its fucking shit and Im worried about the direction other neoliberal countries are going in as the only people I can see that will see a noticable spike in living conditions are subsaharan africans and south east asians while the rest of the planet is stuck in economic limbo dependent on extracting increasingly worthless printed capital from each other in the pursuit of satisfying unrealistic keynesian demands for growth. oh dear
Europe after WW2If western europe didn't undergo the "marshall plan" and get massive aid/investments from burgerland after ww2, would europe be third world today, if it stayed capitalist? or it would have gone communist instead?
HAPPENING: Lebanon hit by electricity outage expected to last several days>Country’s two biggest power stations stop operating due to fuel shortage
“Muh Space”When the fuck will people comprehend that space is literally the stupidest thing that there is?
Bernie Sanders back Iron Dome Fundinghttps://www.timesofisrael.com/sanders-to-back-iron-dome-funding-after-receiving-commitment-to-more-gaza-aid/
News 10/9/21Colombia’s defense minister called to Congress over child bombings
Religion Hate ThreadFuck, I hate religion so much. I get that it was basically a universal form of cope for enslaved people but the ability of religion to persist so much and so parasitically over the ages with proles in the 21st century still clutching so hard onto it and using it as a justification for their own misery pisses me off to no end. I know that ultimately the ruling ideas of a giving epoch reflects the ideas of the ruling class and I know that the enlightenment era bourgeoisie have done their fair share to dispel the myth of religion in Europe but still it's so hard to try to convince religious proles of anything since they put their beliefs over any kind of rational thought.
honestly I just wanna see how far it falls at this pointprison labour, child marriage, human trafficking, mass shootings, school shootings, riots, endless propaganda and mind control, never ending imperialist wars, rising debt, horrendous race relations, deindustrialization, declining share in the global economy, declining geopolitical influence, low wages, poor public safety, non existent social securities, extreme costs of living, facism being mainstream, every industry is corrupt, bourgeoisie democracy, obesity, rampant drug addiction, constant crises in basic goods and services, rising suicide rates, noticeable paranoia in the general populace of the outside world and the government, domestic terrorism, segregation, still having problems with slavery, corrupt legal system that exists to protect the rich, corrupt and incompetent police force, extreme divorce rates, loneliness crisis, aging and fertility crises, horrendous treatment of migrants both legal and not, all create a country thats so deep into late stage capitalism that at this point I no longer care about how shit it actually is I just wanna see how fucking far these people can go before civil war actually hits.
/criticism/ - Criticism generalPost any criticism or call out any flaws of socialism and its practice IRL here (including its ideological flaws and economic mishaps), and if available, its solutions.
News 10/8/21Bolivia guarantees full vaccination scheme with Sputnik V
Politics in the hands of zoomersHow would 2030s-2040s (or even 2050s) politics look like, knowing that most of today's zoomers have become adults by then.
CPUSA run by FedsThe leader of CPUSA is now confirmed to be a "ex" Fed.
Why do people pretend the Native Americans were pacifists?Ok so apparently in the US Columbus Day has been changed to Indigenous People's day because NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE POOR HECKIN INJUNS WERE INVADED.
European New RightHas anyone here read something by them? Apparently they make a good critique of past "leftist" projects like the Soviet Union. They even cite Marx as an influence in their critique of capitalism. Curious if somebody is a bit more knowledgeable about them? Maybe they are just rebranded fascists again
How would a NATO invasion of Belarus go like?As you know, Belarus has been on the news during this last year and the other as the NATO soft power campaing tries to conquer it. Despite this attempt, they have not been succesful, and Belarus continues to have Lukashenko as his president.
Capital Volume 2 /read/ing groupHey leftypol! Would anyone be interested in joining a reading group for Capital Volume 2? Because us over at the /read/ group are gonna do that and we'd like to have it as open as possible, so we're inviting you to join.
Great Climate MigrationIn this century, the consequences of climate change are going to displace a historically unprecedented number of people. Rising sea levels, hotter equatorial regions, and other factors will force something on the order of a billion people to relocate.
Conservatives retardsWhy are so many conservative's retarded?
Is socialism becoming more popular than capitalism?ITT: Are we popular?
/LeftyBritPol/ - Conference Carnage EditionThe Labour Party conference will soon be upon us, with Grotesque Chaos following in its wake. Starmer is trying to purge the left, the left is fighting back. Who will win? Nobody knows, but regardless, it will be a great spectacle to watch.
you WILL work in the American GulagCompanies claim there’s a labor shortage. Their solution? Prisoners
I'm Nikolai Brown. I just released a new essay. AMAI'm Nikolai Brown, former proponent of Maoism Thirdism. I stepped away in 2014 and have been silent since.
“Nobody owes anyone anything”Why are westerners so cucked by the concept of negative rights?
Was WWII arguably the most epic event in human history?Not epic as in
News 10/7/21Key witness in FBI case against Assange held in custody to stop his ‘crime spree’ in Iceland – media
I take back what I said about america being 3rd world its worse than thatnormally 3rd world problems are reduced to being generally poor and sometimes in a war, america is a country where 40% of the few jobs available pay below 20k a year and most of its 76% of its population is barely scratching by on rent while child marriage, and prison labour is still legalized, slavery is still a problem there due to rampant and deliberatly unregulated human trafficking, its population is far higher than 330 million but at 450 due to the fact that illegals dont count as citizens all while nearly all of its cities and states are flat out bankrupt from being deliberatly poorly designed to raise property prices while the level of rampant rape is so unbelievably strong that americans cant trust their own doctors to not take advantage of them and had several epidemics of mistrust in its daycare centers due to reports of child predation. what makes things even worse is that you cant even rest on the belief that the country is worth anywhere near as much as they state it is, america has only produced 7 trillion usd worth of assets throughout its entire history while blowing trillions on some of the dumbest shit you can imagine like funding unprofitable corporations, construction of massive highways that cost a trillion annually and endless foreign wars, the entire american economy rests on the exploitation of foreigners that use the usd to barely keep mainland america barely intact as a country or just outright extortion and coups. Its a fucking shitshow how bad their situation actually is
News 10/6/21Venezuelan government condemned for ‘anti-communist’ attacks and alleged political oppression
How Socialist is Haier?I had a post deleted a while back describing Haier and Alibaba, but I'd like to put in a general question about what leftypol thinks about Haier. My general stance is that existing political and economic ideologies are moribund and next-generation forms are necessary to bridge the gap.
FINAL CRISISIn 2008-2010 people thought it was the final crisis of capitalism. In 2020 with covid and the stonk market dip people thought it would be the final crisis.
Patriot Front<Patriot Front is an American white supremacist, neo-fascist, and American nationalist group which utilizes imagery of patriotism, liberty, and other widely accepted traditional American values to promote its ideology. Part of the broader alt-right movement, the group split off from Vanguard America in 2017 in the aftermath of the Unite the Right rally.
Ah france the beacon of capitalist successYou just gotta love the undrinkable tap water, the nonexistent jobs and social securities, the seemingly never ending debt and inflation, the decaying infrastructure, the rampant crime and rape rates coupled with the rampant police violence, the blatant propaganda, the cultured civilians that view criticizing islam as necessary but criticizing judaism as hate speech, the never ending propaganda french citizens receive all emulate the true success of capitalism. A beautiful country that I would love to visit some time and a beacon of civilization
Trotsky Appreciation ThreadSo, the New Left movement was Trotskyist
Redpills on /our/ comarade stalin´s death?the title, over the years i´ve read some rumors about his death from nazbols saying jewish doctors killed him, that he died during the moscow siege in 1941 and the party had to use a double, Kruschev assasinated or that he never died but become so delusional that the party had to hide him from the public, but i would like to heard any opinion on this topic
YANG GANG RISE UPNew party forming. A third way. Neither left nor right. Why aren't you faggots on board again? The dialectic is in motion, it's time to hop on.
I went to a Maoist meetupI went to a Maoist meetup everyone is still coping over Gonzalo the right wing Maoists want to adopt the political line of accumulating forces whist militarising the communist party and the left-wing Maoists want to launch protracted peoples war. Everyone there seems to agree that communists in a country are cucks if they don't at least want a militarized communist party and all communist parties around the world need to militarize and liquidate soc dem members/elements.
Will Israel go the way of South Africa?When you look at the situation both in Israel right now and apartheid era South Africa you can see a lot of similarities: an unpopular government rife with human rights abuses that is situated far away from the rest of the Western world in a region that is entirely hostile to its existence, moreover even its supporters have gotten more demoralized over the years as they are confronted with reality of the situation they are in and the abuses carried out by their governments and even in the US, the cornerstone of Zionist support outside of Israel it has become a mainstream political opinion to oppose Zionism and the government of Israel and the US government has been showing much less interest in intervention in the Middle East in recent times, just like how SA lost the support of America and the West due to the decline of white supremacy and the loss of interest in intervention in Africa to contain communism after the fall of the USSR.
LAND BACKWhat do these people that desire land back think that will look like in the USA and what will happen?
for context this is an image of the derg revolutionsay what you want about revolutions but this, this is just too brutal. The senseless mass slaughter to establish an ML state under the rule of the derg along with Francisco Macías Nguema and Pol Pot was needlessly cruel and couldve been handled way better. the fact that the derg was responsible for the worlds first ethiopian diaspora is fucking frightening
Reminder that Alt-History channels are for dumb dumbs>This is what alt-historians truly believe in.
reddit and chinaWhy does reddit hate china so much? Is it all eglin air force base's doing and other glowing bots? It's beyond even hating "muh ccp" you see outright anti-Chinese racism and apologists for Japanese WW2 war crimes like Rape of Nanjing. Covid has made it even worse.
Commander X arrested in Mexicohttps://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/ddos-fugitive-commander-x-arrested-in-mexico-extradited-to-us/
The Woke Left’s Primitive Economicshttps://archive.is/JVHvc
Official /leftypol/ EmbassyPlease welcome any curious guests!
INDIVIDUALISM VS COLLECTIVISM!!!!111>AUTHORITARIANISM VS LIBERTY
the four consumptionswe need a new cultural revolution, but instead of destroying the four olds we need to destroy the four consumptions, the consumption of twitch/twitch like streaming, the consumption on paid pornography, the consumption of most video games and marvel movies, and the consumption of megachurches
Based Maoist march in GermanyI saw this based demonstration in person labour aristocrats were looking on scared and Germany has been purging the march off youtube when they can find it.
Marxism is Not Marxist: On the continual development of revolutionary thought post-socialismI've been interested in the discussions regarding cultural criticism and the role of a united consciousness in Marxist thought.
/BWG/ Berlin Wall GeneralI have been wondering about the issue of the Berlin Wall lately. It is obviously a very portent symbol in the minds liberals, anti-communists of other sorts, and maybe even normies as a concrete (lol) example of the failure of socialism. One popular saying in my country even goes something like this:
EXTREME LATE STAGE CAPITALISMWhich country is the most latest stage of capitalism so far? USA? Dubai? Japan/South Korea? Or a European country?
/brg/ Brasil General /brgFascistas anti-fascistas edition
Right wing obsession with these folksWhat makes them so obsessive over these people? They are such a small minority in the United States, there being only .78 percent of adults identifying as trans. It seems like the right puts more of their effort complaining about them than the things that should actually matter to them. Are we witnessing an ideology fall so far from grace?
News 10/5/21Castillo announces reforms as part of Peru’s new agricultural revolution
IDPOL: A Meta Discussionaka /leftypol/: An Exploration into the Causes and Effects of Identity Politics.
China’s Power Shortfalls Begin to Ripple Around the World>HONG KONG—China is struggling with widespread power shortfalls, dealing a blow to the recovery of the second-largest economy and risking disruption to global supply chains and heightened inflationary pressure around the world.
Is the PRC revisionist?Explain the massive increases in private enterprise, the dismantling of the commune system in the countryside and the return of market mechanisms.
News 9/23/21Most Europeans believe US in new cold war with China and Russia – poll
The petty-boug schizo zeitgeistIn the US, and I assume in other parts of the world, it seems like the layer of society which is the most militant and the most prone to activism is currently the petite bourgeoisie.
FACEBOOK'S FUCKING DEAD MASHALLAH>So, someone deleted large sections of the routing….that doesn't mean Facebook is just down, from the looks of it….that means Facebook is GONE.
What's wrong with brocialism?>Brocialism and manarchism are umbrella terms for sexists within the radical left. Specifically used for those who believe that the creation of a socialist, Marxist, or anarchist system will inevitably bring about gender equality and that therefore no measures need to be taken other than the destruction of the hierarchy imposed by class.
Obsession with the rightWhy does it seem like so much energy in the left is just geared towards fighting minor right-wing sects that aren't really in charge of anything. Much more energy is used to fight the right then to advance class struggle or to fight against capitalism. Also a lot of students join the left only to fight the right, and don't give a shit about class struggle. Why does it seem like the left is turning into soly a "anti-right movement" instead of somersetting that offers an alternative to the current world.