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>>1112564
He is using TOR.



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 No.285223[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hello leftypol, we noticed an under-appreciation for the theory that upholds our political ideologies: As such, we have decided to revive the reading sticky! This thread will be dedicated to the sharing, discussing, and general banter about various leftist thinkers, theories, and political outlooks.

But, other than that, we believe there are other important reads that must be addressed, especially, for beginners and those just now getting into leftism.

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Common Right Wing Talking Points Debunks
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 No.1112766

>>1111873
Anything more specific towards the NEP and to the late 1920s?



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Enver Hoxha was the premier anti-revisionist, and it doesn't seem like revisionism took hold, which gives it a pretty unique fate compared to other socialist countries. Wikipedia paints the democratization (and capitalist restoration) of Albania as a popular revolution against poor conditions, and for human rights. Bill Bland has this to say about the situation in Albania:

>I think it fair to say that the impression conveyed by Amnesty International reports on Albania is that the country is a vast prison camp.


>But if one goes to Albania, one finds a radically different picture. One finds a country where malarial marshes have been drained and transformed into fertile land, where barren hills have been transformed into terraces of citrus fruits. One finds a country where railways, power stations and modern industrial complexes are being built, so that industrial production is today 164 times the level of 1938.


>Nor does the lion's share of this rapidly growing wealth go to some privileged class or bureaucratic elite. For Albania is unique in many respects - not least in the fact that differential incomes are limited by law to a maximum of 2:1 - a figure which may be compared with current figures in Britain of 6,000:1 - making it the most equalitarian society in the world. There is no unemployment, and the right to work and to choose one's occupation is written into the Constit ution and applied in practice. There is no inflation - the prices of consumer goods consistently fall as pro duction rises - and the citizen pays no rates or taxes. There is a free and non-contributory health service, and pensions - fixed at 70% of retiring pay - are also non-contributory and are payable as young as 50 in certain occupations considered especially arduous. More than 80% of the population live in, dwellings built since Liberation in 1944, and rents are fixed at approximately 3% of a single wage. As a result of these achievements, average expectation of life has been raised from 38 years in 1938 to 70 today. And in the field of culture, there can be few countries with a population of only three million which support seven symphony orchestras.


This doesn't seem like the backdrop of a popular revolution against the ruling order. It seems like the collapse of socialism globally and a lack of allies and economic partners was heavily involved. Also thPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.1112831

>>1110310
destroying the country probably

 No.1112834

>>1110464
stalinoids are literally incapable of not forming conspiracy theories lmao. what, do you think the CIA ordered your cashier to short you at your last trip to the store too?

 No.1112843

>>1111197
>>1111214
"CDR"'s being an acronym for…?

 No.1112878

>>1112843
Committees for the Defense of the Revolution

 No.1113717

>>1111226
The CDR didn't just 'make people afraid', they integrated and ideologically educated hundreds of thousands of Cubans and were used to manage civil affairs and corruption, peacefully. Its use as a terror apparatus is extremely inaccurate and exaggerated.

Cuba's survival also comes down to the fact that the party had genuine mass support by integrating the people on every level, thus avoiding the ossification of higher ranks in the same way as the USSR. They believed the US would fully surround the nation and attempt to starve it out with a blockade, and the infrastructure built to survive this was used to survive the 90s.



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 No.1107562[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

That's a realization that is breaking the brain of many people at this moment tearing them apart looking at every crevice to hide under trying to cope with it and ignore the reality as usa rapidly declines on world stage

What was it like for you when you realized this?
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 No.1113708

>>1113693
I used to be the "normie" and I used to say things like you, and then the MLs were able to convince me. They were able to convince me at nearly 30. When I was at my most materially comfortable, and had a steady job and career prospects. I wasn't some misguided teenager doing it for the larp, or some loser jealous of the rich. I became sincerely convinced not by theory, but by history, at the necessity of violently defending the gains of a revolution from external sabotage by imperialists and reactionaries. Go figure. You cannot defend gains with pacifistic liberalism. Look at the USA. All the progressive gains they made are being whittled away by reactionaries. Their most radical social democrat, Bernie Sanders, wants to raise corporate taxes to rates that are lower than they were under FDR. You cannot peacefully abolish commodity production overnight through reform. What's funny about the "tankie" bullshit is that it is the social democrats who threw Rosa into the canal. It is the liberals and conservatives who support drone strikes and coups. It is the reactionaries and fascists who carried out the most gruesome genocides. Then they fabricate lies about every single "regime" and leftish liberals and socdems obediently believe and repeat these reactionary lies. It is a constant uphill battle when your closest "allies" on the political spectrum are constantly believing lies told by the reactionaries and bashing people to their left for some vaguely defined "authoritarianism."

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>>1113693
>MLs are glowies
>MLs also are known for being against the west
>?????
anon are you ok

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>>1113517
>your theory of imperialism does what i said. "waaah america bad" hey have you considered capitalism bad instead?
i didn't pick america for personal reasons, but because it is the center of the capitalist imperial core in the current world order. It is America couping socialist countries, installing compradors, putting developing nations into debt with IMF loans, extracting natural resources, and imposing privatization, deregulation, austerity, and labor discipline. If America falls, and a different nation becomes the capitalist hegemon, I will criticize them just as ruthlessly as I currently criticize America. America is the global hub of imperialism and capitalism, as the world currently exists, just like the British Empire was in the 19th century.

 No.1113715

>>1107562
before i was a ML, i was learning about the horrors of the US. it's kinda becoming mainstream to talk about america being bad so it's been a steady build. reading theory and actually learning history, however, opened my eyes to the true horrors committed at the hands of the american empire

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 No.1109701[Reply]

How much longer will be bound by markets?
They literally don't work if you think about it more than 5 seconds. I can't stand the market driven life anymore its so nonsensical
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 No.1112739

>>1112406
In fact I am correct, gift economies never existed

: something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation

There is always expectation of repayment in symbiotic exchange, or the "gifts" stop or worse

 No.1112822

>>1112739
>money came into being to make gifts easier

 No.1112862

>>1112822
Is that true?

 No.1113522

>>1112862
it is a category error on your part if you can't differentiate between gifts and exchanges. all anthropologists can do this but the online ancap/Agent Kochinskiite can't so i guess they're actually the same

 No.1113714

>>1113522
I gave you definitions so the whole concept of gift economy is nonsense, it was always barter with surplus commodities, for expectation of return of surplus commodities.

I am not surprised that "the anthropolopriests" do this, even David Gerber was pushing an agenda.

Only gift economies that exist are modern welfare states, that take money from proles and give it to welfare porkies



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A few days ago, the name of George Orwell came to the spotlight during a discussion in the Greek Parliament. In one of their usual dogfights, Prime Minister Mitsotakis and major opposition-Syriza leader Tsipras referred to Orwell's concept of “totalitarianism” in order to attack each other. Mitsotakis quoted the novelist's aversion towards “left totalitarianism”, while Tsipras replied that his party has always been critical towards the actually existing socialism. Their reference to Orwell is no accidental: Despite their particular differences, bourgeois politicians find themselves on the same camp when it comes to anti-communism.

Eric Arthur Blair, commonly known as George Orwell, has been a symbol of enmity against the 20th century socialism. Under the pretext of “anti-totalitarianism”, conservatives, neoliberals, social democrats, progressive leftists and opportunists have idolized Orwell as an uncompromising intellectual who deserves to be respected. His famous allegorical novella, the “Animal Farm”, is considered a masterpiece of literature against Stalin's “totalitarian regime” in the Soviet Union. The so-called Orwell Foundation, based in London, which aims “to perpetuate the achievements of the British writer George Orwell” runs the Orwell Prize seeking to reward books and journalism that “making political writing into an art”.

However, the reality about Blair is quite different from the one the bourgeois propaganda presents. Orwell wasn't merely anti-stalinist or anti-soviet; he was an anti-communist who became an informer on behalf of the British intelligence agencies.

A former officer of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, Blair joined the collaborationist trotskyite Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) during the Spanish Civil War, fighting against communists and anti-fascists. Orwell's participation in POUM shaped his fiercely anti-communist views, covered under the burden of “anti-stalinism”. Between 1941 and 1943, in the midst of the Second World War, he worked in the BBC's Eastern Service. During this period, he wrote a review for Hitler's “Mein Kampf” where he shamelessly admitted: “I should like to put it on record that I have never been able to dislike Hitler”.

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 No.1113659

Saying he's merely promoted is an understatement. Orwell is a staple in western schools. I personally had to read both 1984 and Animal Farm. Shit writer btw

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>>1113655
The more MLs seethe about Orwell the more I'm inclined to agree with this.

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>>1113665
What is it that you agree with exactly?

 No.1113709

Orwell was like a more talented Paul Mason



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Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content.
Post original content you've made, or OC someone else recently made which you want to share.
Or ITT collaborate on improving content already made.

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>>1113302
Well the old guard communists warned us about the blood-thirsty liberals, so this is not entirely unexpected, but why did this guy make a comedy sketch about shooting miners ?

Did his class hatred for laborers blind him about the fact that he's basically standing on stage arguing for murdering a bunch of people.

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>>1113357
>Did his class hatred for laborers blind him
yes

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 No.1113645

>>1113334
>norm was a bushcuck
sad

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/Ukraine/ thread #20 - Based Chicago LARP edition

News:
>Russia Has struck multiple AFU groups using cruisemissiles
https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-ukraine-on-august-7-2022-map-update/
>US Anti-Radiation Missile secretly sent and used in an attempt to disrupt Russian SAM operations
https://southfront.org/us-anti-radiation-missile-makes-surprise-appearance-in-ukraine-photos/
>N.Macedonia sending su-25s and T-72As to Ukraine
https://southfront.org/north-macedonia-to-supply-ukraine-with-battle-tanks-fighter-jets/
>Zelensky and Poroshenko admit to being undemocratically elected
https://southfront.org/both-zelensky-and-poroshenko-acknowledged-they-came-to-power-illegally/
>French Volunteer Whistleblows n the investigation finding no evidence of Russian blame in Bucha
https://southfront.org/french-volunteer-suggests-bucha-tragedy-was-a-false-flag/
>British L118s spotted in Kiev. Previously a month ago a handful of Ukrainian troops left for Britain to train in their tactics and artillery, these are probably them. In the meantime, Russian counterbattery recently destroyed another M777.
https://southfront.org/british-l118-light-howitzers-spotted-with-kiev-forces-photos/
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 No.1113702

>>1113698
Idk, im not a historian, but I thoguht that Lenin was forced into ceding all of those lands independence in order to end the war. Im sure he had to say some stuff to convince people to agree and tahts what Rosa is critiquing?
Also recall reading somethign about Trotsky fucking up the peace process so more points in Lenins favour

 No.1113703

>>1113696
Here we see the psychopathy of the middle class w*sterner on display. "I / my parents are solidly middle so I don't give a fuck what happens to anyone else".

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 No.1113705

>>1113696
ukraine has been playing defense the whole time and losing ground. it's incapable of offense except potshots here and there with soimars and randomly bombing civilians. the previously vaunted "Kharkov offensive" was rolled back within weeks and the recently vaunted "Kherson counter-offensive" is now being admitted to have all been infowar bullshit and never going to happen. it's all just ukrainian meatbags fed by the thousands into an artillery grinder while russians gradually take more and more territory. there's no turning that around, it's just prolonged to satisfy some scumbags in DC who never gave one shit about anyone in ukraine in the first place.
>I will enjoy the coming winter in my warm apartment
well, good for you bougie. too bad for all those europoors. but their suffering will be for a good cause, you imagine.

 No.1113712

>>1111462
Well, it may feel the world is full of those type of retards but remember those talking points are pretty expensive.



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 No.941093[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

A 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.

Reminder that none of this is real!
Society of the Spectacle
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm
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 No.1113652

Comfy comrade Roo fallout 76 stream
https://youtu.be/TTaIoTTBvq0
Will we ever get comfy streams where Comrade Maup and Comrade Roo are shooting the breeze again?

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leftypol btfo

 No.1113676

>>1113660
Another banger from Dr. Bombacci

 No.1113678

So haz is just openly flaunting LaRouche people on his channel now?

 No.1113697

Jreg running for mayor of Ottawa on a full employment platform



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