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WW2 revisionism

Sorry it's in Russian but I have to post this. I'm sure someone can dig up American source. This is a movie on WW2 produced in 1943 on US government's orders. You can clearly see the massive difference with today's anticommunist propaganda. Say, 4:00 and onwards - it explains in detail how German claims of massive Soviet losses in encirclements was bullshit cope
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sports is legalized nationalism
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Help me find a movie

Can't remember the name but I believe it was on Netflix at one point, it's all in black and white if I remember correctly (could be wrong about that point), it's basically a movie about a dinner party where some rich elite kind of people get together, where they eventually find out that their kids have set a homeless guy on fire and murdered him, and they initially are all like 'oh my god we need to turn them in' but then handwring about ruining their kids futures and their own political careers and eventually decide to cover the whole thing up because 'we can do so much good if we get re-elected'.

I can't find it by googling the plot points, probably because THE ELITES have censored this movie for exposing their psychopathy.
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Well well well, what do we have here.. a lonely communist
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How do we start a cult?

<Samuel Bateman, a self-proclaimed “prophet” of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, had 20 wives, many of whom were under the age of 15, according to an FBI investigation. Bateman drank wine and had sex with a male follower, Moroni Johnson, in a motel room in Lincoln, Nebraska, in front of his underage wives, new court documents show, some of whom were Johnson’s own daughters. The FBI said the women and girls were required to stand naked and watch the “binding of brothers.” Bateman also forced his wives to have sex with other male followers, the documents say. He maintained that he was acting under instructions from “Heavenly Father,” and told the girls that had “sacrificed their virtue for the Lord.” Eight underage girls said to be Bateman’s wives were found at a Spokane Air BnB last Thursday, according to the Spokesman-Review. They had previously run away from children’s homes in Arizona where they were placed following Bateman’s arrest in August on charges of child endangerment.

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If human wave and swarming bad, then why banzai good and wholesome?
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Indonesia Bans Sex


>Indonesian lawmakers unanimously passed a sweeping new criminal code on Tuesday that criminalizes sex outside marriage, as part of a tranche of changes that critics say threaten human rights and freedoms in the Southeast Asian country.

They're also de facto banning LGBT because obv. there's no marriage between same sex as well.

Finally they are also banning insulting the president or disagreeing with the government.

Basically, they're going FULL SAUDI

indonesian-anons explain this shit
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/brg/ - Brazil General


Bozo might be currently crying in the bathroom nonstop since October 30 and/or fighting erysipela. In any case, his continued absence from the public is also deliberate as it provides his horde of mouthbreathers hope that he might be magically reinstated somehow – the similarity with Qanon bullshit is definitely not a coincidence. The road blocks lasted just a few days, the camps in front of barracks and military HQs are thinning down and the Supreme Court finally started acting against the porkies financing that bullshit. So their current "plan" is to call for a truck drivers' strike, tho it looks more like begging than calling.
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Friday thread

What are you doing on this nice Friday night?
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is infodumping real?

Do autistic people really infodump? I don't think I've ever seen anyone do it in action. How do they do it? Did they not learn in school how dangerous it is to talk about something that you think you know but someone else might know better?
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do people just hate him because of the fact that he denounced stalin or was there anything more of substance? the only other thing i know is that he was probably the most committed internationalist of all the post-stalin soviet leaders as he funded the shit out of third world revolutionaries but thats about it.
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This shit is ass
When will mere virtuosity stop being fetishized
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Religiosity correlation with Thought Insertion?

>Intrapersonal communication, also referred to as internal monologue, autocommunication, self-talk, inner speech, or internal discourse, is a person's inner voice which provides a running monologue of thoughts while they are conscious.

>Inner speech is strongly associated with a sense of self, and the development of this sense in children is tied to the development of language. There are, however, examples of an internal monologue or inner voice being considered external to the self, such as auditory hallucinations, the conceptualisation of negative or critical thoughts as an inner critic, and as a kind of divine intervention. As a delusion, this can be called "thought insertion".

>Thought insertion is defined as the delusion that one's thoughts are not one's own, but rather belong to someone else and have been inserted into one's mind. The person experiencing the thought insertion delusion will not necessarily know where the thought is coming from, but makes a distinction between their own thoughts and those inserted into their minds. However, patients do not experience all thoughts as inserted; only certain ones, normally following a similar content or pattern. A person with this delusional belief is convinced of the veracity of their beliefs and is unwilling to accept such diagnosis.

I wonder if religiosity positively or negatively correlates with having an internal monologue? Is there any evidence that religious people sometimes mistake their own internal monologue for the voice of God? Could hearing the voice of God speak to you be a socially acceptable form of Thought Insertion, as defined above? Are religious people more likely to have visual and audio hallucinations than nonreligious people?

I've always heard my own voice inside my head but never anyone else's. When I learned that some people don't even have an internal monologue, while other people have several internal monologues and suffer from thought insertion, I immediately wondered how that correlates with religiosity.
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Política de Perú.

PRIMERA NOTA: Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was arrested by the authorities after he dissolved the Congress of Peru on Wednesday. The accused as the leader of a “criminal organization” was approached in the street, in downtown Lima, by police officers when he was leaving the Government headquarters, it was reported by local media.

Cuál es el contexto de todo el desmadre que está sucediendo?

no quería postear en el hilo del namefag 🤮

Peru’s President Pedro Castillo announced on Wednesday that he will dissolve Congress temporarily and install an emergency government – hours before lawmakers were due to make an impeachment vote in congress.

In a televised speech from the Presidential Palace on Wednesday, Castillo said he will call for early parliamentary elections to work on a new constitution.

The embattled president, who has survived two impeachment attempts, also declared a national curfew from Wednesday from 10 p.m. local (5 p.m. ET) to 4 a.m. local.

Congress appeared defiant however, beginning its session on Wednesday with lawmakers singing the national anthem.

Francisco Morales, the president of Peru’s Constitutional Court, called Castillo’s action “coup d’etat” in a televised press conference, and urged Vice President Dina Boluarte to assume the presidency.

Boluarte too criticized the move. “I reject Pedro Castillo’s decision to perpetrate the breakdown of the constitutional order with the closure of Congress,” Boluarte wrote on Twitter. “It is a coup that aggravates the political and institutional crisis that Peruvian society will have to overcome with strict adherence to the law.”
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>Adolf Hitler, the infamous Nazi leader, was known for his intense dedication to the Japanese anime series K-On! During his time in power in Germany, he was known to have a particularly strong obsession with the characters in the show, often arguing with his ally Benito Mussolini about who was the best 'waifu' - a Japanese slang term for a female character that is seen as an ideal partner.

<Hitler was known to have a particular fondness for the character Mio Akiyama, voicing his opinion that she was the best of the characters. He was often seen discussing the show with his advisors, and was known to spend hours watching episodes of the show. It is said that Hitler would become incredibly frustrated when discussions of the show turned to the controversial topic of which girl was the best 'waifu', leading to heated debates between him and Mussolini.

>One of his arguments got so heated that he started screaming and throwing things, and as a result, some of his advisors stopped talking about the show altogether.

<Hitler's obsession with K-On! was so strong that he even became known to draw sketches of the characters, which have since been circulated widely on the internet. One particularly popular example of this is a drawing of Mio Akiyama, which is often referred to as the 'Hitler sketch'.

how true is this
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/isg/ - /Internet Spectacle General/

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!

Some digital anthropology

Society of the Spectacle

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception

Simulacra and Simulation

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>no thread for the game awards at all
>kid gets to sneak in and say some funny shit, /pol/ tards claim responsibility

holy shit this board is so dead lmao
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Furry General 2.0

I love you guys lol
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Do we have any subreddits?

I know that r/genzezong is quarantined over “lack of fact checking” and r/latestagecapitalism is tangentially based, but do we have any leftypol related subreddits? A lot of anons shit on Reddit for no reason but it’s effectively a social media we can manipulate if we play it the right way.
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HoI4 + HoI4 modding thread

By Blood alone waiting room edition.


I didn't realise they also reworked the Far-Eastern Collapse.
If Kerensky fucks up the Manchu's still take over the West, Republicans run off to Transamur and Vladivostok and then either become one of two different flavours of authdem, Ukrops spawn in the north, but can either be SocDem or Banderites who are now properly set to reactionary.
Harbin proper gets to keep some of the south now, Its either led by Gastev who calms down his autism a bit and becomes PopSoc

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Why are ancaps like this.

I've read some Hoppe recently on his views about how racial discrimination on the level of individual or associational basis is consistent with libertarian principles (i.e the right to not associate) but then he went on this bizzare tangent about how discrimination is not only allowed, but necessary to prevent "uyghurs from destroying civilization like in Rome or Greece"
I find this extremely absurd and authoritarian. For starters, why should an ancap cares about civilization (which is basically a statist construction created to harmonize the different interest and ethnic groups within the country by inventing a new cosmopolitan identity) but also he tried to infuse his personal biases and ideas into the conversation(third world immigration bad)and equate it with freedom and anyone who disagrees on him with this are communists/homosexuals/ bums and inferiors.

This is what i notice with right libertarians in general. They very frequently go from 'freedom is the right to own property' into 'freedom is doing whatever i wanted'. Freedom ceased to be the ability of man to express his inner contradictions unbound by intrapersonal forces and instead a retvrn (or, if you're an NRX an acceleration) into a set of static norms that the speaker parades as the "correct" way to live, be it homogenous traditionalism under Hoppe or liquid high autism score urbanism under Land. It becomes something very Hegelian and authoritarian rather than actually libertarian
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post feet
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Party chinlets planning raid or something
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What are your opinions on the idea of decolonization? I've been digging into this a little bit as it regards Native American tribes and it looks like there is no consensus among proponents of this stuff. A lot of academics talk about "decolonizing spaces" or "decolonizing the canon," which is mostly just fuzzy liberal shit with little practical effect, but there is also the "decolonization is not a metaphor" crowd, which gets into land back territory.

Now the land back stuff is interesting. I don’t know about the history of this but the recent history is pretty interesting. It looks like the phrase "Land Back" started as a hashtag which gained some traction before being sort of coopted by an org called the NDN Collective. This NDN Collective has received $50 million in grants from the Bush Foundation, along with another $12 million from the Jeff Bezos Earth Fund and a (from what I could find) undisclosed amount from Bezos’ ex-wife Mackenzie Scott.

The NDN Collective advocates for the return of Native territory obtained through broken treaties, focusing particular attention on the Black Hills in South Dakota, where Mt. Rushmore is located. Multiple members, including their president, have been arrested for protest stunts. They also plan to open an independent school for Native students.

But Land Back, followed to its logical conclusions, would seem to call for the displacement of all non-native occupants of North America, or at least a race-based supremacy of Native peoples. And Porky seems very interested in using this to muddy the waters in some way.

However, as I said, there seems to be no real consensus on this stuff, and I don’t doubt that many who support decolonization efforts of some kind or another have correctly intuited that decolonization would actually involve the overthrow of capitalism, not just the yeeting of white people. But it seems like there is a concerted effort to keep this stuff in the realm of either the patently ridiculous or purely abstracted.
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It's really surreal to see use of the swastika in the western world distinct/prior to its appropriation by nationalist movements.

Even some formations of the Red Army wore them, and it was explicitly prohibited by a warning in 1922.
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Is "Multipolarism" Russian Glowshit?

I know I'll get inevitable get flamed for this, but I'm not saying that Russia bad or that we should ever side with NATO or any social chauvinist radlib shit like that. However, the ideology of "multipolarism" seems to be in contradiction to what's actually happening and is largely in the service of the geopolitical interests of one country in particular. What actually seems to be happening is not that there are multiple "poles" forming; regional powers directly competing with the global hegemonic power of the United States, but more an anti-hegemonic league of nations loosely aligned around the desire to resist American influence. What nations are actively trying to be "poles"? China? India? Brazil? South Africa? Iran? I guess you could argue that they all exhibit their own sort of international influence, but none of them are really presenting themselves as new "poles" of global power that stand in singular opposition to American global power or each other. It's really only Russia trying to position itself this way. At times, it comes across as a ham-fisted attempt at reviving Soviet internationalism without embracing communism again, replacing socialist internationalism with Duginoid schizoposting about Eurasianism and Atlanticism or whatever.

Every socialist should be opposed to the United States and NATO, and to that extent, those nations that are opposed to the United States and NATO could be viewed as the "good guys" to some extent, and we should all be exited for a "post-American" world order, but I don't know why you'd cheerlead any particular world order other than, obviously, global communism. Especially if that world order is essentially a return to pre-WWII great power competition. I could think of a few outcomes that are preferable to that even without a global socialist revolution, such as the counter-hegemonic countries remaining largely autonomous equals operating as a single political bloc against NATO, rather than forming around "pole" countries.

The whole thing comes across as trying to convince people that global liberation from imperialism isn't just in the destruction of US-NATO hegemony, but somehow requires the re-formation of the Russian Empire.
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World Cup Thread

Discuss games, who is going to win, who you are supporting.

Or, post stuff about Qatari slaves

Is it right to oppose the Qatari world cup, when European countries have hosted it, and the US will host it, who are by all measures, worse than Qatar, and are also part of the imperial matrix which Qatar is part of. Why should we see it as extra terrible, it is merely the world cup showing its true face. Is Qatar is the Trump of the world cup?
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/black metal/ general

post the best , trve kvlt black metal you listen to. no posers allowed
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>sneaks up on stage of the game awards
>waits for the winner of the award to finish his speech
>"I want to dedicate this award to my reformed Orthodox Rabbi Bill Clinton"
>was apparently on infowars and is a groyper

burgerstani bros…
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i been using an ai website and it made a funny
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What do you think of Christianity?
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whats the best ending for disco elysium?

i think lefty harry with cuno, if you see that idle animations with cuno they seem to be bonding, also cuno deserves a second shot at life, what do you think friends?
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/BMG/ Black Metal General

First try edition

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/Burgerpunk/ III

Third Burgerpunk thread. Last one reached bump limit.

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🗽United States Politics🦅

Absolute State of America Edition

Thread for the hellish discussion related to the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the Earth.


State mandated propaganda livestreams:
CNN: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/cnn-news-usa.html
MSNBC: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/msnbc.html
FOX: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/fox-news-channel.html
Bloomberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp8PhLsUcFEegalitarianism
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Fuck, marry, kill.
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Can we discuss these damn things? They are the fundamental, basic units of advanced capitalism.

Any person with a fraction of sentience has reacted with unease at least once in life at the near ubiquitous sight of streams of people staring blankly at their phones, utterly oblivious and disconnected to the world around them and enthralled by mechanisms of conditioning built into the apps that draw their attention.

It is evident how total and comprehensive the techno-capitalist’s commodification of the entire “enphoned” human life is, how utterly billions of people have been chained to a single object controlled by the capitalist overlord.

I am particularly interested in the analysis of smartphones with respect to theorist Byung-Chul Han’s thesis of burnout society particularly his observations about excess positivity/hyperstimulation and “auto-exploitation.” I will now summarize these two theses.

Han proposes that contemporary first-world software-centric capitalism has evolved how it exploits labor and disenfranchises the proletariat using the new advanced tools at its disposal . Particularly, although certainly not exclusively, how it exploits certain white collar workers, “temporarily embarrassed millionaires” with aspirations of social mobility and entrepreneurial success. This class segment tends to be the low ranking foot soldiers of the tech industry.

In an effort to appeal to these aspirations, the capitalist system pushes a culture of excess positivity that results in self-exploitation. Rather than cracking the whip and threatening doom if productivity is not kept up, the capitalist system now attempts to make people believe overwork is in their own benefit. (Elon Musk being a particularly blaring example of this treachery.) Excess positivity means constant production, stimulation, energy, enhancement, activity, optimism; and it necessitates the elimination of negative spaces of repose, relaxation, contemplation, regeneration. The resulting culture of hyperactivity invariably leads to crashes and burnout.

Smartphones are a component in this design. People are anxious not to check their phones almost constantly, because they fear that if they are away from it, their entire world will collapse. They are roped into captological entrapments, and force-fed an endless stream of consumptive simulations like ducks being prepared for foie gras .

Smartphones are really dumbphones because they make people stupider by fragmenting their attention and scattering their ability to reflect and focus.

Despite the enhancement and extensions smartphones give us by expanding what one can do and the situations one can navigate and resources one can access, they also diminish and ensnare. They are the pivotal node-links in the chain of profit-driven exploration.

Still I could never see life without them now that I have tasted this forbidden fruit. They are too useful to do without despite how much they have utterly dominated human behavior to the point it is pathetic.

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Post any genre good metal songs.
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What is your opinion about 3d pornography?
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Just a reminder that Brazil is on another league, and it's going to demolish your country in the world cup. Our team can do majestic acrobatics and shit, while your team can do nothing but watch in awe, because they can't keep up. Brazil is gonna clap your team's asscheeks, it's gonna clap your team's facecheeks, it's gonna be too extreme for pornhub, maybe even for liveleak, so it's probably not even gonna be aired. And this is a good thing, because you don't deserve to watch out team playing, you're not worthy.
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Turns out this soy guy guys was actually some evangelical guy
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Will /leftypol/ put on the mask

Will you?
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Why is China so fucking based? I just got done finishing the new book recently dropped by Based Comrade Xi Jinping, The Governance of China IV, which explains the latest in development and applications of Marxist-Leninist theory in the expertly analyzed conditions of China and its relations to the world at large, and I am simply awestruck at the depth of intellect and understanding of the present Chinese situation that Xi presents speech after speech. Utilizing the genius of the teachings presented by their awe-inspiring development, they maintain their progression with the highest levels of materialist comprehension, mass-based support, Party discipline, and thorough democracy at all levels. How is it possible that China is so based? It feels like an impossible reality, as if any day now I will wake up from what was always too good to reflect the truth. Instead, I consistently wake up knowing that the glorious People's Republic of China has made yet more progress in its march towards socialism, has spent yet another day furthering its cause as the greatest proponent of human rights ever seen across the world, has spent another day building up its productive forces to further and further heights, has provided economic prosperity and educational opportunity in a more and more comprehensive manner, has continued to innovate unstoppably, has continued its beautiful socialist cultural development, has progressed further in its lifting of the third world and its mission of internationalism, has pushed the organization of human society to yet further limits. Its such an incredible, almost unbelievable reality that I utterly wrapped in all-encompassing debt to. I just fucking love the People's Republic of China and its path, and I fucking love President Xi Jinping.
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#BackTheBlue edition

OP pic: https://metro.co.uk/2022/11/14/police-force-investigated-for-misogyny-and-racism-after-whatsapp-group-exposed-17753542/

>Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce an extra two year freeze on the lifetime allowance on pension savings in the Autumn Statement this week.

>Allies of the former Labour leader have signalled he will run for the seat regardless of whether he gets the whip restored. One said locals in his north London seat respected him for his constituency work.
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Weight loss

The benefits of being at your target weight are too many to list, and the converse is also true, the detrimental effects of being overweight, from neurological, to psychological, and from physiological to physical are just too many to list.

That said, it is really hard for most of us to lose weight. There's no "one size fits all" diet, and dieting doesn't exist in a vacuum. Our mood, our employment (or lack thereof), our geographical location eg food deserts, our cooking skills, our insecurities, culture, advertisements, and way more are all related to each other, but in particular the problem of being overweight. A one size fits all solution for individuals is practically impossible and nonsensical. But that doesn't mean that there are strategies and mitigations we can share to build whatever works for us individually.

Which brings us to the question:

What are some good strategies to lose weight?
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The establishment of socialism requires the development of productive forces, meaning industrialization. It is industrialization that eliminates the agrarian pre-capitalist mode of production and creates the the class conflict between the emergent bourgeoisie and proletariat. But the world develops asymmetrically. The development of the productive forces happens at different rates from region to region. This was true even in antiquity. Some regions experienced the beginning of their bronze age centuries before other regions. The global south hasn't been able to develop their productive forces however because the imperial core has deliberately stagnated their development. Liberalism used to develop the imperial periphery through the process of imperialism. Gunboat diplomacy for example forced open the markets of Japan in the 1800s and caused that region to rapidly industrialize. However, in the 20th century, a new financial order developed whereby the imperial periphery had its development deliberately arrested by the imperial core bourgeoisie. Rather than being allowed to industrialize on the national level, both socialist leaders and nationalist bourgeois leaders were overthrown with coups. Markets in the imperial periphery could not nationalize. Economies could not develop. These imperial periphery countries were often forced to take out huge loans, give up their resource deposits to foreign capital, and be used over and over as raw resource exporters, and importers of finished goods. Instead of developing a nationalist bourgeoisie, as was the case when the imperial core first became capitalist, they instead developed a comprador bourgeoisie, who serve the imperial core first and foremost. because they weren't able to industrialize properly, these countries are anemic, and cannot properly act out the contradictions of capitalism which would lead to socialist revolution. The death of US hegemony means the emergence of a multipolar world where the imperial periphery is no longer restricted in its development. It does not mean the end of capitalism, nor is it a solution to all problems.

Do you disagree?
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What happened with slavlandia

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Power Metal thread

I fucking love Blind Guardian, I've been neglecting all their albums other than the first 2 for the past 5 or so years, only recently did I begin to appreciate Tales from the Twilight World and Somewhere Far Beyond, they're such wonderful and epic albums
I regret not giving this song a listen years ago. This one, and Lost in the Twilight Hall.

So what's your favorite band? Favorite album?
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is Christmas socialist?
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.

Original threads:
leftypol.org archives:
bunekrchan.xyz archives:
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Vatican II

Honest question: if the Vatican II council was truly a product of communist infiltration (as tradcaths love to claim) how the FUCK did it fly under the radar of the CIA?

In the 1960s the CIA was overthrowuyghovernments around the world, manipulating leftist movements, engaging in mass disinformation campaigns, and so on. If they got word the biggest and most powerful religious institution in the world was infiltrated by communist agents who were pushing all sorts of reforms in the Church, why did they do nothing about it? Or if they did, why do we have no record of it?

Not to mention, how did all the alleged commie priests in the US fly under the radar of the FBI during McCarthyism?
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Talk about job/career advice and other related stuff from a leftist perspective. EX: How to get a job, promotion, skill, switch companies, resume, life hacks, etc.
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If you have stopped masking, you are anti-science and inherently a liberal. Every closet-lib/fasc I know has stopped masking while the real ones are still masking. Makes sense tbh.
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/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
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What are good youtube channels about Marxism?

It is hard for me to read theory and I prefer watching videos. What are some good channels to learn?

I liked Richard Wolff videos so far, looking for some more tips.
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antifascist tips

This is a thread for sharing tactics for dealing with facists in our current society. Post your tips and tricks for fighting fascists here, even if it as something as simply as trolling/fucking with fascists it is still welcome.
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I miss accessing the soyjak website, don't you leftards?
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Royal Colony 6.0

King Charles III edition
By the invitation of Alunya & dogs.
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Is there a point to talking about, reading, or really spending any amount of time on politics knowing that 95% of the world disagrees with us?

We will never win an election in a first world country. Which leaves waiting for a "worldwide collapse" which socialists have been saying is coming for a hundred years now. No one explaining why during the "worldwide collapse" the 95% of liberals who disagreed with us before won't just take power and implement some other form of liberalism.

Which leaves "Some third world country will become Communist and save us" forgetting that every time this happened in the past the US (along with neighboring capitalist countries) successfully overthrew or the caused of collapse of the country making it much worse off. No one explaining why some tiny Indian community of 15,000 people potentially going communist who will eventually end up getting overthrown is going to help someone in the first world who speaks English or the millions of Vietnamese slave labor making our goods.

What is the point of even wasting our short time on this earth on politics? Just spend your days finding happiness and beauty and forget about what is happening outside of your life. And don't say something like "oh just unionize on a local level or start a community garden" or some dumb shit because that's literally a drop in the bucket. Doesn't' stop the billions of people being exploited because you wasted precious hours and hours of your life unionizing some local artisan cafe of 6 guys who now have 2 sick days off and a $4 pay increase.
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>russians unironically listen to this
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bump while taking a dump
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the question of why religious people believe in God has never confused me. I can see tons of reasons why a person would want to believe in God.

What confuses me about religious people is: Why do they believe God cares whether people believe or worship?

Like, if I created a simulation, I would observe it from time to time, but I wouldn't care whether the people in the simulation become aware of me, and certainly wouldn't demand that they worship me. So why do religious people think God is this way? Why do so many religious people believe God is a jealous deity who demands ritual, worship, and belief?

I think an important question to ask yourself is this: Do you demand to be worshiped? If you do not demand to be worshiped (most people do not), and God created you in his image, then why would God demand to be worshiped? I think humans merely say that god demands to be worshiped because it's a good way to spread their belief system, not because God would actually be like this.
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>Be a japanese fashoid
>Angry that your right wing (((nationalist))) politicians are in bed with a right wing (((anti-communist))) korean schizo cult
>Avenge the motherland by trying to burn unrelated korean schoolchildren

Right wingers are physically RETARDED. Instead of turning against the (right wing) LDP political class that started this whole nonsense he decided to attack random korean kids.

This incident eerily reminds us of the far right in America. Who, for all their bustering about opposing (((our greatest friend))) keeps voting
for pro-israeli right wing politicians (because deep down they hated uyghas and spics more than jews) while occassionally terrorize random american jews who have nothing to do with Israel
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French Thread: Édition Totalitaire et Fière

"Tout est permis, mais rien n'est possible."

Pour tous ceux qui désirent la théorie d'un Clouscard et la passion d'un Marchais mais se heurtent au desert le plus hallucinant du moment politique présent.
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Monsters Official Thread

Humans fuck off
this is monsters territory.
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My friends don't understand Max Stirner

>talking to my friends today
>talking about how stealing isn't morally wrong and referencing Stirner talking about the unique individual and stuff
>they say i sound like I "listen to Andrew tate(brainlet "influencer" who all the zoomers know about) 24/7"
Its over for me. Nobody is on my intellectual level and they can only see the world through very limited lenses. I'm sick of it.
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If humanity suddenly disappeared and some concept/thing also stopped existing, then it's a social construct.

Simple as.
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Hey commies, here's one you'll love. What do you call a bunch of fascists in a mineshaft?
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Do you ever feel awkward?
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ramen is just overrated weeaboo spaghetti
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Distribution of wealth

The world has surpassed 8 billion people last month, with the global GDP just over.1 trillion US$ and an estimated GDP per capita of $13,400.
How shall we distribute the world's wealth?
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>yfw you're filthy cinephile scum, you like anime and some of your favorite directors are anime directors but you also acknowledge there's a lot of bad anime and how obnoxious otaku culture can be, and all your weeb friends think all japanese movies and culture are like the incredibly santized view of the world that 90% of anime presents

how do I get weebs to broaden their horizons and watch like, a single kurosawa or nagisa oshima movie, let alone somebody like tsukamoto or miike? Japanese cinema when you dig deep is as rich as french or 70s hollywood stuff, but people in the anglosphere only know the kind of stuff that funko pop collectors watch
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post the banger quotes. does talk matter? of course not. But it's all we do on here, anyway. might as well know the banger quotes.

>inb4 trotsky "my poor dick"
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A thread for my favorite kind of music. Chill RnB, Soft Rock, Jazz.

You are now entering the chill zone. Spacey sounds, slow BPMs, beautiful voices and harmonies will bless you.
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Wanted to stop derailing the USApol thread.

This is a thread for Christians to explain to the rest of the stuff which parts of the bible are real and which parts are bullshit and why believing in any form of Christianity isn't a form of schizoism.
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/SEA/ - Southeast Asia and Oceania General

7th Edition: Bolehland GE15!SEA edition.

Discuss anything on Southeast Asian politics. Elections, open orgs, People that should be dead for different reasons running in Malaysia's elections or just random shit. There are still dozens of us… hopefully! South Asia and Oceania posters can come in to discuss their regional politics too!

Matrix room: https://matrix.to/#/#!YeYeuZuLSYkegWssey:matrix.org

Last threads:
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Diverse Phenotypes Porn

This is meant to put the BBC thread to a rest, because it's too much of a /pol/ack thing to have here. There are other reasons to appreciate people of varying phenotypes having sex with each other, without playing into and re-enforcing racialized fetishization. Of course you are still free to post fellas with a phenotype associated with a sub-Saharan African heritage together with phat ass girls who have a phenotype associated with a European heritage.
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România and Bulgaria left behind in a act of favouritism

Yesterday on the 8 of December 2022 the EU voted to allow Croatia into the Shegen area . But not Romania and Bulgaria 2 country’s that waited since 2007 . The Veto cam from Austria ho sayed that we , Romanians “Are not on the rigth path yet “ AFTER WE SOLED OUR SOUL TO THE AUSTRIANS !

Us and our Turkic brother’s in the south need to wait a anthore decade now …..
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==100 years ago, a week ago on November 29th, 1922 Renzo Novatore was killed in an ambush by carabinieri near Genoa, Italy.
Say something nice about him.==

<The anarchist individualist is in the Social Revolution, not as a demagogue, but as a inciting element, not as an apostle, but as a living, effective, destructive force…

<All past revolutions were in the end, bourgeois and conservative. That which flashes on the red horizon of our magnificently tragic time will have for its aim the fierce socialist humanism. We, anarchist individualists, will enter into the revolution for an exclusive need of our own to set fire to and incite spirits. To make sure that, as Stirner says, it is not a new revolution that approaches, but rather an immense, proud, reckless, shameless, conscienceless crime that rumbles with the lightning on the horizon, and beneath which the sky, swollen with foreboding, grows dark and silent. And Ibsen: “There’s only one revolution I recognize – that was truly, thoroughly radical – … I’m referring to the ancient Flood! That one alone was truly serious. But even then the devil lost his due: you know Noah took up the dictatorship. Let’s make this revolution again, but more thoroughly. It requires real men as well as orators. So you bring on the roaring waters, I’ll supply the powder keg to blow up the ark.”

<Now since dictatorship will be – alas! – inevitable in the somber global revolution that sends its bleak glow from the east over our black cowardice, the ultimate task of we anarchist individualists will be that of blowing up the final ark with bomb explosions and the final dictator with Browning shots. The new society established, we will return to its margins to live our lives dangerously as noble criminals and audacious sinners! Because the anarchist individualist still means eternal renewal, in the field of art, thought and action.

Anarchist individualism still means eternal revolt against eternal sorrow, the eternal search for new springs of life, joy and beauty. And we will still be such in Anarchy.
inb4 gb2/dead/
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>The majority of your socialist party votes in favor of war with Russia and France
>Abstain from the vote because you don't want to split the party
>Adhere to the principle of Democratic Centralism and keep the vote totals secret for years
>Become horrified by the war, work dutifully with Bernstein and other centrists to try and broker peace
>Get slandered by generations of Trotskyists for "supporting World War I"

Why'd it have to be this way, bros?
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good night /siberia/, tomorrow is gonna be pretty stressful and i'm tired from a whole day of comoooooting and listening to lectures so i'm going to sleep early. i hope i can sleep for at least 7 hours. anyways night
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i do not care for antisemitism
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The Black Book of capitalism Beta edition

After three months of labor, I present you the current state of the translation project of the french Black Book of Capitalism from 1998.

The raw traduction is completed, the work is in the process of being proofread to enhance the general english level. So far two benevolent English speakers manifested their interest in this endeavour, one of them already corrected the Foreword and Introduction.

Gitea of the Black Book of Communism: https://git.leftypol.org/latexanon/bboc
If you download the whole deposit and run it trough a Tex editor, a whole book appears! Credits to LaTex Anon for this magic

This thread will be used as a hub to update the progressively the book with the proofreader's input, but also to sketch the specification of an enhanced edition of the BBOC, as well as gathering material in this regard, because after a few more decades of neoliberalism, some updates would be welcome. Furthermore as some people remarked, the book is far from exhaustive.
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[♫Sanford and Son theme♫]
Oh gosh. You know, I'm not much on speeches, but, it's so gratifying to leave you wallowing in the mess you've made. You're screwed. Thank you. Bye
[♫Sanford and Son theme♫]
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sports is legalized nationalism
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Reading General

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

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.

Don't forget to check out >>>/edu/ for more reading and discussion!

Common Right Wing Talking Points Debunks

Check out the /edu/ thread at

Also see the relevant leftybooru tag
Add topics into the tag list to further narrow down your search!

Introduction to Marxism Reading List - Thanks to the /read/ matrix room (https://app.element.io/#/group/+leftyread:matrix.org)

Absolute Beginners Tier:

'Principles of Communism' by Friedrich Engels

'Three Source and Three Component Parts of Marxism' by V.I. Lenin

Not a book but Halim Alrah's youtube channel is good for the absolutely basics of Marxism but obviously not a replacement for reading

Marx and Engels Reading List

Tier 1:

'Manifesto of the Communist Party'

'Critique of the Gotha Programme'

'Socialism: Utopian and Scientific'

Tier 2:

'Wage Labour and Capital'

'Value, Price and Profit'

'Theses on Feuerback'

By this point you should have a good understanding of the basics of Marxism and are ready to branch out to other theorists and also read Capital.

Tier 3:

'Capital vol.1'

Lenin Reading List - By Moo (aka Zizekposter)

Lenin Essentials:

'State and Revolution'

'“Left-Wing” Communism: an Infantile Disorder'

'Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism'

Petit Bourgeois Philistine Tier:

'What is to be done'

'The Proletarian Revolution and Renegade Kautsky'

'Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution'

ADHD Tier:

'Socialism and Religion'

'Zizek's Introduction to Revolution at the Gates'

'Revolutionary Adventurism'

MLM Reading List


Why MLM?

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Basic Course

'Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain'


'On Practice & Contradiction'

'On Guerrilla Warfare'

'On Protracted War'


'Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village'

'Red Star Over China' - Edgar Snow

'The Unknown Cultural Revolution' - Dongpin Han


Interview With Chairman Gonzalo

General line of the PCP

'Shining Path: Terror and Revolution in Peru' - Simon Strong


Operation “Green Hunt” in India

Eight Historic Documents (AZAD)

'Urban Perspective'


Araling Aktibista - Activist Study ARAK

'Stand for Socialism Against Modern Revisionism'

'Philippine Society and Revolution'
https://bannedthought.net/Philippines/CPP/1970s PhilippineSocietyAndRevolution-4ed.pdf

Political Economy:

'Rethinking Socialism' – Deng-yuan Hsu & Pao-yu Ching

'China: A Modern Social-Imperialist Power' - CPI(Maoist)

'Maoist Economics & the Revolutionary Road to Communism' - The Shanghai Textbook

Leftcom Reading Lists

r/marxism101's reading list:

r/bruhinternational's reading list:


'The Democratic Principle'

'Proletarian Dictatorship and Class Party'

'The Spirit of Horsepower'

'Report on Fascism'


'The Lyons Theses'

'Theory and Action in Marxist Doctrine'

'Dialogue with Stalin'


'World Revolution and Communist Tactics'

'Party and Class'

Herman Gorter:

'Open Letter to Comrade Lenin'

'The World Revolution'

Bookchin Reading Lists - based off of posts by Gorm1918 (pbuh)

'The Next Revolution'

'Urbanization Without Cities'

'The 3rd Revolution'

'The Ecology of Freedom'

Links to Resources and Libraries:

More Marx and Engels:


Other Selected Marxists:

Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres:

Many important books can be found on libgen:

Libcom has some good books/documents:

Other links:

Various assortment of historical and biographical works:

The Leftist Bookshelf (4.16 GB, 600+ files)
This was originally a torrent but I can't find the link anymore. Its description was: "640 eBooks, mostly in PDF format (a bunch are CHM, DJVU or ePUB), from a revolutionary Leftist viewpoint. The main subjects are politics and philosophy, history, economics, and much much more."

Political Theory (MLM) (2.64 GB, 550+ files)
I found this on reddit years ago (circa 2016) Don't really remember who made it or where it came from, but this is a reading course (politics, philosophy, economics, etc) focused on Maoism. Has many books and articles on the USSR, PRC, Stalin, Mao, etc.

The Anarchist Library (669 MB, 4000+ files)
This is a complete mirror of the anarchist library with pdfs and epubs

Little Bunker of Marxism-Leninism (680 MB, 100+ files)
Unfinished project focused on M-L with more than 100 books on several topics like history, economics, politics, etc. Lots of stuff on the USSR.

Historical Materialism series (330 MB, 100+ files)
A pdf archive of over 100 books from the Historical Materialism book series. I got this from thecharnelhouse.org years ago and the website had released many marxist books from other publishers but unfortunately it's been taken down.

/leftypol/ with a slash of liberty (239 MB, 100+ files)
I didn't make this, just reuploading it. This is a classic /leftypol/ link, marxist stuff mixed with anarchism.

Marx & Engels Collected Works (900+ MB, 50 files)
The official, complete works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels organized in 50 volumes and 3 categories.
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/jp/ , Otaku and weeb thread.

This thread is to talk about things on Japanese culture, and the good and bad of it
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best/leftist videogame youtubers/content creators

what do ya'll watch on youtube? and which do you consider leftist-ish?

i personally can't get enough of


<probably more of a libertarian but has given a couple more jabs at capitalism lately
<keeps his politics to himself but a lot of people agree is more left leaning
>Scott the Woz
<definitively a consoomer but even if unintentionally can be critical of capitalism at times
>Angry Videogame Nerd
<not likely leftist but it's always a classic
<not a leftist either but funny as hell
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What are some essential "tankie" books. Planning on making a chart based on creditability, politics and that of readability. For starters Blackshirts and reds is a must read then probably some actual accounts of the Soviet Union, Human rights in the Soviet Union and the of Soviet Democracy.
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Theme check. Are you based or cucked?
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>satan made me coom again
What's his fucking problem, Christbros? Why does the devil get so hot seeing furries getting inflated and turned into balloons?
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Hilo latinoamericano 5.0

Anything related to Latinamerica, let's unite in discussion while the CIA-funded military hasn't decide to torture us to death for the time being. Feel free to speak engl*sh. Stop voting, gringos.

Para luego buscarlo en el catálogo:
Latinoamérica, Latin America, LATAM, /lat/, latinoamérica, latino américa, hispanoamerica, /ñ/

Cómo traemos a más hispanohablantes aquí?
Inviten a gente de izquierda de facebook, instagram, twitter, MSN, fotolog, whatsapp, etc.

Hilo anterior: >>1080162
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the missionary question

are missionaries proles, or petit bourgeois?