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shouldn't mods delete/move the religion bashing threads on /leftypol/ right now. they pretty clearly are just atheists wanking off to shitting on religion and it pretty clearly breaks the idpol rule.
>OP is just butthurt his religion is getting shat on
im not religious
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Dutch Happening


>The #Netherlands is deploying armored vehicles against farmers who plan to blockade the country's airports, ports and distribution centers on Monday. Army trucks may also be mobilized.

What is happening my spliff enjoying friends?
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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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/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!
Society of the Spectacle

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
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Der Suburban "aktion"

>The fliers, from the New England Nationalist Social Club, are typically thrown onto the street in random suburban neighborhoods.
At this point the memes just make themselves. Literal suburban /pol/jak Nazi "club" lol.
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rats can swim

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I'm turning anti-theist

>Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness, and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions… The West saw itself as a spiritual adventure. It is in the name of the spirit, in the name of the spirit of Europe, that Europe has made her encroachments, that she has justified her crimes and legitimized the slavery in which she holds the four-fifths of humanity. Yes, the European spirit has strange roots. All European thought has unfolded in places which were increasingly more deserted and more encircled by precipices; and thus it was that the custom grew up in those places of very seldom meeting man. A permanent dialogue with oneself and an increasingly obscene narcissism never ceased to prepare the way for a half delirious state, where intellectual work became suffering and the reality was not at all that of a living man, working and creating himself, but rather words, different combinations of words, and the tensions springing from the meanings contained in words. Yet some Europeans were found to urge the European workers to shatter this narcissism and to break with this unreality. But in general, the workers of Europe have not replied to these calls; for the workers believe, too, that they are part of the prodigious adventure of the European spirit… So, comrades, let us not pay tribute to Europe by creating states, institutions, and societies which draw their inspiration from her. Humanity is waiting for something from us other than such an imitation, which would be almost an obscene caricature.
<t. Franz Fanon "Wretched of the Earth"

I'm developing a seething, maoist red guard level hatred of religion and esp. christianity. I used to think live and let live but the more I learn about the role of schizoid right wing christianity in burger and global politics the more and more I can see the point of why the bolsheviks and even anarchists in spain were anti religion and anti clerical. I can't begin to comprehend why many members of my age group (30s) are turning """christian""" or at least christian-larper.

Theres a bizarre disconnect on the decolonial left about religion, particularly christianity. christianity is the mind virus, the means by which colonizers replaced indigenous cultures with their own. There can be no decolonization without dechristianization, without erasing the mind virus, as the missionary was just as much an agent of empire as the soldier, slavery, mercenary, trader, or bureaucrat. From the spanish empire to king leopolds belgium, to the american south, Christianity was used as a justification for slavery, conquest, theft, and brutal mass murder. People who's ancestors were tortured into conversion now turn around and mindlessly parrot this bullshit. Christianity is the greatest justification and ideological cover for evil Europe ever invented, and it worked so fucking well it was replicated on every continent.

There is absolutely ZERO reason anyone should be christian and absolutely ZERO reason for anyone to worship yahweh, that god is not the god of your ancestors he is the god of their hated enemies. it is, unironically CUCKED to the MAX for people, esp. non europeans to be christian. The only people who can reasonably say their ancestors worshipped that god are ethnic jews and even most of those have turned secular anyway which is good.
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Marxism and eugenics

Were there any examples of support for eugenics in Marxist theorists and Marxist countries? I know it was all the rage with Fabian socialists but surely pre WW2 there had to be some pro eugenics current within Marxism. pic unrelated
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/leftybritpol/ - RMT Edition

Everybody's mad about trains rights

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Been bingeing a few of these. Most are extremely low effort, and it's overall a bit of a forced subgenre, but some stuff can be genuinely spooky.
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Do you accept there is fucked up people in society? Or did he do this cause capitalism?


Mycah Moore, 19, faces charges of arson, battery and kidnapping, records showed Saturday. Officers said they were sent Wednesday to an apartment near Vegas Valley and Rancho drives for a report of a fire.

A witness said Moore had refused to let her leave the apartment and that she had been unable to leave for three days, police reported. The witness also told police Moore had lit some clothes on fire, police said.

When officers entered the apartment, they noticed "several broken doors, windows [and] plates" and said, "the place was covered In human feces." Moore was being held on $25,000 bail. He was due in court next week.
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Favourite Ever Song

Post your favourite ever song, i think mine is this
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Wow, the godess looks like a supermodel? How original. Very imaginative! I love creativity.
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are generation delta schizophrenic?

are generation delta schizophrenic?

all their memes are like this
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How can I learn to identify trees? I searched and the professionals use all kinds of flowcharts for it, do I need to memorize them or is there an easier way?
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>Bezos net worth:
<135.3 billion USD

>Number of seconds Bezos has been alive:

<1.82 billion

damn imagine being SO SMART and working SO HARD that you have 75 dollars for every single second you have been alive. communists just don't understand the value of hard work! They just don't understand the market. Jeff Bezos's great great great great great great grandkids deserve to grow up rich because jeff bezos was the only person smart enough to come up with "what if books, but online"
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Americans(black and white, right and left wing) are retarded when i comes to race, both in how they talk about it and how they categorize it, now because of american cultural domination of the world this moronic rhetoric that doesn't even work for america, is spreading to nations where it just sounds so fucking awful that literally no one outside upper class bubble understand what's being said
here's an example, so you know how some mostly woke women will try to use "cis straight white men" as some sort of insult in the west, well some wokies in my country tried to use "Sunni Punjabi Male" as they are the ethnic majority in my country but it doesn't work at all cause the vast majority of them are illiterate peasant farmers
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How would you respond to this?

"Oh, so having your assets seized by the state is bad now? How hypocritical of these so-called "communists."

Unironically, how do communists (maybe more accurately, Marxist-Leninists) respond to the argument that their defense of free speech in situations like this is hypocritical? Outside of some empty gesture of democratic centralism allowing for dissent, in ML nations free speech isn’t really a thing. And even in America, PSL, one of the largest American left-wing organizations, explicitly states modifying the 1st amendment to ban promoting capitalism (along with hate speech). So how does a communist defend the idea of being protected by the right to free speech? Is it just taking advantage of liberal bourgeoisie kindness?
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Should I fast or build more muscle?
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>complaining about "reddit spacing"
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I just found out that Elizabeth Olsen unironically listens to Redscare and I don't know how to process that.
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are nazbols real
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I see a lot of liberals talk about the importance of representation, be it more and better representation of women, black people, handicapped people, transexuals, etc.

What is the marxost belief regarding this viewpoint?
Is it just liberal symbolism?
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Summer 2022

Goddamn this season sucks. Nothing worth watching.
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>get book that literally lets you end capitalism worldwide at your desk
>200 IQ
>everyone loves you
>use it to kill lumpen instead
>build a cult of personality and isolate yourself
>pretend you are retarded and sacrifice family and friends
What did he mean by this?
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Is it over for me?
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Mommy and Daddy issues

It's okay, you can vent here.
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>Burn it like a total shroom talkin' 'bout dat mush shaker.
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Edicion Mafalda
Anything Latinoamérica related, let's unite in discussion while the CIA-funded military hasn't decide to torture us to death for the time being.
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Reminder that BLM is a black nationalist/hotep movement and incompatible with leftism
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Growing up

How do I become a proper adult that lives up to the expectations of neugene?
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Pre-Columbian general

ITT post information about the history and anthropology of the New World. A lot of new anthropological work has been done in this field in recent decades that has not yet entered public consciousness.
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I realized that religion is a tool for control.

Show anything wrong with the world and in no time some christian shows up ready to tell you that all everyone needs to do is it get right with jesus while posting schizo crap and shitting up the conversation.

Very simple distraction to fight the imaginary evils of some imaginary supernatural satan.
Very easy tool for distracting society from real problems and into wasting their time on jesus fagging.

However it gets better since religion is literally insanity. Literally nothing in religion makes sense.
Religion is whatever your pastor made up nothing more. Or more correctly what your pastor copy pasted from other pastors who copy pasted it from another pastor that made it all up.

This is what religion is nothing in it makes any sense whatsoever literally nothing Christians need to go in opposite to their own book to practice christieanity. And the comedy never ends. Because after you point this out they scream
<That is a wrong interpretation you must schizo interpret it like my pastor says.
And the christians fight the 100s of other christians who have another schizo made up christieanity.

I think the modern times are the perfect example. It is really astonishing how For anyone who remember 9/11 he remembers how christians universally hated on LGBT; now LGBT christieanity is the dominant christieanity.

To think that these clowns are not whatever some guy makes up in this decade is beyond comical, for the ones who remember the LARP of
<We have 2000 years of christian tradition

Yea bullshit every 120 years or so a new christieanity is made up and if you time traveled the old christians would kill you as a heretic.

Examples of this are so numerous it is not even funny. What is there left chose whatever schizo crap christian sect X pushes over schizo crap christian sect Z pushes ? The bible is impossible to interpret into any form of christieantiy that ever existed.

This becomes fact if you point out or simply start reading the bible to christians
<Reee this did not happen
<Reee this is not real
<Ree this is a metaphor

Literally 99% of the NT is like this. Try talking to a christian. It becomes comical what special cut out and navigated bible reading they need to not read the 99% bible parts where jesus is a schizo hobo. Because trust me the out of context quotes the christians give you are out of context. Try reading some chapters before and after that quote and see for yourself.

And if things get to hardcore christians simply make up a new bible who removes or changes what the old bible did have in it. It is all made up.

And their """interpretation"""" is schizo crap. You can not interpret the bible stories in the schizo way they want. No one can.

So what is left ? Some dominant sect and 100s of fringe sects ? Oh how it benefits the corporations to fund these schizos they disrupt any talk with their jesus shit.

And I think christieanity is worse then a lie it is brain rot, there is no way to read these bible parts in the way your local Christ schizo wants so you must literally become schizo yourself. It is the ultimate brain rot. And attack on facts since this is not how reading words is supposed to work you schizos.

What do others think of religion ? I find it to be a cancerous toxin and no progress can be made if it is tolerated anywhere.

I can post bible facts if you like that basically blow up christieanity.
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Royal Colony 5.0

By invitation of the Incans of leftypol,
Alunya's most beloved monarchist
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Poverty Guns

Are you poor as shit but still want to have a gun for protection or other purposes? Don't be unarmed, use this handy chart, and you too can be the proud owner of a firearm.
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Drop those PDF's or else
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a train 9

whythe fuck do you motherfuckers not tatlk about a train the best train economic city builder simulator
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Shit about modern RPGs I hate

The biggest fuckup out of all of them
<gearing the story towards the player
It’s called role playing for a reason, the world itself is the main character or at least should be in an rpg not the player, if you do that shit the world immediately feels static and uninteresting to explore in as a byproduct of fundamentally not understanding what “exploring a world you don’t know about” means

>over complicated progression systems

Yeah I said it and for a good reason, based off my experience and believe this with sincerity that the more convulted progression in an RPG is the less any of its progression components matter, this is obvious just by looking at the clusterfuck of progression in games like BDO, maple story, fallout 76 etc compared to games like diablo 2, wow classic and botw. Why do the three good games have good progression? Because their worlds are designed around them and what their traits do that’s why they impact how the player plays, you can get exceptions like Skyrim and new Vegas having these convulted systems but they work because their massive fucking worlds have enough content in them to justify their size
>no voice acting
Yeah I’m being a dick and I can understand that studios aren’t blowing dozens to hundreds of millions on voice acting the weeks worth of in game dialogue found in RPGs not just for things like quests and NPC conversations but shit like just random grunts you see on enemies but still it fucking kills the mood to see one random fully VAd cutscene followed by dozens of hours NPCs locked in place while text on a screen substitutes for actual speech, again Skyrim thankfully avoided this with almost fully voice acted NPCs
>small maps
This might seem contradictory considering how many open world maps have nothing in them but I mean with sincerity that the maps literally aren’t large enough. If you’ve played exile 3 or any other retro RPG you’ll notice the maps are far bigger than modern RPGs and the quests are also larger, this is because the lack of technical limitations can allow large maps but also saves a lot of time to create a lot of zone specific quests, structures and events that can’t be created with having maps the size of small towns, you can get away with relying solely on density like in RuneScape 2 also known as OSRS but inevitably that small ass size does catch up especially in single player RPGs

That’s about it, I don’t give a shit about modern RPGs being easy as shit or the monetization as I don’t think these games are necessarily harder or easier than the old ones nor do I think boosters and skins is any better than literally having to pay a monthly membership fee to not even own a game I like. See ya fags later
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Playing new Vegas again is pure pain

No it’s not the difficulty or RPG elements it’s how primitive the base game actually is

Don’t ADS
Don’t interact with NPCs
Why? Because the camera when you ADS literally pulls itself forward instead of exclusively shifting the way your arms positioned meaning if you have a modified FOV every time you try ADSing you’ll feel the camera either pulling you to close or to far from your target, for NPCs enjoy constantly watching this nauseating effect where the camera path finds itself to whoever the fuck is talking to you instead of making NPCs only intractable within a certain range, and that’s just the start of the bullshit

This games buggy as fuck, you get a fucking grenade launcher at the start, and if you shoot bottles or objects most of the time they’ll move just fine but not explode due to the shockwave or the explosion itself, neither does your in game character move at all or even has the camera shake to imply you hit yourself, movement feels clunky and guns feel like complete shit to use compared to any other game and at best tolerable when not ADSing, I found another bug where mutant enemies were spawning at the fucking tutorial level not even late in the tutorial just at the start purely due to a bug and it wasn’t just one but 3, another bug where shooting bottles didn’t cause them to explode but just load in a decal that didn’t even match up with the ammunition used, another bug where even if you were standing directly next to NPCs the camera would still pull itself to where it thinks it should be, another bug you get the point
Holy I need mods to patch this into being a stable game
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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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Oncoming major PR disasters of late 2022 and 2023

>mass exodus of fallout 76 players
Somewhere down the line the devs will release one bad update that fundamentally breaks everyone of the already buggy components of all our 76 causing major community backlash and mass reports from reviewers leaving the game barren in its already diminishing server count
<star field
The release of 2023s star field will set forward the true start of bethesdas collapse as gamers will experience an unfinished, highly buggy and poorly optimized new release assumed after many viewed its gameplay trailer that by the time it’s properly finished its development assuming bethesdas developers spend the necessary time on it most of the player base on day one will have long since left
>blizzard entertainment
The release of dragon flight and diablo 4 will prove to be the last confident releases the company will ever have as due to the lack of time both games have to properly finish development on top of the cluster of professional developers that have left the studio will leave both games content barren, buggy, badly monetized, badly optimized, poorly accessible, and generally mediocre at their strongest points to cause even more community backlash, and player exodus after diablo immortal
Modern warfare 2 will have a launch as disastrous as vanguards, the game will be infested with the same bugs and exploits seen in modern warfare 2 2019, gamers will leave early due to SBMM and ranked focused gameplay overtaking simpler casual queues making matches unnaturally sweaty discouraging experimental and varied play whom only whales will find enjoyment in while the game will undergoe the same process as mw19 and war zone with being over monetized

Oh and also the rape thing, loot box bans and other scandals emerging more frequently with the company
>EA and Ubisoft
most likely just shitty tweets causing backlash and that’s about it for them, they’re not active for anyone to give a shit about whatever they’re doing
Just like with starfield, mw2, dragon flight and diablo 4 the new sonic game is gonna set back segas primary franchise back by several years as the game is clearly unfinished just by watching the trailers, the emphasis on open world over linear gameplay ensures developers don’t have the time to polish the title, the game runs terribly on a general basis and based on demos and trailer footage has consistent lag spikes, and given that it’s releasing this year all confirm a bad unpolished, unfinished, unoptimized release that’ll cause several comparison videos to 2000s games, general slander of the beloved character once more.

Yeah I’m a cynical cunt but I’ve been watching this industry long enough to always be disappointing right
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2020 US protests dump

I have downloaded a bunch of images and videos
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Convince me that leftism is a good alternative to modern politics.

I won't try to debate you.

Why leftism is a good alternative to good old liberalism/conservatism?

I've genuinely had this question for some time now and really want to know why people would support leftist policy.

Give me all the information you can on why leftism can be a good ideology. Books, videos, images anything goes.
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Do your worst /siberia/ns.
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/brg/ -=Brasil-Brazil General=- /brg/

Sonic for President of Brazil Edition
Cause Brazil gotta go fast!
Feeling our beautiful country is too slow and it needs to accelerate? Tired of being ruled by the Centrão lead by Dr. Robotnik Sarney?
Vote for Sonic the Hedgehog and Brazil will go fast!
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Stallman thread

Last one got full
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/Ukraine/ Thread 10 - Bandera was... actually based?

Geopolitics General >>1004370

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev 'seriously ill' at 91

Cometh ye folks, cometh into the new age.
For previous threads, check >>>/leftypol_archive/

When will the whole Lugansk oblast will taken? Bet thread number below 🎰


>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted, they mostly parrot Ministry of Defence, these others may not be better, check their reporting first



Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for how military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine


📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash

📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast


https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)


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Figured the climate was serious enough to warrant it's own thread.


>BREAKING: new UN report warns of total societal collapse due to ecosystem destruction without radical changes

>1. Not a single media outlet picked up on the increasing probability of civilisational collapse.

>UN appears to have diluted its own findings.
>Recognising collapse risk isn't about doom-mongering, but understanding risks.
>2022-2029 is key time for action.

>2. This is the first UN flagship report to find existing global policies are accelerating us towards a collapse of human civilisation.

>- report doesn't say outcome is inevitable or specify how close to possibility we are
>- we can still act

>3. The UN continues to call for yet more economic growth whilst simultaneously releasing reports by scientists saying we must now consider moving away from GDP/growth to stop the annihilation of species and habitat.

>We're in an Extinction Economy.

>4. We're seeing abrupt changes in major ecosystems which in many cases are already described explicitly by scientists as collapses. This situation will surely impact human societies immensely as we move towards a 1.7°C-2.1°C world by the 2030s.

>See report: https://www.undrr.org/publication/global-assessment-report-disaster-risk-reduction-2022

>5 Overuse of resources by the rich during capitalism is the first extinction danger.

>Deforestation would cause mass extinction within decades not centurie even without climate change.
>We can rise up to achieve immediate economic system change action.
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Was Eric Hobsbawm a Marxist?

Prefacing that idgaf that he criticized Stalin and the USSR, I'm just perplexed how he can discuss the economic relations between the G7 and Third World without acknowledging the actual reason for Third World poverty and the fact that the IMF was an imperialist institution and that imperialism didn't end in 1945, not only that but it accelerated in what he calls the Crisis Decades (1970 - Present)
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Im always intrigued as to why people always use "fatherlessness" as the number one go-to diagnosis for people with differing opinions/mannerisms.

Im sorry but, fathers get too much positive investment. Most of them just lounge in front of the TV after work and bark orders at the wife and beat the kids for mistakes/struggles.
They dont really sit down and teach kids about finances, relationships, real-world events, mechanical repairs, etc.

Society, especially conservatives, always make excuses for abusive/negligent fathers.
Yet, if moms were abusive or negligent, society would go misogynist/antifeminist mode.
"Boys need their fathers" is mostly just machismo cuture speaking. Boys need fathers, yes, but they need a more practical teacher, not some sperm donor.
Theres a reason why tribal elders raised the kids back then.

Alot of our "masculinity crisis" is mostly reckless self-destructive idealism from the male psyche.
Its men thinking themselves as demigods denied their birthright to "change the world."

If fatherlessness is truly the reason for all crimes and mental illness, that tells me that fathers are truly pathetic creatures.
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Suzerain General - Uphold Sollism edition

Without Colonel Soll, there would be no New Sordland!
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Are Generation Gamma Schizophrenic?

Are Generation Gamma Schizophrenic?

all their memes are like this
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/nordpol/ - Nordic General - Skåneutgåvan

Thread for all things Nordic. Recommended languages: Finnish, Scandinavian and English.
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Normalfags and their obsession with gaining social status is the sole reason why communism doesn't yet exists
Autists are the true revolutionaries

Also yes, im frogposting and there is nothing you can do about it
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on imageboard culture

channer culture just discourages being happy about anything - the entire atmosphere of the culture is anti-joy. all happiness is a threat that must be beaten down, even for the channer. it's anti-affirmation.
this was a latent tendency in western imageboards for a while but once it metastasized into a political ethos around 2016 that anti-joy tendency, that seething resentment, was canonized in a way it wasn't before, as this grotesque caricature of earlier imageboard culture. so now we have an entire political tendency which projects their resentment onto everyone else, oriented towards the exclusive purpose of making everyone else as miserable as themselves.
if you were born pre-1999 and are still somehow devoutly unaware of—or at least, less than completely voluntarily participating in digital misery tourism, you're either very, very stupid, or very, very naive.
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Let's talk Oregairu

Yesterday I finished watching season 3, and I haven't been able to put it out of my mind since. I don't like that, it's just a high school romantic comedy after all. Hopefully writing a few lines about it will make that go away.

They really surprised my by committing to a definite conclusion. The way the story resolved, the way the love triangle resolved, was not unexpected in my opinion - what we got was what the story had been building up to, what had been telegraphed from the beginning. But given the ambiguous endings of the previous seasons and the often bittersweet conclusion to minor arcs, I didn't think they would play it completely straight in the end. Fully expected them to either leave the matter unresolved again, or end with everyone-losing-but-growing-from-the-experience. But they stuck the landing, and for all intents and purposes the story has concluded, the curtain has dropped. This too was made clear before the actual finale of course, with the repeated references to endings and conclusions in the dialogue, but that doesn't sink in until it has happened.

Maybe that's what's irking me - I've gone a couple of years living with this as something that promised to be forever unresolved, and now I'm faced with abrupt closure. I didn't want it to ever be really over.

Still, I have a gripe. Call it team-Yui sour grapes if you want. Story-wise, the love triangle obviously resolved as it "should" have, if it was to have any positive resolution at all. No need to go into the details of why that is, a blind man can see it. But it leaves a taste that's not just bittersweet but straight up bitter. What the story builds to is an unironic Hiki-Yukinon power couple. The culmination of their on-screen relationship consists of them coming together to do [b]event management[/b], which had become a bit of a repeating trope in the latter half of the series. The girlboss of the wealthy family wins, and acquires an utterly loyal and at least moderately competent future husband who will help her take over and run the family empire. We are expected to have sympathy for the rich girl; how terrible it is for her to be burdened with all these expectations and these exacting family members, and how much of a savior her future husband proves to be… Frankly I don't like it, and I don't have as much sympathy as the story would want me to. Fuck the rich and their problems.

This in contrast to the loser of the equation, the normie girl from a normie family whose demand / offer for a relationship was to normalize and domesticate Hiki (expressed explicitly as a list of wishes). Now on the one hand you can take this latter option, the demand to become essentially another, more normal person, as a betrayal of the "genuine" Hiki, asking him to live a lie. Yet, more so in season one than later, it is left unclear to what extent the weirdness and creepiness is what's genuine, or if it's learned / feigned to accommodate the loner existence. Maybe the relationship that won out really was the more unhealthy and less wholesome one, setting the protagonist up for a ruinous life of plots, schemes and hard work, in stead of a healthy family life.

Some scattered other observations. There was an obvious tonal and art shift after seasons one. We went from a (only marginally) romantic comedy, to a romantic drama with only occasional humorous interludes. I can't say it works perfectly, it's too noticeable for that, but it does work. Baited by the comedy, it leaves you trapped being invested in the characters once it moves to drama. Good job, show, you caught me.

One thing I can't figure out, something that I've seen in other shows too. Where are all the parents? There is not a single father in the entirety of the show iirc, or any other male authority figure for that matter. The only parents we do see are the mothers for the two legs of the love triangle, appropriately contrasted: one wholesome and supportive, the other essentially antagonistic and even sinister. For the protagonist, we see neither. I would appreciate it if someone could give a deeper interpretation here, beyond the observation that it is a reflection (or god forbid normalization) of the toxic Japanese corporate culture requiring workers to stay late. If there is an essay-length look at this I would love to read it.
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Professional sports are fascist and are a form of nationalism
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QTDDTOT - Questions that don't need their own thread. The last one died, so here post your questions here.

I'll start, why is a centralized authority important to achieving communism and why is this seen a positive aspect.
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/canleft/ - Canadian Leftism/Politics General

Financial Grindset General =)
Moulinet Financier Général =)

Anyone happen to know a good area in Ontario to find a manufacturing job easily? Tired of lumpen hell tbh.
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Bishop Barron on Marx - A Response

If you aren't aware who Bishop Robert Barron is, he's the auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of Los Angeles, and he has a fairly successful Social Media presence. He's a fairly intelligent fellow and a far cry from the howling reactionaries that make up most of the American Right. I enjoy listening to him on occasion, so imagine my surprise when I learn he's recently released a half-hour-long video discussing Karl Marx.

>Understanding the Present Moment #1 (Karl Marx)


So for the sake of some discourse, I figure I'd go over some of his points and respond to the most interesting ones.

"Marx is descended from a long line of Rabbis, there's a lot of the Old Testament Prophet in Marx."

I wanted to start with maybe Barron's most fascinating statement, which is to say his view of Karl Marx as being a kind of inheritor or product of centuries of Rabbinical thinkers. Bishop Barron reveals the intellectual void of American Protestant Thought as he stipulates that Marx's primary concern was with the idea of Justice–not in some legalistic sense concerned with laws and customs, but deeper than that, a societal-wide justice: that there should be no one hungry while others get fat, that there should be no one poor while others are rich, so on and so forth.

I don't disagree with Bishop Barron here. A cursory reading of the Book of Judges, for example, will show that there were plenty of thinkers of the early Jewish Nation who not only defended it but also ruthlessly critiqued its moral failings, and its inability to rise above the Pagan squabbles of neighboring kingdoms. Marx writes with passion and wit that's unquestionably Jewish in nature. Where he transcends Judaism however, is he goes beyond merely attacking the symptoms of economic illness, but goes straight to the heart of the matter and creates a totalizing alternative to the present state of things. Marx doesn't just speak to the Jewish nation, but to the whole of Humanity.

Class Conflict and Violence
Where I disagree most with Bishop Barron is his repudiation of violent class struggle. Of course, this isn't anything unexpected for a Priest. I'd be surprised if he pulled out an AK and claimed the time for guillotines had finally come.

Bishop Barron rightfully points out that Marx wasn't some kind of "pacifist", but he takes this argument in the wrong direction by insisting that Marx had support for violence that when beyond "incidental" or "a tragic necessity." His argument is that class struggle and violent revolution are the point rather than the means.

It seems Bishop Barron is implying that Marx supported violence for violence's sake. Or he had such a loathing for the Bourgeoisie that he'd intentionally abjure any and all alternatives besides violence. While I can agree that violence plays a central role in the class struggle, I must disagree with Barron's characterization of it as unreasonable thuggery.

The violence inherent to the class struggle is almost always reactive, at least initially. The October Revolution, for example, was almost entirely bloodless. However, as is often the case in revolution, when the masses themselves reject the legitimacy of the Old State and seek to establish their own, the State calls up every resource it has to violently, viciously enslave the masses. Were it possible to peacefully end Capitalism, many Marxists I think would end it peacefully. Unfortunately, to peacefully end Capitalism would require Caesar to voluntarily stop being Caesar, and even if he were to agree, the people that surround him and enrich themselves from him may not.

Marx was writing from a time when Capitalism was crueller

I'll give Bishop Barron credit for not completely dismissing Marx. I've read far too many conservative opinion pieces, one of which insisted that Marx and Engels were advocates of Feudalism, that think he was running some clever con to become a dictator or some other nonsense. Mr. Barron at least seems to believe Marx was genuine in his critique and aims.

The problem, however, is that this argument (that Marx was writing for his time and place) excuses Capitalism. Sure we don't see the cockney orphan in The West suffering from Black Lung, but that's not because we've restrained the worst excesses of Capitalism. We've simply offloaded it overseas. To Asia, Africa, and South America. We haven't "restrained" Capitalism at all, but rather just insisted that it indulges in the worst aspects of itself out of sight.

And even then, Marx's critique of Capitalism (and Bishop Barron knows enough about him to elaborate on Marx's theory of alienation) is not merely that it's cruel, but that it's a fundamentally unjust economic system. To use an anecdote from history, the President of The Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, was about as "progressive" of a slave owner as was possible given his class. In the sense that he allegedly created a court to settle dispute among slaves. Set aside plots of land so the slaves would have their own gardens to subsist on. He even paid them wages on occasion, but at the end of the day, he was still a man who did nothing but subsist off the labor of people who were bound to him for their entire lives. Even if he was personally "nice" and tried to be "nice" within the constraints of the system, the system itself was morally abhorrent and must be destroyed.
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I just woke up from a dream where I was dating the girl I was crushing on.
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What do we think about "patsocs"?

It's a group of american marxists mostly active on social medias like Haz that think US communists should become more patriotic and pro-MAGA (aesthetically and ideologically, social conservative) to better convince the american (conservative) masses into socialism and anti-imperialism. They often claim that MAGAs are a true revolutionarry proletarian entity unlike the woke left/liberal voting block that support sanctioning countries for bad womens right.
Are they unto something or are they just delusional about the will of the conservative masses to be in favor of any actual socialist measures as long as it's conservative enough? I find them unpleasant on a personnal level but sometimes it's true that the anti-americanism of the left (that's borderline on idpol sometimes) wont do anything to convince the average american to join our side.
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/edu/ checkpoint

Hello comrades. I propose a general thread in an attempt to get the /edu/ ball rolling again. Everytime you visit /edu/, post in this thread. Tell us about what you're thinking about, what you're reading, an interesting thing you have learned today, anything! Just be sure to pop in and say hi.
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Why is competition so fierce now

How my parents described getting hired at multinational corporations seemed so easy. They practically handshaked their way into these organizations. Meanwhile it's extremely hard for people of my age to ever get hired at the same companies our parents worked for.
I'm a cooder and I've interviewed one fag man and they wanted me to go through a 7 round interview process. Some of these sessions were 6 hours. How the fuck is the labor market this saturated?
>inb4 pmc problems
Yes I'm an upper middle class ex lib, sue me.
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Revolution via occult means

This thread is for investigating occult and magical methods for bringing about a leftist cause.

This is certainly not anything new, as something that promises as much power as magic will always be linked with politics. In fact there are a few interesting stories surrounding this that goes beyond tick-tock ‘witches’ trying to hex trump or something. Rosicrucianism itself had many ties with revolutionary politics, because it’s ideology was based around bringing an esoteric revolution upon the world itself, but one manifestation of this ideology was the Order of the Elus Coen. Now make no mistake, this order was full of aristocrats and slave owners, hardly revolutionaries - but strange coincides were abound concerning this order. The order, unlike orders such as the Golden Dawn, was not only focused on bringing about a change within the members themselves but also bringing about a change in the outside world in order to reintegrate it back from it’s fallen state. They would exorcise demons, bringing them back into the light with power of angels. All in all, they wanted to hurry up the process in which Christ would return and the will of God be fulfilled. That in itself is simple, but there is a strange timing to all of this. The order was located all around France, and was founded in 1767 and officially lasted until 1781 (though it still unofficially existed for some time) - 7 years before the French Revolution. One important member, and close apprentice of the founder (Martines Pasqually) was enthusiastic about the French Revolution despite being an aristocrat, calling it ‘a miniature of the Final Judgment’ and God’s will being made manifest. May I ask, could it be?

Occultist and member of the OTO Grady McMurty wrote a thesis linking Marxism and magic, which you can read here
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Bethesda fallout games have shit gunplay part 2: movements even shittier

I already posted a thread weeks ago about this shit but after fucking around in apex and f3 it dawned on me it wasn’t just how garbage the gun mechanics in bethesdas fallout games are but the movement mechanics are even worse that makes the base game completely unfun without the RPG and storytelling mechanics

>for one thing there’s barely any options to move in these dumbass games

When I say move and mention apex I’m not saying bhopping and tap strafing is needed that’s stupid considering fallouts aesthetics I mean there’s barely any ways to move at all. You can’t lean right or left while ADSing, you can’t supine aim, you can’t use a free cam to glance around you, you can’t climb over objects without using collision bugs, you can’t climb up ropes, mentioned prior in the past thread using melee attacks don’t lock you into a position meaning it’s likely most melee attacks miss due to gliding around as if your on a fucking skating ring all on top of the fact that you can’t break glass , walls(f76 is shockingly an exception to this) or shoot through shallow walls, you can’t throw grenades back at mobs you get it you can barely do anything in these games

>another thing these games provide zero incentive to do anything that represents movement

Besides new Vegas where most mutants can flat out one tap you and gang up on you bethesdas fallout games generally have the shittiest AI in existence whom are only capable of occasionally taking cover from fire or running away in rare occasions, if not they just employ a simple pathfinding script that breaks regularly and incentivises the player to just find a spot the AI can’t navigate past and because these enemies don’t disperse to fuck up your aim you can stay static in place and consistently fire with zero response from the mobs making fights even more boring
<and it’s not just the mobs
The level design has its own issues, traps are only ever found in camps most of the times and are hard to come by meaning rarely will you ever be in a position to keep on your feet and watch your surroundings to make sure you don’t get flat out one tapped by some flame trap or a mine, because most of the maps in these games is simple terrain there’s rarely any room to take cover from fire in nor are there any travel routes underground or on the surface to take advantage of to get to where you want quickly in favour of a lazily coded fast travel option limiting movement options EVEN MORE, I like the idea of having a region in fallout 4 and 76 covered in radioactive waste to make sure the player has reasons to constantly be on the move and learn to gtfo when necessary but the power armour completely counter acts this and fucks over that design.

It’s hard to move in bethesdas fallout games and it’s not fun either
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/mig/ - male inferiority general

post things which prove males are the inferior sex and we must submit to our female goddess overlords

pls no idpol just kink guys
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Religious Nationalism

Is religious nationalism always reactionary? Why is it always right wing? IS there ANY example of a religious nationalism movement being progressive or anti imperialist, and if not why does the petit booj and other fascists gravitate towards religious nationalism?
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Uzbekistan Happenings

Lots of violent protests happening in Uzbekistan rn. Security forces doing some pretty brutal crackdowns (go to ASB Military News Telegram to see the videos, literally streets full of blood).



Uzbekistan violently suppressing Karakalpaks? US trying to do regime change? Islamists?

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Is Dwarf Fortress the most Historical Materialist game of all time?

>Simulates thousands of years of history

>Simulates individual lives
>Simulates entire economies
>Simulates private property, families, cities, states
>does not privilege the player with any kind of protagonism. You are simply an entity in a larger civilization
>any entity can be wiped out at any given moment and replaced with a similar one.
>deep physics simluation that includes erosion, precipitation, and the formation of continents
>can instantaneously generate an entire encyclopedia of interconnected occurences spanning thousands of years
>simulates marriage, divorce, courtship, cheating, betrayal, coups, assassinations, persecutions, and purges
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Guns and socialism

Should gun ownership extend to all citizens in your country or should you set limitations so that "reactionaries" and possible "counter revolutionaries are incapable of purchasing/acquiring arms and only people of your ideology can have guns?

What is your beliefs
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Google is a lie.

There are no search results after page 40.
Try every category, every word the millions are a lie.


Every search engine is the same.
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/leftydeutschpol/ - Deutschland General

Letzter Pfaden wurde dank der /Pol/acken vom Brett gepusht. Deshalb ein neues Deutschland General.
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Zizek is done

I had my misgivings about Zizek's willingness to shit on communism in his debate with Jordan Peterson, but look at this fucking travesty of liberal cowardice. Can't see him recovering from this one.
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honestly i’m starting to think that wasting all your time on video games is significantly better than wasting it all reading forums like this one
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Word Filter Florida

Word filter "Florida" to "Greater Cuba Co-Prosperity Sphere"
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Ever wonder why big car companies pay 2% tax while the guys on the assembly line pay forty?
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a /fit/ack has trained today.
Have you?
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-Personal Armour
-Vehicle Armour
-Structural armour

Instructions, specifications, theory.
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Do you guys play Sims 4? I'm reinstalling again, only for Wicked Whims
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feds entrapment/enabling of shooters

feds entrapment/enabling of shooters

Includes archive links for each article, in case they go belly up. Feel free to contribute!

Highland Park shooting suspect was ‘known to law enforcement’

FBI And Other Agencies Paid Informants $548 Million In Recent Years With Many Committing Authorized Crimes

The FBI Tried (And Failed) To Catfish A Pizza Guy Into Mass Murder

How a suicidal pizza man found himself ensnared in an FBI terror sting

FBI agents posed as Muslim women to entrap man

Declassified CIA inspector general reports show a pattern of abuse and a repeated decision by federal prosecutors not to hold agency personnel accountable.

The FBI Pressured a Lonely Young Man Into a Bomb Plot. He Tried to Back Out. Now He’s Serving Life in Prison.

Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned
Critics say bureau is running a sting operation across America, targeting vulnerable people by luring them into fake terror plots

FBI Turns 18-Year-Old With An autism score Of 51 Into A Terrorist; Dumps Case Into Laps Of Local Prosecutors

FBI undercover stings foil terrorist plots — but often plots of the agency’s own making

FBI Turns A Man With Mental Health Issues Into A 'Terrorist,' Busts Him For Using The Internet

The FBI successfully thwarts its own Terrorist plot

Recordings reveal FBI urged man to carry out mass shooting

The FBI says it caught a terrorist trying to blow up a synagogue on the outskirts of Miami — but the FBI supplied the bomb as part of an undercover operation.

Q&A: The FBI's role in 'manufacturing' terrorism

how the FBI created a terrorist

The FBI is 'manufacturing terrorism cases' on a greater scale than ever before

FBI Gives Weapons to Mentally Ill ISIS Sympathizer, Then Captures Him

FBI Director James Comey said the man accused of killing nine people in a Charleston, S.C., church should never have been allowed to purchase a weapon.

FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday.

"Osmakac was the target of an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting that involved a paid informant, as well as FBI agents and support staff working on the setup for more than three months. The FBI provided all of the weapons seen in Osmakac’s martyrdom video. The bureau also gave Osmakac the car bomb he allegedly planned to detonate, and even money for a taxi so he could get to where the FBI needed him to go.
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I want to be leftypol's pet cat

I wish leftypol was a physical community where everybody lived together in a giant mansion or monastery and i would be there to provide emotional support to everybody and would even allow myself to be put on a leash and dragged around just so people wouldnt miss me being next to them
Anybody else feel this way?
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dammit no dont feed them why
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Draw Alunya

We anons humbly request Alunya artwork from drawfriends
As Alunya art would be for all leftyanons' sake & .org
Especially from new drawfriends
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/leftypol/ flags

ITT retrieve old and currently-missing /leftypol/ flags that would be good to add back.
I found the Technocrat and snibetti snab flags. I know the Anarcho-Transhumanism flag is missing and I want to find it and have it added back if possible (t. anarcho transhumanist anon). Pics related

P.S. the "Athiesm" flag is misspelled, it's spelled Atheism.
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Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days.
Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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Cuba thread!

Tell me about Cuba. I want to learn. I imagine it's just a spanish-speaking North Korea, which i like, but i want to learn the specific details about Cuban life and the economy. I already know that they have free penis enlargement surgery and gender transition surgery. Anybody got infographs or files?

Some useful links:

Government and mass organizations
President and Government: www.presidencia.gob.cu

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.minrex.gob.cu

Communist Party of Cuba (PCC): www.pcc.cu

Young Communist League (UJC): www.ujc.cu

Workers’ Central Union or Cuba (CTC): www.cubasindical.cu

Federation of Cuban Women (FMC): www.mujeres.cu

Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR): www.cdr.cu

National media
Granma, newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party: www.granma.cu, www.en.granma.cu

Juventud Rebelde, newspaper of the Young Communist League: http://www.juventudrebelde.cu

Trabajadores, newspaper of the Central Workers’ Union of Cuba: http://www.trabajadores.cu

Prensa Latina, a state news agency: https://prensa-latina.cu, https://www.plenglish.com

Cubadebate, editorial journal discussing imperialist campaigns against Cuba and defamation of Cuba in foreign press: www.cubadebate.cu, www.en.cubadebate.cu

Revista Bohemia, an old magazine which predates the Cuban revolution with commentary on various domestic matters: www.bohemia.cu

Regional newspapers
Tribunal de La Habana — Havana: http://www.tribuna.cu

Girón — Matanzas Province: http://www.giron.cu/

Vanguardia — Santa Clara: http://www.vanguardia.cu

5 de Septiembre — Cienfuegos: http://www.5septiembre.cu

Escambray — Sancti Spíritus: http://www.escambray.cu

Guerrillero — Pinar del Río: www.guerrillero.cu

Invasor — Ciego de Ávila: www.invasor.cu

Adelante — Camagüey: www.adelante.cu

Periódico 26 — Las Tunas: www.periodico26.cu

Ahora — Holguin: www.ahora.cu

La Demajagua — Granma Province: www.lademajagua.cu

Sierra Maestra — Santiago de Cuba: www.sierramaestra.cu

Venceremos — Guantanamo: www.venceremos.cu

Victoria — Isla de la Juventud: www.periodicovictoria.cu

TV and Radio
Televisión Cubana, public tv: www.tvcubana.icrt.cu

Radio Cubana, public radio: www.radiocubana.cu

Radio Rebelde, the original revolutionary radio station set up by Che Guevara in the mountains of Sierra Maestra in 1958: www.radiorebelde.cu

Radio Havana Cuba, international broadcaster: www.radiohc.cu

Cubarte, cultural portal: www.cubarte.cu, www.cubarte.cu/en

Tourism portal: www.cubatravel.cu

EcuRed, Cuban encyclopedia: www.ecured.cu

EcuRed article on the U.S.: www.ecured.cu/Estados_Unidos
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Guess the country.
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I had to cook

Family reunion party since uni ended and family complained about food being to spicy and there being vegetables

I’m not a chef or have any skills in cooking but wtf man
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Pizza Bomber Case

what happened in 2003?
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EVERYTHING that's happening in burgerland has a precedent somewhere in the world

Freedom Convoy? Brazil did the exact same thing last year

Roe v Wade? Poland banned abortion in 2020 and had its largest protests since Solidarnosc

BLM fuckery? Late 10s citizen protests with anti-police overtones were a quite a thing in places such as France, Hong Kong, or Chile

The US has extended its hegemony so much over the world that now it's biting them back. They are where all contradictions meet
I'd say if you want to know how the Burger collapse will look like just look at global trends

For example i'd say there will be a financial crisis like in Lebanon and Sri Lanka not far from now. I only don't know to what extent
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What did he mean by this?
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Is it fair to blame Foucault for basically turning the political left in the west from a workers movement into a bougie coomer movement?(fun fact he is the most cited person in academia tying with Judith Butler)
I have also seen some Tinfoil's about how the CIA used his to philosophy divide and destroy socialist and communist movements so they didn't have any mass appeal

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It’s always easier for the defenders of the status quo to stick together. The status quo is a tangible, existant thing. It’s here and now, it’s what exists. Unity of purpose is simply defending what exists, protecting how things are. And not only that, they have the tangible resources to protect themselves, because what they are defending are those tangible resources. Meanwhile, the fight to replace the status quo means creating something new that presently exists only in the imagination. It’s a blank slate of infinite possibilities. Our goals are approachable from an infinite number of paths, some of them leading in wildly different directions. And because there are an infinite number of places to go and an infinite number of ways to get there, the critics of the status quo, the enemies of the status quo can divide into an infinite number of factions, while the defenders of the status quo can just sit tight and stay put. It’s literally all they have to do. It’s all they want to do. It’s all they ever will do.

From its inception, the international Socialist movement was run through with internal conflicts, arguments backbiting, shit-talking and infighting. Their assaults on capitalism and imperialism were almost as vicious as their assaults on each other. In a few short years, the first International Workingman’s Association, explicitly organized to unite them in unbreakable solidarity, broke into two rival camps, two internationals, with each side expelling all the members of the other side. Purges and counter purges were baked into the foundation from the start. And so it went for the Russian wing of international socialism, through the decades where nothing happened and the weeks where decades happened. Marxists and anarchists, orthodox and revisionists, Bolsheviks and Mensheviks, internationalist and chauvinist, Social Democrat and communist, the Left Opposition, the Right Deviationists. Every few years or months or weeks, a new round of purges, expulsions, and walkouts, as any one of the several socialist parties out there broke into two camps, then those two into four, and those four into eight, those eight into sixteen, each group declaring themselves to be the avatars of socialist purity and righteousness, and everyone else a blockheaded bunch of losers.

How do we stop this?
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Fashion thread part deux

Previous thread: >>2221
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Thoughts on the French Election?

Who between the two is the best chance for furthering the dialectic?
Should a Leftist bother voting for either or no??
I can kind of se arguments for both but am interested in what you all have to say.
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Is there any city even comparable to Pyongyang?

For a city, it's peak comfy.