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Why do populist always try to claim things were rigged against them when they lose? You think this guy would say this if he won?

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Space Imperalism

Why is no one discussing the new frontier of imperial expansion and geopolitical competition? Its very obvious that Porky is looking to monopolize the resources of space.
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Translators Wanted! Traducteurs recherchés! Übersetzer gesucht!

If you know French or German, please contribute a chapter to /leftypol/'s first crowdsourced translation project! This project started on >>691.

The book is Karl Kautsky's history of the French Revolution, originally published as Die Klassengegensätze im Zeitalter der Französischen Revolution in 1889. Coming from the "Pope of Marxism", as Kautsky was then known, this text likely had an immense influence on Lenin and other revolutionaries of his day. It was approved by Engels himself, and may have been foundational in establishing the Marxist theory of bourgeois revolution, yet it has never been translated into English. The original German is available here: https://www.marxists.org/deutsch/archiv/kautsky/1908/frev/index.html and an old French translation is available here: https://www.marxists.org/francais/kautsky/works/1889/00/antagonismes-table.htm

What makes this work especially good for us to translate is that it's relatively short - just around 60 pages in total, divided into 10 chapters. With each chapter being 5-7 pages each, it is conceivable to translate a chapter in one day's volunteer work. Comrade Akko has already translated the preface, and is working on chapter 1. That leaves 9 chapters to complete:

Preface: Complete!
Chapter 1: Second draft complete (French)
Chapter 2: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English)
Chapter 3: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading in progress (English) - Proofreader needed
Chapter 4: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English)
Chapter 5: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English)
Chapter 6: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading in progress (English) - Proofreader needed
Chapter 7: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading in progress (English) - Proofreader needed
Chapter 8: Complete! (Copyrighted work, permission secured)
Chapter 9: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading in progress (English) - Proofreader needed
Chapter 10: Translator needed

If you don't speak French or German, you can still contribute! We need proofreaders for completed chapters, and historical experts to confirm / resolve contextual clues in the text.

If we are able to complete this project, it will be uploaded to marxists.org under /leftypol/'s name, and maybe win us some name recognition from the broader left in the process. We can do this!
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In Australia the only large non corporate controlled trade union was attacked, by hundred of it's own members, because its "communist for not preventing forced vaccinations". (The union actually was against forced vaccines lol). So the most radical elements in the Australian working class are anti vax fascists. The country might be closer to fascism then USA I have no idea.
Is this some kind of false flag, a prominent Zionist Avi Yemeni was there.
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Next season anime watchlist

What is on your watchlist?

Definitely going to watch:
>Re zero season 2

&ltMany years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.
>Monster musume no oishasan
&ltIn the town of Lindworm where monsters and humans coexist, Dr. Glenn runs an exemplary medical clinic for monster girls with his lamia assistant, Sapphee. Whether receiving a marriage proposal by a centaur injured in battle, palpating the injury of a mermaid, or suturing the delicate wounds of a flesh golem, Dr. Glenn performs his job with grace and confidence. But when an unsavory character seeks to steal a harpy egg, how will the unflappable Dr. Glenn respond…?
>Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e
>After 2000 years has passed, the ruthless demon lord has just been reincarnated! But his aptitude at an academy for nurturing candidates for demon lords is, “inept”!? Having the capability to destroy humans, elementals, and gods, after a long period of countless wars and strife, Arnos the demon lord became sick and tired of all that and longed for a peaceful world, so he decided to reincarnate to the future. However, what awaited him after his reincarnation is a world too used to peace that his descendants became too weak due to a huge weakening in magical powers.
>Nihon Chinbotsu 2020
&ltShortly after the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, a major earthquake hits Japan. Amidst the chaos, siblings Ayumu and Gou of the Mutou household, begin to escape the city with their family of four. The sinking Japanese archipelagos, however, relentlessly pursue the family. Plunged into extreme conditions, life and death, and the choice of meeting and parting—in the face of dreadful reality, the Mutou siblings believe in the future and acquire the strength to survive with utmost effort.
Potentially very good, but damn japan dont jinx 2020 even further plz

Sound meme-y but might be fun:
>Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan
&ltPeter Grill is known throughout the land as the world's strongest fighter. He has a girlfriend who he's steadily trying to get closer with. Life is good for him. Until he realizes that dozens of women, who want to bear strong children, are all vying for his seed.
>Dokyuu Hentai HxEros
&ltIn a world on the verge of a great disaster that began five years ago, heroes who, with the help of a device called HxEros, use the power of Ecchi (H) and erotic power (Ero) to save the planet from libido-devouring monsters!

What about you?
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Which e-hole do you simp for?
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>Walk up
>See this
What do you do?
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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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>open social media
>sees black people follow Malcolm X
>same black still support White Liberals
>white liberals support Malcolm X
>there are jews here and there

Whats wrong with Americans? Specifically the Left Leaning ones

Are they that dense that theyre supporting a guy that has the same goal as George Lincoln Rockwell of the American Nazi Party while being completely oblivious to what he wanted future generations to take from him and open eyes to?
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The Marxist roots of Nazism exposed

It’s quite simple, really.

The Führer, A.H., was born in 1889.

The Marxist, Friedrich Engels, died in 1895.

Engels had six entire years — six — to violently put an end to the future dictator of the Third Reich. But he didn’t. He spent his time writing in England instead, when he could have been in mainland Europe strangling potential mass murderers.

So, what conclusions can we draw from this?
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Was it worth it Watermelon?
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World War II thread: Soviet edition

За Победу!

Post photographs, videos, documents, maps, medals and stories relating to the Great Patriotic War.
Post about WW-II history you know or want to know about. Primarily Soviet focused but includes others too.

If you have a soviet veteran in your family history, feel free to create an account and register their name, photo and any other information at http://moypolk.ru
No shitposting
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Challenge to /leftypol/

How would Leftypol fix the Republic of Turkey? (Not limited or required to include leftist political thought).
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Here is evidence for God outside of the Bible.
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IDPOL: A Meta Discussion

aka /leftypol/: An Exploration into the Causes and Effects of Identity Politics.
Let's get to the bottom of identity politics, bane of the radical left and blockade to normie socialism.

ITT post about idpol and anti-idpol.
Post literature, effortposts, infographics, etc.
Post about what idpol is, the history of idpol, idpol today, the problems with it, and how to deal with it.

The point of this thread is to develop our discourse on the topic. Currently the meaning of idpol and many people's understanding of it is extremely nebulous. This is a problem for us in addressing it in general. It is a problem for the mods appropriately moderating it. It's a problem for users knowing what posts are good. Most importantly it's an obstacle to people knowing what kind of theory is sensible and based versus what is idpozzed and cringe. Most of us will agree that idpol is a problem the left deals with to some degree more or less online or in real life. It is both an inferior understanding of politics and a way of baiting people. What we sometimes don't agree on is what idpol is and how it works. That's what this thread is for: fleshing out our discourse so that we can better combat liberalism (and other right wing politics) and promote communism.
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Anybody else in the bunker enjoy cars and motorsport?

Discuss anything motoring related here.

To start I'll say I've spent the last few days doing the brakes on my own car, including new calipers. Fucking hard work on an old POS, nothing comes apart easily.
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ITT: mods

Funny mods, cool mods, etc.
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Good takes thread

We already had a tantrums general, but we haven't had any thread dedicated to the opposite?
Post good takes here, especially news also twitter, instagram, tiktok welcome
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>be Folke Bernadotte humanitarian hero

>save 30 thousand prisoners from the death camps in Nazi Germany in the last year of the war
>including 10 thousand Jews
>fast forward to 1948
>continue your humanitarian efforts in middle east as UN mediator
>arrive in Israel/Palestine via airplane
>shortly afterwards get assassinated by Lehi (Jewish Zionists)
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South Korean Fertility Rates

Whats going on in South Korea? Why is their fertility rate below 1.0? How the fuck to they expect to be able to sustain this? They are literally halving every generation? Will this result in South Korea being empty in fifty years.
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i fuckin hate anime dudes. why are so many leftists weebs
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what kind of career should a communist/socialist/anarchist pursue? What are you guys currently doing?
Im thiking either:
>industrial and workplace relations, for union work and trying to improve working conditions
>marketing for leftist parties or unions
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Avatar thread

Thread for discussing ATLA and LoK or rather analyzing both, appreciating the effort of creating the former and shitting on the lazy liberalism of the latter
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(you) are going to the UK.
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why are they like this?
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>Gets asked a question about African refugees in Italy
>Responds by saying "We need a mass cleaning. Door to door. Town square to town square. With strong methods if necessary."
>Is the second most popular political candidate in the country
>Is losing to a woman further to the right than him

What the fuck is going on in Italy?
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🗽United States Politics🦅


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


News 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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On morals and the like

What do you guys think about public morals/mores?
As a socialist, how should I look upon public morals? I bring up this question because I come from an exceptionally conservative-from-the-start country where morals and other values is extremely upheld here.
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/Internet Trash General/ - endless eceleberry
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comrade shapiro… welcome to the revolution
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Sino-American War

How likely would a Sino-American war in the Pacific be? It feels like every day war is coming closer and closer. Who does /leftypol/ think would win, how long do you think the war would be, how intense would it be, and what would the results of it be?
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/wt/ watches

Not sure who here is into watches, but I really enjoy them as both time-capsules for the aesthetic sensibilities of a period as well as for craftmanship and engineering.
picrel is a Soviet made Raketa 'Big Zero' Khrushchev's favourite watch but heres some other interesting examples;

> Mao had an Omega pocket watch given by Zhou Enlai

> Che was often seen wearing a Rolex Submariner
> Fidel also favoured Rolex and would rock up to 3 timezones at a time (typically Havana/Moscow/Washington time)

Think it's worth mentioning that Rolex wasn't a luxury brand the way it is now and was more of a tool watch.
Anyway, show us what you got or just tell me fuck myself, whichever suits you
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Moderation thread

Come dispute bans, complain, and other such things related to /leftypol/ here.

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Post chill house, dnb, and other electronic mood music.
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Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
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Russian Thread

Please come back Rusanon Comrades! Save us from the polyp and lolbert raids.

Я вас категорически приветствую.

- A westoid who misses you.
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/brg/ Brasil General /brg

Fascistas anti-fascistas edition

Jair se arrependeu? Será que Ciro e PCdoB aprenderam alguma coisa?
Tantas perguntas, todas respondidas com não.

Last fio: https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/480080.html#490672
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what was your breakfast this morning?
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Chairman Foster passed away 60 years ago today (September 1, 1961) in the USSR.

Say something nice about him whether you're CPUSA or not.
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ITT: leftypol funniest moments

not pictured because i don't have the screenshot:
>that time anon made a post about trump being grown in a vat in somewhere france by the situationist to tank the us empire
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you guys cry too right?
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Why is everyone ignoring the political aspect of this story? This guy was a vegan, animal activist and a hippy leftist

If he was a Trump supporter every news station would be talking about it non stop and you know it
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So what's your opinion on Inuyasha and Yashahime?
T. Lad who was born on the 2000 and doesn't know jack shit.
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Leftypol Embassies Embassy

Hello everyone, as part of the efforts to grow the site's reputation, I have been assigned the task to create a 'site embassy' on some kind of other website/chan. But I dunno what site would be good. Help please, my dog ate my homework.

Any ideas? /pol/ is an obvious choice but maybe we should start with somewhere a bit less hostile and a bit less fast. Preferably still with some relation to politics though.
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Voting Agenda 13/09/21 - 17/09/21

These are the votes for this week. Please vote on the posts below, not this OP itself. Once again, please note that anons cannot actually vote, and their opinions are simply advisory. Thank you to all users and mods for their participation.

In addition, please keep this topic on-topic. All extraneous posts may be removed without warning. With that, here are this week's votes;
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Alternative chans

Post all obscure and underground imageboards in this thread, the chan must be at least half-dead so no archived chans.
>inb4 'hurr durr don't put muh sekrit klub in the limelight'
The population here is low as it is, there's also a large overlap between this chan and others.
I'll start:Dreamch.net
There was this one I faintly remember and I think the theme was either dinosaurs or lizards…
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Hayao Miyazaki

Do you have anything to say about this man?
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Treatment of Animators

Discussion of the way that Animators are treated in the Anime industry. Firstly. why are animators treated like shit? Why don't they try forming unions? You're thoughts on this whole Animator Dormitory project? How can the West (I'm assuming that most of Bunkerchan is yankees and eurofags) help?
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Is decolonialism in settler states compatible with socialism? It seems reactionary to me in that it's trying to go back to a racial hierarchy that existed pre-colonization, hundreds of years ago, and there is no discussion of what class should be in power but which people or race.
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Worker General

This is a thread to discuss your job or lack of job. For people seeking career advice and also for people who have some insights to give.

Jobs. Careers. Training. Education. Resumes. Compensation. Etc.
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cool uniforms

ITT post ur favourite historical uniforms
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George Orwell

How did these clearly left wing books become a symbol for ancaps?
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Seeing how there’s multiple /co/ related threads on the board. I think we should just put all of them into one general just for clarity’s sake.

Discuss anything related to comics and animations from comic recs, leftist animations to comic writers’ attempts to larp as leftists.

Seriously is there a worse anarchist in the UK than Alan Moore?
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Porky punching lumpens to get his kicks or class traitor who directly and indirectly helpi people?Also general capeshit thread i guess
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Proposal Agenda 20/09/21 - 24/09/21

Hello everyone. This is the thread to make this week's proposals. There were no successful proposals last week, so there is no voting topic. We have these proposals which failed previously, that perhaps we should discuss again this week (I won't put these on the docket, unless someone actually brings them up with amendments so they might pass this time):

proposal: filter "socially conservative" to "actually reactionary" (this proposal has now not been accepted for 2 weeks and is STALE, it will be removed next week)

proposal: filter "socially conservative" to "socially inept" (this proposal has now not been accepted for 2 weeks and is STALE, it will be removed next week)

proposal: filter "stupid pol" to "stupid polyps" and "stupidpol" to "stupid polyps" (this proposal has now not been accepted for 2 weeks and is STALE, it will be removed next week)

Once again, I must clarify that ONLY MODS CAN ACTUALLY VOTE ON PROPOSALS OR VOTES. Anons are free to have their say and offer suggestions and feedback to improve proposals/votes but these are only advisory and user votes are not counted for official decisionmaking. But who knows, a persuasive enough argument might sway the mod team to your cause?

Please reply to this post to post proposals for consideration next week. If a user proposal seems like a good idea, we may adopt it and make it official. Thanks everyone. Feel free to post your opinions but try not to spam or needlessly bicker back and forth in order to keep the thread clear and legible. Any off-topic posts may be removed without warning.
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Comrades, I sneed your help

I havea date_tonight and my f-ontho-e sm*lls l^ke p00p. I tr&ed wa&hing it in the s*how-r b_t it st*ll smelsl. What shuold I do?
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Visual Novels Thread - So...I found this

It is time for us to start the counter-attack, this cannot go on
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lysenko & agriculture

i'm curious to learn about him, how catastrophic was he for soviet agriculture or was he actually not all that bad? i'd appreciate some reading material about this matter too thanks
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Can you help me debunk this wehraboo historian

This guy Is called nigel askey, and is apparently a legitimate historian. He published a paper debunking TIK's claim that the K/D ratio of the soviets during WW was 1/1.6, instead claiming that the soviets lost over 4 more times as many combatants as the Germansduring WW2. Here is his paper. I'm not a qualified historian and I dont have access to acrhives or time to research, so I can't debunk him.


I checked out his website and alsthough he does seem to be knowledgeable, he makes certain ridiculous claims that the "Vicors write history" in WW2, and the allies covered up how technologically and tactically inferior they were to the germans.
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Trotsky Appreciation Thread

So, the New Left movement was Trotskyist

Trotskyist organisations such as the ISO, the SWP, the DSP, Resistance and Socialist Alliance, using entrist methods, have spread it within universities, the political parties, the education system, and the legal system.

But Trotskyism is not restricted to formal membership of such sects. The Frankfurt School was broadly Trotskyist, as was Deconstruction and Postmodernism, even though these academic fashions are criticised at the World Socialist Web Site.

Those purists define a "Trotskyist" as one who acknowledges Trotsky over Lenin as the true leader of the revolution.

On the basis of a broader definition as one who sides with Trotsky rather than Stalin in their split, and promotes Trotsky's "ultraleft" cultural revolution rather than Stalin's conservative "reaction", the Feminist, Gay, Green and Black liberation movements have substantial Trotskyist ancestry.

I do not class Castro and Chavez as Trotskyists, because they do not promote Radical Feminism and Gay Lib. On the other hand, most factions of Trotskyists support them, and try to lead them to their own agenda.

Trotsky explicitly promoted Radical Feminism, Youth Rebellion, Communal Childrearing and the Destruction of the Family, in his book The Revolution Betrayed. It was written in 1936, when Trotsky was living in Norway, and was first published in 1937. The English translation is by Max Eastman.

Trotsky here describes the attack on all tradition launched by the Bolsheviks, and Stalin's reversal of its extremes. I hope that many Trotskyist sympathisers will be shocked to see how extreme he really was - something meaningful to us in the West now that our own family life has been shattered by the same forces.

His campaign is ironic because his own family life, with his second wife Natalya Sedova, was quite normal, as was that of Karl Marx. The only unusual thing is that Trotsky's son Leon Sedoff took his mother's surname.

How do you like your Trotsky - hot or cold?

The Revolution Betrayed is hot - a fiery manifesto, and the author comes across as a fearful warrior wreaking social havoc; one is glad that he was contained.

Yet his account of his time in Norway is cold - it reads like a traveller's diary, and I cannot help feeling sympathy for him.

Trotsky in Norway: https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1936/12/nor.htm
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Welp edition
Live Updates: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Global Tracker: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
The mod team asks you to please limit all covid discourse outside the mainstream media (vaccine skepticism, mask non-compliance, etc..) to this thread
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What's the materialist explanation for why the fire nation attacked and then everything changed?
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H*elp me comrades, you're my only h*ope

I have a d*ate tonight and my f*ronthole s*mells like p*oop. I tried w*ashing it in the s*hower but it still s*mells. W*hat should I d*o?
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Hello /edu/! /read/ (>>5912) here to announce a new project to you. It's https://archive.marxists.xyz. It's a new public archive of Marxist texts and books, where anyone can edit and format texts.

We're running what is essentially the Marxist counterpart to The Anarchist Library, same software and all. There are a few advantages this software provides us over a traditional site like marxists.org:
>uses a database for storing data, easier to maintain over time
>texts are formatted in a simple markup language, adding new texts is incredibly easy
>site automatically generates various formats of ebooks for use on different devices or even printing
>advanced search and browsing function
and best of all, it's public, so anyone can contribute! Whether adding new translations or just fixing a typo on an already published piece, anyone can help!

The goal of the archive is to be a public place anyone can use to publish Marxist literature in a general sense, whether republished content from other sources, or new translations and original writings. We try to be non-sectarian, as our community itself is diverse. We'll let most classic works be published right away, but original pieces will require a closer look by moderation.

We've already published a few different pieces so you can see for yourself how it all works. For example this one: archive.marxists.xyz/library/friedrich-engels-principles-of-communism

We'd love to have contributions from you! We also invite the translation team at >>2085 to publish their work on our site.

That is all for now, thank you.
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OC Thread 10.0

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

Previous thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/216284
This is the place where you can find all /leftypol/ memes n' shit
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/meg/ - Middle East General

This thread is for discussion about the Middle East

Long Live The Intifada

Israel/Palestine cytube still going?
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Lend Lease

How important was it for the soviets during ww2
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Hey, Brosocialism here, I’m still blackpilled but have a gf

I told you uyghas women like me because I am handsome
Women have always told me they like my looks
I’ve always been liked by women for being a pretty boy
I’ve been black pilled since 2014, OG uygha, OG
This is my fifth gf
I am not a virgin either
Don’t call me an incel again, soycels
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what the fuck is going on with Evergrande?

this has been blowing up in my feed as of late and idk what to make of it. are they the new Lehman Brothers? are we in for another crash? cuz if so, it'd be the third in the past two decades haha capitalism is great guys
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>he hasn't seen this japo-american masterpiece

<The Hobbit is a 1977 American animated musical television special created by Rankin/Bass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli.
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"darknet chans"


"dark net intelligence" firm aka glowing grifting company wrote an article about chans on TOR.

>An imageboard is considered a type of bulletin-board-like forum that revolves around the posting of images, often alongside text and discussion. Imageboards are characterized by a community of users with non-identifiable usernames, usually simply “Anonymous” - that rely on a system of tripcodes instead of registration with credentials. A tripcode is the hashed result of a unique password that allows one's identity to be recognized without storing any data about the user and entering a particular password will let one "sign" one's posts, often necessary for moderators and staff, with the tripcode generated from that password. 4chan and 8chan (or 8kun) implemented secure tripcodes that are not reproducible across different imageboards and are more resistant to the hashed password getting hacked or cracked. The originating IP address of the user is known to the administrator of the imageboard, but the pseudo-anonymity of the forum structure led to its users calling themselves “anons.”
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USSR media

So my grandma lived in Lithuania back when it was an SSR (She says she was born right after ww2 for reference) and she liked the movies there, from what I can gather they were family friendly affairs similar to the first pirates of the carribean in tone, any comments and maybe recomendations for old soviete media?
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What do you guys think of the Killdozer incident? Was Marvin a unique product of burger psychosis? A deranged madman out for blood? Something in between?
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Political cartoons

Post leftist political cartoons, current or old.

Preferably originals, but edits are welcome too.
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it's all ok, nothing is going to happen, WW3 is just a meme .
it's all ok, nothing is going to happen, WW3 is just a meme .
it's all ok, nothing is going to happen, WW3 is just a meme .
it's all ok, nothing is going to happen, WW3 is just a meme .
it's all ok, nothing is going to happen, WW3 is just a meme .
it's all ok, nothing is going to happen, WW3 is just a meme .

fuck me .
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general for nonstandard views on historical and world events. 9/11, JFK, aliens, etc.

>A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation, in opposition to the mainstream consensus, that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful groups, often political in motivation. A conspiracy theory is not the same as a conspiracy; instead, it refers to a hypothesized conspiracy with specific characteristics.
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is modern progress real? has society/humanity progressed in the last few centuries?
if yes, what does this progress consist in? and who or what is responsible for it?
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go on and worship
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Quite a few comments on this video claim that Cockshott is misrepresenting Hegel's work.


Why do you still listen to this crank boomer when he is so obviously wrong?

Still waiting on that Dialectics of Nature video "in due time"


Is Hegel a Waste of Time? A Response to Paul Cockshott
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George Soros is funding the migrants and NGOs: WTF you conspiracy theorist piece of shit stop that

Russia is funding the migrants: damn you are right I didn't think of that!
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/leftypol/ Minecraft Server

To join:
>open minecraft
>add server
>use address leftypol.aternos.me and name it whatever you want
If it's offline you can log in to the public-use aternos.org account leftypoluser to turn the server on.
The password for that account is bunkercelsBTFO
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Norwegian Election 1.0: Another Way?

The Norwegian Election is now just around the corner lads, with our favourite social democracy having to choose between socialism or neoliberalism. With the Revolutionary Socialist Party Red and the reformist Socialist Left making gains in the polls. Is our Nord Brothers finally being awakened? Before that some context

Current Government: Center Right. Party: Liberal Conservatives with Christian Democrats and Social Liberals. Confidence and Supply by Libertarian Right Wing Populists.

Policies: Fucked the country by gutting welfare, privatising, making children more poor, housing being more and more unaffordable. People having to resort to food banks in certain areas. Even so they are continuing with austerity by wanting to remove the wealth tax.

Opposition: Labour: Blairite Party making a miniscule left wing shift.
Centre Party: Farmers party wanting welfare gibs, but no policies against climate change
Socialist Left: Reformist Socialist Party or a somewhat genuine social democratic party. They do good in opposition, however want to join the governmental opposition which do not give them many results.
Greens: Radlibs with environmental focus
Red: Revolutionary Socialists making a slight right wing turn, but becoming more and more popular scaring the shit out of the right wingers. With our main bourgeois Stein Erik Hagen threatning to exile Red Voters to North Korea to teach them about ebil communism

As for me I am currently working in Red so I can give updates as the election goes along.
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News 9/21/21

Communist Party of Swaziland condemns military storming of student campus
THE Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) called for the establishment of people’s defence militia today after the country’s armed forces stormed a college campus and attacked striking students. It said the attack, which left many requiring hospital treatment, was part of the regime’s “desperate attempt to cling to power.”

Statisticians Claim Half of Pro-Kremlin Votes in Duma Elections Were False
Prominent physicist Sergei Shpilkin, who has become well-known for his post-election data analysis of possible fraud, estimated on Tuesday that genuine support for United Russia was around 31-33%, while actual nationwide turnout was probably 38%. That compares with official results that saw United Russia score 50% on an official turnout of 52% — suggesting that around 14 million of United Russia’s official votes were fraudulent.

Farmers’ Protest Spreads to Avadh and Purvanchal
Sukhveer Singh Virk feels that the decision to expand the canvas of the ongoing farmer’s protests in Uttar Pradesh (UP), keeping an eye on the next year’s Assembly polls, is giving “sleepless nights” to the Yogi Adityanath-led government.

Macron and Modi vow to ‘act jointly’ after submarine dispute
President Emmanuel Macron has discussed cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Paris deals with the fallout from Australia’s cancellation of a $40bn French submarine order. The two leaders held a phone conversation on Tuesday, said a statement from Macron’s office, during which they also discussed issues such as the crisis in Afghanistan.

'Dangerous implications' for Palestinian refugees in US-Unrwa new funding framework: Report
But the new funding has been predicated on a "Framework for cooperation" signed by the US and Unrwa setting provisions, in line with US laws regarding who will receive the money. According to the framework, Unrwa must share with the US its data on refugees receiving aid, and block Palestinians who were members of or trained by the Palestine Liberation Army - the armed wing of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) - or any other armed factions from accessing its relief services.

Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war
Khanna’s amendment would bar funding for “logistical support in the form of maintenance or the transfer of spare parts for aircraft that enable coalition strikes against the Houthis in Yemen,” according to the text of the amendment.

‘Unfair, undemocratic and a backwards step’
THE Labour left warned of an impending “civil war” in the party today as Sir Keir Starmer put forward plans to hand more power to MPs at the expense of thousands of ordinary members. Labour MP Zarah Sultana said that proposals to return to an electoral college system were “elitist nonsense,” while transport union TSSA said the attempt at “gerrymandering” was the “sort of thing associated with Victorian-era Tories.”

Police block protesters during Martial Law anniversary demonstration
Different progressive and rights groups converge every year to condemn the declaration of Martial Law in honor of the struggle of the Filipino people under Marcos’ dictatorship. The protests also denounced human rights abuses committed by the Marcoses.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao will run for Philippine presidency
Pacquiao's universal name recognition and status as a source of national pride could make him a tough challenger to whomever President Rodrigo Duterte puts forward as a candidate, Axios' Dave Lawler notes. Duterte cannot run again due to term limits but was nominated to run for vice president.

Italian boxer of Moroccan origins beats rival with Nazi tattoos for title
Broili’s tattoos were just one aspect of the onslaught of neo-Nazi references that night. Before he arrived in the ring, his supporters reportedly sang Nazi songs and exchanged fascist salutes, with the boxer making a fascist salute to his team and staff before the match, Italian media reported. ….
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>"they just dont make games like they use—"
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Drop those PDF's or else
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jucika thread pls
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Post songs that make you cry (any genre).
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Are NEETs heros for not conforming to the capitalistic rate race?
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AMV thread
I know that AMVs aren't as big (or good) as they used to be, but I certainly think they're a lot of fun so lets enjoy the best of it!
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/LeftyBritPol/ - Conference Carnage Edition

The Labour Party conference will soon be upon us, with Grotesque Chaos following in its wake. Starmer is trying to purge the left, the left is fighting back. Who will win? Nobody knows, but regardless, it will be a great spectacle to watch.
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So now the united states is an 18th century shithole

What can the world and Americans expect now that they've deindustrialize themselves back into using whips on illegal migrants while wearing potato rags in exchange of foreign capital all while making countries like the democratic republic of congo look like the pillar of civilization at times
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/DPRK/ - Democratic People's Republic of Korea General

Thread for news and discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its material conditions, the status and health of its socialist tradition, disproving common myths about it, etc.

Archive of the previous DPRK thread:
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Breitbart and Bannon

I was recently rewatching this interview with Steve Bannon. Although he fell off after he got banned from Twitter for edgyshit and in legal trouble for some weird fraud shit, I still admire his strategy quite a bit.


He managed to build a far-right blog/newspaper/outlet out of basically nothing. The only reason it declined is because liberals got all it's advertisers yeeted.

What comes across is that Bannon and his team really figured out how to game the facebook algorithm and get super popular that way.

What would it take to make a "Breitbart of the left", a news site which mirrored this the views of a place like this? By that I mean radical left but idpol-skeptic.

With all due respect to New Multitude, it isn't polished enough, the grammar and subject matter comes across as something more corresponding to a teenager or early 20s fbi.gov edgelord, just left wing. It's too online. Perhaps that accurately describes the demo of leftypol, but I'm thinking of something that isn't just concerned with the tempest in a teapot world of e-celebs and actually takes shots at real capitalists and politicians.

Trying to bring the edge, but still remaining mainstream enough, at least in some articles, to get traction on mainstream social media.

This means:

No soviet/anarchist/etc. larp iconography
Minimal leftist jargon except where it's appropriate
No criticizing leftists, even dogshit tier ones like Agent Kochinski (liberals are ok though)
Name it something like "the [x] report" and have enough plausible deniability to not get it yeeted
No glowposting (comment section will obviously be edgier)

What would it take to make a far left breitbart that would shit on neoliberals, capitalists, while still engaging in the mainstream of politics? I know there's an aversion to that but you need a content mill and the horse race is good for that. Even reacting to TV pundits stupid statements, you see mainstream outlets, at least on the right reacting to Bill Maher/Maddow/etc.

what would this actually take and does anyone have any suggestions?
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Cat posting

Cat posting
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Post attractive persons wearing glasses in this thread.
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Notorious director Tariq's new museum now has been funded to the tune of over a million dollars. Not even the Gazi troupe could finish their goals this quickly. The purpose of the Museum's establishment is to promote the hidden history of FBAs, protect valuable FBA documents, and instill pride in the FBA community. The donations of more than fifty dollars can secure the bonus perk of acknowledgement by the museum, on the list of the dedicated contributors.
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Let's play some chess, my fellow siberians.


rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1
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Sci-Hub anniversary party

Today is Sci-Hub anniversary now the project is 10 years old.
Comrade Elbakyan just published 2,337,229 new articles to celebrate the date.
Time to say "thank you" and to donate some bucks to the project.
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Lets say some slurs

Jewish nigger
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Post about your dreams here, what you dreamed about last night, interpretations, the dreams you remember the most or your favorites, weirdest stuff you saw, etc.

I had a dream last month where I went back to my childhood home, lived in it with my mom and aunt (I don't know where my father was), but I went outside and apparently I had been frozen in time because it was like a century or two into the future, where people had entirely forgotten about communism. I learned this from a couple of guys in the neighborhood, around my age, whom I asked if they knew about communism, for some reason. So I introduced them to the concept of a moneyless society. And there were people riding car-sized Digimon-like white tigers down the street.

Well, it's pretty late, so I gotta sleep now. I always look forward to a new dream, hopefully an exciting one.
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Dune discussion general.

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Just noticed that both the old /gsg/ thread and the hoi 4 threads were full so here's a new thread.

Reposting from the Hoi 4 thread:

I found a supposed leak detailing the L-NPP paths, despite the lib bias of the devs Gus still seems pretty based. Plus it also has the 1976 and 1980 L-NPP candidates.

>At this stage, mass prosecution of the upper class will begin, now that the courts are sufficiently saturated with L-NPP appointees. Hall’s FBI director will have assembled lists and evidence on the illicit gains of the American wealthy, and, starting all at once, mass arrests will be carried out of the most unsavory individuals. This is a crisis as well, as this upheaval causes capital flight from the United States,which Hall can react to in a variety of ways - including shooting down private planes.

Yeah I'm thinking he's based

<The 1976 Election - Bill Epton/Abbie Hoffman

<Head of Government - ​Abbie Hoffman
<Foreign Minister - ​Noam Chomsky
<Economy Minister - ​Fred Hampton
<Security Minister -​ Philip Agee

Noam Chomsky and Fred Hampton being in the same cabinet is very funny to me
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/read/ 2.0

Hello and welcome comrades! This is the new /read/ thread.

>What is /read/?

</read/ is a collective of marxist reading groups, hailing from /edu/ and /GET/. We are split into various different reading groups, each with different interests, goals and schedules.

We're making a new thread to let everyone know that /read/ is still very much alive. In fact, we're inviting everyone to join in for our new batch of readings! Our groups are done with previous readings, so this is the perfect time for new members to join up!

As of today, May 30th 2021, the /sniff/ group is done reading volume 1 of Capital. We have a new batch of readings planned (more on that in the post below), and all are invited to join. Meanwhile, the /tilmeeth/ group is gearing up to read Capital, so if anyone missed out on the first round, this is your chance.

As always, our website, containing our library and reading lists is: https://leftyread.neocities.org
And our Matrix Community, where all discussion happens, can be found at: https://matrix.to/#/+leftyread:matrix.org
Old thread: >>3624

Come /read/ with us!read_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
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Lucid Dreaming and Dream Journaling

Any anons practice this? How's it going? I was really into LDing when I was younger but drifted away due to the usual suspects of work, school, and alcoholism.

Been thinking about buying a dream journal and getting back into it. I still remember most of the basic ideas like reality checks and DILD/WILD, but it's gonna take some work to start putting them back into daily practice.
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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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what do you think abour RWBY as an anime
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Notorious self immolation OP here.

I'm back and this time I'm ready. Expect it some time in the next 12 hours. In truth, I'm glad I waited. The timing now is much more ideal; there are the ongoing political talks between the Venezuela govt and opposition, the UN recently released its full report on the evils of the sanctions and called for them to be lifted, the sanctions seem to be attracting more attention in general (if Reddit is anything to go by), and I'm seeing more and more criticism of the embargo. Even the Chamber of Commerce has called for the sanctions to be lifted; that's how badly Trump (or, more realistically, John Bolton) failed at his little regime change project. Now we just need to seal the deal and end it once and for all.

It's been fine enough living on this planet and I certainly wish I could have spent more time with my family, but this is likely my one chance to really be part of something bigger than myself. I'm looking forward to it.
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>Meanwhile, on 1989 /leftypol/'s
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anti semitism

What is the marxist-materialist explanation of anti semitism? Why do people blame the problems of capitalism on one particular ethno-religious group?
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What are some classic cute yuri animu to watch??
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what if we go monke
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so-bad-it's-good animu

How much of this actually exists? Annie-may that's so embarrassingly incompetent that you can actually sit through and laugh at ironically, like a hilariously bad movie? It's normally a lot harder to do because every bit of animation has thought and effort put into it, so it just comes off as intolerably bad when it's bad. Unlike an incompetent movie, which is much easier for someone with a handheld camera to half-ass their way through to a finished product. Pic related, Psychic Wars is fucking terrible.
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BBC Kino thread

Post BBC kinonazbolNazbol
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Africa General #2

Because the last one keeps getting to 500 posts, then 1 post get's deleted and someone necro-bumps the 499 post thread and I'm sick of it.

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women with bpd

Is BPD aka hysterical thot syndrome a disease characterized by extreme emotional reactions that cause women to become intentionally manipulative the number one threat to leftism? Women who have BPD almost always end up like Gwen Snyder or Aimee Terese and just become these hysterical cunts, they always are prone to woke idpol which sabotages organization around class issues.
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Hilo general Latinoamérica--LatAm general thread

The other thread was full.
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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XMPP server

There's a new Jabber/XMPP server in town, running on Prosody (https://prosody.im).

prolesphere.one | d7dchu2gnb4xce7y7vwmulonr4k2wh2dmobqyitwwjeiojfotrvw37yd.onion

Registrations are open, and so is room creation. The MUC (Multi-User Chat) server is at hive.prolesphere.one

The server supports OMEMO and OTR encryption, or should. Expect some growing pains in the early stages, there might be kinks to iron out so server may restart spontaneously. You can report any problems here in the thread or by messaging me at [email protected] (not an email).

You can find a list of XMPP clients here: https://xmpp.org/software/clients/

I use Gajim on desktop and Conversations (available from F-Droid) on mobile.
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I really need something that could keep me going, lately things have become hard due to my loneliness and alienation I dont think I could keep convincing myself that everything is fine and keep on lying to myself about my own emotions. I dont have anyone to talk to and I cant talk to my mom because I dont want stress her out and I dont want to talk to a therapist because they will try to put me on medications I dont need or think im a menace to society.

so please just send me books,videos, and other things that will help me keep going. I know this is something a lot of you dont want to see but I dont have anywhere else to go, you guys are unironically the only community I know
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Close your eyes and remember what he did to Germany .
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Does the janny from bunkerchan who simps for and whiteknights petit bourgeois thots with onlyfans still janny on this site?
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Visualizing the influence of governments based off geography

As a region becomes less settled the government loses its influence as they dont have the tools necessary to enforce their laws past a certain distance away from the urban core, the higher the population density and industrialization of a settlement is the more the government can influence civilians due to the benefits of having supplies near where they're needed. This is why espionage from foreign governments fails to get anything significant done or why governments around the world seemingly cant enforce the law on criminals past a certain distance away from cities
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Does /leftypol/ support protectionist measures in both the first and third world to prevent workers in different countries having to component with each other in a "race to a bottom." A lot of modern socdems want to keep global supply chains and think that they can have free trade and social democracy coexist.
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What do you guys think about Spengler's concept of Prussian Socialism that he wrote about in his essays? He talks about how this form of socialism would be in the interest of Germany.
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What do you think about Guns?

What do you think about the use of firearms? I have seen leftists on Twitter and other such platforms divided on this issue. This begs the question at hand.
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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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What do we think of her?

Is she counter-hegemonic, or part of a Bonapartist counter-gang?
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The UN General Assembly and the threat of imperialist aggression against China
>The UN General Assembly opened in New York City under the shadow of the sudden announcement last week of the Australia-UK-US alliance aimed at China.

This is a stark warning to the international working class about what is actually taking place as they gather in New York under the pretence of being an assembly of United Nations, when in fact it is the way Lenin knew it was and always would be - “a group of beasts of prey, who only fight one another,” and “fakery from beginning to end”. This is the same crisis of political leadership that resulted in the first and second world wars now looks set to result in a third - possibly nuclear, world war. The real problem is the fragmentation of the international working class into distinct nation state entities that are then manipulated by their respective ruling class commanders to kill each other - for what? To protect the privately owned wealth of these 'beasts of prey'. What will it take for the international working class to recognise itself as a distinct entity capable of replacing a profit crazed imperialist ruling class with a socio-economic form of governance and productivity that puts the social and cultural needs of humanity first and foremost, that does away with wars and does away altogether with unnecessary to obscene levels of privately owned wealth.
PS: why have the imperialist beasts of prey once again set their gun sights on China, home to a rather distinct - 1> billion strong, unit of the international working class..?
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Fidel Castro and 40K Woman

Is that a myth-lie or an actual reality? Did Castro really had bang 40K woman in his life??
How he achieved that?! For doing that, he should bang 5 different woman every day; is this really possible ?? How woman accepted that, was it forced or was he -reallife- gigachad??
İ'm not saying that i oppose that, i wish that i was Castro of USSR (eastern europe) but it looks very weird
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Reorganizing leftypol

This is partly a book review and partly a suggestion for the mods. This is based on the book ‘Organizational Design: A Step-by-Step Approach’ by Burton, Obel, and Håkonsson.

It it well known to members of the modocracy that ‘user democracy’ is a suboptimal mode of governance for the goals of /leftypol/. Yet, it is not readily apparent that the modocracy, as currently constituted, is the optimal way to govern leftypol either.

/leftypol/’s staff and internal organization needs a radical redesign to actually concentrate on the idea of growing the site. To date, the mods have not taken the idea of growing the site seriously. Conventional wisdom has really failed as time and time again, as most ideas to grow the site “let’s raid/shill/post more OC” has totally failed to grow the site. Before we can even concentrate on growing the site, we need a radical reorganization of the staff to meet the needs of an aggressive growth strategy.

Goals: Our goals are to grow the site with quality users in a sustainable way.
Efficiency: efficiency is a primary focus on inputs, use of resources, and costs. We do pretty well here (so far).
Effectiveness: is a focus more on outputs, products or services. We do horribly here. There’s no innovation at all other than the tech team updating vichan/lainchan, which is good. But as far as new offerings, new ideas a lot of it is stale. The /roulette/ board is a good idea at least.
Exploration includes search, variation, risk-taking, and innovation. Exploration is the process of seeking new technologies or new ways of doing things.
Exploitation includes refinement, efficiency, selection, and implementation. Exploitation is taking advantage of current or known technologies to do things in a new or novel way. Again this is the books terminology not exploitation in the marxist sense. We are ‘OK’ at exploitation but terrible in exploration.

According to the book’s analysis we are a “reactive” or “defender” type organization, merely trying to react and preserve what we have. Reactive strategy is considered the worst type.

Chapters 4&5 are the most interesting, as they are guides to actual structural organization (i.e. “org charts”).

>In the literature on organization design two fundamental dimensions have been used to distinguish the basic configurations: product/service/ customer orientation and functional specialization. The product/service/ customer dimension suggests that the total firm task will be partitioned by the outputs of the firm, which give it an external focus. If the firm has divisions or departments with product or customer names, then it has an external focus and is high on this dimension. The functional specialization dimension indicates that the work will be divided by specialized activities. If the firm has departments with function names, such as production and marketing, then it has a more internal focus and is high on this dimension. These two product and functional dimensions indicate the focus of how the work will be divided and then, given this breakdown, how it must be coordinated. These two dimensions of configuration generate four basic configurations, figure 4.1

Essentially the modocracy that exists right now is a “simple” structure”, with a flat hierarchy, in fact it’s even simpler than the simple structure because even that has a nominal leader. This is a suboptimal way to organize things from both an efficiency or efficacy perspective:

>The simple configuration is flexible but not usually efficient or effective. The efficiencies of specialization are not realized, as the employees are asked to do many tasks for which they may not be fully skilled. The simple configuration depends heavily upon the vision of [it’s leadership] for its effectiveness orientation. A danger is that the focus can be narrow and not very effective … if needs change and vary over time. Because [it’s leadership] [are] the focal point of all information processing in the firm, it can be difficult for [it’s leadership] to take time to adjust the [organization’s] direction or seek innovative opportunities. In brief, the simple configuration does not take advantage of the efficiencies of specialization.

Therefore a more complex management structure is needed.

Functional organization essentially organizes things according to function. In a corporation context this is marketing, sales, engineering, production, operations, etc. If we were to use this we would split people between a tech department, a modding department, and a outreach department.
>Most firms have about five subunits and rarely should they have more than seven. More formally, NK complexity theory shows that where N is the number of subunits and K is the degree of interdependent information flows going through the top, e.g., K ¼ N1, the coordination demands become overwhelming quickly as the number of subunits increases.
So as long as there are not more than 5-7 departments this form of organization can work, which clearly for us it could.

>The divisional configuration is high on the product/service/customer dimension and low on functional specialization. Here the focus is not so much on the internal specialization but more on the outside products and services that the firm produces, or on the customers it serves. There is an executive level that oversees subunits which are relatively independent of each other and have limits on their contact with the headquarters. Each subunit, which may be called a division, an SBU (strategic business unit), product business, customer business, or country business, is its own business, frequently organized as a simple or functional configuration within the subunit. Each division is externally focused and has its own markets and customers. It pursues its own destiny within the constraints and policies of the headquarters.

This is a good idea as well, as we could have multiple teams, one per ‘product’ aka one for new multitude, one for memes & OC, one for social media outreach, one for modding, one for tech etc. There would have to be some sort of executive council, etc. to manage all this. If we have spinoff chans or experimental new websites like a leftypol blog, etc. there could be one team for each of these, even if a small one (like 1-2 people)

>The matrix configuration is high on both dimensions: product/service/ customer and functional specialization, suggesting a need for a high information-processing capacity to achieve the twin goals of efficiency and effectiveness. There is both the functional hierarchy and the divisional hierarchy for the same firm.

Matrix type org is too complicated IMO. It combines the functional and division orgs.

No org/flat = blob type org

>If the firm does not formally divide its work into subunits, then it is like a blob. It is undifferentiated; it is low on both horizontal and vertical differentiation… The blob has little specialization of task; the firm can be quite flexible and quick to respond to ongoing changes. Job descriptions are very loose, or may not exist. This lack of definition of who is to do what is very demanding on [it’s leadership], requiring decision-making for new situations on a continuing basis, where [it’s leadership] can become overloaded and not be able to give adequate attention to the activities. The blob can also be confusing to [users] or to newcomers who join the organization, since it is not clear who does what, or where one should go for specific types of information.

Horizontal differentiation: 1
Vertical differentiation: 1

We are clearly a type A organization, which is suboptimal in literally all dimensions. We have no specialization in either the horizontal (groups) or vertical (hierarchy).

Take away: in order to innovate and get more users, we need to reorganize the staff into some sort of subgroups based on either tasks or sub-”products” such as tech/modding/outreach.

TLDR: I suggest in practical terms:
- Recruitment of new mods to replace some of the old ones (esp. those who may want to retire)
- Recruitment of non mod staff to handle social media outreach and growth strategies.
- Reorganization of modocracy to groups based on siloed focus.
- Creating an executive. Literally, a CEO of leftypol staff. This can be an individual or a group of people. Instead of autistically voting on everything literally just vote on one guy to be dictator, but a dictator with a layer of civil servants doing specialized functions.
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Welp Iooks like war is going to break out again in Kosovo. If our president doesn't cuck out there will be an invasion akin to the Azeri one. There is a good chance The US won't get involved so both outcomes are positive politically but will still make life a living hell. If Serbs win, Albania might collapse into cicil war and communists might resurface. If Serbia gets BTFO, the nationalists here will either be completely discredited or stage a coup, both of ehich will provide a potential revolutionary situation.

Either way, I live in Bosnia so I will probably be unaffected by sanctions, provided it doesn't spill over ignite our own problems up which to be honest it very well might. This could be a nothingburger but if it does pop off it will cause tremendous change in both countries as this is likely the hottest land dispute since northern ireland currently in existence. Kosovo is the Roll call for Albanian and Serbian rightists.

Alternatively I might pretend I care and find an excuse to volunteer just to get a chance to die a meaningful death somewhere in the cold, desolate mountains of Kosovo. I am looking for inspiration for a song anyways.
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Rightists cancelling others

The same rightists complaining about cancel culture love to attack others like LGBT. I spoke to some Jordan Peterson fans and said how is cutting people out of your life for being gay not cancelling. They said you can attack gay people without it being caneling because canceling is when you prevent people having a platform to speak.

So according to them you can attack gay people making them shut up and block gay people from your life and it is not cancelling. But if a gay person tells them to not be mean that is cancelling.

Share your thoughts I don't even know what question to ask I guess how did society reach this point? although that is a vague question.
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/GEG/ - growth engineering general

Following up on >>>/leftypol/503609

leftypol.org needs a permanent team of staff growth hackers to full time think of ways to drive users to the site.

TLDR: A lot of the strategies in the book are more in line with for profit companies and don’t translate well to a anonymous not for profit imageboard, however, some ideas can be translated.

The takeaway:

- Recruit a specific team of non moderator staff to handle social media outreach, and growth strategies, i.e. their full time “job” is to think of ways to drive more users to the site and then do that with or without the users help. At a minimum the team should have a designated “growth lead”, plus any willing people with UX, UI, SEO, Marketing, and social media management experience you can find and who would be useful.

- Create a Growth room in matrix. Call it MAUism (monthly active users) or leftypol.org growth engineering or whatever. Invite all members of the tech team + the growth team + any other relevant parties.

- try different ideas.
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what if we kissed at the bus stop in Kerala, at 1.00 am?
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Do I vote Perincek?

Not that I like Öcalan, but Perincek seems pretty cool to me, so, do I vote perincek?
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It's time to tell the tankies apart from the libs
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Ah france the beacon of capitalist success

You just gotta love the undrinkable tap water, the nonexistent jobs and social securities, the seemingly never ending debt and inflation, the decaying infrastructure, the rampant crime and rape rates coupled with the rampant police violence, the blatant propaganda, the cultured civilians that view criticizing islam as necessary but criticizing judaism as hate speech, the never ending propaganda french citizens receive all emulate the true success of capitalism. A beautiful country that I would love to visit some time and a beacon of civilization
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>Click New Reply
>Page starts to reload
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hey could you fags stop shitting up random blue boards like /tv/ i wanna tall about kino but then u uyghurs derail the threads into "POL! POL!" for 300 posts pls thanks
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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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Uhh yeah, this. What do we think of it?

I think the cinematically it was really good, but it had a lot of historical inaccuracies.
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Hungarian Thread for /voros/ refugees

Második felvonás!
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Royal Colony 2.0

Where /b/ becomes a colony by the invitation of leftyanons.

Last thread: >>15293
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The West needs Sharia

Forget about Marxism, forget about Fascism, forget about Liberalism. What the West truly needs is Islam to purge it of the degeneracy that has been brought about by centuries of Crusader and Jewish rule, only the rule of the pious guided by the Qur'an and Sunnah will set the Western man straight and mend the divide between him and his brother so that the illnesses of racism, feminism, Marxism and homosexuality are wiped off the face of the earth and no god remains but Allah.
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Femdom Thread

>no femdom thread
it is as if you have not experienced the most pure form of love

Post women dominating other men/women and generally dominant looking women here
Anything from gentler femdom to the more hardcore stuff, but its probably worth noting more hardcore stuff like ballbusting or what have you with a warning
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Kart Racing General

Kart racing general

You may now play as Alunya in SuperTuxKart.gentooGentoo
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When someone ask me if i'm vaccinated
< video related
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Post ITT if you have a gf or a bf
Tell us about her and your relationship if you dare
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Tomorrow's finally time for me to go get vaccinated but I'm still afraid and worried about both the side effects and whether natural immunity is better than the vaccine in the long run and whatnot.
Also, I have no idea if I've been infected before, as I haven't had any symptoms, I don't go out most of the time (except for swimming classes lately), and the only people I usually have contact with are my family. But honestly I find it extremely unlikely that after all this time I haven't caught the virus once.
If I go get vaccinated tomorrow I'm also concerned about my menstrual cycle, my period was suddenly late by 10 days or so, I also didn't sleep at all last night, and I don't know if that's gonna have an effect. I've been trying not to think too much about this vaccine shit but now I gotta make a decision, my family is also pressuring me because they all got vaccinated as soon as they could

Apparently I'd get the AstraZeneca vaccine, at least it's not the Pfizer one I guess, but I'm still not sure about it, please help I'm really afraid
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a story in 2 parts..
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you dumbass

of course it's a pipe.
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Muscle Girl Thread II: Gang of Three edition

Post muscular women, 2D is welcome as well as 3D
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Catchy folk/ propaganda music.

No boring ass woody Guthrie singing about how sad it to be from Oklahoma while strumming his guitar. I want synthesisers, fast rhythms, weird ass instruments you’ve never heard before. I want shit that would make you want to get up and dance in your local town square with other third world peasants.

Is its leftist? cool. Is its advocating for the genocide of some ethnic minority or the establishment of a global caliphate? I don’t give shit as long as the music is fire.
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/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
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Analyzing war and killing in modern times

Throughout both world wars only a fraction of soldiers would come to actually shoot their weapons with the stat being between 25% to 13% depending on which historian source, coupled with the fact that most active soldiers were on drugs meant most deployed soldiers were undisciplined and likely making impulsive decisions throughout the war, except for japan. Why Japan matters is that their methods of training would come to cement how the next a little under a century of ground level warfare would play out as the japanese model of training was through conditioning, a method of training that would be used by the American army to raise the number of infantry shooting from 25% in the world wars to 95% popularizing conditioning and allowing decades of refined methods of training from all over the world to condition predominantly male soldiers to be capable of killing dozens to hundreds of hostiles per soldiers without resilience
>the gun ruined warfare
The invention of a mobile cannon or rifle as most people put it ruined warfare, war has now reduced to ground level squad tactics split between firing squads with minor air combat laced in(especially with the rise of automated warfare this becomes an increasing reality) between missions single handingly reducing the need for medieval age tactics like sieges, bombardments, raids etc dramatically in most forms of combat

That's all I gotta say
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If autistic people have more intrinsic motivation to do work than neurotypicals, how would socialism/communism, under a majority autistic population, work out? I tried talking about this on normal 4chan, but there were so many misconception like: "socialism is when the government does stuff" and "plumbers are paid the same as doctors"
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Leftist MIDIs

Are there any good MIDIs of leftist music? The ones I find are absolute crap.
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>/pol/yps going about their day but then they remember may,1945.
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Canada Snap Election

Justin Trudeau has just called for a snap election


The election will take place on September 20th and right now it seems likely the Liberals will gain a majority in parliament
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What are your thoughts on gig economy shit like uber and uber eats? It's just another way to destroy labor rights and get maximum profit paying minimum wage?
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Baudrillard critique of Marxism

Baudrillard is one of the few who was able to critique Marxism from a resonable and not cucked perspective.
Especially in The Mirror of Production his criticisms are from the prespective of some one knowledgeable of Marx.
Now that the dust has settled was he right nearly about everything?
I mean look at China
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KPRF seems to be getting ahead in the russian elections

Moscow. September 20th. INTERFAX.RU - After processing 99% of the protocols for the elections to the State Duma in the Khabarovsk Territory, the Communist Party gained 26.51%, the chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Khabarovsk Territory Denis Kuzmenko told reporters on Monday.

According to him, United Russia got 24.50% of the vote, the Liberal Democratic Party - 16.19%.

The 5% threshold was crossed by the parties: "New People" - 7.72%, "Fair Russia - For Truth" - 6.45%, "Party of Pensioners" - 5.74%.

In the 69th single-mandate constituency out of ten candidates in the top three, Boris Gladkikh from the United Russia party, he gained 25.58%. The representative of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Petr Perevezentsev got 20.79%, the candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Alexander Fedchishin - 9.11%. The turnout was 44.27%.

There were nine candidates in the 70th single-mandate constituency. The majority belongs to Pavel Simigin from United Russia - 18.14%. Larisa Zvinyatskaya, a representative of the Communists of Russia party, gained 16.14%. For the candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party Ivan Pilyaev, 15.22% of voters cast their votes. The turnout is 42.46%.

https://www.interfax.ru/russia/792303 (article is in russian and i passed it through google translate)
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The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Just noticed how average Taylor Swift is. I listened to the Shake It Off Video because I wanted to remember the world of 2014.

The song is "ok". Not super catchy, not horrible. She looks "ok". Not sexy or beautiful, but kinda cute. I have no deep theory about this, it just feels remarkably manufactured and it's kind of weirding me out. Like someone just got this random girl and built a whole spectacle around her that doesn't even manage to be a spectacle.
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Which country is most likely to become a communist/socialist state next?
I think India may have a small chance.
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Values vs. prices regarding labour power

I get it in the abstract world of perfect capitalism, but how does this work in the real world? Cockshott and others have proved there is strong corelation between values and prices. But how come the values and prices of labour power are so different?
Example: i need 2 hours to make a pair of jeans and a chinese/bangladeshi/pakistani worker also needs 2 horus to make a pair of the same jeans - the values of these labour powers being somewhat equal. Yet the price of my labour power in the west is lets say 20 € an hour and the price of their labour power is 2 €an hour (and maybe not even that). Why is this?
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Michael Hudson's recent lectures

Michael H gave some quality lectures recently for the Global University for Sustainability, Hong Kong. And in May he gave a lecture to positiva pengar, a swedish association or whatever. This guy will die soon, so cherish his words of wisdom.




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United States of Greater Austria

Is there a socialist case to be made for it? Let's say hypocritically Austria-Hungary survives world war I and turns socialist, is there a socialist case to be made to keep a United States of Greater Austria as a socialist project? Remember Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia were originally capitalist.
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/ita/ - Spaghetti Communism

A grande richiesta e dopo un'inutile e penosa scissione, rieccoci.sandinistaSandinista
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Picrel is an actual communist future

From a thread about the meaning of life:
“I think humans are very foolish to assume some sort of power or mastery of Nature, I don’t personally believe humans can ever hope to match the power of the natural world, however stewardship of our own world for the time our species exists is a worthy goal, I feel

But much more “happily ever after” on Earth than the sci-fi space and techno nonsense lots of people want

Idk why so many people ignore the idea of using scientific knowledge, economic planning, genuine empathy for each other and other living things, and genuine direct democracy to create a paradise on Earth instead of some futile fantasy of conquering space and building some extrasolar “empire” to what ends no one fuckin knows”
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I keep dreaming about her
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I understand Vaccines are a safe and effective way of preventing diseases, I just dont like how Globalist Corporations are using us like Useful idiots to shill their products for free.

Pfiser has a shittonne of Lawsuits against it but no one ever said it.
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Happy 9/11!

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time to post islamo-schizoism
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Class priviledge on M-L states.

How many of the right-wing propaganda about Castro, Maduro, Chavez and their family being very wealthy is true? Today I was having a meal with some friends and the topic was brought into discussion.
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this is why we have a muscle girl thread, isn't it?
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King Lear appreciation thread

Post king lear's pastas here. Certainly he's a great anon we can make fun of?

(Meant to be sarcastic)
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Where is the shittiest place you've noticed ads recently?

In western cities and media, commercial ads are so normalized that it's surreal to see a city without them. Printed on sports fields and sports jerseys, water-bottles, t-shirts, sides of city buildings, bus stops, train stations, train carriages. Ads on public television channels go for 4 minutes per 15 minutes, seeing as half-hour shows go for 22 minutes. There is literally an ad going through you right now; thank fuck humans don't receive radio yet. One day we will have mandatory ads instead of taxes holy shit.

Where do you see ads and think they shouldn't be?
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Give me your spiciest 9/11 memes

Trying to get banned from leftbook today
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Repost this within 30 seconds or you will never die.
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>I suffer in Venezuela
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Third worldism isn't a call for defeatism for socialists in the first world. It's a call to move to the third world and establish socialism where it is most likely to emerge and to fight with brethren from the global south to kill and destroy any attempt to destroy socialism there yet again. Trying to turn the first world socialist is futile and just motivated by comfort and laziness.
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Desktop thread

We're on a new board, so why not a new desktop thread? Let's keep this board active. Hopefully a fresh thread will draw some activity.

You know the drill: post your desktops, talk rice, etc etc.gentooGentoo
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What "is" (anarchist) nihilism?
Sort of related, but I've been reading desert and I understand some of the themes, but I'm lost at a couple of ideas. I'll have to reread through my notes later, but I want to ask if someone could explain what makes civilization inherently harmful.
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/wydna/ - Kantbot, Pseudodoxology, Tankerpills, and Wydna

Seems like there are a few people on leftypol interested in this subject so I thought I'd create a thread dedicated to discussing the Wydna collective and Pseudodoxology podcast
>What is Wydna?
Wydna is a research collective dedicated to reading history through a unique lens. Taking inspiration from Marxism and Accelerationism, Kantbot and other members of the collective dedicate themselves to uncovering the conspiracies, traditions and ideologies that circle the elites of the British and American Empires. Through their podcast, they discuss secret societies, scandals, and factions of the deep state in a fashion considered unconventional to our current interpretation of history.
>That sounds great, where can I learn more?
Their episodes are paywalled, so that's why I'm making this thread. I will be uploading some of their more noteworthy episodes on request here for those who aren't interested in paying the 5$ a month on patreon.
You can listen to their most popular episodes for free on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/45p4IYDT96zuulXl1oH5wW?si=4uuH0B85RjWbbqdEmnwQkw
And I will be filling this thread with links to episodes I consider noteworthy.
I'll start by uploading their episode on the history of political economy, which is 7 hours, so I'll be breaking the audio up into several parts. This post, OP, contains the first 3.
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The youth are based????

So I was just told by a friend I have within the Party of communists USA that their Youth League actually just surpassed the CPUSA's YCL and their membership is rising pretty quickly. The PCUSA is firmly Marxist-Leninist and non-revisionist. What is it with youths and wanting to go into non-revisionist parties? One would think they would just settle for DSA but maybe they are more based than some of you would like to think?
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I don't want to work tomorrow
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News 9/20/21

Rivals allege mass fraud as Russian pro-Putin party wins big majority
Some Moscow-based Communists who felt cheated called for a protest in the Russian capital on Monday evening. The central square they named as the venue was sealed off by police beforehand. One of the disappointed Communists, Mikhail Lobanov, had been far ahead, based on a regular voting tally, but suddenly learned he had lost out to a United Russia candidate once electronic votes were added in after a long delay. "I know that such a result is simply not possible," Lobanov wrote on Twitter, calling for people to gather to discuss "next steps." Candidates opposed to United Russia in Moscow had been ahead in more than half of 15 electoral districts, but all lost after electronic voters were added in.

Six Palestinian prisoners hunger strike in bid for freedom from detention without charge or trial
SIX Palestinian political prisoners are continuing their hunger strike in protest against being held without charge or trial, the PLO’s prisoners and ex-prisoners’ affairs commission said today. Kayed Fasfous, Mikdad Qawasme, Alaa Araj, Hisham Abu Hawwash, Rayiq Bisharat and Shadi Abu Aker are among the 520 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons on draconian “administrative detention” orders.

Antifa burn barricades & clash with police at protest against trial of left-wing activist in Germany (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
Antifa activists erected barricades in Leipzig, Germany and clashed with officers outside police headquarters on Saturday. They are demanding the release of a young radical activist accused of attacking members of "the far right."
The activists from Schwarzer Block (Black Bloc) and other left-wing groups carried lit flares as they marched to a police headquarters.

LDP contender Sanae Takaichi says she'd accept U.S. intermediate-range missiles
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Sanae Takaichi, a contender in the ruling party’s Sept. 29 presidential election, said Sunday that it is “absolutely necessary” for the United States to deploy ground-based intermediate-range missiles in Japan amid the growing security threat from China.

N.Korea warns U.S. risks 'dangerous nuclear arms race' over Australia subs
"These are extremely undesirable and dangerous acts which will upset the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region and trigger off a chain of nuclear arms race," the North's foreign ministry said in a comment carried by the official KCNA news agency. The North criticised Washington's "double-dealing attitude," singling out White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki's remarks that it does not seek conflict with China but the decision was to shore up regional security.

Cuba vaccinates children as young as 2 in strategy to reopen schools, economy
In September, Cuba became the first country in the world to begin the mass vaccination of kids as young as age 2 against Covid-19. While the coronavirus vaccines aren't mandatory, parents and children have been filling clinics, hospitals and even converted schools to get the shot for their kids.

Financing for irregular settlements proposed in Uruguay
At the end of a meeting of the CA Political Board, its leader and senator, Guido Manini, outlined that it consists of 'taking advantage or using the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) granted the country a month ago.

Climate protesters blockade London M25 motorway for 4th time in just 7 days
Climate activists belonging to environmentalist group Insulate Britain have blocked slip roads and the motorway of the M25 London orbital for the fourth time in a week, once again causing disruption. On Monday, Insulate Britain returned to the busy motorway to demand that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government improve insulation in housing, which they see as a crucial step in addressing climate change.

UK meat industry warns of imminent threat to supplies from CO2 crisis
Some of Britain's meat processors will run out of carbon dioxide (CO2) within five days, forcing them to halt production and impacting supplies to food retailers, the head of the industry's lobby group warned on Monday.

Survey reveals nine out of 10 gig economy workers suffer abuse at work
NINE out of 10 workers in the so-called gig economy have suffered abuse and violence at work, a new survey has revealed. Two-thirds have been physically assaulted, and the worst-affected victims are black and minority ethnic (BAME) workers, of whom 60 per cent say incidents of verbal abuse and violence take place as often as once a month.
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/nu-imageboard/ megathread

Every few months, people come up with an idea to create a new imageboard, since mostly everyone is dissatisfied with the state of vichan/lainchan, or thinks they can do it better. Having better software would greatly enhance the experience for both regular users and mods, and have more crossover appeal to “normies”. The problem is that no one can agree on the technical or more importantly non technical decisions on how one would go about making an actual, usable replacement for lainchan.

In fact, people don't even agree on whether the imageboard replacement should be an imageboard at all. This thread is a merged, consolidated, megathread of all the various attempts at answering this question that people have made.

Previously, there was a thread on outreach to lainchan, including a strawpoll:

The poll determined it should be built in Java, but a significant minority wanted to use a functional programming language, esp. Haskell, or Clojure/Lisp.

The only way a new imageboard will be built is if multiple people, technical jannies and lurker-programmers, from here and lainchan and even elsewhere, actually collaborate on a single project and concentrate their efforts on this.

There are important technical and non technical questions to be answered.

Namely, do we even want an imageboard?

Some anons have suggested a radical re-imagining of the medium of anonymous communication where boards are replaced with tags. Some want named accounts, some want textboards, the ideas are endless. Is there anything to be improved upon with the imageboard concept, and if so, what? If reddit is an improved version of the phpbb type forums of old, what does a “modern” version of a chan look like?

Feel free to use this thread for any polls, discussion, of the formats, technical, or non technical decisions related to a vichan replacement both for this site and in general.

Also comment on:

Concept: Classic Imageboard vs something else
Architecture: Monolith vs Microservices
Distributed: Distributed/Federated vs Standalone
Front end: SPA (ex: Angular, React) vs Server Side HTML templating
Backend Language: Java, C#, Lisp, Rust, Golang, PHP, etc.
Database: SQL vs NoSQL
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I hate my dick

This is as hard as it can get it's so tiny and thin I hate it, not only that but I'm cursed with an extreme ED
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Is life truly worth living? Is a better world even still possible? These questions have been on my mind the past hour.
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/pol/ censoring anything anti alt-right

I'm a long time lurker on 4chan, only browsing sections like /pol/ to laugh about how stupid the users there are. But I always thought that it was all for freedom of speech

However today I decided to post something that highlighted the stupidity of the racism there just to find it deleted in under a minute even though it quickly gained 10 angry responses right after I posted it (just to be safe I'm not posting what I posted here).

It makes me reconsider the fact that maybe there aren't that many people on the alt-right and that /pol/ is an artificially created echo chamber for them.

Has anyone else here experienced similar issues of censorship on /pol/ ?
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You will never have your ethnostate
You will never have that race war
You will never have a tradwife gf
You will never lose your virginity
You will never have a chin
You will never bed a woman
You will never be a manbolshevikBolshevik
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Funny thread, post memes
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Curious about /pol/'s beliefs.

How can /pol/ become so conservative, if not outright fascistic? Is it because most /pol/cunts are Christians? If yes, do they really live by their standings and statements regarding what is immoral and what isn't (e.g., porn, homosexuality, abortion, alcohol, etc.)?
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go ahead and speak in your native language
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Lefty Animator Appreciation Thread

Let's have a thread for commie / left wing animators.

Any Hiroshi Harada fans here? For those unfamiliar, Harada is best known for his 1992 subversive horror film "Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki," AKA, "Midori." He's also known for injecting socialist messages into his work, the exploitation of the vulnerable for the sake of profit being a common theme.

I strongly recommend anyone with an interest in animation check out his 1985 film "The Death Lullaby." It's a violent, surreal, apocalyptic fever dream of a movie (animated entirely by a 23 year old Harada!) about a boy with deformed teeth who faces intense bullying from his peers. What some may not realize is that the plot of the film is actually a metaphor for the Sanrizuka Struggle in which a collection of farmers and left wing radicals fought efforts by the Japanese government to forcibly remove residents of the Chiba prefecture in order to construct an airport.
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"don't laugh but I need to tell you something"
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Good ending for rapists

At least they have fun before they eventually back to hell
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I find the entitlement of the bourgeois strange

Normally I wouldn't give too much of a shit as to whatever the hell the wealthy do as they're all just ordinary people like anyone else that spend their time consuming commodities or begging for attention

But why do these people go through such extreme lengths to justify the exploitation of working class citizens, at a certain point in their lifespans they are aware that trying to find increasingly convoluted methods of exploiting others ruining god knows how many lives for their own benefit even if that benefit adds to nothing as they already have more money than they could ever realistically need is fucking idiotic and they shouldnt place themselves on some moral high ground right? What drives this entitlement
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pls sticky
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Q &amp; A

Thread for Questions and Answers that don't really belong in other threads as well as source requests.

- Questions
- Answers
- Anime/Manga sauce
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ITT laugh at /pol/tards

Send links and screenshots of that dogshit board, I need to laugh at something fucking funny today
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where did all these newfags come from?
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There is no afterlife, death feels the same as sleeping

The moment your nervous system breaks down and prevents your brain from being able to send electrical signals to your body, simply put your fucking dead permanently and your body will decay due to a lack of stimuli. There is no afterlife only an infinite void of blackness that feels like nothing, you do not become "reborn" as someone else as all living matter is simply electrons neutrons and protons organizing themselves to form complex structures and can only recreate itself through the fertiziliation of eggs or asexual methods of reproduction, you're not a "God" you're an organism that evolved over millions of years to be able to have a brain that can send electrical signals to your body to be able to observe, react and learn to survive and thrive in your environment. God isnt real and there is no proof of him or a god existing throughout the entirety of the universes undefined length of history being that the bug bang is based off observable distances of light, you will die and your systems will decay into tissue which will decay into cells which will decay into simple chemicals which radiate over dozens to millions of years into atoms and decay further down to the most basic of fundamental particles, you will not be remembered for anything special, the human species will go inevitably go extinct long before the universe experiences total heat death or cosmic inflation strong enough to tear whatever holds fundamental particles together apart and you will feel nothing the entire way through it. Religion and belief of a god is a cope for the inevitable reality all living matter will face that can be fully realized through empirical observation.
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He ruined everything

Not only did his policies see multiple sectors of the chinese economy slow down if not actively deindustrialize but his push towards dominating every industry in the west regardless if those industries would actually be helpful to china like fucking EVs and shitty smartphones wasted a fuck ton of government revenue that could've been better spent anywhere else like improving and expanding its military and healthcare, and now china experiences 2 billionaires popping into existence every week and more government revenue being distributed to god awful corporations inflating debt and slowing down the industrialization of china in a time where much of china is still poor and lacks basic access to water. It's like watching post stalin leaders of the USSR or even worse putin try to handle their positions without becoming American lapdogs or turning the russia pro corporate neoliberal hellhole
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GPT-3 IWW opinions

Hyperbeamed GPT-3 Dungeon AI and asked it about the IWW. The AI really wanted me to join the green party and was resistant to anarcho-communist thought at first but I think I made it so frustrated it eventually played along.
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Do you have hope, fellow eastern europeans?

Is communism a lost cause in Eastern Europe?
>millions of eastern europeans are wage slaving in the west for almost nothing
>many are literal slaves in the UK (now not so much), Italy and Spain
>people blame muh communism that fucked up the country, not the now 30 years old capitalism that burried us alive
>old people who lived in the communist era are dying and those who are still alive are being mocked for their beliefs
>young people are either braiwashed by the western dream, too poor to think about politics or straight up fascists
>the so called communists are zoomers who think more about idpol than class struggle
Do you have hope? Are we doomed?
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A question

Ok now let's say you have 3 states
A neoliberal, pro corporate, capitalist state
A marxist leninist state
And a facist state where all forms of public and private institutions are owned by strongmen leaders

Could you form 3 identical developed societies in all 3 of these states simply by enforcing the exact same policies regardless of the system these states are working with? If so why?
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/fit/ general - Builtfat Edition

Ask your /fit/ related questions here.

Beginner's Health and Fitness Guide, aka "the /fit/ sticky"

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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 Theree 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 Engles 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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Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Q&A

This is not a debate thread. I encourage debate on this topic to happen in /leftypol/, as it would have anyway. This is an /edu/cational thread only.

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the third and highest stage of communist theory, was synthesized in 1982 by the Peruvian Communist Party (known in bourgeois sources by the epithet "Sendero Luminoso"). Here is the document they published concerning this: http://library.redspark.nu/1982_-_Maoism._On_Marxism-Leninism-Maoism
Parties and organizations that uphold MLM theory in the modern day include:
>Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun
>Peru People’s Movement (Reorganisation Committee)
>Communist Party of Brazil (Red Faction)
>Red Faction of the Communist Party of Chile
>Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Columbia
>Revolutionary Nucleus for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Mexico
>Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist
>Committee Red Flag, FRG
>Maoist Communist Party, French State
Red Flag Collective, Finland
>Committees for the Foundation of the (Maoist) Communist Party of Austria
>Tjen Folket - Communist League, Norway
>Committee to Reconstitute the Communist Party of the USA
>Communist Nucleus Nepal
Two other well-known parties are affiliated in part with MLM, although their political orientation overlaps significantly with what we'd call "Mao Zedong Thought" which is not the same thing:
>Communist Party of India (Maoist)
>Communist Party of Philippines
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Nazis' 1932 Anti-Marxist Propaganda Guide

I've been digging through a Nazi propaganda archive hosted by Calvin University, a Christian university in Michigan, and came across a 1932 essay from Nazi propagandist Fritz Oerter titled "Our Speakers in the Anti-Marxist Battle," published in their agitprop journal "Our Will and Way."


It's an interesting historical document, and I also believe there might be things we can learn from it, because the Nazis were trying to figure out Marxists' strengths and weaknesses at the time with the goal of winning over workers and recruiting ex-Marxists into their ranks. So it's like an enemy document about how they would target us in the battle of rhetoric and public attention. There are some things in the essay that I think are worth pondering.

The article begins by mentioning that the Nazis had gone as far as they could winning over members of the "'middle class' reactionary front" and that they risked wearing them out in terms of attendance at public rallies and so on, and the party wanted to expand beyond their middle class / petit-bourgeoisie base and recruit workers, which posed many challenges.

>Those citizens whom we could interest in our world view through marches and mass meetings, the sensible members of the middle class, have been reached. The “middle class” reactionary front has been ground down — despite their election “victory” of 6 November. Nationalist circles are the ones that increasingly visited our mass meetings, that saw our marches with growing enthusiasm, and remain today about 95% of the attendees at our meetings, although they have long since been won over to National Socialism.

Next, Oerter claims the party had won over a "large number of former Marxists" and that the Social Democrats in particular "are fighting desperately for their survival … Still, Marxist propaganda, and especially its press, regularly succeeds in leading people who have seen the light back into error, and bringing them back under the control of Marxist party leaders."

The Nazis viewed Marxism as founded in and nurtured within liberalism, which afforded it some protection, while also challenging liberalism with the strength of being a younger movement challenging an older movement.

>Liberalism was not able to resist Marxism. The liberal parties and ideologies could only fight defensively against a worldview with greater strength and clarity of purpose. Even the Marxist worker who long doubted and sought for something better eventually had to conclude that Marxism is the only worldview that can bring a new and better society and economic order. Who can hold it against him that he rejected the forces that denied him equality and a share in the results of his labor? The German worker absorbed Marxism in his parents’ home, and was surrounded by people who thought the same in the workplace. In what remained of his sound understanding, he knew that there was a flaw somewhere in the worldview. He realized that there was a catch somewhere to the lovely teachings of “expropriating the expropriators,” of “the equality of everyone with a human face,” of “international brotherhood,” of “international solidarity,” but he did not know where, and there was no one to show him the contradictions, the weak points, in the thinking of Karl Marx and his followers.

Then the essay goes into the usual stuff about how Marxism and socialists are everything to blame for what's wrong with Germany, but admits that trying to fight it requires some understanding of it. Also, they felt that attacking Marxist leaders (Marx, Engels, Lenin, etc.) wasn't so successful, because while that might cause a Marxist's conviction to rattle a bit, it didn't really change a Marxist worldview.

Therefore, the Nazis aimed to present Marxist aims as utopian (sounds familiar?), erroneous, and "lead in the wrong direction." They also wanted to train their members to be able to speak and debate, and they were having trouble "holding their own against opponents," and Nazi Party functionaries were not preparing their members for the task very well because they treated them "as if they were a bit stupid." A general lack of knowledge about Marxism was a problem for these counter-propagandists who "are like army officers who have good soldiers, but do not know how strong the enemy is or where he is located."

Plus, they were thinking about optics, and were concerned with how they dressed for public meetings, and trying to find the right balance between being too sloppy and too elegant:

>It is nonsense to think that a popular style of speaking (which often turns out to be vulgar) is enough to win sympathy for the speaker in a meeting of workers. The opposite! The Marxist worker can tell what is genuine and what is artificial. When he sees that a speaker has taken on a “popular” style of speaking, or that he wears a shirt without a collar, or rolled up sleeves or other things like that, he becomes reserved and critical. Obviously a workers’ meeting is not a university auditorium. The speech must be simple and clear. But coarse language and shabby clothing generally harm the overall impression, just as do an elevated, lecturing style and elegant dress. There is too much of this going on, in part due to a lack of through training that is replaced by outward appearances.

So, they seemed to believe (if I'm reading this right) that one of their problems is that they were *too* focused on optics, trying to present an appearance over substance and feels over reals. So they were dressing down *too* much, which came across as fake, or they wanted to appear respectable, so they overdressed. "Unnecessary exaggeration is also harmful," Oerter writes. Hyperbole, in other words, and prematurely declaring victory. Oerter mentions a Nazi speaker making an exaggerated prediction of Nazi Party electoral success in the Nov. 6, 1932 elections, when the Nazi Party actually lost seats, which they felt was damaging to their reputation.

Another problem involved speakers misleading people about the subjects of public talks, and mixing up discussions about worldviews with discussions about current events. A Nazi speaker would hold an event titled "Marxism or German workers" and then discuss stuff in the news, which didn't failed to win anyone over to Nazism. That reminds me of some of our dear friends from 4chan who have a confused worldview and prefer to mostly talk about random bullshit in the news. The Nazis also liked to send out "former Marxists" give speeches, and Oerter describes states that Marxists know "that Soviet Russia is not a land of milk and honey," but just repeating that over and over again doesn't really matter to believing Marxists – we've heard it all before. It doesn't really shake the worldview to learn that the USSR is not a utopia.

>[The wavering Marxist] did not come to listen to a former Marxist speaker to hear these things again. He wants to hear something different. He wants to know why this former Marxist left the red flag and now fights for the swastika. He is a seeker. He has lost faith in Marx and his doctrines. His world is threatening to collapse, and he wants a new and better worldview. The former Marxist who found a new worldview in National Socialism should help his former party members to make a final break with Marxism. He should make it easier to for them to become National Socialists. The Marxist worker wants to hear why the speaker today opposes which he once honestly fought for, perhaps for more than a generation. He wants to know why the speaker chose National Socialism, and how it is superior to Marxist thinking.

>… [wavering Marxists] want a plausible justification and good reasons for doing what they instinctively feel. For decades the materialist worldview was pumped into them. They learned to evaluate everything from a materialistic and rational perspective. As convinced Marxists, they were ruled by cold, clear reason, not by feelings. Mind and stomach, not heart and soul, were the driving forces behind events. In their heart and soul, many of these former Marxist workers are already National Socialists; only their materialism keeps them from breaking with the false gods of the past.

So, what can we learn from all this? How do we use these observations to strengthen on our own movement and improve where we might be lacking? How can we resist far-right techniques in the future when they reorganize themselves? Please add observations of your own. Here's what I think:

(1) Media is really important. The Nazis really didn't like the socialist press and saw this as one of our major strengths. Naturally, one of the first things they did when taking power was to smash our printing presses. Today, there are new forms of media and I think we should avail ourselves to it as much as possible.

(2) Nazi speakers liked to blab about current events but were weak in terms of ideology / worldview. This is no surprise, but I think it's evident in a lot of right-wing media today. See: Tim Pool. One of the most effective reactionary speakers in North America in recent years in terms of worldview has been Jordan Peterson, but he floundered in a highly public debate with Slavoj Zizek and has had health problems.

(3) To be able to win people over to a Marxist worldview requires a solid understanding of Marx and Engels. Therefore: read.

(4) Don't get caught up on defending leaders so much or dead historical figures. I think the Chinese formulation of "70% correct, 30% incorrect" is useful here. Right wingers attacking Marxist leaders and historical figures is what they really shouldn't be doing.

(5) Don't stress optics too much but don't discount it. I think this Nazi essayist was basically correct that you shouldn't look sloppy but you shouldn't overdress. The Nazis saw problems with their own members both dressing down too much and appearing too professorial.

(6) The Nazis saw themselves in a "battle for the soul." Feels over reals. It's an irrational worldview. But they recognized that many Marxists had doubts in their convictions, would waver, and the Nazis were right there waiting to provide a plausibly-enough-sounding justification for weak Marxists to break with the ideology for their own.

By the way, I think Xi Jinping recognizes a similar vulnerability and believes in the importance of stressing a strong belief in socialism, which smacks to some Marxists as a kind of subjectivist idealism, but is he wrong about that? He said: "Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered … In the end nobody was a real man, nobody came out to resist … Facts have repeatedly proved that the most dangerous moment is when one wavers or begins to show doubt in one's ideals and convictions." One article on this states that Xi's sense of mission marks a difference between him and his predecessors, whom Zhao Ziyang (a former general secretary) described as "lacking ideals, lacking historical responsibility, and lacking vision."
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Martial arts thread

Comrades let's have a thread for martial arts, combat sports and self defense. Striking, grappling, all styles welcome (except fake ass shit). Let's talk about training, techniques, fights, fighters, etc. Here's a fun fact: One of the many achievements of the soviets was founding their own combat system, sambo, which proved to be extremely effective and is still widely practiced today. Also, Judo orange belt here (AMA if you want)
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test poast
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Why are there so many japanese marxist economists?
Is there a secret history of marxism in japan we don't know about?
Is their work any good? How was it received in japan?
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ITT Big anime tiddies

itt hueg fricken 2d oppai
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serial experiments lain

just got thru watching this and a bunch of youtube videos trying to explain it. still fucking confused by this series, is lain god or not?
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I-I think I miss junko guys.
Don't get me wrong, most tripfags and memeflaggots are trash, but Junko actually contributed to the discussion and her posts were decent.

Junko where are you? Pls come back.
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/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General

5th Edition: Real succdem hour edition

Discuss anything on Southeast Asian politics. Elections, open orgs, Myanmar breaking apart or just random shit. There’r still dozens of us… hopefully!

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

Last threads:
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new chinlet dropped
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On the relation between idpol and fascism

Do you guys agree that idpol is a stepping stone towards fascism? Or is idpol petite fascism already?
Knowing that Fascism is:
>a form of (authoritarian) (ultra)nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society
aka. "muh identity uber alles".
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what's the latest retarded discussion you had?

for me, it was about how skin colour in anime is usually white instead of being dark or yellow(considering it was produced by Asians) and how the eyes are bright-coloured for one simple reason, these traits were considered rare and beautiful by people who created anime, and because blonde white people are fetishized in Asia as opposed to blacks, which is, therefore, another example of the superiority of white beauty.

so yeah, he was kicked out of the library.
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Why does he do that?

Not even trolling the sigma energy is through the roof but what's the reason?
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The first thing we have to look at is its composition. Your eyes are automatically drawn to the smile. It’s a smug mocking smile and combined with the eyes, it seems to stare at you. Almost as if it were all-knowing, it knows something you don’t know and is looking at you, mocking you. This reminds me of Alberti’s Theorem and various works of renaissance art. As if I recall correctly, Alberti suggests among many other things to add a figure which seems to be looking out at the viewer and you will see this in some of Botticelli’s artworks like Madonna of the Pomegranate. But if anything, it reminds me of a painting I have talked about a million times, Vir Heroicus Sublimis which is simply a massive red canvas, larger than a human. It hangs there on the wall, seemingly glaring down at the viewer. Its purpose is to intimidate, to trigger primitive feelings. And one could compare this to the shroomjak. It is the painting triggering a primitive emotion and that’s why the commenter replied with “kys”.

But another thing to touch on in its composition which makes it intimidating is that it’s holding steadfast eye contact. Many people will agree that in the physical world that this is intimidating. Maintained eye contact can be read as a sign of sexual interest or aggression among a few other things. If a stranger is making prolonged eye contact, it triggers feelings of discomfort. And if you yourself hold contact for long, the other person could take it as an invitation for a fight.

And this is what is happening. The mushroom might not be challenging you to a fight but it’s staring you down. It is asserting dominance and people in higher positions of power will generally hold their eye contact longer. They are asking you to submit. The mushroom is asking you to submit.
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would you work at the north Korean meme department for 1000 won per week and a free girlfriend/boyfriend?
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Why is everyone ignoring the political aspect of this story? This guy was a vegan, animal activist and a hippy leftist

If he was a Trump supporter every news station would be talking about it non stop and you know it
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What is the ''origin'' of white supremacy???

I've been wondering, if white supremacy does exist, what's the history behind it, according to a socialist perspective? What events have they endured in the Middle Ages that led to them being extremely supremacist and racist? Is it because of trauma? Or something else entirely?
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How we've lost both the future and the present.

The technologies of both being a celebrity and of paparazzi have evolved insanely; being a subcelebrity is actually a fucking career now, you can play games for 6
hours a day, make 30 videos on tiktok and whatever and actually have enough cash to live by. Worst, being a subcelebrity can be a side gig, like some regular
ass people with some 2000 followers on instagram receiving gifts from Netflix and Amazon, obviously a marketing ploy. As result, the published details of
one's life is more and more thrite and the insane amount of people being watched means that the lines between entertainenmt, a product of multiple days of labor,
a just being present in the now have been blurried.
When your mom wants everyone to not eat before she can take a picture of the party decoration of your grandmas birthday and will only eat after responding to the
dopamine rush of getting likes and hearthing comments, the present is not building up towards the future, like in modernity, nor is it the place we are at, but
buildung up towards a curated memory of itself. Matter of fact, few of us take time crafting art, but boy we curate it; like, compare the amount of movies you've
watched to the amount you have made. It seems absurd, but remember, 100 years ago if you wanted to listen to music, you'd either learn to do it on a guitar or
know someone that does, you wouldn't buy it.
Social media is an art gallerie that's exposes sand castles built in a rainy day. It'd say the best way to describe this current era is neither pos-modernitiny,
a world past narratives, nor the liquid modernity of Bauman, a world of quickly fading narratives, but a dog chasing it's own tail. Always putting effort in
an impossible goal (the present we deny in the process of recording it). The age of Sisyphus.

Yes, pretentious faggot that reads Hal Foster
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death note

I love death note. And I love light yagami as a character.

However it was very obvious that his entire worldview is extremely… reactionary I guess? Or like darwinist? Killing criminals and not trying to fix underlying problems is obvioiusly retarded. I wonder if any normalfags were able to make this obsevation
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Proposal Agenda 13/09/20 - 17/09/20

Hello everyone. This is the thread to make this week's proposals. To see last week's successful proposals, please go to the voting topic for this week. We have these proposals which failed previously, that perhaps we should discuss again this week (I won't put these on the docket, unless someone actually brings them up with amendments so they might pass this time):

Proposal: Equip each board with a sticky detailing its purpose and rules. This should ideally include any and all of the various and more or less obscure bylaws, such as covid denialism being allowed in the covid-19 general but nowhere else. (this proposal has now not been accepted for 2 weeks and is STALE, it will be removed next week)

proposal: filter "socially conservative" to "actually reactionary"

proposal: filter "socially conservative" to "socially inept"

proposal: filter "stupid pol" to "stupid polyps" and "stupidpol" to "stupid polyps"

Once again, I must clarify that ONLY MODS CAN ACTUALLY VOTE ON PROPOSALS OR VOTES. Anons are free to have their say and offer suggestions and feedback to improve proposals/votes but these are only advisory and user votes are not counted for official decisionmaking. But who knows, a persuasive enough argument might sway the mod team to your cause?

Please reply to this post to post proposals for consideration next week. If a user proposal seems like a good idea, we may adopt it and make it official. Thanks everyone. Feel free to post your opinions but try not to spam or needlessly bicker back and forth in order to keep the thread clear and legible. Any off-topic posts may be removed without warning.
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Can you be an anarchist and a buiness owner?

Or am i approching Anarchism the wrong way but asking about what dosen't make an anarchist? I haven't done that much theory reading, but i've run into anarchist who disregard theory all together.
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Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Hate Thread

These two are supposed to be the Citizen Kane of anime, everyone loves them, yet they are such fucking garbage, literal trash, why are they so fucking bad holy shit.
And I watched it when I was a kid and even then I HATED it, I had a friend who also watched DBZ and he hated it too, even we who were just two little dumbass kids could recognize how shit this cartoon was. And dont get me started on Super.
Naruto is just as bad if not worse, they somehow contradict their own message every god damn time, and have a little privileged retarded kid as the main character who was born with le epic god powers, and never works a day in his life to achieve anything, its all just handed to him
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Why are the people on leftypol such utter porkified faggots? All these people literally think in the confines set by capitalists, they all suffer from capitalist realism, I think the reason so many worship the USSR is largely because it wasn’t that far from regular porky society
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Germanic Tribesman and Roman Helments

Is it true that after sacking Roam, that the Germans wore Roman helmets?
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As fall begins in Northern Hemisphere, school reopenings fuel global spread of COVID-19
>The global state of the pandemic and the role that schools play as centers of viral transmission make clear that all schools must be closed in order to eradicate COVID-19.

This article is a vital assessment of the global state of the pandemic and the contributing factors of transmission - I.e. schools and workplaces - and clearly outlines the universal action required to eradicate COVID 19. Much thanks for the immense amount of research and work that went in to this piece by Evan Blake and WSWS.
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Urbanization and Rural Decline

What is the explanation of urbanization and rural decline, happening across the whole world? its more pronounced in advanced economies like Japan, German, the US, etc.

Is it inevitable? Is it good and progressive or bad?
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The Boys

I have never seen a show cause more butthurt on /tv/ than this. What are leftypols thoughts?
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About a week ago I applied to the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Today I got a call from who I assume is the head honcho of member affairs for my region's chapter or whatever, and we talked for a bit. On an ideological level everything he described sounded fine, although he did say that members will have to participate in mandatory activities, protesting and helping people apply for rent aid and stuff like that.
I was wondering if anyone else who's a member of a socialist organization could enlighten me on what's going to be expected of me, and what it's like to be a member of a socialist org. I mean, is it just gonna be a bunch of bullshit? Handing out immediately-disposed-of flyers? Will it be difficult?

Also, I just moved from a small town to the big city, I don't know anyone, and I was hoping that I could make friends and maybe even get a girlfriend through the party. Is that possible?
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Which philosophers came up with the most plausible explanation for the meaning or purpose of life? I'm growing tired of atheistic materialist nihilism.
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How is social democracy faring?

Sup anons. Kind of a theory let here. A lot of Leninist argue that social democracy is bad and is being hollowed out currently and it is only a middle way thing used to appease the working class or oppress them if and when a socialist government is erected somewhere.

Can anyone articulate or provide sources or something as to why socdem is wrong and how it’s currently failing? Thanks
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Joseph Stalin was a Zionist. If he was alive today in leadership he'd be friends with Israel leadership defending them every step of the way just like he did the entire time he was alive

>Who saved Israel in 1947?

>The usual answer is Truman, but it could just as easily be Stalin – a bit of diplomatic history that offers lessons for Jerusalem today.

>November 29 marks the 70th anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 181, recommending the partition of Mandate Palestine into two separate Jewish and Arab states. It is a "paradoxical aspect of the Zionist miracle," wrote the historian Paul Johnson, "that "among the founding fathers of Israel was Joseph Stalin." Not only did the Soviet Union under Stalin vote for partition, and also recognize Israel, it had come out in favor of a Jewish state well before the United States. Moreover, it had held firm in that support both before and after the vote, and had indirectly assured that the newborn state would have the war materiel it desperately needed to defend itself.

>The objective of acknowledging this history is not to "rehabilitate" Stalin’s Soviet Union, nor to belittle the significance of American support for Israel. Rather, it is to show how, in the years just before, during, and after the establishment of the state of Israel, its leaders thought creatively about the postwar geopolitical order. Knowing that they had no steady friends, they presciently identified the Soviet Union as an emerging great power, and set about wooing Moscow. Soviet support then allowed them to parlay budding cold-war rivalries into even more American support. It was a masterstroke of Zionist diplomacy. Today, as Israel makes its way in a changing world, marked by the rise of new powers, there may be a lesson to be learned from this history. It all began with a forgotten speech…

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Femboys And Capital

Anyone got an explanation as to why femboys seem to naturally be drawn to leftist ideals, and what the femboy's role in Capital may be?
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Fuck Capitalism speaks, they scam you into ABA therapy, private school, and special Ed and then blame YOU for it.
>Beble widh audism need more addention
Yes, humans are a K type species. Our parents aren't falling for hustle culture and we aren't potatoes.
As an Autistic person this annoys me.
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celts + germs
celts + germs + meds
celts + meds
pure germs
pure meds
germs + mongols
slavs + mongols
pure slavs
slavs + meds + mongols
not even human
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Future of Chinese made CPUs

Since US tech embargo on China is still in effect and US plans to squeeze Chinese tech companies by restricting their access to computer chips. China's reaction to this was to make one of their goals to have a home-grown alternative for Intel, AMD, TSMC and the like to decrease dependence on the US. So I was wondering what kind of progress have they been making lately and what are their prospects of ever having a viable alternative to Intel and AMD?

There is all this talk about SMIC, Loongson and Zhaoxin and that in early 2020 Zhaoxin allegedly published a chip comparable to 2017 level intel and AMD tech and they are planning to have parity with Intel in a few years. Then there are Some sources are saying that China is failing horribly at acquiring manufacturing tech for more advanced processors. And I really can't make any real sense out of it.

So when will I be able to buy a computer that uses a hardware that dunks on burger made tech and sends my personal data to Beijing instead of Washington, if ever?
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Designing Transparency by Default

This is a long post, but it's important we do this properly in order to prevent the same bullshit happening again. All constructive feedback is helpful. Feedback from people who don't use Matrix or /meta/ often is especially useful.

It's clear the previous site was screwed up in many ways. While there are obvious surface issues such as moderation tensions, there were underlying design flaws in the moderation system that both compounded these issues and made the user experience worse than it should have been. Some results of this flawed system is how many policy changes were a surprise to most users despite being discussed for days or over week, even users who regularly visited the /meta/ board had no visibility over these discussions.

It is the view of the entire moderation team that this is unacceptable.

From what I know, the previous leftypol.org's (supposed) transparency effort was as follows:
>general moderation discussion takes place in the Matrix Congress chat
(in reality, it became normalized for many mods to default to the private Matrix Staff Room, even for non-sensitive matters)
>mod voting on changes takes place on a locked, unlisted, public board, /assembly/
(this is the same board that was made public and open by leftychan, previous weeks' votes were moved to the archive board every Monday. it was extremely badly advertised)
>votes would be declared in the /meta/ voting thread, along with their outcomes
(as evident, this almost never happened in practice, with no-one doing this after the first month except for a short-lived revival attempt by Discomrade)

While technically the design was public, none of it was easily noticable to most users and became effectively (by both design and then culture) private-by-default. When a crisis happens and priorites take over, all the extra tasks can easily get forgotten. That's why open-by-default is a design quality we should aim for in the new moderation framework. We should have to go out of our way to talk about site changes in private (for special cases concerning things like IP bans or server technical details, since it is inappropriate to show that sensitive information publicly).

Here are some possible solution we've proposed so far, please tell us what you like, what you don't like, what you would like, or any other suggestions you have.
>Announcing all site/policy decisions in the red Global Announcements section when discussion begins, with a link to a /meta/ thread for that issue.
>Announcing discussion of major changes to a board with a new sticky thread on that board.
>Renaming the staff room to make it clear it should be used for confidential matters.
>Removing shitposting and off-topic tangents from the Congress Matrix room that should be in the regular /leftypol/ Chat room, so it can appropriately be more easily used to openly discuss minor, temporary, time-critical site matters like potential deletions, sages, bans and appeals
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post stupid fascist/right wing youtubers

i want to self harm my mind by watching sheer stupidity unfold before my eyes on my computer monitor. Show me the dumbest most strawman retarded youtube channels there are. I will start by sharing a youtube channel that my coworker says he gets all of his information from.

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Don't use the term communist when talking to normies

If you want to actually get someone to understand the genuine values of communism, then don't use that word when explaining it. Why? It's because the term has been butchered over the years by countless psyops and now the average joe will refuse to listen to anything that seems supportive of it, they are just set to believe In a misinformed definition they've been taught all their lives to do so, use some made up word, explain, If they seem supportive and really into it then reveal what that ideology actually means, you'll see it's a lot easier to get people to understand you. (Preferably avoid the use of socialism as well)
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What if covid is just a fucking flu tier virus that has a 99% survival rate? What if world leaders are overreacting to this shit and are using it as a fearmongering tactic to oppress working class citizens? what if the idea of having to be vaxxed multiple fuckig times and be forced to have mask and covid IDs is retarded and only makes the legitimacy of the idea that vaccines actually work and arent just made to waste tax payer money invalid huh? What if lockdowns shouldnt even fucking occur when 9 times out of 10 the people affected by it are never corporations or corrupt government officials then what?
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Is human expansion across the universe the most compatible faith with socialism/globalism? If not what is the leftist answer to why this is
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Time to break up the Ethopian state

Ethiopia is still an empire, even though the Solomonic dynasty collapses since 1974. Ethiopia doesn't even exist, there is no "Ethiopian" ethnic group, it's as fake as all those small German or Italian states, or Switzerland or Belgium. The people we westerners historically called "Ethiopians" for centuries where Tigrayan and Amharic peoples. These are the people historically who were Eastern Orthodox Christians, while the east was Islamic and the south and west were tribal African religions. The next phase of decolonization should be the struggle for the liberation of the African peoples from their former colonial borders, Ethiopia just happens to be a weird exception to this as those borders just happened be drawn up by the native Africans. The current situation in Ethiopia and the civil war going on is a direct result of this. Basically my argument is African needs to go though it's own "nationalist" phase like Europe in the context of nationalism from the 18th and 19th century that set the stage for capitalist bourgeoisie revolution.
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Russian elections

Whats up with Russian elections? Supposedly the communist party goes well. But is it a serious one? I remember they have some totally systemic communist parties over there. And anyway, weren't russian elections totally pointless since Putin just does what he wants with results or was that propaganda? Who is/ourguy/ in Russia?

pic unrelated
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what would this man think of /leftypol/?
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Why this place hidden by Google search but 4chan isn't?
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Schopenhauer be like
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Previous thread ( >>210868 ) hit bump limit.

We scientific (STEM) socialism here.

For a complete reading list, see: https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/two-reading-lists/

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Here's the torrent with all of Paul Cockshott's YouTube channel videos up to 27/10/2020 (i.e. Eliminating inequality):
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This thread is for the discussion of cybersocialism, the planning of the socialist economy by computerized means, including discussions of related topics and of course the great immortal scientist himself, WILLIAM PAUL COCKSHOTT.

Archives of previous thread
1) https://archive.is/uNCEY
2) https://web.archive.org/web/20201218152831/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/997358.html
3) https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1092975361

You can make webm related real by contacting Ck on his Facebook or YT channel.
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Haz and Caleb = mysogynist, homophobic, nazbol, chauvinistic, brocialist ch*ds, just like 95% of this board.

The revolution WILL be queer, feminist and anti-racist or there will be NO revolution
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Im so heartbroken, yet I cant cry
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What's the communist-approved way to invest in the stonk market for passive income? Is stock market investing even compatible with communism at a fundamental level? Even if we choose "ethical investments"?
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New global financial crisis / great recession.

Boys I am hearing a new global financial crisis has started in China akin to 2008. Are we really looking at the new great recession or is it nonsense?
China may try to prevent it with a 300 billion dollar bailout.

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anotherday, another waste of time
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Why did the Bolsheviks dissolve the Constituent Assembly? I thought that socialism was supposed to be about democracy for all working people, not just some.
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are you one of those people obsessed with the 80s? by that I mean 80s japan or America, no one thinks of the eastern block when they speak of the 80s.
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Misguided Perspective on Consumerism and its History.


Long post incoming lmaooooooo idk even know what this shit is lol

Not a big deal or really even that important, and certainly a bit meta, but there's an attitude i've seen a bit on here that kinda irks me, and it usually ties into topics about the youth, and consumer culture. Maybe it's just like, part for the course for this locale, but for people I know to be so aware of the world and its issues its low-key offputting to see ig what i could just describe as a gross oversimplification of many social issues.

Cutting to the point, there's like this mentality of "Gen Z consoomer" and the vast social issues of both consumerism(and how it ties into the west's political economy) and the youth are not given much thought outside of that. I'd think it would at least be important to try and grasp why "consoooomer" brain shit is how it is right now, but its kinda treated as this thoughtless dogma instead of observed and deconstructed.

People kinda just hop onto that train without giving thought to why not just gen Z, but every generation since like, the 50's has been motivated primarily by consumption of product. It really has roots in post-WWII shit, and the changing attitude of the U.S. population that was sculpted by things like T.V. being near ubiquitous in a good portion of households. In the states, the great depression and its consequences really shot a hole into the hoover presidency idea of self-determination(basically the "rugged individualism" idea still prevalent today in the states) and brought people more towards collective substinence for a time. As we know, FDR's new deal was the response to the depression, and while it did work to improve the conditions of people and even did give some power to unions, it also served to maintain the capitalist framework of the country by quelling all of the energy people had harbored against it during this time. One needs to look no farther than the taft-hartley act to see how the U.S. really felt about unionization and strikes against corporations(btw its still around). From this point and after the war, there would be a concerted effort between the state and corporations to guide people in a direction away from revolutionary action, and not even in the direct way like with McCarthyism. I recommend reading into the history of suburbs in the states, and how the U.S. promoting home ownership with federal loans and programs almost directly tied into the collapse of many public services(and even the severe lack of public transportation in the states). Suburban living, or at least the ideal of it would be one of the forces that really twisted that "American Dream" concept into being akin to a religion, and it was omnipresent in the media people consumed. Everyone had a T.V. in their house to lighten up and escape their lives that were being more and more consumed by their work, and the T.V. was telling them with every program, every advertisement, and the moral of every story of their favorite show that acquisition and consumption were what would make them happy. The ideals of society are the glamour of the celebs they saw on T.V, trickling down to the smallest habits of the populous. Marilyn Monroe sang about diamonds in a movie, advertisements on the T.V. and on posters were telling everyone a diamond was what made marriage the real deal, and in the span of a few years every marriage is started with a diamond ring. It's not just the hegemony of the ruling class and the desire implanted upon the masses to follow that though. Think of all the old sitcoms where the solution to the family's drama is going out somewhere nice, or buying something new. Shit, that even reflects IRL, dysfunctional families thinking that taking their kids that hate them to Disneyland will suddenly make everything better. Basically during the 50's and onwards, we'd see the start of a massive cultural shift from people finding value in their labor to people finding value in the material, consumer "rewards" of their labor. The Marshall plan around the post war time basically turned most of Europe into another market for the U.S.'s goods, and in essence made this consumptive ideology spread all around the world. And as this ideology spread, the need for consumption only grew and grew until eventually you get asian and south american kids working to make those j's, that iphone, and that new toy you got for your kid on Christmas.

That was like, decades and decades ago. In the following years with leftism beat to death in the states and its allies, subsequent generations would be raised knowing nothing but this product based ideology, and in its growth has clamped on to the whole globe. Especially today, we see pretty much all popular media fit within the framework of America's hegemony and the arms reach of capitalism. Marvel movies are practically U.S. military propaganda, and even the movies that take a "critical" perspective of social issues or even class, really just exist to give people an outlet to vent their confused aggressions towards the society they're in without really comprehending why or who is the reason for this. This atomization of the individual and the direction of people towards these corporate products is to the point where most murican's really only get purpose out of their life with either the bastardized version of religion they're given, or the media and products they use to fill their life in between their work they're given toxic discourse on every day by every source. These sources give people their meaning, and simultaneously feed them the same lies that perpetuate them into this society.

It's not the indignity of these people, its not some pathetic trait of these people, its the horrid nature of the world people are forced into. "Consumerism" isn't just some slightly overweight millenial who loves collecting funko pops, its not just some obese 40 year old who drinks soda like water and hates "that commie biden", its not just some 15 year old who repeats everything they see on tiktok, its the circumstances and conditions that create people like this. It's a fucking tragedy…

consoomer-ism is born out of a vast amount of social change that went on in mid 20th century 'murica, and has pretty much become the driving force for the empire and its hegemony over its own people. It's parasitically become the thing that keeps people moving the cogs of the capitalist system at its home turf(well that, and the dudes with badges who'll shoot you and the guys in the black suits who'll do the same), and tucks away( with its discourse on living in society) what could be the means to free themselves and the further exploited peoples abroad from this toxic system.

ion got answers, and i don't think its really possible to "reject consumer culture" as some sort of praxis against capitalism. If this system ever ends, it's more likely that cultural attitudes on these things shift during or after the fact, rather than a cultural shift against consumption destroying the market system(let alone being something that'd ever happen).

All of this is coming from a 20 year old mixed dude from Cali's grimy ass funky ass freak ass ghetto in the valley, so maybe i'm just some retarded ignorant guero beaner who's too dumb to understand the level of brain power at hand here and doesn't fit into the lefty club. idfk.

typed this out for fun ig, maybe some of yall have some opinions on the topic too?

- sincerely, stockton homie, dude who decided to post on here for some reason

fuck the police, david wells suck a dick, put that on everything
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What "theory" do rightoids/fascists have to speak of?

I was reflecting recently that while socialism has a long and robust intellectual tradition, fascism and far-right ideologies like it are instead defined by anti-intellectualism and a disdain for "higher learning" in general. With that being said, what sort of theory and intellectuals does fascism have to speak of? The only people I can think of are Oswald Spengler and Julius Evola, although calling either of them "intellectuals" (especially Evola) is a massive stretch.
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Weird question

Hello, I was petting my dog earlier today, he's pretty old, and it got me wondering - why, evolutionarily speaking, do animals or organisms in general (including humans) keep on living after they are no longer able to reproduce due to age?

Wouldn't it be better for the survival of the species if they just died after they couldn't have kids anymore? Evolutionarily they have no purpose right?

Is it just so they can help to raise offspring? But elderly animals continue to consume resources that could go towards young, so isn't it still a net loss overall?
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Do you feel like a hero yet?
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/webm/ thread

This thread is for posting any form of /lefty/ videos files ranging from .webm or .mp4, or other
The last thread hit the bump limit, so post new or old videos here.
Link to the last thread here: >>201250
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new wow_mao dropped
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Notorious director Tariq's new museum now has been funded to the tune of over a million dollars. Not even the Gazi troupe could finish their goals this quickly. The purpose of the Museum's establishment is to promote the hidden history of FBAs, protect valuable FBA documents, and instill pride in the FBA community. The donations of more than fifty dollars can secure the bonus perk of acknowledgement by the museum, on the list of the dedicated contributors.
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Any guides on surviving as NEET ?

I have given up on the world and would rather watch tv shows and play video games until 2030 (not work or study). I hope that before 2030 artificial intelligence will have reached human level and will make the world a utopia.

I need to wait out 8/14 years.
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The symbol of losers since 1945
'Tis the symbol of losers since 1945
Like toothless lions they scream out loud but actually they have no jaws
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>Creating rules to minimize human suffering is… LE BAD!
>Anarchy, or tribal society is LE GOOD!
Why do chinlets and some tankies deitify him again?

Just imagine if traffic lights didn't exist, how many fatalities there would be.
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Rockstar Games

Thread to discuss the various games developed by Rockstar.
Some if not most of their games rank amongst the absolute peak of video gaming, so why not talk about and analyse them from a leftist perspective?
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My mental health is improving lately. Not to get too into that. Anyway…

The quality declined here, in addition to the speed. Old /leftypol/ was forged by fire and that made it special. I archived an OP by a guy who posted an image of Lenin attached to it right after the melon split. He talked about the negative trajectory of /leftypol/ and the reasons behind, I think he may have been right.
That said, having our own site has been as liberating as depriving. Che's anxiety towards 8chan staff was palpable. The attachment to 8chan did give us a certain amount of extra exposure that kept us from dying though.

Regardless, thanks to /leftypol/ for helping wean me off the imageboards addiction… I'm definitely browsing 4chan much less now that I leaned on /leftypol/ for a while.
If my attempt to leave entirely fails I may return maybe as anon

There's not much left to look at here, in my view.
The queen marches off. To the lands of… well I dunno, where should I go? Probably Tumblr. But what else in case that's not good enough? May /leftypol/ point me to good places?
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Alunya thread

Tell me your Alunya fantasies? What kind of life would the two of you have, who would be the top or the bottom, where would you live, what type of house would you have, would there be children?
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An assortment of Breadtubers have joined forces to take down Caleb Maupin's 2015 book on Israeli control of the world economy.

To be honest, I think this is the nail in the coffin for Maup. I'm 200% anti-Zionist, but the stuff in this book comes very, very close to full-on antisemitism. Insinuating that Israel controls the world, that (((da joooz))) killed FDR in order to prevent America from moving towards communism, and a bunch of other junk I won't name here.

Also, does Caleb have a single original idea that isn't a more Marxist-oriented version of LaRouche?
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I watched the first 6 episodes of NGE


And wow, I fucking hated it to be perfectly honest. It seems like the entire show is only about Shinji's angst (and Rei increasingly I'm sure) and the characters various emotional issues, but like, okay, who cares? The situations they're thrown into are totally absurd and ridiculous so how can I take any of this drama stuff seriously?

Like these kids are the last best hope of mankind and they seem to be totally unsupported by anyone? Shinji was gonna live in a totally empty tenement and it's only his superior's minor moment of reasonable judgement that means he lives with her instead (and she is clearly no kind of parent figure), and Rei lives in a dark, dingy slum dwelling made of all concrete with nobody taking care of her either?

Like, their emotional reactions seems somewhat understandable but also completely dull and uninteresting because the situation they're in is absurd (and even then they both come off as pathetic and unlikeable - and no you can't say 'but that's the point!!', that doesn't make it entertaining to watch).

The less said about the non-angst portions of the story the better, the 'fights' are 10 minutes of foreplay for like 60 seconds of action if that, and while that's a common problem with anime, that doesn't make it excusable.

Yes this series is old and I'm sure it has inspired so much but people still recommend to watch it and it just seemed like garbage. Almost nothing is explained which means I can't possibly feel invested in this absurd world in any way. Every part of the setting seems to have been created with 'style over substance' in mind, urgh, just overall I found it absurd. Try not to give too much spoilers because I guess I might still try watch it, but I really don't see it redeeming itself.

Though for context I also hated 'The Godfather' and 'No Country For Old Men' and thought they were pretentious overlong shit, so maybe I'm just a contrarian.
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/auspol/ - Australia General II

Thread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.

Come one come all to watch this island off the coast of Asia slowly slide into a workers paradise or a live-action version of Mad Max.

Previous thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/19690
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/auspol/ - Australia General II

Thread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.

Come one come all to watch this island off the coast of Asia slowly slide into a workers paradise or a live-action version of Mad Max.

Previous thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/19690
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What is it? Is it important for regular people to know? How would you explain dialectics to the average worker?
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Republic of Kanata

The People's Republic Of Kanata

The name is taken the from the butchering of the Native word for settlement or village. We are Kanata not Canada

The Chinese did it why can't we? The Cubans, Russians, Vietnamese, Yugos. Fuck things were shittier in Russian in 1917 than they are in Kanata right now. Kanata could be booming like China if we planned our.

The new constitution assembles a dictatorship of the proletariat in Kanata. The first thing we introduce will be a new labour system. Jobs are all posted on one site/accessed through the government. You work the government you get UBI, Social housing etc. if you do nothing but pick up garbage will still provide shelter.

We are ending homeless, racism, classism, Liberalism, consumerism in Kanata. A new senate will take charge and elect a Capo to lead the People of Kanata and the new republic towards our prosperous future. Kanatian workers will be in space alongside the Chinese while the Americans beg Elon.

Kanata is open to all who wish to labour for our sustained existence. Join the struggle to survive. Support the Republic of Kanata!

The election is illegal, Trudeau has no clothes. Demand revolution. Mass strike until the government dissolves, accepts a planned economy with the new, egalitarian constitution, not the old Liberal one that enslaved us.

Freedom from the pedophiles Elite!

Prince Andrew lords over us as he rapes our children. The Queen defends him Lizzy is a rape apologist and a colonizer she has no write to Kanata. Dissolve Canada and birth a free land of labour, prosperity, and imagining Sisyphus happy. We cannot guarantee eternal peace. But we guarantee our continued survival.

Rebellion is eternal so Rebel Eternally comrades!

Free Kanata!

Find and Elect the Red King as the Capo for the senate he knows the way and he has a plan. He will guide us towards sustainability and a prosperous market and economy. Homes for all is our only promise but that's more than anyone else this year!

The Kanata Constitution exists it will be implemented after Trudeau fucks up this illegal election
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I feel like a poser enjoying music with lyrics I don't understand.
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You said that there would be a collapse of the US but it seems that it's propaganda apparatus is only becoming stronger. Not only is Europe becoming increasingly more right-wing but it seems as if the youth is as well. It seems as if the citadel of hell is only becoming MORE entrenched with MORE people becoming more pro-US, pro-capitalism (But "real" not "corporatism") and shit like that.
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>Epik, host of 8chan, TheDonald, Gab, Parler, The Daily Stormer, Oathkeeper website and the Proudboy has been hacked, the domain information has been released. Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the hack. The hack seems to be legitimate and people have started releasing data.


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How to deal with r/Detrans on Reddit? This place is infested with radfems and serves as a source of propaganda by various far-right anti-Trans groups and christian extremists. There is no mention of how detransition is a small phenomenon compared to the big picture of the transition, but this type of board gives a much more amplified image as if it were something generalized and completely skewed. The moderators there make no effort to remove prejudiced content, they only do something when explicit posts are printed and republished on boards aimed at finding hate groups. There is a complicity and maybe even agreement on the part of moderation with this kind of hateful content.

Sorry for my English, it's not my native language.
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With respect to the will of the users of GETchan, I propose removing both links to /GET/ and /ref/ in the boardlist and the landing page, as well as severing most other remaining ties.
GETchan and leftypol have diverged significantly enough to have developed irreconcilable differences. But more importantly, neither site benefits from linking to one another. If anything, attempting to maintain a relationship with GETchan is ultimately a fruitless waste of time for the administrators of both sites. Furthermore, I do not expect any noticeable drop in board traffic or post quality by removing such links, and it goes without saying that if GETchan users want to use leftypol they probably know where to find us.
I understand the historical significance of GETchan to leftypol, and I'm not suggesting that we go full Orwell and memoryhole it. I'm only suggesting that we opt to remember and respect GETchan "from a distance" so to speak.
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tfw still a virgin

>be me
>21 years old, 6'0, pretty decent looking by other accounts
>have a somewhat good way with words, so people "like" you and you have quite some friends and acquaintances
>even hang out with some cute girls privately
>still never had sex once

Why?! Like, anytime I get close to fucking a girl, I get the pass or friendzoned. I am simply stuck in this permanent loop of being liked by a girl enough, so we can hang, but never anything more. Bro…I am 21 and never had sex, while some guys of my age have atleast had sex with 10 different girls. What am I doing wrong? It has gotten so bad that even kissing a girl has become a rarity. What a fucking loser I am…
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>you are given full ownership of this site and its jannies.
give me your 5-month plan for how to improve it.
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assad soy vs chad ben barka, nasser, castro, nehru, lomoumba
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Who /apostolic socialism/ here?
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/SSA/ - Social Skills Advice

Perhaps it has become your goal to be more charismatic, uninhibited and sociable.

Let's have a thread where we ask questions and give advice to improve exactly that.
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Is there a podcast that's like cum town but in spanish? Like, the same kind of humor, but it's in spanish. pic unrel
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News 9/18/21

Communist party leader calls for action as observers report violations in Duma election
Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said on Saturday – the second of three days of voting in the election – that police and the national elections commission must respond to reports of a number of “absolutely egregious” contraventions of electoral protocol, including ballot-stuffing in several regions. The Golos election-monitoring movement and independent media also reported violations, including vote-buying and inadequate measures for guarding ballots at polling stations.

Congressional cutback of government powers in Peru harshly criticized
The Peruvian Parliament's decision to reduce the government's powers and implicitly facilitate presidential vacancy (impeachment) was harshly criticized on Friday, and a newspaper described it as arbitrary. Last night, the Peruvian Congress approved an interpretative law of the Constitution that prevents the executive from making a question of confidence on matters that fall within the competence of the legislative body or refer to constitutional issues, which La Republica newspaper interpreted as arbitrary.

Colombia Humana Lauded for Being Recognized as Political Party
The general secretary of the Colombian Communist Party, Jaime Caycedo, pointed out that such recognition is an act of justice that consolidates the advance of the democratic opposition forces. In his opinion "the Uribist regime is in trouble. And beyond that, the neoliberal system of inequalities, privileges, corruption and exploitation is, too'."

Mexican president pitches regional block similar to European Union
Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a regional block similar to the European Union, Mexico's president said on Saturday, in a bid to wrest diplomatic influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS).

Kurdish resistance fighters kill six Turkish soldiers in revenge attack
KURDISH resistance fighters claimed to have killed six Turkish soldiers in a revenge attack on Thursday, as battle continues to rage in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. A Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) unit launched what it described as “a revolutionary offensive” against a Turkish military vehicle in Colemerg, causing the deaths and injuring two other soldiers.

Yemen: Houthi rebels execute nine following death of political leader
Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday executed nine people they accused of involvement in the death of one of their top leaders, Saleh al-Sammad. Sammad, the former head of the group's supreme political council, was killed in an airstrike in 2018 claimed by the Saudi-led coalition. The pro-Houthi Saba news agency said the nine were shot by a firing squad in a square in the Yemen capital Sanaa.

Burned in Car Fire, Falsely Accused of Terrorism, Palestinian Mother Imprisoned without Medical Care
This month, Israa’s family, activists, and former detainees renewed the campaign to raise international awareness of Israa’s case and pressure the Israeli government to provide the 37-year-old mother with appropriate medical treatment. Under the hashtag “SaveIsraa,” social media users lambasted Israel’s gross medical negligence.

‘Destruction of the Good Friday accords’ would prevent US-UK post-Brexit trade deal, US House speaker warns
The statement from the senior Democrat marks the latest caution from the US over Johnson’s post-Brexit negotiations with the European Union, as talks continue between the UK and the European bloc over the Northern Ireland protocol.

Campaigners warn of ‘obvious conflict of interest’ after Gove receives £120,000 from property developers
In his first policy decision since being handed the role, Mr Gove, who was revealed yesterday to have received £120,000 from property developers before taking office, said he wanted to address Tory MPs’ concerns about the reforms, which have been labelled a “developer’s charter” by critics.

Communal Forces Trying to Lure College Girls into Terrorism: Kerala CPM Warns
The ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) has accepted the charges of 'love jihad' in Kerala. The CPM top leader has warned of deliberate efforts by communal forces to lure college girls into terrorist activities, in a note circulated among its cadre.
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What’s the point in caring about politics? I just don’t give a shit anymore—I’m done. I am going to stop reading political news from either liberal or leftist sources—it’s all disinformation and there’s no making heads or tails of what is actually the truth. I’m not going to register to vote either—at this point you’re delusional if you think bourgeoisie electorialism works for any purpose. I’m not going to organize—the American Left and American Anarchy are a pathetic and toothless. No revolution is going to save us, and even if one did who is to say that post-revolution America would be any better? If anything, if America collapsed, it’d probably collapse into a MAGA-fueled fascist state.

Post-leftism isn’t it either. I agree with post-leftism and Stirnirite egoism from a logical point of view, but the conclusion of such ideologies is idealistic and unsustainable. According to such theories, true freedom will only be found in egoist anarchy free of fixed ideas such as ideology, state, laws, and the like. Is such a society possible? I say no, it’s as idealistic as the end goal of communism. Post-left anarchists have views in common with anti-civilization positions, but I am vehemently pro-civilization. Reading Desert by Anonymous—wherein the author argues that anarchy will be possible in post-climate collapse deserts—I scoffed. Do these idealistic fools know how arduous and miserable that life would be? I am willing to gander that the majority of post-civilizationists have no idea what it will be like to live without running water, electricity, air conditioning, and the like. All this in mind, I still am an “egoist” in the sense that I believe that egoism is the most logical conclusion out of all the political philosophies I have read, but egoism being the logical conclusion is what leads me to my ultimate nihilism.

I am neither a fascist nor a liberal nor a leftist nor an anarchist nor anything else. I defy Aristotle—I refuse to be a political animal. I don’t know what do with my nihilism—perhaps doing nothing is the answer. At least nothing political.

So my fellow anons, what do you think? Is my thinking flawed? Why should I care about politics? Why do you think the left/anarchism will save us from the clutches of late stage capitalism? Enlighten me; I am genuinely curious as I have completely given up.
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Remember 3/11?
This is what poltards actually believe
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is it just me or is he a bit different lately?
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At some point leftists have gotta understand that no matter how well-intentioned, heroic, organized and beloved your revolutionary movement no true revolution can be brought about except under the condition of total state failure. Economic crashes and loss of faith in the state and capitalism may be excellent for charging mass resentment but in the end they mean nothing if you actually try to go against the state because nine times outta ten the state will best you and your revolution will end up in failure, because quelling and subduing the resentment of the underclasses has been the very reason for the existence of the state in the first place throughout all of history and it is what it excels at. Only when the state is weakened enough by some inside or outside forces to the point that it could not possibly enforce its authority and destroy the revolution, that's how all successful revolutions in history have been brought about and until leftists truly understand this socialism will remain only a dream.
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Tsar Thread

Anyone else think the tsar's wife was really beautiful? It's no wonder that Rasputin fucked her and her daughters. The man was living the dream.

Anyways, what do you guys think about late Tsarist Russia and who's your favorite royal?
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Tsar Thread

Anyone else think the tsar's wife was really beautiful? It's no wonder that Rasputin fucked her and her daughters. The man was living the dream.

Anyways, what do you guys think about late Tsarist Russia and who's your favorite royal?
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Why are 90% of the threads here dedicated to programming? Code has hardly changed since the early 1900s with most of the actual development in computer tech being in processing power and multipurpose functions but computers like that are use by the government for research in medical shit, heavy machinery(rockets, military and exploration tech, nuclear equipment etc that kinda shit) and particle physics than whatever the fuck most people on here are posting about. What's the appeal in the never ending barrage of different languages and shitty undergrad textbooks?
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Chinese version of TikTok limits use of app by those under 14

>Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said on Saturday that all of its authenticated users below the age of 14 will now access the app in a "youth mode", in its push to shield the young from inappropriate content.
>In the youth mode, under-14 users can only access the app for up to 40 minutes a day, and only between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., Douyin, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, said in a statement.
>The measure to protect the young was the most stringent in the history of the platform, Douyin said.
>Chinese regulators have tightened their grip over the internet this year, policing it for violations of core socialist values. Authorities have particularly called for minors to be better protected from online dangers including "blind" and "chaotic" worship of internet celebrities.
>Popular social messaging app WeChat, owned by Tencent (0700.HK), also has a "youth mode", which when turned on, limits young users' access to some games and functionalities such as payments or the ability to find nearby friends.

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Consoooomer Goods under socialism

Unfortunately most people are braindead retards that would rather have very expensive IPhones and PS5's than free healthcare, housing and education (the US is the best example of that) so I think that it's a necessity for every socialist country to have these shiny things.

From what I get consumer goods on the USSR and the warsaw pact were lacking in both quality and quantity and they were always behind the west, so a major reason why people wanted to emigrate was because they wanted better cars, better TV's, better clothes that appeared in western propaganda 24/7, I think that western countries like the Western Germany even gave free money to people escapism from the east.

So how to solve the consumer goods problem in socialism?
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>They fell because they thought they could skip capitalist development
Is this true? Do you have to go through history just as the model says? Is that even applicable for countries outside of Europe?
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Unruhe-Maupin split has happened

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I have yet to see an intelligent post from people who bear this flag.
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It's the 11th of September so you all know what that means.

Felix Dzerzhinsky was born! An outstanding communist, Bolshevik, Soviet statesman, leader in both the Polish and Russian revolutionary movements, People's Commissar for the Soviet economy, knight of the proletariat, builder of orphanages for children who suffered during the Russian Civil War, and of course the leader of the Cheka, a man who was utterly dreaded by the bourgeoisie and their henchmen. On top of all that, he was a deeply caring figure with a boundless conviction in the necessity and promise of communism. A very happy birthday to a man who probably put more counterrevolutionaries, anti-communist parasites and bourgeoisie in the grave than anyone else.
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Are there any good "political" tech tubers? I'm tired of "non political" tech youtubers screeching every other video about politics and how essjaydoobs not letting them say n-word is gonna destroy the world and that's just too "political".
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Thread for PDFs related to the 'Anti-Anglo reading group - left deviation'
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Communist anime girls thread

A thread for communist anime girls
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We all know deep in our hearts there will be no socialism in our lifetime and we will be extremely lucky if we even get half a social democracy. Not to make it a demoralization thread but I've given up even reading or posting about politics because it's a waste of time and nothing is going to change. Time is better spent elsewhere than thousands of hours on something that is never going to happen.
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Metal Gear series

Are the MGS games based and REDpilled and Kojima /ourguy/?I know Peace Walker placed Che and the Sandinistas in a positive light but 3 and 5 had some very red scare opinions on the USSR
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Privacy consciousness

I think I'm reaching unhealthy levels of being unable to cope with surveillance capitalism. Some random person caught my face for a few seconds during a whatsapp video chat and my day was fucking ruined, seriously.
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/pec/ general

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who /centrist/ here?
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US, UK, Australia military pact threatens war against China
>The advanced US preparations for war are being driven not only by fears that China is overtaking the US economically, but the extraordinary economic, political and social crisis of US imperialism intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ink is not even dry on the signed decision to leave Afghanistan , and the ratcheting up of targeting of China has proceeded with unabashed naked haste that fools nobody but the quislings of Empire.

One can hardly fathom such haste other than to take the words of Admiral John Aquilino extremely seriously.

Forget the nuclear submarines that will "take 10 years plus" to build. That is just a rouse in my opinion.

The calculations for war against China will be made on a provocation to which the Chinese already appear to be biting on the 'their' calculation that the American people will not go off and die in a war to stop the unification of Taiwan with China. A history that goes back 500 years.

Who said anything about " boots on the ground" or that the American people will be consulted first??

With the odour of an even greater economic crisis than that of 2008 being mooted in economic circles, Imperialist war will find a way as an 'act of 'its' necessity' if it itself is not put out of business by the working class first.

Humanity is on the cusp of a point of no return, and It falls to us to build the ICFI as the only antidote to what will otherwise be "game over" for civilisation and humanity.

End Capitalism and the nation state system that divides the world !!
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>new federal state of china
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Upcoming Happenings

Let's get a list of all the political happenings to look forward to, like upcoming national elections (Norwegian: >>457815 ), protests, etc.
>b-but i don't know of any
then just shitpost predictions idk
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Bisexuality 2.0

Re-making the thread because the old one hit bump limit. No gender discrimination here, post men, women, and anything in between.
I'm on a lack-of-hormone-induced nofap so forgive me if i don't post much.punkPunk
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Autistic people. Why not get an autistic GF. It may be your only option.

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Do you fucking commies not realize that when big corporations crush unions, lobby for lower wages, and outsource jobs to make money, that that is actually socialism. Capitalism is when the line goes up and I can live in a McMansion. If the line goes down then it's socialism.
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>Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony, and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a "single individual", giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was against literary critics who defined idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, and thought that Swedenborg, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Schlegel, and Hans Christian Andersen were all "understood" far too quickly by "scholars".

whats /leftypol/'s opinion on picrel? He was the first true anti-hegelian in the continental tradition. What were his critiques of Hegel? And is there any merit to him?
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>Among the honoured guests at the meeting were Eleanor Roosevelt and Fred Myers, director of the charitable community organization Russian War Relief, which was set up in July 1941 by US Communists and liberal sympathizers, mainly drawn from the creative intelligentsia (for instance, actor Charlie Chaplin, film director Orson Welles and artist Rockwell Kent). The meeting was also to be attended by a representative of the US army, Colonel Stephen Douglas, who had come from the Fort Knox military base in the state of Kentucky, adjacent to Illinois.

>To me fell the honour of representing the Red Army. As usual, the meeting was opened by the city mayor. After a brief account of the anti-Hitler coalition and the USA’s participation in it, he yielded the floor to me. I stepped forward to the microphone. Quite a crowd had assembled before me. I could clearly discern the faces of the people in the front rows – mainly men aged between thirty and forty. They were looking at me quite affably and smiling.

>I began with a few sentences about the war now raging in far-off Russia, then paused and sharply raised my voice: ‘Gentlemen! I am twenty-five years old. At the front I have already wiped out 309 Fascist soldiers and officers. Don’t you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding for too long behind my back?’

Just how incredibly based was this woman?
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hedonistic egoism

is leftists compatible with the pleasures of the flesh and the senses?
should militants be ascetics,or party animals? where do we draw the line?
I like alcohol and a good meal and i think everyone should be able to go to the swimming pool,drink cold beer,etc, not just the middle class and rich.
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Commander X arrested in Mexico


late news, but Commander X, aka Christopher Doyon, was arrested in Mexico on US orders recently. He was an 'anonymous' hacktivist in the early 2010s. Just goes to show the feds never forget.

If you've never read his book, "Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous" I suggest giving it a read, it's actually pretty entertaining, and a blast from the past for those of you who were around in the early 2010s occupy wall street/hacktivist/arab spring/movement of the squares era.

It's a retelling of his own, admittedly minor role in this sage and his arrest for hacking from which he's been a fugitive for years.

But now, the feds got him in mexico
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ChromeOS/Chromebook hate thread

Can we have one of these going? I hate having to be forced to use this shitty spyware for school. It is so janky and broken and is missing several features that I usually take for granted in a computer Also the person who thought shoehorning Grammarly every time I open up CIAhrome deserves to be hung, drawn, and quartered (in minecraft)
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Who are the most insufferable Europeans? My bets are currently on Germans.
>generally centrist af
>most blatant American lapdog
>pussies on the world stage of politics while trying to be seen
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Progressive Socialism

Why are there so many conservatives here? Why not just embrace progressivism alongside communism? What's so wrong with women, LGBTQ+, etc that you don't consider yourself a feminist or a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights along with being a communist/Marxist?
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Demoralize the right

Comrades, I think I have found a pretty reliable way to further demoralize the right.

During the regular browsing on /pol/, I discovered that they claim, picrel are some federal employees at a right-wing rally. I couldn't find proof of them really being feds, but it gave me an idea.

The best way to defeat an enemy is to divide and then conquer him. So why don't we just divide them?

How we do it?
Simple: we claim that a lot of their posts are from federal employees, thus weakening their trust in each other and their motivation in organizing something. With this tactic, they will eat each other in fear of feds and this will hopefully lead to an exodus of users on /pol/.

What do you think?
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New Multitude- For Leftypol, by Leftypol

Old thread died so I made a new one.



Latest article:Kung Fu Yoga- China and India on a Collison Course?

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No wonder why barely anyone votes in Canada

>watching a political debate with my co workers
>all of them are anti china and pro corporate capitalist neoliberals
>they suggest mass manufacturing EVs to reduce emissions instead of fixing the way cities are designed and public transport so people arent forced to drive
>all of them suggest ways of reducing the cost of living by giving more money to corporations, printing more money and fucking over third worlders instead of actually properly industrializing this country canada
>not a single one of them suggests reducing problems with ethnic peace and indigenous communities by not basing around policies at a federal level around race/religion and supporting low income communities rise out of poverty
Holy fuck if that was only the first thing that could begin radicalizing someone towards tankieism but then just south of us the USA exists
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Afghan Situation 4.0

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holy shit this place died
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You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?
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Most schitzo person on the planet

Is anyone involved in politics more schitzo then this guy.

Think I found the most schitzo lolcow on the planet.

He thinks he is a God and does a course teaching people how to become Gods.

He 100% believes he has summoned a demon to rape people is proud of it and makes guides on how to make demon rape curses.

Unironically he looks like massive chad.
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Imageboards without "Imageboard Culture"

In the western world, almost all imageboards are influenced by ''imageboard culture', usually meaning conventions associated with 4chan (anime reactions, "/b/" or "/pol", edginess, greentexting, reuse of memes, "-fag" suffix, board-tans, etc). People see the site layout and assume that's the culture. Even intentional imageboards often have heavy 4chan influence.

What are some imageboards that have mostly avoided this inherited imageboard monoculture, either by chance or intentionally? The United Chans wiki mentioned that Ponychan have intentionally banned people for recycling 4chan culture (never used it, so I'm wondering what culture they have developed) and I'm sure they wouldn't be alone.
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is it okay to be antisemitic against certain jews ?
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What if Columbus was right?