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A state is far too fragile and unstable if one incompetent leader can condemn it to death. The ground rules of the state should be such that such a situation is as unlikely as we can make it.
In a hypothetical USSR 2.0, how could we prevent a Khrushchev 2.0?
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/THIRD INTIFADA GENERAL/-SECOND ROUND? EDITION

The QRD:

>New Israeli government formed with a 60-59 Knesset majority

>Ultrazionists are about to stage a march on Jerusalem
>Palestinian factions have all issued statements declaring maximum readiness to restart hostilities in the eventuality of Al-Aqsa getting breached
>Some new kind of rocket being tested today in Gaza

Seeing all of this and the fact that the Middle East general is more vast than Israel/Palestine i'm opening this thread to track the possible events that will ensue.
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How do I immigrate to Cuba. They are communist, and they have hot women.
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George Berkeley

what do y'all think of this uygha?
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Rojava and Democratkc confederalsim

Opinions on Rojava and democratic confederalism?
Do you think it has a future or will it disappear in a few years?
Do you think they will be able to reach a peace treaty like the EZNL and Mexico did?
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What is this American calendar bullshit? Use Year-Month-Day like god intended.
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/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
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👀
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>you walk into eb games and this guy slaps your gf's ass

what do you do ?
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Illegalism thread

Discuss any tips, tricks, and tactics to get ahead. Moralfags leave your ovaries at the door.
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Satanism is a religion most compatible with communism/anarchism as it is the ultimate rebellion against tyranny and is completely compatible with materialism and is also non theistic.

>inb4 false flag rightoid



I mean this completely unironically
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Television

Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days.
Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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Blackrock is buying up all remaining American homes

Blackrock is buying every single family house they can find, paying 20-50% above asking price and outbidding normal home buyers.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-sell-a-house-these-days-the-buyer-might-be-a-pension-fund-11617544801
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So I've been reading some commie-adjacent texts about labor organizing and all of them emphasize the importance of organizing logistics and industrial workers near big port cities like London or Portland, since these workers are in close proximity to each other and have real leverage over the capitalists in their ability to shut down supply lines and halt production.

So what about the other 90% of the workforce which isn't employed in these areas or sectors, and are just working shitty service or office jobs, producing or controlling nothing essential, in random bumfuck nowhere suburbs? Are they powerless? Can they be organized at all?
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.

Original threads:
https://archive.ph/S2XYA
https://archive.ph/Ytckv
leftypol.org archives:
https://archive.is/https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/30501.html
bunekrchan.xyz archives:
https://archive.is/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/8925.html
https://archive.is/yrBUN
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Snitching

Ethically speaking, is there ever a time when snitching on other comrades is justified or is it always wrong?

Pic related was one of the worst McCarthyite snitches, gave the feds tons of dirty laundry on the CPUSA leadership as well as the names of hundreds of communists working as teachers in NYC. She justified being a rat on the basis that the CPUSA manipulated her, ruined her life, purged her from the Party, and then sent KGB agents out to stalk her (which is probably bullshit but whatevs); also the priest who brought her back into the Catholic Church told her she had to snitch in order to be forgiven of everything she did when in the Communist Party. Valid? You be the judge.
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Failure of the German Communist Party

Why did the Communists fail in Weimar Germany? I understand that there was an economic disaster, but shouldn't have been a positive for their electoral chances? Was it pure incompetence? Highly conservative society was too resistant? Out-maneuvered by capitalists?
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I fucked up

I mixed sex with politics

I was watching this rightoid do interviews to own the libs but were basically working as leftist agitprop because they're that fucking stupid. And there was this really hot normie girl in a bikini and I basically ended up masturbating to her in the shower where I arrive after the interview to teach her how and why bourgeois democracy is fake and I basically end up fucking her while making her class conscious

It was perverse.
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INCREDIBLY RACIST THREAD WHERE PEOPLE SAY RACIST THINGS

i can't think of anything to say please pretend i said something shocking
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Eastern fascist music is better than Western fascist music

Before any autist spergs out, no I'm not a fascist, I'm not saying fascism is good or anything like that. This is about the music they make (or quasi-fascists, nationalists, etc). I think we can all agree that the typical fascist music we are used to is awful. The music made by Western fascists such as in Nazi Germany or Francoist Spain is more often than not very boring, uninspiring, and repetitive. All those Nazi miltiary marches sound the same, they're all quite mediocre.

Horst Wessel Lied sucks ass, Erika, which is a song wehraboos soyface all over (no clue why) is also very mediocre, I don't understand how anyone could enjoy that song. Most Nazi songs are like this. Cara al Sol, a fascist anthem of the Francoists, is genuinely one of the worst songs I've ever heard. Look it up to see for yourself. And yes I know by saying Western fascists I'm generalizing a lot, but idgaf, the impression I get from them is that all their songs are very similar, bland military shit.

Now let's take a look at Eastern fascists, specifically from the Balkans (yes I know the Balkans are not Eastern Europe but it's not Western Europe either, ergo they go into the broader "Eastern world" for this analysis), from the Middle East, and the Caucasus.

Two Serbian songs I'd like to show you guys, I know most of you are already very familiar with turbofolk but first check out this Chetnik song, the original lyrics apparently were written in 1941 iirc but this version idk what year it's from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptfEU4KghHw&ab

There's something about this song. It's weirdly inspiring in a way, it has a good melody, good voice, overall pretty good song.

And coming back to turbofolk, I also want to post this shit. You all probably know this song by now, It's far more rightoid and unapolegitically so but it's still a good song imo. Again goes to show that Serbian rightwingers for whatever reason actually make good music, as opposed to other European rightoids, particularly Western Europeans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQmQ1Ixv5Y&ab

Moving on to the next song, a Turkish fascist song from the Grey Wolves. Again with this one, just like the first Chetnik song, this one inspires you. The melody, rhythm, it makes you want to go and fight for Turkey. I'm going to assume the translated lyrics are not the best so we can only base ourselves off of the vocals but they don't dissappoint. Can't really describe it any further, it's just a really good song imo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W2rBYmbY6w

For the last song, an Azeri song about, I'm assuming after looking at some translated lyrics, Karabakh belonging to Azerbaiyan or some shit like that, you know typical blood and soil shit. I don't know how to describe this song properly, it's a rap but also has a very nice melody and rhythm, can't really elaborate further than that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDc6iw2EeJs

To conclude this post, besides sharing some songs I think are pretty good, I wanted to see if we could have a discussion as to why these songs are better than typical fascist/quasi-fascist music. Is it actually a thing about Eastern vs Western fascism? Or something unrelated to the actual content of the songs/their creators?
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Ageism thread

Who else /ageist/ here? I absolutely despise elderly people 60+
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>Get reddit account banned again
>Go on Quora to figure out how to avoid yet another permabanned account
>Faggots on Quora keep shitting on people with banned accounts to defend fucking reddit
Okay, so I am confused
I already figure every redditoid mod and admin should basically be tortured to death, but Quora is full of corporate cock sucking faggots too?
Should anglos just be banned from internet usage? I keep seeing anglos defend censorship by private interests, why are these bog creatures such faggots?
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How come nootropics became a drug for rightists?
Every rightist commentor sells his own brand of this shit
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/leftybritpol/ - Free the P edition

It's all over for Edwin Poots - decades of scheming has led to less than a month of power. Who's gonna get in next big - gay Jeff - who's your favourite?

Prev thread -

https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/301616.html#q301616
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What happened to quality under capitalism?

I can't be the only one to notice that most goods and services feel like they were made by someone who gave a rats ass whether or not people actually liked their shit, seemingly every car made after 1972 breaks down after what 2-4 years, modernhigh tech ai integrated phones constantly breaking after 1 or to drops compared to phones made in fucking 1940s that could last decades, fucking metal slug of all things somehow degrading in quality from a simplistic but fun action arcade shooter into a pay 2 win, microtransactions bargain brand mobile game that plays so horrendously that you can feel the developers shame in making this horrid product in each stage of development.
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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.
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The retardedness of fascists

After reading through threads like this >>281021 its hard not to come to the conclusion that most fascists are intellectually lazy schizo retards who can only argue in terms of memes that become ever more shorthand until they are absolutely incomprehensible to normies and anyone who hasn't been watching right wing youtube and reading /pol/ since 2015 or something, they are literally fucking replaceable with markov bots, they will drag you down with their retardedness and beat you with experience, its like their brains are fucking goldfish tier and they tune out anything longer than 1 sargon in length
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Anyone else play CRPGs because they don't have any IRL friends to play tabletop with?
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Where would saudi arabia be without its slaves, european immigrants and oil reserves?
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🗽/USAPol/ - United States Politics 🦅
LYNCHIAN EDITION
Thread for petit discussion related to the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the earth.


🏈💵💸🍔
Other 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=dp8PhLsUcFE
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Anarchism General 3.0 -Orsetti Edition

Thread for the discussion of Anarchism.

Old one is full (>>139334)

Foundational texts:
>Alexander Berkman, ABCs of Anarchist-Communism
https://libcom.org/library/abc-anarchism-alexander-berkman
>Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/petr-kropotkin-mutual-aid-a-factor-of-evolution
>Errico Malatesta, Anarchism and Organization
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/errico-malatesta-anarchism-and-organization
>More
https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-reading-guide

Contemporary theory:
>Tiqqun, This Is Not a Program
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/tiqqun-this-is-not-a-program
>Anonymous, Desert
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/anonymous-desert

News:
>https://freedomnews.org.uk/
>https://anarchistnews.org/
>https://itsgoingdown.org
>https://enoughisenough14.org/
>https://sub.media/
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Korra Thread

Posting chocolate abs
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Thoughts on the Hololive Coco/Haato Taiwan and China incident?

Not much of a vtuber fan, I only occasionally watch clips, but I'm saddened to hear that even something as innocent as the vtuber sphere has been infected with politics and will breed new reactionaries out of lonely people with nothing better to do. Is no form of escapism safe from politics anymore?
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Critical Race Theory

Can anyone please explain to me what the fuck this even is? I've tried watching videos on it and I still don't know what it's supposed to be about. At this point I'm not even sure if it even exists? Is it a glowop?
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Alright how many of you guys are unironic welfare state parasites that enjoy and actively take pride in living on social securities?
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Biden's National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism: The fun continues.

>Another key component of the threat comes from anti–government or anti–authority violent extremists [. Which] includes self–proclaimed […] extremists who take steps to violently resist government authority or facilitate the overthrow of the U.S. Government based on perceived overreach; anarchist violent extremists, who violently oppose all forms of capitalism, corporate globalization, and governing institutions, which they perceive as harmful to society; sovereign citizen violent extremists, who believe they are immune from government authority and laws.

<to perceive overreach from the government of the most dystopian bullet-ridden prison-slavery black-people-killing hellhole that has caused misery overseas unlike any other empire in the history of humanity, bar none, is now a hate crime
<anarkiddies called out
<sovereign citizens who's life purpose is to drive to DHS traffic stops and refuse to answer the swine's questions (based)

>Other domestic terrorists may be motivated to violence by single–issue ideologies related to abortion–, animal rights–, environmental–, or involuntary celibate–violent extremism, as well as other grievances – or a combination of ideological influences. In some cases, individuals may develop their own idiosyncratic justifications for violence that defy ready categorization.

<pro lifers called out
<PETA called out
<eco-terrorists called out
<INCELS called out HAHAHAHA

>We will also build a community to address domestic terrorism that extends not only across the Federal Government but also to critical partners. That includes state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as foreign allies and partners, civil society, the technology sector, academia, and more.

<Five eyes partnership confirmed
<FAANG partnership confirmed

>The definition of “domestic terrorism” in our law makes no distinction based on political views – left, right, or center – and neither should we.

<YOUR NEIGHBOR IS A DORMANT TERRORIST.

>Strategic Goal 2.2:Address online terrorist recruitment and mobilization to violence by domestic terrorists.

<Increased astroturfing confirmed.
>U.S. Attorney’s Offices and FBI field offices across the country have formally made domestic terrorism a top priority and are tracking comprehensively domestic terrorism-related cases, reallocating or requesting appropriate funding and resources as needed to target the threat. That includes over $100 million in additional resources for DOJ, FBI, and DHS included in the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
<100 million dollars extra resources planned for 2022 alone.

Source: https://www.white [broken link because fuck you Google bots] house.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/15/fact-sheet-national-strategy-for-countering-domestic-terrorism/

It seems that they are unironically engaging in naz-""""centrism"""". I guess the politicians have finally smelled the blood in the water. People radicalizing en-masse during the pandemic, nazis sperging out and mass-killing white people every other day.

This is a continuation of the crackdown Big Tech and the federal government started doing on mostly right wingers, but also leftists. Including the Chapo purge, twitter even banned the acting President of the US at some point.
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Birthrates under socialism

Are we in favor of increasing the birthrate after socialism is established?

If so, what mechanisms should be used to ensure that? Already, the global birthrate is at a record low and most imperialist nations are way below replacement rate, which could have disastrous economic effects.

Do we support free birth control and abortion on demand?
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>a picture of a namefag showing his butthole is a banner
This is a new low, even for you
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>You're at the club partying with your thicc poggers trans gf when this guy comes up and starts ramming your girls asshole

What do you do?
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EXPLAIN HEGLEL TO ME RITE NOW DONT DUMB IT DOWN
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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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Muscular women

post them
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Glasses

Post attractive persons wearing glasses in this thread.
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GAMERS RISE UP
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How many people on this board are schizos?
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Rust Lang

Why does Rust get hate here? I know its a memed language but is there any good reason not to use it other than be contrarian?
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HOLY FUCK RIGHT WINGERS ARE SENSITIVE

I used to think it was leftists that were the overrly emotional and stupid ones as a teen before realizing it was the other way around just today on my 22nd birthday. I went to 16chans pol board and briefly stated the fact to the neo nazis and reactionary thing members on that site that they would all get shot by the u.s. and european police force if they tried to execute their autistic ideas and they ended up crying over the thread, deleted it for portraying reality and then the next fucking post was dedicated to left wing censorship, on ordinary /pol/ all I had to say was not all black men are criminals for a fucking shitstorm of autistic retards to start shilling and bumping my thread in anger before turning the entire post into a reddit circlejerk. Its get even better(most of the right view themselves as intellectually superior especially male reactionaries due to watching too many sjw owned clips on youtube and browsing the abhorrent mess that is twitter every fucking day without ever bothering to get into debates with someone with opposing or different views that actually bothers to read something in their god dambed lives) when you meet them in real life because they will say abhorrently retarded shit in public and all you have to do to see them meltdown is stand up for yourself and they'll endlessly seethe if not freakout in public like what happened with that white lady screaming in a fucking walmart about wanting mexicans to go back to mexico. Fuckin love those guys not because I like em but because I like laughing at em
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Now kiss
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Nordicism Debunk+ Poltard Hate thread

This thread will be used for the disscussion how the rightoids aka white supremacists love to claim they were muh aryanz egyptianz etc. I hate talked with some white supremacists about the usage of the term aryan and they started yelling aryans were muh whitey. I had enough of this shit Its just more similar to the black nationalists whom the nazis hate like to say how they were the kings of egypt.
This thread will be used for debunking white supremacist theory
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roses are read
violets are blue
I just lost the game
and so did you too
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Which political party should I join?

I'm an American comrade who wants to join an American Socialist organization, which one should I join?
PSL?
CPUSA?
DSA?
I am a Communist but the PSL and CPUSA are just so weak.
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whelp looks like i'm gonna sui tomorrow

trips decides my last words
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Dark-skinned anime boys

Post your favorite chocolate illustrated men. Lewds welcome, but not required.
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Ebony girls

Ebony girls

bonus points if solo.
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New John Oliver video just dropped.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv8ZPFOxJEc
Say what you want about the guy he's one of the few libs who comes really close to shitting on capitalism as much as you can with a primetime show.
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lets bully the jannies
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/m/

This is a red-blooded Soviet mech. Say something nice about it!
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Wrote stuff about fires use it for whatever you like

brief observations on fires
>1:Once a substance is ignited it cant be set on fire again

>2:fires spread based off their temperature, the hotter a region is the faster the fire spreads


>3:Objects will increase in mass after being set on fire


>4:an unbreathable smell will be created after an object is set on fire


>5: fires are observed to die when covered with something with alot of mass even if it is flammable


hypothesis
>1a: the reason why you cant set a burnt object on fire again is because the substance has already reacted with its environment in a matter that it cant produce an exothermic reaction again

>evidence: when I put an ignited match in water 5 times the fire on the match went out 100% of the time and couldnt be ignited again


>2a: fires spread in volume based of their temperature


>3a: fires form when a substance,combines with oxygen(or another substance that triggers an exothermic reaction) and begins to break down and release massive amounts of energy towards its surroundings in the form of heat, when this happens a chemical reaction occurs and thus the ignited substance reacts with the substances around it to form compounds thus forming substances with heavier masses than the substance before set on fire


>4a: a human being cant smell anything other than oxygen contentrated in nitrogen meaning when a substance becomes ignited it forms an unbreathable substance naturally through a reaction


>5a: thats simply a biproduct of resistance towards a force, if an object with alot of mass overcomes a force it simply will not move, likewise if a fire tries to cause an object to react its temperature needs to be high enough that the molecules surrounding the fire create a force strong enough to generate a reaction otherwise no reaction occurs, summarized: a fires temperature and mass will determine how much resistance it may overcome in order to ignite its surroundings, hotter and heavier fires can burn more flammable things, smaller and cooler fires cannot



<ideas on fires

>A fires rate of expansion(expansion distance per second) is based off the force of attraction between molecules that trigger the exothermic reaction that causes a fire to form

>fires naturally diffuse and spread faster and faster as there surface area increases over time and the amount of substances becomes accessible to the flame again increases over time


>how much a fire can burn is based off how much energy the fire can utilise to do the work required to trigger reactions


>condensed flames are hotter and can burn more flammable objects because molecules within the igniter(the source of the fire) have less space to diffuse and likewise collide with each other more rapidly leading to increased amounts of pressure and therefor force at the expense of size
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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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>Showering
>Brushig your teeth
>Not shitting outside
Chairman would be disappointed
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Communism is not worth fighting for

People here talks a lot about how the communist movement failed but nobody sees that people failed the communist movement.
Working class people settled for the smallest accomplishments believing having a house and a car is freedom, choosing politicians that sell them fear and hurt the people over politicians that sell them welfare. Academic leftists are still digging their mile deep graves isolating themselves; working class people is always spoken of as foreign herd that is threading away form the path academics wish.
What truly pains me is how easy is it to be a communist but nobody wants to go for it, join a union, vote communist, and get a gun but people will fight tooth an tail to do none of this, will make the most empty excuses and nothing will get done and now all the instruments to give a voice to working class people are dead our same future is dead.
People do not deserve communism, they chose this fate and they deserve the 72 hour workweeks with no benefits until global warming kills us all. This is not the fault of the ideological apparatus or the material conditions, this is people's fault for buying bullshit instead of their own wellbeing.
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Whats the economic system inside a prison?
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LET ME WIN THE CHILDREN'S CARD GAME OR I'LL JUMP OFF THE CLIFF AND KILL MYSELF
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I have never been as supportive of jewish bankers and israel as I am now

I can understand why theyre disliked in much of the planet but when you stop and look at societies that have alot of them vs societies that dont or what humanity was like when they were persecuted vs today you kinda want them to hold alot of power. one only has to realize that through the near 100 years when apartheid allowed white minorities to rule the country there wasnt a SINGLE year where homicide or poverty rates declined until apartheid ended and the ANC sold the country off to central bankers or why MENA is a fucking hellhole for most arab muslims compared to israel whos apartheid laws are noticeably less hostile towards nonmuslims. I dont like or hate jews but christ knowing this at least makes me want them to keep israel for themselves despite their actions towards palestinians
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Althusser on Philosophy, Science, Marxism

This is part of the reading series we're doing in the Continental Floppa reading group formerly the anti-Anglo reading group. The plan is to read 1 chapter per week (breaking up chapter 3 into the 3 lectures). This is a selection of lectures and essays by Louis Althusser on the topics of philosophy relative to science and politics. This thread is for discussion and to invite people to the reading group, which can be found here https://matrix.to/#/!mjlMGagFTDhvgxMWhY:matrix.org/

Our schedule has recently changed. We now discuss on Sundays.
UTC (UTC +0) 19:00 (5pm) Universal time
EDT (UTC -4) 15:00 (3pm) Eastern US (daylight savings time)
CEST (UTC +2) 21:00 (7pm) Central Europe (summer time)

The next session will be Sunday 27th June, covering essay 1:
Theory, Theoretical Practice and Theoretical Formation: Ideology and Ideological Struggle
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I'd piss and shit all over if I found this stuff in my uncle's bathroom too.
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Rock vs Communism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz3Yw3XbsVQ

>Rock music played a role in subverting the political order of the Soviet Union and its satellites. The attraction of the unique form of music served to undermine Soviet authority by humanizing the West, helped alienate a generation from the political system, and sparked a youth revolution. This contribution was achieved not only through the use of words or images, but through the structure of the music itself. Furthermore, the music was spread as part of a broad public diplomacy effort, commercial ventures, and through the efforts of the populace in the Eastern Bloc.


>In the 1960s, The Beatles sparked the love of rock in the Soviet youth and its popularity spread. In August 1976, Cliff Richard became the first Western rock act to play behind the Iron Curtain, playing twelve concerts in the Soviet Union; twelve dates in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and eight in Moscow. Throughout the 1980s, a number of Western acts performed behind the Iron Curtain, including Elton John (who is often incorrectly cited as the first Western artist), Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Ozzy Osbourne.


>Despite the attempts to stifle the native rock movement, the underground survived and managed to create a different culture that many would flee to. Identification with this subculture would make one less susceptible to Soviet propaganda and ideology and less likely to view the West as a threat. "The kids lost their interest in all Soviet unshakeable dogmas and ideals, and stopped thinking of an English-speaking person as an enemy. That's when the Communists lost two generations of young people. That was an incredible impact." Even if the individual did not enjoy rock for political reasons, because the political system was opposed to it, merely listening to music was an act of disobedience. By extension, active participation in the underground made one an active agent against the regime, as far as the leadership was concerned…The inability of the Communist regimes to eradicate, replace, or assimilate the influence of rock music probably did much to ensure that the populace would turn against the totalitarian system.


So what does /leftypol/ think? did rock and roll destroy COMMUNISM?

Were the soviet authorities right to consider it bourgeois and subversive? Or was it just a generation gap between the older generation and eastern block boomer youth? What is the proper leftist stance on rock (or any music genre for that matter)?
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Finance

If you knew when the market was going to crash would you go short? Would you even have the ability to? Do you have Robinhood downloaded and would you know which puts to buy?
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/leftypol/ feedback thread

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

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Covid-19

Welp edition
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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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Hitler-Stalin contract

Lately I've gotten into an argument with a friend of mine about the USSR's role in WW2, especially the splitting up of Poland. He argues that the USSR collaborated with nazi germany in taking over Poland and also started resisting the bazi war effort way too late.
What do you think? Can the USSR be blamed for the nazis taking over half of Poland? What sources exist that point out the USSR's special role in fighting nazi germany?
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Fuck youtubers, fuck covid-19 and fuck Luke Smith

Youtubers who spike prices of old hardware should jump off a cliff, people out here thinking their shitty thinkpad that their dog pissed on is worth $500
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/leftypol/ Questionnaire Survey Census-Building Extravaganza: June Jamboree!

Hello everyone. We found the results of the last survey useful, and we would like to now gather more feedback on a different variety of subjects. The results of the previous survey have been analysed here, if you are interested in a statistical analysis and some conclusions. >>>/meta/7357

Here are the questions for this month; please don't feel pressured to answer every one if you don't want to, if you have no strong opinions then you may simply leave the question out of your response. Feel free to write as much as you like but please try to answer our quantitative questions as well as this helps us to interpret the results objectively. So, without further ado, here we go.

Question 1: The moderation team wants an evaluation by the userbase on their performance since the migration to leftypol.org in a few categories. Give a number rating with lower being worse and higher being best and a brief comment on performance if desired.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how quickly do the mods respond to rule-breaking content?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how do you think the mods have lead to a /leftypol/ conducive for quality discussion?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how well do you think the moderation has responded to user complaints and requests for the site and boards?
A simple yes/no, do you think the structure of the site overall is the best it could be as structured by the moderation?

Question 2: Thinking more generally about the way that /leftypol/ is now, the moderation would like to know exactly how the users feel about the composition of threads. Feel free to briefly comment to expand your thoughts if you wish.

Do you think that there are (A) too few generals, (B) just enough generals, or (C) too many generals in /leftypol/?
A Yes/No, do you think the prevalence of general threads is impeding the creation of worthwhile smaller topic threads? IE is the US general impeding the creation of more nuanced threads about US politics?
If you believe there are too many generals or that some specific generals are not befitting the status of being generals, you can list the offending threads here if you wish.

Question 3: Further about generals, a recent idea proposed was a new board – a geopolitics and news board, to move most of the generals (like usapol, China, DPRK, ect) to along with other topics that are more centered around geopolitical topics, leaving /leftypol/ to be less about news and geopolitics and more about theory and its discussion.

A simple yes/no: Do you think that this is a good idea?
As as additional question, do you think that there should be a board ONLY for country generals, while leaving news generals on /leftypol/? Do you think this is a better idea than a geopolitics board, a worse idea, or do you think they are both terrible?
Would you be inclined to use only /leftypol/, only the new board, or both if either of these ideas were implemented?

Question 4: Another category that needs evaluation is the character prerequisite for OPs, rate them by the following scales and include a comment if desired.

On a scale of 1 to 10, do you think the prerequisite has helped remove spam topics from /leftypol/?
On a scale of 1 to 10, do you think the prerequisite has prevented good or quality threads from being made?
A simple yes/no, has the prerequisite ever disincentivized you from making a thread?

Question 5: We are interested in collecting more feedback about how users would like /b/ to be moderated. Please select which one of these statements you most identify with?

/b/ should not be moderated at all, except for outright spam (IE machine spamming), it should be a complete free-for-all.
/b/ should be moderated very sparsely, only to remove outright Nazi posting and similar /pol/ content, users should be free to express themselves however they like.
/b/ should be moderated to a moderate degree in order to remove the above content as well as blatant idpol so that it does not become a de-facto 'idpol containment' board.
/b/ should be a comfy off topic space similar to the old /leftytrash/, therefore it should be decently moderated in order to ensure a nice atmosphere for users. Absurd or random posts should be allowed to stay but the above content should be removed as well as repetitive spam like soyjacks and so on.
My view is dissimilar to all these options (please write out your views).

Some have said that the name of /b/ creates confusion, and expectations that it should be similar to 4chan's /b/. Do you believe that the name should be changed to something else? If so, what?

Please also note whether you personally use /b/, and what 'grade' you would give to /b/ at present, from 1 to 10.

Question 6: A new proposal has recently posed the idea of integration with a webring between niche imageboards (https://anon.cafe/boards.js) (image provided) by /leftypol/ as a way to increase our exposure to other imageboard users, similar to when we started on 8chan, as well as helping niche imageboards survive. The webring is composed largely of splits from 8chan, some before 8chan was destroyed and some formed after. The webring allows us to blacklist members we don’t like from appearing on our list, and vice-versa. leftypol/ and /b/ currently would be placed at and near the top of the webring by PPH and activity. Of these categories, pick whichever ones you feel best describe your opinion.

It will be positive, granting the possibility of new posters to /leftypol/.
It will be positive, bringing new OC to /leftypol/.
It will be positive, it will bring new posters and allow crossover events and content on the alt-boards (/hobby/, /games/, ect).
It will be positive because it creates a more unified grouping of chans.
It will be negative because it will invite unwanted posters to the site.
It will be negative because it will change /leftypol/’s board culture.
It will be negative because it creates incentives for our posters to browse other boards.
I think it will not have much of an effect on /leftypol/ either way.
Other (feel free to comment on what).

Question 7: A short one - do you think that the page size (the number of threads displayed per page) should be increased from 10 to 20?

Yes, I do, because it will make it easier to see more threads and for threads past the first 10 to thrive.
No, I don't, because it might impact performance on some devices.
Other: Please let us know.

Thank you for your time, we appreciate all feedback!
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lgtb and gay activism is a tool of the capitalists to weaken workers. reject futa cock,embrace tomboy abs
>also general thread for fighting xenostrogens in chemicals and food,discussing media attempts to crush proletarian masculinity,etc
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/auspol.org/ - Australia General

Thread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.

I get that since the split the number of Australians here probably went from being counted on two hands to just one, but I figured that there should be at least a thread here that we can keep bumping.
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I don’t have a girlfriend
This shit sucks yo
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So, Marx was influenced heavily by Moses Hess. Moses Hess was a Zionist and believed that it was true socialism. This establishes that communism has a connection with Zionism. Marx also had Jewish ancestry (lots of which were rabbi's) and his 3rd cousin was a Rothschild and Marx received money from the Rothschild family via Lion Philips. One of Marx's key tenets for socialism was a Debt based banking system. Later the federal reserve would be made by 6 Jews. Hopefully this is enough to convince you that Marxism is a Jewish ideology.
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OC Thread 9.0

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.

This is the place where you can find all /leftypol/ memes n' shit
https://lefty.booru.org/
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/Internet Trash General/

Please use this general thread for discussion of Youtube, Twitter, and other social media postings which don't justify their own thread. Try to keep this thread clean of spam and shitposting, it's everyone's responsibility to keep /leftypol/ and /ITG/ beautiful!
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>be "communist"
>be "marxist"
>hate actual working class people and everything they stand for
>never worked a day in their life
how do we excise these bourgeoisie scum?
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Center of political innovation meeting

Hello /leftypol/,

I will be attending my first communist meeting in Philly this weekend, the Center of political innovation. Caleb Maupin will be prime attendee. If any of you are attending, please let me know. I hope it goes well. I'm kinda awkward as hell in public and never been in a room with other ideological communists before. What am I in for?
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Who is the most oppressed minority of them all?
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i see this post everyday

now you will too
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Is Stirnirite egoism and Marxism incompatible? What if I agree with both Marx's critique of capitalism and Stirner's egoism? What does that make me?
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lag

Anyone else having slow load times for pages? I've been having them for the past few days
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/brg/ Brasil

/brg/ Brasil/Brazil/Bra卐il general
"My last warm feelings for humanity have died" edition

Melhor compilação dos atos circenses do executivo federal: https://medoedelirioembrasilia.wordpress.com/
Não inclui eventos nos picadeiros legislativo e executivo que não envolvem o executivo.

Fio anterior: >>216752
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Well?

Well?
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/b/'s WEBM thread

post random shit
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If the communists preach that we must learn to divide everything, why not divide their wife or girlfriend? Why? This is entirely within the revolutionary parameter of Communism. The human instinct is deeply rooted in the sexual impulse, sexual communism is the only way to destroy sexual machist territorialism. If they studied the animal kingdom more, they would see that the feeling of ownership by the territory and by the females is very strong in several species, such as lions and wolves. These even delimit their territory by urinating on several tree trunks around it. How do you want to change the world if you can't change yourself?

The guy wants me to divide the value of my work but doesn't want to divide his wife's thighs with me? Divide only what is convenient? Communist is all hypocritical.
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Material explanation for the semiconductor chip shortage

What is the material cause of the global shortage of chips, which is currently responsible for these yee yee ass GPU and cars prices? I want something more in-depth than "muh cryptocurrency miners" or "muh self driving deep learning cars"
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This thread is for hugs only. I will give hugs to anyone who asks, and I hope yall will do the same in return. Everyone needs a hug sometimes, especially in a soulless capitalist world. Love is one of the few things that can hold people together.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWsxkzSzKRo

hey gommies! YOU SUCK! capitalism RULES! GOMMUNISM SUX!

WHATCHU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT?
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>there is an stupid retarded braindead stinky jannoid subhuman saging threads
why does he do it? was he promised an increase in his salary?
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Rhetorical Strategy

I'm not immersed into these political debate chatrooms so I'm hoping someone here can provide some ideas. I came upon a real problem the other day that I believe would apply to many situations others could find themselves in: There was an average person complaining about their life and the state of the world

This person was complaining about their job the way the world was, all the usual stuff. So there was the typical exchanges between this person and myself and other people. Everything was alright, I thought they were being steered towards a more socialist position. However, suddenly one of these people revealed themselves to be a fascist(they didn't call themselves that, just a follower of oswald mosley). What surprised me was the effectiveness of their rhetoric with regard to the way they were able to formulate the problem of one of overproduction.

This is where it gets somewhat complicated. Many on the left(leftypol is one of the few exceptions) stop their analysis at this same point, that the reason capitalism has crisis is because of overproduction. And as such, fascists are able to use this same exploitation to talk about "matching inputs and outputs". Which is what i saw happen in this instance. They were able to deploy a lot of marxist rhetoric to convince said person that managing inputs and outputs could fix all the problems of the world. They sounded like david harvey, who in case you don't know is one of these marxist economists that believe the only cause of crisis is overproduction.

So here's the puzzle. I as a communist know that such a thing is impossible. Money relies on profit to function which in turns means exploitation must continue. It's not really a solution to any average worker. BUT how to deploy this in any convincing fashion rhetorically? It would sound pedantic to attack someone advocating matching inputs and outputs(still within capitalism) by bringing in an entirely new concept like how money functions. We're talking about people that are 3 hours into questioning their surroundings. However because I couldn't challenge this, this person—at least in the short term— was lost to the fascist side of politics.

So i've put some thought into it and the only thing i've come up with is to try and turn it around by saying we already have fascism. Or to challenge anyone (whether socdem or fascist) to state how they would in detail manage the economy differently than the current people in power. That would open the field to get into the mud over the essence of money and profit and all the rest. But i'm not entirely satisfied. So share some ideas of where you steer a conversation when you're trying to proselytize to someone and win them over from socdem/fascist rhetorics.
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How do you stop being vindictive? I try to keep as much patience as possible with people as I can but I can only deal with people being shitty for so long to the point where I feel the need to get back at them somehow. Is this bad? How do i stop?
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The pillars of the modern gayming world are all asians, why is this?
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If the communists preach that we must learn to divide everything, why not divide their wife or girlfriend? Why? This is entirely within the revolutionary parameter of Communism. The human instinct is deeply rooted in the sexual impulse, sexual communism is the only way to destroy sexual machist territorialism. If they studied the animal kingdom more, they would see that the feeling of ownership by the territory and by the females is very strong in several species, such as lions and wolves. These even delimit their territory by urinating on several tree trunks around it. How do you want to change the world if you can't change yourself?

The guy wants me to divide the value of my work but doesn't want to divide his wife's thighs with me? Divide only what is convenient? Communist is all hypocritical.
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>here is your spammers folks
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The truth is out there
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Anyone here plays DotA2 and queues up in USE?
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IMAGINE
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Buddhism

What do marxists think of buddhism? Is it bad? Is it bourgeoisie anti-revolutionary? What about BR Ambdekar? i dont have an agenda just be nice
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Finance

If you knew when the market was going to crash would you go short? Would you even have the ability to? Do you have Robinhood downloaded and would you know which puts to buy?
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It's over

Why is Maduro such a cuck? Wtf went wrong in Venezuela? Not a bait thread, i'm actually curious. Could this have been avoided? If yes, how?

https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/15217
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What is "revisionism" and why is it bad?

Some people on the left (mostly Maoists and Hoxhaists) talk about "revisionism" a lot. They say the current government of the PRC is revisionist. They say the government of the USSR after Stalin's death was revisionist. But what actually is revisionism? Like, how was Khruschev's USSR materially different from Stalin's, and why should I care? Is revisionism just "anything I don't like" on steroids?
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Yes I have I strong opinions on politics
Yes I believe everyone with a different opinion is wrong
Yes I believe I will one day lead the revolution
No I will not read theory
No there is not anything theorycels can do about it
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fuck grace i'm proclaiming the si/b/erian social republic
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White House embraces “Wuhan Lab” conspiracy theory
>On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden publicly embraced the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 may have been released from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, ordering the US intelligence agencies to produce a report within 90 days into the potentially man-made origins of the disease.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/pers-m27.html

This is so contemptible I can hardly find words to express it adequately. Another big lie. An even more dangerous and bigger lie than that of Colin Powell and WMD in 2003. I hope that my friends who support the Democratic Party read this article, although the majority of them will ignore it. They are completely unprepared to learn about the crimes of their pet politicians.

The Biden administration was already determined to have war with China, it was obvious from the beginning. The lies about "ethnic cleansing" of Uigyurs were a testing of the waters. Now here comes the enormous lie about Covid-19 – straight out of the Trump playbook. And the co-option of Dr. Fauci is the icing on the cake. I wonder what they threatened him with. The murder of his family? The whiff of stench from the torture of the victims of the Moscow trials of the 1930s seems still to hover over this madness.
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Yes I have I strong opinions on politics
Yes I believe everyone with a different opinion is wrong
Yes I believe I will one day lead the revolution
No I will not read theory
No there is not anything theorycels can do about it
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ITT faces of leftypol.org
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White women made for animal cocks
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Anybody who supports Iran is a glowie

a. Islamic Republic's report card:

1. more than 20,000 EXECUTED in the 1980s
2. suppressing religious, ethnic, and gender minorities
3. violently enforcing "moral codes" by the so-called "guidance patrol" and arresting women and LGBTs for their clothing

b. 4. running a gender apartheid system in all levels such as segregated schools and buses
5. assassinating hundred of exiled dissidents in Europe 380 in the 1990s
6. torturing and imprisoning hundreds during the student movement


c. 7. assassinating several authors, dissidents, and poets during the so-called "chains murders".
8. killing and torturing hundreds during the Green Movement
9. killing hundreds in every peaceful protests in 2016, 2017, 2019.
The global community's report card:
silence
silence
silence
listening to Iran's lobby in Washington
appeasing the Islamic Republic by signing deals after deals and hand them pallets of gold while they kill Iranians.
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Is there a reason the left today is so useless and godawful? You had all of these riots over blumpf, but as soon as Biden gets in, all that energy fizzles out instantly. So what happened to all of that whining about healthcare and unions? There's loads of people in poverty in America today in the midwest and south, and those people have to constantly worry about rent, and are stuck in poverty with loads of debt, drug addictions and no social mobility at all. Is there a reason there's no effort whatsoever put towards organization of anything at all? I always hear blame put on cointelpro or whatever but I think a lot of leftists are just too lazy in the firstworld to do anything.
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News 6/21/21

LDF to organize protest against fuel price hike on June 30
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has decided to organise a mass protest against the fuel price hike in the country, said Communist Party of India (Marxist) acting secretary A Vijayaraghavan on Monday. Addressing media, Vijayaraghava informed that while observing COVID protocols LDF volunteers will observe the protest on 30 June at 4 pm.
https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/ldf-to-organize-protest-against-fuel-price-hike-on-june-3020210621205217/
https://archive.is/dEwXZ

Colombians Reject Criminalization of Road Blockages
Social activists claim that Decree 003/2021 limits the right to protest which are now subordinated to governmental criteria on "peaceful and legitimate" mobilizations. They explained that road blockages would be considered as a non-peaceful protest so the use of excessive force by police agents can be exerted.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombians-Reject-Criminalization-of-Road-Blockages-20210620-0005.html

Madrid to pardon Catalan pro-independence leaders on Tuesday, Spanish PM confirms
The move, actively rumored over the past few weeks, was confirmed by Sanchez on Monday, who announced the pardon would come the next day. The pardons are needed to promote national unity, the PM stressed, brushing off the concerns about the controversial move that were voiced by his opponents.
https://on.rt.com/baqx

French regional elections a ‘democratic slap in the face’ to Macron and Le Pen
RESULTS in the French regional election were described as “a democratic slap in the face,” with disastrous showings for both centrist President Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen’s respective parties. Ms Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) secured a national vote share of just 19 per cent in Sunday’s poll, nine points lower than the last regional elections in 2015.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/french-regional-elections-a-democratic-slap-in-the-face-to-macron-and-le-pen

Labour Muslims infuriated by insinuation that Keir Starmer’s opposition to anti-Semitism caused ‘haemorrhaging’ of their votes
On Sunday, the Labour Muslim Network (LMN) sent a letter to party leadership, decrying a comment made by an unidentified Labour official to the Daily Mail. The source said the party was “haemorrhaging votes among Muslim voters, and the reason for that is what Keir has been doing on antisemitism.” Keir Starmer, the official said, “challenged Corbyn on it, and there's been a backlash among certain sections of the community.”
https://on.rt.com/baqv

Turkey's high court puts HDP on trial for alleged links with PKK
Turkey's constitutional court on Monday accepted an indictment seeking to disband the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group, paving the way for a trial that could fine or permanently close the country’s third-largest party.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-kurdish-hdp-high-court-trial-links-pkk

Iranian communists call for working-class unity against illegitimate theocratic regime
The Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) said in a statement that the turnout in the election, the lowest in the history of the Islamic republic, was a damning indictment that called into question the legitimacy of the theocratic regime. TPI said that the “scandalous show of the election,” in which hundreds of candidates were barred from standing, “marks a decisive turning point and an end once and for all to the theory that the Islamic regime in Iran can be reformed.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/categories/world

Iran president-elect takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden
Concerning the talks over Iran’s nuclear deal, Raisi promised to salvage the accord to secure relief from U.S. sanctions that have devastated the Iranian economy. But he ruled out any limits to Iran’s missile capabilities and support for regional militias — among other issues viewed by Washington as shortcomings of the landmark deal that the Biden administration wants addressed.
https://apnews.com/article/iran--president-elect-ebrahim-raisi-biden-63db1fbbdb1ff9fe40aca40f3f8046a2

Makabayan Bloc seeks probe on death of 3 Lumads in Surigao del Sur
“The brutal massacre of civilians by forces of the 3rd [Special Forces Batallion] is highly condemnable. The killing of civilians and the desecration of their remains are gross violations of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHIHL) and International Humanitarian Law,” the Makabayan lawmakers said.
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1448689/makabayan-bloc-seeks-probe-on-death-of-3-lumads-in-surigao-del-sur

Bihar: Flood-Hit People Forced to Take Shelter on Embankments, National Highways
After floods inundated their villages, thousands of people, including women, children and the elderly, in the worst-affected West and East Champaran districts of Bihar, have been forced to take shelter on nearby high-rise embankments and national highways.
https://www.newsclick.in/Bihar-Flood-Hit-People-Forced-Take-Shelter-Embankments-National-Highways
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Hello Bunkerchan, I am a lurker from the awful /pol/ board on 4chan. I consider myself to be third position, namely big gov economics and anti-progressive authoritarian leadership structure. I am intrigued by Marxism though and want to be convinced. What would you say to me to convince me that becoming a Red is the better path?
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Inca Empire

What is the correct socialist analysis of the Inca Empire? Was it really a proto-socialist society, as some people claim? Or was it just Andean feudalism?
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>Constantly go on /R9K/
>Read slurry of racial slurs and insults every single day
>Be told over and over that black people are hideous subhuman monsters, every last one of them, and that no sane woman would ever want a black man
>Same white guys brag about how they also easily get black women despite being deeply racist
<Become suicidally depressed
What can I do?
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Where do you get your music? Ideally lossless.
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The Outer Worlds 2

Are you excited for the sequel to the game that Finally Took A Stance Against Capital by having every NPC horrified at violence against the bourgeoisie, communism not mentioned a single time and the best ending being a slight tax on the wealthy?
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uh mao bros did we get too cocky?
After coming to power in 1949, the Communist Party under Mao Tse-tung "stamped out anything they deemed deviant or decadent," and in the late 1960s and early 1970s (during the Cultural Revolution), gays were subjected to public humiliation and long prison terms.
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PERU ELECTION 2021 9.0

Pencil man is victorious, but will Kekko seppuku or kamikaze a Cessna full of cocaine into Peru Libre HQ?

Prev. threads:
>>>/leftypol_archive/14633 #1
>>>/leftypol_archive/15250 #2
>>>/leftypol_archive/15858 #3
>>>/leftypol_archive/16499 #4
>>>/leftypol_archive/17177 #5
>>>/leftypol_archive/17849 #6
>>305248 #7
>>307155 #8
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Banners + Theming + Favicon + Flags

Official leftypol.org embellishment project
Let's make banners, new themes and favicons for leftypol.org! Let's give this place some colors!

The resolution of the banners is 300x100.
The resolution for the favicon is 15x15.
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CORN!

krushcev apretiation thread

Stalin was great and all but we must admit the hole police state and holodomor stuff were pretty cringe, maybe I am a revisionist but deep in the bottom of your heart you know that you want corn, you need corn, you crave corn, you cannot exist without corn, corn is life.
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Hilo general Latinoamérica--LatAm general thread

VERSIÓN 2.0
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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EURO 2021 TOURNAMENT

Let's get a footy thread going.

Tomorrow is the first match between TÜRKS (Kara Boğa) versus Italians.

Other spicy first round matches include England versus Scotland, Finland vs Denmark, Germany vs France.

Post your predictions and reactions in this thread
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/leftyfashion/

How do you dress? What are you wearing today? How should you dress, as a Marxist? Which trends are proletarian and which are bourgeois?
Discuss.
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01000100 01101001 01100101

YOU ARE WEAK YOU ARE MEEK YOU WATCH PORN AND LEAK WHILE THE REST PONDERS YOU A PEST WITH NO REST FOR YOU TO PEST A POND ER-MANGELN YOUR MAN GEL IN MINGLING YOUR MANGLED SPUNK COVERED LED SCREEN SCREAM AT THE BEHEST OF YOUR GUILD FOLLOW THEIR HEST TO WALLOW YOUR SELFEST
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Cooking thread!

Just post pictures of delicious food and we'll all try to figure out how to cook it later!
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Neither natalists nor malthusians understand socialism.

None of you get it. There are so many people here who want to argue for natalist policy, or bachelors tax, or for degrowth and population control. But literally fucking none of you actually understand socialism and what collective ownership actually fucking means. Capitalism as a system obfuscates the environmental and material costs of society, collectivism strips away those obfuscations.
Within socialism society pays collectively towards both maintenance of the society and towards growth in the form of childcare, when society pays equally and collectively towards childcare, if population growth becomes too much of a burden on society in some way then it is felt by all equally
Within socialism, the surplus that would have become the private profits of capitalists is instead used to maintain society as a whole, in a way this is a form of collective taxation. The surplus of that surplus is the overhead for growth, in a way this surplus-surplus becomes what is effectively the budget society has for childcare/population growth. So in collectivizing society and sharing equal burden, what happens is you create a dynamic system in which growth responds naturally to the environment and resources available.
By turning the maintenance of society into a collective burden, the costs that capitalism obfuscates are stripped away and you are left with a physical, material carrying capacity based upon the maximum surplus of society. So what happens within socialism is that you should see a period of population growth followed by an eventual stabilization and leveling off. This equal cost is why socialism is the only answer to ecological crisis, because only when the cost of ecological crises manifests as a real cost for all people collectively can real collective action be taken against it.
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How should reactionaries be dealt with? Many proto fascist, monarchy supporters and other fringe groups are popping up in my country and gaining popularity
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Piracy General.

General for all things piracy related:
Share Torrents, Private Trackers, information about how to obtain a particular commodity for free on the internet; Requests.

piratebayztemzmv.onion

Current onion for the piratebay^

Pirate the planet.
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Some months ago I asked about the possibility of Christianity being a Jewish psyop. What sealed it for me was the Siege of Jerusalem, and all the inexplicable anomalies which occurred there; the comical fulfilling of "prophecies", not by some divine hand, but by men. Jewish men.

In my researching of the Hierosolymite lepers' exodus from Egypt, I came across the writings of Thomas Dalton, who is basically 10 steps ahead of me on many of the Jewish historical questions. I am quite impressed with his writings, he has published many books under Castle Hill, which recently became CODOH's publisher.

While reading about Dalton's book, Eternal Strangers, about the behavior of Jews throughout different ages, I stumbled upon this essay of his. It makes a great case for why Christianity is a Jewish tool. I've long held the belief that Christianity is simply a way for Jews to predispose non-gentiles to their exploitation. This guy knows his shit, and covers this better than I ever could.

If you're dismissing the possibility and find the idea preposterous, you need to ask yourself

>Would Jesus get the Vax?


I think you'd be lying to yourself if you answer anything other than: "not only would he get the Vax, he would be its biggest shill."

https://nationalvanguard.org/2020/08/christianity-the-great-jewish-hoax/
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We talk about based software

I've achieved Emacs enlightenment. My config is a thousand lines of perfection. Lisp machine gang rise up once and for all!
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socialism will win !

This is the thread for good news.

People have a tendency to focus on what is going wrong and miss out on what is going well.
I'm also suspecting that there is a doomer astroturf going on.

To counteract this a little i want to ask you to post uplifting news.
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VGH…
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>moralfags think they be like
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/soy/ soyjak general

Why did you let the last one die chuds?
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>modern alt relationshits
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“Muh IQ”

Why do rightoid burgers and rightoid anglos in general need to fall back on “muh IQ” to explain most material phenomena?
Why are the rich wealthy
>Muh IQ if not muh joos
Why is America declining?
>Muh low IQ negros and immigrants
Why are people poor?
>They are low IQ
Why does the West hold power?
>They are higher IQ

Why do rightoids use this cope when they themselves are actual retards?
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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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/log/ Lefty Org General - Uncle Gus Edition

Feel like shit, just want him back lads.

Hello again everyone. I'm CPUSA Anon. You might remember me from bunkerchan. Welcome back to /log/! A place for discussion of Socialist organizations the world over. Feel free to ask questions, talk about your experiences, and share news about exciting goings-on in your orgs!

<Now for some general news.


Run Comrade Run! CP Gets Ready to Flex its Election Muscles!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiJHdRKr7RY
>CPUSA is re-entering the world of electoral politics. American comrades can expect to see CPUSA on the ballot more and more.

SPECIAL BULLETIN; International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
http://www.solidnet.org/multimedia/printings/
>Available in 3 languages, provides statements/documents from Communist Parties all over the world.

IWOC: A Union for Prisoners
https://industrialworker.org/iwoc-a-union-for-prisoners/
>Wobblies be wobblin' in prison.

The New Cold War, A Communist Party of Canada Presentation
https://twitter.com/compartycanada/status/1383113491385626634
>Maple Syrup Comrades being the most reasonable voice in the room again.

CPGB Running a lot more candidates.
https://www.communistparty.org.uk/votecommunist/
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/britains-local-elections-will-see-largest-number-of-communist-candidates-since-1980s/
>Guilty of growing larger without a loisence, the CPGB is trying to rescue Britain from the thousand year Tory reich.

Unsere Zeit
https://www.unsere-zeit.de/
>I don't speak Germanese. Yes I know that's the only way to read the Das Kapital manga.

Defend Kshama Sawant
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/04/kshama-sawant-amazon-city-council-seat
>Amazon seethes because it can't get a Trot out of office. Defend Kshama!

And that's the news I could find. If y'all got info you'd like to share, orgs you'd like to promote, or just want to shoot the shit, this is the thread to do it!

Solidarity with all workers!
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CORN!

krushcev apretiation thread

Stalin was great and all but we must admit the hole police state and holodomor stuff were pretty cringe, maybe I am a revisionist but deep in the bottom of your heart you know that you want corn, you need corn, you crave corn, you cannot exist without corn, corn is life.
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/nordpol/ - Nordic General - Skåneutgåvan

Thread for all things Nordic. Recommended languages: Finnish, Scandinavian and English.
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New WEBM Thread - Dump your folder edition

The other one is full.

Previous thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/9920
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Just gymmaxxed today

Body still looks like shit
At least not chubby anymore
Been at it for two months
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We could literally modify ourselves to be the strongest, smartest version of ourselves possible yet the world health organization wants to ban gene editing on humans, even pressuring the Chinese government to indict researchers who managed to create hiv resistant babies using crispr. I never asked to have crooked teeth and asthma. Why do people have such moral hangups about something that can yield so much potential. I swear to god normies are such massive fags. If the soviet union were still around they wouldn't give a flying fuck about the WHO
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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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An idea to avoid spam and slide threads

New threads on /leftypol/ are posted on intervals of 45 minutes, after a posts get submitted it stays on a limbo before an admin gives it a green light.

If it gets a red light it is sent to /b/, unless it is an absolute dogshit of a post, then it is erased
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Drawing thread

Post about drawing and painting and related
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Are Service industry workers PMC?
Think about it, they are professionals who work to serve others and the fact that they have a wage that is often times exceeding that of other workers it seems as if they are a good source of reactionary sentiment. Waitresses often times commit credit card fraud with their money and shit and you also have to figure in the fact that most service industry people are white college educated adults, so it is highly likely that such people will turn out to be neoliberal and woke types in the end.
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Damb what happened

No really what did you americans do to black men that would make them become this fucking cucked weak and feminized. I wouldn't hate em so much if they weren't so fucking woman like these days…
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opinion on israel and zionism?
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Russia Bans Isekai Anime

https://news.knowyourmeme.com/news/russian-court-bans-isekai-anime-for-promoting-reincarnation-beliefs

>Popular isekai anime KonoSuba and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, as well as several others, have been banned on certain sites in Russia recently. The Russian court decided that the isekai (meaning "otherworld") titles "promote reincarnation beliefs" and show that "after death, there can be a more full and interesting life, free from control of one's parents."


>On Monday, the Russian district court in Saint Petersburg banned a total of five anime titles, citing the federal Russian law for the protection of children from harmful information. The list of banned series includes isekai anime KonoSuba and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, comedy horror anime Zombie Land Saga, comedy romance Nekopara and harem anime Princess Lover!.


>"The court has ruled that, for example, KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! promotes reincarnation beliefs by showing that after death there can be a more full and interesting life, free from control of one's parents. The world after death is shown to be colorful, full of adventures and offering an opportunity to lead an indulgent life full of drinking, sexual relations and unlawful activities, while the real life is shown as joyless and filled with loneliness."


Hopefully a wakeup call for leftist weebs who advocate for censorship to protect the children unironically. Has it ever occurred to you that isekai is dangerous because a child watching isekai MIGHT commit suicide to be reincarnated? No? And why is that? Maybe just maybe there is a difference between fiction that is blatant wish-fullfilment disconnected from reality and suicide cult propaganda?

This is where "all fiction is political" analysis got us. Fucking retards.
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if you ever feel down this summer remember that there's gonna be a jannoid somewhere clearing some trаnnу soyjak off the catalog at 3am for free
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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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/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:
https://leftypol.org/leftypol_archive/res/12395.html
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this is literally how I imagined junko fag, RIP in peace
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Recommend me some good self-help books so I can stop being a loser.

>inb4 Peterson

no thx I already wash my willy
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So I know what capital is but what gives capital it’s characteristics? And if capitalism is capital reproducing itself in ever expanding processes, then what is it? Does this mean that capital only producing commodities which is what the end product of capital is? No this can’t be because that would be engaging in commodity fetishism. If generalized commodity production is then a phenomena of capitalism then in appearance capitalism looks like a world of exchange values and use values in which is the limits of bourgeois economy because on the surface commodities seem to rule life. But if commodities are nothing but a phenomena and nothing but something taking place in the surface then what is actually capital doing?

If the subjective essence of capital is labor then the product or the commodity appears as the central issue and generalized commodity production the fundamental issue of capitalism. But what then is the objective essence of capital and capitalism?

Capital could only be capitalism if it reproduces itself and so the true essence of capitalism is a social relation. And even more fundamental is the conditions for such a social relation to exist. Predicate to the existence of capital is the deprivation of the means of production from the immediate producer whether that be the land, tools, machinery etc. but that’s not the only deprivation, capital itself must be deprived of labor itself: people. And so the fundamental conflict appears to be dead labor vs living labor and those two being deprived of the other. Capital (dead labor) is useless without the labor process (living labor) but in order for capital to be capital it must continue to keep itself separate from living labor and living labor separate from it, with commodity production being the mediator between the two. And so the true essence of capitalism is capital reproducing a social relation continuously in increasing size. So if capitalism’s objective is to reproduce this social relation why do so many people take commodity production as the true essence of capitalism. Or “changing hands” into that of the state? If the point of communism is to abolish this relation of production to a production in common then it follows that capital will seize to exist in contradiction between dead and living labor. We have seen historically that it doesn’t matter which hands capital is put in, it still exists as capital and reproduces capital relations, so what is it with the misunderstanding of the nature of capitalism and it’s social relations and taking commodity production as the fundamental problem and nothing but a mediator that exists in the surface?
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linux failure

Does the failure of Linux desktop prove that communism will never work?

feels like a barely functioning toy compare to the commercial options. they argue over irrelevant differences, constantly reinvent the wheel, never innovate, barely handles the basics.

it has no profit motive to unite or to sort boring problems.
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Punk Rock

Post some Street Punk, Oi!, Hardcore, Crust, D-Beat, etc.
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Was he a hero?
Even in our heavily anti-left culture people cant help but portray him as a brave revolutionary. And while we are on the topic, can you call any man a hero? How about Lenin or Castro?
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There are people who spend their entire lives reading Hegel and still manage to come out empty handed.


ITT we discuss the great thinker, Karl Marx's teacher, and he on who's shadow we walk:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

1. What are good things to read/view to get an understanding of Hegel from a philosophical neophyte?

2. What service can Hegel's philosophy provide us today?

3. What an be done to make Hegel more accessible to the masses? Why is it so unpenetrable?
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Octopus Communism when?
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Holy fuck Americans are genuinely slaves

I briefly browsed the crime sections of cnn and fox news only to realize that everytime the criminal/terrorist was black or brown there was an immediate collective of people circle jerking and projecting their power fantasies on it but when the criminal was white or asian there was a collective moment of cognitive dissonance and suddenly there talks of mental illness,poverty, and aims to actually make america safer. I dug deeper and I became even more disappointed as time passed
<first off holy fuck they are really bad at geography and history
I dont know how they do it but the vast majority of Americans dont understand their own history that well and god forbid they try understanding what happens outside their borders because I guarantee you they'll either somehow phrase themselves as victims or heroes, blame major atrocities on the victims rather than the assailants or blindly fuck up historical facts
<2nd holy fuck they forget things fast
If you mention what occupy wallstreet was or the murder of raymond fife, or george Bush's policies, thot auditing and how the IRS abuses its power or gamergate or just anything from over a year ago it seems like they either dont remember these important events nor seem to care about how much they influence their lives, it gets worse when they start gloating about their assbackwards country and mindlessly forget or actively censor the amount of evidence collected over several decades that would suggest their country is an utter shithole and gleefully cheer everytime a major event breaks out only to forget it again the next day and go back to working for their corrupt leaders
<and finally they have one sick obsession with identity politics
I dont know or quite frankly care about what black vs n1ghur means or what chicano, or wasp or trailer trash fucking means yet they seem so eager to constantly advertise their ethnicities and identites so much that they'll quite literally kill each other over them despite the fact that their federal government has shown to use their identities to exploit them along with the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans arent well liked in much of the planet regardless of what they identify as

I dont know what to say about those people beyond this, they kinda deserve to be taken advantage of, sheesh…
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Leftist Argument copypasta general /LACG/

Post Copy pastas, videos and books which debunk common Fascist, Liberal talking points which are repeated often.
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Bitcoin in El Salvador

What could be the implications of adopting Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador? In picrel it seems to suggest that it would ruin their economy. What are your thoughts?
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chuds do be looking like this
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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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I have thought of the ultimate justice system

Here's my idea
<rape, murder and torture recieve an immediate death sentence
<assult and theft gives the criminal several years in prison doing forced labour and mandatory indoctrination
<any combination of these 5 common but violent crimes receives a death sentence by bullet or gas chamber
What do you guys think? Personally I think it's needed all around the planet as crime is inevitable and that criminals should be treated in a way that makes them the least potentially destructive as possible
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Juneteenth and the Second American Revolution
>The actual history of the final emancipation of slavery throughout the United States was an event of world-historical significance that defies racialist mythmaking.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/21/pers-j21.html

Excellent article , courtesy of comrades Trevon and Tom. They ask the essential questions and provide the irresistible conclusion.

The intervention of the WSWS on the question of the 1619 project is ginormous and far reaching. It has put 'class' back on the map of human affairs precisely where it belongs, and at just the right time.

It has configured not only the past but the present also, and will dictate the future.
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Red Pill Me on Chomsky

Whats the deal with this guy? I know that he recently shilled out as a democratic partisan. But besides that hes got some good takes from time to time. Can anybody fill me in on the problems with Chomsky?
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>King Leopold was white
>Adam Smith was white
>Tsar Nicholas II was white
>Hitler was white
>Kruschev was white
>Trotsky was white
>Henry Kissinger was white
>John F Kennedy was white
>Gorbachev is white
what is the final solution to the wh*toid question bros?
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Democrats, media suppress new revelations of military and police complicity in January 6 coup attempt
>More than five months after the January 6 siege of the US Capitol aimed at overturning the election of Biden and maintaining Trump in power as president-dictator, the cover-up of Trump’s accomplices at the highest levels of the state continues.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/19/pers-j19.html

" Those who are against Fascism without being against capitalism, who lament over the barbarism that comes out of barbarism, are like people who wish to eat their veal without slaughtering the calf….

If anyone wishes to describe Fascism and war, great disasters which are not natural catastrophes, he must do so in terms of a practical truth. He must show that these disasters are launched by the possessing classes to control the vast numbers of workers who do not own the means of production. If one wishes successfully to write the truth about evil conditions, one must write it so that its avertible causes can be identified. If the preventable causes can be identified, the evil conditions
can be fought. "

Bertolt Brecht (1935). Writing the truth: Five difficulties
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>The World Bank poverty numbers are bullshit because they have moved the poverty line over time
>But also, it was mostly China's doing anyway

How do you reconcile this? If it is true that the World Bank has either set the poverty line artificially low or lowered it over the past decades to produce an apparent "global reduction in extreme poverty", then Chinese poverty reduction initiatives, measured by the same metric, also become suspect. If you are going to assert the latter and not the former, I would be very interested in hearing China's definition of poverty and how it is at all superior to than the World Bank's. Alternatively, accept the former and, try as you might, you cannot ignore the latter - it has tainted any critique you might attempt to make of non-Chinese neoliberal capitalism and therefore the World Bank and its policies. Either way the critiques both suffer from being combined.

Or maybe you would assert that the gains are symbolic and meager, but even then took place primarily within China? He who asserts this latter must be a greater China critic than even Sabocat.

You can't claim both unless you are fully aware that your statement will cut both ways. So which is it, Dengists?
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Why do leftists hate the concept of IQ? Shouldn't we want the working class to be high IQ so they can stop being sheep? Why would you be against wanting a high IQ society instead of a low iq one?
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Culture of /pol/

Even though it is a reactionary echo-chamber unfit for legitimate political discussion, somehow it still gains more and more posters every year. The majority of the user base has no problem influencing young people, it is a board attractive to those with developing minds simply because it is alternative, edgy, "anti-establishment", etc.
I have always wanted to understand the history of that board and who exactly uses it. They refuse to be called "right wing", they don't like the label "fascist" or "nazi", they say they aren't "third positionist", but what are they really? Confused incels who only celebrate death and destruction or are they something more? How do we deal with them once and for all?
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Have you read Marx's Capital?

https://www.strawpoll.me/45419133

be completely honest
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Losurdo on Žižek

So since both of these folks seems to be quite popular here I thought it would be cool to share a chapter from an untranslated book by Losurdo (Western Marxism: how it was born, how it died, how it can rise again) dedicated to Žižek.
There is also a second chapter on Žižek but I've yet to translate that.
also sorry if the translation is a bit jank :P

>1. The anti-anti-imperialism of Žižek

>Compared to 1989 and the years immediately following, compared to the period in which the discourse on the unwept death of Marx was almost common sense, today ideological landscape is much different: there is a evident and growing interest for the great thinker and revolutionary , and authors that refer to him can sometime gain considerable prestige and popularity. So should we speak then of a revival of Western Marxism?
>Recently, the most distinguished exponent of what coquettishly loves to self-describe as "libertarian Western Marxism" hailed 2011 as "the year of the awakening of radical emancipatory politics around the world" (Žižek 2009a, p. 255; Žižek 2012, p. 163). True, the author was quick to call attention to the soon-to-be intervening disillusionment. But let us refrain from later developments to focus on the 2011 that was greeted in such flattering terms: yes, it was the year in which new protest movements ("Occupy Wall Street", "Indignados", etc.) seemed to spread like wildfire, but it was also the year in which NATO unleashed a war against Libya that, after causing tens of thousands of deaths, ended with the horrible lynching inflicted on Gaddafi. The neo-colonial character of the aggression was recognized by eminent Western press organs. And, nevertheless, Hillary Clinton abandoned herself to such an exultation ("we came, we saw, he died!"- exclaimed the then Secretary of State triumphantly) that even a "Fox News" journalist had moral reservations: in his eyes, enthusiasm for a war crime was disturbing. Unfortunately, the infamous neo-colonial enterprise we are talking about here not only did not find significant resistance in Western Marxism, but in Italy it was legitimized by at least one historical figure of this current of thought (infra, ch. V, § 7).
>Also in 2011 in Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities, hundreds of thousands of "indignant" people took to the streets against the high cost of living, unaffordable rents, etc., but they were careful not to question the persistent and accelerated colonization of the Palestinian territories: the "indignation" drew attention to the growing hardships of the popular strata of the Jewish community, but did not consider worthy of attention the endless tragedy of the people under military occupation. It is a tragedy described, in a prestigious American magazine, by a professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: at least as far as the occupied Palestinian territories are concerned, Israel is an "ethnocracy", ultimately a racial state.
>The colonization of lands forcibly expropriated from Palestinians continues unabated. Those who dare to protest "are treated harshly, sometimes imprisoned for a long time, sometimes killed during the demonstrations". All this is part of "a malignant campaign aimed at making the life of Palestinians as miserable as possible […], in the hope that they will go away". An ethnic cleansing is at work, even if diluted in time. We are in the presence of an ethnocracy so harsh as to recall the "dark precedents of the history of the last century" (Shulman 2012). And yet, the "indignant" for the caravan they suffered but indifferent towards the cruel "ethnocracy" imposed on the Palestinians have been celebrated, by two distinguished authors of Marxist orientation, as champions of a new society "based on community relations" (Hardt, Negri 2012, p. 66).
>And so: is 2011 "the year of the awakening of the radical politics of emancipation all over the world" (to quote Žižek) or is it the year of the awakening of the ideal of a society "based on communitarian relations" (to quote Hardt and Negri), or is it the year in which colonialist or neocolonialist misdeeds find silence and connivance even in the traditional circles of the left? By drawing their balance sheet making complete abstraction from the fate reserved for colonial peoples, Žižek, Hardt and Negri reproduce, dilating it further, the basic limitation of Western Marxism. From this point of view, the success in our days enjoyed especially by Žižek suggests, rather than a revival, the last flicker of Western Marxism.
>The removal of the colonial question is an integral part of the Slovenian philosopher's theoretical and political platform: sidereally far from the totally Other hoped for or dreamed of, the existing world is integrally dominated by capitalism; it makes no sense to distinguish imperialist and colonialist powers from countries that have recently freed themselves from colonial domination and that are still, amidst attempts and errors, trying to overcome their backwardness, to achieve full independence also on the economic level and to give themselves political institutions suited to their economic-social conditions and their geopolitical situation. Žižek is no less hostile than Arendt to the category of Third World. In fact, he is more radical. Sharp is his irony against those countries that, while referring to a revolutionary ideology and sometimes to Marxism, wave the flag of anti-imperialism: the class struggle would no longer see as protagonists "the capitalists and the proletariat in each country" but would take place in an international framework, pitting states against each other rather than social classes; in this way the Marxian "critique of capitalism as such" is reduced and deformed into a "critique of 'imperialism'", which loses sight of the essential and that is the capitalist relations of production (Žižek 2007, pp. 2 e 5).
>Once the ground has been cleared of the categories of Third World, imperialism, and anti-imperialism, as far as the present is concerned, the only meaningful distinction would be that between "authoritarian capitalism" and non-authoritarian capitalism. In the first category, China should be placed in the first place (Žižek 2009c, p. 131), but Vietnam and perhaps Cuba itself can also be included, after the recent openings to the market and private economy (at least tendentially capitalist). In any case, the countries of "Latin America" marked by a "populist capitalism," prone to caudillism and authoritarianism, must be included (Žižek 2009a, p. 450). On closer inspection, in some ways the distinction disdained by the Slovenian philosopher reappears, the distinction between the Third World on the one hand and the capitalist West (and with traditions and persistent colonialist tendencies) on the other; only now this distinction is reappearing for the exclusive glory of the liberal West, which becomes the model to which Third World countries should strive.
>In conclusion: Žižek's vision is no different from the self-consciousness of the dominant classes in Europe and the US. The observation of this convergence is not in itself a refutation. However, it is the Slovenian philosopher himself who provides the refutation. He reports the directive Kissinger gave to the CIA in order to destabilize Salvador Allende's Chile ("Make the economy scream with pain") and points out how this policy continued to be implemented against Chávez's Venezuela (Losurdo 2013, ch. XI, § 7). It is avoided, however, a question that also arises: why should the Venezuela of Chávez and Maduro be considered more "authoritarian" than the country that tries by all means to destabilize and subjugate it and that claims to exercise its dictatorship in Latin America and the world? Certainly, from the point of view of the self-consciousness of the liberal West, despotism or authoritarianism exercised to the detriment of colonial peoples is irrelevant. According to this logic, during his inaugural speech at the opening of his first presidential term, Bill Clinton celebrated the USA as the oldest democracy in the world: no attention was paid to the enslavement of blacks and the expropriation, deportation and decimation of the natives. A similar abstraction, equally arbitrary, proceeds Žižek, who does not even wonder if Washington's authoritarianism does not stimulate to some extent the authoritarianism of Caracas.
>A general remark can be made: a critique of capitalism that spares the worst aspects of this system, which are clearly evident, according to Marx's lesson, in the colonies, is very strange. A critique of wage labor that would observe a silence on forced labor would lack credibility; but the history of forced labor in its various forms is in large part the history of colonial oppression. And a Žižek-like critique of authoritarianism" that invites us to gloss over "authoritarianism" enacted against peoples, by sovereign decision of a great power or coalition of great powers, subjected to devastating embargoes or bombings and military occupation is undoubtedly misleading.
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penguin book generator/book title memes

make and post some funny book title maymays, come on i know you guys have some kind of sense of humor.

https://penguin.jos.ht/

>inb4 get sent to /b/ because post isn't super serious
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Waiting for his paycheck
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MilTech: Soviet Military Technology

Haven't seen this thread revived anywhere so I thought I'd bring it back myself

ITT: Discussions about stats of Soviet military hardware, tactics etc. Not strictly limited to Soviet stuff despite name.
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/crg/ - Corn General

Only corny posts allowed
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cybersoc

READING
http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/
For a complete reading list, see: https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/two-reading-lists/

Cockshott's Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/williamCockshott/

Cockshott's youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ

Cockshott's Blogs
https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/
http://paulcockshott.co.uk/

Cockshott's videos torrent archive
Here's the torrent with all of Paul Cockshott's YouTube channel videos up to 27/10/2020 (i.e. Eliminating inequality):
Magnet link:
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Torrent file:
https://anonymousfiles.io/RileL0Sn/

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
https://archive.is/uNCEY
https://web.archive.org/web/20201218152831/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/997358.html
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WHAAAAAAAAAAA!
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Are 4chan burgers even stupider than the average Americans or are most of the genetic mistakes in this country also this fucking stupid?
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Bisexuality

Okay so literally i'm creating a new bi porn thread because i realized that some people are staying on bunkerchan just because my nudes are there so i'm gonna make it easier for them to come here by reposting them
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Did the suburban nuclear family define the material basis of neoliberalism?
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Soviet Wars 1917-1923(31)

A million sides, constant changes of allies, a bunch of events - sort of the First World War in the South, in the Crimea and in the Urals, the latest fleet operations against the Germans and the Entente in the Baltic, literally Syria in the Ukraine, the Red Army attacking British tanks with bayonets near Arkhangelsk, the Wild West with Basmachi in Central Asia, Latin American partisanship in Siberia, White Genghis Khan is plotting something, White Czechs are fleeing from the Red Czechs with tsarist gold, finally the fight against anti-Soviet uprisings and simply hellish gang violence.

Red, White, Green, Black, Basmachi
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Why does Leftypol hate Poles?

Americans, Israelis, and Anglos I can kinda understand (imperialism, settler colonialism, blah blah blah), but why hate Poles? What the fuck have they ever done to anyone? They're history's victims, being treated as a plaything for a number of European Empires (Germs, Russians, Austrians, etc.). Sure, they vote for right-wing parties, but so do a number of nationalities that Leftypol doesn't shit on (Russians, Hungarians, Indians, etc.).
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Chad vs Monke meme format

Thread for posting your favourite chad vs monke memes
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Post Hentai/Dojins

I see no hentai thread
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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?
https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
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Redesign your logo
Give us all your money
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/pol/eague

This is a thread for discussing /leftypol/'s team in the /pol/eague.

Strawmanning Q&A
>why the fuck would we enter a 4chan event full of retards?
/leftypol/ has been a participant since /pol/eague 4, despite bunkerchan nor leftypol.org ever being involved. The team is already signed up and validated. The only difference is that /leftypol/ have now been given authority over the roster, so we might as well have some fun.
Last time /leftypol/ came 2nd, and the capability of creating salt even with a lame team is demonstrably there. Virtual divegrass is not serious business. It's an opportunity to laugh, unite and shitpost together while watching a random number generator play out.

>where is more infomation?

Cup: https://implyingrigged.info/wiki//pol/eague_6
Team: https://implyingrigged.info/wiki//leftypol/
Recordings: https://implying.fun/poleague5/

>when will it start?

Current consensus is after 4chan's 'World Cup' in mid-August.

>why do we have a thread already?

Here's the thing. The current team roster sucks. They even made Bernie Sanders a medal player for fuck's sake. It's time for a 2021 update.
>some new players to reflect our culture (e.g. stuff like TYBNA, Read A Fucking Book, post chin, 600 GORRILIAN, Weird Sex Web Site, Uyghur, Ice axe in Mexico, Pencil, Jewish nigger, Catgirls, Dickblastt, Hazrambe)
>new anthems, chants and goal horns (e.g. .mp3 related as anthem?, /leftypol/ choir?, Tubthumping as comeback anthem?)
>new portraits for formation menu (Young Stalin instead of old Stalin?)
>new kits? they're alright but we can do better
Other aesthetic mods are possible but may take actual effort.
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/b/ros I don't have any papes left
i tried to use bible paper but it did not work out
give me some advice
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what is the fastest way to compress video files of 5gbs while having decent quality

i am using IFME and it gives me 18 hours ETA on ultrafast x265 encoding


pls halp
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How to get a Juche GF?
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USB 3.0 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.1 gen 1 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.1 gen 2 (10Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 1 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 2 (10Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 2x2 (20Gb/s)

Statements dreamed up by the utterly insane.
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Give me one reason why I shouldn't.
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Black Americans and White Americans have a closer culture to each other than either does to Europeans or Africans
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>open 4chan
>go to random board
>find a handful of threads where people are sperg arguing with each other
>pretend to be one of the people and make a bullheaded inflammatory reply to derail whatever they were arguing about further
>don't even have to read the conversation most of the time to shitstir effectively
>close thread
why aren't you doing it?
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i wish
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Yuri

What are some classic cute yuri animu to watch??
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I just accepted a job as a history teacher in china. i dont have a teachers cert and im a little overwhelmed because i want to teach history better than i was taught it.

does anyone have any pdfs/epubs on historiography, philosophy of history and or textbooks on teaching history? i will be teaching to American, New Jersey standards.
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>the si/b/eriafication of the alt boards has begun
i just don't want to keep losing braincells as i lurk around guys pls
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Who is Jon Corzine? Who is Rihanna? Who is Jon Corzine? Who is Rihanna? Who is Jon Corzine? Who is Rihanna? Who is Jon Corzine? Who is Rihanna?
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red swarm: leftist hacktivism

pdf on left wing hacktivism
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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.netArisuchan.jpUboachan.netThere was this one I faintly remember and I think the theme was either dinosaurs or lizards…
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>This anime character is a pedophile
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PRAISE STALIN, ALL HAIL TANKISTAN

Always funny to me how Tankies are critiqued for genocide apologetics. Honestly, I don't care about these critiques and I'd argue every "genocide" is justified by the advancement of the cause of socialism.

>b-bu-but Stalin killed 60 gorjillion people!

Who cares, eat a bullet liberal
>b-bu-but Mao killed 80 gorjillion people!
Who cares, eat a bullet liberal

At the end of the day, the collective's health is the aggregate health of the individual and any individuals that perish along the way in advancing socialism have their deaths justified as being part of a long chain of events that led up to achieving communism.

Look at all of you, obsessing over gender politics and critical race theory. It's pathetic. Stalin, Lenin, and Marx would've supported your deaths wholeheartedly, and as a Tankie, I do as well. Even Marx had become too much of a pussy in his later years, which is why I call myself a Leninist-Stalinist, as opposed to a retarded ML.

Tankies are the only people in this movement to have the balls to achieve socialism BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. The rest of you should read Stalin's Dialectical Materialism book, start working out, and read up more on the Soviet Union, outside your capitalist propaganda you've swallowed from Jacobin, DSA, and all the other liberal soyboys who pretend to be on the left.
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MRTA

Thoughts on the MRTA (Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement)?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BApac_Amaru_Revolutionary_Movement

They seemed like an actually based alternative to the Shining Path retards.
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Fascism and Japan

Was Japan truly fascist, or just associated with fascism by association with the other Axis Powers (+ the contemporaneous Francoist Spain) and the similarities between their nationalism and (in some cases) brutal expansionism?

I'm of the typical view that fascism is capitalism in crisis–usually as a bulwark against the parallel rise of socialism–when liberal democracy fails to ensure bourgeois interests alone. Secondarily I believe fascism's imperialism basically derives from capitalism, as per Lenin. Thus I think of fascism more as a function of capitalism and not necessarily the characteristics derived from the function. With that said, was the Empire of Japan a fascist state? What exactly was going on in Japan between the Meiji Reformation in 1868 and the invasion of Manchuria in the middle of the Great Depression? What about its smaller imperialist ventures like the Russo-Japanese War? Did they have a socialist movement? Its economic structure? Give me the rundown. Feel free to pontificate about anything else regarding Japan in this time frame. I don't know shit obviously.
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South Asia and Desi General

A general thread for all South Asian related discussion.
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Rokos Basiks

Do you take this seriously or is it just some guy trying to make sci-fi book plots into a real cult like they guy who made scientology
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jannies, the migration already happened months ago, it's ok, you can stop now
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After 27 hurtful lonely years I have come to a conclusion and created a masterplan to getting a real life waifu. All preparations are made. I'll post this here before starting bc if it works i will never visit this place again. I'm no lunatic so I know waifus cant exist in the material world but they can and do exist in the ideal word. So my plan is in its essence to destroy the material world (atleast for me) and live purely in the ideal world were my waifu exists. How do I plan to do this? I studied german idealism quite thorougly and I understood that the power of the german idealists in its synthesis through the negation of the negation can be used to achieve this. Indeed the german idealism at its highest form with hegel was already capable of such things (it is quite possible that Hölderlins insanity and Hegels sudden death have something to do with this through secret notes from Schelling that never got translated I found diffus connectins). Now we come to my plan through year long work I saved alot of money. Quite luckily for me Hegels birthhous which is now a museum is closed rn due to renovations bc of corona these are stopped right now tomorrow evening I will break into this house and wont leave until I reread his lifework their by trying to comprehend his dialectic at his birthplace I will be able through his idealism to spiritually channel his ghost through the worlghost and will not only understand his Ideas but also Hölferlins and Schellings they will show me the way to my waifu or I will go insane trying it and will end like Hölderlin were I will think she is real both is ok in my books
Pictured my waifu
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Collapse

There's nothing anyone can do to stop the collapse. Everything they do results in post-scarcity. Itcomes down to the laws of physics and the laws of supply and demand, once the cost of energy and transportation complete their plummet (this decade) the cost of everything else will begin to plummet, and no matter what they do with UBI it will be rendered obsolete. Its like the same reason we dont go back to using horses as transportation when we have better shit. The game of ownership and trade will soon be obsolete. The institutions wont be able to function
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/gsg/

We have a HoI4 thread but why not just have a Grand Strategy general thread? I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people here who play the other grand stratgy games/think hoi4 is too dumbed down shit. Plus /gsg/ on 4chan is infected with /pol/yps and I really want an alternative place to discuss the games. So what's everyone been playing? Here's the results of my recent Serbia to Yugoslavia campaign.
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Women with BPD

its time to talk about women with BPD and how they're a threat to leftism.
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E3 Leftypol bingo card

Ok so the **cring*E3 is gonna start in some days, so let's make a /leftypol/ bingo for it, I'll start with 3 of them.
>Amogus on Smash.
<The new character in smash is the sussy impostor from amogus.

>Cringe Moment number 41.

<Someone does something kinda cringy.

>Anime AAA game no one cares about.

<What it says, some "World premier" of an anime game that inmediately is shit cause it's anime.
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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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My neighbours are trying to kll me again, I heard some random person in a park calling me a faggot when I went out for dinner and now at night someone called my phone, and I heard somebody loudlu say.
>he's not coming out
Fucking normies.
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TF2 Communist dress up contest

https://loadout.tf/

Hardmode: Soldier
Easymode: Heavy

Prize: PootisPOW

Also general team fortress 2 thread
It's the MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE ONLINE™
http://www.teamfortress.com/

If you have a potato PC
https://docs.mastercomfig.com/en/stable/

"Lore"
http://www.teamfortress.com/comics.php
And TF Comics #7 when we achieve global communism.
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I want to be a hacker.

Please dump any resource I can use to teach myself, including online communities I can join for questions.

Is Python optimal?

Thanks in advance
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THIGH HIGHS

Comrades! To be a true revolutionary, one must realize that the height of your socks should be as high as the red banner you wish to uphold! What are you waiting for?
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hyperborea

WE WUZ WARRIARS N SHIT CRAKKKAZ ME SWEAR TO THULE MAN I M-ME FOOKING FAMILY MEMBAS WUZ INVADAZ FROM EACH ATLANTIC INQUITY WANKA I WAS AN ANCESTAR FROM IRANO-INDIAN TUNDRA MAN YOU TELLING ME THAT, THAT THAT THAT THAT THEIR EMBLEM OVER THERE AIN'T ARYAN HINDU WHITE VIKANGZ MAN? LOOK AT THEY SKIN BEFORE EBIL POO IN LOO ARRIVED MAN THEY WUZ HUWHITE KANGZ MAN. HEY HEY YOU THINK YOU KNOW MANE YOU TRYNIA GO SPACE AND SHIT ON ME MANE? LEMME TELLYA MANE WE CAME FROM DA ZPACE MANE lON AN ALIEN AND ALL THAT SHIT FAM? DAS WHY WE GENIUS BRAIN YE HEAR ME GOB SHITE? LIKE? LIKE LIKE FUCK MANEE LIKE FUCK DEEZE BLAGG SHIT SGIN BEBBLE THEY BE DRAGGIN US DOWN MANE I AIN'T SAYING A THESE BEEBLE BE LIKE OOGA BOGGA WE WUZ KANGZ MANE?, THEY ASS BE COPING ON DA HATEZ AND SHIT LEMME LEMME TELL YA MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GANDPA MAN HE PART JIERMAN MAN JIERMAN THOR YUGA ROMAN MAN,AND YOU SAYING THAT HINDU KING JARL BARL DARL HARL SHNARLL CARL BOGRA DAS MY GREA GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANPA MANE AND YOU TELLIN ME DEEZE IRANYANYAN AIN'T LIKE WHITE MANE SHIEEETE CRAGGGA LOOK BUDDA WUZ HUWHITE STEPPE VIKING MAN HE WUZ HUWHITE ME DON'T KNOW WHY DEM OBBRESIVE JEWS BE LYING TO YA MANE JULIUS BUDDHA WUZ WHITE MAN FROM EZPARTA MAN HE WAZN'T MEXICAN DA INDIRAN WUZ RULED BY BY BY WYPIPO AND AND SHIEEET MANE I TELL U HUWHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT ONCE KALIYUGA BE OVAR AND DONE MAN ALL DE WITE IN ATLANDIS BE GO BACCK TO MY ANCESTA IN INDIA THEY GON BE GOD KNOWS WHAT.
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Do people even read theory? Anything? Do people understand Maoism and what it means? What the fuck is up with Marxist-Leninists who don't understand and only bother reading Lenin but not bother reading a more developed ideology? What has revisionism become and why the fuck is it so widespread?
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Fuck orientalism

I'm a way too old otaku who's always been into a lot of underground Japanese subculture shit thanks to learning the language but even I have to be amazed at the sort of shallow orientalism that's going on on imageboards, like cumming at sakura trees, larping as an imperialist or making Japan seem as the last trad ethnostate (it really isn't), or more recently and what prompted me to make this thread, someone posting a picture of their room with a huge ass poster of Tokyo's subway map. Like really? What's the appeal of that? Sure, he might have been a train otaku, but nothing else in the picture indicated that.

To sum it up, fuck orientalism.
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So can this shit actually replace delivery drivers or is it just another venture whose potential is being blown out of proportion?
And if it's the former, could this be the end of the """gig economy""" in the US?
I mean, we all knew this would come sooner or later, I guess what I'm asking is whether "sooner" might actually mean "by the end of next year"
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I don't want to be a wagie, I want to be gay.
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Meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVPDYhW_nw

Does anyone have any experience with meditation or mindfulness?
Ive been seeing it again and again and it *supposedly, i havent checked myself** studies show it can help you focus better and reduce overstimulation from the outside world.
As someone who has struggled my entire life being overstimulated by everything, and who has felt my anxiety increase and my ability to focus drop over the past few years, I wonder if i should try meditating. Leaving aside all of the spiritual aspects, and leaving aside all of the stemlord objections, are there tangible benefits? Did anyone try?
How do i properly do it? For how long?
Thank you.
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donardu-sama destroyedu the commuONIsemu.
BANZAIIII
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/debunk/

We need a debunk thread on here
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Do white people really?
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what do you mean wine, meth and black tar heroin has affected my baby when i was pregnant? he seems perfectly fine!
look at him playing with his toys, so cute.
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Just a gentle reminder to be careful and think about what you post here, and what you post online in general. You are not anonymous here. Stay safe, anons.
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PICREW/CHARACTER CREATOR THREAD

https://picrew.me/
https://picrew.me/image_maker/271049

LET'S GO
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look at his face,just,just look at that smug.
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/sup/

sup.
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>Im nice and respectful to others
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Big red naked Trot
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Please stop doing drugs, if you dont use them please dont get into them

They're really bad for your health being that most drugs are illegal which means most drug manufacturers make their goods without care for pollutants that can fuck up your mental and physical health. You are not risking anything by simply not touching that box/bag full of momentary dopamine rushes
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>Anti-Capitalist Horror Movies
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Brehs...

>Banned again from /tttt/ for bullying tripfags
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expectation

>haha war is epic and glorious and fun

The actual war:
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/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General

Volume 4: Finally some actual riots edition

Discuss anything on Southeast Asian politics. Elections, open orgs, jungle NPA or just random shit. There’r still dozens of us! Kiwis are welcome! South Asia can joined too I guess.

Last threads
http://archive.is/0NhJH
http://archive.is/nDq1K
https://archive.vn/cxwty
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Kamala Harris’s anti-immigrant tour: Identity politics in service of imperialism
>A child of immigrants, Harris was entrusted with the dirty and, indeed, homicidal job of coordinating a multinational crackdown on immigration.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/09/pers-j09.html

Well written. So glad the authors of this analysis referred to the 1950s CIA activities of people such as Edward G. Lansdale, one of the sources for Graham Greene's QUIET AMERICAN Alden Pyle. This "special relationship" goes way back!
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Hungarian Thread for /voros/ refugees

Második felvonás!
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How to not be upset by this shitty world?

I don't need to tell you about the problems, you know that already, but how can I feel like there's any meaning to this shit? We're not winning, that's plain to see, and everything just gets worse and worse, both for me and the world more generally. Maybe there will be change eventually, maybe for the better or maybe not, but how can I survive decades more of this miserable existence? What's the point in any of this? Why live in an evil world?
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What is the endgame of the democratic party?

They are met with universal disliking including from other democrats, it's been shown time and time and again that their policies(like restricted gun rights) work towards a lower standard of living for Democrat run regions like detroit, or los angeles, it's been shown that they produce massive amounts of propaganda that work towards division on every aspect of identity including race, gender, sexuality, faith and economic status. Do they have plans for the future of how they will be perceived and what their voters are willing to put up with in the coming years or will they simply implode on themselves
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Should pornography become illegal?

In the future, possibly in a few decades from now, as technology progresses it will be possible to steal other people's voices, faces and bodies, and make realistic fake photographs, tapes or AI-generated "deep fakes." For example the average shmoe could scan a photo your mom and/or take the audio of your mom talking in a Facebook video and use a fake porn generator software to place her in a realistic fake video having sex with a horse, or how about political adversaries being framed with fake audio saying they want to bomb the president's car or admitted to sex trafficking underage prostitutes. While it's not a reality now since even Hollywood still can't make realistic-looking CGI, to pretend this won't eventually become a reality where anyone can record anyone's likeness with their smartphone (or contact lenses' camera) and generate 3d models or whatever of them and make fake videos / audio recordings of them is naive.

As it stands now with current laws, anyone making such material will get off scot-free. I think the ideals of "freedom of expression" used as an argument in favor of keeping pornography legal will no longer be congruent with reality when things get out of hand. If you make pornography strictly illegal (like in North Korea) then that could be enough of a deterrence to prevent the creation and propagation of any pornography. So regardless whether it's a capitalist or socialist system, I think pornography may become outlawed in the distant future because things would otherwise become too chaotic. Maybe they'll make an exception for hentai, who knows. What do you think?
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>Makes shitty joke in response to compelling argument
>Says you need mental help when you respond to their shit tier soy ass “humor” in lieu of a real position
>Says they now “know” you’re a a bad person when you predictably tell this faggot to go fuck himself
Why are these faggot liberal twitter and reddit users like this?
Do these people have an ounce of sincerity or even an inch of spine?
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Most People Rejected His Message….
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YOU and ME and HER

All hail Azathot, the Slut Sultan, the Netorare Chaos at the Center of the Universe. Unless you're more into Yandere Cthulhu, that is.

I wasn't sure where VNs should go, but this one is about as uninteractive as it gets without going full kinetic, so I thought /anime/ is better than /games/.
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I really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY fucking hate normalfags. I fucking HATE normalfaggots. Fuck normies. I FUCKING HATE NORMIES. Fuck normalfags. Subhumans
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Drunkposting thread

Only post in this thread if you're drunk, or if you want to otherwise, I dont care

I just made some Belmont Jewels for my parents, had a couple myself, and for bourbon drinks they're surprisingly good. Sweet, tart, and just a hint of the bourbon, none too overpowering. Almost makes you forget that the whole thing is for some lave horse show thingy for bougie folks. Please do not outlaw alcohol in socialism.
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Why do some say postmodernism is incompatible with marxism?

I've finally read the big ones (Deleuze, Guattari, Baudrilland, Foucault, Derrida) and I'm just not seeing it. The only argument I usually see when they bother explaining why is that these authors """reject""" class struggle.
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Have you noticed how weebs who are into otaku Japanese media behave as if they are special and unique for consooming stuff? Kinda cringe if you ask me.
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Chinese youth are rediscovering communism. The new do-nothing movement recognizes the oppression of work. Communism is free time and nothing else!
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What is the use of productive/unproductive labor distinction as a concept? In theory or practice. I ask as I watched the wolff video on it today and there is a strangely unaddressed issue with it. Here's the short video in case you haven't seen it
https://youtu.be/1K4fO98KOKo

Everything he says in the video makes sense. Except that he skips over how this would be applied as an idea in an objective way. To take his example, there's no reason behind why the commodity of the solar panels is being centered here. Is it meant to be arbitrary? So that in another pass you could make the commodity of the service the secretary as the productive labor and the solar panel workers are the unproductive laborers? That's the only way I can see this being wielded consistently as a tool. But in such a case I am still unsure of what we would use this tool for in any analysis.
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>Argues about “muh hooman nayshure”
<Only argues every barbaric and cruel action humans have ever committed against each other and the natural world, never once mentions people acting altruistically towards each other, sacrificing themselves for their comrades or even strangers, helping other strangers in life-or-death situations i.e. Hurricane Katrina, living in relatively peaceful and sustainable societies, etc.
How can such a fucking stupid and laughably biased argument continue to exist?
The human nature argument basically relies on a person ignoring any good people have ever done and only focusing on the violent and self-centered actions of empires and their rulers
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>pontificum
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Are collapseniks/doomers just cowards?

Whenever I read places like /r/collapse it honestly just looks like a bunch of upper middle class westoids who have never experienced any amount of material suffering in life losing their shit over a future where things like war and famine can disrupt their living conditions. I believe ecological degradation (not just climate change, the full spectrum of destruction) will have catastrophic impacts on human lives within this century, but it’s quite something to see people who are the least likely to face the worst affects losing their shit, being fatalistic, and desperately trying to doompill everyone. I’m like, uygha most likely your life will revert to pre-industrial conditions at worst, the global wasteland you fear wouldn’t happen for centuries probably, you’re just scared of losing air conditioning.
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El Salvador thread

Why are Imperialist countries so salty when El Salvador embracing Bitcoin as official currency?

Look at all of these Imperialist countries hoping for coup and hoping reversing it. What is leftypol thoughts on this on matter?
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uh mao bros did we get too cocky?
After coming to power in 1949, the Communist Party under Mao Tse-tung "stamped out anything they deemed deviant or decadent," and in the late 1960s and early 1970s (during the Cultural Revolution), gays were subjected to public humiliation and long prison terms.
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you ever gonna ban avatarfags or are you scared of having your pph go down a bit?
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Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
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cult of personality is a buzzword
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*ruins your thread*
Seriously, when are the jannies going to ban this contrarian retard? He's currently derailed two threads by arguing (1) climate change isn't a real threat and (2) we should support American imperialism against Venezuela.
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Atomic Heart

You know I'm surprised that there hasn't been a thread for this upcoming game yet, but the latest gameplay trailer has came out and good fucking god, it looks fun as fuck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxdWSyoBcH0
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In the aeroplane over the sea

The greatest album of all time.
If you've listened to it, you already know how great it is. If you haven't listened to it, what are you doing??? GO LISTEN TO IT!!!!!!!!
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Will you enter the romania dimension with me?

https://youtu.be/Z0DO0XyS8Ko
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>K

HAIL ERIS
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How do I have my own opinion on politics? To be honest I find politics, history etc. boring but I think I should have a bit grasp to it. I have never touched social studies out of watching Jordan Peterson's videos and memorizing his sentences to "own" clueless kids in highschool 2 years ago. Yeah cringe, anyways what book should I read as a beginner that doesnt have much buzzwords and explains the ideas and keeps it simple?
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Why did everyone hate bunkerchan here? Bunkerchan was mostly correct in the way they handled things. You GETfags were a bunch of triggered woke idpolers who actually think womens issues and trans issues have a place in leftism. The only thing that matters is class issues.
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Domenico Losurdo

This bad ass niqqa died not long ago, and honestly the news about his death was the point where I first heard about him.

Long story short, I started to read his books, and man, is he fucking worth it! (For burgers: imagine Parenti, but a comrade with ten to fifty times more well read than him.)

He is an avid defender of AES and even China as it stands today. While he openly criticizes Stalin, he does not fall for the Trotskyist memes, upholding a balance between what "communism ought to be" and "had to be."

I've so far read his several essays about 'regime changes', all of which completely logically uphold the line that they were a degradation towards capitalism (reaction) and 2 of his books (on Stalin, and another one titled "War and Revolution".)

This mother fucker is the biggest anti-radlib pill, exactly because he proves how that school of thought is a huge fucking cope.

So, anon, what have you read from him, and what did you take away from the text?
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Writing and Fanfiction General

Thread for those who like to read and write including fanfiction. Share drafts, look for beta-readers, ask for writing advice, give recommendations and do all that other cool jazz. Just remember to not bully anyone else no matter how shit their taste might be.
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Is this a tomboy?
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Is it OK to sweat in public? It's getting really hot here and I sweat easily but I keep seeing advertisement that makes it like sweating was an antisocial act of terror that will undermine society and it makes me feel about sweating.
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Guys

If IQ is a measure of some mean performative intelligence, maybe neoliberal capitalism is making everyone retarded since the fucked-up paradigm is devoid of environments that would nuture that intelligence in the public realm.
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Did this fucker read marx?
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NFT Market Crashes

NFT sales are dropping but believers still see a future for digital collectibles

>Has the NFT bubble already burst?

>Non-fungible tokens took the art world by storm earlier this year. NFTs are a type of digital asset designed to show someone has ownership of a unique virtual item, such as online pictures and videos or even sports trading cards.

>In March, South Carolina-based graphic designer Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, sold an NFT for a record $69 million at a Christie’s auction. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, sold his first tweet as an NFT for $2.9 million later that month.

>More recently, a rare digital avatar known as a CryptoPunk sold at Sotheby’s for over $11.7 million on Thursday. Total NFT sales reached an eye-watering $2 billion in the first quarter, according to data from Nonfungible, a website which tracks the market.

>But new data shows the NFT hype is fading. Overall sales plunged from a seven-day peak of $176 million on May 9, to just $8.7 million on June 15, according to numbers from Nonfungible. That means volumes are now roughly back where they were at the start of 2021.

>Meanwhile, prices of major NFTs appear to be sliding. CryptoPunks, one of the most popular NFT projects, fell from a weekly average of $99,720 in early May to $50,840 at the start of June. SuperRare digital art prices have fallen on average from a record of $31,778 to $5,342 in a similar timespan.

>One of the main reasons for the sharp drop in the NFT market was a sudden rise and fall in sales of new crypto collectible items called MeeBits — made by the creators of CryptoPunks — according to Gauthier Zuppinger, chief operating officer of Nonfungible.

>“The thing is that, each time you’ll notice such a quick increase on any trend, you’ll see a relative decrease, which basically stands for a market stabilization,” he told CNBC.

>Geoff Osler, CEO and co-founder of NFT app S!NG, said the digital collectibles craze was likely driven by “pent-up demand” from wealth accumulated from rising cryptocurrency prices, and that the market now seems to be calming in tandem with a drop in crypto markets.

>Bitcoin, for example, has fallen from a record high of nearly $65,000 in April to just over $39,000 as of Monday.

>What’s next for NFTs?


>Proponents of NFTs don’t see the recent slowdown as the end of the road for the market.

>“High-profile NFTs selling for millions of dollars was a sure sign that the market was treating them as speculative assets,” Nadya Ivanova, chief operating officer of L’Atelier, a research firm affiliated with BNP Paribas, told CNBC.
>“And by definition, markets for speculative assets are unstable and liable to dry up.”

>“The bigger question for NFTs is their long-term value, which we believe is likely significant,” Ivanova added. “As augmented and virtual reality technology matures, normal people are going to spend more and more of their time — and therefore money — in virtual environments.”

>It’s worth noting there’s been talk of augmented and virtual reality taking off in the tech industry for years, with companies from Facebook to Microsoft making big bets in the space. But the tech is yet to see mainstream adoption.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/15/nft-price-crash-what-next-for-digital-collectibles.html
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From these. Who do you think are the avrage /pol/ack

Choose
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Can we talk about bucks?

so whats the deal with this buck breaking thing? is tariq nasneed really gay? did he think this would make him look good? is there any historical reality to this shit? seems fake as fuck.
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This Thread Has Been Re-appropriated for leftypol.org Usage.

General thread meant for the discussion of the mobile app for browsing leftypol.org, known as clover.

Releases can be found here:
https://github.com/PietroCarrara/Clover/releases/latest
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We really need to give more love to the freest nation on earth
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Damn, another day being based as fuck.
How was your day Si/b/eria?
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Hustle Culture

>you must ACHIEVE
>you must COMPETE
>you must GRIND
>you must work CRAZY HOURS

what the fuck is the origin of "hustle culture" ? Is it just calvinist protestant work ethic that got distorted and secularized? From college students bragging about all nighters, to officer workers spending all their time at the office, to "entrepreneurs" posting instagram motivational quotes with fucking LIONS for some reason, about muh grind muh hustle, everyone seems to be obsessed with WORK.

Did porky invent this work-worship to exploit proles more?
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/leftypol/ Minecraft Server

To join:
>open minecraft
>multiplayer
>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
Reminder to bump the thread if you bring the server online so other players will see.

Mode: Survival
World Type: Large Biomes
Pirate Friendly: Yes
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>its been exactly 79 days since the last time i jerked off
>my brain is on fire,my balls are melting from just thinking about anything slightly sexual,im having wet dreams like every five days, and i developed a fetish towards almost everything from incest to femenine guys and even fucking furries whom i always found disgusting
>but i keep going, don't for how long but i keep restraining my hands from touching it anyway
help me /b/, i don't know why the positive effects aren't kicking in yet, did i do somthing wrong?
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no, the algorithm did not diagnose you
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Time Wasters

Let's recommend, talk and post apks modded or unmodded about those games new or old that you'd play while waiting in the airport.

I loved Temple Run 2 and Angry Birds Star Wars so much

Where do you guys find old apks of games before they became too iap hungry or online
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Bottom text

Do you think there is a God or afterlife? Note: if you are in any way affiliated with Dharmic religions stay out of the thread thank you. This is not a safe place for Dharmics
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Secure/anonymous laptop

I want to get an old thinkpad, like an x200 and make it into a secure, tor-only machine. What is the best way to do this? Something like Qubes OS or is that just a meme? Looking for solutions for full disc encryption, network card that connects to TOR alone, that kind of stuff.

Thanks.
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Maoist genocide best day of my life.
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boomer vs. zoomer

We hear a lot about how boomers basically had it easy af financially and were in a wayyyy better position than Zoomers are now. Prove that this exists and post all the graphs, charts and facts you can here I want to make my grandparents CRY.
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Lectures general /LG/

Post video recordings of lectures and announcements for online lectures.

>inb4 schitzos like peterson or other rightwingers

this is /leftypol/ faggot
>inb4 Richard D. Wolff
all his lectures i have seen so far are just very basic stuff if you find some more advanced stuff post it

I want to focus this thread on philosophy, history and political economy on an academic level.
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We need to stop eatting meat and make love with Animals
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boomer vs. zoomer

We hear a lot about how boomers basically had it easy af financially and were in a wayyyy better position than Zoomers are now. Prove that this exists and post all the graphs, charts and facts you can here I want to make my grandparents CRY.
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My hatred for American "cultural" hegemony knows no bounds

Despite living in the third world my dad has bought into all the moronic conspiracies americans started and now he even wants to give fucking chlorine (the """"miracle cure""""") to my brother whos 6 years old over a simple cold.
I left exactly because of this dipshit but i cant help but feel bad for my mom and brother, theyre going to go insane if they keep living with him.
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Where will the revolution happen?

Now that Venezuela cucked out to the neolibs, where is the most likely country to try to implement socialism? Will Cuba suddently implement central planning again? maybe using cybernetics?
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>idpol bad because…
>because…
>It just is ok!
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>Towards the end of the occupation the PCF reached the height of its influence, controlling large areas of France through the Resistance units under its command. Some in the PCF wanted to launch a revolution as the Germans withdrew from the country,[207] but the leadership, acting on Stalin's instructions, opposed this and adopted a policy of cooperating with the Allied powers and advocating a new Popular Front government.[208]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Resistance#Communists

What did Stalin mean by this?
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News 6/19/21

NK state media: Kim Jong Un says prepare for "dialogue and confrontation" with U.S.
"The General Secretary stressed the need to get prepared for both dialogue and confrontation, especially to get fully prepared for confrontation in order to protect the dignity of our state and its interests for independent development."
https://www.axios.com/north-korea-kim-jong-un-confrontation-6302c04d-a884-4fb7-8d77-f83a0fd6eed4.html

Iran election: With a Raisi presidency diplomacy is not doomed, experts say
As Iranian and American officials hold indirect talks in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal, an electoral "one-man race" in Iran will likely propel a hardline conservative to the presidency. With current President Hassan Rouhani unable to run because of term limits, his foreign policy - that is often described as pragmatic, if not moderate - will likely be replaced with a more one under judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-election-ebrahim-raisi-presidency-will-not-doom-diplomacy

Left, Congress also demand withdrawal of Bengal Governor
Earlier this week, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and chairperson of the Left Front Biman Bose said the Governor was “identifying himself as a BJP man”. “The way the Centre is intervening in affairs of the State and the State government isn’t right. This includes the role of the Governor…What he is doing isn’t right either,” he observed.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/left-congress-also-demand-withdrawal-of-bengal-governor/article34860820.ece

Puebla group concerned about coup movements in Peru
The progressive alliance issued a statement highlighting its support for Castillo in his defense of democratic institutionality and made a patriotic call to the Armed Forces to maintain their condition of civility and neutrality in the face of the results of an electoral process already closed by constitutional authorities.
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=68618&SEO=puebla-group-concerned-about-coup-movements-in-peru

US to pull defence systems, aircraft and hundreds of troops from Middle East: Report
The Biden administration is pulling eight Patriot missile defence batteries from countries in the Middle East, including Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. US officials told the Journal that in addition to the Patriot batteries, the Pentagon is removing another anti-missile system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system, from Saudi Arabia, and jet fighter squadrons that were assigned to the region are being reduced.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-removing-military-assets-missile-batteries-middle-east

Campaigners continue action against Amazon in Sheffield
The Unite union is running a mobile campaign targeting the multinational’s different delivery centres in Britain, calling on the company, which has seen its profits skyrocket during the Covid-19 pandemic, to allow staff to organise freely.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/campaigners-continue-action-amazon-sheffield-amid-reports-union-busting-and-poor

UN: Millions driven from homes in 2020 despite COVID crisis
War, violence, persecution, human rights violations and other factors caused nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, even though the COVID-19 crisis restricted movement worldwide, the U.N. refugee agency said in a report Friday.
https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-europe-africa-migration-government-and-politics-be2988dbd711d62f083dbb69c484b47a

Anonymous email says BOMB planted in Moscow government building, demands end to ‘mandatory’ Covid-19 vaccinations, media reports
Telegram channel Baza initially reported that a chilling note had been discovered in one of the administration’s official inboxes on Friday. It was said to have railed against a new rule requiring those working in industries like hospitality, transport and retail to be immunized, as well as the requirements for Muscovites to wear masks and gloves on the metro and in major public spaces.
https://on.rt.com/bamf

Russian Climate Strike Protester Announces Parliamentary Run
This September's State Duma polls will see the ruling, pro-Kremlin United Russia party seek to hold onto its majority amid its deepening unpopularity driven by stagnating living standards, endemic corruption and voter fatigue. If elected, Makichyan said he plans to raise greater awareness of climate issues among lawmakers, fight against repressions and demand the repeal of “prohibitive laws.”
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/06/19/russian-climate-strike-protester-announces-parliamentary-run-a74269
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Did he actually get shot in the cock?
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Apathy of the Masses

Why are the masses so apathetic to oppression? It seems like the vast majority of people esp. here in burgerland are totally apathetic to the problems and would either be neutral to it or in favor?

The ultimate blackpill, as another anon here has said before, is realizing the masses, or at least a significant minority of them, really are ignorant dullards. I've been thinking this for years but what really pushed me over was the pandemic. And the mask bullshit. All it asked for was a simple piece of cloth over people's mouths to not breathe a deadly virus onto their fellow citizens. It's not like we're asking for their firstborn son or something. But that was too much to ask. The culture war bullshit, the trolling, the conspiracies, the utter fucking delusional schizoism, all with the attention span of a fucking goldfish and the dreadful knowledge that in 5-10 years all of this will be forgotten and memory holed, daytime TV show hosts will be inviting Trump on to their shows for softball interviews and dancing, and literally nothing will have changed.

Covid only killed about 4% of people so its not that bad in the end, but now I know the truth. When push comes to shove you really can't count on other normal people. If an actual bad crisis did happen, neither the powers that be, nor the actual people themselves would be motivated, not only to do shit, but even BELIEVE THERE IS A REAL PROBLEM.
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good looking socialists general /GLSG/

Post hot, handsome, cute, pretty and so on comrades of the past and present.
I start with this two proletarian feminists.
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Genuinely tho
Why are white people so childishly easy for capitalists to manipulate?
It’s like an entire 2 billion strong army of classcucks ready to die for porky against “muh reds” that dont even exist anymore…
Maybe it’s just burger whites, burger whites are definitely the fucking guard dogs for capital
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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!

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Common Right Wing Talking Points Debunks
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Check out the /edu/ thread at
https://leftypol.org/edu/res/5576.html

Also see the relevant leftybooru tag
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=debunk
Add topics into the tag list to further narrow down your search!


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

'Principles of Communism' by Friedrich Engels
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm

'Three Source and Theree Component Parts of Marxism' by V.I. Lenin
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/mar/x01.htm

Not a book but Halim Alrah's youtube channel is good for the absolutely basics of Marxism but obviously not a replacement for reading
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGog4JPn5-W3_XIKccENysg

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Marx and Engles Reading List
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Tier 1:

'Manifesto of the Communist Party'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm

'Critique of the Gotha Programme'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/

'Socialism: Utopian and Scientific'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm

Tier 2:

'Wage Labour and Capital'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/

'Value, Price and Profit'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1865/value-price-profit/

'Theses on Feuerback'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/theses/theses.htm

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'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/

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Lenin Reading List - By Moo (aka Zizekposter)
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Lenin Essentials:

'State and Revolution'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/

'“Left-Wing” Communism: an Infantile Disorder'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/

'Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/

Petit Bourgeois Philistine Tier:

'What is to be done'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/

'The Proletarian Revolution and Renegade Kautsky'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1918/prrk/

'Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1905/tactics/index.htm

ADHD Tier:

'Socialism and Religion'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1905/dec/03.htm

'Zizek's Introduction to Revolution at the Gates'
https://kabirabud.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/slavoj_zizek_repeating_leninbookfi-org.pdf

'Revolutionary Adventurism'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1902/sep/01.htm

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MLM Reading List
——————–

Essentials:

Why MLM?
https://why-mlm.medium.com/why-mlm-af48aba14f8a

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Basic Course
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S01-MLM-Basic-Course-Revised-Edition-10th-Printing.pdf

'Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain'
https://libgen.lc/get.php?md5=a00646f118a3427ec19263021b3e84e1&key=06Q5Q1W5DFK8YOHU&mirr=1

Mao:

'On Practice & Contradiction'
https://marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_16.htm
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/N04-On-Contradiction-Study-2nd.pdf

'On Guerrilla Warfare'
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/1937/guerrilla-warfare/index.htm

'On Protracted War'
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-2/mswv2_09.htm

China:

'Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village'
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=00F5750256E291B678E2A0039D3CF54E

'Red Star Over China' - Edgar Snow
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=BD54E7C5F9CDE90E30BD0CB5E91F0049

'The Unknown Cultural Revolution' - Dongpin Han
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=2495C43CFA7395ACA45CA812A304A701

Peru:

Interview With Chairman Gonzalo
https://the-red-flag.org/en/central-committee-of-the-communist-party-of-peru-interview-with-chairman-gonzalo/

General line of the PCP
https://gplpcp.wordpress.com/

'Shining Path: Terror and Revolution in Peru' - Simon Strong
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=4FB5D349F9D3250453C5F0525F5890DD

India:

Operation “Green Hunt” in India
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/N08-Operation-Green-Hunt.pdf

Eight Historic Documents (AZAD)
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S18-Historic-Eight-Documents.pdf

'Urban Perspective'
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S14-Urban-Perspective-4th-Printing.pdf

Philippines:

Araling Aktibista - Activist Study ARAK
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/S22-Activist-Study-ARAK-2nd-Printing.pdf

'Stand for Socialism Against Modern Revisionism'
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S07-Stand-for-Socialism-3rd-Printing.pdf

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

Political Economy:

'Rethinking Socialism' – Deng-yuan Hsu & Pao-yu Ching
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S11-Rethinking-Socialism-4th-Printing.pdf

'China: A Modern Social-Imperialist Power' - CPI(Maoist)
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=F68AC84D480D41A222818D802F3AF7CA
or
https://library.bz/uploads/main/c0105702c9219cf136bdae79008daaa4.epub
or
https://why-mlm.medium.com/china-a-modern-social-imperialist-power-d5ac7a9455f7

'Maoist Economics & the Revolutionary Road to Communism' - The Shanghai Textbook
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=8B44F61D828997487E2FDE607FCF2FEB

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Leftcom Reading Lists
——————–

r/marxism101's reading list:
https://i.imgur.com/s70UUPQ.jpg

r/bruhinternational's reading list:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bruhinternational/comments/m53hon/official_rbruhinternational_reading_list/

Bordiga:

'The Democratic Principle'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1922/democratic-principle.htm

'Proletarian Dictatorship and Class Party'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1951/class-party.htm

'The Spirit of Horsepower'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1953/horsepower.htm

'Report on Fascism'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1922/bordiga02.htm

'Activism'
https://libcom.org/library/activism-amadeo-bordiga

'The Lyons Theses'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1926/lyons-theses.htm

'Theory and Action in Marxist Doctrine'
https://libcom.org/library/theory-action-marxist-doctrine-amadeo-bordiga

'Dialogue with Stalin'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1952/stalin.htm

Pannekoek:

'World Revolution and Communist Tactics'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/pannekoe/1920/communist-tactics.htm

'Party and Class'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/pannekoe/1936/party-class.htm

Herman Gorter:

'Open Letter to Comrade Lenin'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/gorter/1920/open-letter.htm

'The World Revolution'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/gorter/1918/world-revolution.htm

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Bookchin Reading Lists - based off of posts by Gorm1918 (pbuh)
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'The Next Revolution'
https://libcom.org/files/Murray%20Bookchin-The%20Next%20Revolution.%20Popular%20Assemblies%20and%20the%20Promise%20of%20Direct%20Democracy-Verso%20(2015).pdf

'Urbanization Without Cities'
http://188.165.199.119/files/Urbanization_Without_Cities_-_Ebook.pdf

'The 3rd Revolution'
https://libcom.org/library/third-revolution-popular-movements-revolutionary-era

'The Ecology of Freedom'
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/murray-bookchin-the-ecology-of-freedom

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Links to Resources and Libraries:
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More Marx and Engels:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/sw/index.htm

Lenin:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/

Other Selected Marxists:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/selected-marxists.htm

Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres:
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_56.htm

Many important books can be found on libgen:
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/

Libcom has some good books/documents:
https://libcom.org/library

Other links:
https://archive.is/L8uFD

Various assortment of historical and biographical works:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=uploader%3A%22kocotosi%40gmail.com%22&sort=-publicdate

The Leftist Bookshelf (4.16 GB, 600+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!QUFQSBja!hPbmmLolJBGwSQ848nncnw
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)
https://mega.nz/#F!4M1FnTgI!CdM8WWjpBC_UHGCJk9AHzA
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)
https://mega.nz/#F!gRFkQCLY!5gUkmaubpp_P_yKLZiBJ9Q
This is a complete mirror of the anarchist library with pdfs and epubs

Little Bunker of Marxism-Leninism (680 MB, 100+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!0QtCiI7L!MJZJk-SdjyBuBZOuNJuOPQ
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)
https://mega.nz/#F!9IkymYBZ!B8vB2yDP0Qv_-DPS2ro-HA
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)
https://mega.nz/#F!sFMQXJ6J!JboByVCZScC6Jq2YXE0Exw
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)
https://mega.nz/#F!BJEmkQiZ!vylIbCWFrqIeYaLiuN2szg
The official, complete works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels organized in 50 volumes and 3 categories.
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fine azz bitch of any color thread

post women of any color
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Leftist often use the productivity of non-supervisory workers wages graph which is not a great measurement so here's some better ones.

These ones use median workers' wages and the average worker.
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Comfort women

The only effective way to stop shootings and improve men's mental health and happiness levels is to have state paid and controlled comfort women. The state would identify weirdos and send pretty girls to their homes to be used as fuck toys. I know it sounds icky but there's no better solution.
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>women
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we just successfully wiped the entire touhou board on 8kun.
they had five year old threads. now it's all soyjak.
wholesome!
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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.
I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?
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Do you use LiFi?

The maximum speed is approx. 100-224 GB/s

Introduced by Prof Harald Haas, from Scotland. It's using light wave & can't pass through the wall, which means this can be use by us in each others rooms. I wonder if this still a thing or not.

Please don't move this to tech, that place looks like a graveyard
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This whole E3 was yikes all around. Is gaming dead?
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Colombian Protests 2021 Thread

SOSCOLOMBIA Edition

>What the fuck is happening?


On April 28th, Colombians all over the country started protesting against a tax reform and a health reform placed by Ivan Duque Marquez (who many Colombians see as a puppet to Alvaro Uribe Velez, the former far-right president). One of the things the tax reform would have done was raised the sales tax on things like food and utilities, plus internet and the health reform would have made healthcare in Colombia even harder for people to receive proper healthcare treatment. All of this even when 2.4 million Colombians can't even afford three meals per day, extreme poverty in Colombia is growing, the amount of unemployed Colombians are growing, and not to mention the pandemic going on and Colombia is one of the countries in Latin America that has been hardest by the pandemic. The protests have stopped being about the tax reform since early May, which is why even when Duque withdrew the controversial portions of the tax reform and health reform, the protests continued. Now the protests represent a deeper problem that has been happening in the country for DECADES. Things like corruption in the government, police brutality, paramilitarism, the government response to the pandemic, racism, shit education system, shit healthcare system, Duque's resignation, the removal of Uribismo and Alvaro Uribe in general from any sort of governmental power, AND SO ON are reasons to why people are continuing to protest against the state.

>Okay, what tell me about the government response.


The ESMAD (Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron) is the riot police over in Colombia but they are essentially no different than a paramilitary death squad with all the killings, rapes, disappearances, and harm they've caused. The regular police officers have also contributed to the death count and police brutality cases. So in the beginning of the protests, there was a new group in Colombia that call themselves the Primera Linea. They basically wear masks and grab rocks or shields and start fighting against the police and the ESMAD. They tend to consist of younger, poorer individuals who have nothing to lose. Their main domain is in the Puerto Resistencia, an autonomous zone located in Cali, the main battleground of Colombia. These roadblocks have caused goods like food to not be transfered to Cali, so it keeps garnering attention every day from protesters supporting the Primera Linea to Uribistas who just want to send in the military to Cali and clear out the roadblocks and establish order. As matter of fact, Duque has already ordered "maximum deployment" of the military to Cali very recently.

>Does the media play apart in this?


Yeah, somewhat. Caracol and RCN, the most popular mainstream news outlets in the country, have been criticized for showing a lot of lootings and riots and less of the police brutality. They will either do that or they will paint the situation to a BOTH SIDES issue and that ends up producing the "ANTI-POLICE ANTI-PROTEST" people, which tend to be boomers anyway so whatever. Dead protesters would have be labeled as a "vandal", "delinquent", "or even "terrorists" every once in a while.

>Tell me a little bit more about this Uribe dude.


Alvaro Uribe Velez, the "matarife" himself. He served his presidential term from 2002-2010. Other than his connections to drug trafficking, he's known by most Colombians by his biggest atrocity and scandal, the false positives scandal, where the military killed innocent, poor Colombians in some remote place in the country and just used them to inflate the body count so they can receive more benefits and the government lied to the Colombian people about winning against those pesky leftist guerillas. This has happened before Uribe but has peaked during his presidency. The people who were killed were often labeled as "terrorists" and swept under the rug. Back to the protests, Uribe has tweeted about how the police should use violence against the "terrorists". He's also tweeted a Neo-Nazi conspiracy theory, la "revolucion molecular disipada", about how "le social justice communists" are trying to destroy the state through protests and in order to stop this from happening, the protests must be destroyed. It was a super vague tweet though, so to know what he was referring to, you have to know about Alexis Lopez, a Neo-Nazi Pinochet apologist.
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well?
>>80000
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debate winning

If your adversary stops replying to you, does that mean you've won a debate?
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Does this guy have one wrong belief or has he made one wrong statement? I've listened to hours of his talks and I've not found one thing I disagreed with. He makes the left wing look like a rational and feasible group of people who are interested in reality.
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Ive reached "that" stage in my life

All my debts, expenditures and personal demands have been paid for meaning all I'm working for is quite literally nothing, just meaninglylessly accumulating surplus wealth that I couldn't possibly know what to do with all while I have god knows how many years left of my life that looks like it's all gonna be spent doing what I am now. Meaninglessly accumulating wealth that'll all mean nothing when inflation catches up, what the fuck do I do in all that time and what the fuck do I do with all my fucking money
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>cope
>seethe
>rent free
>you have to go back
>read a book
>chud
>false-flagging
>have sex incel
>bait
>tankie
>glow
>ok
>porky
>lib
>touch grass
>you will never be a real woman
>succdem
>cringe
>(You)
>spook
>anarkiddie
>post chin
>theorylet
>low IQ
>boomer
>transhumanist
>/pol/tard
>i wonder who's behind this post
>soy
>sneed
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/leftyco/

Old /co/ thread is dead and buried.
Let's have a new thread to talk about comics and animation.
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Absolute Monarchy and Capitalism

Absolutism was the most dominant form of government to maintain a feudal economic base. With the advent of capitalism, it got replaced by liberal democracy. There are obviously non-liberal forms of maintaining capitalism like Fascism, but could Absolutism also make sense of maintaining Capitalism? It obviously wouldn't like before since feudal economic realities and class mechanism are here anymore, but still? Is it even compatible with a capitalist civil society?
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Papież

Jan Paweł II
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HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK

DON'T SUPPORT THE KHMER ROUGE ITS NOT ANTI-IMPERIALIST JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE BACKING BY CHINA AND ARE RUN BY COMMUNISTS.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK
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What's sad to think about is knowing the Afghan in this image is statistically more likely to either be inbred or grow to become a violent criminal even if she moved into the west
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There is nothing wrong with killing fascists.
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Who /dumb/ here?
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ancients:
>books take thousands of hours to copy by hand, expensive as fuck
>everyone plagiarizes each other and no one gives a shit

moderns:
>books can be reproduced en masse on demand and in endless digital quantities
>NOOOO YOU CAN'T COPY ME THE HECKIN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYERINO TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT ROYALTIESARINO
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At last I finally see.

The majority of people in this site are priviledge liberals that managed to read one or two Marx's books.

None of these people are free of bourgeois politics
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The average Anarchokiddies concerns
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Reminder to vote for gun control in cities and for gun rights outside of cities. Something about these cities gets people shooting each other.
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Tripfag/namefag general

ITT: tripfag general

communicate with Junko, Penny poster, Shaytan, and any other attention seeking visible poster who uses this site.
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Would you pay good money to hear Shakespearean actors read Chris Beveridge reviews of hentai DVDs?

Because I would

Patrick Stewart OBE is an English actor who is known for his work in various stage, television, film and video games in a career spanning six decades. He has been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn Awards. Wikipedia
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If there are land lords, where are the land dukes, land nobles, land knights, land kings, etc

Is there a land pope?
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If you can’t prove God is fake then he’s real
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what did he mean by that?
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Star Wars Thread

Sorry if repost but this a discussion of the Star Wars Franchise which started in 1977
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INFP/xNFx thread. Only ppl from the real feel crew are allowed to post. Spergs and normies don't know what it's like to have your soul shatter when ppl personally mess with you and all you can do is smile at it and break down after the fact. I have so many things I want to talk about with ppl but i'm so afraid as coming off as an asshole or being boring.
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1984 is pretty great

Does anyone here actually like 1984’s governmental setup?

I actually love it and don’t really see much wrong with it, beyond the fact that Orwelle some little bitch who tried to inject extreme hyperbole into what would’ve otherwise been a pretty awesome society
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Why did boomers ans porkies make the outside world so alienating?

We have no community centers, no parks, no public workout facilities, nothing but Megamalls and highways. Space in capitalism is designed to encourage consumption. I can't take it anymore, I'm going to an hero if I don't talk to a human bean in the next 24 hours. I told my boss at work that I feel suicidal and depressed that I have 0 friends he literally told me to stop being a pussy and that men like me will never survive in this world :(