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/isg/ - /Internet Spectacle General/

A thread focused on discussing the parasocial relationships cultivated by the Almighty Algorithm to generate profit off of our atomization and society's hyper-normalization of petty internet drama.

Reminder that none of this is real!

Some digital anthropology

Society of the Spectacle

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception

Simulacra and Simulation

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🗽United States Politics🦅

Absolute State of America Edition

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


State mandated propaganda livestreams:
CNN: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/cnn-news-usa.html
MSNBC: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/msnbc.html
FOX: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/fox-news-channel.html
Bloomberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp8PhLsUcFEegalitarianism
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Eurocentric history and Greco-Roman wankery


>A high cultural syncretism pervades the findings, however. Hellenistic cultural and artistic influences can be found in many of the forms and human depictions (from amorini to rings with the depiction of Athena and her name inscribed in Greek), attributable to the existence of the Seleucid empire and Greco-Bactrian Kingdom in the same area until around 140 BCE, and the continued existence of the Indo-Greek Kingdom in the northwestern Indian sub-continent until the beginning of our era.

>The artifacts were also intermixed with items coming from much farther, such as a few Chinese artifacts (especially Chinese bronze mirrors) as well as a few Indian ones (decorated ivory plates). This seems to be a testimony to the richness of cultural influences in the area of Bactria at that time.

So, we have a grave with mixed artifacts in them. But if greek and roman shit means that greeks and romans were the rulers of the local area, then chinese or indian influence was just *there*. Also, check the pic description
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/ukraine/ thread #115 - Eternal Edition

Evidence of the influence and origin of neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine


Developments of multipolarity timeline https://www.pacemaker.global/multipolar-transition-timeline

Live maps and updates
>Nb: LiveUaMap is not to be trusted
SouthFront: https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/
Defense Politics Asia: https://www.youtube.com/@DefensePoliticsAsia
Andrei Martyanov: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

Watch together
📺 News/events: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 Hangout/chill: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

Social media
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (DDR Anon's fav news copypaste source)
<adding Slavyangrad, why not
< I mean why? Dude is literally schizophrenic. I dont hate him, indeed I feel fopr him cause his daughter didnt deserve to be killed for damn sure & Dugin has his based USSR boomer moments but…
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bruh wtf is this

The Anpo protests were a turning point in the JCP's ongoing attempts to revive its political fortunes after the disastrous turn toward violent revolution in the early 1950s.[17] Although the Maoists had been purged from the party following the earlier disaster, the JCP was still riven by the age-old rivalry between the Rōnō Ha (Worker-Farmer Faction) and the Kōza Ha (Lecture Faction), which dated back to the prewar era.[17] Among other disagreements, the two factions disagreed over which stage of Marxist development Japan was currently in; the Rōnō Ha believed that Japan had already achieved full capitalism, which meant that an immediate socialist revolution was possible, whereas the Kōza Ha argued that Japan's transition to capitalism was not yet complete and that therefore what was needed was a "two-stage" revolution—first a "democratic revolution" that would overthrow American imperialism and establish true democracy, and then a "socialist revolution" that would establish communism.[20] Although the "mainstream" of the JCP, led by Kenji Miyamoto, favored the Kōza Ha interpretation, as late as the 7th Party Congress in 1958 the "anti-mainstream" Rōnō Ha faction, led by Shōjirō Kasuga, still controlled around 40 percent of the delegates.[17]

The Anpo protests greatly strengthened the hand of the Kōza Ha faction.[23] During the protest, the JCP, still scarred by the backlash to its violent line in the 1950s, consistently advocated peaceful, orderly, and restrained protests.[23] This stance was highly unpopular with the radical student activists of the Zengakuren student federation, who broke decisively with the JCP as a result and began to build a New Left student movement.[24] However, the movement proved unpopular with the broader public, and the JCP was able to use its image as a "peaceful" and "positive" force during the protests as a recruitment tool. Membership in the party soared during the course of the protests, doubling from 40,000 to 80,000, and most of the new recruits wound up supporting the Kōza Ha line.[23]

Over the remainder of the 1960s, the Kōza Ha was able to purge many members from the Rōnō Ha faction, and others, dissatisfied with JCP policies, quit the party of their own accord.[25] Miyamoto was able to cement his control over the party and reigned as party chairman all the way until 1982. Meanwhile, the party's membership continued to grow rapidly, and the party began to make steady gains at the ballot box, winning more and more seats in the National Diet.[23] By the mid-1960s, the United States Department of State estimated party membership to be approximately 120,000 (0.2% of the working-age population),[26] and the party had acquired around 300,000 members by 1970.[27]
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Fashion thread: the third

Post what you're wearing today, pieces you want to wear, recent cops, thrifting, inspo, concepts, runways, designers, questions, etc.

Previous thread: >>25977
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Why do some leftists try to get approval from the rightwing?

I have noticed a trend of leftists trying to impress right-wingers. Why are leftists doing this and how do we stop it?
Or can you justify this as a good thing?
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CPUSA myth

Why has CPUSA been so mythologized in the past two years when they were a massive failure and sucked even in their “good days?”

American communists tried to follow the Bolshevik strategy and failed. They didn’t originally give a shit about Black people either, they only adopted the Black Belt thesis because Stalin told them to. They were way too close to the Comintern and that bit them in the ass later on. Foster was power-hungry and mad because his steel strike failed while Browder was a clout demon. The whole thing was a mess from the start. I’m kind of relieved the feds took them down.
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Soo are we not going to talk about how Germany just fucking anschlussed the Netherlands?

>Dutch Army to Merge Land Combat Units With Germany This Year

>The Netherlands is getting ready to integrate the rest of its combat brigades into the German Army as the two allies join military forces amid increased security threats in the region after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   

>The two allies are now working on integrating the Netherlands’s 13th Light Brigade into the German Army’s 10th Panzer Division, Major Mark van de Beek, a spokesperson for the Royal Netherlands Army, told Bloomberg via phone on Wednesday. The Dutch land force has three combat brigades and two of them are already integrated into the German military.

>The merger of the last remaining 3,000-soldier brigade may come as early as April but the Dutch government has yet to make its final decision, said Van de Beek. The Dutch cabinet is “investigating” the possible integration, Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said in a September letter to the parliament. 

>The plan will result in a joint force of around 50,000 military personnel, with roughly 8,000 soldiers coming from the Netherlands, according to Dutch newspaper NRC. The integration plans don’t include the Korps Commandotroepen, the special forces unit of the Dutch Army. 

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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.

Original threads:
leftypol.org archives:
bunekrchan.xyz archives:
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/leftybritpol/ - Depressed Hitchens Edition

Once again, leftypol has come, to rise from the ashes, a thread is done. Let us now talk of strikes and rugs, as the government takes us for mugs. We will cry and shout, but mostly lout about.
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/brg/ - Brazil-Brasil General

>Michel Foucault photographed moments after teleporting all May 68 protestors to their homes simultaneously. "Tu me comprends mal. Survillier et punir n'étaient pas des demandes", he was quoted as saying immediately beforehand. Paris, 1968, colorized.

Not content with emulating a painfully flopped coup attempt, Brazilian reactoids outflop it by leaving their fingerprints all over it. And film themselves leaving said fingerprints. See the previous thread for more obscene displays of full frontal stupidity: >>1318214
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US-China war

Is it inevitable? A lot of "experts" are predicting that it will happen before 2030. Probably over Taiwan. China just has to build its military to be able to take a tiny island off it's coast, while the US would have to project power thousands of miles from it's shores, without the use of aircraft carriers which would get easily destroyed by midrange ground to ship missiles.

China's population will also peak around this time, meaning it will be at the height of its economic power. So IMO China would have to make a move on Taiwan before 2030 at the latest or they won't at all.

China can probably already defeat Taiwan and the US, just using current military strength, its likely they can actually win already. The only question is would they be willing to disrupt the world economy by doing so. China wants increasing prosperity, but they also want Taiwan back.
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leftist imageboard

its kind of sucky to be a leftist who prefers social media with
a feeling of anonymity. it's understandable too why most leftists aren't too fond of places with (mostly) full anonymity between users since it tends to lead to more bigotry, or reactionary ideology, because those types feel more free to post their thoughts with impunity in these kinds of places.

why is almost every single imageboard far right? because there is so low consequences to say things like that there. a lot of imageboards purely just exist for nazis and chinlets to be able to circlejerk day in and day out.

so there are very few leftwing imageboards, only two, and the other one of them, (perhaps controversial here) the lefty is a misnomer. so one lefty chanboard.

i think it's sometimes a defense against trolls and such to have lots of checks to prevent rightoids from being able to spread their reactionism and such. but i still think there should be more leftist communities like this

i probably care way too much about this
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ITT: Nous rirons des anglos. Je vais commencer.

Cest ne ressembler pas une pomme ou un pin! Pourquoi?
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Southernism, Evangelicalism, and Conservatism

Southernism, Evangelicalism, and Conservatism in the US

Much attention has been given to how the “culture of honor” of the Southern US, has influenced US conservatism as the voting base of the Republican party overlaps quite a bit with the South.

>The "culture of honor" in the Southern United States is hypothesized by some social scientists to have its roots in the livelihoods of the early settlers who first inhabited the region. Unlike settlers with an agricultural heritage (mainly from the densely populated South East England and East Anglia) who settled in New England, the Southern United States was settled by herders from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northern England, and the West Country. Herds, unlike crops, are vulnerable to theft because they are mobile and there is little government wherewithal to enforce property rights of herd animals. The theory is that developing a reputation for violent retribution against those who stole herd animals was one way to discourage theft.

This culture of honor was also later accentuated by the endemic poverty of the region. From the end of the civil war up until the 1930s the south was essentially as poor as a third world nation, and even before then only the slave owning elites were truly comfortable, in contrast to the masses of poor white settlers, who were often illiterate and had to live on marginal lands unwanted by the slave-owning elite. Finally, there was the influence of evangelical christianity, and the religious revival movements of the 19th century, in particular the second great awakening, which added militant anti-intellectualism to the mix. The 19 century religious revival movements:

>Reflected Romanticism characterized by enthusiasm, emotion, and an appeal to the supernatural. It rejected the skepticism, deism, Unitarianism, and rationalism left over from the American Enlightenment

Denominations such as Baptists and Methodists in particular, used ‘circuit riders’ or itinerant preachers on horseback, who would travel from town to town, and even remote rural regions, to spread their religious message.

>On the American frontier, evangelical denominations, especially Methodists and Baptists, sent missionary preachers and exhorters to meet the people in the backcountry in an effort to support the growth of church membership and the formation of new congregations… The denominations that encouraged the revivals were based on an interpretation of man's spiritual equality before God, which led them to recruit members and preachers from a wide range of classes and all races. Baptists and Methodist revivals were successful in some parts of the Tidewater South, where an increasing number of common planters, plain folk, and slaves were converted.

<In his intellectual history of American evangelicalism, “The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind”, historian Mark Noll laments, “The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind” and that “modern American evangelicals have failed notably in sustaining serious intellectual life.” This failure is rooted in history, beginning with the First Great Awakening in the 1730s and 40s. American Christianity was democratized as frontier revivals erupted outside traditional religious institutions, led by itinerant preachers whose authority derived from popular consent. American evangelicalism from then on assumed a unique emphasis on emotional piety and individual religious experience.

Partly as a result of this, many of the previously unchurched individuals, became congregants, and even preachers, in protestant churches. Unlike the northeastern puritan traditions which emphasized scholarship and education, many of the preachers were educated at universities such as Princeton and Harvard. In contrast many of the evangelical preachers were lay-preachers, blacksmiths or farmers who worked Monday through Saturday, and preached on Sundays. Often these preachers would be ignorant of theology or higher criticism of the bible as taught in mainline protestant theology, and would thus teach simplistic, literalist interpretations of the Bible. Often these preachers would be illiterate, and thus unable to read the bible altogether, and therefore would create odd practices not derived from the bible at all, many of which are the distinctive features of American protestantism today (ex: ‘Holy rollers’, ‘speaking in tongues’), as opposed to European liturgical denominations.

>Second, the “free market religious economy” that followed constitutional disestablishment of state churches favored the populist Methodists and Baptists whose clergy were drawn from among the people, over the Congregationalists and Episcopalians who required clergy to be educated. Third, evangelicalism became the moral common sense of the early republic and basis for a Protestant establishment that controlled the new nation’s education system… Experts were not needed to interpret the Bible; people are innately endowed with sufficient reason to read the scriptures and grasp their plain common-sense truths. Thus, the supports of public virtue were available to all.

>Holy Roller or Holy Jumper are terms originating in the 19th century and used to refer to some Protestant Christian churchgoers in the Wesleyan-Holiness movement, such as Free Methodists and Wesleyan Methodists. The term describes dancing, shaking or other boisterous movements by church attendees who perceive themselves as being under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

>Speaking in tongues, also known as glossolalia, is a practice in which people utter words or speech-like sounds, often thought by believers to be languages unknown to the speaker. One definition used by linguists is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice in which some believe it to be a divine language unknown to the speaker. Glossolalia is practiced in Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity.

>During the 20th century, glossolalia primarily became associated with Pentecostalism and the later charismatic movement. Preachers in the Holiness Movement preachers Charles Parham and William Seymour are credited as co-founders of the movement. Parham and Seymour taught that "baptism of the Holy Spirit was not the blessing of sanctification but rather a third work of grace that was accompanied by the experience of tongues". It was Parham who formulated the doctrine of "initial evidence". After studying the Bible, Parham came to the conclusion that speaking in tongues was the Bible evidence that one had received the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

This southern and ‘western’ tradition of personal salvation (as opposed to predestination), emotionality, anti-intellectualism, and biblical literalism was in stark contrast to the northeastern calvinist traditions.

>In the newly settled frontier regions, the revival was implemented through camp meetings. These often provided the first encounter for some settlers with organized religion, and they were important as social venues. The camp meeting was a religious service of several days' length with preachers. Settlers in thinly populated areas gathered at the camp meeting for fellowship as well as worship. The sheer exhilaration of participating in a religious revival with crowds of hundreds and perhaps thousands of people inspired the dancing, shouting, and singing associated with these events. The revivals also followed an arc of great emotional power, with an emphasis on the individual's sins and need to turn to Christ, and a sense of restoring personal salvation. This differed from the Calvinists' belief in predestination as outlined in the Westminster Confession of Faith, which emphasized the inability of men to save themselves and decreed that the only way to be saved was by God's electing grace.

The second great awakening also overlapped with the emerging ‘Jacksonian Populism’ of the time which also tended to be pro-slavery, white supremacy and overlapped with the southern ‘states rights’ ideas. Jackson replaced the explicit dictatorship of propertied men with the rule of white men over 21 generally, thus transforming class categories into racial ones, in which white men had political power, and africans, natives, women, and others were merely the subjects of power.

>After a Second Great Awakening broke out in the early decades of the 19th century, three trends ensued… the second awakening adopted an Arminian theology that “whosoever will” may choose to accept Christ and be saved. In this way, the American people, who had recently taken their political destiny in hand[populism], could also control their religious destiny without recourse to institutional elites.

I say all this to say that the confluence of evangelical christianity, its attendant anti intellectualism and honor culture, all came together to produce a range of political artifacts, from pro slavery theology, to the modern conservatism of today. David French, a conservative evangelical himself, commented on this in his article “Where Does the South End and Christianity Begin?”,

>Yes, there’s a lot to say about this topic and the reasons that white Evangelicals are such outliers on a number of racial issues, including expressing less concern about racism and police brutality, and a heightened sensitivity to allegedly “woke” arguments about race. Simply put, if American Evangelicalism is disproportionately southern, then it’s more likely to carry the South’s racial baggage into broader American life. That is true, but it’s not my focus today.

<I’m going to talk about something that’s crucial to understanding race in the South but also transcends race. That “something” is southern shame/honor culture. And I submit that what we’re watching right now in much of our nation’s Christian politics is an explosion not of godly Christian passion, but rather of ancient southern shame/honor rage.

>It sometimes appears as if the bulk of the conservative media economy is built around finding and highlighting leftist insults, leftist disrespect, and leftist contempt. And yes, it exists, but there is a difference between highlighting a problem and marinating in grievance over the rejection of the left.

<This has old, old roots. In his book Desire, Violence, and Divinity in Modern Southern Fiction, Kent State professor Gary Ciuba writes that “honor meant that southerners beheld themselves as others beheld them,” and that meant that “their self-worth lived in the look of the other.”

>when we talk about American Evangelicalism in a secularizing world, we’re increasingly talking about southern Evangelicalism. American religious practice is clustering in the South.

>In the honor-shame culture of the South, allowing a perceived inferior to best or embarrass you was to experience more than personal insult. It was to witness a hole punched in the myth that undergirded antebellum and segregationist society. Maintenance of the myth was paramount: face had to be saved and respect salvaged through the use of violence and intimidation, or else one risked becoming the subject of societal violence in turn, as neighbors sought to reestablish the equilibrium, to save the myth.

<This approach represents a dramatic contrast with biblical commands to “turn the other cheek” or to “bless those who persecute.” Instead, the shame/honor imperative is to punch back, hard. Any other approach isn’t just weakness. It risks the well-being of the community.

>Online and in the streets, this intense, personalized anger and expression of group grievance are an increasingly prevalent form of Evangelical Christian expression. It’s so very important to understand that this is not new for the South. What is new, however, is the increasing dominance of Southern demographics and Southern culture within the whole of American Evangelicalism. It’s the population center. It’s the power center. And now it’s the cultural center.

In more Marxist terms, we can see that the slavery of the deep south inculcated social norms and a cultural-political hierarchical superstructure which was more similar to the societies of classical antiquity, or, during the segregation/sharecropping era, semi-feudal relations. This residual slave society and semi-feudal forms of consciousness, and their attendant cognitive baggage, continue to weigh like a nightmare on the brain of the living southern conservatives.

The anti intellectualism of modern evangelicalism also persists to this day:

>“Knowledge [does] what?” asked Pastor Lonnie, stepping to the side of his pulpit and cupping his hand to his ear to elicit a response from the audience. “Puffs up!” answered the 140 souls gathered for the Sunday morning service at Riverside Bible Church, a nondenominational and evangelical congregation located in a midsized city of the southwestern United States. Seated in my usual pew that morning, I was not surprised that Lonnie’s flock could so easily fill in the phrase taken from 1 Corinthians 8:1, “Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that ‘We all possess knowledge.’ But knowledge puffs up while love builds up” (NIV). Though taken out of its context, the simple catchphrase “Knowledge puffs up” served Lonnie’s purpose, as will be seen, of devaluing the head to privilege the heart.

<When my fieldwork concluded, I had taken field notes on 213 sermons from Pastor Lonnie. In reviewing those notes, I was struck by how frequently he had, in fact, referenced the presumed dangers of intellectualizing biblical instructions and admonitions. Just as he related in our 2016 interview, Lonnie in his preaching had normalized a privileging of the emotional over the cerebral. In the parlance of American evangelicalism, he had raised ‘heart knowledge’ over ‘head knowledge’. The anti-intellectual strain of American evangelicalism has drawn journalistic and scholarly attention at least since the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925, the nation’s first nationally broadcast news event. In the aftermath of the trial—in which the American Civil Liberties Union defended a public schoolteacher prosecuted for teaching evolution—journalist H. L. Mencken excoriated religious fundamentalists as ‘homo neanderthalensis’… In the current century, numerous studies ponder why evangelicals spurn conventionally credentialed experts to embrace young-earth creationism over evolution, reject manmade climate change as a hoax, claim America is a Christian nation, portray Islam as a violent religion and practice a rhetoric that privileges values over facts.
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Alternative chans

Post all obscure and underground imageboards in this thread, the chan must be at least half-dead so no archived chans.
>inb4 'hurr durr don't put muh sekrit klub in the limelight'
The population here is low as it is, there's also a large overlap between this chan and others.
I'll start:Dreamch.net
There was this one I faintly remember and I think the theme was either dinosaurs or lizards…
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Are Undertale and Deltarune leftist games?
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>Leftypol can barely maintain an average IP count above 300 now.
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Is korean culture really as fucked up as manhwa makes it look? there hasn't been a single korean comic that I've read, regardless of genre, where korea isn't depicted as the worst shithole imaginable with seemingly the worst aspects of western and eastern cultures
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/SEA/ - Southeast Asia and Oceania General

7th Edition: Bolehland GE15!SEA edition.

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

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

Last threads:
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From 2008-2012ish, there were a number of hacking groups such as anonymous, lulzsec/antisec, etc. that overlapped with arguably left wing/anarchist and other social movements of the time, such as the movement of the squares, the arab spring, and occupy wall street.

However this all faded out around 2012 and even more by 2016 they basically died out completely.

why did they fail? Is there anything to be learned from these experiences?
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News 2/1/23

Union Budget 2023: Trend of Centre’s Low Spending on Education Worsens Under Modi
The Indian government's spending on education continues to slide under Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule. Union Budget figures show that in the years since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister in 2014, the Central government’s expenditure on education ― which was already low ― has declined sharply.

Irregularities, low turnout mar by-elections
By-elections to six parliamentary seats that fell vacant following the resignation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmakers in December were held on Wednesday amid low turnout, violence, boycott and intimidation. The ruling Awami League or the AL’s alliance partner or AL-backed candidates have been elected in all six seats, according to unofficial results.

UN expert: Deaths of Bangladeshi migrants should be probed
The countries where Bangladeshi migrant workers are employed, including former World Cup host Qatar, should thoroughly investigate all cases of deaths and human rights violations, a United Nations expert said Tuesday. Asked about the reported deaths of at least 450 Bangladeshi workers involved in construction projects in Qatar including stadiums used for the World Cup, U.N. special rapporteur for the human rights of migrants Felipe Gonzalez Morales said the destination country should deal with any deaths to uphold the rights of workers.

UK documents: Bush ordered CIA to find replacement for Arafat
Former United States President George W Bush ordered the CIA to search for a replacement for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after the escalation of the second Intifada in 2001, the BBC said, quoting recently released British documents. The US effort came after the failure of the Camp David negotiations in 2000 between Arafat and then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. The talks followed the escalation of violence in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

CB workers protest tax hike as governor defends painful measures
Employees of the Central Bank have joined a week-long “black protest” campaign organised by state sector unions against a sharp hike in personal income tax, even as Central Bank Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said painful measures were needed for the country to recover from its worst currency crisis in decades. President of the Central Bank Executive Association Jayadu Perera told EconomyNext on Friday January 26 that while the protesting CBSL staff were not opposed to paying taxes, they take issue with the unprecedented increase which came into effect in the new year.Perera claimed that the tax he paid in December had increased six-seven fold.

AMLC freezes assets of community doctor, ‘terror group’
Castro, who was arrested last year in her home in San Juan City, has helped in setting up community health centers in Mindanao. She has been red-tagged for her human rights advocacy and for her alleged active role in attaining the mission of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front. David added that the AMLC also issued Resolution No. TF-64 imposing a freeze order on the property and assets of the Al-Khobar group that was designated as a terrorist organization by the ATC through Resolution No. 36.

Cops in 'brutality' row after tasering fishmonger
Two Italian police face a brutality row after tasering and incapacitating an Abruzzo fishmonger and allegedly pushing his wife to the ground after he left his car parked in a no parking zone. The incident happened in the centre of Vasto when the two agents allegedly grappled with the couple and immobilised the fishmonger using allegedly overly heavy handed tactics.

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party regains national momentum
Nationally, the Freedom Party’s growth is even more pronounced. The party has led national polls since this fall, averaging around 27% in most surveys ahead of the center-left Social Democrats with around 25% and the People’s Party at around 21%.

Mould complaints in England’s social housing double over two years
The number of social housing tenants in England complaining of damp and leaks is on course to more than double in the two years since a child died after living in a rented flat with chronic mould. However, less than half of landlords are estimated to have introduced policies to tackle the problem and some are still blaming tenants’ lifestyles, the housing ombudsman said.

French unions set new pension strike dates
Unions are calling on workers to stage another walkout on February 7 and 11 against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to increase the pension retirement age from 62 up to 64. According to the main French trade unions, more than 2.5 million people joined the demonstrations across France on Tuesday — even larger than the turnout on the first day of action on January 19. On Tuesday evening, France’s largest union centre, the CGT, announced its intention to continue strikes at refineries on February 6, 7 and 8, which could lead to production stoppages at some sites, TotalEnergies co-ordinator Eric Sellini said.
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Seriously why do MMO RPGs still exist at this point

They’re not profitable
They’re not good no none of them are fun at all especially not in comparison to single player coop games
And they’re also outdated mechanically and literally considering how old the genre is

Outside of how fucking retarded companies like nexon, blizzard, Amazon, and BioWare are there’s legitimate reasons for why this genre seriously should’ve went the way of club penguin at this point and it’s that MMOs have stayed functionally the same since EverQuest 2 was a thing. I mean the closest thing you have to a “modern” level example of these games is new world because it has collisions and basic as shit combat mechanics you’d see in action games from over a decade ago, rather than the lazily shoehorned tab target spam keys to win nonsense you’d have fun with on your dads shitty probably broken janky as shit pc you’d use in your kid years and those aspects of that game are still badly implemented and complained about to this day

There’s no fucking hope for these games even the technically popular MMOs like WoW and ff14 struggle to maintain server counts that aren’t community servers(or the fact that some of their servers are shutting down completely) and any attempt at a revolutionary change that’ll bring what’s seen everywhere else in gaming to the mmo seen in Asian countries is laughably bad or insidiously implemented with layers and layers of microtransactions like BDO. I don’t get why there’s still whales for these trash games when there’s so much else to play you could be having fun with that don’t require an entire communities worth of people to pair up with(ignoring how most people that played these games have already moved on to other aspects of their lives)

I don’t understand this at all at how long they’ve lives
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Is there a chance it will be good?
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Israel-Palestine escalation

Very real chance of things going off tomorrow as the IDF raided Jenin this morning and killed 10 people and injured double that after firing an anti-tank missile into a building. PA has rescinded security cooperation (https://twitter.com/MairavZ/status/1618649365534621696), which has been in place since Oslo in the 1990s. Tomorrow is also a friday which means rallies after mosque prayers, probably including a strike (they had one today but it appears there was little catch-on due to the fact the raid was this morning).

Further context: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-raid-jenin-killed-wound-several-others
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三体问题 2012


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/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
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Ĉu iu ajn tie ĉi parolas la internacian lingvon?
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Ђо Сириллиш ис дигитални ин ћа бигиннинг, онс ју гет ћа ханг оф ит, ит бекомс реалли ииси
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From Democracy to Socialism

Has any democratic state ever preceded a socialist state?

-in this context, we're including any 'representative democracy', regardless if you consider it to be truly a democracy
-a socialist state will be any state where socialists effectively had control, regardless of how long or whether they achieved any form of socialism

While substantial anarchist/socialist territories such as Municipios Autónomos Rebeldes Zapatistas are generally not considered sovereign states, it's fine to discuss them here.
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Can someone explain what he meant by this?

>Get down to business, all of you! You will have capitalists beside you, including foreign capitalists, concessionaires and leaseholders. They will squeeze profits out of you amounting to hundreds per cent; they will enrich themselves, operating alongside of you. Let them. Meanwhile you will learn from them the business of running the economy, and only when you do that will you be able to build up a communist republic. Since we must necessarily learn quickly, any slackness in this respect is a serious crime. And we must undergo this training, this severe, stern and sometimes even cruel training, because we have no other way out.
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بما ان الناس هنا لا يمكنهم المشاركة في محادثات الا مع مجموعة فرعية صغيرة فقط من المتصفحين الاخرين كليين ، أتوقع ان المناقشات في هذه البورد ستكون متقطعة وبطيئة للغاية.
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Snap point turning

I was goofing off with oblivion ds2 Skyrim and some other older games and after watching maulers video on ds2 as a game I realized snap point turning a bug that existed was ds2 was actually extremely common to find in a shitload of older games in general including gta. Snap pointturning to someone unfamiliar with this concept is the instance where a 3d game has restricted areas a character can actually turn in relative to the cameras angle ingame that ultimately make moving that character visibly infuriating to pull off and janky

What I want to understand is why this particular bug even exists or why it ever did considering how easy something like this should be to fix or work around
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Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days.
Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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US cops are fucking shit and as their healthcare

>be some random civilian
>gets shot by the cops for no fucking reason
>gets sent to the hospital
>Umm sir this will cost 34857435823823 dollars
>cant afford healthcare because piggies control the government
fuck you porky cunts and your police crew
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individualism and collectivism

its normal for people to be empathetic and collectivistic and be greedy and individualistic too. society cannot achieve with both collectivism sticks and creates societies and individualism can breed any sort of opportunities and chaos and with chaos forces us to adapt and progress in order to escape chaos
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How was Leninist Russia or Maotist China any different from slave societies of antiquity? You were forced to work as a slaves or you end up in gulag or being shot.
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Alternatives to labor vouchers

What exactly is the alternative to labor vouchers for communism? Assuming we are doing "real communism" not partial socialism with commodity production. I mean a fully communist society - there are some leftcoms and others who criticize the labor voucher model, but the only alternative I can see is a quasi form of "barracks communism" or monastic communism where all consumption is planned in advance.

In practice this would be a bit like a cross between a military and a college campus, where single people lived in dorms/barracks, probably larger flats/apartments for families, or houses depending on the model of urban planning/development, and just as in the military the clothes they have uniforms, the selection of clothes would probably be more limited and utilitarian like a mechanic or blue collar worker's coverall (or boiler suit/jumpsuit/overall/dungaree).

All meals ingredients could be planned in advance and served at a meal hall, buffet style like the cafeteria in a military or campus setting, with containers for people to take away if they wanted. Basically it would be like the whole society was enlisted in the military, but the military did everything including organizing industrial production and agriculture.

If you know the amount of people that live in a society its possible to produce enough goods or services to serve those people, however it wouldn't result in a great deal of choice. The only reason the USSR couldn't do this is because there was a currency system (rubles) combined with political pressure to keep the prices of certain staples and essentials low, which resulted in shortages. This however didn't really impact the actual caloric intake of soviet citizens (at least after 1950 or so), just meant that people had to wait in a queue/line or wait years to get "luxury" goods like cars.

A planned-in-advance economy his is indeed possible, and would indeed abolish commodity production without the use of labor vouchers, however it would be a pretty radical shift in lifestyle from the present day.

Labour vouchers would allow more consumer choice, as opposed to the limited choice people have at a cafeteria or something.
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Esoteric Hitlerism General: All Fascists Are Still Pedos

This is the thread dedicated to researching, discussing, exploring, and laughing at, that element of the far right which we have come to term "esoteric hitlerist" but more broadly a thread for documenting the extreme right.

To sum up, as it says in the title, this entire strand of thought is more or less an intelligence operation carried out mostly by pedophiles, with a strong satanic/ esoteric influence. On top of this, there are several interesting connections to these operations and operatives and Zionism.

The purpose of these operations, as are the purpose of all CIA operations, is to suppress and destroy the real movement that abolishes the present state of things, the mass movement of organised workers, the socialist and communist movement.

What follows is a series of links, references and thoughts which document this feature of capitalist hegemony.

Link to last thread archive:


the one before:


the one before that:

https://bunkerchan.net/leftypol/res/702127.html (oh fuck this archive is dead now, how can we get it back? )
[mod edit: https://web.archive.org/web/20210124080840/https://bunkerchan.net/leftypol/res/702127.html ]

The thread from which it was born:

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Are Marxist-Leninists the new left-communists?

Hear me out. The Soviet Union classified two different kinds of socialist republics: the soviet socialist republic, and the people's republics of East Asia and Eastern Europe. The difference was, from what I understand, that the leading party in the PR's were People's or Unified Fronts, while the SSR had the Communist Party.

But then the Soviet Union fell due to many factors one of which was this stalling bureaucracy that arose in the CP as Trotsky correctly points out.

But then also, the same thing plagued the PR's except for the East Asian ones… what was the difference?

Both China and Vietnam have shown that a transition towards a market economy was the correct move. This probably was in partial due to the fact that after the catastrophic Cultural Revolution and Gang of Four's rule, Xiaoping correctly noticed that the lack of capitalists is not giving the proper base for developing socialism. Having said at one of his speeches in 1992:

"Get down to business, all of you! You will have capitalists beside you, including foreign capitalists, concessionaires and leaseholders. They will squeeze profits out of you amounting to hundreds per cent; they will enrich themselves, operating alongside of you. Let them. Meanwhile you will learn from them the business of running the economy, and only when you do that will you be able to build up a communist republic. Since we must necessarily learn quickly, any slackness in this respect is a serious crime. And we must undergo this training, this severe, stern and sometimes even cruel training, because we have no other way out."

They allowed capitalists in the United Front because they needed them. They realize that capitalism must be overcome (Aufheben) and not destroyed like the Soviets tried.

So therefore, if the newest and now historically proven correct path is the Marxist-Leninist-Deng Xiaoping Theory, why are there still so-called Marxist-Leninists praising the Soviet model around? It is complete naivety and frankly sabotage.
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Books on worker strikes

What are the best books that give a historical look of how worker strikes are organized?
I need some directions and strategies to possibly organize my colleagues.
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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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Tester pembuatan thread yaa, dari tadi gak bisa terus soalnya
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In the USA: Shorter prison sentences with organ donation

According to the legislative initiative, prisoners could shorten their sentences by donating their organs. In the United States, prisoners in Massachusetts may soon be able to shorten their prison sentences by donating their organs or bone marrow, if a legislative initiative in the state passes.

Behind the bill are Carlos Gonzalez and Judith Garcia, who represent the Democratic Party in the state Congress.

The purpose of the law is to start an organ donation program in state prisons. The program would offer prisoners the opportunity to shorten their prison sentence by at least two months, but at most by a year. The program would be overseen by a five-member committee whose task would be to decide on eligibility requirements and how much of the sentence could be cut with donated organs or bone marrow.

According to Judith Garcia, another initiator of the bill, the law would restore to prisoners their "bodily autonomy" by giving them the opportunity to donate organs and bone marrow.

According to him, the decision to extradite prisoners would be taken into account by shortening prison sentences.

However, not everyone is convinced that the law works. Many fear that in the name of the program, prisoners in a vulnerable position would be "preyed" and would donate their organs in order to shorten their sentences.

Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts further points out that black and brown people are unfairly disadvantaged in many ways. Although they are not as easily accepted as recipients of donated organs as whites, the service does not believe this law will solve this "serious problem".

It sees numerous ethical dilemmas in the program.

- We are concerned about the possibility that prisoners will be forced (to donate organs), as well as the impact of insufficient healthcare in prisons, says Jesse White, who heads the service.
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Was the Cultural Revolution a good thing?

I see lots of marxists from very different sects having conflicting views about it. Was it a positive for communism in China? Should it be replicated elsewhere?
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/canleft/ - Canadian Leftism/Politics General

Financial Grindset General =)
Moulinet Financier Général =)

Anyone happen to know a good area in Ontario to find a manufacturing job easily? Tired of lumpen hell tbh.
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/leftypol/ Fighting Game

Expanding on this idea

Post ideas for characters, moves, stages, mechanics, etc for a fighting game starring political ideology catgirls or other characters from /leftypol/ lore.
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Communism and Porn

Seen quite a few Mangaka sharing this around regarding the Japanese Communist Party adopting a severe policy on just straight up banning all porn.

What's the general consensus regarding communism and porn?
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Fixed territorial administration for the Soviet Union

This would've prevented the disintegration of the country. Federations (particularly, federations trying to split the country apart based on ethnic and/or cultural grounds) are dumb as shit, they only exacerbate the problem they are trying to fix. When I look at the map of federations around the world, I see at least half of them collapsing in the future, or being at risk of collapsing.

This thread is primarily focused on the USSR but it's against self-determination in general, which is probably the most atrocious and harmful concepts devised by Marxists. Self-determination also technically does not exist, what exists is co-determination. The Albanian Kosovars didn't self-determine themselves to be a sovereign state, they were co-determined by the US.

Basically the Chinese got it right. Their model is the only one sustainable for multicultural societies (especially societies that had antagonistic relations between each culture/nation in the past). Now I'm not putting all the blame on the Bolsheviks, they were literally building something from scratch, experimenting with something new that had never happened before in history, but for the communists of the near-future, now you know to not make the same mistake.
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filo italiano per gli italofoni di tutto il mondo.
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¿/🃏/ = (*+😺) ✅?
😺 ≠ 🇬🇧.
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Orientalism Rant

I hate the "oriental decadence" trope so much. Whether its whignats online saying shit like "temple prostitution is asiatic degeneracy and not indo-EVROPEAN traditions" or liberals saying shit like West freedumb enlightenment good East schytian hydraulic despotism.

Of course, just ignore the fact that temple child prostitution was widespread among indo aryan groups in the Mediterranean and India, that Europe spawned some of the world's most horrible fashoid regimes in the last century, things like the Hammurabi code,etc fucking hate Westoids so much whites are worse we wuzers than Hoteps
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Right wing podcasts

Why are right wing and conservative podcasts so popular on youtube and other social media? its like I cant swing a dead cat without seeing some rando channel I've never heard of that has millions of subscribers and hundreds of thousands of views.
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Welcome to /roulette/!

Welcome to /roulette/, leftypol's roulette board! This board will be used for testing out new board ideas. The guidelines are as follows:

- The countdown will begin as soon as the board is added to the announcement bar and will last for one month.
- After a month, if the board has garnered enough posts on that month's topic, it will be made into a new board (barring any legitimate objections by the moderation team) and the threads will be moved there. Off-topic and spam posts will not count. Board ideas that do not meet this requirement will be shelved, with the possibility of being revisited later.
- New board ideas can be suggested in the /meta/ thread for /roulette/.

This month's board topic is: /babel/ - Languages, creoles and dialects
­Last month's board topic /spoox/ - Paranormal, horror and the occult.

- /babel/ is a board for discussing anything without English!
- You can discuss anything but English is prohibited.
- Brief comments can be made in English as long as it is spoilered
- General rules of the site apply, see : https://leftypol.org/rules.html
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/ukraine videos/ - Revived edition

Decided to revive the Ukraine videos series to post all SMO footage as the current thread is cyclical. Save them before it gets zonked!!!
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Como estas amigos? Ustedes pueden leer espanol, o estan aprendiendo?
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OC Thread 14.0

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

previous thread: >>1015618

>This is the place where you can find all /leftypol/ memes n' shit:

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Recent France News

French strikes: fizzle or sizzle?

Based News Anon reports: (Thursday)
More than 1m march in France amid strikes over plan to raise retirement age
>More than 1 million people have taken part in demonstrations across France as transport, schools and refineries were hit by strikes in protest at Emmanuel Macron’s unpopular plans to raise the retirement age by two years to 64. The interior ministry said 1.12 million people protested nationwide on Thursday, with 80,000 taking part in the biggest rally in Paris. Trade unions said the figure was even higher. Police made arrests on the edges of the march in central Paris amid clashes with officers in the early afternoon. Police said 15 people were arrested before the Paris march and 15 during it, for offences such as carrying illegal weapons or throwing projectiles. Shopkeepers around the Place de la République boarded up windows and shopfronts after the authorities warned of a possibility of vandalism after the marches or black bloc-style tactics.

i leave for two days and this happens
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Give me one reason to support china

China has markets, isn't socialist, let alone communist, they're just LARPing as gommie because thats how they stay in power. We've had east asian posters here who admit viet/china aint gommie and its actually just nationalism. So if you're going to be a nationalist for a capitalist country, why not be nationalist for your own? Is there any fucking reason besides reflexive self loathing, contrarianism and aesthetics that I should become a weirdo dengist and support China over my own nation?
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How do you dissuade a well meaning person from believing in far right conspiracies? Assume said person is capable of being delusional and over-talking you.
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Denpa music thread

Denpa(電波) is a Japanese subculture characterized by bizarre and eerie themes. It originally began as a derogative term for mentally deranged behavior, but over the 1990s was adapted by otaku into their culture. In part, through artistic expression within manga, anime and visual novels, and also separately as a genre of cute and quirky music.

More information:

Denpa blogs:

Music downloads:

Denpa song bot:
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Physicists using Python

Why do physicists use Python so much and prefer it to most other languages? Is there something special about Python in physics/biology/science in general that makes it better for scientists?
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Iranian drone factories are being hit with missiles. Probably fired by Israel. Could be the expansion of the NATO-Russia war.

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What do programmers actually do at their jobs?
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Drop those PDF's or else
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Rage bait

I don’t get it or wtf is wrong with the people that fall for this shit, I didn’t watch any gameplay or play forspoken, I didn’t watch Velma or care for it, i didn’t watch or play back 4 blood all for the same fucking reasons. I don’t care or want to play them cause I don’t find them interesting but why tf are there so many retards buying these dumbass games or shows whatever they fucking hate and advertising about how much they dislike them, not in the sense that you’d advertise that hate out of passion for the IP I mean literally just buying the fucking thing to bitch and complain about it. Wtf is the point
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Why evangelicals are so schizo

Bible reading and conspiracies: Why evangelicals are so schizo

The US-evangelical propensity for conspiracies is well known, most notably in recent history, the ‘Qanon’ and election denial conspiracies in the late 2010s and early 2020s. It has also been commented on before about why certain ways in which evangelicals read the bible dovetail into reading online conspiracy theories (e.g. Q drops on 4chan). To do this we have to examine the actual details of how Evangelicals read the bible.

>What does occupy the evangelical mind are getting into the Word through daily devotions and a daily quiet time (personal Bible reading), Bible study (attending weekly group meetings), and preaching the Word (attending a church where the Bible is taught). All three activities are premised on a plain reading of a biblical text. Evangelicals believe that the scriptures are inspired by God and provide believers an inerrant “manual for living.” Thus, the chief aim of evangelical Bible study is making applications to personal concerns of the moment.

<So long as chapter and verse are cited, applications are seen as valid appropriations of biblical authority. Nor are applications constrained by the original historical meaning intended by the author since the Bible is viewed as God’s Word for all times and all cultures.
>Taking the Bible literally thus equates to a plain reading of the text; inquiring into its literary provenance or structure, on the other hand, would hinder its accessibility and relevance. Because the Bible is regarded by evangelicals as self-authenticating and thus the best interpreter of itself, teaching and preaching typically devolve either into narrative preaching that cites a proof text and then illustrates it through a series of stories, or into expository preaching that often relies on word studies or picking out keywords in the text and then reciting other Bible verses where the same word appears.

The desire to render the bible as a source of transhistorical, inerrant truth leads to the rejection of analysis of the bible in terms of a historical-empirical, or logical context, and therefore focuses on the application of bible verses to personal (and at times political) issues. The ability to practice this apophenic, acontextual (but textually literate) form of freewheeling, politically applicative pseudo-analysis, is a source of pastoral and spiritual authority in Evangelical churches. This is seen as evidence of both hermeneutic mastery of the bible and the correctness of the pastor’s stance. This also leads to a suspicion of both the activity of the ‘intellectualizing’(i.e. historical, empirical, or logical analysis) and the intellectuals who perform said activities. This suspicion is then extended to non religious areas of life, such as politics. It’s also easy to see the similarities between evangelical bible reading and evangelical reading of, for example, Q drops, despite the fact that ‘Q’ has been proven wrong time and time again. Messages which are at times, quite ambiguous and cryptic, are applied by the interpreters of Q to various political events and conspiracies, in effect treating Q drops as co-equal to scripture.

TLDR: There is no point to analyzing the bible in its historical context or to see if it is logically consistent, if you already believe it is the inerrant word of God which is equally true for all times and places. If that’s the case, so the only thing left to do is to “apply” the literal and plain meaning of the words to current situations. Since internal logical consistency is not a factor, this takes the form of trying to map words and concepts from the bible onto whatever the speaker/writer feels like.
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French Protests

Thought it'd be good to have a thread on the current French protests..
Anyone know what's going on with these? Have only seen passing coverage, but it seems like a half million Frenchmen are striking. Is this the real shit, the start of the real shit or just another western political fizzler? Discuss.
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Sverigetråden - /roulette/ upplagan

med plutonium får vi dansken på knä!
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where are the proletarian leaders????

Marx: Bourgeois failson of a lawyer who owned vineyards
Engels: Bourgeois son of a facotry owner
Rosa Luxemberg: Bourgeois granddaughter of a timber magnate
Karl Liebknecht: Grandson of bourgeois public official
Wilhelm Liebknecht: son of bourgeois public official
Lenin: Prosperous Peasant
Stalin: Poor Peasant
Ceaucescu: Poor Peasant
Mao: Prosperous Peasant
Pol Pot: Prosperous Peasant
Chairman Gonzalo: son of a well-off merchant
Sankara: Military
Gaddafi: Military
Chen Duxiu (co-founder of the CPC): son of wealthy Qing officials
Li Dazhao (co-founder of the CPC): poor peasant
Kim Il Sung: Peasant
Ho Chi Minh: Peasant
Charles Emil Ruthenberg (founder of CPUSA): PROLETARIAT!!!!! SON OF A LONGESHOREMAN!!!! WORKED IN A BOOKSTORE!!!!

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meme templates

post meme templates and objects with transparent backgrounds, etc. for our OC makers to use.
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/Elder scrolls 6/poll

Where would you like Elder Scrolls 6 to take place and what would you like to see in it ?
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Welp edition
Live Updates: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Global Tracker: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
The mod team asks you to please limit all covid discourse outside the mainstream media (vaccine skepticism, mask non-compliance, etc..) to this thread
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The axis of resistance is the target

This declared war has greater dimensions than Ukraine, and its goal is to qualify Russia to lead the world and to lead the axis of resistance and to rehabilitate Putin, who has a black history of seizing power, liquidating his opponents, violating the rights of the Russians, and trading power with Medvedev for decades, qualifying him to lead the axis of resistance. Which includes Iran, the Islamic resistance, the Palestinian and the Yemeni as well.. This is how the West hopes that Putin will become qualified to lead the peoples with the right judges. And to reproduce the old polarization with the Soviet Union, which was somewhat comfortable and did not threaten Israel in terms of existence as the resistance threatens Israel. If this situation indicates anything, it indicates that the real conflict exists, even if it is not visible, between Russia and the axis of resistance over the leadership of the peoples, and not between the United States and Russia. Putin is a creation of the West, not a representative of the Russian people. And now his view of Dugin has entered the line, and the goal of assassinating his daughter may be to float his Eurasian project, which is the new incubator of Israel.
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Sekiro is one of the only arpgs that got blocking right

The purpose of blocking in most fighting games is to give players a defensive option so they aren’t discouraged from disengaging from conflict for the sake of trying to avoid an attack. In most aroma or just action games in general this basic concept of attacking is often overlooked and what ends up happening is blocking as a mechanic becomes completely useless which results in players running around waiting for bosses or enemies to throw out some basically unpunishable attack first and then decide to do anything after waiting for several seconds for the enemy to finish their trillion hit combo or whatever.

From softwares souls games and square enixs usage of kingdom hearts is notorious for this bs and their games end up becoming the passive garbage ever with the player essentially running away and spamming safe moves until they’re in a position where blocking is useful again and suddenly the games fun

This is probably why people consider sekiro to have good combat due to its parry system that actively rewards not just staying in conflict but also just being really good at defensive play without relying on disengaging and jumping back in only when the enemy throws out something completely stupid. Just something to think about knowing how many more of these games could be so much more fun if this one basic aspect of design was considered and handled with more care
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Roulette's new theme for Feburary

Roulette is /babel/ now. The theme is No English allowed. Use it to talk about language, dialects and creoles.

/spoox/ threads were archived, but you can always start your own thread about paranormal stuff in Siberia or hobby.

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Nuremberg indicts Germans for Katyn

Suck it up, revisionists


>In September 1941, 11,000 Polish officers who were prisoners of war were killed in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk.

Indictment contains full account of German atrocities for which Nuremberg judged Germans. Final sentence contains only EXAMPLES of atrocities, not the full list; sentence doesn't contain many other things - yet nobody claims that the lack of those crimes in the sentence means that Germans didn't commit those crimes

Katyn was done by Germans, and Nuremberg has said so. If you disagree, if you insist that Soviets did Katyn, you are denying Holocaust, Nuremberg, and are whitewashing Nazi crimes. Stop being retarded, please.
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Política de Perú.

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

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

no quería postear en el hilo del namefag 🤮

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

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

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

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

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

Boluarte too criticized the move. “I reject Pedro Castillo’s decision to perpetrate the breakdown of the constitutional order with the closure of Congress,” Boluarte wrote on Twitter. “It is a coup that aggravates the political and institutional crisis that Peruvian society will have to overcome with strict adherence to the law.”
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If you had to choose, would you pick the og German nazbols of the 1930s or the Russian nazbols of the 1990s? Do you believe one was more commited to socialism than the other?
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Why do some leftists like NEETcha?

Everything I've seen of his pop up isn't very inspiring or even that enlightening. It's nearly poetry in waxing romantically about how everyone is dumb and we need a new aristocracy. That's my impression but I haven't read anything of his directly (why would I want to?). I know the Nazis found a lot of inspiration in his writings.

So why is there a movement to treat him like a valuable philosopher with important things to say? What are those universities teaching the youth? He gives me the same vibes as Heidegger but worse. Even though Heidegger was a literal Nazi his philosophy is shrouded under phenomenology. I find his popularity sus too though.
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Fiction Reading

Hello everyone, I want to make a topic about books, but, ones that are too trashy for /edu/. Talk about books, request books, et cetera.

Well, I'll start off the thread by asking for recommendations for 'optimistic sci-fi' where humans and aliens get along (relatively speaking) and accomplish things. Bonus points if there's first contact involved, extra bonus points if there's interspecies romance. Mee-yow. I've already read a lot of books like this but I can't get enough. Thanks everyone.
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Socialism in one person, self improvement via planning

I thought we should have a thread where by we utilize our understanding of Marxism and 5 year plans to create a system for planning and development in our own lives.
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Been thinking about the personal experiences that would be involved in the process of revolution and have decided the following:

If I can't Rave at your revolution, I don't want to be a part of it.

That is all.
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what could be

the people's res * pvblica of Cascadia would be the most based thing to happen

(also western US/Canada independence thread)
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getting organized

how are you supposed to get organized irl? do you just look online for meetings/protests or whatever? i live in a deep red (in the bad way) county so im not expecting to be able to meet with other socialists without driving a decent way.
any tips/advice appreciated desu
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Yesterday, the italian economist Luigi Pasinetti died. May he rest in peace.

Luigi L. Pasinetti (12 September 1930 – 31 January 2023) was an Italian economist of the post-Keynesian school. Pasinetti was considered the heir of the "Cambridge Keynesians" and a student of Piero Sraffa and Richard Kahn. Along with them, as well as Joan Robinson, he was one of the prominent members on the "Cambridge, UK" side of the Cambridge capital controversy. His contributions to economics include developing the analytical foundations of neo-Ricardian economics, including the theory of value and distribution, as well as work in the line of Kaldorian theory of growth and income distribution. He also developed the theory of structural change and economic growth, structural economic dynamics and uneven sectoral development.

What are your thoughts on Pasinetti's contributions to economics?
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Vatican II

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

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

Not to mention, how did all the alleged commie priests in the US fly under the radar of the FBI during McCarthyism?
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/cybersoc/ - Cybernetic socialism

This thread is for the discussion of cybersocialism, the planning of the socialist economy by computerized means, including discussions of related topics and creators. Drama belongs in /isg/

Towards a New Socialism by Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell: http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/
Brain of the Firm by Stafford Beer
Cybernetic Revolutionaries by Eden Medina
Cybernetics: Or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine and The Human Use of Human Beings (1st edition) by Norbert Wiener
Economic cybernetics by Nikolay Veduta
People's Republic of Walmart by Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski
Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
Economics in kind, Total socialisation and A system of socialisation by Otto Neurath (Incommensurability, Ecology, and Planning: Neurath in the Socialist Calculation Debate by Thomas Uebel provides a summary)

Active writers/creators
Sorted by last name
>Paul Cockshott
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ)
https://twitter.com/PaulCockshott (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/PaulCockshott)
>Cibcom (Spanish)
https://twitter.com/cibcomorg (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/cibcomorg)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCav9ad3TMuhiWV6yP5t2IpA (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCav9ad3TMuhiWV6yP5t2IpA)
>Tomas Härdin
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fDgA_eHleDiTLC5qb5g8w (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UC5fDgA_eHleDiTLC5qb5g8w)
>Victor Magariño
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJwfW0R3Lv486AjwUWxIYw (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCJJwfW0R3Lv486AjwUWxIYw)
https://twitter.com/Victormagajr (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/Victormagajr)
>Elena Veduta
Various videos on YouTube but no channel of her own
>Dave Zachariah
One video on Paul Cockshott's channel

>General Intellect Unit
Podcast of the Cybernetic Marxists

Previous threads in chronological order
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Petit bouj/libertarian hate thread

Lets hate on/debunk libertarian talking points
>Muh we need lower taxation for the market to grow
>Muh i take the risks
>Muh evil public services
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This Is Serious Mum

Based TISM poster coming through.eurekaEureka
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Communists are running out of time to deal with how AI is handled

There is something communists are not talking about that will be a serious event who knows for better or for worse.

In May 2022 the company Deep Mind released an AI that can do hundreds of tasks rather than one task and it was really just a prototype not using too much hardware.



In July 2022 the company quietly announced they were "massively scaling it up"


Whispers in AI circles are starting to suggest this scaled up version will be released this year and instead of learning hundreds of tasks separately it will be able to take the knowledge it learns from one task and apply it to another task. Whist AI will still have limitations I think we are about to enter an era where AI gets grows better at a compounding rate when it comes to having general intelligence the same way a human or animal thinks generally. We are not far off AI being smarter than humans and being able to radically change the world.

What should communists be doing to ensure this radical change leads to something akin to utopia instead of dystopia?

We are running out of time.
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Reading General

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

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

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

Common Right Wing Talking Points Debunks

Check out the /edu/ thread at

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

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

Absolute Beginners Tier:

'Principles of Communism' by Friedrich Engels

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

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

Marx and Engels Reading List

Tier 1:

'Manifesto of the Communist Party'

'Critique of the Gotha Programme'

'Socialism: Utopian and Scientific'

Tier 2:

'Wage Labour and Capital'

'Value, Price and Profit'

'Theses on Feuerback'

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

Tier 3:

'Capital vol.1'

Lenin Reading List - By Moo (aka Zizekposter)

Lenin Essentials:

'State and Revolution'

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

'Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism'

Petit Bourgeois Philistine Tier:

'What is to be done'

'The Proletarian Revolution and Renegade Kautsky'

'Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution'

ADHD Tier:

'Socialism and Religion'

'Zizek's Introduction to Revolution at the Gates'

'Revolutionary Adventurism'

MLM Reading List


Why MLM?

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Basic Course

'Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain'


'On Practice & Contradiction'

'On Guerrilla Warfare'

'On Protracted War'


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

'Red Star Over China' - Edgar Snow

'The Unknown Cultural Revolution' - Dongpin Han


Interview With Chairman Gonzalo

General line of the PCP

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


Operation “Green Hunt” in India

Eight Historic Documents (AZAD)

'Urban Perspective'


Araling Aktibista - Activist Study ARAK

'Stand for Socialism Against Modern Revisionism'

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

Political Economy:

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

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

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

Leftcom Reading Lists

r/marxism101's reading list:

r/bruhinternational's reading list:


'The Democratic Principle'

'Proletarian Dictatorship and Class Party'

'The Spirit of Horsepower'

'Report on Fascism'


'The Lyons Theses'

'Theory and Action in Marxist Doctrine'

'Dialogue with Stalin'


'World Revolution and Communist Tactics'

'Party and Class'

Herman Gorter:

'Open Letter to Comrade Lenin'

'The World Revolution'

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

'The Next Revolution'

'Urbanization Without Cities'

'The 3rd Revolution'

'The Ecology of Freedom'

Links to Resources and Libraries:

More Marx and Engels:


Other Selected Marxists:

Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres:

Many important books can be found on libgen:

Libcom has some good books/documents:

Other links:

Various assortment of historical and biographical works:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marx & Engels Collected Works (900+ MB, 50 files)
The official, complete works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels organized in 50 volumes and 3 categories.
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i got bored so i decided to look up the synopsises for both atlas shrugged and fountainhead. while i expected both to be some anti-communist, pro capitalist representation of ayn rand's philosphy… most of what was described seemed to be petty squabbling between the characters? are the books actually like this? is it worth reading to see how bad the actual writing is?
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Tabletop Games / Traditional Games
Wargames, Roleplaying Games, Board Games, Card Games, Drinking Games, and so on and so on.
What are you playing/running/home-brewing? What do you have to recommend or criticize?
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/ck/ -- everything cooking related

Onyo edition