2022 Olympics thread!Thread revolves around the 2022 Olympics! What do you guys think about the Games? What do you guys think of the boycott? Would this game gross high on tickets? Would this game be a time when China flexes its new stuff to the world? Would this game invite huge protests (particularly in the Western world)? Would this game Would this game be a safe one, or would it be a super-spreader event? Would you like to buy its merch, or wouldn't you?
Bordiga and Fascism-DemocracyCan some anon explain me what's the deal with bordiga and fascism? Why did he call Stalin an crypto-bourgeoisie while had call Hitler and Mussolini proletariat-revolutionaires?
Black Hammer and Petty-Bourgeois RadicalismWhy does this sort of shit keep happening to the PSL?
Brownshart and Lolbert OrgsI've seen a lot of threads about various socialist organizations, but what about some analysis of "right wing" organizations? What is the state of them? Are they dying or thriving from the problems of capitalism and of the rainbow capitalist neo-liberalism culture shock? Are they even more toothless than socialist orgs, just militia LARPing and masturbation? Or have they managed to have more societal influence or impact?
/prc/ - People's Republic of China generalA general thread for all China related discussion.
New AtheismEuropeans and Asians, and even Canadians will never understand how absolutely christcucked America is EVEN TODAY. EVEN NOW, the average american, according to polls is more religious than the average IRANIAN. yes, you heard me right. The average burger is more religious than an average citizen of a theocratic republic, and the literal only thing stopping it from having been a theocracy long ago was that secularism was built right into the constitution and a bunch of civil rights/free speech litigation by atheists in the late 20th century.
How Would an Anarchist Military Function?How would an Anarchist society raise an army, supply the army, and conduct military action, without creating a State in the process? I've read some pieces on the topic, and of the answers that display a meaningful understanding of the necessities of war, they always result in describing something that is a strict, hierarchical chain of command.
Undervaluing of women on leftypolFrom breadtube to leftypol, we concentrate way too much on "deradicalizing/converting" young edgy borderline incel or economically downwardly mobile men. Many of whom are literal teenagers who have no idea of economics because they don't support themselves yet.
Apolitical retardsHow do you deal with radically apolitical people? Since these people are ignorant of social/economic/political aspect of any issue, they basically boil down everything down to culture and then boil down culture to biology.
Pigs and CriminalsWhat do we do about the PQ (police question) and the CQ (criminal question)? What is the proper stance on policing and crime of a leftist in a capitalist society, and what would policing look like, if anything, under socialism/communism?
animalspost some animals
PlatypusI was gonna write a long pseud screed on identity, but actually, I just want to know: has anyone here ever heard of the "Platypus Affiliated Society" what do you think of it? I don't really want to explain it, because I can't, and also because I want the opinions of people that have actually engaged with it, and not a bunch of people who decided its bad because of some sectarian thing they read on Wikipedia. If you've never heard of it, please politely just ignore this.
/mlm/ - Maoism GeneralWhile there are surely some people interested in Maoism on /leftypol/, the tendency has no noticeable presence here. From my observation Maoism has been gaining traction in socialist communities online recently. Though the ideology's influence is still relatively small, I'm optimistic that we're witnessing the earlier stages of Maoists winning leadership in the movements of the working class which will result in the reconstitution of Communist Parties guided by MLM. I started this thread to spur investigation and discussion amongst potential comrades.
On the Leftcom MexicanWho have we encountered several moments ago? Someone with a left communist flag just appeared in the "Macron lost control of the state", sperging out anti-vaccine theories, claiming that it's too bourgeois. Is he a /pol/ poster? Is he a visitor, Or is he a /pol/ RECRUIT seeking approval from communists so that the far-left becomes far right with leftist characteristics?
Dare I say... Based DSA?The DSA is planning to adopt an official political platform document at its (online) national convention this week. I just read their draft platform / program and was very pleasantly surprised, there are some seriously radical demands in there (emphasis mine):
Shoplifting as revolutionary praxisConsider: shoplifting (and reselling the stolen goods) is the purest form of praxis that material conditions in the west allow.
I find russias police force interestingRussia is simultaneously one of the most violent and over policed countries on the planet, that sounds like an oxymoron yet when one looks into this situation it actually makes alot of sense. The thing about russia is interactions with the police dont end in arrests but often with someone getting flat out killed or severely injured, what ends up happening is actual criminals in russia arent incentivized to carry the mentality of "run from the cops" but rather "kill them" out of a legitimate need to survive, this mentality attracts some of the worst type of criminals you can think of in russia and suddenly your hearing reports of atrocities like the beslan school siege, gun shop and police station raids ending with IED explosions and molotovs everywhere, repeated mass killings in the form of mass shootings bombings and stabbings along with mexican cartel scaled criminal organizations like the illicit trade of guns and alchohals like vodka in the russian mafia. All this violence creates a situation where russias security and military budget needs to be constantly expanding to keep up with the violence and ultimately Russian police squads need to be armed with altyn helmets and tanks to perform tasks like home raids simply out of legitimate fear of getting killed by criminals being that murders against police is a prevalent problem that's been apart of russias history for decades now, especially in the 90s where it's violence was at its worst, all I can say about russias police force is it's a good platform to see what not and should be done when it comes to law enforcement and that there needs to be drastically better methods taken to reduce the violence in russia because if homicide rates increase any further that countries on the risk of mass riots that could leave thousands dead or civil war
Is the US walking down the path that will lead to facism?1: Powerful & Continuing nationalism ?
MACRON HAS LOST CONTROL OF THE STATE!!!The police are now betraying him and siding with the proletariat in the streets
Forgotten leftist badassesPost the achievements of forgotten leftist badasses here. I'll start:
pain>rejected from every university I applied to
/gsg/Just noticed that both the old /gsg/ thread and the hoi 4 threads were full so here's a new thread.
/Larouche/ shitpostingIt is obvious to me that the Neo Aristolean British Venitian Elites have placed their cards in the college institutions. We are dealing with PURE LOBOTOMY. YOU GOT THAT? An entire generation of babbling idiots. We must return to the policies of FDR and GET THE FASCIST BRITISH BANKERS OUT. Biden is clearly a tool of London like a modern-day Benedict Arnold. He is clinically impaired to the point where WE KNOW who is running things. It's the Trilateral Commission. Who funds them? THE ROCKEFELLERS. THE ROCKEFELLERS ARE RUN FROM LONDON! Completely British controlled. SATAN, PURE SATAN.
On the jewish nigger question
A critique on modern game designModern games are boring as shit because the player has no reason to play the game. This sounds retarded but it's true, modern games are designed with an end goal, too many games are either multiplayer minigames or open world games where the world is filled with nothing and you have no sense as to what your supposed to do in those games, what ends up happening is the player either feels as if they're aimlessly moving a character in the game accomplishing quite frankly nothing or have already finished the game like in games like Alex legends or modern warfare and thus have 0 reason to open or play the game again as it's unlikely they'll find anything new or interesting to play. This lack of a purpose is one of the reasons as to why games since the late 2000s started seeing a noticeably declining quality in actual game design despite the fact that graphical technology has improved(of course if your willing to pay thousands just to run new releases at consistent frame rates than it's an improvement) and player dissatisfaction has risen to a point where ancientfags in gaming either have given up on new releases due to fears of wasting their money on a game that's gonna be shit and bug infested day 1. I blame world of warcraft for this trend as they made the belief that you can get players consistently spending on a game without a real purpose, and with it a bunch of new MMOs hoping to copy world of warcrafts success started launching all while making mistakes the developers of WOW had already came over during the 90s and early 2000s, suddenly the open world format would become an increasing normality with franchises like far cry and soon the world of modern gaming began to decay over a reason that could be fixed pretty easily. Oh well
Leftypol and Patriots could merge and that's a good thing>Biden stole the election, whether from Trump or even from Bernie
Do /pol/ypcunts also spy on us while they shitpost?What do /pol/ypcunts usually do here, apart from baiting and shitposting to smear Leftypol or attack this forum so that it would become another /pol/ zombie? Do they spy on us? Do they gather information and send it back to /pol/ so that they would encourage fellow /pol/cunts to attack this board? Or do they wait until we post personal information so that they can dox unlucky anons?
The rate of profit wont affect capitalists at allMost major corporations already have low or 0 profit margins and have been in that situation for decades, they can easily just keep taking out loans from fractional reserve banks or take your tax money directly if they see so when individuals arent paying enough for their shit products, reminder that the pandemic saw massive corporations only get even larger and the big ones just ended up producing masks and sanitational goods to be deemed essential and keep their buissnesses alive while millions of small buissnesses shut down with even more citizens unemployed. In the future cities are only going to grow along with the global urban population, class divide is going to grow further as neoliberals take more and more not just from the environment but from your wallets directly with some situations being so bad that in the modern era citizens of the global south are forced to leave their homes to be granted "developed living conditions" as their home countries are too exploited to properly industrialize and all that talk about a true socialist revolution will fade away and be forgotten as China increasingly liberalizes itself and caves further and further into an imperial state and russia imports more and more migrants and push anti nationalist movements in their media simply to keep expanding their influence
/brg/ Brasil General /brg/Tv Senado 24h Pay-per-view edition
Cyberpunk and the end of the “end of history”Jungle Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm-9dLq6Szs
"Tomboy" has been robbed of its meaning.When I was a wee lad I read Katawa Shoujo and ended up really liking Emi. She hit all the right spots for me personality wise. I finished her route with the impression that she was supposed to be the token tomboy among the main girls. To my astonishment, when I went on the Katawa Shoujo forum I found out that other people did not consider her a tomboy. How? She's the athletic, bold, energetic girl who likes to play rough. Did I not just describe a tomboy? Is it because she doesn't "look" like a tomboy? Ridiculous. It was as if at some point I had been transported to bizarro world where the word tomboy had been hijacked by pathetic fetishists who now tied the word tomboy to physical appearance.
"The older you get the more conservative you become"Yet that doesnt feel like the case as I've gotten older I've only resented capitalism more and more it's been documented that Good working conditions, Embracing rapid technological growth, Increasing population densities and the size of cities along with promoting Full employment are the biggest factors behind the rapid accumulation of material wealth for an economy, all of whom are almost never promoted in capitalist societies like the united states if profit is lost, neoliberal cities like New York city, paris, sao Paulo, tokyo, London etc feel like hell on earth due to the rampant homelessness, crime, corruption, poverty and wealth inequality that occur in those cities, problems that could easily be fixed in a month at most yet keep themselves alive because neoliberal policies keep them alive as it generates profit. Hell most of the "successful" buissnesses like amazon and apple dont even make an actual profit anymore they get their money directly off tax payer money to fulfill government interests but the tax payer is completely alienated from any of the benefits these borderline government institutions bring, this is all happening while technological innovation is actually decelerating in growth if not halting completely like what's going on in Europe while companies like Pfizer and moderna are making billions off scamming people to take a never ending barrage of nonworking vaccines. Whatever the fuck happens to the rich in the near future is anyone's guess but it's not gonna be a pretty site for them as they're causing alot of problems and at this point are viewed by me less like hardworking individuals or at the very least individuals that were smart enough to organize people into doing great things but rather as international thieves and scammers
Offensive LanguageCan y'all please stop saying the word "retard" and calling people "autistic", and "faggots"?
How powerful are US intelligence agencies?Leftists seem to speak of these intelligence agencies as all-knowing, all-powerful entities that can squash any political movement they don't like and overthrow any government they don't like. They also allegedly control all US media outlets (except maybe Grayzone, but they may be controlled by Chinese or Russian intelligence agencies instead) and all US political organizations (including ostensibly socialist orgs like DSA and CPUSA). How much power do these agencies actually have?
/CYBERSOC/Previous thread ( >>210868 ) hit bump limit.
TelevisionLet's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days.
/auspol/ - Australia General IIThread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.
/ASG/ - Anti-Sectarianism generalThere seems to have be a lot sectarianism on this board as of late. I think we should lighten things up by promoting cooperation and harmony between different leftist sects. Let's start saying good things about other sects.
/draw/ Drawing and visual art general №1Post your drawings and studies here.
Marx and Engels’s theory of history: making sense of the race factor>This article argues that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’s theory of history contained racist components. In Marx and Engels’s understanding, racial disparities emerged under the influence of shared natural and social conditions hardening into heredity and of the mixing of blood. They racialized skin-colour groups, ethnicities, nations and social classes, while endowing them with innate superior and inferior character traits. They regarded race as part of humanity’s natural conditions, upon which the production system rested. ‘Races’ endowed with superior qualities would boost economic development and productivity, while the less endowed ones would hold humanity back. Marxist race thinking reflected common Lamarckian and Romantic-Nationalist assumptions of the era
BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD COMING BACK>Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that classic MTV animated series Beavis and Butt-Head will return with creator Mike Judge once again at the helm.
Wikis as Third Way Economic ModelI can’t be the only one to notice that wikipedia and open source software is a mostly effective form of non-market social production. Each contributes according to their ability and takes according to their needs. Similar lessons can be gleaned from open source software projects, in which community production is incentivized not by private profit but by the mutual value derived by generating a quality shared product. Such decentralized or loosely centralized and coordinated production has a proven track record. Notably, these digital productions seem to arise from the negligible marginal cost of creating many fungible instances of a digital product as they can be rapidly copied. It could be that such production processes serve as an alternative to both the capitalist mode and state socialist centralized planning mode, both of which assume a hierarchy of control over the process. Theoretically this mode could eliminate the need for wage labor, do away with the division of labor while socializing the means of production. Could it be that there has been a viable alternative to the capitalist mode of production right under our noses?
Alternative chansPost 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…
am I going insane or am i becoming communistically based?Since Embracing communism as a system im thinking of radically altering my neet hedonist life in favour of..something else.This is NOT a troll post or a /b/ post;its rooted in Praxis.
Why does the far right have more appeal?Why is the far right so much more appealing than the far left to young men in the west despite being more vapid and substanceless?
News 8/2/21CPI (Maoist) Squad Seize Control Of Train Station In Jamui District
Literally why are there still tankies on this boardYour beliefs are built off empire building, a phenomenon that died right after the industrial revolution when people in the new world started realizing conquest and abusing their fellow man for material wealth was fucking backwards and tankies came in and brought all those problems back plunging the planet into a cold war with the threat of nuclear devastation, on top of that most tankies say they're socialists that want to achieve communism yet advocate for creating a class based system split between the socialist leaders and the proles indirectly creating another class of bourgeois just with a fucking marxist filter. The amount of deaths caused by direct invasions from the USSR coupled with the man made famines made by tankie leaders like stalin polpot Mao and more only help to solidify that tankies are just fascists that want to execute their ideas without being labelled exactly as horrid as they are, the chinese gdp per capita is over 10 thousand dollars in usd yet the average chinese citizen lives on less than 15 dollars a day assuming they're even getting paid at all, that's less than several african countries and is subject to a mountain of exploitative systems driven under the ccp…
Speaking To Reactionaries With Reactionary LanguageSo, it looks like i'm somehow banned for calling an kurdish( or maybe greek /Pol/yp) ultranationalist "goat-fucker" but why?
Revisionism is BASED as fuckCan somebody explain me what the problem is with "revisionism"?
Delta variant newsEverything that has happened with COVID seems really fucking suspicious. For one, news about vaccines happen weirdly enough after the 2020 Election. Now, there's news of a variant right after people get vaccinated. I hate giving conspiracy retards the benefit of the doubt because they use it as a vehicle to push Nazi shit along with it. However, there's no doubt the way it's being covered is being done so to divert the attention of the working class towards arguing about masks and vaccines, along with having lockdowns conveniently while protests were going on in Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Hong Kong, etc back in 2019.
Evictions CrisisMillions of evictions and foreclosures will start being processed in two days.
/meg/ - Middle East GeneralThis thread is for discussion about the Middle East
/leftybiz/ Leftypol Business GeneralITT we discuss business strategy and help other anons escape wage slavery, build a business that subverts capitalism from within, and become ethical petty booj with a lefty perspective in mind.
/t/ - torrents and downloadsThings to share: Movies, documentaries and mainly books.
What do you guys think about kpop?Opinions and discussions welcome!
understanding the first and third worldunrealistically speaking, what exactly should a country from the third world do to be considered part of the first world?
The beginnings of our new leftypol projectHello everyone, we have received the results of our project proposal topic, and I'm delighted to announce that we are teaming up with 'leftypedia' to deliver our planned 'argument/talking point resource' idea. In case you don't know, leftypedia is the current version of the old abandoned 'marxistpedia' which was a project started by leftypol users back in the day, so I think this is sort of like a homecoming in a way.
Sexual freedom in communism???I'm actually apolitical and bisexual. I basically support any side on the pol spectrum that supports sexual freedom and degeneracy. From my layman observation, sexual freedom in first world countries aligns with liberal market logic = anything goes as long as consent is present. We also have cool sites and apps that help me get laid any time of the day every day. The marketplace of dating. Will sexual freedom be this way in communism too? I'm especially worried because I heard soviet russia limited sexual expression because they saw it as bourgeois degeneracy, and apparently they criminalized homosexuality, anal sex etc. Most commies I talked to were monogamous and traditional as fuck, and hated the concept of kinky sex, orgies, polycules, open relationships etc.
The shovelThe shovel is a simple tool used to dig various substances
American Civic Religion<God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her. Through the night with the light from above
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General5th Edition: Real succdem hour edition
Base and superstructureHow does the superstructure infulence the base?
Why are most weebs right wing?Why are nearly all weebs right wing?
Legacy Computer BuildHello tech! Recently I have been feeling a bit nostalgic as of late and I am looking to build a computer with the best specs I can put in it that will still be reasonable and run windows 98 for nostalgia and classic computer gaming purposes. The only issue I am having trouble with is where, exactly, to start. I was around during this time, but, I was not exactly very tech savvy. I am curious if anyone would have any ideas for how this build should go. What case should I use? Hard drive? Floppy drive? Etc etc.
Etymological propaganda and its influence on the LeftDemocracy: Governance by lot with citizen participation in major decision-making
News 7/31/21Australia: 7,000 Toll transport workers threaten industrial action
Tantrums generalPost tantrums, whether media or burger, and their debunks here!
Why is /leftypol/ so silent on victims of anticommunism?My first anticommunism tread was largely unsuccessful, so I decided to make a new thread again.
Suzanne Collins’ "Hunger Games" and the Society of the Spectaclehttps://www.scipress.com/ILSHS.48.31.pdf
Papua's fraudulent Act of Free Choice happened today in 1969Suharto stole Papua from the Papuans by instigating a fraudulent referendum. Why does he do that? In order to serve American interests. Specifically Freeport. This happened back in 1969.
I unironically love authoritarian regimes and hated democracyEspecially communist ones. although I could also give credits to Suharto and Lee Kuan Yew I think that they have made their respective countries great. except for Hitler, fuck him Take Suharto for example. Although he is staunchly anti-communist but the fact that he has developed the Indonesian economy and state in general makes me give him credits. Not to forget Xi Jinping and Joseph Besarionis dze Jughashvili, both of which rapidly modernized their respective nations. Also notable is Lee Kuan Yew, of which even the Deng you guys always bashed learned from him. The rest, including Eastern European and African dictators (as well as some Asian ones) including Pol Pot have positioned their countries as a bastion against decadent degenerate democracy.
Philippines Army Propaganda Documentaryhttps://youtu.be/awVIewClkDE
Fullmetal Alchemist GeneralHow the FUCK is it possible that there’s no general thread for quite possibly the most well-written and even leftist-oriented Shounen serial of the 2000s?
/grek/ Greek nhmaNHMA GIA SYZHTHSH THS ELLHNIKHS POLITIKHS PRAGMATIKOTHTAS
OC Thread 9.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content
I hate violenceI dont want wars, I don't want militias forming, I dont want riots or large protests of any kind, I dont want mass murderers, I dont want thugs around, I dont want serial killers, I dont want death sentences, I dont want revolutions, I dont want violence period. Its fucking gay and a drain on society worldwide and literally anyone that endorses violence is just some faggot with an adrenaline fueled power fantasy of executing their horseshit ideas in the most hyper destructive matter possible. If your a violent person or dont feel some level of shock or empathy when you observe violence your not based in the slightest your just a sociopathic freak that needs to touch grass or get a hobby that makes you worth a shit to this planet
XinjiangHow's it going, /leftypol/?
Books regarding Indian "socialism"What are some books or resources to understand India before 90s economic liberalization? I always see Indians claim that socialism destroyed India and they are prospering under neoliberalism. So I want to understand what went wrong economically and politically in independent India before 90s that doesn't neglect geopolitics and global economy of the time.
Songs Understanding GeneralYou ever listen to some music and can read the lyrics but don't really get it is about?
Africa GeneralAs asked by these users
>Hello Left /pol/ my old friend~>I've come to hash with you again~
Console exclusivityI am a socialist in almost every aspect in my life. I help organize, I promote worker rights, I don't ignore feminist and racial struggles. Yet when it comes to console exclusivity I transform into the complete opposite of everything I believe in. As an owner of a console, I enjoy exclusives and I hate it whenever an exclusive gets ported to PC. I know every game being on every piece of hardware especially PC is the right, moral, and "proletarian" choice, but I can't help but rage and denounce at the sight of any exclusive, even the ones from a different console, gets ported.
Hentai Review>we already have a Hentai thread stop replicating threads you moron
Fuck PKK - They are Not CommunistsStop it, even Castro hated those faggots. They always had been funded by imperial-core and there are proofs for that
Welcome Thread and Feedback - TECHNICAL UPDATE!A big thanks to the /leftypol/ tech team for their hard work on the 2021/07/04 technical update! Here's the list of changes:
Warhammer ThreadSince Star Wars got a thread why can’t this? Discuss anything you like of the universe. lore, art, diy modeling or even Marxist critique of the setting and gw parasitic relationship with it.
Im not scared of the rich im scared for themThe covid pandemic allowed the wealthy elites to completely take over the already shrinking markets of major countries like the United states and EU members especially when lockdowns became enforced, unfortunately to their detriment these new policies also meant that all the rapid amount of wealth created somehow had to increase when profit margins at this point where obliterated due to overproduction of industrial goods within developed countries where these buissnesses and corporations dwell in. This means either these wealthy elites either have to magically keep expanding like with the recent push towards never ending doses of vaccines which produce variants like delta or these elites watch everything they created completely implode being that their wealth not only wasnt honestly earned but they're also have negative wealth do to debts they need to repay back to their investors. When you see shit like Jeff bezos and elon musk having a rush to get into space or watch billionaires buying up as much land in new zealand as they can you can tell they didnt prepare for the shitstorm coming to them. Oh well…
Basic worker safetyWhy is it that most industrialized/industrializing economies tend to place the safety of industrial workers to a minimum? This isnt even just a capitalist thing as it's been a prevalent problem within the ussr ccp nk and cuba along within societies like germany the united states britain and more. It's not hard to get workers to wear masks as they're coming into contact with non breathable substances regularly much less supply factories with basic emergency and safety equipment, it's actually even better that worker safety is prioritized as it reduces the risk of workers becoming unable to toil due to injury or death
/edu/ checkpointHello comrades. I propose a general thread in an attempt to get the /edu/ ball rolling again. Everytime you visit /edu/, post in this thread. Tell us about what you're thinking about, what you're reading, an interesting thing you have learned today, anything! Just be sure to pop in and say hi.
"The Workers"An image beloved of both the internet right and the left. The worker. "Imagine going up to a worker", they say, "and saying what you've just said." Often they are specific: The steelworker, the tired coal miner, the teamster, etc. But one must ask: what does the worker of today look like?
Late to the partyWhat the fuck happened to this place?
The Wealth of NationsI am going to tackle An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith to advance my understanding of the classical tradition of political economy of which marxist political economy is an extension.
On the Soviet invasion of AfghanistanThe PDPA killed tens of thousands, pushed unpopular policies that hurt people, and the USSR waged total war killing 500k to 2m civilians. If you think Maoists and even anarchists being part of the mujahideen in the opposition of that is bad, then that's disgusting. The Mujahijdeen were freedom fighters, not terrorists. A small faction of veterans of the war broke off to oppose the mujahideen government.
İmperialist SocialismSo recently, i was reading about Ikki Kita and his writings and i had find his weird but genius mix of socialist-internationalism and imperialist-nationalism very interesting and seems like an good example of dialectics.
diaspora reactionarismwhat is it with diasporas who live in the first world coming up as rightists? I'm serious about this question because it's i don't get the appeal, I've seen Mexicans voting against immigrants,ive seen Iranians who miss the shah, Lebanese who call Arabs in the middle east inherently low IQ. eastern Europeans who despise the USSR, believe it or not, I've seen Chinese people who praised the kuomintang.
Treatment of AnimatorsDiscussion of the way that Animators are treated in the Anime industry. Firstly. why are animators treated like shit? Why don't they try forming unions? You're thoughts on this whole Animator Dormitory project? How can the West (I'm assuming that most of Bunkerchan is yankees and eurofags) help?
Decline of US empire & its immediate every day effects>40% of PC users will use Linux
Stepford PeopleI am doing a USA tour and the most striking thing is all the fakeness in people's behaviour. Fake smiles, fake kindness, fake attitude in general. Everyone looks like the women from that story Stepford wives, only itnis everybody. How is USA society still function on so many layers of pretend? Isn't almost everyone mentally ill due to all this acting all the time?
Cuban Situation General /csg/Last one got Full Continued from >>382756
Next season anime watchlistWhat is on your watchlist?
/DPRK/ - Democratic People's Republic of Korea GeneralThread 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.
Really makes you thinkWhat is the materialist explanation for communist and radical revolutions almost exclusively happening in extremely conservative/reactionary societies? I mran come on 1917 Russia, the bastion of traditionalism and Christianity in Europe suddenly murders the Emperor, burns churches, legalizes abortion, abolishes torture and corporal punishment, grants women full rights and absolutely anhilliates the landowning class which was a staple of Russian society for centuries. And a majority of the population embraces it enthusiastically with very sparse and unpopular rebellions. Hell, anarchism became popular.
What do you think about Friedman video about immigration?It's 8 minutes long pretty short.
/gamedev/ - Game Development General (SHARE YOUR VIDEOGAME IDEAS ITT)So I'm not an experienced game developer or anything, but I figured we should have a general dedicated to this sort of thing, especially since I'm interested to hear peoples' ideas on lefty-orientated videogames that would be cool for me to make.
Writing and Fanfiction GeneralThread 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.
Image ManagerI have over 100,000 photos and a lot of them are unnecessary and I want to get rid of them.
Why do leftists fight so much?I don't understand all the hate between Anarchists, Maoists, Stalinists, Marxists, Left Libertarians etc. I've never seen such splintering and hostility between people who want nearly the same thing. The right wing is far more unified even if they have different beliefs and are just better at getting their message across to the masses. Meanwhile, on leftypol, stalinists are telling Trotsky supporter to go kill themselves.
Russia Bans Isekai Animehttps://news.knowyourmeme.com/news/russian-court-bans-isekai-anime-for-promoting-reincarnation-beliefs
Pearl Jam were not a very good bandThey just weren’t
The "School Setting"Why is the school setting liked so much in anime? It cannot just be that the target audience is mostly children, because there are a lot of anime of this sort oriented to older otaku also. Do anime ever make more than passing attempts at portraying so called "adulthood" as a future to be excited about?
Marx and Joint ProductionHow is value determined in the case of joint production?
Anarchism General 3.0 -Orsetti EditionThread for the discussion of Anarchism.
Where is the rigorWhere the actual fuck is any kind of mathematical theory describing marginalist theory?
My town is being overrunI've lived in a small town for so many years and it's being ruined, there was once only a park next to lovely dirt and grass everywhere and now theres multiple stores predominantly owned by corporations like walmart and now that neighborhood is being flooded with migrants from low income residents where I live and the community leaders are building apartments to flood this place with an unsustainable amount of people. What the fuck I just wanted to live my life away from crowded, loud, smelly, violent and expensive as fuck major cities not have those cities come to me
colonialism and Post colonialismCan you explain me why some "comrades" have an understanding of colonialism that has more to do with Gnosticism than Materialism?
Simulating a planned economyAny programmers here? I thought about simulating a population organizing resources for a while. Nothing serious, just doing it for fun. Anyone tried that before in their free time? Do you have any conceptual starting points? I will start:
Steinbeck: Based or cringe?>During his writing career, he authored 33 books, with one book coauthored alongside Edward Ricketts, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat (1935) and Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), and the novellas The Red Pony (1933) and Of Mice and Men (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939) is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies.
The Boring Manifesto: a spiritual guide to revolutionary aestheticsThe title is clickbait, but I dare you to heed these words:
Anti-Maoist Hate ThreadWhen will they realize being lead by petty bourgeois academes is a bad idea?
Why is prison labor okay under communism but not under capitalism?I often see communists decry prison labor in capitalist countries, particularly in the United States, describing it as a form of modern slavery. However, I often see these same communists turn around and praise prison labor in communist countries, most notably the Soviet Union. Why is this case? Why can't I oppose prison labor under all economic systems?
Lived in China for several years as an English TeacherAMA, I spent a few years in China between the years 2008-2012 as an English teacher among many other jobs. i will answer any and all questions you guys may have about my time and experiences there, please don't move this thread mods.
Books about the way in which centrally planned economy such as the USSR workedDoes anyone have some books which explains the way in which the Soviet economy worked? I am looking specifically at how prices and quantities of goods were adjusted to correspond the demands and needs of the people. Although 1929-1953 is nice, I am more interested in the post-Stalin era of 1961-1985. You can also post how plans worked for other countries such as East Germany, Poland, Yugoslavia, etc.
On progressivismProgressivism is a threat to society, whether for leftists, or even for centrists. They blur the line between "leftism" and "neoliberalsm" by juxtaposing both under the umbrella term of "leftism". They brand everyone who disagree with them as a "Nazi" or "right-wing" or a "white supremacist", even if that person is indeed a centrist who stands by his opinions, or even a left-winger.
Animals and the Mentally DeficientDo mentally deficient people on the level of animals produce value? Let's say you employ an absolute retard rather than a bull to pull your trolley. Why is the bull constant capital and the retard variable capital? Or do retards count as constant capital?
GLOBAL POPULATION DECLINE>With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100 – about 2 billion lower than some previous estimates, according to a new study. Improvements in access to modern contraception and the education of girls and women are generating widespread, sustained declines in fertility
/pol/eagueThis is a thread for discussing /leftypol/'s team in the /pol/eague.
Should I buy a T-90 for the revolution?>The T-90A was deployed to Syria in 2015 to support the Russian involvement in the Syrian Civil War. In early February 2016, Syrian Army forces began using T-90As in combat. In late February, a video was leaked on the internet which showed a T-90 survive a direct frontal turret hit by a TOW missile in Aleppo.
IRL organisationssup /leftypol/,
MBTI/Jungian psychology and /leftypol/What's your personality type? INFP gang represent. Also daily reminder that MBTI and even Jungian cognitive functions are not a concrete analysis of how people behave, it's only a general prediction of how people behave over a period of time when faced with various situations.
What is the origin of social classes?Socialists and communists claim to want to abolish class, but I must ask this question: how did class originate? It seems that it may have had something to do with the advent of agriculture, but I have also heard that some hunter-gather classes had distinct social classes. At any rate, knowing how social stratification arose in the first place seems important if you want to 1) figure out how or if a complex society could function without social classes and/or 2) figure out how to prevent social classes from arising again in the future.
Socialist Realismwhy did stalin ban the avant garde? Why did he have to make art conform to his shit tier taste?
God is deadWhat did Nietsche mean by this? Like…I get the historical context in which he was saying this, but what are the actual implications of this phrase. For example, I have seen some people spouting stuff like:
SentienceLet's stop thinking about sentience as exclusive to humans and mammals but rather as a state of self awareness found in objects that posses the following traits
Individualism vs. CollectivismI wanted to respond to the post about "communism as conservatism" but the jannies deleted it. I resist!
Counter contrarian view: small online internet communities should be purgedOne could say that small online internet communities allow people to distance themselves away from the monotony of MSM and normalfag media but what ends up happening in broken down communities is all that happens is a new cult is created, one only has to notice how every fucking(and I repeat) every fucking /pol/ user on this board consistently posts the same types of threads with so little variation that you know who wrote them before even bothering to read their posts, bunkerchan isnt different being that the cult mentality found within its users isnt different with a significant portion of members justifying events like the holodomor or showing blind support for terrorist groups that attack their own people. With other small boards like stormfront obscure reddit communities and sites like 16chan and 8chan the cult like mentality is strong enough that you can find reports of people being driven to suicide, young men committing domestic terrorism to fit in with board culture or on discord when it was still obscure with stories like rico that lead to 100s of victims getting doxed and blackmailed to serve the interests of perverted communities. Unified platforms arent perfect but there are times when I feel like I have more freedom of speech on sites like YouTube's comment section than on blue boards and nsfw boards on 4chan simply because community sizes are too large for any group to organize anything significant much less initiate any psychological damage to themselves or others
Esoteric Hitlerism General: AFAP Edition (ALL FASCISTS ARE 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.
News 7/30/21Tens of thousands take to streets of Guatemala demanding resignation of president
Crypto-MMT-value theory hybrid to take over the worldrepost
Effective AltruismWhat does /leftypol/ think about the Effective Altruism movement?
Thoughts on "survivors of Communism"I've seen a lot of stories on the Internet regarding… survivors of Communism? Are they really "survivors"? Or are they just seeking freedom after being brainwashed internally by CIA psyops asking them to flee (x) and we reward you with
Are fed agents really watching anyone on this board?With the amount of VPN usage, false flagging, larping, and hacking that occurs on this site and the land of obscure imageboards as a whole collecting information on the people that browse imageboards would be exceptionally difficult especially when you consider that multiple people can be using the same IP address or addresses that lead to dead ends or imageboard users can simply live in countries that the cia goons and the FEDs have little control over. On top of that it's been documented on sites like stormfront and 8Kun the feds have repeatedly failed to prevent outbreaks of terrorism or the sharing of cheese pizza and amount to nothing more than a boogeyman on most imageboards to derail threads that could reveal the information of anons. Am I right or does someone have anything to counter me
Althusser on Philosophy, Science, MarxismThis 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/
Thoughts on censorship?What do you guys think about censorship? Particularly those done by seemingly "authoritarian" regimes like China and North Korea and to a lesser extent Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Russia? Are they beneficial? Does that enhance a country's online security? Or is it something that bis more like taking the bluepill by the fact that you can't access to different viewpoints, instead just seeing the same "I'M RIGHT, YOU'RE WRONG" mentality by the government?
/leftypol/ To-do List06/05/21 revision:
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.
video games are dead and boringi don't enjoy playing vidya anymore like i used to. it feels like you wait for that one decent game every half a decade and then its back to filtering through piles of actual shit worth your time.
Opinion: How U.S. Global Infrastructure Push Will Affect Belt and RoadTLDR: the BBBW is too late and not enough
/read/ 2.0Hello and welcome comrades! This is the new /read/ thread.
Any left-wing foreign affairs sites?I would like to ask you guys for links or names of left-wing foreign affairs sites that are not part of mainstream media or far-right alternative media. I would like to read them. I'm interested on those topics.
Non-English Language BugsThe current imageboard software (tinyboard/vichan/lainchan/leftypol) seems to have all been made and maintained without ever thinking properly about non-English letters. Let's fix that.
TransgenderismOn a daily basis we get threads regarding this topic which devolve into endless autistic screeching, moralizing, thinly veiled or mask off reactionary judgements, essentialism, bastardization of materialism, conflation of gender and sex, liberal crybullying, woke scolding, false flagging, without the conversation ever moving anywhere and overall it's just very tiresome to deal with to the point that it would be necessary to do something about this before it completely undermines the already lack luster quality of the site.
/leftypol/ flagsITT retrieve old and currently-missing /leftypol/ flags that would be good to add back.
E-Reader appreciation threadI love my electronic reader, I must have read hundreds of books on it, all free thanks to the pirate comrades and websites like library genesis, mobilism or archive.org.
J. PosadasHas anyone read the works of J. Posadas?
News 7/29/21British-based Kurds demand action after attack of author on ‘Erdogan hit list’
/WYOA/: write your own anime threadpost your ideas about epic anime:
What is the materialist view of him?>Juhayman ibn Muhammad ibn Sayf al-Otaybi (Arabic: جهيمان بن محمد بن سيف العتيبي 16 September 1936 – 9 January 1980) was a Saudi militant and soldier who in 1979 led the Grand Mosque seizure of the Great Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia's holiest mosque, to protest against the Saudi monarchy.
Your Personal Top 5 (Five) SourcesSo /edu/, what are your personal Top 5 texts
Late Capitalism SimulatorLately I’ve seen a huge influx of good games that try to update the outdated capitalist realist Cyberpunk genre to the current political and economic landscape. Stuff like Disco Elysium is getting more and more recognition they rightfully deserve for depicting the hopeless and bleak death of modern revolution. However they’re still have some semblance of hope like with Ghostrunner having the corporation being destroyed by a revolution in contrast to the sad oppression of the system.
How do people live like thisHow do so many proles in places like pic rel(read the filename) spend everyday walking down the same streets with the same sets of advertisements posted everyday with buissnesses and factories running rampant polluting the atmosphere all while consumerism and government corruption rain supreme all for the purpose of manipulating the civilians in these cities into living a life of never ending hedonistic consumption coupled with actual wage slavery. If I had to live in New York city for even a week I'd likely kill myself…
Capitalist Atrophy of NationalismJust what exactly is the true relation of nationalism and capitalism? Nationalism taken to extreme is fascism, although some comrades believe that fascism is capitalism in decay. Yet capitalism tends toward transnationalism, globalism, reduced trade boundaries, so that it can optimize its logistics, evade taxes, and bypass laws for the maximization of profits.
The Left IS Western Civilization!The Left IS Western Civilization - Or rather Platonic Civilization.
I have finally embraced socialism;what now?AS A transhumanist and anti-natalist ,i have embraced the Left; my eternal Being ad possible Movarec jumping/quantum reincarnation makes it in my best interest to improve general conditions for all humans(as i might already be/will be,all or any human):I still think abortio is murder but 5 minutes of lethal pain may save 80 years of horribly mental pain and a 1/3 chance of being born several disabled.
==Patriotism is praxis!==much of this is a copy paste from the burger thread decided to have a serious thread on the concept of patriotism and socialism
This image told me not just so much about anarchists but socialists in generalNone of these spanish socialists are prepared for long term combat
Is luddism good?Is being a technophobe or luddite really just a distorted form of class consciousness? Technological advances usually have their benefits accrue to capitalists first. So workers blame the machine and not the class/force behind it, because the machine is the face or presentation of the inhuman nature of capitalism itself
Is quantum mechanics the biggest killer of metaphysics?I wanna see if any big brain anons can wrap their heads around why quantum mechanics killed all form of metaphysical thinking. All physical phenomena are quantum manifestation of a field with many potential energies.
COCKSHOTT VS HEGEL - ROUND 3 - FIGHT!!!Quite a few comments on this video claim that Cockshott is misrepresenting Hegel's work.
DivorceWith respect to the will of the users of GETchan, I propose removing both links to /GET/ and /ref/ in the boardlist and the landing page, as well as severing most other remaining ties.
Graphics dont matterTheres no way to improve 3d models, textures or lighting anymore what matters are animations and physics along with art and game design these days, battlefield 2042 wont look better than bfv, bf3 hell maybe not even bad company 2 but what it can do to show it's an improvement is by implementing improvements to its physics engine to make the world feel more interactible and immersive like bf1
If the Anarcho-Communists won in Spain would this have literally any affect on history?Considering Spain was already more or less totally irrelevant on the World stage by 1936 and considering Franco sat out WWII anyway even after Hitler was like “Hey buddy, you’re a fascist, I’m a fascist, let’s team up” could it be said that the outcome of the Spanish Civil War had no real historical significance for anyone other than the people of Spain? Like, Spain has continued to be relatively insignificant anyway, I know anarchists seethe over the war, but literally what would their victory have changed?
It seems as if Bezo's popularity is skyrocketing.Ever since Musk and Bezos has been making news about their space program it seems as if people across the world have been revitalized in their love of billionaires. I guess all porky needed to do to kick the sails of the left is to fund space theatrics…Just look at this https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/billionaire-space-race has eradicated all class consciousness in the youth.
Marxism and envyHow do you refute the claim made by oh-so-virtuous reactionaries that Marxism is a "philosophy of envy" in the sense that communists (or workers in general) only seek to control the means of production and seize the wealth of the rich because they are envious of the rich?
Technical idealismHere is a video from a nice youtube channel that combines entertainment with education.
Baudrillard critique of MarxismBaudrillard is one of the few who was able to critique Marxism from a resonable and not cucked perspective.
On the Japanese and their crimesThe Japanese army killed around 200,000 people in the course of 1 month during the Nanjing Massacre (this is a commonly accepted figure among historians. The massacre occured at the beginning of 1938. If they had kept this up in the territory they occupied until, let's say, 1944, then they would have killed around 12 million people disregarding deaths of combatants. The nature of the crimes committed during the Rape of Nanjing were also much more severe than any of the other war crimes and atrocities committed during WWII (yes, even the holocaust). So why were the nips never held accountable for their war crimes? Was it solely because the US needed a bulwark against Communism in East Asia? Part of me feels sympathy for and indigence over those killed during the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but another part of me thinks that the US and the USSR should have reduced the islands of Japan to nuclear craters, or at least every single Japanese soldier should have been killed.So why were the nips never held accountable for their war crimes?
THE ELITEThe left, from left-liberals and social demcrats to the hard left (Marxists, Anarchists) have a pretty similar conception of "the elites" as the bourgeoisie, a marxist or at least vulgar-marxist definition: wealthy people and corporations that have disproportionate power over society.
On Coexistance and Soviet Policy in the time of the Second Inter-Imperialist warThe defeat of the Soviet's at the end of the Cold war requires we communists to analyze and deduce what alternative actions may have been taken to achieve a better course of history, one where there was no collapse of the socialist camp, and instead a complete victory over the capitalists. I want to focus this thread specifically on the Course of events of the Second world war, and the geopolitical and strategic decisions made by the USSR. Bonus points for avoiding muh great man theory.
My disliking for china isnt fueled by my disliking for socialismThe birth of liberal capitalism was driven out of a need to separate away from feudalistic society where empires were in perpetual war with each other and society was split between the masses that were exploited to create material wealth to fund elites and foreign wars, people saw what kind of a world that was and wanted out of it, a world where they could live their lives the way they wanted to and build whatever they desired and hence capitalism and libertarian ethics would be a ground base for the united states, it wasnt perfect but the country became more and more progressive and more and more liberal as time passed compared to the rest of the planet and likewise that progressiveness eventually spread to the rest of earth. What china is doing today is repeating the same mistakes of the USSR, empire building. Peoples rights are getting trampled on, most chinese citizens live on 10-15 dollars a DAY that's less than several african countries and china has made repeated offenses that have been disastrous worldwide including their worst offence of manufacturing a covid virus that would go on to lead to millions of deaths worldwide, trillions of damage to financial and material assets, billions of lives ruined driven by unemployment and the mass closure of large and small buissnesses, I wish it was the only offence but when they invaded vietnam, threatened to nuke china and then went on to commit Tiananmen square an event that only the most brainwashed pro china shills can honestly defend it's hard to state that they're better than their western counterparts. China currently is expanding its nuclear base due to security problems it faced after mass lockdowns leading to an immediate shitstorm of hate directed at it and the CCP would go on to use nationalism and defence spending as a way to counter that criticism, likewise this increasing arms race is pushing the planet closer and closer to another cold war where socialist expansion in the form of propaganda and direct invasion is resurging again, we only barely escaped nuclear fallout due to repeated luck on both sides to prevent nukes from being launched from false alarms. I DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT WHOSE IN THE RIGHT OR IF SOCIALISM OR CAPITALISM ARE BEGGER, IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, NO ONE and I repeat NO ONE should have to live in a situation like this and the blatant displays of fanaticism towards pushing socialism and pro chinese expansionism is so strong and invasive that it's becoming a global security threat once again. China needs to seriously check how its perceived and should vow to improve because if it keeps going the way it's going the planet may either legitimately end or get severely damaged
Leftist Tea-PartySo anons I was thinkin that what the left needs is a movement similar to the right's tea party movement.
Is Wikipedia a good resource for leftist theories?I'm a newcomer when it comes to leftism, and I love Wikipedia at the same time. I can't bear reading articles on Marx like those on Marxists.org, nor books on Marxism. What I liked are news articles and Wikipedia, a remnant of the now-defunct independent self.
SpotifyHow bad is Spotify?
News 7/28/21Mexico president: Sending fuel cargo for Cuba is their sovereign decision
Film ThreadAlright filmfags, show me what you've got.
Brand New AnimalWell that was bad. Wasted potential as it's usual with many shows.
/leftypol/ feedback threadCome dispute bans, complain, and other such things related to /leftypol/ here.