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/USApol/ United States PoliticsTHE CONSEQUENCES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME EDITION
Ecuadorian General ElectionTomorrow is the second round of the Ecuadorian presidential election.
Support for Socialist channels on youtubeSo It's analysis anon back with more tools to analyse our strength with, I found this interesting tool which lets you see the total amount of views, subscribers and Channel views a channel has by ideology.
Discourse and LanguageDoes anyone else think the myopic focus on language and discourse, including pronouns, etc. and other forms of "feminist language reform" is due to the liberal lefts concentration in academia, particularly in the humanities department? These are people who spend their days reading and writing, so it's no surprise they would attribute this sort of power to intertextual discourse over material reality.
Using anime to promote socialismA lot of people like anime, so it seems like it would be a good idea to use anime to advertise socialism. Leftypol already does this with Alunya, so I'd say that leftypol is doing good there. However, I do wonder if the left should go farther with its use of anime. You already have some leftist TV shows and movies on sites like Means TV, so why not extend this to anime? There's really two ways for the left to go about making anime: 1) putting subtle leftist themes in anime (worker exploitation, environmental degradation, poverty, sexism, racism, etc.) where socialism isn't central to the plot and 2) explicitly promoting socialism by making socialist shit central to the plot. You could also try to turn historical figures and events into anime, like China did with Karl Marx. I kinda wonder what historical socialist figures would make good waifus.
Youtube(and other) Content ThreadA dedicated general thread that includes any visual-media by content-creators that deal with philosophy, political economy, and politics. Not strictly a containment thread, feel free to start another thread about specific videos if you feel that is necessary. For ongoing content such as live streams and smaller updates, and daily news/vlogs; please use this thread.
Donbass War General 4, Who will cuck out?>Military build-up in the Donbass on both sides continues
Anarchism General 2.0 - Anprim EditionThread for the discussion of Anarchism.
Woke-ism will never end.Do you think that we have reached peak conservatism? As in the desire to withhold the human instinct and constrain it, not just culture "conservatism" That is about as debased if not even more debased than the shit that liberals would pretend to be invested in. No we are living in one of the most chokingly uncreative and unimaginative times since the 80's and yet I believe that wokeness will continue to be the focal point of politics for the time being, especially on the left. People need to feel self-righteous as well as having barriers in order to exclude or gate keep people from. 4chan is exceedingly conformist, twitter is exceedingly conformist, reddit is exceedingly conformist. We are basically living in the end of individuality as we know it as only liberalism and peterson-esque conservatism remains. Aesthetic, automatized christianity will continue to reign supreme and psychics and other gurus will lead the populace way as we will lend ourselves into a time of mass confusion, and low testosterone.
==Hilo general Latinoamérica--LatAm general thread==Considerando la gran cantidad de habla que se ha generado de paises como Brasil, Venezeula, Bolivia, etc (y la ausencia de un hilo como este) he decidido hacer esto. En lo que se pobla de noticias, tópicos y otras cosas esto puede s er un AMA y tengo excusa para usar mi grado en historia puertorriqueña, caribeña y americana en buen uso. Tambien consideren esto un refugio para hablar español
Prince Philip, dead at 99https://www.cnn.com/uk/live-news/prince-philip-death-intl/index.html
/auspol.org/ - Australia GeneralThread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.
OC Thread 8.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content
Problem, capitalist?Chinese regulators fine Alibaba record $2.8bn
Wishing to be an ignorant normieDo you guys, ever wish that you were back to being an ignorant normie again? Life seemed so much better before my radicalization, but now the future seems near hopeless, and I feel this incredible sense of powerlessness. And because of my knowledge I feel obligated to try save it. I very hard time connecting with normies because, of my radical politics and the fact my politics is always on my mind. Sometimes I wish I could just go shut my brain off and mindlessly consume. I guess the phrase "ignorance is bliss" is true.
Research Project: Royal Families of EuropeSo, Prince Phillip died and he was a cunt. For hundreds of years, cunts like him have had power in Europe and beyond.
Niggas on 4chan trying to argue the US isn’t capitalistWhy are Americans such stupid fucking animals, yo?
MYANMAR COUP THREADHello everybody.
Endgame of "Social Media"I read somewhere here that the bussiness model for social media based in ads and data will collapse in the future. I'm more interested not in the when but in the how. I am bombarded with news and opinions that seem to give the idea that these things are eternal and so are its consequences. Thoughts?
Would world communism be the end of history?Suppose history were a fairy tale. Would communism be the "And then everyone lived happily ever after" part at the end of the story? Would poverty, conflict, and oppression all be gone? Or would there be certain serious problems that not even communism could solve?
DUMBER with ageDoes anyone else feel like their brain is melting? Im only 30 but I feel like peak intelligence was around 19/20 and I've been losing it ever since.
/dprk/ -- DPR 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.
News 4/10/21'Humanitarian and Security' operation leads to capture of 158 ISIS mercenaries in Hol Camp
A lesson and some adviceThe last months a political lesson became clear to me, one that was so ridiculously basic it surprised me, but one that also speaks volumes about the state of the Western left, in fact the general state the Western individual finds himself in, a condition that – no surprise here – affects me as well.
==DIVERSITY AND SOCIETAL COHESION==I am writing this to address an absolutely gigantic blindspot of the Left, which I have seen Far-right groups,
So Close yet so FarSo I read Far-right websites in order to understand our enemy better and to keep an eye on what they're up to next. Sometimes they veer so close to the truth and then back off because they have a pathological aversion to Communism. This is from Counter Currents a website which has around 300,000 visitors a month(for comparison Jacobin has around 3,000,000)
What exactly would "decolonization" entail in a settler state?Decolonizing a non-settler colony is pretty simple: just kick out the colonizers. However, you can't really do this so easily in settler colonies since large numbers of settlers live in the colony, and in many cases outnumber the indigenous people. It seems you could just try to give all ethnic groups equality, but I don't think that's quite what decolonization means. You could also give indigenous people autonomy or even independence in areas where they comprise the majority, but I am not sure if that is enough for decolonization activists. I've also heard about changing all place names to indigenous names, but I am not sure that would really make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things.
IdpolPeople here have a great disdain for idpol here, and I think it that's coming from a misunderstanding of idpol. There are two different forms idpol, one seeks to become nothing else other than itself the other seeks to break away from itself and become something else entirely. The first form of idpol should be avoided as it seeks nothing other than a circle jerking of itself, while the second one seeks liberated itself from the shackles of the identity. An example of the first kind of idpol is that of white nationalism. White nationalists seek nothing other than celebrate their whiteness, their goal is nothing other than their whiteness. Another example of this is liberal feminism, what is distinct about liberal feminism is they self-perpetuate that women are lesser than men rather than escape the dichotomy.
News 4/9/21It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election
WEST ASIA GENERALThread on one of the most unstable parts of the world.
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Africa GeneralAs asked by these users
A true revolution in the US will start with Amazon, not Washington D.C.I know this looks like a forced wank-off "effort"post but bear with me, this is not a shitpost, I'm not being edgy on purpose, I've given this a lot of thought, etc.
What's the point of marxism?Seriously, what is the point of marxism in the 21st century? It supposed to be the ultimate formula, which should guide humanity into a bright future. But today, there are like 1000000000000000000 interpretations and theories of marxism, from random theoreticians like Gramsci, Bordiga, Unruhe up to "practicians" like Lenin, Xi, Kim, Gonzalo etc. Marxist scholars from contemporary socialist countries like Vietnam, China, DPRK etc. have totally contradicting theories and analysis of the world. Marxism was supposed to be THE scientific and enlightened counter argument to idealism and irrationality. But the gordian knot of marxism has become so complicated and intricate over the past 100 years, that it seems totally impossible to untangle this mess.
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The nature of the bureaucracy under Marxism-Leninism.What is the nature of the bureaucracy under the Marxist-Leninist state model? Under normal circumstances, the bureaucracy lacks any real agency of its own, instead serving as a mechanism for carrying out the functions of the real ruling class, e.g. capitalists, nobility, etc. For this reason it is generally not considered a force in and of itself in Marxist analysis. However this does not appear to be the case in actually existing Marxist-Leninist states, which for the purposes of this discussion will also include “socialist market economies” such as China and Vietnam. For example, I find it difficult to explain the collapse of the Soviet Union without coming to the conclusion that the bureaucracy constitutes a unique stratum with its own interests, capable of diverging from those of the workers, if not constituting an actual class. We all know the story of the collapse of the USSR:
The Trial of Derek Chauvin and the killing of George FloydToday is the first day of the Trial. It begins at 9am CST.
Minority groups are an example of the failure of class collaborationismIt occurred to me that people somehow believe that rich lgbts like ellen degeneres or caitlyn jenner are exactly the same as poor ones who get kicked on the street at 15 and get addicted to heroin while homeless and then commit suicide. Think about it. Rich fags dont give a fuck about homeless suicidal homos. They think the most important issue of our time is calling it "chestfeeding" instead of breastfeeding while trannies in britain cant get hrt. Theyre retards who live in safe spaces and have no clue what its like on the streets
Auschwitz was the futuristic communist utopia many lounge for>Nobody in there worked in agriculture, meaning production was very advanced. No dirty food made by smelly peasants
The Glory DaysHow big was Leftypol on the old 8Chan board, they were in the top 10 most active boards. At that time how was board culture like? Also was Leftypol close to dethroning /Pol/ at any point and turning 8Chan Leftist. And how did everything fall apart? I found this unbiased article on old Leftypol.
War of the CampsCan someone redpill me on the war of the camps?
will english always be the world language?on the one hand it seems like the imposition of the internet and its origins in the US caused a global syncretism of English and concretized its status as a global language, perhaps permanently.
Poles>Nowa Huta is one of only two planned socialist realist settlements or districts ever built (the other being Magnitogorsk in Russia) and "one of the most renowned examples of deliberate social engineering" in the entire world. Built as a utopian ideal city, its street hierarchy, layout and certain grandeur of buildings often resemble Paris or London. The high abundance of parks and green areas in Nowa Huta make it the greenest corner of Kraków.
Gutfeld and Right wing humorIf you haven't heard of conservative "comedian" Greg Gutfeld, you probably have a few more brain cells than me. He recently launched a "comedy" show on Fox News and its worse than you think.
Military Ranks in the Early Red ArmyI heard that the Bolsheviks at first kinda supported the Abolishment of Military Ranks and Hierarchy, but then decided that it wasn't practical. Even Stalin supported it. Does somebody know more about this and is this Idea something worth supporting in this day and age?
Online Operations Red HQHello comrades so I've created a matrix room specifically for *legal* discussion of online operations/cyber warfare.
Combat Left LiberalismSahra Wagenknecht will publish her new book in the next days, but there are some excerpts from it already online. One of these excerpts is an analysis of Left Liberalism . I've read it and it really blew my mind. Left Liberalism is basically a completely new ideology. The proponents of this ideology are NOT liberal leftists and are also NOT left-wing liberals. It is crucial to make this distinction! According to Wagenknecht, Left Liberalism is neither left nor liberal, since it negates the key values of both ideologies: Equality (leftism) and Freedom (liberalism). I've translated her analysis and posted it here:
What do you think about Ron Watkins aka Q?Is he Q?
What's the communist/anarchist alternative to the police?I agree with most leftist critiques against the police but still wonder what kind of body will help average people against criminals and shit.
Michael HudsonWhat is this Board's Opinion on Michael Hudson? He is apparently highly controversial on Marxist Circles, but the guy makes the Impression that he knows his shit. Or maybe he is just focused on Finance Capital, because he worked there and saw some things he can't let go of. What do Thinkers like Cockshott of him also?
Socialist Stance on ImmigrationWhat is the proper gommie stance on immigration?
Marxism is a supremacist movement>supporting the belief that a particular group, especially one determined by race, religion, or sex, is superior and should therefore dominate society.
REDDIT POLTITICAL ECOSYSTEMSo a reddit user released a map of reddit examining subreddit's relation's to each other via 176 million reddit comments. The creator goes into more detail as to how he did it in the comments.
Rightoid: we need fewer votershttps://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/why-not-fewer-voters/
The Great Reset = Fusion of Socialism and CapitalismAccording to this article of the World Economic Forum, the ultimate goal of the Great Reset is to overcome the current capitalist system, into a new type of capitalism: Stakeholder Capitalism, which is the fusion of Socialism and Capitalism!
Soviet Wars 1917-1923(31)A million sides, constant changes of allies, a bunch of events - sort of the First World War in the South, in the Crimea and in the Urals, the latest fleet operations against the Germans and the Entente in the Baltic, literally Syria in the Ukraine, the Red Army attacking British tanks with bayonets near Arkhangelsk, the Wild West with Basmachi in Central Asia, Latin American partisanship in Siberia, White Genghis Khan is plotting something, White Czechs are fleeing from the Red Czechs with tsarist gold, finally the fight against anti-Soviet uprisings and simply hellish gang violence.
Neo-Hipsterism. Right-wing HipstersHaving looked up the housing prices of a lot of rural southern places in the states, as well as the shifting social attitudes of many hipster types. It seems as if social conservatism is going to be the new hipster tendency, as the richer types move away from the cities, turning them into ghettos while essentially mimicking the good ol' southern attitudes as a way to differentiate themselves from the woke folk that they were in the 10's. We will see a revival of performative unwokeness and insincere Christianity in the 2020's. If you check out stupidpol and redscarepod you will already see the realignment happening, let alone the non-nominamlly leftist places on that hellsite.
Balkanization of the USSince 1945, the US strategy during has been to exploit the ethnic and cultural divides of its rivals, balkanizing them into smaller states which then by necessity need to form alliances/dependencies with larger states like the US.
News 4/8/21Kannur DC calls all party meeting to end violence over murder of IUML worker
Mass shootingsWhat causes mass shootings? Specifically in America, the world epicenter for it, and not ideologically motivated violence such as terrorism. The reason the media pushes–guns–always struck me as a half truth. The correlation is undeniable, the more guns you have around predictably the more they will be used. But a gun does not alone cause someone to want to murder innocent strangers. What about America's brutal society puts these people over the edge?
US Public DebtAmerican conservatives always talk about the budget deficit and public debt. Back in 2008-2016, there was tons of concern over the deficit, but then Trump blew up the deficit even more, and now the Pandemic stimulus and potential infrastructure bills are going to increase it even more.
Why Dont Leftists Support Ethno States?It would seem to me that if your goal is building a socialist, tolerant and diverse society giving white racists a way to peacefully remove themselves from the electorate and live in a place where they cant harm or oppress minorities would be in your own interest from a utilitarian perspective.
What are your thoughts on the European Union?I personally support the European Union, as it has the potential to become a counterweight to United States global hegemony. China is already performing that role, but, since we want to make the world as multipolar as possible, we should always support the ascendance of more global superpowers. That said, if the EU wants to get serious about challenging American hegemony and becoming a new superpower, I would advise them to do the following:
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:
Liberal revolutionsI define liberal revolutions as revolutions that seek out greater civil rights, civil liberties, democratic participation, economic justice, and other things without seeking to overturn the capitalist system. Some examples of liberal revolutions would be the French Revolution (1789), the Revolutions of 1848, the Mexican Revolution (1910), the Irish War of Independence (1919), the Algerian Revolution (1954), the Filipino People Power Revolution (1986), and the Arab Spring (2010). While they may not accomplish as much as socialist revolutions, they have often been successful at bringing down exceptionally oppressive governments. That said, are there times when socialists should support liberal revolutions? If so, when? If a liberal revolution came to my country (the United States), I would probably support it.
The pipeline problemIn the mid to late 2010s to the early 2020s, on the anglophone internet there was a phenomenon known as the “alt right pipeline” which was a loose connection of conservative and far right internet “content creators” and posters who created a social media and discussion ecosystem which slowly radicalized many people online into becoming right wing terrorists. Calling it the alt right pipeline is a bit reductive, because it had multiple exit points. This pipeline could alternatively make someone annoying, but relatively nonviolent like an anti feminist sjw, OR an incel/far right mass shooter who uses an AR15 to mow down loads of women/jews/blacks/hispanics in walmart/etc. The ultimate culmination of this was the attacks at Christchurch, El Paso, and Charolettesville. However far from being restricted to Chans, it was replicated again with the capitol riots on Jan 6th, but with christian nationalist boomers instead of ethnonationalist zoomers.
News 4/5/21Maoist Insurgents Kill 23 Indian Forces in Ambush, Officials Say
What happened to revleft?So a bit of internet history, what happened to Revleft?
Escaping CensorshipThe tech media monopolies have been ramping up attacks on independent news media ever since the US capital riots, but they have really escalated censorship the last few days. Grayzone story getting tagged by Twitter as "material that may have been obtained through hacking", Analysis.news getting a video about the lack of police presence during the riots flagged by Youtube for spreading misinformation about election fraud, and Consortium News getting a video taken down for talking all about voter suppression.
Not the heckin white farmerinosCan someone give me sources untainted by eurocentrism or make an informed post on the history of South Africa/Zimbabwe, recent seizure of land and how exactly the far right rationalizes the myth of white genocide in those countries? It has become one of those odd talking points I hear relatively often nowadays.
Post based trailer moviesPreviously I went to search about some Russian movies, but accidentally yield a blessed trailer movie. The story is about the community fight back against the neoliberalism land grabbing/land acquisition schemes. So it's going to be my worth to watch list.
CPI-ML(L) on the Uyghurs situationIndian maoists btfo (with things that the CCP admitted) all the terminally online war on terror with ideograms decoration deniers and no one told me about it ?
Propaganda on a BudgetWhat the fuck is up with these "low-rent CNBC" eceleb clones like wendover productions, economics explained (literal austrian lolbert econ grad), Polymatter, etc. who seem to be making generic neolib glow tier propaganda over generic video clips. Usually its some really vague and unnecessarily long winded shit too, with them shilling audible or great courses or whatever the fuck at the end
Horror is inherently right wing?Libs often argue that monsters are racist and sexist metaphors. To what extent is this true?
Looks vs racismHow much of /pol/tardism is just them not liking the way minorities look? I mean physically? I figure after years of print media/porn/etc. they've been raised to think the ideal of beauty is some Jenna Jameson looking chick, and they're too intellectually lazy to critically examine that and ALSO they are shallow enough to base their politics on aesthetics.
Defeating the US army on a shoe string budget and DIY technologyEveryone in here talks about how we need to do the revolution and why, us, communists, need to have a rifle by our side when the time comes and so on, all of this as an leftist argument in favour of gun control.
News 4/7/21Iranian ship thought to be used as military base attacked, says Tehran
Is proletarian revolution possible in the capitalist core?So far, every successful proletarian revolution has occurred in poor countries. It seems that the standard of living is too high for most first worlders to think it is worthwhile to revolt against their governments. Only people living in desperate circumstances seem to do so. I mean, can you imagine the people in pic related being revolutionaries? A lot of leftypolers have pointed out that, in some first countries, by some metrics, living standards have declined. However, they do not seem to have declined anywhere near enough to trigger a revolution, and it seems unlikely that they will in the foreseeable future.
"""Freedom""""I want to break free!"
cockshott it a sham: effort post
*inhale* AAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAH>DISGUISED AS POLICEMEN: THUGS COMMAND BREAKS BOTH LEGS OF THE RIGHT-WING POLITICIAN
Donbass War General 3, King Lear is a dumb dumb.>Military build-up in the Donbass on both sides
Entertaining Wikipedia FindsShare Wiki articles or quotes that you found amusing, interesting, weird, etc with your comrades in this thread so that they can share in your amusement, interest, bewilderment, etc.
china will not save you.lately i've been seeing a lot of communists embrace the idea that nothing can be done for socialism except to wait and let some kind of theoretical chinese takeover, i feel like that might be counter productive and lazy as well as repeating the mistakes made by the communist parties of yesteryear that relied far too much on the foreign backing of the ussr, china won't help your movement in the long run however they will however damage it, china's out for china's own interests and everything else is up for debate, your movement will be seen not as some party to represent the people or socialism but instead as some kind of collaboration movement similar to the groups that joined in the government of vichy france or yeltsin in modern day russia. i'm not saying you have to be anti-china, just that having your rhetoric constantly be shilling for china and holding a disdain for everyone around you isn't a good mentality to have and china in all honesty won't help you or whatever movement you are promoting.
Why do western whites consistently side with race and nation spooks over their own class?Was reading 4chan for a few hours, was really wondering why these people and so many others like them (largely people of Euro descent) have chosen to be enemies of the working class and communism basically forever. Most of these people would choose to die opposing liberation of the working class. But why? Why are so many whites enamored by private capital? Why are they so completely captivated by the spell of the bourgeoisie? When you see how they feel about non-white proles, their feelings are like listening to little boys explain why girls are “icky”. That’s it, they cuck themselves out to capitalists because they just irrationally hate other proles that look different from themselves?
PLA Maj. Gen. Qiao Liang on the U.$. pirate empire(Ret.) Maj. Gen. Qiao Liang (乔良) is a Chinese military officers and theorist who gave an interesting speech from several years explaining, in his view, what the U.S. empire is and how it works – essentially characterizing the U.S. as a piratical finance empire that regularly launches wars and creates crises around the world in a sinister balancing act to force dollars to return back into its economy to compensate for the deflationary effects of exporting dollars (needed to control inflation). U.S. capital also profits from this cycle, as assets in the crashed economies of the world can then be bought cheaply.
News 4/6/21Vietnam elects new prime minister as Phuc becomes president
Thirdworldism threadFirst world 'workers' aren't proletariat they're labour aristocrats. Most of them are in unproductive 'service' jobs while most of what they consume is created in the global south. They consume more than they produce, their standards of living would go down with worldwide communism. So their class interest lies with imperialism and they cannot be organized by communists. Revolution in the global north is impossible and reformism in favour of the labour aristocratic parasites only strengthens imperialism. Only in the third world revolution is possible and the first world """worker""" parasites are our direct enemies.
PMCs are taking overIt's common knowledge that "the middle class is shrinking" but the difference is where they are going. While some people leaving the middle class are becoming poor, the greater majority are actually experiencing UPWARD social mobility, joining the upper middle class with a petit bourgois attitude being instilled by nontrivial retirement savings tied to the stock market. In the US at least (and probably true in most core/developed nations as well), the PMC/Labour Aristocrat/Upper middle class is GROWING. Around 30% of the US population now makes a 6 figure salary which makes them extremely wealthy by both global and even US standards.
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia GeneralVolume 4: Finally some actual riots edition
Is it even possible by this point to diminish the casual domination of Anti-CommunismI think often times when people discuss the implacability of Capitalism and the lack of "revolution" for the last 20-40 years they have a tendency to obsess over the next capitalist calamity, the next market failure, pandemic, world war, etc., anything that to their mind would be an opportunity to shake capitalist liberalism enough to let some kind of great red enlightenment grip most people. The given assumption being that when Capital is revealed for the 500th time to be a monstrous entity, that the majority of workers will be become some variety of leftist.
Socialist Revolution in the USA when?This year’s annual survey by the anticommunist Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, conducted by leading pollster firm YouGov, found an immense increase in support for socialism over the last year, particularly among those between the ages of 16 and 39.
Snowpiercer: The most redpilled film ever?WARNING: Spoilers for the 2013 movie "Snowpiercer" ahead.
Has entryism ever worked?>Chinese communists do entryism in the KMT
Let's clear out what fascism is.Fascism has been conceived in Italy in year 1919, although some of its hallmarks have been already present during the first world war. Since the inception of the fascist movement and till the end of 1920 italian entrepreneurs and landlords could not oppose the revolutionary movement openly, this is why during this period fascism didn't play a huge role in their struggle against workers and peasants. Fascists only began to surge after the fall of 1920 when the movement for the takeover of factories and plants ended in failure. Thanks to the complete support of the government, military, police, courts of law and, most importantly, big businessmen and landlords fascists have managed to deploy their terror. Liberals, enamored by the terrorist campaign against the workers and peasants, have made haste to introduce fascists to big politics, and after that to give complete power to Mussolini.
Lovecraftian MarxismWhat are the odds that Capital is effectively an eldritch horror, an egregor, whose form is the transformation of the living world into lifeless commodities, and whose name is Death, whose future is the Apocalypse?
Youtube Embed thumbnails are now back!Thank you to the glorious tech team for creating this solution of caching the thumbnails locally! This is a good balance between privacy and utility, as users of the site are now able to see the thumbnail of the video without any of your data being sent to Youtube. I hope this satisfies those people who were unhappy with the removal of Youtube embeds and provides security for those users that value their digital independence.
Redpill me on gibzI need some help. When it comes to unemployment, and welfare and things of the sorts all you ever here is /pol and other conservatards say shit like "Goshdarn naggers, wimenz and non-whites don't work and get all muh hard earned monez." But, is any of that true? And how much does it matter if the govt is pissing away money and resources on far more frivolous shit that reactionaries are eager to support. Last I remember, white americans are actually the bulk of welfare recipients, which I told a pol tard once and they replied per capita. Which, I don't see what difference that makes. Also as black dude in my thirties I've worked my whole adult like, often a lot harder than other people and witnessed plenty of non-whites out pacing and out doing white americans.
Ussr and anti SemitismLately on tik tok (i downloaded it after pressure for my sister I am not that Gen z) there is a heavy discussion on whether soviet union was oppressive or even genocidal against Jewish people, now of course i take no claims like that seriously but i am asking here for takes on the issue.
How do western communists cope with this dystopia?We are running out of time to not end with barbarism (followed by extinction) for this world. Yet, communists are still too irrellevant to do anything against capital. I'm not even a third worldist, since also there communist movements are too weak. Why is there nothing in Africa, the most exploited continent on Earth? India also doesn't look like a coming revolution.
New Multitude magazineHi, Leftypol!
NEW USERS FOR LEFTYPOLA thread in r/Stupidpol has started where they're complaining about the lack of Leftist spaces to talk actual Leftism.
Will my dad's farm be seized in a socialist revolution?Hi! I have a question that I've been tossing around in my mind and would like some input. I grew up on a family farm in the United States mid-west. My grandfather started it and gave it to my dad who has spent his life working. He has about 800 cattle and only farms cattle. Has some tractors and other equipment, etc. It's only him, he doesn't have any hired workers. He was able to provide a good life for me and my siblings but we were never rich. Just a decent, middle-class life. Now for the question. Under Marxist-Leninist theory I believe that in a socialist revolution his farm would be taken from him and go under the ownership of the state. Now there's no way he would give it up willingly. It's all he has. So in a true socialist society would his farm be forcibly taken from him? And if he refused then what?
What's wrong with doing nothing?I'm serious.
News 4/3/21‘Kill the Bill’: Londoners march against proposed law that would give police more powers to crack down on public protests (VIDEOS)
Prove the Collapse of CapitalismFact: I can't prove why capitalism will fail on its own. All I got is a bunch of slogans that I have absorbed through the last three years of being online which I can't actually explain. I can pack a punch in showing the problems of capitalism, however I can't make the final cut of "this will lead to collapse" convincingly.
the winter wari only have three questions about it:
Religion and ImperialismWhy religion institutions being christian, muslim or scientologist ecc. seek expansion like a capitalist entreprise does?
The mind of a /pol/ypAs we were just raided for the fucking umpteenth time just now I was thinking to myself, wtf even causes someone to barf out that many low-effort schizophrenic shitposts on an imageboard, especially with such, weird, disgusting, and sadistic content? And this isn't even referring to other flavors of rightoids such as mindlessly contrarian stupid/pol/yps and NatSoys who actually articulate their retarded beliefs coherently, I actually understand why those people do it, the first one can be fun as fuck tbh, and the second are filled with people who actually understand that there are systemic problems, they just misidentify them and want to apply the wrong solutions, no I'm talking about the people who come here and act like little toddlers spamming nonsensical one-sentence threads and spamming gore and child porn, all the while thinking they're "owning us." They just get on my nerves so FUCKING much, and I just wan to know literally what is even the point of doing it. Are there any people, not just people who used to be /pol/yps or rightoids in general, but who specifically spammed the most random garbage and were basically proud to reduce themselves to infants, and now have recovered and become leftists? I'd really like to here your perspectives. Also btw, this is just me quickly getting my thoughts off quickly, I'm going to make a more well-thought out thread with both questions and some of my own theories about human behavior in general and why some it is so bizarre, because some of you Homo Sapiens really weird me the FUCK out.
The Rumour Come Out: Does North Korea Is Dengist?>“It is to have the Party and the state in general to prioritize economic tasks over other national tasks, and to fully devote human, material, and technological resources to economic development.” (Kim Jong-un, April 21 and 23, 2018)
Japanese MarxismJapanese Marxism AFAIK was super dominant in the 1950s/60s in the econ departments in Japan.
Crisis of Overproduction,>The Cîteaux Abbey, just south of Dijon, birthplace of the Cistercian Catholic order, usually sells its raw-milk, semi-soft discs only to restaurants or visitors to its on-site shop. But a drop in demand since the coronavirus crisis erupted last year has left the abbey’s 19 Trappist monks with 4,000 cheeses too many, a 2.8-tonne problem.
Is India ripe for revolution?Indian farmers have staged some pretty massive protests for the past few months, and there seems to have been a lot of communists in their ranks. Is there a decent probability that this could grow into something bigger? And if these protests don't lead to revolution, could some similar protests in the near future do so? India going red would be a massive victory for socialism, as it is the second (and soon to be first) most populous country in the world.
NAZBOL GANGBut seriously, I just want to get this aside. And sorry if this has been discussed many of times (feel free to also link me to another board where this has been discussed). But what is really the appeal of National Bolshevism? It just seems very incoherent to me and just a hodgepodge of right wing and left wing ideas that is ultimately anti-liberal. If you want to have an effect on the world, shouldn't you have a more coherent ideology? Due to its incoherence it just seems more like a social club to me. Or like an aimless petty bourg movement. Does any Nazbol have a more or less unified theory on how human society develops (like Marxism)?
Prague SpringHow could this have been avoided? Huge PR disaster for the USSR and fucked up the morale and good will of much of the eastern bloc.
Stuff on Spanish revolutionCan the good commrades of this basketweaving forum suggest some good, in-depth literature about the Spanish revolution 36-39. I am not interested in the Spanish civil war as such, but as to how how the social and economical life was organized in the republican-communist-anarchist held areas.
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 4/2/21DPR head declares first ever draft campaign in republic
How do anarchists plan to deal with counter-revolutionaries?Marxist-Leninists propose building a strong, centralized state to suppress counter-revolutionary activity, but what have anarchists proposed? I am referring to counter-revolutionaries both within an anarchist polity (e.g. reactionary rebel groups), as well as those outside of it (e.g. CIA, foreign armies, etc.).
SOCIALISTS PROVED RIGHT ONCE AGAIN!Radlibs and "Race realists" completely BTFO
News 4/1/21Communist Party launches Scottish election campaign
French leftists forbidding whitoids to speak on sensitive subjects>Pulvar, a Black former news anchor running under the Socialist banner in the upcoming regional elections, said on Sunday that white people should not be banned from discussion groups on minority issues, but that “they can however be asked to keep quiet and be silent spectators.”
SUEZ CANAL SHUTDOWNSuez canal is shutdown, big cargo ship is blocking it. No end in site. Massive backlogs of ships on both sides. Financial apocalypse coming shortly.
Situationists, New LeftWhat do you guys think about The Situationist International and affiliated groups like Black Mask, Up Against The Wall Motherfucker!, and the Yippies. Obviously the Situationists and the New Left didn't make a lasting impact, but in America, traditional leftists organizations aren't that strong today either. Traditional methods of organizing are pretty ineffective today: labor unions have been coopted by the establishment or are mostly apolitical, traditional ML parties have a tendency to splinter and die or just remain irrelevant, and protests go unnoticed. All America has as far as the left is concerned is the DSA. What can be learned from the New Left and the Situationists? Is it possible to push the left forward by trying to change the superstructure? Can't we attempt to take advantage of the spectacle by engaging in highly performative forms of protest, thereby forcing the media to actually talk about Communism? I have mixed feelings about the "online" left, as it mostly consists of grifters and twitter infighting, but the internet and social media are obviously tools that can and should be utilized to bring attention to our cause. Taking a couple pages from the "groucho marxists" could be useful.
Ho Chi MinhWhy isn't he more studied in the west?
Why doesn't the left like chansWhy are chans/imageboard format sites so unpopular on the mainstream left? Why does the left prefer reddit, twitter, tumbler(when it was not dead), etc.?
News 3/31/21Brazil on edge as three military chiefs resign after Bolsonaro fires defense minister
Tankie DebatersWhy does every ML debater that goes up against radlib youtube seem to suck so much ass? Or come of as a complete moron or an unhinged lunatic? Dont get me wrong, I'm an ML myself, it really is a complex and nuanced political science and a great instruction manual for proletarian organization. But why is it that despite the fact that we have centuries of theory on our side, the history is largely on our side, and all of the advantages in that regard that all of the vocal MLs online have dogshit rhetorical skill? I'm talking about the likes of Haz, Mel, Default, Caleb Maupin. Why dont we have anybody that can actually hold their own in an intense debate?
Consultation: The creation of a /music/ boardHello everyone, thank you for sticking with us through our transition to the new site and these turbulent times in general, this consultation is going to be fairly simple, since you've all been on your best behaviour we thought it might be a nice idea to make a music board like some people have been asking about and since the number of users is growing slowly but steadily. This topic is to gauge opinions/interest.
“Whataboutism”So when liberals use this term they’re basically admitting that anyone their empires have sinned against are dirty mud people so bringing up their historical crimes are irrelevant yes?
Replying to JehuI know Jehu just graced this board with this question but it was rather flippantly dismissed. I think Maoists still have a strong answer for the article and acc-types never really believed in the power of human agency to begin with - but where does that leave everyone else. I'm interested if Jehu will elaborate more since an earlier blogpost of his mentioned a very syndicalist general strike of everyone stealing labor time from their employer.
BakuninIs he as big as an idiot as people often make him out to be. His antisemitism is inexcusable but I feel like people overlook him because of it. His criticism of religion being an inherently an authoritarian belief is pretty on point. Secondly he shows that anarchists not inherently against authority. He also agreed with Marx on the nature of capitalism and praised his Das Kapital as being very good.
"You can't blame average Germans for being complicit in Hitler's dictatorship"There is this narrative that average Germans can't be blamed for Hitler's dictatorship. It's not their fault and they were too scared to resist and most people in their position wouldn't resist. It's just human nature after all.
Burger schools aren't bad? [race]I was arguing with a rightoid the other day and I was arguing for increasing funding of education, pointing out euro states have higher testscores. He argued that the only reason the US has lower test scores is because of "muh joggers" and that US whites actually score pretty good.
Donbass War General 2, shit's fucked>Military build-up in the Donbass on both sides
Demasculinization of OppositionSomething I've noticed about the left vs the right, in terms of their memes. The right tends to make their opponents look effeminate and weak, but the left seems to embody their opponents as overtly masculine, square jawed, and so on. Both sides make their opponents look ugly, but it's unique to the left to make their opponents as masculine. Why is this? Is making the opposition look like big strong men an unnecessary obstacle to revolution? How can this be fixed? Does it need to be?
Leftism and Physical FitnessTonight I found someone redpilling /fit/izens on /fit/. It actually got me thinking about physical fitness and the American Left. Why do leftists have such a bad reputation for being limp-wristed ectomorphs? And I say American leftists because I know this probably isn't the case for other Western or periphery countries. I hate that my gym is filled with cops and reactionaries. Here and there I spot a Bernie supporter. But it's a very small minority of people. I just want to find some fellas to lift and talk theory with.
Rush Limbaugh, Architect of SocialismMost of what the Right calls socialism is hardly worthy of the name. Yet Fox’s breathless red-baiting has redounded to the advantage of actual socialists.
/tv/ - Product Placement editionMind if I put a movie around your advertisement? The cinematographic art form is just flourishing under capitalism.
Martial Rape LawsWtf is is actually true that the DPRK and China make an exemption for martial rape? You’d think they’d easily be able to outlaw it due to their highly centralized governments? If it is true, then I’m honestly gonna stop being a leftist and go full blackpill. (Not a bait thread btw, I’m genuinely freaking out. Also don’t think China is socialist, but I still acknowledge the good things they’ve done, and you’d at least think they’d outlaw rape?
BPQ: Bad Parent QuestionITT we discuss what is to be done about parents who are bad at parenting. Neglecting this aspect of society just leaves it open to Ben Shapiro conservative types.
News 3/30/21Taiwan’s KMT leader proposes talk with Chinese Communist Party
Libertarianism is better than authoritarianismLibertarianism has been tried a few times, but they weren’t serious countries. Mostly bluffs. And I don’t think government is much better. There are currently 3 genocides going on off the top of my head, and many, many more in the past all because of authoritarianism. So I’d say authoritarianism has had much worse fails than libertarianism.
EstoniaWhat's their secret bros?
Second Thought appreciation threadWHY THE FUCK WASN'T I TOLD OF THIS?!?
News 3/29/21Economist who pulled Albania out of 1997 anarchy dead at 58
2050: Leftist UniversityThe year is 2050 and the government of your country has been 100% taken over by Leftists, however most of the cadres died in the revolution.
Science: Zoomers are midwitshttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0160289617302787?via%3Dihub
abstract labourI was reading chapter one of das kapital and I just want to make sure that I understood correctly marx's justification for abstract labour.
Leftypol Wiki now livehttps://leftypol.wiki/w/Main_Page
Leaving Rural Burgerlandburgerland post but probably applies to all western countries.
Is this the biggest Chad who ever served in the US Marines?>dissed on Mussolini during the interwar era
Spain: Protests erupt across country after rapper's arrest>Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel's arrest has sparked protests in major cities, with critics calling his prosecution an assault on free speech. The artist was convicted for insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism.
The Commissar>London A.D. 2060
Do you guys really expect to pull off any successful revolutions in the near future?30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, revolutionary socialism is the lowest its been in over 100 years. Communist parties in Europe have collapsed or greatly shrunk, communist guerillas in Latin America are almost extinct, Maoist rebels in south and southeast Asia have been gradually losing ground for years now, and most remaining "socialist" states have made capitalist reforms. There has only been one successful "socialist" revolution since the fall of the Soviet Union (in Nepal), but they never really implemented socialism. The vast majority of leftists around the world today are either Dengists or social democrats. Perhaps global warming will give rise to proletarian revolution, but it may very well instead lead to fascism, straight-up human extinction, or both.
Why are so many modern communists fucking morons?I just had a thirty minute long argument with people who were insisting the Roman Empire wasn’t imperialist because…because it wasn’t an empire ruled by monopoly finance capital based on the export of usury capital to its colonial possessions.
Bill Maher: Marxists are indoctrinatinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOvJqiZ_2jg
Innumeracy on the leftIs there a a huge problem with innumeracy on the left?
French farmers roll tractors up to government buildings and dump SHIT on themHOLY BASED AND PEE PEE POO POO PILLED
The split was a mistakeC'mon get your shit together. Why there has to be two bunkerchan? Who cares if bunkerchan filled with faggots maggots transhumanists alt-right or alt-left? You both don't accomplish anything. There was never fight between left & right again, when is clearly that the neolibs cunts controlling us.
News 3/18/21French city deploys more police after riots over fatal car crash saw store looted, cars torched & truck rammed into cops
Apologies for post deletionsHello everyone, unfortunately one of the mods made an error and accidentally deleted a large amount of posts, so we had to roll back to our backup (5am UTC). This means that all posts since then (about 45 minutes) were deleted, we understand this is frustrating but it was a lot less posts to delete than the original mistake. We will try to look into ways to prevent this happening again and be more careful in future. Thanks everyone.
Change my mindI don't get it. How can arts or even innovation or creativity shall exist under socialism. You all act according collective consciousness. Like a horde of sheeple. There's no differences, variations, & distinction between you at all (whether products or services).
News 3/26/21India’s workers take part in nationwide strike, led by the farmers
Socialist parties in the US worth joining?I’ll tell you the truth, I had a long conversation with my parents where they more or less called me out for being a fucking coward that has beliefs I do absolutely nothing with. And they’re right, having communist beliefs and sitting with them is fucking cowardly, and I’m sick of being this way, I want to make a real difference, a communist who does nothing should have no right to call himself a communist. I’ just looked up US communist parties but the list was so long, can anyone narrow down a decent party that’s actually helping people?
GerontocracyWhy was the leadership of the Soviet Union and the states inspired by it so damn old? Brezhnev, Mao and Chernenko all had obvious cognitive decline near the end of their tenure, just to name the most obvious examples. What are the structural forces that turn the executive committees of ML parties into care homes? Were power struggles really decided "when the octogenarians year olds summoned the septuagenarians to decide which 60 year olds should retire?"
News 3/27/21CPM Leader Sushanta Ghosh Attacked During 1st Phase Of Bengal Polls
Unions form a distinct, hostile class to the proletariatI had this naive image in mind that unions are labor activists mobilizing against exploitative corporate practices. What I witnessed opened my eyes to the realities on ground, that seemed like almost opposite. As usual, life is more complicated!
ECUADOR ELECTION THREADThis thread will be dedicated to the upcoming Feb 7 elections in Ecuador.
Nostalgia for something you never experiencedIs there a word for this? Like zoomers jerking off to 80s music or fashoids romanticizing sears catalog photos (or maybe 19th century art depicting medieval times).
Are the proletariat the revolutionary subject anymore?The peasantry and lumpenproletariat even have played larger roles in more than a few successful historic revolutions. The theoretically most revolutionary class should be the proletarians though. Why is it that places whether historically or not with actual large proletarian classes have not been at the forefront of historic world revolutions? Should the focus be shifted to peasantry or certain marginalized progressive movements, for example the queer and antiracist movements, so some say? Does the metaphysic about labour have to be scrapped?
Liberal Meets WorldA thread for moments when liberals discover through research something painfully obvious to anyone with half a brain.