May the sea bless you, and may Marxism-Leninism guide you.
So, like, the idea would be to hide the transmitters around an urban area. Completely accepting that they might die or get damaged, and that they belong to the detritus of urban life as soon as they’re in place. Then never ever go back to check on them, out of fear of being caught. For the maximum chance of the signal being found, they should be tuned close to the popular stations near where they’re placed. I assume they wouldn’t have a very big broadcasting radius, which is why you’d wanna place lots of them around. Though, I have no idea how they’d be put into sync with each other. Maybe an internal clock that can be set to begin the broadcast after x number of seconds, the planter would then decide on a time for the broadcast to begin, figure out how many seconds there are between when they plant the transmitter and when the broadcast begins, then set the clock. But, I’m tech illiterate, so idunno.
It’s been a dream of mine for the past like 3 or so years to build a metric fucktonne of battery-powered (and potentially solar-charged) dead-drop-y transmitters that transmit a 6-hour loop of communist music and propaganda. But that’s a massive undertaking, too big for my depression and ADD to do. So, if anyone reading this wants to redistribute my idea, please do. hardly anyone I know listens to the radio in their car anymore, and sure as shit doesn’t just sit around a radio in their spare time either (sometimes I miss those days). So IDK how effective it would be. But, a communist mirror of Radio Free would be a hilarious thing to fight against anti-communist propaganda with.
Hopefully this isn’t too far outside the scope of this community, it is piracy, just of a different kind. …
“Pirate” radio, just means the radio station wasn’t licensed and broadcasts illegally. Radio Free Asia/Europe was illegally set up by the CIA in communist countries to broadcast anti-communist propaganda. RAE was a noted inciter of the Hungarian uprising.
I support pirate radio. I won’t say directly, because I’m not using a VPN to hide my traffic from my service provider, but I may or may not have worked on PR projects. You picked into the wrong part of the statement.
ah thanks, that’s good enough to reban them, i reckon.
I’m seeing the same thing, but I can’t find where the receipt of their ban is, so I can only assume it’s a bug. I should probably see if rebanning them works, if they’re a policy/rule violater.
Edit: Looked everywhere I know to, couldn’t find the receipt of the ban. They don’t seem to be a rule breaker, though they do have a line about the ‘money vote’ in their bio, which is a right-wing concept so I’m on the fence about whether or not they break the no non-communists rule. Regardless, I’m going to let them stay for now, unless people object to my decision.
Is it really freedom if the CIA funded pirate radio station Radio Free Asia/Europe is suppressed?
criticism of the CPC and the Chinese government is legally protected, ya know, by law. Chinese citizens are free to criticise the government however they see fit. The notion that China has the power to censor whatever they like is, frankly, a western one.
“Article 35 Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration.”
"Article 41 Citizens of the People’s Republic of China have the right to criticize and make suggestions regarding any State organ or functionary. Citizens have the right to make to relevant State organs complaints or charges against, or exposures of, any State organ or functionary for violation of law or dereliction of duty; but fabrication or distortion of facts for purposes of libel or false incrimination is prohibited.
The State organ concerned must, in a responsible manner and by ascertaining the facts, deal with the complaints, charges or exposures made by citizens. No one may suppress such complaints, charges and exposures or retaliate against the citizens making them.
Citizens who have suffered losses as a result of infringement of their civic rights by any State organ or functionary have the right to compensation in accordance with the provisions of law.“”
Imagine your country was specifically targeted by malicious propaganda via the internet constantly. You can’t use sites hosted by your political rivals, because your citizens will be bombarded with anti-you propaganda.
That’s the reality for China, so they blocked the western-backed sites. You can buy laptops with VPNs on them, some of them are supported by the government. But, by restricting easy access to western media, the CPC ensures their citizens won’t be flooded with hateful bullshittery on a daily basis. People who decide they want to visit western-backed sites are allowed to, but it’s at their discretion, which assumes they understand they’ll be faced with shit targetted directly at them.
There’s various youtube channels that upload from China, which in itself disproves that google is strictly prohibited. As well as blogs, facebook pages, etc. If you’re wondering why you don’t often see people from China using western sites that much, which sinophobes try to use as proof that they’re not allowed to use the sites, look no further than the sinophobes. People who live outside of the west detest being in our internet spaces, because no matter where you go - you’re going to find pages and pages of people shouting hateful filth. They’d much rather use domestically hosted sites, like Weibo and Vkontakte, where they only have to deal with the ideocy of locals and the occasional lost foreigner.
(Also note that western language speaking communities outside of the west tend to gravitate towards imperialist naratives, almost as though the provocation of English outside of the west was on purpose or something.)
really, the “firewall” isn’t really that much of a “wall”, and is more of a waist high gate. People who want to get over it can, pretty easily. But it keeps predators out, so it does its job.
take? more like dump.
racists online compared Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh, then made up that Winnie the Pooh was banned in china. Quite literally the comparison was nothing more than “yellow tubby man look funny”, which Redditors just added more ignorance to as the joke went on.
Tiananmen was a violent protest where pro-liberal students tried to oppose socialism by force. The violence was initiated by the protesters, and the majority of injuries were caused to cops. Western media initially reported honestly on the protests, admitting the students caused the violence and that the violence was relatively tame, then they started reporting dishonestly about it, making up large death tolls and spinning it as the PLA putting down a peaceful protest. https://liberationschool.org/tiananmen-the-massacre-that-wasnt/
They pick so hard at a scab that doesn’t exist, while also implying that social democrats - who they admit still believe in capitalism - and liberals are comrades.
The only example of this actually happening, that I can think of, would be when the Greek communist party, and Golden Dawn teamed up against their shitty government. But even that’s not fully a unification between Communists and Fascists - it’s simply a political coalition forged through mutual understanding of the material conditions of Greece. (also the Greek communist party is kinda shitty, I’ve heard.)
But no, pls let my being on the criminology and forensics team for four years in high school be the qualifier of my advice.
In any situation that you have to deal with the police, the nicer you are with them, the better they’ll treat you. As long as you’re not existing while black, cops will straight up leave you alone if you comply with them. They’ll be even more willing to make it easy on you if you make small talk, or make them feel good about themselves.
So um, only talk to the cops in America if you’re white and able to control your attitude, otherwise you’re fucked.
North America should be, simply, “don’t”
For people who don’t know Texas, that’s the county Houston is in.
Houston city police are doing this, not some backwoods rural cops.
I don’t live too far from that county, thanks for the heads up god damn.
wHaT uR ComMiE? uR praCticaLLy A faSciSt!
love when people compare the people who liberated the jews from the holocaust camps, to the people who put the jews in the holocaust camps.
My favourite thing about Trotsky and Trotskyism, is he was meme’d into oblivion in the USSR. So much so, that if you found a trotskyist in an Ex-SR state, odds are they didn’t live during the union.
Trotsky is only remembered in popular culture because he symbolizes opposition to Stalin, that’s the only reason would-be-communists end up reading him. They want to be able to call themselves communist, and claim to be Marxists, but they don’t want to divorce anti-communist propaganda from their lexicon and would rather distance themselves from the Stalin era. Outside of the west, Trotsky’s theories have only really seemed to take root in central and south America. But, those comrades - other than the ones in Mexico - don’t distance themselves from the Stalin era, and instead uphold Trotsky’s theories on revolution and organizing (or, to my understanding, I still need to do a deeper dive on their version of Trotskyism).
Trots in the west really do just come out and tell you they’re anti-communist too, by puppetting conservative lines on AES. There’s a really good reason Trotskyism is referred to as a ‘communist to conservative pipeline’.
No, not allowing people to be racists, or sexist, etc is what Lemmy has always been about. Which is why I say, if you don’t agree with our decision to limit hatespeech, then Lemmy was never meant for you.
People who come in and say “well, people should be able to say these hateful words” set up the exact culture that turned every other site into cesspools. There’s no need to “see both sides”, as all that does is give the Rightwing a voice where they don’t deserve it. Lemmy isn’t a site for the Rightwing, plain and simple.
The stance we’ve taken on what we’ve called “oppressive speech” is anything that can or has been used to oppress other groups shouldn’t be allowed.
It’s much better to take away the voices of hateful people, than it is to let lemmy become a cesspool. We’d much rather have a community that upholds the mental well being of oppressed peoples, than one that tolerates hatespeech because someone not within the oppressed group doesn’t think the term is that bad.
So, no slurs, no offensive language, and absolutely no hatespeech.
If you don’t think this is how we should run the site, then lemmy might not be for you. Because the admins aren’t gonna budge on this.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/59794
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Good community tho, I’d really like to see more posted here.