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Cake day: March 23rd, 2024


  • ForMyDemonstoMemesLibs be like
    19 days ago

    It seems like you and your tech friend are Joe Biden supporters because you benefit from the current system. It’s interesting how people in the tech world think they are political experts without actually having studied politics. Your false confidence in this area seems to come from your expertise in another field. You labour aristocrats will never see fascism come simply by reason that it doesn’t affect you negatively. For the poor black person in the US, fascism is already here; for the labour aristocrat, it is always just around the corner. For Palestine, it has been developing there for about a hundred years now, supported by the USA and by people like you.

  • Thanks for posting this. I’m currently around page 100 and have just finished the part about the Chinese Revolution. I was surprised to learn that the Comintern was corrupted to the point of opposing Mao and meddling in their revolution. The Soviets tried to impose their views and tactics, which were shaped by their own struggles. It’s important for leftists to realize that revolutions cannot come from outside; they must come into being from the conflict itself. Theory and praxis have to work together as one. The theories of the Soviets didn’t fit with the conditions of the Chinese people. It’s very interesting so far, and I will certainly finish this book soon. It reminds me of Settlers but is much easier to read. Thanks again for sharing!

  • ForMyDemonstoCapitalism in DecayWhy debating neofascists is pointless
    3 months ago

    They are ignorant, but not by choice or inaction, they are simply not capable of more, which explains their station.

    What does that even mean? It’s like you’re saying they have some innate quality to them.

    They also lack integrity, and rather than admit their station is their fault, they blame government, liberals and minorities.

    That seems to contradict what you previously said.

    All of this leaves them susceptible to misinformation by the actual people standing on their necks.

    Yes. The government, the liberals, and a minority, the capitalists. That is, for those who are poor and don’t have much to gain from fascism.

  • I remember that strip club story posted here on lemmygrad, and the video was alarming, but I did learn a little about that from Blackshirts and Reds. Certainly, the West wants Ukraine on their side to further exploit them, and that includes their women. Their hatred of Russia is also rooted in anti-communism; they still think of it as a communist country, and they see Ukraine as a victim of communism. Maybe, without realizing it, they hate Russians because the soviet union didn’t permit exploitation by Western capitalism. For those countries, it’s less about race and more about that. Capitalism and white supremacy are now strongly linked together, and white people feel entitled to everything. They become enraged when people don’t comply with their demands. In the end, it’s anti-communism and white supremacy that guides them. The thought of all humans becoming ‘equal’ is, to white people, a significant loss of privilege, which is their biggest fear.

  • Regardless of any proclamations, they see Ukrainians as untermenschen, Bandera learned it the hard way and Zelensky is learning now.

    True, it doesn’t mean they genuinely consider them more ‘white’ than Russians or part of the West. However, I do think they are trying. Most likely because of the war. It’s useful propaganda and helps the liberals gather support against Russia, a people they despise with passion.

    Ukrainians are a separate nation. This was never doubted under USSR.

    I know that Lenin and Stalin recognized the differences and granted Ukraine self-determination. But again, I do believe liberals are trying very hard to separate them completely. They want them on the side of the West rather than anything close to Russians.

  • ForMyDemonsOPtoMemesEducating libs through memes
    3 months ago

    Correct, but I dislike that liberals point that out when the Western world has done the same. They are either ignorant of those laws or think liberalism and their politicians are allowed to get away with it. If we confront them, they always say that’s “whataboutism.”

  • The ruling class was overly confident of their victory in the 90s over communism. They are high on their own supply to this day and think China will collapse any time now. Essentially, they don’t believe they need to give significant concessions because, in their view, there is no alternative, and workers have no choice other than capitalism. It’s not just our politicians who think there is no alternative, but many ordinary people as well.

  • I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow-men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.

    Albert Einstein.

    He also has an interesting quote that praises Lenin, calling him a guardian and restorer of humanity.

  • Emily Harding: The self-centered piece is this completely self-defeating debate, where you have people saying, well, why are we sending all of these resources off to Ukraine? Why are we spending all this money on Ukraine, when we really should be keeping it here for a fight in the Pacific? Or, we really should be keeping it here for domestic priorities? It’s just the wrong way to look at it. First of all, from a basic numbers perspective, I think Angus King of Maine has a really good speech on this, the money that we spend on Ukraine doesn’t leave the U.S. It goes to the U.S. defense industry. It goes to U.S. companies that send aid to Ukraine. The vast majority of it stays here.

    It truly baffles my mind that anyone can believe this BS. The defence industry is a private, profit-driven entity. It is funded by taxpayers, with wealthy white men pocketing all the profits.

    What Putin has done with his invasion of Ukraine is say: I don’t care about any of that. I want the world system to be remade in a way that I like. I want to prove that the U.N. is pointless, that the U.S. is weak, that U.S. democracy is not all it’s cracked up to be. And I want the U.S. fighting inside by itself against itself, rather than using its vast global power to ensure a safer, more prosperous globe. Chinese have looked at that and said, we like that idea. What we want is a world that’s made safe for Chinese business. We want to be able to run the world the way that we think it should be run. We don’t care about personal freedoms. We don’t care about democracy. What we care about is making money for us and for our businesses. So we’re on board with that as a plan too. Let’s see how we can disrupt this global system in our favor.

    What she accused China of doing is what the U.S. does—100% projection.

    The entire transcript is a bunch of nonsense and cope.

  • I’m in the middle of Against Empire by Parenti. It’s good, but I enjoyed Blackshirts and Reds more. Parenti is a great writer, and he is easy to understand, so I will continue to read his stuff. As for novels, I ordered 2001: A Space Odyssey not too long ago and will try to read it sometimes. I have manufacturing consent sitting on my bookshelf, plus some others from Chomsky I haven’t read yet. I bought them during a short anarchist phase I had and grew out of very quickly after reading Lenin’s stuff. Often, I buy books and end up never reading them. Uhh I should stop doing that and download them illegally instead.

  • I’ve seen them live in Halifax, Canada. They began the show by bringing a motorcycle on stage and revving it. It was awesome to see them play but the bike was the most memorable thing lol. I had a good time. Oh and the band Mastodon was on first, who were also excellent.