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Mao - Connolly - Uncle Ho - Che - Deng
I live between Éire, and Việt Nam.
Marxist-Leninist with some Mao and Deng
Religion and belief play a major role in Marxism and anti-capitalism and ignoring it or casting aside as ignorance or something to be cleansed is a mistake has been a major mistake of many leftist movements through history, turning the church and believers into perfect targets for anti-marxist radicalization and conversion. Many of our philosophers and theorists, from Marx to Mao, battled with this issues but frequently religion is dismissed in discussion or treated like it has no potential.
The “American Council of Bolsheviks” lmao I joke but in the west they are two type of intelligence tactics I have noted, I call them ridiculousness and covert.
Ridiculousness is a common tactic used through intelligence history even in non-western countries, you make the opposition look ridiculous, extreme and outlandish, cooky, like nut jobs, you see a lot of this in the US and the UK in particular, you get weird conspiratorial groups with cringy messages and outfits and stupid songs and it makes people run away fast I’m the opposite direction (Check out the Million Mask March events post Occupy in the US for some funny shit.)
Covert, covert is meticulous and professional incursions into organization to slowly shift or dismantle operational capacity, sow discord and division and render ineffective an organization against the ideal or narrative the operation has. This one is basically impossible to discover, these are professionals who are trained for years in clandestine shit. Really the only way to fight this is a strong centralised method of leadership and strict codes and rules. But even then, it’s always going to be a risk in any organization or movement opposing capitalism. The more experience you get, the easier it gets to spot, but even the best orgs have been infiltrated and turned into ops.
I don’t envy western comrades at all when it comes to organizing serious Marxist politics. That’s why I’d suggest focusing on labour organising and stay away from red flags and hammer/sickle stuff in real organizing. You’ll still be infiltrated, but not as much.
If what they say is accurate, there is essentially not a single leftist organization in the US that isn’t involved with the CIA doing contemporary cointelpro in some form, which if is true is pretty fucking terrible for every comrade in the US and means that basically everything any of the five organizations have touched is tainted by the CIA which is a metric fuck done of leftist organizing that is rotten. For such a dramatic claim, the evidence needs to be air tight and the presentation needs to be a fuck ton better than it is, I read through everything and I came out more confused than knowledgeable. The organization is atrocious and it looks like a red string conspiracy board. I’m not saying it isn’t true, but someone who knows how to present and put together information needs to work with them.
The description is pretty funny:
“Dr. Peters combines the humor and biting wit of Ann Coulter with the academic rigor of Walter Williams to produce an anti-Communist work that kills more sacred cows than a slaughterhouse. From the Stone Age to the 2020 Election, Collectivists have been feverishly working together to take over the world and destroy the social institutions that make Civilization possible. They want to return us to an idyllic, pre-Civilized existence without property, family, or modern comforts where all of us are equal, but some are more equal than others. In this book you will learn about the fiendish, diabolical plots of the Communists , how they have managed to convince so many towards their views, why they always fail, and what we can do today to confront them.”
Also this quote from Walter Williams Wikipedia is hilarious:
Williams praised Ayn Rand’s Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal as “one of the best defenses and explanations of capitalism one is likely to read.”
My grandfather was a veteran of the War of Liberation, my mom was raised a leftist and raised me one, my dad comes from a nationalist family with some leftist tendencies.
I joined her a couple years ago because I liked the idea of a free and fair social media platform for Marxists and Marxist adjacent folks to meet and talk and meme and such. Then when reddit went on that 6 months leftist ban festival, I shifted over to here for all my online English political discourse.
“Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” -Marx
Religion may not be the end goal, in a utopian world maybe it will be gone, but suffering exists, religion and belief exists as a result, we as Marxist Leninists, followers of SWCC, MLMs, etc need to understand that religion is here and it’s here to stay and many of the people who we will be talking to and radicalizing are religious with deeply held beliefs in their version of God(s). Militant Atheism is an objectively bad choice for our movements, especially in the global south, which is seeing a growing number of religious adherents, including leftist religious people. Liberation theology is increasing in popularity in the global south, leftwing Christianity is growing in popularity, in fact the recent Cuban family code change was established with major support from socialist Christians.
We need to stop treating religious people like they are stupid, ignorant, less than, or anything but humans looking for answers while fighting the human condition and the sufferings of Capitalism.
The funniest article I have ever read on the topic:
He added: “It is to be noted that Eric von Rosen, the Swedish count who gave the first swastika airplane to Finland in 1918, was at the time a well-known (far) right person, who would later become one of the leading National Socialists of Sweden.”
VERDICT False. Swastikas used by the Finnish Air Force do not represent the country’s support for Nazism. It introduced the logo before the rise of Nazism in Europe. The originator of the emblem, became later a Nazi sympathizer, but he was Swedish.
Nah. It’s Huawei, though OpenHarmony is an open sourced version of it, it’s not identical.