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This is the truth. What’s amazing is that corporations cannot exist without the government, they are utterly interwined with the state. There are very few large companies that’s owned by any one owner and is instead jointly owned by multiple companies and parties. The difference here though, is that corporate interest is subordinate to the public interest whereas in America, the public interest is subordinate to the corporate interest.

All these people talking about their libertarian utopia don’t know that America IS their “utopia” and the truth is that their petty bourgeois complaints are levied to the government tax policy instead of the real fact that corporations are essentially mini governments/empires with their own arbitrary laws and regulations instead of a general state mandate public laws and regulations that all corporations are subordinated to.


Where’s the materialist analysis for these fools if they claim it’s not about skin color? Like Engels says some rough shit about the Irish in “conditions of the working class in England”, but his point is that the way they think and their “less cultured” ways has to do with more the conditions of their life. It’s easy as that, rough life produces rough people, done, practical, materialist explanation. And what’s a way to produce a more “cultured” people is by solving the direct production of the poverty of living conditions and education.


Seems we’re legit regressing.


Whoever that is argues like an infant, I can’t take any of their criticisms seriously. They just sounds like: “fuck the world bro, I’m my own boss, no one can boss me bro.”


Hahaha this is some clown world type shit. It’s like some black comedy; “sorry we didn’t save you but here’s a bit of money for your death arrangements”.


Settler colonials have never come to terms with their bullshit. It’s a scar here in the western hemisphere that won’t heal. It’ll need a type of reparations the likes of Germany has never seen. And it’s not just about money reparations but land reparations. Not just bullshit discounts and reservations. The only government that can do this is a Socialist one. Not one ounce of the reactionary nature and fascist nature of the current governments can remain if we could fix the scars these continents have.


There’s already a lot of propaganda everywhere, it takes a bit for people to find such propaganda and attach themselves to it and spread it that way. The most effective propaganda is mass propaganda. Things like Medicare4All and Force The Vote were great forms of propaganda that hit the political sphere. The biggest hindrance is not having the backing of institutions and big organizations. FTV was an online phenomena but unfortunately without institutional backing. If we had large people’s organizations and if the DSA weren’t such cowards, we’d have power not just alone but through big orgs like DSA, that’s if they backed FTV as a working class principle. They didn’t of course, instead they wanted to keep favor with the politicians who are supposed to represent the masses.


Why are they like this? Why do liberals want to burn the world down so much?


While Chinese Maoism is a very real thing (not related to MLM) this is completely nonsense. The fuck are they bringing up Bonapartism? Something that hasn’t been a thing for over 150 years.


Also by the 1980s which when Gonzalo went on his political adventures, China was already under going a shift in their economy that began heck even a decade earlier. So to me MLM just seems more a political adventure that turned Mao into a somewhat religion. From what I have seen, real Maoists or at least Chinese Maoists are simply people who enjoyed Mao era political and economic policies, kind of how like we in the west have preferences for leaders and their era. So when it comes to something concrete, Maoists(Chinese) are big fans of the revolutionary feeling during Mao’s time, plus the economic policies of the time of self reliance. I like to think of it as a sort of “FDR” or whatever, people who are nostalgic of the new deal etc. What these MLMs are is simply extremist dogmatists. Communism itself has a left center and right and I guess you could say I’m more of a Mao left to center type of Communist. That’s alot more nuance than people who hold such a strict line without context or a materialist understanding of why China had to adapt throughout it’s existence.


No I’d say they’re definitely liberal. The old republic became a bureaucratic and corrupt nightmare of horrible inefficiency since they passed an anti slavery bill that wasn’t enforced in the outer rim. The empire had a Socialist aesthetic but of course that aesthetic is something that was stolen by fascism. The fascists stole Socialist aesthetic and rhetoric and turned it into “for the nation” and “for the race” or whatever.

The Rebels are just a counter liberal revolution for the most part.


What the hell happened to this guy? I guess he’s going on his own political adventures.


Revolution doesn’t purely mean guns or the over throw of power necessarily. The industrial revolution for example. Marx himself realized that this was ongoing. Communists don’t really aim for revolution but are aware that revolution in the decisive sense (violent seizure of power) will be necessary. The very nature and existence of the working class, as the antithesis of the bourgeoisie means that it is the working class that will cause these revolutions in society. As the working class struggle, the bourgeoisie are forced to change things that increasingly phase them out and make them useless. Every massive change in capital was caused because of class struggle.



Yanis Varoufakis, Global Minotaur. Oh how the mighty have fallen. The vacuum that sucks up other countries surpluses I’d falling apart before our eyes.


They don’t start from an idea, they start from objective reality. Objective contradictions are bound to produce a clash of forces. We don’t just will ideas from the ether and they take form. Ideas are formed after the fact, after an investigation as been done whether it’s the idealized version of the current society or the idealized version of a future society.

You don’t will these forces into existence, they already exist. Chances are that if some Communist militia existed, it existed out of necessity or tradition. A mass protest is an objective phenomena that cannot usually be coordinated and usually mass protest requires a certain spark. Whey you need to ask yourself here and now in the 21st century is where does the mass movement exist now, where does populism exist, understand why it exists and what led to their movement then go to it and become a leader. Remember, it is people who make history, not single men.


Then you’ll be called a red fash because any country or any people that do not fit the western diaspora is fascist or backward, uneducated. These days to be illiberal is to be a fascist.


No. The proletariat became a real thing after industrialization. Before that the middle class were guild people or merchants, shop owners, etc. The day laborer was the precursor to the proletariat but the day laborer couldn’t be considered a class because they just did odd like jobs and would also own a plot of land or be considered what is now a Lumpen.


I want to type something but I don’t know what to write, it’s essentially a real clown show. The consistency here is non-existent; and it’s explicitly done because it’s quite literally the: it’s okay when we do it but not okay when they do it. At least be consistent in your politics is all I personally ask of politicians and those that are are either labelled “fascists” or “divisive”. I think the political establishment is quite comfortable these days because now they’re not even trying be “consistent” in public and bastards behind closed doors, now they just expose themselves in the open and move on and expect people to forget their past statements.


It’s naïve to say that the US is just now losing its hegemony. The downward spiral began with the 90s, but the heavy body blow was 08’ crisis. 2016 was the cement made manifest that America is an imploding empire. I think it’s important to understand that effects of a cause take time to be felt concretely. 2016 wasn’t where the trend of collapse began but rather when the anger was given a concrete voice and concrete political reaction: Bernie, Trump. America is no longer the unipolarity, and even the nation’s formally under the heel of America is no longer feeling the pressure, see South America recently. That was something that’s been building up for years and has only manifested now, if America were the same America of an earlier time they would’ve been successful like they were in the 60s.

If you were to pull my arm and force a prediction from me ( and I’m not much for predicting things but rather making sense of the here and now) id tell you that a South American union will form the basis of a new polarity in the world.


The night truly is darkest before the dawn

While we are living in a very tumultuous time, what is most difficult is the unknown and what the future may hold. Reactionary Trumpism has taken ahold of a working class that has been abused and is confused of what to attach itself to, Trumpism is the only thing they see that is genuine to them whi…


About vote blue no matter who

One thing that those who advocate for voting blue that fail to acknowledge is the fact that 8 years of Obama gave us Trump but also Bernie. So what exactly would change with Biden? Under Trump the left movement hasn’t shrunk it’s growing alongside the far right. This is inevitable when capitalism is…


I really despise Anarchists sometimes

A response by an Anarchist on reddit to a post about economics during the dictatorship of the Proletariat or the Socialist phase: …


China's communes

Is there a book or writing that goes into how China’s communes in the 50s and 60s worked? …

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Reading The Bolshevik Revolution by EH Carr and..

I find it so interesting that in the early days the Soviets were not so much a territorial union but rather economic associations of different workers. EH Carr writes of how the Soviets not very long after the revolution were taking on a “Syndicalist” character. Of course this was the first kind of …


Breanna Taylor

With the ruling having been made and the state preparing the upcoming uprisings I think fellow American comrades here should absolutely know by now that the state had absolutely no intention of willing to give even the smallest ground to it’s citizenry. The time for peaceful protesting is at an end…

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Organizational struggle or armed struggle?

I think as Marxist-Leninists we can all agree that organization is one of the most important if not primary struggle we engage. We want as many people in our cause as possible. The armed struggle is something we acknowledge to be a possibility in the future, once we’ve built dual power. But on the o…


Saw this response to a post on reddit today and found it so interesting

"The revolution itself went shockingly well, the problems were rooted far more in the fact that what happened wasn’t at all what Lenin and the Bolsheviks expected. The Russian revolution was “supposed to” be a global rallying cry and lead a massive worker uprising against the bourgeoisie in the wake…


What made neoliberalism come about?

Like I know from the 1940s to 1970s America was a semi social democracy, I’d say more closer to the Adam Smith welfare net or Keynesian economics? I’m not sure but anyways then come Ronald Reagan and that’s what Neoliberalism starts and has been the latest stage of capitalism. My question is what ex…


District 9 or Elysium

Which of the two Neill Blomkamp films would you say you enjoy more from it’s thematic subject? I really enjoyed D9 but since I’ve become a Communist I’ve grown a whole new appreciation for Elysium and even considering it as a better film. I guess I say this because I couldn’t relate to apartheid; it…


What's with the liberal hypocrisy on what authoritarian is?

If we examine the president of the United States; they can appoint judges and their cabinet. The president is the executive so they execute the laws made by legislators. The president is, on top of head executive, also the party leader. The president is the commander in chief and so makes them the h…


I don't know about you guys but I kind of love Michael Parenti

Like I’d go so far as to call him the modern Lenin from the American perspective. He’s applied his deep Marxist analysis on the modern American condition so much that it vod be it’s own modern theory specifically tailored for America both historical and present. …


Stalin killed a bajillion peoples *totally would have done better*

“Totally” will have known what to do in 1918 when the enemies were at the gates to the tune of the US, Germany, Japanese and White army soldiers. …


Class analysis rejection

One of the biggest issues today is that the general left(left leaning liberal, left libertarians) rejects a proper class analysis or rather they reject a class analysis in favor of a cultural analysis. While culture and the like are really important to analyze, it ultimately avoids the economic que…


How do you guys handle the reactionary nature of people (America)

I don’t know if it’s just me or that I spend too much time reading YouTube comment sections or occasionally the enemy’s subreddit that is has given me a distorted perception of the masses or if it’s actually true that the broad masses are as reactionary and fascistic as they seem online and in media…


How would you go about explaining why anarcho-syndicalism is not a viable solution?

The way I would personally explain it is that Unions are great for rallying workers behind a party but not for seizing political power themselves. Anarchist Spain was one of the few countries that went the syndicalist route and ended up being isolated from the masses. A vanguard party that Unions ra…


Recently read Engels Housing Question and continues to show me how little I know

Long title I know but I’m always learning something new, despite having read so much Marx and Engel and Lenin, Mao, Rosa etc. I still find myself realizing how much little I knew. Okay so there was an issue that scientific Socialists would run into with Proudhonist, Bakunists what have you, and that…


The Irish Republican Army and what we can learn from them

The Irish Republican Army was a resistance group against British imperialism and fought for Irish sovereignty, something that the Irish have dealt with for hundreds of years. The IRA was most active from the late 60s, throughout the 70s and ended their activity in the 90s. …


Just realized how difficult the transition to Socialism is going to be in America

And not so much in the crushing of capital and reactionaries etc. but in de-colonization. We have a monumental task ahead of us; we Communists in America have a lot on our plate compared to other countries. …


The breath of revolution

One of the most important things for Socialists and Communists is revolutionary theory; how revolution begins and how it is carried out. Revolution is not just armed uprising but rather an entire period, a period that begins spontaneously, and is matured throughout time. Revolution usually begins as…