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Joined 7M ago
Cake day: Mar 01, 2022

Anyone know anything about the Solidarity movement in Poland in the 80s?
I just came across a video on social media claiming that this person's father and mother lived in "communist Poland" and that their lives were awful. They claimed the government took their parents' land and that they were incredibly poor. The father was apparently jailed and the mother fled to Italy. After doing some digging it was clear (the person outright said it) that their family was part of the Solidarity movement in Poland. What does this mean? I want to take the time to refute this in the comments because nobody else seems to be doing it. I know it may be a waste of time, but hey, it's late and I've got nothing to do. How do I respond? Edit: Just did a quick Google search and found out they received 2 million a year from the CIA. Genuinely laughed out loud.

Wonderful! I’ve been trying to find people on Reddit a little, but I haven’t had much luck yet.

Glad to hear it’s growing and that you have friends on here.


Didn’t Joe Biden literally say there would “be no Nord Stream 2” if Russia invaded?

Here we go
>“All currently available information indicates that this is the result of deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage,” the council said. Yes, yes it does

Good to hear. Fuck them. We have to do what we have to do.

Keep us updated, my friend

Someone even made an account called CriticalResist with an “s” at the end, impersonating the real one.

I am appalled.

I’m not really sure, that’s why I asked you guys to hear different arguments for and against it. I agree with you, but at the same time it really rubs me the wrong way having the state wielding that kind of power. I’m still making my mind up, I need to do more looking into it.___

The part about not owning our voices anymore rings very true, especially in regards to political discourse.

Great work, comrade

Edit: Political discourse from the left, obviously. Fascists get to say whatever they want.

Absolutely! The GZD sub was wonderful and got me started on Marxism-Leninism, but I have to say this place has been the best social media site I have ever come across. Genuine, intelligent, polite people. I too love the personal feel.

I love you all too, keep up the great work

You are absolutely significant, comrade. More than. Many people care about you, including us.

“For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived. Every single person on your mom and dad’s side successfully looked after and passed down to you life. What are the chances of that like?”

Exactly! I joined about a month before it got quarantined, then the war in Ukraine started and I immediately needed a place to seek refuge. I’m thankful, in a way. This place is great.

Yeah. I try to remind myself of that, but sometimes it gets hard to remember living in America.

What do you all think about the death penalty?
Why do or don't you support it?

I want to destroy this place and I feel insane.
I hate the United States. Simple as. The weirdest struggle for me comes in the form of a thick line between the masses' reality and my personal experience. I am currently pretty removed from the more severe aspects of capitalism failing (working as intended) but I also have the knowledge that the majority of people in this country (and the world, really) are just barely getting by. This causes some fear to strike in my brain. The fear comes from: a.) The possibility of having invested so much time studying politics and Marxism-Leninism just for it to be wrong, capitalism really does work and this was for nothing. Things aren't really that bad, and (to paraphrase from DankZedong's post similar to this one a few days ago) we Marxists are just missing the point. Conclusion: I am the insane one. or b.) The possibility of us being entirely correct and everyone else around me having bought into the game, this weird cult of capital. Conclusion: The society/system is insane. Which is it? Are we really just batshit crazy? Or are we the few who have the time/capabilities/desire to understand Marxism and dialectical materialism? Why are we such a minority if what we fight for is directly in the interest of the majority? I'm scared, send help and hugs

I live in a purple state and I see shirts with anti-mask graphics and get weird looks for wearing them in public, lol.

I just tested positive for COVID
I knew it would happen one of these days - I am in America. It is kicking my ass, I was in bed from 11pm to 5pm today. I feel like garbage. EDIT: Thank you all for the well wishes. I am feeling a little better today after sleeping for essentially a day and a half out in two days. Still very delirious and sick, though.

Favorite quotes from communists?
Theory is wonderful and my main activity right now, but I do love me some nice short inspiring quotes. If you wish, take a minute and share! I love you comrades

On Propaganda
How do we feel about propaganda? And what would the definition be? As far as I understand it, propaganda is simply a tool used to convey political messages accurately and concisely in hopes to get people over to whatever side it is coming from. Am I wrong in this? Is there a "good" propaganda and "bad" propaganda? EDIT: Rephrased some things

Comrades stuck in America, where is the first place you'd move to if your situation permitted it?
Furthermore, are any of you planning on being able to make it happen anytime soon?

Achievement Unlocked: How Did We Get Here?

Anything inspirational to say or share?
Comrades, I'm feeling a bit down. Help a friend out and share something that inspires you or say something inspiring if you wish <3

How to apply/practice dialectical materialism?
I've made it through Dialectical and Historical Materialism by Stalin and I think I have the basic concept, but I would appreciate it if I could have some aid in deepening my understanding and application of it. Any books/sources that are helpful would be great, too. Thanks in advance :)

I just got into the most corny argument about China with a liberal I've ever experienced. (This will be long, my apologies.) This is all real. Word for word.
*posts about what the headlines would be like if China legalized beating kids in school* Liberal: The headlines wouldn’t be much diff g. Literally so many people above the age of 50 support that shit. Me: Nah. I feel like western med would be all over that beating the drum about China beating their kids and it would be heavily exaggerated lol like the whole social credit thing. Liberal: No. Legit no. Me: How so? So much over there gets misrepresented. Liberal: I think China's bad, G. Me: Why? I know it's not perfect, but it has my support. Liberal: Bro they genocide the Muslims. Police state is it not? The way they enforce stuff. Mainstream media also has a problem with it so it almost certainly is bad in some regard. Plus destiny agrees and some politicians I like. Me: Uyghur genocide is straight up western fabrication imo, like 30 Muslim envoys just went there and came back defending it. I'll find the source. Alot of that was propagated by Adrian Zenz who works for the US government and the victims of communism foundation which is a joke lmao. Typical 100 billion dead stuff. As for police state I'm not sure what you consider that to be but I don't see china gunning down minorities in the street or with 22% of the world's prison population despite being 4% of the world's population like the USA. What do you mean the way they enforce stuff? And mainstream media is us government and billionaire funded so it shouldn't surprise anyone that the narrative is "china bad" and diametrically opposed to socialism. I don't really like or watch too much destiny, but what politicians? Liberal: I highly doubt the slaughter is fabricated. I can look into it later to prove you wrong on that. But I doubt china properly reports their imprisoned and data and they enforce things through breaches of privacy. Me: I really don't think it's legit. China is poised to take us over economically and is socialist. This is plenty of reason to propagate a genocide when the world order is capitalism. *link the site where the state department admits not having enough evidence to declare genocide*. Furthermore, most proof for this is usually 144p satellite images of prisons or something ridiculous like that. The falling birthrate argument is bullshit because the Uyghurs have just recently been placed under the same birthrate requirements as the Han so of course they will fall. What makes china less credible than the US? Do you have the same doubts for our bureau? What kinds of breaches of privacy are you speaking of? And like the United States hasn't been spying on the entire population the entire time? Lib: You have to understand if we declared genocide all hell would break loose. So first off you understand there is motive for the US to cover it up and not give a fuck? Especially since yk, we don’t necessarily care of Muslims that much? I feel like that would be the first thing that should come to your head… the US don’t care about Muslims… but ig cause it's china you are dissonance? Me: Right, the motive is not Muslim lives, I think it's anti-china rhetoric. and dissonance how so Lib: Wym? *uses my name* look at your first message. Thats literally the us defending China gang. Come on you ain't dumb. China is less credible because they don't have the same checks and balances as we do and their departments are corrupt. That’s why we can say 911 actually happened and why if that Shii happened in China we would have no clue. If you really gaf about both sides you would kno why China cannot be trusted bro Me: Departments aren't corrupt here?!? You think our checks and balances genuinely work for the people here? And I don't mean this in a condescending or rude way but do you know how china works? Like their system of participation? Lib: there is a difference. Large scale deception is impossible in the US. Departments are separated in the US, in China they are not. Yes they do work for us here. I know not of one country that operates like the US. Me: How is large scale deception impossible here bro? And you're right they have far greater participation in many other countries lol including 🇨🇳 Lib (this is where it gets weird): Because Large scale deception implies cooperation between departments. We have real humans in the US with more means and less threat to their lives for leaking info. Prosecutions have to go through judges where everything needs to be declassified. China doesn’t work this way. Me: You don't think that those departments have the same class interests? And do you genuinely believe things are always declassified? Also what are you implying with "real humans in us with more means and less threat to their lives for leaking info" lol the cia has killed journalists time and time again and or locked them up. Lib: There could be some deceptions/ things done by individual departments sure but for example, a genocide could never happen in secret. Bro, not everything has to do with class. Other values exist in this world. Plus you forget there are hundreds of thousands of people in these organizations. Things would get leaked. However, china doesn't grant its citizens the same things to prevent leaks such as heavy regulation of the internet. *uses my name*, you sound very dumb when you say "do you genuinely believe all things get declassified". With prosecutions? Literally yes. I don’t think you understand all court cases are public info G. Things have to be declassified in proesections Because it runs through the state judges. Look this up. Also, keyword CIA. A singular department. Meaning they were able to leak things. Dog you’ve been legit brainwashed if u think Uighur is faked. Like deadass that’s some conspiracy stuff to claim that shit fake Me: I am not arguing that it couldn't be leaked here or that everything is covered up. I'm saying some things surely are. But sure, let's give our government the benefit of the doubt and say that these individual agencies (e.g CIA) are solely responsible for the destruction they've caused and no other government force had a play in it. These people were never prosecuted for MKULTRA, for the hundreds of thousands of people killed, millions of lives ruined in the global south, etc. Many things have been leaked like you said, but I think it's incredibly naive to believe that our government is entirely transparent (Here I made an assumption about what they were saying). Where are you making these assumptions about China from? As for the internet, they are subject to cyber attacks and heavy western influence. Of course they want a secure internet. Furthermore, you can literally get a VPN or some other shit and get around it, plenty of chinese do. Nobody is coming after you for that. Yes, everything when prosecuted is declassified, I'm talking about the things that aren't prosecuted and haven't been leaked. Yes, we have protections in theory. This does not stop the persecution and suspicious unaliving of journalists and radical figures. Lib: What assumptions do you refer to? Officials get away with incredibly terrible programs like MKULTRA which mind you, are INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS, they have nothing to do with other departments. Deadass. Believe what you want, but that is legit how our government functions. Wdym our government is entirely transparent? I never said that. At all. *my name*. You are not defending there regulations on the internet gang. Deadass you’ve been brainwashed Me: I apologize for putting words in your mouth. It seemed that was what you were saying to me Lib: I’m saying china works together department wise to prosecute without the checks and balance given in our systems. You can be honest if you dk what you talking about. I’d also bet a lot of the journalists and figures you talk about that were unalived are genuinly just conspiracies you’ve only looked at from one side. I promise probably half of the mfs you think are subject to death by CIA is legit just a conspiracy wit little evidence. Also the VPN suggestion is laughable. Look that one up bud. Me: having a vpn is banned, yes. That doesn't mean there aren't ways to get around it if you want to see the western internet so badly? Lib:I love how In your mind the INTERNET is just WESTERN MEDIA PROPORGANDA 😭 Me: It's not lol? I'm saying this obsession with being able to say whatever you want with no consquences and all of the shit we have to sift through here is what, in my mind, would be penetrating into Chinese internet Lib: It’s either u have a foundamental lack of understanding how they regulate the internet, or genuinly ur brain is wired to think internet is western media… its also funny you say that. Considering you didn’t think about that when u supported the idea uigher Muslim genocide Is fake. Literal Concentration camps exist there Sure they aren’t extermination camps if that’s what you feel I’m implying but thag shit is REAL. And you're a moron if you think it's fake. Anyways point is Chinese are bred to be nationalist but also you believe the shit that comes out of their mouth even tho they have every reason to look out for thenselves only. Me: I don't appreciate the moron comment. Anyways. Yeah, every reason to look out for themselves only because they're fucking targeted endlessly by the rest of the world for upholding a different social order lol... also Americans are bred to be nationalist hard-core too I don't see the point. I think we're not going to get anywhere. Support to china from me. Lib: I think the world dislikes them for more then just upholding a “social order” I then stop responding. Am I stupid? Is the Liberal being overly condescending or am I just sensitive? I'd like to know your feedback. Thanks for reading if you did.

What am I to do as a communist living in America?
^ Any response appreciated

Is overpopulation a legitimate threat?
Malthus was wrong, right? It seems eerily close to being ecofascist

Randomly recurring thankful post
Thank you all for being so great. The kindness and intellect in this community has been like no other, and a real relief from libshit r*ddit. I love you, comrades. And for the few feds that may be lurking, face the wall.

Any solid sources for news and global politics?
Anything you all use would be appreciated

Any predictions on what will happen to the US + its citizens in the next 10 years?
I keep asking this as information develops and the year goes on. What do you guys think?

What do you guys think about leftist unity?
As I've begun my journey in exploring for organizations to join I have come across a few anarchists. They get shit talked alot on here (often times rightfully so), so I'm wondering what you guys think about it. Is it hot garbage? Or is it necessary for successful revolution?