“Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union”
I only ever used Bitwarden after I switched from Dashlane and I couldn’t be happier. The Android app is incredible, it’s got a great browser extension and it syncs for free. If you don’t trust them to store your passwords on the cloud I understand that but I wouldn’t know what alternative to recommend.
It’s cliche to answer teacher but I think that’s where my skills would be best utilised. I have a passion for languages but teaching is such an alienating profession under capitalism, I don’t know if I could do it. Otherwise I’d love to do some translating work. But honestly, I would probably be happy doing whatever knowing it would serve the needs of the people at large and not just some fat cat capitalists.
I’m on the autism spectrum and have noticed I exhibit a few symptoms that are very similar to ADHD symptoms. I’m absolutely terrified of talking to my doctor/psychiatrist/therapist about these for fear that they’ll see those few symptoms and slap me with a diagnosis and I’ll look irrational for not wanting to be put on meds. I’ve seen ADHD meds prescribed to schoolchildren for less. It’s really depressing that it’s seen as something that needs to be “fixed” and “cured” rather than accommodations be made for us but such is the neurodivergent life I guess.
not embracing computer-assisted economic planning. had they imported the cybersyn team from Chile after the coup and allowed them to revive the experiment, it could have made great advances. this was a few years after the liberal economic reforms of course, so I don’t think the Soviet leadership was all too interested…
In fact, Rosa Luxemburg made another great point here. Marxism should be treated as a living thing, at its best when it is interacting with the world, but all of the meaningful interactions of the past forty years have been Maoist actions. Marxism-Leninism and the respective, remaining ‘Marxist-Leninist’ organizations and parties have been caught-on-the-back foot, or docile, or lacking in direction, with few consequential actions taken, at best, and useless, irrelevant, if not outright misguided or wrong in many parts of the world at worst.
Marxism-Leninsm-Maoism has yet to produce a successful revolution, unless you are counting Nepal which I know you hate to talk about so let’s discard it. How can you look at what Marxist-Leninist countries have done over the past fifty years and say that Marxism-Leninism has not advanced? It has advanced greatly, but you just dismiss these advances as “revisionism”.
The evidence for the Marxist-Leninist position becoming increasingly correct is a few reddit posts and one excellent Roderic Day article. Lol. A lot of my pro-China comrades hate Duterte and support Maoist revolutions in India and the Philippines, as do I, not even Joma hates China as much as online Maoists do.
This chasing of ideological purity and discarding real-world information is undialectical.
I use GNOME with a couple of extensions. I tried a few standalone window managers but I gave up very quickly, I didn’t enjoy the experience of configuring them exactly to my taste.