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Cake day: Jul 11, 2020


In the west, social-democracy and fascism spring forth from the same seed, namely white supremacy. Western social democrats believe that they can transition towards some form of socialism without destroying the imperialist order they are leading. They want the benefits of a socialist society while keeping the colonialist superstructure. This position is more aligned with fascism that it is with communism.

Of course, the Marxist definition of fascism is different than the definition used by the broad public, so going around saying “Bernie Sanders is a social-fascist” is probably not a good idea.

This whole thing is weird as hell. These Maoists are talking about a split between two parties that I didn’t even know existed until moments ago. They are delivering heavy polemics against what I can only imagine to be a very small group of people. Ultras being ultras, I guess.

No, they are certainly not. They seem to be Maoists who uphold Gonzalo thought. That’s what they say here, anyway.

Good books on Palestine?
Hey comrades, do you know any books on Palestine (history, etc)? I want to educate myself on this topic.

It's funny how the US decries China for "lack of scientific cooperation", bans them from participation in the ISS, and will presumably get mad when they build their own station instead.

The New Cold War: Who Benefits, Who Pays & What Is Needed to Stop It-Panel discussion featuring Vijay Prashad, Max Blumenthal, and others.
A great discussion organized by the Canadian peace congress and Communist party of Canada.

Yea there’s no way the western press would report on this. It’s crazy to think that the countries who voted “yes” represent the majority of people on earth, and yet nothing is happening.

The vast majority of countries in the global south are advocating for an IP waiver. It’s everybody against the empire.

Thanks for the response. I don’t want to just dismiss Maoism out of hand, because dismissing something without proper investigation is just dogmatism.

However, the maoists I have been exposed to online just seem to be like Trots, spiced up with a fetishism of violence. Like take this guy, BlackRedGuard for example. I used to watch his videos, early on in my political development. As I learned more about communism, I began to disagree with him ideologically. Nevertheless, I thought he was an efficient organizer, someone you could trust when things got bad. In other words, I thought he was real.

Now though, I am very suspicious. This guy tells you to start buying guns and training for revolution, serving the people, and then goes on twitter to complain about “Dengites”. Its like whiplash.

The Maoists(at least online) also don’t seem to have a plan for revolution. The Maoist conception of PPW seems to fetishize any illegal activity, regardless of it’s effectiveness (they don’t even seem willing to investigate whether or not its effective or not). There doesn’t seem to be a distinction between small armies and large armies in Maoist PPW as long as you “serve the people” (very vague). They seem to think that jumping straight into enemy fire is revolution.

Winning is revolution. There will be revolution when we win, establish the dictatorship of the proletariat, etc. The Maoist conception of PPW has not worked outside of China, under incredibly specific conditions. Why do these Maoists claim that PPW works universally, when they have never investigated, never tried it themselves?

There seems to be a survivorship bias here. If the Maoists fully believed their adventurist rhetoric and took up arms, they would get mowed down. Almost immediately. Because of this, all these Maoists who are still alive end up on twitter, complaining about “Dengites”.

So, this is pretty wild. It is also pretty deceptive. As far as I know ( I'm pretty new to the communist movement, and I am not very informed on a lot of topics) Marxism-Leninism-Maoism was created(or compiled) by the Communist Party of Peru, with no direct influence from Mao or the CPC. To claim that "several hundred million chinese people" toiled to create MLM is just a falsehood. Although the chinese revolution was a huge influence, the PRC never approved this ideology. One would expect that someone who created something would approve of it, or at least recognize it as their creation. Moreover, BRG dismisses the "several hundred million chinese people" alive today, who have never considered themselves to be Maoists and align themselves more with the group he calls "dengites". Now, BRG is a maoist and should be well aware of this history, more so than I. BRG therefore deliberately obfuscated this information in order to claim the "several hundred million chinese people", and that this makes him incapable of Sinophobia, somehow. This is pretty disgusting, and demonstrates the exact opposite of what he is trying to prove. Final thoughts: Think about this for a minute. Without the Maoist rhetoric, would you be able to distinguish this post from that of a liberal? Is this not the same type of argument a liberal would make? This kind of a take is obviously not materialist or principled. If BRG is indeed an organizer and a revolutionary, he should spend more time combating his own liberalism than posting this garbage.

He was kicked out of the CPI, the Communist Party of Ireland. As far as I am aware, he is still in the CYM, the youth wing of the CPI which split off recently.

Meanwhile, the CYM: https://cym.ie/2021/03/21/a-nazi-defeating-space-racing-industrial-powerhouse-the-case-for-socialism-in-one-country/ (Analyzing the successes of “Socialism in one country” in USSR, Cuba, DPRK. March 21,2021.) https://cym.ie/2020/12/23/smear-campaigns-wont-beat-the-epidemic/ (Challenging anti-china propaganda/Pandemic responses of China, Cuba, Vietnam. Dec 23, 2020.) https://cym.ie/2020/06/12/against-the-new-cold-war/ (Being against the new cold war between US and China, June 12, 2020)

Democratic Centralism is when you get drunk and constantly undermine your own organization’s connections to international solidarity. The CYM needs to enforce discipline if they want to stop more of this shit from happening.