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A lot of the famous communist leaders, like Lenin, were actually against things that could be perceived as a cult of personality. Lenin didn’t want to be memoralized as he has become as he felt it would betray the fact that it wasn’t him that led to revolution, but the working class and the vanguard.

It’s a very valid point and MLs know that, but I think it was Stalin that also noticed that people still desired to uphold him and celebrate pivotal figures. There’s a line between celebrating people important to the movement who were great theorists and organizers while also knowing the struggle is amongst the working class. The reverence socialist countries have for prior leaders is out of respect as others here have already said and for commemorating their importance to their liberation movement.


The only other pig I know who’s having a trial is Thao, though it’s for lesser charges since “he just stood there” and isn’t happening right now. I don’t think the other two are facing any repercussions.




I have a Chinese comrade and they’ve updated us about Maosim in China, and they don’t use the label Maoist at all. They consider themselves Marxist-Leninist and include MZT as an addition more or less. I know Maoists outside of the imperial core have done some better work (as Trots have in Latin America for example), but it seems that’s more due to not being “Westerners”


Maoists are this era’s Trots. Spreading deceptive shit against the major AES country in the world and slandering parties that hold true to MLism + internationalism.



Not entirely yet. The kidnapping charge has been dropped, but the comrades still face charges amounting to over 30 years in prison. A huge victory but the fight continues






Due to the criminal negligence and mismanagement of ERCOT and the other officials managing the Texas energy grid, Winter Storm Uri was a disaster. Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation on February 28th at 2pm CT in demanding that ERCOT and all other public utilities be placed under public cont…


Due to the criminal negligence and mismanagement of ERCOT and the other officials managing the Texas energy grid, Winter Storm Uri was a disaster. Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation on February 28th at 2pm CT in demanding that ERCOT and all other public utilities be placed under public cont…


Due to the criminal negligence and mismanagement of ERCOT and the other officials managing the Texas energy grid, Winter Storm Uri was a disaster. Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation on February 28th at 2pm CT in demanding that ERCOT and all other public utilities be placed under public cont…



It’s everyone, honestly. The Houston sub can be pretty reactionary, and the Texas one even worse, yet there’s some hope I’ve seem in there. Reddit is ofc very white and “middle-class” so we won’t know much until we can get out to the masses, but I’m not totally deflated while reading shit online so that’s honestly and unfortunately progress in that circle


Just judging off online voices, people are incredibly pissed. While the majority haven’t named or realized capitalism is the issue at hand (most are blaming Republican, calls for voting them out, etc.), there are still threads of radicalization going through commentary. Some are pointing out the issues aren’t based on political party affiliations but the system is the issue.


Community is dead so here's my Void story

Been using Linux fulltime since about 2014 or so. First half of my life up to then was on Windows, second was on Mac. At the start of the decade is when I noticed Apple’s increasingly closed-off computing gaining more traction, and it struck me as wrong. I had tested Ubuntu out around 2009 in a VM b…


We have big water jugs we filled with water before the storm, but we only got 2/4 filled. Swung by the store this morning and managed to find two small hand jugs of water, so we’re okay with that. No showers or anything though but we washed on Sunday


No, luckily. The apartment manager sent out an email that they’ve shut water off for the whole complex because some peoples’ pipes burst, but we never tried to use water when we had power for a few hours yesterday so that probably helped


No wonder the question sounded so familiar lol. I was gonna type more but I was too tired and my hands too cold.

I got power back early this morning, but guaranteed it’ll go out again very soon


There’s been next to no communication from the energy company distributor and the “non-profit” that control the grid. So we honestly have no clue, the story’s changed from rolling outages, to power back on Tuesday, to now a answer of nebulous days. I think at this point we just have to wait until the weekend because I’m sure they’re going to be waiting until things thaw instead of doing anything.


Oh I mean the guy who tweeted the screenshot. My first time living in the US and I meet him lol



Lmao I went to school in Florida with the OP. He’s a privileged DSA-rose twitter type tech bro, I’ve seen awful takes of his posted around so many time

Wouldn’t be surprised if he posted takes shitting on the people in the South for living in a red state








People who complain about “censorship” and “authoritarianism” while espouting the benefits of “freedom of speech” are exactly the type of people you don’t want around.

If there’s been discussion on lemmy.ml about this topic, I haven’t gotten around to seeing it. But from what I’ve noticed from witnessing this type of discussion all over the web is that these calls always come from either the most reactionary users or enablers i.e. those that would rather sit on the sidelines and either let it happen or put up a weak front because they have a right to “free speech.”

Unfortunately, this libertation-esque ethos runs deep in so many online spaces, where they’d rather have vague notions of freedom that obviously benefit them at the expense of others. Spaces like lemmy are not for them, and while there’s nothing lemmy can do about it, going against the grain and purging that type of vitriol is the best way to keep it from turning into the shitholes ranging from Reddit’s “enlightened centrism” to outright fascist spaces like *chans or gab.


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I can’t stop laughing at this …

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Brave is basically just a reskinned Chromium-base browser, with it’s only difference being that it default blocks ads/trackers. The problem is that it injects its own ads and uses your browser to mine for cryptocurrency. I think that’s the gist of it, I haven’t really looked at it as any other browser can already block ads/trackers, so what’s the point? The CEO is also homophobic and left Mozilla over it to make this; not a good look.

IPFS? Cool, it’s a neat protocol that I’d love to see improve more. Brave? No.


The fascists definitely thought they’d get more help from those sympathetic within the state apparatus, but even then they just wouldn’t have been able to hold onto power. Trump just didn’t have the backing necessary to seize anything and the majority of the bourgeoise are still hesitant on going full fascist


He might want to, but he does not have the backing of the military or really many of the bourgeoisie. All he has is his fascistic base which wouldn’t be enough


Fucking same, my current fav meme format


There are a few other news sources that tend to be spread around, but unfortunately none are as in-depth and cover so much like Grayzone (at least in the West). Telesur is incredible but I wish they’d do big analysis pieces like this. Qiao Collective is becoming one of my faves but they’re obviously very focused on China; the articles they have are sublime though