When I learned about the atrocities that were committed by the British Empire, especially in India (I’m of Indian descent so that was of particular interest to me). I needed an outlet for my hatred of Anglos and I somehow discovered Genzedong. The memes were hilarious and simultaneously enlightening. One thing lead to another and I found myself supporting AES and eventually reading theory.
I was previously on the path to anarchism so I’m really glad I found GZD before I became a baby-brained idealist.
The rest is history.
This is what I got from some light googling:
“A. B. Zalkind attached great importance to the sexual question in issues of the hygiene of party work. He believed that modern man in everyday life suffers from sexual fetishism, which should be overcome with the help of science and that sex should be returned to the right track: “It is necessary that the collective is more attracted to itself than to a love partner.” It was in this way that The Twelve Sexual Commandments of the Revolutionary Proletariat were born. The general meaning of these sexual commandments was to ensure that the energy of the proletariat, as an integral class, was not wasted on sexual relations that are useless for its historical mission.”
Apparently Kollontai didn’t develop the Glass of Water theory. I don’t know how true that is, since I’ve never even heard of Kollontai until I read your post, but this article is an interesting read nonetheless: https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/atc/1724.html
Here are the 12 commandments:
Sexual life shall not develop too early among the proletariat.
Thou shalt exercise sexual restraint until marriage, and marriage shall take place only upon full social and biological maturity (20-25 years).
Sexual relations shall be the culmination of a deep and comprehensive sympathy and attachment to the object of thy sexual love.
The sexual act shall be the final link in a chain of deep and complex experiences binding the lovers together at that moment.
The sexual act shall not be repeated often.
Thou shalt not often change thy sexual object. There shall be less sexual variation.
Love shall be monogamous and monoandrous (one wife, one husband).
Every sexual act must be committed without forgetting the possibility of conceiving a child – thou shalt always remember thy progeny.
Sexual selection shall always be conducted along the lines of revolutionary-proletarian class objectives. Elements of flirtation, skirt-chasing, coquetry, and other particular methods of sexual conquest must not be introduced into love relations.
Thou shalt not be jealous.
Thou shalt not engage in sexual perversions.
In the interest of revolutionary expedience, class shall have the right to interfere in the sexual life of its co-members; the sexual shall always be subordinate to class interests, never interfering with the latter, but shall always serve it.
I’m currently playing Days Gone and I’m enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would.
My favourite genre is whatever the SoulsBorneSekiroRing games are. I also like Action games like Devil May Cry, Nioh, Ninja Gaiden, and Bayonetta, as well as RPGs like Dragon’s Dogma and The Witcher 3.
I also love story-driven games like The Last of Us (especially part 2, fuck the haters), God of War, Uncharted etc.
I’m currently stuck in intermediate purgatory in Spanish (I can understand a lot but I struggle to construct my own sentences). I love the language, as well as Latin America, and I really want to become fluent.
After Spanish, there’s maybe 2 more languages in which I would like to be fluent (Russian and Mandarin) and a few more in which I would like to be more or less conversational (Romanian, Hungarian, Korean, Persian, Cantonese, Serbian)
When people blast loud bassy music like my shitty neighbour is doing right now. Are some people allergic to headphones or something?