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Anonymous 07/29/2020 (Wed) 18:43:41 No. 730508 [Reply] [Last]
Why is america and most of today world today so anti communist and filled with anti communist propaganda ? Despite big parts of the population who lived throw it and like it ? (my family included) Why?
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sage
There was this thing called the Cold War where porky was really spooped that gommunism might win so they worked really hard to push the idea that gommunism was ebul. But to everyone's surprise gommunism collapsed and porky won. But then suddenly da youf in porkyland started saying gommunism things and porky got scared again.
People are retarded It’s that simple False consciousness is a stupid meme If people weren’t retarded they couldn’t be manipulated by obvious and contradictory lies
>>730535 I'm gonna tell my grandkids this when we finally live in a communist society in the 2090s
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>>730508 Cultural hegemony.

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How can I get started in organizing/general socialist stuff? Anonymous 07/29/2020 (Wed) 14:47:21 No. 729677 [Reply] [Last]
How can i get started in organizing? I don't want to be at the forefront. I have been reading various contemporary and traditional works from news to theory. I have worked a number of jobs and will be graduating from college soon. I doubt I will be directly helping the working class in my future job. Is there some sort of method or starting position most people get into when trying to break into union or tenant organizing? What's a type of organizing that is not given much attention? Also, how did you guys get your start?
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If you're in university, join a students' union.
>>729989 squatting doesn't actually help the working class whatsoever which is why it's an Anarchist-like praxis, I recommend engaging with your local union groups and if you are still really young and at school just study your ass off and not worry about this, Remember progress isn't spontaneous it's something that is carefully planned and significant
Join a party, Psl is the better option in the Us. Also if you are working join your nearest IWW cell.
>>729992 What if the school doesnt have one? How does one go about starting one?
>>729677 Don't. Either do something useful like shooting abortionist or burning down factories or extorting bourgies or don't bother and let the adults do the work.

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Haitian Slave Revolts Sage#+GbZOp 07/29/2020 (Wed) 11:12:13 No. 729150 [Reply] [Last]
Why was it that Haiti was able to have a successful slave revolt where others had failed?
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Haiti is basically where the French sent all the bad slaves that misbehaved. I don’t know what the fuck they were thinking.
>>729150 What a qt!
>>729164 >some Polish soldiers defected. <Honorary negros
>>729150 Internal chaos in france prevented much of a meaningful response plus aid from other European powers.
>>730404 >implying they aren't already full-blooded negroes

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News 7/28/20 News Anon 3.0 07/28/2020 (Tue) 19:32:41 No. 726650 [Reply] [Last]
Nuclear Weapons to Ensure North Korea’s Peace, Kim Says During a reception for veterans marking the 67th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, Jong-un remarked his nation's self-defense capacity.“We have become able to reliably defend ourselves against any form of high-intensity pressure and military threat by imperialist reactionaries and other hostile forces," he said. https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/kim-jong-un-says-nuclear-weapons-will-ensure-north-koreas-peace-20200728-0008.html Communists' terror conviction sparks Munich protest TRADE unionists and communists held a mass rally outside a Munich court on Tuesday after 10 left-wing activists were convicted on terrorism charges following a much-criticised trial that lasted more than four years. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/communists-convicted-terrorism-charges-germany Guj tribal leader questions arrest of three 'Naxals' by ATS Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) chief and Gujarat MLA Chhotu Vasava has come out in support of three Pathalgadi movement activists arrested by the state ATS, and said that labelling a tribal a 'Naxalite' was a ploy to silence them from demanding their rights. https://in.news.yahoo.com/guj-tribal-leader-questions-arrest-133117541.html https://archive.is/sZ4rn Bolivian President Anez says she is back to work after coronavirus Anez, 52, a conservative former senator who assumed the presidency last November after the resignation of leftist Evo Morales, said on July 9 that she tested positive for the coronavirus and would remain isolated in the presidential residence. [nL1N2EG2L https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bolivia/bolivian-president-anez-says-she-is-back-to-work-after-coronavirus-idUSKCN24T02E

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>10 left-wing activists were convicted on terrorism charges Is it just me or is Germany getting more fascist and disgusting with every passing year?
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>>728510 Yes. But that's what happens when you hold "trials" instead of purges, and the West stuffs all Nazis back into power while furiously shaking their fist at the swastika. Bomber Harris is a liberal meme, though. Bombs do not discriminate, and imply all Germans are equally guilty; Stasi does. But I understand your confusion, as 43.91% votes out of 88.74% turnout means there are 17,412,523 NSDAP voters that need to be killed inside Germany proper and ~6,750,000 outside of it (which is a gross underestimation, as Nazism was more popular outside Germany), and it's such a large number, that you think you should start erasing cities and KPD voters along with them, but no.
TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP >US to pull 12,000 troops from Germany after Trump calls country ‘delinquent’ https://www.politico.eu/article/us-to-pull-12000-troops-from-germany-after-president-donald-trump-calls-country-delinquent/
>>726650 Why do i have a feeling Kim is part of the posadist gang?
>>730337 >bringing troops from abroad to quell dissent at home How deep into collapse is the US Empire???

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Anonymous 07/29/2020 (Wed) 10:04:05 No. 729095 [Reply] [Last]
If china is building socialist why chinese are basically yellow americans with the same Consoomer mentality? I don't even care that much about exploitation, so called chinese imperialism or chinese muzzi genocide (it's all cia propaganda). But this desire of west they have, the fetishism for consumer culture, material possession, the tendendy to commodify and standardize everything same as the americans do... If I despise the hyperreal neoliberal world how can I support china? If I despise consumer society how can I support china?
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>>730037 I was quoting>>730005
>>730035 i reject your false dichotomy it's only correct to shit on them if they aren't doing the things i'm asking about the fact that you apparently don't know but are shitting on them anyway is incredibly unprincipled for a communist >>730043 no worries
>>729820 "I hate those fucking paddies we need to throw them out right the fuck now they're a bunch of jewish uighurs that stole my wallet yesterday" - Marx in a letter to Engels dated 1895
>>730019 I'm the first on to hate on americans and americanism and even in op i never said that China is biggest threat in the world (that's americanism in all its variations. But let's not be deluded here, while support for chinese against imperialism is obligatory as is it is with russia, both russians and chinese are americanized as fuck. And i'm posting from asia right now, i got out of china in february. All asia in americanized as fuck and the one that are anti american are the one studing in capitals like seoul, tokyo and some of them in japan but they are in the same way as radlibs are. Again my low effort op could be exchanged for muh denerate west but my intentions was just to see if those who support dengism are blind to the fact that even a supposed socialist country is victim or fell for the power of consumer society. A power that did what fascism in europe wasn't able to do and that gentrified even the remotest angles of the world. There was a poetry by Italian marxist pasolini who talked about Alí with blue eyes, a third worlder coming to italy and liberating them of capitalism and exploitation, one that they could have called brother at the end. Well turns out that alí or chinese version of it in this case wears football jersey, listen to trap and doesn't give a shit about exploitation. Dengism is cancer, but dengism proved that maoism is too.
>>730175 Ans this doesn't mean to stop supporting anything against americanism, but let's accept as what it is: Defeatism.

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Hinterlands : America's New Landscape on Class and Conflict Anonymous 07/12/2020 (Sun) 04:56:01 No. 684289 [Reply] [Last]
Anybody else read this? Thoughts?
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>>711795 >be paleskin grog >darkskin grug tribe starts moving into paleskin grog tribe's cave >paleskin grog no like
bump
Bump, this book seems to be a very important read with everything going on in the US. I'll be starting it today, has anyone read the full book yet? I've got a strong feeling that shit will hit the fan after the election in November, so I've been working to better my understanding of the class struggle in America right now.
Do the hinterlands exist anywhere else outside of america? Like Russia?
>>730020 Yep. Read the book.

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Acid Communism 07/19/2020 (Sun) 04:34:03 No. 702394 [Reply] [Last]
Acid Communism, a term invented by Mark Fischer, was coined in his unfinished introduction to a book called "Acid Communism" which can be read here: https://my-blackout.com/2019/04/25/mark-fisher-acid-communism-unfinished-introduction/ >Moving far beyond the simple story that the “Sixties led to neoliberalism”, these new readings of the 1970s allow us to apprehend the bravura intelligence, ferocious energy and improvisational imagination of the neoliberal counter-revolution. The installation of capitalist realism was by no means a simple restoration of an old state of affairs: the mandatory individualism imposed by neoliberalism was a new form of individualism, an individualism defined against the different forms of collectivity that clamoured out of the Sixties. This new individualism was designed to both surpass and make us forget those collective forms. So to recall these multiple forms of collectivity is less an act of remembering than of unforgetting , a counter-exorcism of the spectre of a world which could be free. >Acid Communism is the name I have given to this spectre. The concept of acid communism is a provocation and a promise. It is a joke of sorts, but one with very serious purpose. It points to something that, at one point, seemed inevitable, but which now appears impossible: the convergence of class consciousness, socialist-feminist consciousness-raising and psychedelic consciousness, the fusion of new social movements with a communist project, an unprecedented aestheticisation of everyday life. >Acid communism both refers to actual historical developments and to a virtual confluence that has not yet come together in actuality. Potentials exert influence without being actualised. Actual social formations are shaped by the potential formations whose actualisation they seek to impede. The impress of “a world which could be free” can be detected in the very structures of a capitalist realist world which makes freedom impossible. >The late cultural critic Ellen Willis said that the transformations imagined by the counterculture would have required “a social and psychic revolution of almost inconceivable magnitude”. 10 It’s very difficult, in our more deflated times, to re-create the counterculture’s confidence that such a “social and psychic revolution” could not only happen, but was already in the process of unfolding. But we need now to return to a time when the prospect of universal liberation seemed imminent.
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>>707177 >people here run the gamut from well adjusted members of societies with jobs and families, to people with jobs without families, employable jobless with or without families, unemployable NEET's, disabled people, criminals, and so on down the sliding scale of abnormality in the same way that the people of Nauru run the gamut from underweight to morbidly obese, this is technically true but you're grasping at one hell of a long tail on your probability distributions. nearly all imageboard users are warped in some way even if they run a passable emulation of normality to the outside world. just as the dynamics of twitter demand clout chasing, the demands of imageboards quickly pull people towards the warped behaviours i describe. >>707182 you're absolutely correct, but: (to the tune of "you don't win friends with salad" in the simpsons) you don't attract normies with imageboards you don't attract normies with imageboards you don't attract normies with imageboards we're not talking about people doing acid in the middle of a wildcat strike or live on CNN while explaining the demands of the american maoist movement, we've been derailed (were we ever railed?) from discussing Mark Fisher's ideas by people's personal objection to the consumption of acid in one's private life. normies have many powers, but the ability to see through walls into what you do in the confines of your own bedroom is a power limited only to glowies.
>>707177 >Normal people lose their shit over folks smoking weed No they fuckin don’t you square, how fucking old are you, 50?
Would love to take psychedelics if they in no way interacted with my antipsychotic medication
>>707204 Depends on the country you live in honestly. Burgerstanis will be chill with it, but here in Sweden you have to be careful with that still.
I don't appreciate the bourgeois morality of drug romanticism. A Marxist materialist would see the majority of substance abuse as harmful to the people, its pure idealism to say otherwise. >In 1970, as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD. >This fact has become baseball legend, and Ellis a cult hero. There are T-shirts that state this achievement. There is a recent documentary about the pitcher’s life, its title is simply, No No: A Dockumentary. You can watch an animated short about the accomplishment, and listen to Ellis himself narrate. Every year on June 12th, sports publications will predictably churn out think pieces memorializing the 1970 game in which Ellis no-hit the San Diego Padres while walking eight batters. >Now, nine years after his death at age 63, Dock Ellis’ name is synonymous with the baseball game he pitched while tripping on acid. But to distill the man’s legacy down to just this story is to do a disservice to the person Ellis really was, and how Ellis himself wanted to be remembered. Because he was so much more than just the hard-partying guy who gave the press something to write about when he stepped out onto the field for pregame warmups with pink curlers in his hair. In his later years, he would even come to be embarrassed by the acid no-hitter, to look back on it with regret. “It was pretty painful for him. I think it was something he kinda sorta wished would go away,” his fourth wife, Hjordis, told ESPN. “But he came around to realizing that it wouldn’t.” >That’s because the story epitomized the severity of Ellis’ alcohol and drug addiction. He was a pitcher at the top of his game, and he was also addicted to drugs. He has said that he never played an MLB game sober, usually preferring some combination of alcohol and amphetamines (known as “Greenies” at the time, they were common among MLB players). After his career ended, Ellis would enter treatment and go on to dedicate the rest of his life to helping other people recover from their own addictions. In 2008, at 28 years sober, he died of cirrhosis of the liver; the disease he fought to overcome is the thing that eventually killed him anyway. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-sports/how-dock-ellis-player-who-pitched-a-no-hitter-on-lsd-is-misremembered-199528/

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Free Online Class 07/29/2020 (Wed) 15:40:43 No. 729841 [Reply] [Last]
https://my.rsu.edu/ username & password: qmstudent Recently had to take a bullshit Quality Matters course about how to make an online course, spent the whole day criticizing this social systems course and how it failed QM standards, and basically we were instructed to take every ounce of fun out of the course. If you want to see what the gold quality matters standard for the course became go to qmstudent1, they fucking took all the soul away. Do whatever the hell you want with the course, spam it or learn, this cult took 8 hours from my life yesterday so I wanted to give something back to the world.
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>>729841 Yes, finally I'm a master h4ck3r!
Damn this site loads like ass.
>>729933 I am pretty sure QM constantly uses this site for criticizing this course, its like the opposite of Maoist self crit.
>>729933 Probably because I'm currently logged in
who did this lmfao

Anonymous 07/28/2020 (Tue) 02:05:31 No. 724846 [Reply] [Last]
Has anybody heard of this Class Unity DSA caucus? Seems pretty based, just wondering what y'all think https://classunity.org/
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>>725671 >Meanwhile the only alternatives posed to the socdems is to join/form another tiny Trot/ML/Maoist/anarchist sect-group Good then they wont be so tiny.
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>>725408 >which is and always has been zero Denial ain't just a river in Edgypt. >the ancap dystopia is a fucking lie Yes, of course AynCrap dystopia would result in (completely autocratic, just like everything about private business) McState Inc., that's a common feature of every cyberpunk writer's critique back to Gibson, not to mention how historical IRL specimens like the East India and Hudson's Bay Companies actually worked. >printing more money for it You clearly haven't advanced porky's antique Autistrian School propaganda of monetary theory. Currency issuance/inflation is just an indirect form of resource redistribution, identical in consequence to spending/taxation. >the state has done nothing but expand during the neoliberal era False. The overall size of US federal spending compared to GDP stagnated or shrank, even moreso taxes. And the same is true everywhere else, pics 1&2 related. Which is why a shift to indirect means of sovereign revenue like bonds which are negative-interest and inflation. >that's just more fucking capitalism You mean market-ism, which isn't the same thing as capitalism, since there are no capitalists. And even that depends on how much of the relationship between those coops is market-based, as opposed to via non-market mechanisms such as syndicalism. And that's without mentioning additional organs of dual power such as unions, parties, and mutual aid, that must be present for the people to directly assume the state's responsibilities. >once it's flushed the whole goddamn system of wages and prices goes with Except, as I noted above, totally eliminating the state isn't on the table without socialist dual power ready and waiting to take the reigns. The only choices at present are either our current (somewhat) democratic state, or porky's totally autocratic AynCrap state. >the vast majority of first-world job losses have been due to technological displacement "Automation" is a meme, completely impossible under capitalism due to Jevons' Paradox, and had zero part in neolibs' rape of the global labor market: http://www.epi.org/publication/the-zombie-robot-argument-lurches-on-there-is-no-evidence-that-automation-leads-to-joblessness-or-inequality/ >porky has always wanted heavily regulations on migration so that he can threaten visa revocation

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>>725671 Reddit is over that way, kid
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>>729389 Can y'all do the catering?

Thoughts on this cable from China? Anonymous 07/29/2020 (Wed) 12:15:38 No. 729262 [Reply] [Last]
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6558499-China-Cables-Court-Case-Enligsh.html It doesn't prove that China is commiting genocide against muslims, but it proves that it is jailing muslims without a good justification.
CIA propaganda lmao
>>729262 Literally anyone could have written this. What makes you think it is real? Does anyone have a webm of Pompeo talking about how he lied and cheated all the time in the CIA? That's all this thread deserves.

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