>What are the core beliefs of ML?
Marxism-Leninism supports a Violent overthrow of the Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie (the Capitalist state) followed by the creation of a Dictatorship of the Proletariat, a political system in which a single Vanguard party that represents the most advanced section of the proletariat, governs the country through the principle of Democratic Centralism (freedom of discussion, unity of action). This is done in order to establish a Socialist mode of production, a Planned Socialist economic system in which the State owns the means of production and exchange (State-ownership of Large and Medium sized businesses with no Stock Exchanges) and provides a massive Social Safety net (Free Housing, Free Healthcare, Free Education, Job guarantee, etc.). Eventually once all Capitalist threats and Bourgeoisie cultural elements are eliminated through the implementation of Global Socialism, their will be a transition to the Stateless, Moneyless, Classless, Communist mode of production.
>Is china capitalist? Why do they have corporations and billionaires?
China is a Capitalist state complete with Billionaires, Sweatshops for U$ corporations, and Stock Exchanges. It is ruled by a faux “Communist” party that is in reality a Bourgeoise institution with a Fascist ideology known as Dengism that promotes Neoliberal economics, Class Collaborationism, and extreme Han chauvinism, and Imperialist foreign policy (as represented by its Belt and Road Project, its ludicrous territorial claims, its support for UNSC sanctions of the DPRK, and its support for Saudi Arabia and Israel) rapped in Marxist-Leninist aesthetics in order to fool the proles. China has been this way since the Death of Mao in 1976 and the beginning of the “reform and opening up” in 1978.
>Was life under the USSR as bad as people say it is? (working conditions, egalitarianism, etc.)
Contrary to Bourgeoise propaganda, the USSR provided the best standard of living to the people’s of Eastern Europe and Central Asia That has ever Been before or after its existence. This can be seen clearly by the fact that before the USSR the population of these territories were predominantly impoverished Serfs who suffered regular famines, while after the USSR the population of these territories have been ravaged by High unemployment, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Prostitution, STDs, and rapidly shrinking population. Meanwhile during the USSR, people had Free Housing, Free Healthcare, Free Education, and guaranteed employment.
>Are the “kill counts” for socialist “dictators” all blown out of proportion and fake?
Complete Bullshit derived from ludicrous Bourgeoisie Anti-Communist propaganda that was sourced from Nazis that were bitter about the failure of Barbarossa, LOL.
>Was the USSR imperialist?>>1146994
Absolutely not, according to Lenin’s definition Imperialism results from the need to invest Financial Capital in foreign markets through FDI, Colonialism, and the outsourcing of labor to low—wage countries. obviously the fact that the USSR was Socialist prevented it from engaging in this behavior, and instead it was at the forefront of supporting De-colonization and National Liberation movements.