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File: 85df1a9448f7ff5⋯.jpg (53.37 KB, 615x410, 3:2, 0_Former-McDonalds-workers….jpg)

 No.2928800[Reply]

So how's work been this year, anons? Any raises? Promotions? Did you quit? Shitty Bosses or co-workers?

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 No.2928980

Got fired from a dishwashing job a six months ago for taking time off. Unironicaly fuck small business.


 No.2929497

My department hired 2 people and our team lead who's on multiple projects spent 3 weeks training them by himself. Then they fire both of them 2 weeks later due to "budget cuts". So now where understaffed.


 No.2929751

>>2929497

All capitalist businesses tend to end up understaffed, that's kind of the point of optimal surplus extraction when there's insufficient bargaining power by the workers or regulations by the state.


 No.2936771

>>2929751

THIS

Its not by accident. If worker's get burned out they can simply replace the meat for the grinder. My campus starbucks job was like this.


 No.2936783

fuck the receptionist girl a few weeks ago. it was ok, she was kinda stiff, not willing to drop my gf for her. anyways, it's been a bit awkward when i walk into to work in the morning lately.




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 No.2934689[Reply]

>Germany has Re-Recognized Maduro as the Legitimate President of Venezuela.

https://twitter.com/jaarreaza/status/1145760868053004288

>Trump is giving up on regime change in Venezuela because it's complicated and he got bored, report says

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/trump-bored-of-venezuela-as-maduro-clings-to-power-report-2019-6

At first I was afraid, I was petrified

Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side

But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong

And I grew strong, and I learned how to get along

And so you're back from outer space

I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face

I should have changed that stupid lock

I should have made you leave your key

If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me

Go on now, go. Walk out the door

Just turn around now 'cause you're not welcome anymore

Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?

Did you think I'd crumble?

Did you think I'd lay down and die?

Oh, no, not I

I will survive

Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive

I've got all my life to live

I've got all my love to give

And I'll survive

I will survive, hey, hey

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart

Kept trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart

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 No.2936574

I OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE JUAN GUAIDO AS BOARD OWNER OF LEFTYPOL!!!!!!


 No.2936603

File: 6ae0b84b1ee25af⋯.jpg (48.34 KB, 789x767, 789:767, dude thats funny.jpg)

>>2936567

>Venezuelan media


 No.2936759

>>2936567

>fort nite

Fucking zoomers


 No.2936779

Maduro would be smart to thank the people of Venezuela for standing firm in the face of imperialism and give the credit to them.


 No.2936780

>>2936779

good thing that's what he does then, retard




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 No.2934910[Reply]

if somebody debunk this picture i swear im converting into a leftist.i ve been lurking both sides and i cant still make my mind.

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 No.2936439

Honestly if you found /pol/ infographs in any way convincing, you probably should just kys


 No.2936714

>>2934910

MANY. FUCKING. PEOPLE. ARE. JEWISH

dna is so mixed it doesnt even mean anything anymore


 No.2936718

>>2936669

See: >>2935086


 No.2936729

File: 4ef2cb2051b683b⋯.png (152.42 KB, 515x302, 515:302, follow the rainbow sassena….PNG)


 No.2937247

What difference does it make? If jews are over represented in the top 1% then they will also be over represented in the gulags. Why do you think changing the the bourgeoisie with a different group of bourgeoisie would be any more beneficial to workers?




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 No.2935223[Reply]

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 No.2936592

>>2936577

>>2936569

So you think that discussing (very likely) future technology is pointless, but meta-discussions about our ability to predict future technology are useful?

We are living proof that self-replicating intelligent machines are possible. The only question is how long it takes us to figure out how to build them ourselves.


 No.2936631

>>2936601

Sorry, I understand now. I was wrong. Life is incapable of self replication and/or doesn't exist.


 No.2936638

>>2936636

Do you get just how staggeringly stupid your assertion was?

If a thing exists with a certain property, you can't claim that things with that property are impossible.


 No.2936647

>>2936592

>So you think that discussing (very likely) future technology is pointless

No, but I suspect you don't have any knowledge regarding this topic exceeding that which is found in breathless PR wank like dotcom-bubble era Wired magazine.


 No.2936670

>>2936647

Judging from the quality of posts since >>2936475, Wired magazine would probably be far too high-brow for you. I'd suggest a coloring book and a pack of edible crayons.




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 No.2936594[Reply]

Of all the existing federal unions, the most characteristic of the bourgeois-democratic system are the American and Swiss federations. Historically, they evolved from independent states, through confederations, into federations, but in fact they became unitary states, federalism being preserved only in form. This whole process of development—from independence to unitarism— proceeded to the accompaniment of violence, oppression and national wars. Suffice it to recall the war between the Southern and Northern states of America and the war between the Sonderbund and the other cantons in Switzerland….the Swiss cantons and the American states were built not on national, nor even on economic lines, but quite by chance—by virtue of the chance seizure of this or that territory by colonial immigrants or village communities

The federation now being built in Russia presents, and should present an entirely different picture [from the federations of Switzerland and America]…the regions which have separated out in Russia… are distinct from the centre not only because of their geographical location…, but also because they are integral economic territories having a population with a specific manner of life and national composition….The history of the “union” of these territories [the nations in Imperial Russia] is one long tale of violence and oppression on the part of the former Russian governments. The establishment of a federal system in Russia will mean the emancipation of these territories

—-

in the Western federations the shaping of the state is in the hands of the imperialist bourgeoisie…“union” there could not be effected without violence. Here, in Russia…the federal system can, and must, be built on the basis of a free union of peoples. That is the essential difference between the federation in Russia and the federations of the West.

—-

the Russian Federation is not a union of independent cities (as caricaturists in the bourgeois press think), or of regions generally (as some of our comrades believe), but a union of definite historically evolved territories, each distinguished by a specific manner of life and national composition

[note: basically saying that the reason the RSFSR was Post too long. Click here to view the full text.



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 No.2935515[Reply]

I've recently done some communist propaganda on my social media and surprisingly there are a lot of people that agree with me. It would be great if they could just vote for THE communist party. I'm from Spain, and here the main communist party is a piece of shit, meanwhile there are others that are great but they don't hace any votes or visibility at all. Personally this is because of two main reasons:

1)As you can see in recent threads the media never shows a fair picture of what communism means, they just throw their the URSS and say THIS PEOPLE ARE EVIL.

2)Wrong communist propaganda. We could be focusing on telling the people first that there is an obvious climate change problem and second where did it came from: capitalism. It is sad to see people that are against this and do not know how to help or they just end up supporting the wrong parties.

Camrades how do we focus the fight?

Communism nowadays could be extremely popular, but we got to do it the right way

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 No.2935642

Most people see climate change as a problem that can be fixed by them just eating less meat and using paper bags. While that is helpful, it is not enough, some convenience will have to be given up to combat climate change, we all need to fight capitalism as hard as we can, not just make lifestyle changes. Voting an actual communist party into power is nearly impossible with the capitalist propaganda the bourgeoisie is spewing out.


 No.2935739

>>2935642

Yeah that's why we have to present communism as an alternative to climate change but communist parties (at least in Spain) know shit about doing propaganda in social media, some of them don't even have social media, which truly is the best way for getting support. They need to start making good quality videos so people can share communist ideas quickly. I think that we can still get rid of the ideas that the capitalists have insert in society


 No.2936529

Hey so I'm from Romania. We've got no real left wing, PCR doesn't exist and I'm pretty sure it's de facto banned, PSD doesn't even know what the words social and democrat means, and PSR seems pretty shit, they're euro commies.

At this point I'm willing to support any real revolutionary movement, but I'm thinking that it isn't possible in such a powerless country. No nukes, flat plains, we would get rolled over by capital in a few weeks. What is there to do really?


 No.2936548

>>2936529

You'd be best off organising with labour movements for workers rights tbh. At-least try and build some class consciousness and solidarity.


 No.2936568

>>2936548

In the grand scheme of things, is revolution in Eastern Europe even possible? The "capital would roll over us" things is pretty real, so using force isn't really possible. Quite possible they'd even crush a reformist approach, but I'm thinking it's worth trying.

Second thing, specifically in Romania but I think same thing applies to most of the Eastern block: anti-communist propaganda is strong. We've internalised cold war propaganda, couse "American movies is cool and they have jeans". Specifi CTcally in Romania Ceaușescu was really shit as well and when you use the word cooperative, the image that comes to mind is the same hierarchical structure we have today, but instead of capitalists you have the party. I've literally had to explain to my family what I mean by co-op.

I'm thinking a syndicalist approach is the only way do do anything here. They've cucked union laws, it's mainly state workers who have them. Even so, they're still useful, and could be strengthened. So taking the reformist approach, maybe starting a labour party and pushing these specific issues and using the word democracy everywhere?

I can't wait for the US empire to fall, that's when shit gets real.




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 No.2936533[Reply]

Does anyone have that picture of the naked Banana with a Stalin Mustache and holding a hammer and sickle instead of a peel?

 No.2937189

File: 65b43608adac95f⋯.gif (1.82 MB, 295x222, 295:222, 1560872098588.gif)

Go away




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 No.2935379[Reply]

https://thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/dsa-jacobin-iso-socialism-conference-us-funded-regime-change/

“Socialism is now apparently brought to you by the US State Department.

From July 4 to 7, thousands of left-wing activists from across the United States are gathering in Chicago for the 2019 Socialism Conference.

At this event, some of the most powerful institutions on the American socialist — but avowedly anti-communist — left have brought together a motley crew of regime-change activists to demonize Official Enemies of Washington.

One anti-China panel at the conference features speakers from two different organizations that are both bankrolled by the US government’s soft-power arm the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a group founded out of Ronald Reagan’s CIA in the 1980s to grease the wheels of right-wing regime-change efforts and promote “free markets” across the planet.

Another 2019 Socialism Conference panel rails against the socialist governments of Nicaragua and Cuba — two-thirds of John Bolton’s “troika of tyranny” — with outspoken proponents of regime change. One of the speakers, Dan La Botz, hosted an event in 2018 that featured right-wing Nicaraguan activists wearing masks and disguised as students, who were junketed to meet with Republican lawmakers in Washington by the US government-funded right-wing organization Freedom House.

The Socialism Conference’s regime-change lobbying “Nicaragua expert” La Botz has admitted in leaked emails obtained by The Grayzone that “there is virtually no left among the opposition” to Nicaragua’s democratically elected socialist government.

La Botz, a leader within Democratic Socialists of America, likewise acknowledged in these emails that there is “little likelihood of an outcome to the rebellion that goes beyond a more democratic capitalist regime.” But he has still vociferously lobbied for Nicaragua’s Sandinista government to be overthrown by US governmenPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.2935970

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>>2935952

>The state capitalism, which is one of the principal aspects of the New Economic Policy, is, under Soviet power, a form of capitalism that is deliberately permitted and restricted by the working class. Our state capitalism differs essentially from the state capitalism in countries that have bourgeois governments in that the state with us is represented not by the bourgeoisie, but by the proletariat, who has succeeded in winning the full confidence of the peasantry.

>Unfortunately, the introduction of state capitalism with us is not proceeding as quickly as we would like it. For example, so far we have not had a single important concession, and without foreign capital to help develop our economy, the latter’s quick rehabilitation is inconceivable.

What did he mean by this?


 No.2935981

>>2935953

Yes but it was also a criticism made by Tony Cliff and a bunch of other Trots who argued Trotsky's theory of the USSR becoming a "degenerated workers' state" was wrong and that the USSR had in fact become a capitalist country.

>>2935970

Lenin was writing of state-capitalism in the sense of a set of policies applied by a workers' government to develop Russia's economy in preparation for the transition to socialism. The Soviets compiled a collection of Lenin's writings on the subject here: https://archive.org/details/OnStateCapitalismDuringTheTransitionToSocialism

Cliffites and other Trots who argue the USSR was "state-capitalist" use the term differently. They're referring to the supposed betrayal of the revolution that Trotsky argued took place after Lenin's death. Trotsky held that the result was a "bureaucratic caste" which lorded over the workers' state and endangered the USSR's transition to socialism (which, of course, Trotsky held could only be attained on a global scale.)

Cliffites by contrast (and thus the ISO and similar groups) argued that after Lenin's death the USSR became a capitalist country. Its economy was not in transition from capitalism to socialism, but was itself an imperialist capitalist power which ought to be treated no differently from the US, UK, etc.


 No.2936317

>>2935970

He's referring to the NEP, which he full on admitted was state capitalism.


 No.2936438

Is the US govt seeing the start of a renaissance of leftism? the DSA conference being fully porked, Chernobyl series, the creation of PregnantU YouTube channel, Donald Trump being a right-populist failure, absolute loss of faith with the mainstream democratic party, rise of AOC. With the looming crisis and man-made ecological catastrophes starting to become more apparent, the US will direct large funds to COINTERLPRO, if it hasn't already.

reminder that the US govt used a shit ton of funds to inflitrate as much leftist groups as possible, even those with less than 5 members.

reminder that the FBI probably has at least one employee browsing this board full time.

reminder that an FBI agent is slowly starting to learn philosophy and empirical political science by merely lurking the board. will eventually learn of the harm to human rights, dignity and liberty their employers wish upon the world, and will have an existential crisis of whether to lose their job or help their overlords inflict suffering and subjugation upon society.


 No.2936491

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 No.2935996[Reply]

What are your thoughts on Intersectionality (defined as people belonging to certain social identities generally share common oppressive experiences based on that identity by the way society views and treats them, and those identities can intersect in unique ways that aren't shared by people who don't share all the identities)? Do you think the premises is true? Do you think its original purpose of greater understanding of the experiences of people unlike each other in order to organize more efficiently has been successful or could at least be used that way? I know it's been used to play Oppression Olympics and divert attention from class struggle, but could the theory be appropriated to serve class struggle, or are the premises too inherently flawed? Is it useful at all to see groups of people in terms of ascribed or chosen identities?

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 No.2936428

>>2936003

This was a good read


 No.2936435

I’m Afro-Latino, I get the concept, but honestly care more about communism and achieving communism because, historically, the Civil Rights Movement didn’t accomplish much, segregation still exists, slavery still exists, cops murder us in the streets, we’re still impoverished, etc. ultimately focusing on my identity would be a waste of time; racism is intrinsically tied to capitalism in many ways and my oppression as a black dude cannot end until my oppression as a worker ends, and if my oppression as a black dude somehow warped under black capitalism I would still be oppressed as a worker.


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 No.2936446

>>2936423

>destroys individuality

In general, how is being anti individualist bad? Hyper-individualism is one of the main evils of capitalist-realism


 No.2936450

Intersectionality is an important part of identity politics.

We have a thread about aggregating material relating to identity politics.

Since the topics are very similar, I will be locking this thread to redirect efforts to that more general thread. Feel free to repost any material posted here to the other thread.

>>2934649




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 No.2936292[Reply]

Hey comrades, I just watched this video

Look how cool Chinese students look in Beijing

https://youtu.be/KVdATXIPnkA

 No.2936305

100% real Chinese kid here, I want to fuck all K-Pop girls. Thanks for asking.




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 No.2892194[Reply]

Need to diversify my lefty songs playlist, it's mainly folk right now.

Post your recommendations.

https://youtu.be/5PQrQ4lSEqU

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 No.2918738

dead prez


 No.2918876

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAlaxpleZUc

I enjoy Karen insurgent nationalist hip hop


 No.2921587

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>>2892232

>inb4 "he's an abuse apologist!!!!

Protip: most people in hip hop support X. The only reason Denzel is allowed to be vocal about it and do tributes to X during his live shows is because he isn't signed to a major label and doesn't have to worry about a pending PR shitshow (same reason J. Cole does the same thing).

Meanwhile, Denzel's little industry plant child bride here can't even say X's name or admit she's written tribute songs to him, since her handlers demand she maintain a particular image. More reason why planting is a scummy thing for labels to do.


 No.2921624

File: 4c82811331f098a⋯.mp4 (10.57 MB, 574x360, 287:180, Subjoi_-_Something_About_Y….mp4)

i heard you guys like deep house so here ya go


 No.2936172

bump




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 No.2934551[Reply]

Hey /leftypol/ can we have a discussion about socialism in Africa and how it turned out. Burkina Faso is often cited as the biggest success story in regards to ML in Africa, I don't know much about the other countries. I'm skimming through the wiki articles on the following provisional governments:

Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia

Democratic Republic of Madagascar

People's Republic of Benin

Somoli Democratic Republic

People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

So far, seems like most of them have turned out to be pretty shit. Can someone provide me with some resources or reading material on where I can learn more about them? And reading material or economic data would be appreciated.

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 No.2935928

>Burkina Faso is often cited as the biggest success story in regards to ML in Africa, I don't know much about the other countries.

Seychelles is the biggest success story and unassailable proof that you actually can just focus on policy for the public good and dramatically improve quality of life without going full anarkiddy retard and just redistributing everything from everybody and abolishing money immediately


 No.2936108

>>2935130

>The Somalis quickly moved on to bigger and better victories until suddenly alliances switched. The Soviets, convinced that their interests in the Red Sea were better served by a more pro-Soviet leader of a stronger state, sided with Ethiopia and abandoned Somalia.

Barre's invasion had the support of the United States, and a Somali victory would have entailed the downfall of Ethiopia's revolutionary government (which even if you think Mengistu was a "fake socialist" or whatever was clearly to the left of Somalia.) Not to mention that the Organisation of African Unity denounced the Somali invasion.

Castro proposed a federation involving Somalia and Ethiopia as a way of resolving the dispute. Mengistu was willing to go along with it, whereas Barre rejected it. So, faced with an invasion motivated by no loftier principle than irredentism, the Soviets came to the aid of Ethiopia.

>In the book “Talk of the Devil,” a series of interviews of former leaders by Riccardo Orizio, he interviews Mengistu after his fall from power. Mengistu alluded that he was an opportunist and just tried to get aid from whomever he could.

Having read this book, Mengistu doesn't say that.


 No.2936111

>Having read this book, Mengistu doesn't say that.

For the record, I typed up what he did say years back: http://www.soviet-empire.com/ussr/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=54380

>'I knocked at the Americans' door saying, 'I'm on your side; our two countries have always been friends; Ethiopia even sent troops to fight beside yours in the Korean War. Now we need your help to rebuild and develop our country.' He pauses. 'They replied that they had their hands full with Vietnam and were not strategically interested in Africa. I knocked at the door of China, and they turned me down. So I went to Moscow, to Leonid Brezhnev. I still have a clear memory of the first time he embraced me at the Kremlin.'

He then goes on to praise Brezhnev, Castro, and Kim Il Sung, and even praises the Albanians. There is nothing "opportunist" about wanting to maintain good relations with the United States in the context of economic development. Lenin himself spoke of how American engineers and investments could play an important role in Soviet Russia's reconstruction.


 No.2936128

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Eritrea still standing, still tall!

Sanctions, psychological warfare, propaganda, funding of its opposition, support for often hostile neighbors – the West has tried everything to break Eritrea. But here it is, undefeated and proud, marching forward.

Some call it the “African Cuba”, or it could also be named the “African Vietnam”, but the truth is that Eritrea is like no other country on Earth, and it is happy to remain as such, unique.

“We do not want to be categorized”, I am told over and over again, and whenever I ask whether Eritrea is a socialist country.

“Look at Amílcar Cabral, from Guinea-Bissau”, I am told by Elias Amare, one of the most accomplished writers and thinkers in Eritrea, who is also a Senior Fellow at the ‘Peace Building Center for The Horn of Africa’ (PCHA). “Cabral always said: ‘Judge us on what we are doing on the ground’. The same can be applied to Eritrea.”

Most of the leaders of Eritrea, most of its thinkers, are either Marxists, or at least their hearts are very close to socialist ideals. But there is very little talk about socialism here, and there are almost no red banners. The Eritrean national flag is at the center of all that is happening, while independence, self-reliance, social justice and unity should be considered as basic pillars of the national ideology.

According to Elias Amare:

“Eritrea registered success, substantial achievements, in what the United Nations defines as ‘Millennium Development Goals’, in particular ensuring free primary education for all; ensuring women’s emancipation and equality of women in all fields. In healthcare, it achieved a dramatic reduction in infant mortality, as well as the reduction of maternal mortality. In this regard, Eritrea is considered exemplary in Africa; few other countries have attained that much. So, despite all the obstacles that the country faces, the picture is positive.”

“Eritrea continues on the national independent path. It has a progressive view in builPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


 No.2936129

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>>2936128

When at the end of my stay, the “ERI-TV” interviewed me, I pointed out that Eritrea is to the West like a dangerous virus, ‘an ideological, anti-imperialist Ebola’.

And it is easy to see why:

This entire part of Africa is now under the absolute and brutal control of the West: Somalia and Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as South Sudan.

It is mainly because this is one of the richest parts of the world, in terms of its raw materials - one of the richest and therefore, one of the most devastated. In just the two last decades Western countries, and their multi-national companies, mostly though their proxies (client-states like Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya) have managed to murder around 10 million human beings. And in terms of the standard of living, the people in this part of Africa are patently the poorest on Earth.

Then comes Eritrea, which fought for decades for its independence, and then demands that its resources should be used to feed, heal, educate and house its own people. It also insists that the entire Horn of Africa should enjoy freedom and self-determination.

‘Dangerous’, isn’t it?

What if the people in neighboring Ethiopia, Somalia, or DRC, begin paying attention and demanding a similar type of a society and government?

What if they demand a social net? What if they insist that, like in Eritrea, cabinet members just walk down the streets, without any guards.

Dr. Mohamed Hassan, a former Ethiopian diplomat in Washington, Beijing and Brussels, as well as an MP representing the militant Belgian Labor Party, explained to me, during our meeting in Asmara:

“Eritrea is not a neo-colonial state. Eritrea is an independent state. Eritrea does not host any military bases, any external forces. Eritrea hasPost too long. Click here to view the full text.




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 No.2912419[Reply]

which conspiracies are accepted by the left?? such as the rothchilds are the richest family in the world and israel did 9/11

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 No.2936088

The campaigns against recreational smoking, as well as alcohol and amphetamine use are forms of class warfare, the extent to which they are actually "harmful" (a questionable term) are extremely overstated. The actual danger posed by smoking, doing speed/meth, and drinking exists only for the present social order, that is, for bourgeois society, as the aforementioned substances as their effect have radical, insurrectionary, and rebellious conversations, thoughts, and actions.


 No.2936094

>>2936079

>their responses are incredibly self-destructive

That's what people do when they see no alternative. In order for these people to socialize normally, people would have to voluntarily socialize with them, which nobody does.


 No.2936095

>>2918556

>>2912441

MLK and Malcolm were killed by the Democrat party. It's all about votes.


 No.2936102

>>2936081

I have a boyfriend, I definitionally can't be an incel. I'll admit to having been an incel in the past after a particularly rough breakup ending a string of incredibly unfortunate relationships.

>>2936094

Exactamundamento. We need to be more sympathetic towards incels and inceldom, and present to them a better understanding of how they only push others away because of the mindset they adopt.


 No.2936109

>>2936102

any further discussion on this topic should be in the incel general

>>>2856439




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 No.2935987[Reply]

How do I re-ignite my faith in communism in order to 1. stop myself from becoming a succdem, and 2. feel passionate about revolution again?

I'm mostly looking for book/theory suggestions.

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 No.2936039

Read Marx more, you’ve obviously misunderstood his materialism and dialectics. You may have fascist tendencies if you even doubted him for a second


 No.2936043

>>2936017

I've read all of them. I'm looking for something new and inspiring.

>>2936039

What should I focus on in particular?


 No.2936047

>>2936016

are trying to find interests in a gone society to have motivation to be a leftist in the present?


 No.2936051

>>2936043

everything on THIS LIST:

http://reality.gn.apc.org/Readinglist.htm

also i would add the collected works of spinoza, as well as any books on Epicurus (lucretius's' de rerum natura', also any secondary scholarly sources explaining him.


 No.2936100

>How do I regain my passion for communism?

Think of all the problems that could be solved if we just ended this shitty fucking system and built a better and more fair one in its place. also watch star-trek because its based on utopian socialism




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 No.2888466[Reply]

Let's Study Economics With Anwar Shaikh

Shaikh is a Marxist economist who adheres to Marx, Smith, and Ricardo without selectively and arbitrarily abandoning key points of their theories. However, he goes deeper than that by seeking and showing the empirical evidence for each of their theories, and giving mathematical formalization. He also includes some good parts from Keynes and others in macro (with evidence, preventing eclecticism), and every step of the way in his book and lectures he compares the classical theory to modern orthodoxy and heterodox economics, debunking their idealist nonsense. Finally, he does give novel theories as well, with the same empirical backing.

If you have read Capital, I think Shaikh's book+lectures are an excellent supplement and a corrective to any misreadings or confusion you may have. He spent 15 years putting it all together. His comparisons to neo-classical theory are also excellent for helping Marxists learn to parse what the neo-classicals are actually talking about. Cockshott has recommended Shaikh's lectures in the past, and Shaikh is extremely well-versed in the modern Marxist literature (such as Farjoun and Machover, econophysics, etc).

The FULL (30 videos) lecture series can be found here, and they are very entertaining. It is a graduate level course, but if you have read Marx, you will have no problem understanding what he's talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB1uqxcCESK6B1juh_wnKoxftZCcqA1go

His textbook can be downloaded here:

http://booksdescr.org/item/index.php?md5=DD0B27231F6E7CABEF184B616A59DAFE

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 No.2935671

>>2935659

That would mean reverting to gold for international payments. And probably, the gold would be stored in a few locations (London, NY) like it is today and only moves around on a ledger. Economically weaker countries would be bullied into storing their gold in the imperialists' vaults. We might even see invasions of countries trying to repatriate their gold reserves.


 No.2935685

>>2935671

How about decentralized labour vouchers?


 No.2936013

>>2935671

>We might even see invasions of countries trying to repatriate their gold reserves.

USA and co. already do this


 No.2936067

>>2907611

This article has some good sources/leads/papers on imperialist value transfer:

https://thenextrecession.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/ricci-unequal-exchange.pdf


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