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February 5, 2023 21:28:01
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I'm 33 and it wasn't until a couple years ago that I learned that the US didn't win the space race lol I thought it was America's first big triumph over godless communism
February 5, 2023 21:27:54
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I'm happy that we're getting older and instead of getting more conservative we're going the other way hahaha
February 5, 2023 21:19:19
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You forgot Step 2.5 use that ideology to instill fear and hate in your followers
February 5, 2023 21:18:49
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Any government that goes against the direct input of the people is not one that can be considered socialist
February 5, 2023 21:18:20
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How do you recommend finding IRL socialist communities that are legit and not weird and culty? My experience in college was that the so-called “Marxist” kids were just privileged stoners that believed we all would be saved by AI and cryptocurrency. They approached outreach like recruitment for an MLM, which was weirdly hierarchical. In other words, grifters appropriating appealing leftist language to take advantage of people, like Nazis. Any tips on how to find actual socialist activists and not have to waste a bunch of time sifting through garbage cults? I genuinely want to know since a few Silicon Valley pseudo-socialists left a bad taste in my mouth but I refuse to believe every socialist group is like this.
February 5, 2023 21:17:37
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the thing is that the man on the moon beats the every other deed.
February 5, 2023 21:17:33
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One of the most important things you can do is build community with your neighbors, and other people in your life. Regardless of political views, make yourself human, and them human before political beliefs. And like someone said above… don’t use buzz words - great place to start is “do you have an extra cup of sugar?”
February 5, 2023 21:16:45
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Oh no...I thought it was... Glad to realize the truth
February 5, 2023 21:15:21
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International Marxist Tendency
February 5, 2023 21:14:37
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Well, the first man to walk on the moon is a crowning achievement. I’d say it was a tie.
February 5, 2023 21:14:32
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As a norwegian, public healthcare is amazing. But it does come with some disadvantages as well.
February 5, 2023 21:12:13
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Anyone have the full article? He made great points in the video but I’d rather not pay for compact magazine.
February 5, 2023 21:12:01
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I swear you can't even tackle economic corruption without being called out as "stuck in the 70s" where I come from.
February 5, 2023 21:11:50
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dude I'm a conservative and we are the least unorganized group ever
February 5, 2023 21:11:25
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They make a good point. Western media has became incredibly biased lately. They want the people angry at their enemies, when we should be looking to understand and befriend our neighbors. Even within our country there is so much infighting we have a hard time even comprehending what it’s like to live anywhere else. We’re isolated and only care about what’s right in front of us. If they only admit it wasn’t a rocket from Russia for a single news cycle, most people won’t know it. They’ll remember all the shocking and breaking news that broke the whole rest of the week. Every time I see a news article I have to look up everything in it. Key information is constantly being left out in a clever sort of way. It’s difficult to be informed in the United States. Education is collapsing in value yet they charge us for it more than ever. I’m so glad I can talk to people from around the world on here.
February 5, 2023 21:09:25
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Yeah we don’t have the whole “god has decreed it” on our side haha
February 5, 2023 21:09:02
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Humans just have an easier time unifying over simplistic ideas. Right-wing movements benefit from the fact that they don't really need to put a lot of thought into a concept to get people rallied. As a BIPOC, I'm sure you recognize that this rallying is usually based in ethnicity or xenophobia. That said, it's hard to get leftists to rally against a broad concept like "the ruling class" because most leftists only got into their political mindset because they prefer to think about social issues in a complex or nuanced way. It's a blessing and a curse since it allows us to deconstruct injustice, but also prevents us from getting unified on issues. If you want to mobilize a lot of people, though, simpler is still better. Most working-class movements are started on the basis of specific and simple goals (i.e. killing a slave master, robbing a factory for food, ending the reign of a specific dictator). That said, the awful drawback to this is that you leave a lot of room for interpretation. Take a look at [The New Black Panther Party](https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/new-black-panther-party) and its descent into anti-semitism.
February 5, 2023 21:08:20
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See the Irish Citizen Army which, in my opinion, was a brilliant counter-balance to militant reactionary forces. It *can* be done but we sure as hell aren't at that stage yet unfortunately
February 5, 2023 21:08:00
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https://www.pbs.org/weta/reconstruction/ I really liked this documentary about that period
February 5, 2023 16:37:56
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This isn’t what I wanted to know. There has to be some way for us to counteract that??
February 5, 2023 16:37:44
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How would I go about finding legitimate ones in my area ?
February 5, 2023 16:37:30
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Thank you, I try, but I still feel like I’m not doing enough. I’m seeing these people form organizations , and put their plans into action, and it seems like there is nothing I can do.
February 5, 2023 16:16:02
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I recommend Season 2 of the podcast Blowback on Spotify, pretty informative and easy to digest
February 5, 2023 16:15:56
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“Our countries in this region” This is not an innocent phrasing, she believe these countries are United-Statesian property (that’s the us implied in the our)
February 5, 2023 16:15:49
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Brazilian here, i can confirm the situation is as bad as it looks. It's even worse ​ Bolsonaro's supporters keep denying this tragedy by claiming the yanomamis came from the "communist Venezuela of Maduro". I don't think i need to enter in details about how ridiculous this statement is. Some are so cruel that they question wether this is real or just a made-up lie of the supposed "communist media" by stating that native-americans are supposed to survive by hunting and fishing so it wouldn't make sense for them to have hunger ​ Bolsonaro left a legacy of desctrution and deaths caused by him not caring about the pandemic (of the 700.000 brazilians who died of covid, about half of them could have survived if Bolsonaro actually acted tried to do something) and caused by the yanomami genocide. Besides he also revitalized the far-right movements who are claiming for a military coup and a fascist dictatorship due to Bolsonaro losing the elections in 2022. Terrible moments
February 5, 2023 15:32:28
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There was an investigation, pole here, the conclusion was that it was an unfortunate incident where rocket was an off shot of ukr air defense, during the biggest missile barrage since the war started. The victim blaming aint cool
February 5, 2023 15:28:09
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Words falling on deaf ears they don't give 2 shits about families struggling.
February 5, 2023 15:27:52
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Part corruption, part bad governance and part US sanctions and political interferance.
February 5, 2023 15:27:43
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I had to research this and the broader effects of the Cuban Revolution for a school project. The more I learn about Cuba, the more I admire it!
February 5, 2023 13:13:32
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Despite identifying as a commie I recently got banned from two left wing subreddits by tankies for trying to point out that you can honour the Soviet WWII heroes whilst also condemning Putin. I don't think us on the left help ourselves when some people seemingly think that America=Bad automatically means Russia/China=Good, when they are all bad
February 5, 2023 12:56:17
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A lot of Democrats are as much bought/paid for as Republicans.
February 5, 2023 12:56:12
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I don’t know if the artist themselves are socialists per se but the song Capital by Amyl and the Sniffers is a really good anti capitalist song. IDLES is another band that seems to have a lot of leftist takes (see their song Mercedes Marxist).
February 5, 2023 12:56:00
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Good for him for calling out John Lennon’s bullshit.
February 5, 2023 12:55:47
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I got that in highschool too! Literally my only celebrity crush, then and always lol
February 5, 2023 12:54:48
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It has a double meaning almost definitely. His journals show growing feelings of self loathing the more successful they became. He despised their widespread popularity so I would say that last line would have likely had a part to play in his reasoning prior to death.
February 5, 2023 12:54:30
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Russia wasn't delivering any gas through the pipeline at the time, and said it would take \[six months to fix\]([https://tass.com/economy/1515185](https://tass.com/economy/1515185)). What impact exactly has this had on the Russian economy?
February 5, 2023 12:53:34
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https://youtu.be/78vur-qqYyM This might help. Do not mention socialism,communism,Marx,Stalin,China or any of that. Follow the advice of this video. It may take months or years to convert people but do not debate them. Small talks cloaked in liberal agenda will do the trick
February 5, 2023 12:50:41
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What varshavianka, I'm Polish and it doesnt say anything about staying silent. It The first part is about raising the banner and regaining independence of Poland, the second says that those who perish will live forever in memories, and the third talks about ending the tsars reign.
February 5, 2023 12:38:57
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Healthcare worker here - totally agree. For profit healthcare is at its core completely unethical. No matter how hard you try, the focus is on profit, at the expense of quality of patient care and the quality of life for healthcare workers.
February 5, 2023 12:38:30
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Summary of the first day : The rally began outside of University of Jaffna, where black flags were hoisted to mark the occasion. A hartal has also been carried out in Jaffna in solidarity with the protesters. The Tamil National Peoples front protested outside of the Jaffna District office calling for the rejection of the 13th amendment and the unitary state. Protestors called Sri Lanka to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Protesters paid their respects at the Chemmani massacre memorial which was dedicated to Krishanth Kumaraswamy, a Tamil school girl who was raped by Sri Lankan soldiers in 1996. Three of her family members that had gone looking for her were also murdered. Protesters defiantly conned their march from Jaffna towards Batticaloa despite various attempts by Sri Lankan and police to break up the rally. The event ended in Kilinochi in Iranaimadu. For more information of this protest visit Tamil Guardian. Summary of the second day : The North to East march kicked off from Paranthan junction in Kilinochi this morning and hiss head towards Mullaitivu. Plain clothed Sri Lankan police were seen following the procession on motorbikes. The rally at Theravil Thuyilum Illam to pay tribute to those who sacrificed themselves in the armed struggle for liberation. Protesters gathered at the Tamil Genocide memorial in Mullivaikak to remember the tens of thousands of Tamils that were killed by age Sri Lankan state in the final days of the war. The protesters marched across the Vaddukaval Bridge, a site where many Tamil handed their loved to the Sri Lankan military over a decade ago. The rally then left Kilinochi this morning and arrived in Mullaitivu city at 6pm. The rally will leave Mullaitivu and head to Trincomalee tomorrow. For more updates follow **Tamil Guardian.**
February 5, 2023 12:38:26
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📸 Image 1 and 2 from [Tamil Guardian](https://www.tamilguardian.com/) Image 3 from [Kumanan](https://twitter.com/kumanan93?t=xorBUEurLS9Ul3fnT2TAQw&s=09)
February 5, 2023 12:38:23
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Image Transcription : 1. The image shows a multitude of Tamil people of all ages holding red, yellow flags. The red/yellow colors represent Tamil nationalism. The protesters are also holding placards that say : END THE OCCUPATION, Self-Determination is our right, தமிழர் தாயகத்திற்கு கறுப்பு தினம் (Black Day for the Tamil Homeland), Justice for the Tamil Genocide and from the North to East the Tamil Nation shall rise up. The picture was taken in Jaffna. 2. The image shows Tamil Civil Society Leaders, Religious Leaders, Families of the disappeared and Tamil Students from the University of Jaffna marching through Jaffna during the protest. Notably, the students are dressed in black for marking the Independence Day as a black day. The protesters are holding several placards depicting raised fist in Red/Yellow stating Sri Lanka's Independence = Tamil Genocide, The Tamil Nation is our identity, எப்பொழுது நம் மக்களுக்கு விடுதலை கிடைக்கும் ? 3. The image shows Eelam Tamils marching through the infamous Vaddukaval Bridge in Mullaitivu this was the bridge where many of the Tamil families handed over their loved ones to the Sri Lankan military just to be never seen again. Context : Eelam Tamils have been fighting for over seventy years for self-Determination. Eelam Tamils are a Nation of people living in the merged North and East of Ceylon. They have the right to determine their own destiny.Successive Sri Lankan Sinhala - Buddhist Governments have continuously suppressed the right to self-determination and governing by employing brutal military force to annihilate the Tamil population, which amounts to Genocide. Since 1948 Tamils have been waging non-violent struggle for their rights after successive Sinhala Buddhist Government brutally suppressing those non-violent agitations for almost 4 decades the Tamil youth turned to armed struggle which was suppressed by the Sri Lankan security forces in killing 169,796 Tamils alone within 138 days during the last stages of the war. Several were killed when Sri Lankan armed forces repeatedly bombed and shelled No Fire Zones (Safe Zones). Even Hospitals and food distribution were shelled, thousands of Tamils died of starvation alone. Tamil women are held as sex slaves in Sri Lankan army camps, according to the (ITJP) International Justice and Truth Project. The Northeast of the Island is also one of the militarized places in the world.According to the UN The second-highest number of enforced disappearances in the world is in Sri Lanka which most of them are Tamils. There are over 96,000 Tamil war widows on the island. Tamil Families of the disappeared have now been protesting for almost, 2175 days for justice but with no avail.The Sri Lankan Government has been evicting the Tamils from their homeland, occupying their land and colonizing their Homeland since 1948. Therefore, Tamils have been annually protesting on Sri Lanka's Independence Day for almost 7 decades. The Demands from this year's protest are : Prosecute Sri Lanka before the ICC Have an International investigation on Sri Lanka for the Tamil Genocide Ensure justice for the enforced disappearances Release all Political Prisoners Repeal the (PTA) Prevention of Terrorism act Stop the land grabbing of the Tamil Homeland We reject the Unitary State and the 13th Amendment Eelam Tamils are a distinct nationality and have a right to self-determination The protest started on Feb 4 in Jaffna (North) and will end on Feb 7 in Batticaloa (East). It was organized by the Students from the Northeast Student Union. There is also complete hartal in the Tamil in support of this rally.
February 5, 2023 07:48:15
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i am marxist. i am pro ussr and I SUPPORT RUSSIA'S INVASION OF UKRAINE and everyone who knows what the hell had been going on in that geopolitical area during the last decade supports the war too.
February 5, 2023 07:48:11
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Anyone who doesn’t work with their hands is a parasite
February 5, 2023 07:46:19
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Oh, Matthew Desmond is awesome! I've been following his work for years.
February 5, 2023 07:46:11
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Russia has already shown they are willing to shoot themselves in the foot to the tune of hundreds of billions in the service of this war of conquest. You think a pipeline is a line they won’t cross? The pipeline was already turned off, Russia was gaining nothing from it. Why not blow it up and say it was the evil US that did it. Every single vatnik account has been working overtime trying to use it as a propaganda to divide NATO, so you can’t say there’s no value in Russia blowing it up. The US statements are obviously referring to shutting it down manually, which was already done long ago when Russia started this war of aggression. Blowing up a nonfunctional pipeline (which even if active would provide less than 10% of Europe’s fuels) as a simple middle finger doesn’t make a whole lot of sense
February 5, 2023 07:45:22
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I am vehemently against the idea of debate or online arguments not mattering. The person you are directly arguing with will never come to your side, at least not immediately. But the passing by audience, even those in opposition easily could. Plus, I think it is always good to be able to defend your beliefs and evolve them over time. The above is particularly true for those engaged in reactionary styled thinking. They love the bloodsport of debate and the other side getting embarrassed. If that happens to their representatives it resonates greatly. The right recognizes this and is very very effective at online discourse by injecting politics into the culture war. Anecdotally I can attest to this. I was once a strongly anti-SJW/feminist libertarian. It was through watching those I consumed so much content on being publicly embarrassed in debate that began to pull me out of being a full on alt-righter. I was radicalized leftward in early 2016 with the Syrian refugee crisis/civil war coupled with Brexit and the rise of Trump. Not everyone needs to battle in argument and debate, but it is 100% an avenue we need to continue using.
February 5, 2023 07:45:20
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Also looked it up. The bill is basically, by *implication* "some dictators \[you know who\] did bad stuff in the name of 'socialism', so let's make sure billionaires will be protected to keep doing bad stuff" - almost surely including strongly protecting continued attempts to privatize things around the world even against the deep-culture property relations of communal cultures who lived for centuries before colonialism in ways that to even remotely call a "dictatorship" would be utterly laughable. So much ignorance and shallow thinking with so much power. We're royally fucked.
February 5, 2023 07:45:14
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>I think it's fair to say online arguments do matter. Not to the person you're arguing with, but to anyone who might see that argument This\^\^ My perspective is also anecdotal but as a content creator I've noticed that not only does past discourse engage others who find my channel that way, but I've had plenty of people reach out to me and verify my conversations with others on YouTube (often debates that go south) have helped them in some way. It doesn't happen that often I'll admit, but it does happen, and most of my debating online is done with future readers in mind.
February 5, 2023 07:44:51
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It's like how scientists are trying to resurrect dinosaurs with dna when Jurassic Park basically showed the reasons why that would be a terrible idea.
February 5, 2023 07:44:41
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His book “Evicted” should be required reading in high school so people enter the world with their eyes open
February 5, 2023 07:44:37
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Dystopia is a crust punk band that touched on a lot of social problems in the capitalism and also talked about mental illness and suicide.Very dark band but made me feel like my views were validated and I will always love the three albums they made. Extremely extremely extremely underrated.
February 5, 2023 07:44:35
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I'll never stop loving punk but there's a lot of fake bands that sellout.
February 5, 2023 07:44:34
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If you can’t afford it, don’t rent it. If you can no longer afford it, move out. You are not entitled to property that does not belong to you. The most basic property rights are under attack in this country.
February 5, 2023 07:44:30
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I wonder how many intelligent people get depressed and give up.
February 5, 2023 07:44:23
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Russia's strategy in this war relied on leveraging Nord Stream to compel the EU to drop their support for Ukraine. Part of America's motive in this war is to destroy Russia's economic relationship with the EU by ending European reliance on Russian natural gas. The destruction of the pipeline harms Russia and benefits America. It's simple *cui bono*.
February 5, 2023 07:44:09
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It gives JK more influence and power, it gives her more money, and it just shows a general lack of care for trans people. Transphobia is not okay and should never be supported except for when there’s a cool new video game. That rubs me the wrong way
February 5, 2023 07:42:24
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Red Salute Comrade, I wholeheartedly agree with your points. It is important to approach discussions and debates with clarity, logic, and respect. As a Marxist, it is essential to present our ideas and beliefs in a way that is persuasive and convincing to others. The use of profanity and fallacies only weakens our argument and detracts from the core message. It is better to stay silent and gather more knowledge than to resort to unprofessional behavior. Your emphasis on the need for sources and logical reasoning is commendable. Let us continue to strive for excellence in our arguments and spread the Marxist ideology in a manner that is respectful and impactful.
February 5, 2023 07:42:23
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"The History of the Cuban Revolution" by Samuel Farber "Cuba: A Revolution in Motion" by Isaac Saney "Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution" by Louis A. Perez Jr. "Cuba: The Making of a Revolution" by Leo Huberman and Paul M. Sweezy "The Rise and Fall of Fidel Castro: An Insider's Account" by Carlos Franqui "The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics" edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff "The Communist Revolution in Cuba: 1951-1959" by Carlos Ripoll "Cuban Socialism in a New Century: Adversity, Survival, and Renewal" edited by Carmelo Mesa-Lago "Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life" by Jon Lee Anderson "Fidel Castro: A Biography" by Thomas M. Leonard. In addition to these books, you can also read articles and watch documentaries on the Cuban Revolution for a comprehensive understanding of the events and conditions surrounding it.
February 5, 2023 07:10:20
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Transcript for those who use a screenreader. But first the "too long; didn't read": Reza Pahlavi calls for people in solidarity with the Iranian protesters to let their voices be heard. Look out for demonstrations near you. ​ My dear compatriots, Across the world. many of you are preparing to participate in the rallies and marches planned for February 11th, to call again on the international community to support the Iranian revolution. With your commitment, this revolution, which began nearly five months ago in the name of Mahsa, and for Women, Life, and Freedom, will continue undeterred in its path to bring an end to the forty-four years of oppression and misery brought upon our Iran by the calamitous events of 1979. I invite all of you. my compatriots, to make this year's February 11th the the most inspiring day on the calendar of the Iranian national revolution and, with even greater solidarity and unity, to convert further support and energy to our compatriots inside Iran. My request to you is that, while recognizing and respecting your differences of opinion, you focus on your points of commonality and, side-by-side and hand-in-hand, offer a single and strong voice in support of the Iranian revolution to the media, societies, and politicians in your countries. Whatever group or faction you belong to. left or right. republican or monarchist. for or against me personally. I ask that you do not insult or disrespect one another. Especially if you are holding the national flag of Iran (the Lion & Sun), respect and honor its sanctity, and be a messenger of unity, respect, tolerance, and all the good values that our country's flag represents. Long live Iran, Reza Pahlavi
February 4, 2023 21:37:03
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Damn... someone did their homework! Well versed, concise and tons of research data to back up his points. Great job!
February 4, 2023 19:07:51
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> Degrowth is an inevitability since capitalism is based on infinite growth model and we are confined to a planet with finite resources. The sun gives us nigh infinite energy. With infinite energy you can synthesize any element you need. Not to mention outer space. So degrowth is most surely not an inevitability, at least not for millions of years.
February 4, 2023 19:03:39
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This is exactly as I view it. And I have had people say my points are intriguing or well thought out so this doesn’t go without merit imo.
February 4, 2023 19:03:34
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This has been happening at a global level I’ve noticed. When I was in Dubai even though the country has such a large population of the poor you won’t see any homeless people outside. I ended up finding out they get deported it would normally be non-emrati people this happens to because the Emrati people are financially provided by the government.
February 4, 2023 19:03:24
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I think you make some really good points, however its important to keep in mind that what you have mentioned only works - at least online - where there IS an open discussion. No matter how logical or well read you are, or how many sources you have, all of that will be for nothing when engaging with someone who is not interested in learning or having their viewpoint changed. Trolls come into our spaces all the time, and going into their spaces will get you silenced pretty quickly, which becomes pointless. Also, these people don't know you, so they are less likely to take your opinion seriously. They just believe we are brainwashed by propaganda (which is ironic). You would have an easier time chabging the minds of those who know you personally - if you are comfortable doing so. Another issue is the language we use. A lot of the terms in Marxist works are outdated in their meaning or used exclusively in Marxist theory - e.g., proletariat, bourgeoisie, dictatorship of x, or personal vs private property. Additionally, some words raise alarms for some people - e.g., socialism, communism, or proletariat. We need to adjust the way we speak to those who aren't fully aware, don't understand, or are just "scared" of certain terms. Finally, what I do is save comments, posts, and other sources from those that are more knowledgeable than me or can explain things better. Then you can just send it to the person you are discussing with. I've done this for democracy/elections under socialism with an essay on the topic of election in North Korea. I have a comment saved that explains why China IS a socialist country and will use that when the issue comes up. Those are just two examples. If the person is actually interested, then they will read what you send through, and you dont have to spend time writing up an essay or stressing about remembering tonnes of sources. The most important thing that we do is to organise politically and at work, if it is possible and safe to do so. We also need to make sure we are well read or we're not well equipped to discuss with those willing to listen. This could be reading books/essays, listening to an audiobook, watching a video from a leftist content creator, or listening to a podcast.
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censorship is disallowing someone from speaking or something from being said. not platforming is saying "I don't want to host this on my platform." it doesn't imply that you'd disallow them from speaking their piece elsewhere. there's certainly overlap between those things, but they're not the same thing, it's on you if you're unable to distinguish the nuance there.
February 4, 2023 15:47:43
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Check out these albums: * **Wide Awake!** and **Sympathy for Life** by Parquet Courts * **Get to Heaven** by Everything Everything * **Zombie** by Fela Kuti * **Construction Time Again** by Depeche Mode * **Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star** and Mos Def's **Black on Both Sides** * **RTJ4** by Run the Jewels * **Cave World** by Viagra Boys * **Infest the Rats' Nest** by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
February 4, 2023 15:47:15
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I was actually surprised it wasn’t nearly unanimous. It’s always irritating that the capitalists want to be taken seriously in debate and then do shit like this which wholly undermines any credibility to their argument. Simultaneously marxists are expected to fucking know everything and if we ever represent capitalism in bad faith there always has to be qualifiers (not all business owners…).
February 4, 2023 15:46:59
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I think it's fair to say online arguments do matter. Not to the person you're arguing with, but to anyone who might see that argument (if it is in a public forum). Just like real person arguments, unless you're talking to a close friend it is unlikely you will get through to your opponent. But people watching/reading the exchange might be curious about the topic and are learning from the interaction.
February 4, 2023 15:46:38
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It's true they're not doing it for macroeconomic reasons but it may be reductive to say it's pure lust for power. It's also strategic. If they cede ground here and afford the peons any comfort then it sets precedence that us peons do in-fact deserve more. They can't have us pushing for rights. They know how little power they actually possess over the populace. We're an elephant tied down with a rope, a rope that they're terrified to see broken.
February 4, 2023 15:44:31
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I like underground British rappers Lowkey and Akala
February 4, 2023 13:30:55
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I would if I could find anyone to play with. If you actually follow all the rules the game doesn’t take that long😔
February 4, 2023 13:29:33
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Ofc people hate the game of monopoly. Its not made to be a good game, but rather a teaching exercise.
February 4, 2023 13:29:10
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Subhumans, Pere Ubu, Hurrah for the Riff Raff, Sarathy Korwar. Octavia Butler PM press and Pluto Press and Verso books
February 4, 2023 13:29:05
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You have passion and heart for building a better world. I think that supercedes any issues with English as a second language. Solidarity!
February 4, 2023 13:28:54
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Agreed, it seems to me as though some of our comrades think they are more intelligent than other people because they have become aware of the world from a vastly different perspective. Very simply, if you cannot debate civilly, you will do more harm than good to our cause. Especially when debating neo-liberals who actively support the ‘violence is never the answer’ policy that ironically, nearly always leads to violence because peaceful protests are ignored. This should also apply when debating other comrades on their views, which is well outlined in this video, which if you have not seen is worth watching. https://youtu.be/pGnqc5YfgDk
February 4, 2023 13:28:33
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Propaghandi is great. I'd also recommend checking out The Weakerthans too. The singer is John K. Samson from Propaghandi. After they split, he formed his own indie group that is The Weakerthans.
February 4, 2023 13:27:57
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Makes sense as to why most of his work is related to Solarpunk.
February 4, 2023 13:27:46
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Russia lost like 300,000 more soldiers. It was a Pyrrhic victory, a far cry from decisive.
February 4, 2023 08:48:18
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International Bacalaureatee History Books are good. Very little bias, with all points of view, good for basics which you are looking for
February 4, 2023 08:48:05
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That and the fact that this repost shows up every few weeks to reap karma.
February 4, 2023 08:47:24
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Precisely. They rigged society and people's lives so much, there was nothing left for them to do with their money and power than to make a literal, mass murder fucking game of it. They'd put people into such a bad corner that the only way out was to die for the amusement of rich people.
February 4, 2023 08:46:45
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I’ve heard reality show contestants are generally treated like crap across the board. Long shoots, long hours, little food but lots of free booze though to create drama.
February 4, 2023 08:46:30
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To be fair, lots of people hate monopoly. Not sure of anyone who actually plays it.
February 4, 2023 08:46:26
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The land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy LOVE rage against the machine!!
February 4, 2023 08:46:25
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Love the andalite in the pic.
February 4, 2023 08:46:20
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100 X $35. Defeating socialism is so cheap!
February 4, 2023 08:46:14
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"Everything that I dislike is socialism,"
February 4, 2023 08:45:19
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Flobots. Handlebars was OK, but Fight With Tools is better imo.
February 4, 2023 08:45:08
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Idk, it sounds like they catched the spirit of the game
February 4, 2023 08:44:57
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And people keep saying that ‘nothing was found in the twitter files’ lol
February 4, 2023 08:42:51
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My city just cut down old oak trees because of homeless camps. Still homeless people, and now no trees.
February 4, 2023 08:42:44
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As someone who was homeless, can confirm.
February 4, 2023 02:11:31
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The red army no longer exists. What exists now uses rape and violent hazing for its recruits, sends medically unfit people into combat, routinely uses torture on prisoners, and attacks civilians and civilian infrastructure.
February 4, 2023 02:11:22
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Doesn't matter what anyone tells me, I firmly believe that it were the fundamental values of socialism, not the specifics of stalinism or authoritarian rule, that empowered the soviet peoples to endure the impossible struggle of liberating their own lands and freeing europe from fascism. As a descendent of the perpetrators I feel forever grateful for their sacrifice and responsible for making sure their goal remains fullfilled.
February 3, 2023 22:36:36
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Wasn’t the point of squid games that with the money it cost to make the games, and with all the in betting, that there was no point to it as they could of solved all of their problems if they used that money to go to the contestants instead of making a game and watching people fight for their lives?
February 3, 2023 22:36:34
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Wasn’t the point of squid games that with the money it cost to make the games, and with all the in betting, that there was no point to it as they could of solved all of their problems if they used that money to go to the contestants instead of making a game and watching people fight for their lives?
February 3, 2023 22:35:44
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1 bad apple poisons the entire barrel. So yes, being associated with the Harry Potter Fandom makes you a bad person. The only morally correct decision is to not participate and pretend it doesn't exist
February 3, 2023 22:34:47
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Fr. You think this grifting douche is your friend? Working as expected I guess.
February 3, 2023 22:34:16
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They did this on the 80th anniversary of the Soviets beating the Nazis?
February 3, 2023 22:34:01
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It sounds less like you actually like the series, and more like you're attached to the things you liked when you didn't have the understanding you currently do, and/or the things you've made out of it. I think it's important to acknowledge the difference there. But also, respect for being open to criticism and talking about it and being receptive! I'd really encourage exploring other fantasy veins, Brandon Sanderson is a good step up from JK, or Paolini's *Eragon*, or Bardugo's *Shadow and Bone* / *Six of Crows*. Lots of alternatives with much less questionable influence and outright nasty themes.
February 3, 2023 19:55:37
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The red army no longer exists. What exists now uses rape and violent hazing for its recruits, sends medically unfit people into combat, routinely uses torture on prisoners, and attacks civilians and civilian infrastructure.
February 3, 2023 19:55:12
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Authoritarianism doesn’t make you more left than me.
February 3, 2023 19:54:35
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Then how will ever be able to be provided anything? based on which system? If I want to take care of my child, what can I do? When I die, all my money will go where?
February 3, 2023 19:54:14
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I haven't read anything by Beevor, but the references to his books I've seen in my studies and online documentaries have convinced me to stay away from him. Half the stuff he says in his WW2 books that I've come across seem either pulled out his own ass or taken from Nazi memoirs, and it seems to me like he loves exagerating. Keep in mind that's my opinion as someone who hasn't read his books and you are entitled to a more documented opinion, but that's my 2 cents.
February 3, 2023 19:48:43
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I don't really see a problem with you enjoying a fantasy series, if anything it'd be good to have someone with leftist views involved in the fandom and such
February 3, 2023 19:48:10
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The International Noise Conspiracy, Bambu and the traditionals like Pete Seeger or Billy Bragg for english music. If you understand spanish I would add inti illimani and victor jara, for french Premiere ligne and dubamix. Wild mixture I guess... For visual arts definitely El Lissitzky and John Heartfield!
February 3, 2023 19:48:08
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You can still enjoy fiction that brings you joy because of the characters and mise en scene without being a hypocrite. Denouncing the authors views as a person while still enjoying the writing doesn't make you a bad person, it makes you a reflective individual and demonstrates that you have the ability to be critical but also not allow an ideology to define you and police what you enjoy. I consider myself a leftist and a socially progressive person. I still enjoy Call of Duty, and think that Louis CK produced an incredible TV show. I'm aware that CoD is shitty military propaganda at best, and that Louis abused his power in a super gross way. Doesn't mean that I can't enjoy playing CoD with my buddies or appreciate the writing in *Louie*. We are multitudes, comrade. Don't sweat it. Is the author a shitty TERF? Yep. Is the HP series an important part of how a generation came to understand the power of fiction? Yep. Not every thought or opinion we have needs to be in line with a political theory. Don't sweat it.
February 3, 2023 19:48:06
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I think people find it much easier to completely dismiss something they have no emotional stake in as opposed to those who do.
February 3, 2023 19:47:59
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I mean frankly I don't see how you can separate the inherent racist and imperialist values present in the series from any other appreciation of the media. Given it's got an entire plotline dedicated to the mockery of slavery abolishment, the antisemitic caricatures of the goblins bank having a Star of David in the floor tiles, the lead black character having the last name Shacklebolt, the only Asian character being named Cho Chang, the Iriah character being dismissed as "loves making things blow up", I just don't see it. Beyond that, it's just poorly written, with multiple plot holes; the fact that there is both time travel and a potion that makes people speak the absolute truth destroys 99% of the conflicts in the series, outside of the violence. A genuine question without any malice, how do you do that? I know there's a lot of fun and childlike freedoms associated with it, it's a staple Christmas series for most families, but that's available in a litany of other series produced by objectively kinder people at a standard that's much higher than anything Rowling has produced.
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Where can I find this quote? I wanna read more.
February 3, 2023 17:56:04
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February 3, 2023 17:55:46
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Capital’s response: Capitalism is killing you slowly. There are ways capital can kill you a lot quicker. Fuck around and find out.
February 3, 2023 17:55:30
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Just because someone is a grifter doesn’t mean they can’t have a good take every once in a while.
February 3, 2023 17:55:27
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The occupation of berlin was disgusting too tbh
February 3, 2023 17:55:21
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How can Blinken normalize something that has been normal since Israel was established?
February 3, 2023 17:55:02
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Dude is literally just bri’ish Joe Rogan.
February 3, 2023 17:45:27
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It's honestly impressive that so called ''fans'' of the show managed to miss the point of this so much. ''It stopped being a game. The fun is now gone. But still there was a prize of 4.56$ millions...'' so... did you or did you not understand what the original show tried to portray?
February 3, 2023 17:45:09
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I love how even a balloon can spook Americans, the CPC doesn’t even have to try they’re killing themselves without any help.
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Does this have much effect. Train strikes are super annoying as we can't get to where we want to get to. But the post arriving a day later?!
February 3, 2023 17:44:19
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We all need to earn some money, whatever our political views.
February 3, 2023 17:44:12
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jpeg mafia mostly his stuff under devon hendryx
February 3, 2023 15:34:42
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The heroism of the Red army and the Soviet people will never be forgotten. Happy 80th anniversary.
February 3, 2023 15:34:38
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I wonder who will fight the next nazis that will rise against peaceful people...
February 3, 2023 15:33:27
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The red army no longer exists. What exists now uses rape and violent hazing for its recruits, sends medically unfit people into combat, routinely uses torture on prisoners, and attacks civilians and civilian infrastructure.
February 3, 2023 15:33:14
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Everyone is saying long live this and long live that but it's literally fucking gone, there's nothing left to live??? 💀
February 3, 2023 15:33:09
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I hope the red army gains back it's consciousness and serve a good purpose once more
February 3, 2023 15:33:04
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Ah yes, the USSR, a state famously not associated with socialism. It has to do with socialist policies and politics because the Red Army was at the forefront of protecting their socialist project from the extermination policies of the fascists. Stalingrad was a crucial turning point in the socialist fight against said fascists.
February 3, 2023 15:32:58
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Germany was a fascist state. Tf is with you. Fascists are the enemy of every socialist
February 3, 2023 15:31:59
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It's not really suspicious when you are celebrating something that happened exactly 80 years ago, in a country that no longer exists.
February 3, 2023 15:31:50
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Churchill was a fascist himself though and he praised hitler in 1933 when he came to power…
February 3, 2023 15:30:55
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Doesn't matter what anyone tells me, I firmly believe that it were the fundamental values of socialism, not the specifics of stalinism or authoritarian rule, that empowered the soviet peoples to endure the impossible struggle of liberating their own lands and freeing europe from fascism. As a descendent of the perpetrators I feel forever grateful for their sacrifice and responsible for making sure their goal remains fullfilled.
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Ah yes, the USSR, a state famously not associated with socialism. It has to do with socialist policies and politics because the Red Army was at the forefront of protecting their socialist project from the extermination policies of the fascists. Stalingrad was a crucial turning point in the socialist fight against said fascists.
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That isn't fascism. Using your definition an absolute monarchy with lese majeste laws would be fascist. Bad definitions lead to bad analysis.
February 3, 2023 15:26:13
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What’s depicted in this video are Red Army soldiers defending against Nazis. Disassociate the USSR with modern day Russia and read some history books not written by Western anti-communists
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What’s depicted in this video are Red Army soldiers defending against Nazis. Disassociate the USSR with modern day Russia and read some history books not written by Western anti-communists
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February 3, 2023 13:59:51
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Damn and a ticket to fly there right now is still $700-800 for me
February 3, 2023 13:58:25
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As long as we can’t collect any information by ourselves, or by reliable reporters, we’re at the mercy of the US government’s questionable honesty on the ‘’facts’’. This happens with a lot of information we receive. Information coming from only 1 source that you pretty much can’t verify. Civilisation is still based on trust,even though it has been abused numerous times. People think, just because we live in the Information age, we somehow got a way to confirm data and facts, which isn’t always true. That doesn’t mean we should go on creating conspiracy theories, it just means that some things will always remain unanswered.
February 3, 2023 13:56:13
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Landlords are the worst of the parasite class
February 3, 2023 13:45:02
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/08/26/the-hitler-stalin-pact-of-august-23-1939-myth-and-reality/
February 3, 2023 13:42:48
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I can't cheer for the Soviets, man... They did some terrible shit, and weren't even that good of a leftist country... Edit: I want to make it clear, I'll congratulate the soviets on beating the Nazi's, but I can't congratulate the soviets on like... Anything else
February 3, 2023 13:42:44
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How about raising millions of peasants out of poverty and transforming an agrarian monarchy destroyed by two massive wars into a global superpower to then support socialist revolutions all over the world?
February 3, 2023 10:42:53
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Wtf is this? Russia was "communist" and Germany was "socialist" How on earth does this have anything to do with the socialist policies or politics?
February 3, 2023 10:25:06
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More than 60 ppl died in the USA in Jan 2023 from mass shooters and an additional estimated 28 murders by police. No revolution here. Really puts things in prospective.
February 3, 2023 10:24:52
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A lefty look at how bourgeoisie LGBTQ "activism" is nothing more than liberals protecting the property of the rich and powerful. ​ The piece doesn't specifically say its a socialist perspective, but its a pretty socialist perspective -- be it a little qu\*er lol.
February 3, 2023 10:24:30
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i’m peruvian an this post is full with uninformed and inaccurate comments. We have found the books showing the protesters are being paid to generate violence and deaths to use agains the current goverment. We have found venezuelan and bolivia military infiltrated in the protets. we don’t want a new constitution, we want peace and garatees of fare elections. FUCK THE NOISE.
February 3, 2023 09:44:29
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Because it's not real? There is no invisible hand. Capitalists will always work in their own self interest first and it's in their self interest to eliminate all competition. Look at standard oil back in the early 1900s they would come into new territory under-cut all local competition and then immediately raise prices once they had destroyed all possible competitors. There is no invisible hand just the not so hidden will of capitalists.
February 3, 2023 09:41:47
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cultural hegemony my friend, could be an undefeatable enemy unless we do something
February 3, 2023 09:31:08
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Because they ingrained in many people brains the idea America is the best country in the world and we should just blindly listen so we can be “free” no one wants to lose their smart phones McDonalds or anything else.
February 3, 2023 09:30:36
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Everyone complains about Trudeau here but in the same breath they'll call him a socialist...
February 3, 2023 09:29:45
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People in Quebec aren’t afraid to voice their opinions and protest, specifically in Montreal
February 3, 2023 09:29:35
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What a great and effective use of their time……
February 3, 2023 09:29:29
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so while americans starve freezing in the streets of texas and everywhere else in this shithole nation, our leaders take time to vote on "socialism bad". yeah bro that'll fix the texas power grid. that'll solve the slave wages. that'll solve everything. i stg i'm a pacifist but i get some real fucking violent urges when i start reading about our politics and our political leaders. not that i would ever do anything- not worth it, but if someone else snaps with a little less to lose i can't say i aint rooting for them
February 3, 2023 09:29:26
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You don’t get strikes in Baltics because elites in top brass label it as “Kremlin propaganda”
February 3, 2023 09:29:17
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That country's entire political climate is such an unbelievable meme right now. Like, cartoonish levels of silly goose shit.
February 3, 2023 09:29:07
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Says the people who get lifetime benefits after serving even a single term in office.....
February 3, 2023 09:28:57
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As someone who lives in Midwestern America, I can very much confirm that if someone here isn't interested in political ideologies as a whole, they've never heard the word bourgeoisie before.
February 3, 2023 09:28:48
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Remember that Germany has a social construct inbedded for people who face financial crisis or have to pay high medical Bills. It helps us since the introduction in 1882. They dont See the benefits of a Community system because they only focus on the extremes. Kim Jong Un is a Prime example how Not to lead a communistic country but Germany on the other Hand has a functioning system Mixed with capitalism and communism and is one of the strongest competitive countries in the world. Also Cuba and Venezuela helps people all over the world with their medical Programm to cure blindness.
February 3, 2023 09:28:30
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Propaganda has been very effective.
February 3, 2023 07:18:46
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This. Everyone has been turned into individuals with no viable later native. Everyone's worrying about where the next paycheck comes from to keep the roof over their heads to organise, and even if they do, what chance do they have? I went to a union meeting recently where the union proved that a multi billion dollar start up was constantly breaking Labour laws and business laws and committing blatantly illegal anti union action, and the government representatives response was, "Yeah sorry, the laws are outdated and we are in coalition with a pro business party who won't open up the Labour laws..." What options do you have left when you're 1 paycheck away from homelessness or forever debt, and even the unions can't stop your employer from turning you into another Amazon cog clone? They prey on that desperation and submission out of necessity. Don't worry, I will continue to work with this union and will be _doing some of my own disruption_ in the meantime
February 3, 2023 07:18:07
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Brits are worse, and they allowed 15 years of tory rule, austerity, brexit, obscene wealth inequality, deletion of public services, 50% teacher loss, sky rocketing rail prices, and now the end of the NHS...goes to show you how bad things have got now that *even the British are striking* ^Your ^turn ^North ^American And tbh, if Canada does it first, there's a chance that energy could spread South of the border.
February 3, 2023 07:13:34
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AIN'T NOTHING BUT A MISTAKE
February 3, 2023 07:12:11
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Mining is a big problem across the Philippines, it not only destroy the environment but it also displace people. In the south, Indigenous People are the ones who are often displaced out of their ancestral lands. One of the reason for the heavy presence of communists in the south is because of that situation. The case for Romblon is different, there are no armed groups to carry retaliation against the mining corporations, thus they are bolder in carrying out actions like that.
February 3, 2023 07:05:16
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All a part of their plan to propagandize us into accepting the budding new cold war
February 3, 2023 07:04:53
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This is how they're going to go after every social program we have.
February 3, 2023 07:01:48
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Thomas Jefferson: "Don't exploit others' work" Also Thomas Jefferson: *owns hundreds of slaves and is a slave rapist* This is what people mean when they say the victors write history
February 3, 2023 05:19:12
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The resolution is basically just a list of lies pulled straight from the black book of communism. Even it’s authors have distanced themselves from it. But not the US house. Especially the part about those poor Cuban entrepreneurs made me laugh out loud.
February 3, 2023 05:18:21
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The image consists of a cover from a book by Antony Beevor. The title of the book reads: "Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921".
February 3, 2023 05:09:50
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Part of the answer is that our mass media, which sells itself as working to help and inform people, is actually working, as Chomsky put it, to manufacture consent for the ruling elite. Our "objective" media is actually a tool for the oligarchs. This is a major reason why change is so difficult. The wealthy own the media, the wealthy own production and the wealthy have bought many of our political leaders and corrupted our government. Another reason is that enough of our citizens are sufficiently comfortable with their standard of living that protest is tamped down. Our owners fully recall the 1930's when jobless Americans filled the streets and it ushered in FDR and the new deal. The new deal convinced elites they had to control both parties not just the Republicans. It will take a major cataclysmic event to generate the change we need. It's probably coming but it may be too late and it won't be pretty.
February 3, 2023 05:09:46
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A leftist president was elected with overwhelming popular support from the more rural parts of Peru, particularly indigenous communities. The opposition party controls Congress and thus was unwilling to cooperate on any of his legislative initiatives (a very common issue in Peruvian politics, from what I hear). Because of this, the president tried to use an emergency constitutional power to dissolve the Congress. That action led to his impeachment and removal from office. His vice president took over and, even though she ran the same ticket as him, she has been much more cooperative with the right leaning opposition party. Now the people who elected the left-leaning president are demanding new elections because they are not happy with the direction the vice president now president and congress want to take things. If anybody has any corrections or wants to add anything on to that, feel free.
February 3, 2023 05:09:28
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Thank you for your informative answer. I appreciate it.
February 3, 2023 05:09:23
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Elections without the formation of a constitutional assembly... what is the point? It is funny how this is covered in mainstream/western media. The protesters want Boluarte out, the corrupt antidemocratic congress out, and to start the process to get a new constitution ASAP because under the current Fujimori constitution Peru cannot be sovereign (cannot nationalize or even properly regulate foreign companies e.g. mining companies) and cannot be democratic (cannot redistribute wealth effectively, and what is democracy in a country like Peru if nog Rule of The Poor by The Poor and for The Poor?) Meanwhile we just hear about early elections. Why not just put Castillo back then? He just won elections, his mandate isn't over. Even if the left wons again and get someone slightly more effective than Castillo they will be right back where they started, with another corrupt and intransigent congress and the same Washington-approved constitution preventing meaningful progress.
February 3, 2023 05:09:19
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Exactly. And it wasn't really unconstitutional, there are constitutional grounds to dissolve congress when it is acting like that (obstructionist) even under the neoliberal/fascist Fujimori constitution. In practice it is usually judges who decide what is constitutional, and they can be corrupted in Peru in the same manner that congress always is. This time it was the security forces who decided who to side with - Castillo or Congress. Funny, the meeting that took place between US ambassador ('former' CIA agent) and minister of defence shortly before the coup that overthrew Castillo.
February 3, 2023 05:08:38
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Takes a while to turn a ship as large as the Brazilian state around... my attitude to Lula: Round 2 is still 'let's wait and see'
February 3, 2023 05:08:28
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While there's no leadership, more and more people are going more to the left, especially us millennials and centennials are kind of really fed up of the current situation and we milleanials are becoming old enough to get into positions of power. So I think more leaders can be created from this change we are seeing in people's perceptions of capitalism and socialism
February 3, 2023 05:08:05
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>index funds that are divested from oil and weapons [weaponfreefunds.org](https://weaponfreefunds.org) would help you out a lot it seems
February 3, 2023 05:08:00
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If there's a protest going on for more affordable housing I'll gladly join but I just don't know anyone willing to protest with me.
February 3, 2023 05:07:55
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There is a difference between a fascistic & conspirational trucker protest and a progressive protest. Medias will tell you there are both “violent” or invent anything to picture them as the same people, but you truly need to search the reason why the protesters are there to differentiate them.
February 3, 2023 05:07:49
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AINT NOTHING BUT A HEARTBREAK
February 3, 2023 05:07:32
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Trotskyism "more commonly lambasted than other schools of thought"? Is it? Am I missing something? Where is that happening? Is this a Western thing? BTW dear leftists who read this, please don't do the typical Reddit thing of "downvote and not answer the question", I'm from Eastern Europe and I have NOT seen that happen.
February 3, 2023 05:07:19
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the whole police squad went to the dollar store to go riot-shield shopping
February 3, 2023 05:07:09
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I suspect it’s because life is pretty comfortable already. Does it make sense to you, as a Canadian? I’m Brazilian, I lived in Canada for a while. I am shocked by some things I read on Canadian politics and foreign policy but life in a major Canadian city seems pretty legit... as well as outside the city. What is poverty like in there? What’s the kind of injustice that could ignite the people?
February 3, 2023 05:07:07
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Joe Rogan said Canada was full on communist authoritarian, I fucking wish for fucks sake...
February 3, 2023 05:06:02
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No such thing as the universe bending towards justice. Quite the opposite, in my opinion, but its important to keep trying.
February 3, 2023 05:05:50
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40% of Gen z and millennials think the communist manifesto guarantee equality and freedom, this why they passed this shity bill. The American system is afraid of collapsing soon.
February 3, 2023 05:05:37
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Boobooboo Castro expropiated me from my mansion, I don't have servants anymore, what a criminal
February 3, 2023 05:04:17
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I expect nothing else from wealthy landowners with zero empathy for anyone
February 3, 2023 05:04:09
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Jefferson never said that. The only reason he’s even attached to is because Jefferson translated Antoine Destutt de Tracy's "Treatise on Political Economy."
February 3, 2023 05:02:34
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This can’t possibly help. US Congress is one of our least trusted institutions
February 3, 2023 05:02:25
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Is this the canary in the coal mine for attempting to defund social security? It specifically mentions opposing socialist policies in the US in all forms, and budget negotiations have brought up that social security possibly on the chopping block.
February 3, 2023 05:02:10
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So what exactly does this mean? Is this simply a circle jerk of fascist saying “communism bad, famine, and 10 garillion ded”?
February 3, 2023 05:02:06
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Just a document full of the same lies capitalists have been peddling for decades.
February 3, 2023 05:01:23
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Lotta people's identities are directly tied to the idea of their relative social status and the pride of being "above" someone in whatever nebulous, uncertain way and the things they feel that implies about their character. They've been taught that virtue is rewarded with success and therefore if they have success they must have been virtuous and if someone else didn't succeed, that person must have lacked some important virtue. Never mind any statistics that say your choices have little to do with your ultimate financial strata and the circumstances of your birth are almost one-to-one with where you'll end up. Nah, it's all personal responsibility.
February 3, 2023 05:01:17
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I mean they've been fed bullshit their whole lives about "the middle class" and personal responsibility and some fabled "ideal market" that complex forces are interfering with and that's why recessions and suffering. Takes ages to educate someone who's willing, and most people aren't. They don't wanna know that their interess are functionally the same as "the poors". They've worked hard to get where they are and if other people haven't had the same success they should have done *something* better. They don't wanna know that the market encourages paying workers less and also demands that those workers spend more, and the overproduction inherent in that mechanic directly drives the boom and bust cycle that cost their grandpa the family home. Class consciousness is usually the easiest thing to start with, as long as you don't say bourgeoisie or proletariat and just talk about lazy rich people living off your paycheck. Often easiest to talk about their immediate boss.
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Before someone flames you, kind sir, I should point to everyone that you were being sarcastic :)
February 3, 2023 04:55:16
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Lol @ the US denouncing Justin Trudeau as a tankie
February 3, 2023 04:55:10
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well hey, if it's the only tool we have...
February 3, 2023 04:55:08
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I mean its nonexistent working class does collectively own its nonexistent productive enterprises. I for one welcome our cuboid comrade.
February 3, 2023 04:54:04
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More and more people are starting to see the truth!
February 3, 2023 04:53:41
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Oh thank god, more political theater. That'll fix the county burning down around our ears.
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I don’t think they are afraid at all. They are simply making an “other” the be the boogyman.
February 3, 2023 03:05:44
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Propaganda in a show that's copaganda. Shocker lol
February 3, 2023 03:04:00
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That's what I was thinking, too. They lament that "young people are being lured" by socialism, but offer nothing to counteract that lure but say "socialism bad." Well...in that case I guess it must be bad! Please exploit my labor even harder!
February 3, 2023 03:03:47
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I'm kinda surprised so many democrats signed on to this nonsense. It doesn't define socialism at all, so are they going to use this as their "mandate" to start dissolving social security, medicaid, and public schools?
February 3, 2023 03:03:33
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Participation in bourgeois electoral politics is a great way to show how pointless it is trying to participate in bourgeois electoral politics.
February 3, 2023 02:59:17
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All of this without even defining socialism. Incredible.
February 3, 2023 02:59:15
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They are not afraid of it. MAGA folks think they are really sticking it to the lobs is all.
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February 2, 2023 17:17:58
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Because they grow up in right-radicalized households
February 2, 2023 17:17:44
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I met him when I was in high school. Lowell Massachusetts. He gave a public talk. Hardly anybody attended. But I went up to him after. He gave me some excellent advice.
February 2, 2023 17:17:44
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I met him when I was in high school. Lowell Massachusetts. He gave a public talk. Hardly anybody attended. But I went up to him after. He gave me some excellent advice.
February 2, 2023 17:17:35
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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/james-gordon-meek-warrant-1234672165/
February 2, 2023 17:17:24
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Can someone explain the situation in Peru right now? I'm completely in the dark
February 2, 2023 17:16:16
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He’s “jUsT aSkInG QuEsTiONs” bc he wants to see Biden dong. “Hoe ih wayhr you maykit”
February 2, 2023 17:15:35
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True crime podcasts. They seemingly have some significant portion of women convinced a serial killer is hiding down every alley
February 2, 2023 17:15:33
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I think a new one (or perhaps one that was always there) is the natural health kind of stuff. People who get in the mindset that processed food is unhealthy, chemicals at all are unhealthy, gmos, etc. Using essential oils to treat colds. You know very granola type people. Also people who get into new age spirituality are at a big risk of going down the alt-right pipeline. Especially when they start getting into that ‘divine feminine/ masculine’ crap.
February 2, 2023 17:14:53
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converting AFP bases to US bases along the northern provinces through Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (2014 signed by Arroyo). total of 5 bases planned for US military unfortunately the philippines does not get much attention from the western left
February 2, 2023 17:14:02
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I think a big contributing factor is geography. It is difficult for workers to organize when you have a wide country that takes a long time to travel across. As well as the common Neo-liberal propaganda we are familiar with. Though i'm not from U.S.A myself, so i can only offer an outsider perspective.
February 2, 2023 17:13:54
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Sorry man but you're totally wrong about France, strikes doesn t mean anything anymore. We re as docile as you, if it would really change something they wouldn't let us strike.
February 2, 2023 17:13:04
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Interesting how easily "stopping the spread of misinformation in an obviously nothing-burger story" becomes "censorship." Like dear god, things are censored all the time. Mostly by establishment conservatives. The Hunter Biden story is a drop in the bucket compared to right-wing speech suppression. Clear lack of historical context in Russell Brand's knowledge base
February 2, 2023 17:12:16
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This guy has been off his rocker for awhile
February 2, 2023 17:12:00
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Never encountered it In life.. unless you include degenerate arguments in school of course.. or "culture wars" as you put it. I'm from England btw.
February 2, 2023 17:11:47
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Traditionally, its fear. Right now, it seems to centre on the big bad trans, but in the past there's been the same thing said of people of colour, Jewish people and Muslims. Unsurprisingly, they seem to not mention the S.A.s carried out by straight, white, conservative men.
February 2, 2023 17:11:33
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There's no more land to colonize and so now those in power are going after every ounce of free time we have. All in order to generate data they can mine for more products / content they can sell. Meanwhile people's mental and physical health are in a downward spiral. Capitalism doesn't care what's sustainable. It cares about what will make you richer by tomorrow, and always involves ruthless exploitation.
February 2, 2023 17:11:26
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At the end of the day it’s all escapism. Internet brought me to this forum. I’m encouraged to read. Hit me the links Beebeee
February 2, 2023 17:10:22
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maybe bc our police is the third best funded military force in the entire world, our army is the first, and our govt has shown us for decades how willing they are to use both and plenty else besides to punish acts of resistance? maybe our propaganda machine being so robust? american exceptionalism in general? idk, huge mystery. the french have a now long great tradition of revolt and uprising. the prevalence of founding fathers fetishists and lost cause losers doesn't make us a country that's actually comfortable with rebellion, culturally speaking
February 2, 2023 17:09:51
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Nah, more often than not they straight up think that the boss having that much is a good thing. That they're job creators who power the economy and that they'll be able to be like them one day. Or they'll be a prosperity gospel "Christian" who literally worship wealth and believe being rich is a sign of righteousness from god. Or they'll hate the boss and give you all manner of racist, sexist, LGBTQ+ phobic reasons why they're getting screwed over. And then tell you actually oppressed minorities are getting some kind of special treatment. The propaganda machine here has many of these blue collar conservatives living in a world fundamentally disconnected from reality at this point.
February 2, 2023 17:09:19
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I love him and I wish my country had just one political person as good and as passionate as him on the left
February 2, 2023 17:08:51
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There are many ways to express disagreements without coming across as a pompous arse.
February 2, 2023 16:52:46
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girlboss and pro-imperialist “feminisms” are honestly a big part of this especially given how many right wing women use a rhetoric that is more co-optive of feminist, leftist, etc rhetorics than men who are less creative/innovative in their rhetorics (and when they are a woman probably underwrote it). self-care individualism and like the modern selfcare industry, “fitness” orgs, actually has a lot of right wing/conservative esque rheotric under it (again while often co-opting what was originally left rhetoric) remember those like “positivity” memes that qanon people came up with great example. TERFs, SWERFs, and often a combo of fatphobia and ableism are key components right now. women who are oppressive are just holding on to who they can pummel down.
February 2, 2023 16:52:34
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It seems your notion of "left" is just liberalism. Or people who use pro worker talking points while being pro capitalist. This is a socialist sub, mate
February 2, 2023 14:23:15
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There's also a David Rovics song about it called "Cheese and Bread" It's pretty good
February 2, 2023 14:22:53
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Oh what is it then? That was kind of a shot in the dark on my part
February 2, 2023 13:17:32
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https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/05/keeping-the-red-flag-flying https://www.socialist.net/the-merthyr-rising-1831-rage-rebellion-and-the-red-flag.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merthyr_Rising
February 2, 2023 12:05:36
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\+ the corporate media on both sides yell about non-issues keeping the populace distracted
February 2, 2023 12:05:24
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It came from the Soviet Union Karl Marx, as stated in his writings, did not believe that the peasantry was revolutionary, and he put all the emphasis on the urban proletariat. But Russia wasn't as industrialized, not as urban, as Britain or France or Germany (where Marx thought the revolution would actually come from), and there were a lot more peasants in Russia, so they couldn't throw the peasantry to the side in a lower-class rebellion. So, the Russian Soviets (Russian word for councils) designed a symbol that represented the working class (a hammer) and the peasantry (a sickle) Before the Russian Revoluion, the main symbol of socialism was simply just the red flag, first used in the 1831 Merthyr Rising in Wales, which itself was based on a flag commonly used by the Jacobins during the French Revolution.
February 2, 2023 12:05:13
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No, trickle down economics is when white colonizers plumbing discharges to a drinking water source for indigenous folks living down stream. Easy mistake.
February 2, 2023 12:04:52
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Is this true? I would wager that the technology itself is negative. I remember the internet and phones before all the paywalls, centralizing of everything to a few sites (reddit, facebook, etc.)... and it was just as much a horrible, violent, terribly mean place since its inception. Maybe this would look differently under socialism, but how is that to be understood? I would imagine that the social environment will be so radically different than the coupling of these institutions-with-people will lead to technologies that will be themselves radically different. I just don't buy the "socialism is when we have the stuff we already do but it's just somehow better" line of reasoning.
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İts about russian revelation Hammer means workers in october revolation sicile means farmers in october revolution
February 2, 2023 11:59:40
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No labor party, 10% of the workforce is unions, people are too wrapped up with work and the “grind set” mentality, hyper individualism, police will literally beat and shoot you for protesting.
February 2, 2023 10:42:43
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Im not really convinced that Reddit is the best place
February 2, 2023 10:41:49
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Arrested for raping a toddler(not even joking)
February 2, 2023 10:41:42
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Nope. Not so much. The US is a messed up place. I'm not saying we were ever perfect but it used to be we invested in our people (education, food, etc.) because it fed the military machine. We don't even do that anymore. I think we owe a lot of places the chance to be not interfered with and to apologize for screwing up their current state. We owe a form of reparations starting with Cuba. We can work out way out from there. I'd go with South America before heading to Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, The Philippines, etc.) then move onto the Middle East. We should also get our friends the UK to help in this too like how they purposely screwed with their borders before leaving causing untold havoc to this day etc. What any of it looks like I'm not sure in full. I don't think complete isolationism is the response either. The US honestly needs a lot of reform. I'm so excited about the strikes if nothing else. It's a start.
February 2, 2023 10:41:25
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A little convoluted due to it not being a straight one way road in regards to communism (Some might end up as genocide denying stalinists, others might end up as general modern communists, Some might become Marxists based on reading theory, yet other Marxists become anarchists later down the line, some for god knows what reason joined the MAGA movement. Basically you can't easily visualise any direct pipeline on the left).
February 2, 2023 10:40:59
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I honestly blame the Democratic Party for creating the complacency. No group of people in human history have managed to lie like they do. Republicans are honest about fucking over Americans and are open about their fascism. Democrats have a special way of making people believe in them like they're a form of hope when they have done nothing, but feed the rich who in turn exploit workers and use racism to divide the general population. People give them all the credit for being on the right side for dangling a carrot and never following through. It's truly gross. Democrats did that. All the people who sit on their asses...Democrats. All the people who are bought and sold through excessive media consumption...both parties but Democrats truly believe it doesn't happen to them. They're honestly mental at this point for leading us down this path and they persist with their ways as if repeating the same thing that got us here will somehow get us out. They're a really really evil party and just as bad as Republicans.
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I don’t see anyone here talk about the police state. Any sort of political protest that the government considers too far can be labeled “terrorism” and get you put away in a sunless hole for life. Why do you think all direct environmentalist action from the 70-80s stopped? You go to a protest and get too rowdy? The police can, and will fill you lead.
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Ok, so here is couple notes I made while watching it. 1 -You are not beiing robbed - it is your decision to work in exchange for agreed wage. You give in what you promised and you get what you were promised. Also, there are other factors making up the final price of the product, not just your own work. 2 - Not just capitalist, everybody needs profit to survive, in any concievable system. Even you need and want profit, otherwise you would not be asking for more money or different redistribution. 3 - profit comes from you - again, not entirely. There are other factors than just your own work, otehrwise you would not need to be employed at all and could do it yourself. 4 - regarding the kitchen example: no, it was not just you who produced those 2000. It was also kitchen eqipement needed for the work, ingerdients, energies, organization, etc... if you think it is just you, try making it without all those things. You have not been stolen from, you have been paid what you agreed upon. 5 - so it would seem that exploitation is the difference between what you have been paid and what the end products value. As I already mentioned, this ignores the fact that your work is only one component od final value, not the entirety of it. Overall very misleading video, endlessly repeating one or two tired lies. How could you fall for it?
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"we need to bring back the mom and pop business, im sure this will change the outcome!"
February 2, 2023 10:18:20
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This isn't a debate sub either /u/nevalk
February 2, 2023 10:18:18
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LETS GOOOOO!!! Absolutely ecstatic to see this. Every single person showing up to this is collectively helping fight for a better future for the next generation, I hope they realize that (as corny as that may sound). Beautiful to see. This right here is what every imperialist, aristocrat, oligarch, dictator, monarch and billionaire has been most scared of throughout history, the realization that we outnumber them and can 100% shut down their whole corrupt system if we really wanted to.
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Agreed, BE is my go-to for international issues.
February 2, 2023 10:17:18
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Fischia il vento, an Italian song adopted by the partigiani from 1943. Though i completely support these movements, i find the butchering of such a significant song a bit sad, especially as an Italian.
February 2, 2023 10:17:16
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> the revolution isn't being televised https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnJFhuOWgXg
February 2, 2023 10:16:43
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Yeah I'd love to know more about the song as well 👍
February 2, 2023 10:16:39
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There really aren't that many of those people. It's on social media. I don't know anyone like that. Even my QAnon co-workers don't like the company we work at.
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I feel like in the U.S., we need to stop focusing on unionization. I'm gonna probably get down voted to hell for saying it, but it's going to take forever to rebuild them, and they were never super effective here in the first place. Americans like doing things they're convinced they thought of themselves, and no organization told them to do. I'm certain that organization and solidarity can occur outside of the union framework.
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Not too long ago, I read up a bit on the labor movements in the UK in the 20th century, particularly the miners' strike in the 70s. Glad to see folks over there fighting for better pay now considering the inflation vs refusing to pay employees more situation seems to be getting worse in many places even outside of the US. I'm honestly hoping we see just as big of a strike go on in the US at some point, we need to send a message to businesses and the government that no one's getting paid enough to live. Hell, our federal minimum wage hasn't even changed in decades. Can't imagine how little folks over in the UK are getting paid.
February 2, 2023 10:16:11
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Didn’t the general strikes in India hit like 150 MILLION workers on strike? Or are we talking just UK strikes?
February 2, 2023 10:16:03
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I mean, getting your head stoved in by a cop, or shot by rightwingers like Rittenhouse thinking you’re protesting over police violence, is pretty discouraging.
February 2, 2023 10:15:41
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Does anyone have a citation for the 500,000 figure?
February 2, 2023 10:14:46
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There were many in Asia. And then they all ended up behind bars. Makes you wonder how many could have had a more global impact.
February 2, 2023 10:14:42
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This mindset is from propoganda, this whole defeatist “it could never work here” is absolute bullshit
February 2, 2023 10:14:20
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Or end up killing yourself with two shots to the back of the head.
February 2, 2023 10:14:17
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You can get a Tesla 3 in the US with LFP, https://insideevs.com/news/628303/ev-battery-lfp-share-september2022/ Zero cobalt is far superior to some. So the question is, will your next car be a cobalt free EV? Or will you continue supporting slavery and gorilla murder every time you fill up your gas tank?
February 2, 2023 10:14:14
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I have some theories. Mainly, if you protest peacefully, you'll get arrested. If you protest violently, you'll get shot. And you've been conditioned to be aware of that. That happens in other countries too, but I'd say not as ruthlessly and efficiently.
February 2, 2023 10:14:12
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I have family that lived in socialist/communist countries. My dad fought in the Soviet army. He left and started a business here with my brother. His life now is better than it ever would have been there and better that 99% of Americans as well. He manages about 200 employees and makes maybe 20M a year. And he did it while barely knowing English. If you don't like America or capitalism, what is stopping you from moving to somewhere that aligns more with your values? Seriously. If you don't like being a 1% lapdog why don't you go off grid or join a commune? It's on you for not moving towards the life you want in a world where you can buy a flight ticket and leave. America is one of the most capitalistic countries out there. It's not going to change.
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I think its a geographic problem. The large countries (Australia, Russia, China, USA, Canada) all seem to be struggling to unify many different sub-cultures. We don't all live close to each other like a european country. its' easier to lie to us and divide us I think we need a web of local worker-run organizations to take back power. Build from the bottom up edit: I put russia on here because the russian people dont have any real democracy either, this is not a statement of support for putin
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Ok. If it weren't for the internet, which seems to be the real concern here not just that device in your hand or on your table side, I wouldn't be a communist today or have found my political party. I wouldn't have learned about global issues, and I wouldn't have known what to do with my young curiosity living in a rural area and going to college surrounded largely by Amish farmlands. Two of the biggest things that politicized me, thanks to the internet, was reading about the Greek cops shooting and killing a 15 year old anarchist kid in the Exarchia neighborhood and the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. My political experience and knowledge growing up was reading Animal Farm for English class and listening to Pink Floyd's The Wall. Not much to go on. These tools are inherently neutral but smartphones and the internet can and are used for good by plenty of socialists.
February 2, 2023 10:13:30
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1 third of the population plays defense for our system. And in the us, protests and crowds face the real threat of being mowed down by police/ extremists. People want to rise up but don’t want to risk their lives.
February 2, 2023 08:31:03
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Do it the French way instead. They've got it nailed. It never comes to that much here in the UK.
February 2, 2023 08:30:50
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As a Brit, it is most of the time true. The French protest far better and more often. Guess what... a typical French family is quite a lot better off financially than a typical British family despite having a very similar population and total GDP. It's almost as if the money is there and it isnt even as if the French are lacking on the ultra rich scale. Bernard Arnault seems to be doing fine.
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Yes it is progressive, and I agree. You're proving my point which is that truly beneficial policies for working class power get labeled "reactionary" and detrimental policies "progressive" from the perspective of western liberals for whom progress is reconciling individual desires with the capitalist market. Hence they can call China "reactionary" for treating pimps as the rape-capitalists while calling themselves progressive for helping normalize capitalist relations in the realm of sex. And that a blanket ban on "reactionary social views" as defined by western leftists (most of whom are incompletely-reformed liberals) would then just help keep us from critiquing capitalism in ways that aren't fundamentally liberal, and it weaponizes the suspicion of bigotry. We can just use the rules we already have as a subreddit without hinting at or trying to codify some single "socialist" stance on all social issues which will just exclude the vast majority of the world's socialists who are not bigots
February 2, 2023 08:30:42
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I don't see how a one party system is inherently undemocratic, but I don't know the situation of the CCP so i will refrain from commenting on it
February 2, 2023 08:30:32
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Chances are they are already socialist they just don't realize it, this happned with a co worker of mine he was a marine that served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and saw some pretty messed up shit, He was always claimed to be conservative and would praise trump ect but one day I notcied him spewing some pretty socialist ideas so I continued the conversation with him and brought up some more socialist policys and or economic ideas without ever using the term socialist he pretty much agreed with all of it and that's when I told him everything you said and agreed to are socialist ideas. You may not have realized it but deep down you are socialist I recommend some books as well to read into the political philosophy. I personally believe that the best way to handle it would be to start the conversation about those socialist ideas but not use the term allow them to discuss these ideas and see and observe their opinions, only to then slowy reveal that it's socialist ideas and slowly bring them on board with the idea.
February 2, 2023 08:30:31
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"but its for gas prices, i swear it will be different as soon as the crisis is over in X years!"
February 2, 2023 08:29:57
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You're just seeing what they want you to see. Social media is fake. They probably are going into debt to afford all that.
February 2, 2023 08:26:23
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$2 an hour? Most people there make that on a day Regardless, that’s terrible, I guess
February 2, 2023 08:26:12
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Yup, over here in the USA you'll get a bunch of working class guys who'll show up with assault weapons to try and intimidate or outright harm people trying to protest. The only thing that gives me some hope is that the left here is starting to wake up and seriously arm itself as well.
February 2, 2023 08:26:00
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I wish this would turn into a general strike. That’s for sure.
February 2, 2023 08:25:36
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If only workers in the US were intelligent enough to know what class solidarity is. (And for the record I’m American citizen, born and raised…)
February 2, 2023 08:25:29
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Glad you're here comrade. Although many people here will be glad to help you out, you might have more luck on r/Socialism_101
February 2, 2023 08:25:24
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Of course it adds up. Social media promotes bourgeois content. That's all they show you. I don't know ANYONE with that lifestyle.
February 2, 2023 08:24:55
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Thats actually how it's done in Japan. They seem to have a different (better) legal Situation there. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/may/11/no-ticket-to-ride-japanese-bus-drivers-strike-by-giving-free-rides-okayama
February 2, 2023 08:24:47
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I disagree. I agree that the way we currently use our phones (and the internet in general) is mostly unproductive, but I do think the internet could be utilized to do a lot of good. For one thing, we definitely have a war of information to fight. Capitalist media feeds us selective and biased information all day, every day, and in doing so it has a major influence on how many people think about the world. As socialists, we can try to counter this by offering information of our own, but until very recently, we were at a huge disadvantage. It takes a lot of resources to write a pamphlet or newspaper, print it thousands and thousands of times and distribute it. But with the invention of the internet, it has become very easy to spread content once it's been made. Putting it on a website and advertising it on social media is easy, only takes a few minutes and can still generate quite a bit of awareness. Of course this is not a substitute for action in the streets, but it can be a very useful addition. As to your point of people wasting time on social media, I don't really think that's about the internet as much as it is about motivation in general. If the internet was gone tomorrow, I don't think the time that was wasted on the internet before would suddenly be invested in working towards socialism, I think people would find some other equally unproductive way to kill time. Ultimately, we certainly need more people to organize and actually engage with society through direct action, but the reason a lot of people aren't doing that is most likely not social media, but a lack of motivation, a lack of interest in socialism beyond the aesthetics, or a mixture of both. Getting people to delete their social media accounts will probably do less than even just winning minor victories that might motivate some people to take their action off the internet and into the streets.
February 2, 2023 08:24:31
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I wouldn't be surprised if these protests got little to zero news coverage in the mainstream.
February 2, 2023 08:19:57
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Surviving is exhausting for a lot of people. Organizing is also exhausting. Doing both is hard.
February 2, 2023 08:19:52
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settlerism (our population is basically a compounding of desperate, precarious labor imported from abroad; propagandized to partake in the explicit exploitation of land and others under the guise of freedom and liberty; faces an extremely robust police state originally designed to prevent ppl leaving the frontier settlements; and blind to the robust military force which enabled westward expansion, and the eventual further appropriation of land and labor abroad, reinforcing the first step of the equation, which is importing desperate, precarious labor abroad; rinse/repeat) settler-colonialism does not get enough intellectual review and analysis from the Marxist left, as there are some insightful and classically dialectical dynamics at play which also reveal some highly productive points of counter-action
February 2, 2023 08:19:03
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Nobody is sitting on their asses. The U.S. has pretty high labor force participation, long hours and late retirements. Something like 90% of millennials are holding down work right now. Oh, and the machine guns.
February 2, 2023 07:39:46
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Only problem is no one can really get into politics without a decent amount of money (meaning they're no longer part of the working class they serve). Not to mention to get far in politics you need the ok of either the Dem or Repub parties which both basically have you agree to not challenge the status quo, as well as toe the party line. It's really a system set up so the rich people can control the poor people, unless the US changes it's political system it's social and economic systems wont change
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The US security state plays a big part in this too. It’s not an accident that the US has the highest per capita prisoner concentration. The US is a police state that heavily punishes any dissent that hasn’t been tacitly approved or sanitized by liberal activists.
February 2, 2023 07:37:13
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Are the French not fed and entertained?
February 2, 2023 07:34:37
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I hope this disease spreads to the good ol usa. Fake ass patriots over here
February 2, 2023 07:34:27
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As a teacher, I applaud them. The profession is taken for granted and we are constantly being blamed for the failures of society, given total responsibility for solving them, and provided few resources to attempt it.
February 2, 2023 07:34:25
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If my province banded together to go on a general strike I would be out in the streets within seconds. More places need to do this
February 2, 2023 07:26:45
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Those people have been grifted unfortunately. Marxism, as great as it is, to most isn’t particularly interesting. It’s very difficult to condense the intricacies of systemic oppression by the bourgeoisie into “bite size” information, although creators like Second Thought do a wonderful job. Conversely, blaming struggles of the working class right on Jewish Chinese secret collaborative plot to sterilise every angloid through 5G appeals to their emotional response and pre-existing biases. It’s tough to see through their bigotry and hate, but sometimes deep down there’s a potential comrade in these types. I would argue more so than in a copiod addled, bill gates simping, rainbow fash shitlib.
February 2, 2023 07:26:39
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It’s not the biggest UK strike in decades, it’s the biggest since 2011 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_UK_public_sector_strikes
February 2, 2023 07:24:15
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Wonder how many of those people voted for Brexit.
February 2, 2023 07:24:10
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May the people of Egypt get the democracy they deserve. Egypt’s economic crisis is a potential, but no guarantee, of reform. The military junta is in charge, they acquiesced to Mubarak’s fall but then enabled the 2013 counter-revolution.
February 2, 2023 07:23:56
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Chattel slavery is a form of capitalism, the oxymoron of a “free market.” It had imports & exports, appraisals, auctions, banking with collateral for loans, capitations or “head taxes,” etc.
February 2, 2023 07:23:51
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Idk how many hours these workers work a day and week, I’ll assume 10 hours for 6 days a week to be pessimistic. That’s $120 a week or $6,000 a year (2 weeks off for sickness or family). That’s less than half the U.S. for 1 person working minimum wage 40 hours a week.
February 2, 2023 07:22:35
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Imagine if Americans could band together again. Those days are long gone
February 2, 2023 07:22:04
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How old is this guy? How many hours of sleep does he need? I bet a lot and a lot. Kidding aside, political polarization is FAR too strong to create “machine politics” at the corporate level (labor unions maybe for leftists)—most employees would split fairly evenly (at least 40% for either party). He’s just crying over one less private jet, yacht, or mansion. Pathetic
February 2, 2023 07:22:01
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Trader Joe’s back-tracked on changing some racially-charged brand names post-George Floyd’s murder, has been accused of having lead and cadmium in their food products, and deserves being unionized. Amen
February 2, 2023 07:21:59
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It’s not like the entire United States wasn’t settled and built on stolen land and up to 15 States on forced labor right? This country clearly isn’t also a Zionist settler colonial fiscal-military nation-state attempting to raise a new Israel? We don’t have Memphis, Tennessee; Cairo, Illinois; Alexandria, Virginia; the Potomac (Hippopotamus) River aka the New Nile. Our capital and nation aren’t some Calvinist-Zionist copycat. Psyche
February 2, 2023 07:21:54
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I am hoping for this to continue and grow even more. Workers can win! Solidarity for all!
February 2, 2023 07:21:43
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Haiti was the richest (for France) colony for sugar, then coffee taxes. Yet Haiti is one of the poorest countries per capita in the world.
February 2, 2023 07:21:23
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"How do you spell murder?" "_ _ P D!"
February 2, 2023 07:21:04
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And so it begins, america also needs one of these tbh
February 2, 2023 07:20:40
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God's speed to these guys. This is how you do it.
February 2, 2023 07:20:26
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Second largest strike, maybe. India had a general strike in 2020 with an estimate of 250 million participants, but Western media barely touched on it
February 2, 2023 07:20:17
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If I may ask, what exactly do you understand under exploitative economic relations? How would you define what exploitation is?
February 2, 2023 07:20:00
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the french have more protections. if they protest they cannot be fired for it, their police won’t shoot them for no reason and get away with it, the french know that if they protest they probably will be heard. can america say the same?
February 2, 2023 07:19:48
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So is Reddit. I’m not seeing this posted even in the news or any other relevant communities.
February 2, 2023 07:15:38
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I agree with you idk why the commentor is so mean
February 2, 2023 07:15:32
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this post just comes off as if it’s supposed to get a rise out of people. the internet is a tool that can be used responsibly and irresponsibly. what about physically disabled socialists or people who want to learn about socialism but don’t have any local resources?
February 2, 2023 07:10:55
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The BBC are NOT reporting a whisper of this - corrupt as fuck
February 2, 2023 07:10:53
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Police brutality has us scared.
February 2, 2023 07:10:51
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The company was (is? they might still have the contract, not exactly sure) PAE Government Services. And no, when I said "civilian counterpart," I was referring to the mid-level managers. For instance, the PAE base project manager was in charge of assigning work (based on the base commander's priorities) to different labor departments (electrical, plumbing, construction, etc.). That person was making half-a-mil each year he was on-site (because it's nine months plus three months of vacation time). If that job were filled by the military, that person would have been an E7 or E8, meaning they would only make around $75k (base pay of $54k + deployment benefits + no taxes for the deployment period, depending on time in grade and family status, etc.). Of course, if the military were directly responsible for that work, they would pay their lowest level laborers (Soldiers of the private variety) a "fair" wage (in the sense that it wouldn't be less than minimum). By using civilian contractors, they shift the pay scales such that American workers get bank and non-Americans have to struggle and deal with it (or they don't get paid at all). This was a major factor in realizing that our systems are rigged by people with wealth to funnel more wealth into their pockets. Along the way, a few folk get rich (when they used to be poor working class), and that helps to prop up the system because hey, if *I* made it, maybe you can too! Of course, it's all just hollow rhetoric, because the excessive wealth at the top of society was taken from the bottom. I'm not sure about essays or letters, unfortunately . . . unless you wanted me to rewrite my story in that format but even then, I'm not confident I could do it in a way that *really* speaks to a military audience . . . but I do recall some essays by former officers about the poor business practices of the military and how it drives good talent away. I'll see if I can dig them up but it's a long shot, probably nothing to come of it.
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Here’s a chant you can use “queers > cops”
February 1, 2023 18:29:13
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the media and government keep us docile, uneducated, and amply propagandized
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France has strong workers rights and they have a large history of revolutions held successfully, they have an ego over it and it’s well earned tbh. America? No workers right, barely if any, so people are so numb to get back handed by the government. And to add insult to injury, they have an entire military force just in police and Swat and FBI units. They even sent out National guard during unrest. Trump ordered them after the Floyd [protests](https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&hl=en-us&sxsrf=AJOqlzVizf7YNcTxZk8c1Bzm3_ftQyFZAA:1675291939049&q=trump+when+the+looting+starts&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiz76_ntPX8AhWqMTQIHZblA9MQ0pQJegQICBAB&biw=390&bih=664&dpr=3#imgrc=Nual2DA2tY4XhM) Finally the last big thing: Half of America lives paycheck to paycheck, probably a fuck ton more unreported or lied about but half alone is already fucking asinine and can barely care for themselves. Hope this helps!
February 1, 2023 18:28:43
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Our police will fuckin murder us for shits n giggles? I saw an article the other day saying something like police are three times more likely to fuck up left wing protesters? While they let the right wing protesters literally smear shit on the walls of Congress so…
February 1, 2023 13:55:06
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*single tear*... It's beautiful, the American Dream.
February 1, 2023 13:55:00
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American socialists gaze wistfully out the window...
February 1, 2023 13:53:25
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They’re sick of capitalism then turn around and blame it on socialism.
February 1, 2023 13:53:15
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Coal miners in worse conditions than that organized their labor movements.
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If it’s still a state, how has it failed? Wouldn’t failure mean it’s no longer a state? No longer capable of improving?
February 1, 2023 12:39:45
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Funny enough, Chiquita banana played a large role in this (ie. Honduras, Panama, El Salvador)
February 1, 2023 12:39:20
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Remove the embargoes and trade restrictions and let's see what socialism can really do
February 1, 2023 12:39:19
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No one is absolute bad. No one is absolute good.
February 1, 2023 12:35:28
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Gusano's ran to Florida, and they ran for their lives because they were slave owners.
February 1, 2023 12:34:57
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I was born in the USSR and spent some time in that society. Both good and bad things can be true. For example, we had free healthcare and free education. Everyone had a job and in general, streets were safe even at night. Everyone had pensions, my grandma retired in her 50s. This is all true. But at the same time, if you dared to question why we are always “voting” for the same one person, you could end up in jail. This was a great system for people who chose not to bother with any thoughts not approved by “party and government” but a horrible place (with free healthcare though!) for those who wanted freedom of thought, religion, etc.
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There is only the technology according to the internet. No EV in NA is currently cobalt free. That said, ICE is still more environmentally friendly considering the entirety of the life of an ICE vehicle consumes about 130,000 gallons of petroleum products bringing its cobalt/slavery support/ gorilla murder to less than 2 pounds of cobalt. One electric vehicle, of todays manufacture standards, is worth nearly 30 ICE vehicles of slavery and gorilla murder. This math doesn’t justify the means to switch one evil for another at this point. EV may be the future but it sure isn’t the present.
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How can we labor harder, when we work 10 hours a day and 6 days a week, for less than 1000$ a month? That's what's we worker are suffering in capitalist society.
February 1, 2023 12:32:37
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North Korea participates in a moderate amount of Tomfoolery.
February 1, 2023 12:32:35
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In America we’re too busy pretending to not be poor or middle class to have this kind of class solidarity
February 1, 2023 12:32:33
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say thank you to neoliberalism and tatcher
February 1, 2023 12:32:32
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The current state of capitalism is like the end game of monopoly. Like you guys won this game, let’s play something else now.
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Thats great. The working class can't be fooled by government pressure. Its's great when workers discover how strong they are together, but they need to stay strong in this position. The government is beting that the mobilization is going fall apart in the next days or months, so in the next days protests need to grow or keep the same amount of people. If it starts to fall apart the governemnt and the bourgeoisie will win.
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You know, I was just thinking about this today. I live in Africa, and where I'm from, we have a lot of almond trees. Like A LOT. When they're in season, most times you find a shit ton of them just rotting on the ground because nobody can be bothered to pick them. Yet, when you go to any mall to buy almonds, they're ridiculously overpriced.
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I am sure that there are armed guards standing nearby, ready to kill anyone that gets too close.
February 1, 2023 12:31:53
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Capitalism is hurting people and the earth. IMHO, art is going to be the only thing that can save us. It’s not going to be Jesus. It’s certainly not going to be a President or a billionaire. And it’s not even going to be a single individual. Single individuals can only save themselves. I’m talking about saving ***us***.
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I’m all for enhancing access to medical care but to put Venezuela under Chavez under the banner of socialism is not accurate. His system operated as more of a form of state capitalism and the man became ridiculously wealthy off of the spoils of the Venezuelan people.
February 1, 2023 08:50:25
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Of course the pigs are afraid of sheep who are no longer asleep. Woke sheep wake sleeping dogs. And then the pigs are left high and dry. The end. The beginning. 😉
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Tl; DW- The video takes the position that a big reason why doomerism and apathy is so prevalent is due to a lack of radical content and art that is solution-based. A vast landscape of nihilistic, anti-capitalist art that merely builds a model of our problems leads us to feeling like there’s no solution, and that we’re all doomed. That breeds inaction. A lot of things contribute to this content ecosystem; the CIA’s involvement in promoting how “good writing/art” is taught, the class solidarity of platform owners, and the threat of retribution against content creators and leftists in general; especially marginalized ones. Propaganda is important and imagination for the future is important, which is why I think (especially leftist) content creators need to find ways to move beyond analysis and advocate for steps forward, however small. So long as it’s actionable. Youtube is a great platform to start, but this needs to be a concerted effort on all fronts. I go into much greater detail in the video, so give it a look if all this sounds interesting. Fair warning; I’m a fast talker! All power to all the people.
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> It's gonna lack some creature comforts freedom of speech is a creature comfort?
February 1, 2023 07:55:47
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Wasn't it debunked as some French movie? Moscow media published it saying it was like the UK queen when she was young, and everyone on the internet debunked it to be a movie
February 1, 2023 07:55:37
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There was some big black and red groups in the demos
February 1, 2023 07:55:17
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Dear god. Americans, come and kill you and goes straight at home and makes a movie but the French are the most disgusting imperialists killing you multiple times.
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I comment I made a couple minutes ago on a different post. >Whoever believes that the USA is a proponent for democracy and freedom is simply a fool. The last thing I would call the USA government is democratic. It is a system built to divide and distract its own fucking population. The only freedom the USA government cares about is the freedom for the rich people to do whatever they want. If the rich people didn't demand freedom (to do whatever they want) you wouldn't even be seeing a shadow of it. Not to mention USA is like 21st on the freedom list which is hilarious.
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I guess this guy didn't get the Amazon memo - the one where Amazon was encouraging woke identity politics as a union-busting strategy. Distract everyone with their pet identity issues so they don't consider themselves a working class with similar problems. The Woking Class has replaced the Working Class and Capitalists couldn't be happier about this.
February 1, 2023 07:53:50
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There are laws in France that praise and promote french colonialism lol.
February 1, 2023 07:53:30
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If you don't want to code for profits, there's always an option to make open source software. Open source software is basically software that's free, users can view and modify the source code as they please, and can distribute their copies to other users. The opposite of this is proprietary software by the way.
February 1, 2023 07:52:28
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Oh! This is how trickle down economics works.
February 1, 2023 07:52:25
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Always wierd to see people proud of being exploited.
February 1, 2023 07:51:12
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I like the idea of jury duty because it gives me a chance to nullify what I see as an unjust law. I can't do that, unless I'm selected.
February 1, 2023 07:51:03
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That environment is not as prevalent as you think. There are good software companies and you can make enough money to retire early or go into business yourself.
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Something tells me the majority of that is in Cuba lol
February 1, 2023 01:36:07
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Critical support for the PRC comrade! You guys are making some HUGE strides for socialist progress!
February 1, 2023 01:35:52
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They can’t have visible, tangible benefits of socialism that close to our border! Americans might hear about it 😳
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On the contrary, I think it speaks to the effectiveness of their system. If it didn’t work extremely well (relatively speaking), they would’ve been fucked looong ago. On the flipside, imagine how well they’d do if they were left the fuck alone
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I desperately want to see this on r/mademesmile
February 1, 2023 01:33:12
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The irony of someone posting this as cringe, is cringeworthy.
February 1, 2023 01:07:06
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"Brotherhood" 2023 and socialists still refuse to push back on this patriarchal bullshit.
February 1, 2023 01:01:14
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Almost 2/3 of the already unionized Starbucks locations won't take any union action. What are you organizing?
January 31, 2023 19:27:36
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Yeah that's cool but we Americans get to wait for a Youtuber to collect enough of his fans money through donations or sponsorships/ads and then choose a lucky few to get help.
January 31, 2023 19:27:30
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I recommend reading [Havana Nocturne](https://www.powells.com/book/havana-nocturne-how-the-mob-owned-cuba-then-lost-it-to-the-revolution-9780061147715)
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It was a humanitarian move to prevent the people of those two countries from being able to clearly see how bad things were.
January 31, 2023 19:26:50
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This coulda gotten out of hand reaaaallly quickly lol
January 31, 2023 19:26:45
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Including, most threateningly, the workers of the US itself. That would destroy one of the most complete, powerful, amd all pervasive propoganda projects the world has ever know, the programming of the American Boomer. They literally shot a sitting president over this, the CIA is not fucking around. Also MLK and hundreds of others, millions around the globe but who's counting.
January 31, 2023 19:26:42
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I’m on board with socialism, but why does it seem that we always use examples of benefits from resulting failed states? Genuine question.
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> Braverman, labor and Monopoly capital To clarify , you are from a human being, yes ( auto correct turned Harry to alex)
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One of the patients of the program was actually Mario Teran, the Bolivian soldier who executed Che Guevara.
January 31, 2023 19:26:14
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Having a critique of capitalism does not only mean criticizing the conditions of capitalism within your own country but also understand the exploitative relationship between developed and developing countries and the role that imperialism and colonialism have played in creating that dynamic. Corporations don't exploit the third world (including China) because all these nations have a firm belief in libertarianism. It is just that these nations have a desperate need for capital allocation (after all, they need to develop their own productive forces to have the same living standards as the West) which necessitates they participate in the world economy. And if you want to participate in the world economy, then markets will market, which means that Zimbabwe and Nicaragua will not have the same negotiational power that France and Canada do. Their economies are not as competitive and often represent a much greater risk. If a country in the third world decided to adopt a welfare state (that it probably could not afford since their economies are not as developed) and it was lucky enough to not get couped by pro-business interests, it would still struggle with attracting capital because companies have such a large pool of cheap, quality labour in other countries. It's a race to the bottom. It is not ideology but material circumstances that make it so that China and so many other developing nations have to sell their natural resources for cheap, that they have poor labour legislation, that their welfare state is not as generous. It's a dangerous balance to strike, between appeasing foreign capital AND developing your own nation AND improving worker rights. China has had a lot of success (not without failure) attempting this balance but despite what the Political Compass people might say, they can't just turn on the communism mode and suddenly have the same wealth that the West has accumulated over centuries of imperialism and colonialism.
January 31, 2023 19:25:35
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Unions are nice, but they don't solve the systematic problems. This is endless.
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You say that socialism with Chinese Characteristics is allowed, but if the average CPC party member came on here to discuss (or to put forward) say, the party's position on sex work, you'd have to ban them. That is to say, socially reactionary views are unacceptable, but not everybody agrees on what is and isn't reactionary and what is and isn't revolutionary.
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They're alright... I think they're government and economic form is decent, since the government hasn't become Overly oligarchic and capitalist dominated but it's itching towards that... China also has a history of cultural assimilation to this day that I don't support such as the forced assimilation of Uyghurs.
January 31, 2023 18:00:51
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>That will lead to victory inshallah You do realize that ethnic muslim groups face genocide under the current Chinese regime, right?
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Can anyone provide a few of the key bullet points that summarize what the accomplishments of such unionizations are. For example, do they get better wages, more time off, more flexibility of schedule? Basically what's the actual practical impact of this.
January 31, 2023 15:50:10
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Aren't Chinese laborers massively more exploited than workers in the West though? Isn't that like the entire reason Apple & Nike produce products in Chinese sweatshops? The only difference is in US you're at least given an ostensible choice of a few different shitty ways to work really hard for insufficient wages. Better than someone just locking you in a factory for weeks at a time lol.
January 31, 2023 15:49:08
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They have effectively improved the material conditions for millions of poor individuals which is amazing. They are lacking on a lot of social “freedoms,” such as lgbtq rights. Hopefully they reign in their free markets and stick to nationalizing every industry by 2050
January 31, 2023 15:49:02
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It’s more of the same red scare bs. Taking the worst of todays wester society and connecting it with communism, socialism you name it, anything except calling it as it is.
January 31, 2023 15:48:50
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Because free healthcare goes against Jesus and his father Ronald Reagan.
January 31, 2023 14:43:33
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Not OP, but what do you guys think of the trades right now? How are they dating in this time of downturn and what can one do to pursue apprenticeship in trades that have value ( electricians , aircraft techs, health) while still possible? I
January 31, 2023 14:43:03
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They can’t be worse than the US.
January 31, 2023 14:42:43
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They will pay in time.. let them enjoy this time.. actually they’ll wonder how they thought they could have so much while the rest of us have so little.
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The United States doesn't care about lives or "human rights" but about maintaining power and as long as supporting Israel supports what they view as their strategic interests they will continue to uncritically do so.
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It's a fascist illegalization & also I've paid my bills with 🍆 too so 🤷‍♀️ to that being objectification of women I do agree that wage gap & general unequal opportunity brings us closer to performing sex work, which definitely is a lot of work & tired parts
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The moderation of this sub does not reflect this sentiment. edit: and banned. lol edit 2: 👇 Mods now lying about ban https://imgur.com/0FHL9hf
January 31, 2023 12:57:18
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The weird thing is there should be a ROI interest in doing this - returning people to the workforce.
January 31, 2023 12:57:00
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At this point some Coal seems to be in a lot of cases be surviving not because of profits but because of established business interests something that proves capitalism isn't as malleable as its proponents claim.
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Like all things it’s a grey area The communists turned china from a literal wartime hellscape to #2 in less than 100 years The average citizen lives extremely better than a serf in the previous right wing empire But the problems of Marxism still arise Marxism is totalitarian. The regime rules with an iron fist and purged anyone who disagreed. The ussr and china have relaxed on their mass killing but it did happen The communist party members also live as a sort of ‘upper class’ as the workers toil for extreme long hours All of the critiques of Stalinism and Maoism start to happen pretty fast in most regimes The party becomes corrupt, the top officials start to mirror the capitalists they replaced Absolute power corrupts absolutely as they say Was it a net positive for the average serf. Absolutely Do I agree with Marxism. No
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"I do hate the social reactionary stance of our regime but sex work, just like the nature of child labor, is not a "work" but objectification towards women (and most are forced into this industry due to wage gap and employment inequality). Still I do agree with the point that this issue needs to be solved from it's basis ranging from institutional reforms to restructuring the family away from the Male-centric form, arresting sex workers doesn't change anything" - my views on CPC banning sex work, is this acceptable opinion or am I also too reactionary?
January 31, 2023 12:04:44
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Let's not forget dragging the owner and their family out of their beds in the middle of the night to make the family watch as we beat the owner to death
January 31, 2023 12:04:41
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I have this feeling quite often as well, and I think it is a broader issue that needs to be addressed. I can't exactly prove this statement because it is my subjective feeling, but it seems to me that too often fellow socialists feel too strongly about their specific version of socialism, to the point of becoming hostile towards the people who are by no means pro-capitalist and are, in fact, their allies. Which is a problem because, in practice, it destroys solidarity and potential for collaboration among people, and also turns a lot of people away.
January 31, 2023 12:04:36
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Yeah here different factions battle each other quite often, mostly between Lib-left and Marxist-Leninists, sometimes even Nazibols infiltrate their way into the fight
January 31, 2023 12:04:33
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Our Unions are weak while reactionary ideas of Confucius (class obedience) are still taught to kids, our media push for ultra nationalism while also supporting making deals with theocratic regimes of taliban and Iran... I thought the stance of Marxist state atheism is still in place
January 31, 2023 12:04:32
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Don't have any sources on hand, but in short: Social Democracy is an attempt to rescue capitalism from revolution or collapse due to inequality inevitably generated by allowing higher rates of labor representation in government and legislating social welfare policies. The fundamental system remains unchanged. Democratic Socialism is an attempt to work within existing electoral structures to reform capitalism into socialism - where the means of production and distribution are democratically controlled by the working class as a whole. DemSocs are often critical of "authoritarian" states and measures of achieving socialism. The DSA is the front runner of this type of politics on the USA.
January 31, 2023 11:50:12
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as a social studies teacher this really spoke to me .
January 31, 2023 11:47:05
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Also just curious does anyone feel that our regime is sliding towards Nazbol? I've felt strong nationalism instead of internationalism sentiment successfully pushed by state media even in shanghai, one of the most developed city in China. I received western education so the transphobia and superstition here further concerns me. what happened to our original stance on Marxist state atheism? why are ideas of reactionary confucious even allowed to be mentioned in textbooks?
January 31, 2023 11:46:52
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Chinese leftist here, I do hate the social reactionary stance of our regime but sex work, just like the nature of child labor, is not a "work" but objectification towards women (and most are forced into this industry due to wage gap and employment inequality), still I do agree with your point that this issue needs to be solved from it's basis and arresting sex workers doesn't change anything
January 31, 2023 11:03:09
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The persecution of Uyghurs is "fake news", or in other words, bullshit.
January 31, 2023 11:02:35
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Can we throw a little bit of 'No Nazbols' on the end of that?
January 31, 2023 11:02:10
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In the early 2000s the governments of Cuba and Venezuela came together to launch a number of programs and organizations to raise the standards of living in their own countries and throughout Latin America. One such initiative, “Yo, sí puedo”, aimed to eliminate illiteracy in Latin America but found that many of their students had eyesight too damaged to read. As a result, Operación Milagro (known as Misión Milagro in Venezuela) was launched with the goal of providing free ophthalmological treatment to the poorest in the region. In the first two years of the program patients would be flown to Havana, but in 2006 they began opening clinics internationally. As of 2019 the program had provided 4 million people in 34 countries with free surgery. Interestingly, one patient in Bolivia was Mario Terán, the man who executed Che Guevara. Transcription: Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro are sat beside one another at a political rally, looking towards us. Chavez is smiling and is wearing a red shirt. Castro has a somewhat disapproving look and is wearing his typical green military-style shirt
January 31, 2023 11:01:11
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Is there a good resource to explain the difference? I am new to socialism :)
January 31, 2023 11:01:10
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Is there a good resource to explain the difference? I am new to socialism :)
January 31, 2023 08:20:51
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I feel like it's a symptom of a larger malaise. I've been to a few rallies this year and every speech feels like a repetition of cliches. There's little direction or organising momentum being given
January 31, 2023 08:15:14
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Tale as old as time, an shows history repeating itself.
January 31, 2023 07:58:06
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Let’s unionize every occupation, everywhere.
January 31, 2023 06:22:17
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I worked in HR for 10 years. It’s a tough gig. Many ppl in leadership positions don’t understand how to perform their role of leading their direct reports. And they don’t want to learn, either. So HR is expected to fill the gap, and when we handle those situations in ways that protect the company and the employee, then they get very pissy (“you’re not firing that employee fast enough” or “I don’t WANT to provide that accommodation” or “what do you mean their job is protected by FMLA?”). From another direction, employees who need performance improvement assistance or who are being held accountable quite often don’t appreciate it. So everybody is mad at you, or at least it can feel like that. It can be a difficult atmosphere. And when departments or positions are being eliminated, the HR folks generally feel like shit because they know the lives of the employees are being negatively impacted while the leader at whose behest it is being done will probably get a raise, a bonus, or even a promotion as a result. Recruiting is less impacted by these sorts of issues. Benefits ditto, though often Benefits is outsourced. So, it can be a great job to help people at work. I enjoyed that very much. But it can really wear you down.
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