Public Modlogs

Check the mod logs of any subreddit that uses /u/publicmodlogs

February 5, 2023 22:41:56
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Average DSA couple
February 5, 2023 22:09:20
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
50 years ago, Apartheid Debate, Ireland
February 5, 2023 21:50:40
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [savages]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
"Within living memory, negros were savages, cannibal" 50 years ago, Apartheid Debate, Ireland
February 5, 2023 21:19:09
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What are your thoughts on Technocracy as a form of government?Technocracy: Government officials elected based on technical expertise and scientific knowledge on their respective fields of governance Technocracy is often left leaning economically, as well as being quite ideal for a 1 party state. So what are your thoughts?
February 5, 2023 21:17:53
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Russia is not and has never been a communistic country. They are no saviours but just another form of terror desperate to spread their corruption accross the world. Lay no hope in Russia as being an alternative or a new hope for socialism. Russia is a country ruled by oligarchs that seeks to empower themself. Their population lacks access to the very basic needs such as running water and a third of their population has no access to a toilet while their oligarchs builds palaces and has yachts worth billions. So please, stop the nonsense of claiming that russia and their fascist regime in anyway has anything to do with socialism. Their war is not a war against western imperialism but only to empower their controll over their neighbouring countries resources.
February 5, 2023 21:16:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What Richard Wolff Gets Wrong on Economics—w/ Steve Grumbine
February 5, 2023 21:16:10
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
How to Organize like the right?18 year-old BIPOC Marxist. I’m tired of cowering in fear , as the world descents into a madness driven catacomb. I’m tired of seeing the far-right mobilize, and recruit those in my age group who are lost and petrified of the future. Why doesn’t the left have the same effect ? What must be done to resolve this ? I’m tired of speculation, or YouTube debates, I want action. I want to know what I could do in the immediate moment to mobilize others to the cause of uprooting capitalism and making the world safer for the disenfranchised.
February 5, 2023 21:13:08
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Americans are so brainwashed that they think they won the space race.
February 5, 2023 20:20:26
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Russia is not and has never been a communistic country. They are no saviours but just another form of terror desperate to spread their corruption accross the world. Lay no hope in Russia as being an alternative or a new hope for socialism. Russia is a country ruled by oligarchs that seeks to empower themself. Their population lacks access to the very basic needs such as running water and a third of their population has no access to a toilet while their oligarchs builds palaces and has yachts worth billions. So please, stop the nonsense of claiming that russia and their fascist regime in anyway has anything to do with socialism. Their war is not a war against western imperialism but only to empower their controll over their neighbouring countries resources.
February 5, 2023 17:58:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
All of the far right/facists in attendance at the KJK (Rosie Parker) TERF, rally in Glasgow today 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
February 5, 2023 17:58:16
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I am really curious to know your opinions on Stalin and Mao (leadership, policies etc.)
February 5, 2023 16:09:59
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
can't make this up... homeless encampment sweep across the street from the Victims of Communism Museum in DC
February 5, 2023 16:09:50
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
This was the reality of the US-backed-up Bolsonaro's neoliberal/fascist regime. Damares Alves is an evangelical pastor and she was the "Minister of Women, Families and Human Rights" during the Presidency of Bolsonaro!
February 5, 2023 15:33:36
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
why did venezuela fail so catastrophically?Ive been thinking about venezuela and looking into it's history of socialism a lot, and I want other opinions onto why the venezuela is still in such a bad state, having much higher poverty statistics and worse social service systems then neighboring socialist state Cuba and obviously much worse then other nations in the region. Id like some opinions and information because I feel like currently, if I were to get into a debate about venezuela I wouldn't be equipped to answer the person asking me how socialism didn't succeed there. Or rather, why venezuela is still in a bad state.
February 5, 2023 14:04:12
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [insane]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
question for muslim leftistsI've been strongly considering leaving Islam and wanted to reach out to this sub. I think my biggest problem is that politically, I've developed more leftist views, and I find myself increasingly criticizing Islam and its values. First, the biggest thing that bothers me is the marriage of the prophet and Aisha. I know the typical explanations Muslims provide- it was a part of their culture, she was actually 18 (barely better), etc. But as I've always understood it (correct me if I'm wrong), part of what makes Islam superior to other religions is the timeless aspect. The fact that many of the ideals and practices and themes are relevant today, and will remain relevant in the future. It is also sunnah to follow the actions of the prophet. Therefore, why would he do this? Now that we are a more advanced and researched society, we know that a child of that age couldn't have possibly consented to a marriage like that. It doesn't matter what their culture was, because if the religion was correct then they had to have known such actions were disgusting and amounting to pedophilia, or would be interpreted as such in the future. Like, in Iraq child marriage is legal and the government offers this explanation; The Prophet married a young girl, and since it is sunnah to follow the prophet, we can marry young girls too. Please explain in the comments this entire act, because it has truly been bothering me the past few weeks. Especially to socialist or marxist Muslims on this sub, please interact because I feel like I'm going insane. Is it possible to have both progressive views and be a Muslim? Islam seems to be a very conservative religion, and offers nothing more than basic human rights like no racism or gender-based discrimination.
February 5, 2023 12:50:03
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Conservative friendI have a friend who I’ve been very close to since middle school. They’re also my only friend. Over the past couple of months I’ve realized they’re a pretty shitty person. They get angry at me whenever I make ACAB style comments because they claim, “not all cops” and they refuse to listen to the reasons that I say all cops are bastards. They have told me that I was doing something shitty when I stole something from Walmart because I had $20 in my bank account and needed to eat. They are going to be buying and playing that new Harry Potter game despite me trying to explain to them that buying that game does really negative things for the trans community (which we’re both a part of). They also talk shit about BLM protesters because they’re “refusing to be peaceful”. I feel like I’ve tried everything in my power to make them see things the way I do and they refuse to change. I really don’t want to stop talking to the only friend I have but I don’t think I can keep being friends with someone who is openly this disgusting. What do you guys think I should do? Do you think I’m over reacting or should I talk to them and tell them we’re not going to be friends anymore?
February 5, 2023 12:38:42
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Richard D. Wolff - The Social Changes We Need, the Class Obstacle We Face - Brave New EuropeWhat comes after capitalism are less matters of state versus private property or planning versus markets. Rather it is about the democratization of the workplace.
February 5, 2023 11:23:21
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
finally i touched his hands
February 5, 2023 10:59:06
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
finally i touched his hands
February 5, 2023 10:12:44
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [killing]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Capitalism is killing our pets
February 5, 2023 09:09:18
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Kurt CobainQuote by Kurt Cobain: "Yeah, all isms feed off one another, but at the top of the food chain is still the white, corporate, macho, strong ox male not redeemable as far as I'm concerned. I still think that in order to expand on all other isms sexism has to be blown wide open. Its almost impossible to deprogram that incestually established male oppressor, especially those who've been weaned on it through their family's generations like die hard NRA freaks and inherited corporate power mongrels, the ones who are born into no choice but to keep the torch and only lets sparks fall for the rest of us to gather at their feet. John Lennon has been my idol all my life but he is dead wrong about revolution. "Sit on your ass and be beaten!" Bullshit! Arm yourself. Find a representative of gluttony and oppression and blow the motherfuckers head off."
February 5, 2023 07:48:45
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
What they concern may not be "possible civic misinformation",but the powerful public opinion that awakens the people and forms a revolutionary force. Therefore, comrades, unite!
February 5, 2023 06:44:42
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [stupid]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
This might be a stupid question but…Why are so many libertarian socialists (mostly on twitter) pro-nato? Is it something that has to do with the beliefs of the ideology or is there something else that I’m just missing?
February 5, 2023 05:48:38
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Official Call for February 11th | Long Live Iran
February 4, 2023 23:02:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Books about the period just after slavery? Particularly looking to learn about Black Codes and the transition from slavery to the US’s current legal system.Sorry if the title is poorly worded, going off limited knowledge here, admittedly. I’d like some book suggestions on the time period shortly after slavery was abolished in the US, particularly as it relates to our current judicial system. I’d like to learn more about Black Codes, and how things like that shaped our current laws and injustice in the US. I’ve googled around, but there is enough information that I don’t really know where to start. I know this isn’t directly related to socialism, but is relevant IMO.
February 4, 2023 20:06:52
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
To educate: what is dialectics ( i am brazilian, sorry for spelling mistakes) This is a mysterious term, used extensively in the history of philosophy, and used frequently among "Marxists", many of whom also do not fully understand its nuances, who dogmatically use appeals to "dialectics". Dialectics has Greek origins, dialectic etymologically means dia, that is two, and lektos, discourse or reason, that is, dialectic is a dialogue between I and another. Duality in Greek philosophy had a recognized importance, in Plato dialectics is the search for the One or the Truth common to the world of matter or multiplicity, that is, between two people in disagreement, there must be a common point, something common to the both, and through dialogue, this common truth would reveal itself, and what were once two, would become one by discovering this common truth. In Hegel, the dialectic represents a turning point in the importance of what is called immanent criticism, let's go by parts, unlike traditional Metaphysics, Hegel is committed to a critique of the concept that is not arbitrary... In traditional metaphysics, in Plato, in Descartes and even in Kant, first an absolute principle is delineated by which the world is governed, be it the Platonic Good, the Ego in Descartes, or the subject in Kant. These philosophies are said to be moralistic, because they arbitrarily decide on a universal principle that explains the world, and everything that escapes this explanation is considered an error, a lie, and purged from the system. In capitalist ideology, the universal that governs the world, Capital, also tyrannically dominates our lives, it requires an ideology that explains and justifies it, and what escapes this explanation is considered an error, failure or lie. Think about the way coaches and ideologues explain poverty and misery as being individual choices, not coming from the system, but things that are born out of it, because of the poor, the black, the homosexual... In traditional metaphysics, what escapes the universal is arbitrarily taxed and repressed, contradictions are flawed. In Hegel, the internal contradictions of a system are not errors or failures of the concept, but point to its overcoming, in the capitalist system, the internal contradictions do not point to something outside the concept, but to the internal tensions of the concept itself. Example: liberal capitalism intends to reconcile capital and the dignity of man, but ignores that the greed of capital uses man as a means to an inhuman end, that is, exploitation, death, something that is alien to man himself. The system's internal tensions point to overcoming the system, through a more perfect universality, which does not discard the particular, but fits it in, and uses it to reach a more harmonious and rational state of life. This is the dialectic in Marx, the immanent critique, the critique from within the concept itself, the movement of tensions within meaning and systems.
February 4, 2023 19:07:43
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Degrowth. Malthusian BS pushed by billionaires, or something we should be considering?And what should it look like? What should degrow, where should we degrow? I've seen a bunch of conflicting takes on this, and would appreciate any good reading or viewing you have on it. Thanks.
February 4, 2023 19:03:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Guide to Hammer and Sickle Variants
February 4, 2023 19:02:44
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Thoughts on this? Weaponization of black & POC people and LGBT for colonial/imperial propaganda?
February 4, 2023 18:50:49
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Republican legislators...The average ten-year-old girl weighs seventy pounds. The average weight of a baby born in the United States is between six and eight pounds. The average height of a ten-year-old girl is four feet six inches. The average circumference of a newborn's head is thirteen inches; You know where I'm going with this, you've witnessed the birthing process, you've heard the screams of agony. Yet you, the 'right to lifers’ have mandated a ten-year-old girl force through her undeveloped birthing canal and her unyielding vaginal opening to a baby that is approximately ten percent of her weight, and approximately one third of her height.  A ten-year-old girl! Picture that child in your mind – Picture it! Conservative Republican politicians, we've long suspected your hypocrisy, your sometime repulsive penchant to display your dishonor by lying about any matter to reinforce your warped political views, but nothing ever as demented as this. That you fear the wrath of the misguided and ultra-radical whackos who have taken over your party more than the pain of your own conscience shows just how low you have sunk. If this was your ten-year-old daughter, no matter what laws you helped pass, if she was pregnant, you’d have her on a plane to a state where abortion is legal at the first diagnosis. Listen to the screams.
February 4, 2023 18:50:20
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Richard Wolff summarizes the history of the USSR
February 4, 2023 18:49:33
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Sources to learn about Cuban revolution as well as the conditions before and after
February 4, 2023 17:19:41
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Thoughts on this? Weaponization of black & POC people and LGBT for colonial/imperial propaganda?
February 4, 2023 16:56:44
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Guide to Hammer and Sickle Variants
February 4, 2023 15:11:18
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
why do socialist states and most of socialist westerners support the Islamic regime even tho it's a religious facist state commiting genocides?
February 4, 2023 13:09:21
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Frederick Douglass and American Empire in Haiti
February 4, 2023 12:46:58
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [execute]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Education for the Worker: An Essay Here is an essay I wrote for one of my classes. I'd like to amplify socialist points of view through writing so for future reference, does anyone know of any journals, magazines, publications, etc that I could submit to? Also I would greatly appreciate any advice on my writing. Education is perhaps the most necessary component of our society. Without it, we would not be able to learn from our history or prepare young people for the workforce. Arguably, people should be educated for the sake of education, since knowledge is intrinsically valuable as it provides for the maturity of one’s mind as well as the preparation for a variety of experiences. However, the most important purpose of an education is to make qualified workers who are capable of resisting exploitation. Our society is built upon our labor. Those who do not contribute to our society, for example, capital owners (or, the bourgeoisie), have taken up a position of authority, which is only based upon their ability to exploit workers by stealing the revenue that workers (or, the proletariat) generate. In 1970, Ronald Reagan was in the process of privatizing public education, thus charging tuition fees and ultimately creating the system we have today, in which higher education is difficult to achieve without going into significant debt at a very young age. Why would a president want to rob his citizens of the opportunity to gain a college degree, an achievement which is linked to productivity and happiness? Reagan’s advisor, Roger A. Freeman said it best; “We are in danger of producing an educated proletariat… we have to be selective on who we allow to go through \[higher education\].” In simple terms, the government tarnished a once public institution to maintain the hierarchy which upholds the class disparities between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat by making it harder for those without wealth to attend college. This is preventative action. Capitalists are aware that their position is inherently exploitative, and an educated proletariat would have the capacity to realize this and organize to overcome it. Bluntly, dumbing us down effectively prevents revolution and protects the interest of capitalists, further harming the worker. The call for accessible education for the worker has deep roots. Eugene V. Debs, founder of the Industrial Workers of the World, and five time presidential nominee for the Socialist Party of America, made the argument for education in his “What Can We Do for Working People?”. Debs develops his initial question into one that grants more autonomy, “What can workingmen do for themselves?” The answer supports the concept of education as a means of mobilizing the proletariat. As Debs puts it, “For one, we say the workingman can educate himself. He can read, study, and vote. He can improve his time and perfect his skill. He can see as clearly as others coming events, and prepare for their advent.” This alludes to the beginning of a revolution, prompted by the sense of self the workers will gain after seizing the means of education and coming to realize that they are the driving force behind profit, and therefore should share the means of production amongst themselves in order to grant equality of control when it concerns their labor. Without workers, there would be no labor and as a result, no profit. Without workers, the means of production which drive our society would be futile. Education is the means of spreading this realization to the masses which become workers. Once distributed, this realization begins the mobilization of workers to overcome exploitation. And once again proving its purpose, education would give workers the mental capacity and ability to conceptualize and then execute the overcoming of exploitation. The argument is often made that education should be sought as a means to an end. The goal for those who make this argument is not to overcome capitalism, but to use education as a way of attempting to successfully navigate and survive capitalism. They propose education should go no further than the skill or trade that your chosen form of labor requires, so that you have more time to earn a wage and less debt to a university or in the form of a loan. If one can afford further education than the workforce requires, they argue, and only then, should it be granted. This limitation provides for two things; One, the bourgeoisie is allowed access to education that the proletariat is not, furthering the gap between classes, and two, placing limitations on the quality of education that the proletariat does receive. Learning a skill or trade is granted, but knowledge of more scholarly concepts of economics, history, humanities, politics is limited, as it is deemed excessive, unnecessary, and elite. Interestingly, these are the subjects which would provide the proletariat with concepts of revolution and how to achieve and maintain it. The point stands that education for the worker is important and necessary, and any arguments against it are attempts to cloud our minds and push us further into the depths of exploitation. The true purpose of education is by far the noblest, to educate the proletariat into achieving an equal and fair society. As it stands now, we have two options; On one hand, we can allow capitalists to further degrade and limit our education, dooming future generations to worse struggles against long hours, low wages, debt, and ignorance. Or, we can mobilize as a collective and seek that corrective glass which would grant us the sight of the exploitative nature of capitalism, and the strength to overcome it.
February 4, 2023 12:44:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Canada provincial government: Colonial expedition and the successive genocide and atrocities required massive amounts of resources so it does not owe anything to the first nations
February 4, 2023 12:43:13
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [stupidity]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Education for the Worker: An EssayHere is an essay I wrote for one of my classes. I'd like to amplify socialist points of view through writing so for future reference, does anyone know of any journals, magazines, publications, etc that I could submit to? Also I would greatly appreciate any advice on my writing. Education is perhaps the most necessary component of our society. Without it, we would not be able to learn from our history or prepare young people for the workforce. Arguably, people should be educated for the sake of education, since knowledge is intrinsically valuable as it provides for the maturity of one’s mind as well as the preparation for a variety of experiences. However, the most important purpose of an education is to make qualified workers who are capable of resisting exploitation. Our society is built upon our labor. Those who do not contribute to our society, for example, capital owners (or, the bourgeoisie), have taken up a position of authority, which is only based upon their ability to exploit workers by stealing the revenue that workers (or, the proletariat) generate. In 1970, Ronald Reagan was in the process of privatizing public education, thus charging tuition fees and ultimately creating the system we have today, in which higher education is difficult to achieve without going into significant debt at a very young age. Why would a president want to rob his citizens of the opportunity to gain a college degree, an achievement which is linked to productivity and happiness? Reagan’s advisor, Roger A. Freeman said it best; “We are in danger of producing an educated proletariat… we have to be selective on who we allow to go through \[higher education\].” In simple terms, the government tarnished a once public institution to maintain the hierarchy which upholds the class disparities between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat by making it harder for those without wealth to attend college. This is preventative action. Capitalists are aware that their position is inherently exploitative, and an educated proletariat would have the capacity to realize this and organize to overcome it. Bluntly, dumbing us down effectively prevents revolution and protects the interest of capitalists, further harming the worker. The call for accessible education for the worker has deep roots. Eugene V. Debs, founder of the Industrial Workers of the World, and five time presidential nominee for the Socialist Party of America, made the argument for education in his “What Can We Do for Working People?”. Debs develops his initial question into one that grants more autonomy, “What can workingmen do for themselves?” The answer supports the concept of education as a means of mobilizing the proletariat. As Debs puts it, “For one, we say the workingman can educate himself. He can read, study, and vote. He can improve his time and perfect his skill. He can see as clearly as others coming events, and prepare for their advent.” This alludes to the beginning of a revolution, prompted by the sense of self the workers will gain after seizing the means of education and coming to realize that they are the driving force behind profit, and therefore should share the means of production amongst themselves in order to grant equality of control when it concerns their labor. Without workers, there would be no labor and as a result, no profit. Without workers, the means of production which drive our society would be futile. Education is the means of spreading this realization to the masses which become workers. Once distributed, this realization begins the mobilization of workers to overcome exploitation. And once again proving its purpose, education would give workers the mental capacity and ability to conceptualize and then execute the overcoming of exploitation. The argument is often made that education should be sought as a means to an end. The goal for those who make this argument is not to overcome capitalism, but to use education as a way of attempting to successfully navigate and survive capitalism. They propose education should go no further than the skill or trade that your chosen form of labor requires, so that you have more time to earn a wage and less debt to a university or in the form of a loan. If one can afford further education than the workforce requires, they argue, and only then, should it be granted. This limitation provides for two things; One, the bourgeoisie is allowed access to education that the proletariat is not, furthering the gap between classes, and two, placing limitations on the quality of education that the proletariat does receive. Learning a skill or trade is granted, but knowledge of more scholarly concepts of economics, history, humanities, politics is limited, as it is deemed excessive, unnecessary, and elite. Interestingly, these are the subjects which would provide the proletariat with concepts of revolution and how to achieve and maintain it. The point stands that education for the worker is important and necessary, and any arguments against it are attempts to cloud our minds and push us further into the depths of exploitation. The true purpose of education is by far the noblest, to educate the proletariat into achieving an equal and fair society. As it stands now, we have two options; On one hand, we can allow capitalists to further degrade and limit our education, dooming future generations to worse struggles against long hours, low wages, debt, and stupidity. Or, we can mobilize as a collective and seek that corrective glass which would grant us the sight of the exploitative nature of capitalism, and the strength to overcome it.
February 4, 2023 10:45:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What you think of fermi paradox?What socialist think why we not meet any alien yet?
February 4, 2023 10:43:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Do you wish for freedom?
February 4, 2023 08:44:48
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Why is it that America is so docile?We’ll literally sit on our asses and take everything the 1% and their government lapdogs throw at us rather try to make a change that’ll benefit Us for once. If the French dealt with half the shit we do the entire house of congress would be guillotined.
February 4, 2023 08:44:34
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Defeating CapitalismThere seems to be a recurring theme among many modern leftists that the thing they hate most about Capitalism is the amount of labor it demands of everyone. Capitalism is obviously a ruthless ideology built to extract as much value out of every resource including people and that is bad. However nature itself is ruthless. Entropy is ruthless. To get by and have a good life we will always have to work very hard barring AI and Robotic automation which is realistically at least 100 years away from mattering to the point I am making Capitalism and more generally violent exploitation thrive because human tribes who did so out-competed communalist and peaceful tribes. Having a relaxed and peaceful attitude invites the violent and greedy to kill you and/or enslave you and take your resources. We must out compete Capitalists and criminals. We must labor hard every day to keep those forces in check. Especially in the early stages of revolution we must labor harder than we ever have before. The only way Socialists can triumph over capitalism is by having superior cooperation AND every member working harder than the bourgeoisie. This is something early Socialists understood. To achieve freedom from the bourgeoisie many comrads would have to die, they would have to kill, they would have to work themselves to the bone. That's what Capitalists do. We will never achieve freedom from Capitalism by whining on Reddit. Socialism isn't about escaping work, it's about working to benefit yourself and your community instead of some Capitalist. If you are already doing this great, this post isn't for you. Otherwise get off your ass and go organize, go do mutual aid, go learn valuable skills and buy pieces of the means of production, go learn to fight, go learn civics, go do something tangible about the problem.
February 4, 2023 08:42:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
come together people
February 4, 2023 03:43:20
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
What’s your opinion on social democracy is it enough or is pure socialism better I’d love to know
February 4, 2023 02:46:29
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Guide to Hammer and Sickle Variants
February 4, 2023 02:02:12
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Guide to Hammer and Sickle Variants
February 3, 2023 22:36:59
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Iron. The last guy was a pretty good guy though.
February 3, 2023 22:35:56
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I may get a lot of flack for this, but honestly I need to share and see what people think.I was listing to one of my favorite socialist creators and honestly he brought something up that I'm not sure how to grapple with. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and honestly I love the universe and how much freedom it has playing around in it writing. I have awesome ideas about writing in it and I even have a hobby based around it in wand making. But I had to face the ugly truth that the creator of it has stained the universe and a lot of the fandom. She is apsulutly horrific in her views that I'm starting to get see the bad parts of the fandom. But something doesn't mesh with me because I have mett so many wonderful people who aren't closeted Nazis or transphobic and homophobic bigots in the fandom. So I guess heres my dilemma. Is it okay for me as a leftist and socialist to still enjoy the universe of Harry Potter and still engage and be active in the fandom as long as I recognize and call out the far right and bigoted behavior as wrong and work to be a non toxic person in the fandom? Please I need leftist input on this and even some criticism to. I need to know what critical and logical thinking bring to me. Edit; *grammar & spelling correction.*
February 3, 2023 22:35:17
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Gary Neville never met a rapist, he didnt LIKE
February 3, 2023 22:35:02
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
GARY NEVILLE “I was clumsy, tripped and fell on my unlocked mobile phone, meaning without intention, I accidentally liked and then retweeted post in support of Man Utd Player Mason Greenwood" If you could now leave, me and my family are off on a pre planned holiday to Qatar
February 3, 2023 22:34:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
karma on fox news for exploitation of workers...
February 3, 2023 22:32:09
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What’s the problem with making content and helping people in that content? Is it good or bad ??
February 3, 2023 22:12:42
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What’s the problem with making content and helping people in that content? Is it good or bad ??
February 3, 2023 21:50:42
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
karma on fox news for exploitation of workers...
February 3, 2023 21:22:08
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
GARY NEVILLE “I was clumsy, tripped and fell on my unlocked mobile phone, meaning without intention, I accidentally liked and then retweeted post in support of Man Utd Player Mason Greenwood" If you could now leave, me and my family are off on a pre planned holiday to Qatar
February 3, 2023 21:21:34
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Gary Neville never met a rapist, he didnt LIKE
February 3, 2023 19:48:34
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The USA denouncing socialism“Congress denounces socialism in all its forms, and opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States of America,” the resolution reads How does this make any sense? The USA is a mixed form of government that fundamentally encompasses socialism into its many systems. Systems which include • Social Security: Providing financial support to elderly, disabled, and widowed individuals through payroll taxes. • Medicaid and Medicare: Government-run healthcare programs for low-income and elderly individuals, respectively. • Unemployment Insurance: Providing temporary financial assistance to individuals who have lost their jobs. • Infrastructure: Government investment in roads, bridges, airports, and other public structures to enhance economic activity and improve quality of life. • K-12 Education: Government-funded education system to ensure that all children have access to a basic education. • Food Stamps (SNAP): Providing financial assistance to low-income individuals to purchase food. • Public Housing: Providing affordable housing options to low-income individuals. • Regulation of Banks and other Financial Institutions: Preventing money laundering, fraud, and insider trading through government oversight. • Environmental Protection: Government efforts to regulate and limit pollution, protect natural resources, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. • Consumer Protection: Regulations and agencies that protect consumers from unsafe products and deceptive business practices. • Regulation of Healthcare Industry: Ensuring access to quality healthcare and controlling costs through government oversight. • Workers' Rights and Labor Standards: Protecting workers' rights, such as minimum wage, overtime, and safe working conditions through government regulations. • Farm Subsidies: Providing financial assistance to farmers to help them weather economic difficulties and ensure a stable food supply. • Disaster Relief: Providing assistance to individuals and communities affected by natural disasters. • Postal Service: Government-run postal service that provides universal access to mail services. • National Parks System: Protecting and preserving natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations through government management. • Public Broadcasting (PBS and NPR): Government-supported media outlets that provide educational and cultural programming. • Research and Development: Government funding for scientific and technological research to advance knowledge and innovation. • Corporate Regulations: Regulations aimed at protecting the public interest and ensuring fair competition in corporate activities. • Military: Government-run military to protect national security and interests. • Emergency Services (Police and Fire): Government-provided emergency services to protect public safety. • Public Libraries: Government-funded libraries that provide access to information and educational resources. • Taxes: Government revenue generated through taxes to fund public services and initiatives. • Regulation of Food and Drug Industry: Ensuring the safety and efficacy of food and drugs through government oversight. • Regulation of Utilities (Water, Electricity, Natural Gas): Protecting the public by regulating the quality and pricing of essential services. • Regulation of Transportation (Aviation, Railroads, Buses): Ensuring safe and efficient transportation through government oversight. • Regulation of Communications (Telephone, Internet): Regulating the quality and pricing of communication services to protect the public interest. • Social Services (Child Protective Services, Aging Services): Government-provided social services to support vulnerable populations. • Regulation of Securities and Exchanges: Protecting investors and maintaining fair and efficient markets through government oversight. Every country must incorporate some forms of social policy. You can't simply break down these systems to just "Capitalism" or just "Socialism" there requires a balance of both to keep structure. It baffles me to see a bill passed denouncing all forms of socialism when it supports many of the systems we have all come to love. I'd love to hear everyone's opinion on this matter
February 3, 2023 19:46:54
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
To non-US socialists, you’re now all Stalin’s and Kim Jong Un’s equals. Separately, can someone just facepalm US rednecks for coming up with this bullshit?
February 3, 2023 19:20:25
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
To non-US socialists, you’re now all Stalin’s and Kim Jong Un’s equals. Separately, can someone just facepalm US rednecks for coming up with this bullshit?
February 3, 2023 18:20:13
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The USA denouncing socialism“Congress denounces socialism in all its forms, and opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States of America,” the resolution reads How does this make any sense? The USA is a mixed form of government that fundamentally encompasses socialism into its many systems. Systems which include • Social Security: Providing financial support to elderly, disabled, and widowed individuals through payroll taxes. • Medicaid and Medicare: Government-run healthcare programs for low-income and elderly individuals, respectively. • Unemployment Insurance: Providing temporary financial assistance to individuals who have lost their jobs. • Infrastructure: Government investment in roads, bridges, airports, and other public structures to enhance economic activity and improve quality of life. • K-12 Education: Government-funded education system to ensure that all children have access to a basic education. • Food Stamps (SNAP): Providing financial assistance to low-income individuals to purchase food. • Public Housing: Providing affordable housing options to low-income individuals. • Regulation of Banks and other Financial Institutions: Preventing money laundering, fraud, and insider trading through government oversight. • Environmental Protection: Government efforts to regulate and limit pollution, protect natural resources, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. • Consumer Protection: Regulations and agencies that protect consumers from unsafe products and deceptive business practices. • Regulation of Healthcare Industry: Ensuring access to quality healthcare and controlling costs through government oversight. • Workers' Rights and Labor Standards: Protecting workers' rights, such as minimum wage, overtime, and safe working conditions through government regulations. • Farm Subsidies: Providing financial assistance to farmers to help them weather economic difficulties and ensure a stable food supply. • Disaster Relief: Providing assistance to individuals and communities affected by natural disasters. • Postal Service: Government-run postal service that provides universal access to mail services. • National Parks System: Protecting and preserving natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations through government management. • Public Broadcasting (PBS and NPR): Government-supported media outlets that provide educational and cultural programming. • Research and Development: Government funding for scientific and technological research to advance knowledge and innovation. • Corporate Regulations: Regulations aimed at protecting the public interest and ensuring fair competition in corporate activities. • Military: Government-run military to protect national security and interests. • Emergency Services (Police and Fire): Government-provided emergency services to protect public safety. • Public Libraries: Government-funded libraries that provide access to information and educational resources. • Taxes: Government revenue generated through taxes to fund public services and initiatives. • Regulation of Food and Drug Industry: Ensuring the safety and efficacy of food and drugs through government oversight. • Regulation of Utilities (Water, Electricity, Natural Gas): Protecting the public by regulating the quality and pricing of essential services. • Regulation of Transportation (Aviation, Railroads, Buses): Ensuring safe and efficient transportation through government oversight. • Regulation of Communications (Telephone, Internet): Regulating the quality and pricing of communication services to protect the public interest. • Social Services (Child Protective Services, Aging Services): Government-provided social services to support vulnerable populations. • Regulation of Securities and Exchanges: Protecting investors and maintaining fair and efficient markets through government oversight. Every country must incorporate some forms of social policy. You can't simply break down these systems to just "Capitalism" or just "Socialism" there requires a balance of both to keep structure. It baffles me to see a bill passed denouncing all forms of socialism when it supports many of the systems we have all come to love. I'd love to hear everyone's opinion on this matter
February 3, 2023 17:46:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
As socialists what do we think about immigration that drives down wages for workers in the country already, why don’t we just support?
February 3, 2023 17:46:15
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Recommended literature for a beginner socialist.Dear comrades Being relatively new to socialist ideology, I have a great desire to educate myself beyond the basic concepts and views of this doctrine. I politely ask you to recommend me literature that could enrich my knowledge on the subject. Thank you in advance.
February 3, 2023 17:44:59
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
A Spectre is Haunting America #ChineseSpyBalloon
February 3, 2023 17:43:50
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The Lincoln Battalion, American Communists who fought with the International Brigades against fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
February 3, 2023 17:41:54
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The Lincoln Battalion, American Communists who fought with the International Brigades against fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
February 3, 2023 12:15:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
public money for public schools.If one had to point to a single issue as to what made America great, it just might be our public school education system. It guarantees every child the opportunity to advance at one’s own level with no restriction on what one might achieve, providing they have the ability to maintain reasonable standards of productivity. Even though America’s most challenging period, Jim Crow, when black children were segregated and shunted aside to ‘Separate, but equal’ schools, (Which were separate, but not at all equal) a basic level of learning was realized. *Public* funding (tax dollars) provided the wherewithal to fund *public* *schools,* and although challenged by problems that beset any large institution it did achieve, according to the Census Bureau, a literacy rate of 86%, at near the top of all the nations of the world. But now a dual education proposal is challenging the public system all across America; the threat? Vouchers! The scheme is as simple as this. The proponents intend to siphon off tax dollars meant for public education and divert it to private academies and prep schools that cater to the well-to-do, and the wealthy. They hire public relations firms to concoct ridiculous stories about a grassroots movement supporting the plot, when in fact right-wing plutocrats fund the program in order to further the separations between the rich and the poor. Each day we read about heroic, *underpaid,* teachers and administrators reaching into their own pockets just to provide the basics, pencils, and paper, for their already underfunded schools. But now, with pristine arrogance, and even before those items can be procured, they want the public dollars to go to travel lacrosse teams and racing shells for their already privileged children. And to make matters worse, there is no accountability for those funds. Whereas public schools have to meet certain standards of learning, give tests, adhere to standards, and face sanctions if goals aren’t reached, no such rules apply to most voucher projects. *Public* tax dollars for *public* schools and not for the enrichment of *private* institutions!
February 3, 2023 10:24:18
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Classes Under SocialismI'm curious about socialism. I could perform a web search, but I want to hear from actual socialists. I'm on the fence about whether to be socialist. I don't know if what I've heard is accurate with regards to classes, so I'm asking now. I absolutely love that multiple classes exist, and I don't want them to go away. However, I also want the poor to have better lives. Are my desires compatible with socialism? I know that socialism comes in more than one variety as any ideology does, but I sincerely don't know if any of them suits me.
February 3, 2023 10:21:49
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What's the deal with Trotskyism? Why does the ideology & its followers seem more commonly lambasted than other schools of thought?For the record, I am a baby leftist. I most certainly identify as a communist currently but I'm still very early in my 'education' thru theory & praxis. I just see a lot of derision toward it and wondered if I could get everyone's take on the matter. Give me your honest (but respectful) takes on it. Consider this an "explain-it-like-im-five" type post. For the record, I have read some works of: Marx Engels Have not: Kropotkin, Bukanin, Luxembourg, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Mao, Kim, any others I may have forgotten. (...i hope i didn't just start a flamewar....)
February 3, 2023 09:56:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Classes Under SocialismI'm curious about socialism. I could perform a web search, but I want to hear from actual socialists. I'm on the fence about whether to be socialist. I don't know if what I've heard is accurate with regards to classes, so I'm asking now. I absolutely love that multiple classes exist, and I don't want them to go away. However, I also want the poor to have better lives. Are my desires compatible with socialism? I know that socialism comes in more than one variety as any ideology does, but I sincerely don't know if any of them suits me.
February 3, 2023 09:44:26
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Why doesn't the invisible hand of the market work?The capitalist argument in favor of privatization is that the "invisible hand" of supply and demand/competition will self-regulate. I already know that certain things are natural monopolies, so those can't ever self-regulate per se. For other areas though, why doesn't the invisible hand work?
February 3, 2023 09:29:51
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Canadians are meekCanadian here. I am constantly amazed at how much the people here will put up with. General Strikes are happening worldwide yet nothing stirs our ire. We have the most expensive housing in the world. The most personal debt in the world. The wage stagnation, over forty years. It’s so bleak. What will it take? Why are we so meek? Willing slaves to the slaughter.
February 3, 2023 09:27:43
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
tell me whyTo preface, I’m very new to leftist ideology and socialist/communist theory. I’ve read some of the bare basics (ABCs of Socialism, The Manifesto, State & Revolution etc) and watched quite a few videos on socialism. That’s about it so far. Here’s my point of confusion: Among leftists, why is there such a distaste for liberals and those who go into politics as Democrats with aims of instating socialist-adjacent policies? To me, observing that Dems and Reps have a stranglehold on the political sphere and choosing to align with the party best equipped to realize socialism doesn’t seem to be a drastically illogical conclusion. Rather, it’s betting that the odds of true proletariat revolution are slim and doing what you can to make some real substantive changes within the existing, albeit corrupt, system. Is it because it’s considered a half-measure in the eyes of most “real” leftists? Or that Democrats are still basically moderates in the grand scheme of things? Educate me. Edit: grammar
February 3, 2023 08:13:15
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
US House of Representatives votes to denounce Socialism (incl 109 Democrats)Twenty members of the House didn’t vote, but other than that all Republicans and most Democrats (109) voted for the resolution, while only 87 Dems voted against. The roll all is here https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2023106
February 3, 2023 07:26:10
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Why Not Invest In The United Kingdom?
February 3, 2023 06:51:12
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Debate: "Let's build class unions"https://archive.org/details/lets-build-class-unions-article_202301/page/n3/mode/1up
February 2, 2023 22:54:09
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [executed]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Are there any books about successful strikes/revolutions how they were executed, how they were successful, and mutual aid networks?I know this is silly but is there like a guide book on how to organize a strike? Or just historical examples of strikes. I just think that it would be a really interesting read. Alternatively any good books on anti-capitalism unionizing, etc. Reading books is the main way I absorb information. Sorry if this doesn't fit here but this seemed like the sub this would fit in the most.
February 2, 2023 22:17:13
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
My thoughts on the house passing resolution denouncing socialismFor all my American Comrades, I encourage you to read the document. It is full of absolute bs and kills the possibility of class consciousness. While I do not live in the US, I ask my American Comrades, this is the time to double down on your efforts. With the US's hergomonic insucturity the ramification for the whole word are determiental. This is unceptablie, as imperlism and fascism precced to raise it is our individual responibility to help the world see the flaws in their thinking. I ask you my freinds, to educate, advocate and revolt. Don't let this stand.
February 2, 2023 19:14:26
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
He’s got a point
February 2, 2023 17:39:43
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
I created a petition calling for a general strike for worker reforms in the United States. I created this petition with the input of other redditors from r/antiwork calling for reasonable worker reforms. Read more below. **SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION!** https://chng.it/H66SgFkQTw *** Working people are striking en masse in France and now it’s spreading to UK. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-31/strike-hit-britain-is-starting-to-look-more-like-france Join them in solidarity and to advocate for change in the United States.  What we’re calling for: -Raise the federal minimum wage to $25 an hour.  -Enact legislation mandating four weeks paid time off and two weeks of sick time.  -Pass a universal basic income.  -Enact legislation mandating Medicare for all.  -Annual increases in the federal minimum wage commensurate with the consumer price index.  -One month paid maternity leave and free daycare and preschool for children.  -Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, mandating time and a half pay for work exceeding eight hours per day.  -Enact federal legislation limiting rent increases to the increase in the annual consumer price index and no more.  -Abolish the Taft-Hartley Act.  -Enact federal legislation forbidding right-to-work laws and at-will termination. 
February 2, 2023 17:15:27
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What are some ways and pipelines you see for right-radicalization in *girls and women*? I think this is pervasive but goes unnoticed.
February 2, 2023 17:12:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Shouldn't it chill you, the idea that one of the most powerful amplification systems in the world was locking out a newspaper from sharing information
February 2, 2023 17:09:59
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Is it possible to be a socialist business owner?I've been working for the past decade to build a small and successful niche business. At first, I was a one-person show, but then I've gained more and more work, so I started to make hires. I now have five employees. Everyone works remotely, and our work is project-based, so they know the deadlines a year in advance and can more or less set their own working schedules. Our only "required" meeting is a Monday morning catch-up. Each of my employees makes more than they do at their previous job, this rate is more than the regional median wage, and I have a strict policy that no one is allowed to work more than 35 hours per week. The only time I actually get mad is when people are working too much, and I have a contractor that is on stand-by to provide assistance to each of my employees if their workload gets too high (workload fluctuates heavily by month, and while know this a year in advance and can try to "smooth out" the bumps, sometimes it is still impossible. I provide healthcare (100%, no employee match required) that is pretty good, though not the best on the market. It's the same plan I have, though. One of my clients was rude to one of my employees, and that client was terminated the same day. Nobody messes with my employees. The business itself does good work for local communities. We've helped to launch new homeless shelters, animal rescues, adult literacy programs, after-school programs, and built a new library. And each of my employees has told me that they would like this to be their "forever job" and I'm so happy. It's the most meaningful thing I've ever done. However, up until this point, I've been doing the same work as the rest of my team (managing clients and doing the projects) but now the administrative burden has caught up with me, and I'm doing more "manager" stuff like taxes, scheduling, reports, and paperwork. I *hate* this. Not the actual doing it, but that I'm no longer working alongside them while still profiting off their labor. Has anyone else experienced this?
February 2, 2023 17:09:03
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What makes an economic system more progressive than another?The Marxist view of history posits that capitalism is more progressive than feudalism( or say advanced relations of production).What is the definition of progressiveness? If it is the rate of exploitation, then primitive communism should be more advanced than capitalism.
February 2, 2023 17:04:36
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Absolutely required reading for Americans. This is the History they don’t want us to know.
February 2, 2023 13:10:44
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
How Socialism Works
February 2, 2023 12:59:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Is it possible to be a socialist business owner?I've been working for the past decade to build a small and successful niche business. At first, I was a one-person show, but then I've gained more and more work, so I started to make hires. I now have five employees. Everyone works remotely, and our work is project-based, so they know the deadlines a year in advance and can more or less set their own working schedules. Our only "required" meeting is a Monday morning catch-up. Each of my employees makes more than they do at their previous job, this rate is more than the regional median wage, and I have a strict policy that no one is allowed to work more than 35 hours per week. The only time I actually get mad is when people are working too much, and I have a contractor that is on stand-by to provide assistance to each of my employees if their workload gets too high (workload fluctuates heavily by month, and while know this a year in advance and can try to "smooth out" the bumps, sometimes it is still impossible. I provide healthcare (100%, no employee match required) that is pretty good, though not the best on the market. It's the same plan I have, though. One of my clients was rude to one of my employees, and that client was terminated the same day. Nobody messes with my employees. The business itself does good work for local communities. We've helped to launch new homeless shelters, animal rescues, adult literacy programs, after-school programs, and built a new library. And each of my employees has told me that they would like this to be their "forever job" and I'm so happy. It's the most meaningful thing I've ever done. However, up until this point, I've been doing the same work as the rest of my team (managing clients and doing the projects) but now the administrative burden has caught up with me, and I'm doing more "manager" stuff like taxes, scheduling, reports, and paperwork. I *hate* this. Not the actual doing it, but that I'm no longer working alongside them while still profiting off their labor. Has anyone else experienced this?
February 2, 2023 12:27:05
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What makes an economic system more progressive than another?The Marxist view of history posits that capitalism is more progressive than feudalism( or say advanced relations of production).What is the definition of progressiveness? If it is the rate of exploitation, then primitive communism should be more advanced than capitalism.
February 2, 2023 12:04:29
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
My president is not really a socialist, but is better than the other guy, the fascist one This sittuation seem to apply both to my country (Brazil) and to the USA. I trully believe in socialism and in sharing the means of production. If unnable to share the means of production, politicians should work to provide an existencial minimum to the population. Food, education and healthcare for all and for free. Great. Last year we had an election and the strongest contenders were Jair Bolsonaro, the fascist and Lula da Silva, a sindicate leader of the 80s turned president. The choice was easy to make. However, when talking to my left-wing friends, it is a taboo to criticize Lula as if I was supporting the other guy. well, why would I criticize Lula? He is not left-wing enough. In his former presidency banks had the larges profits of their lifes. Rich people got richer and state run enterprises were sold to the private sector. He did a lot of good things too. But he is far from being the leader that socialists should aspire to have. It seems like Joe Biden is just like this too. Someone who has always worked in favour of the status quo and now dresses the skin of a socialist leader. This is a call for socialists of the world to content with little. Fight for deeper change.
February 2, 2023 12:00:08
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Where did the hammer and sickle emblem come from?As far as I know the USSR was the first to adopt it but where did it originate? Marx?
February 2, 2023 11:52:41
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Any Australians in here
February 2, 2023 11:03:32
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
My president is not really a socialist, but is better than the other guy, the fascist one This sittuation seem to apply both to my country (Brazil) and to the USA. I trully believe in socialism and in sharing the means of production. If unnable to share the means of production, politicians should work to provide an existencial minimum to the population. Food, education and healthcare for all and for free. Great. Last year we had an election and the strongest contenders were Jair Bolsonaro, the fascist and Lula da Silva, a sindicate leader of the 80s turned president. The choice was easy to make. However, when talking to my left-wing friends, it is a taboo to criticize Lula as if I was supporting the other guy. well, why would I criticize Lula? He is not left-wing enough. In his former presidency banks had the larges profits of their lifes. Rich people got richer and state run enterprises were sold to the private sector. He did a lot of good things too. But he is far from being the leader that socialists should aspire to have. It seems like Joe Biden is just like this too. Someone who has always worked in favour of the status quo and now dresses the skin of a socialist leader. This is a call for socialists of the world to content with little. Fight for deeper change.
February 2, 2023 10:41:38
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Honest Question: Do You Feel Free? - Capitalism’s golden cage and the illusion of freedom.
February 2, 2023 10:24:29
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
More US bases in the Philippines is NOT a good thing.I just read about America getting permission to expand their bases in the Philippines. They're saying it's to "protect" them from China. And anyone who can actually see through that shit, and see it for what it is, the US wanting to expand their influence to the far east, is being treated like a nutjob. For over a century the US has been interested in the Philippines, long before China even became communist. They've tried to annex them before, following the Spanish American war. Simply put, further influence there does nothing for the people of the Philippines and does everything to benefit the military industrial complex. And after hearing about some of the shit their soldiers get up to in Okinawa, I just hope to god that the locals stay safe and don't end up getting raped by drunk soldiers.
February 2, 2023 10:24:03
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [raped]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
More US bases in the Philippines is NOT a good thing.I just read about America getting permission to expand their bases in the Philippines. They're saying it's to "protect" them from China. And anyone who can actually see through that shit, and see it for what it is, the US wanting to expand their influence to the far east, is being treated like a nutjob. For over a century the US has been interested in the Philippines, long before China even became communist. They've tried to annex them before, following the Spanish American war. Simply put, further influence there does nothing for the people of the Philippines and does everything to benefit the military industrial complex. And after hearing about some of the shit their soldiers get up to in Okinawa, I just hope to god that the locals stay safe and don't end up getting raped by drunk soldiers.
February 2, 2023 09:43:54
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Bill proposed in WV would make "being a member of Antifa" a felony.
February 2, 2023 05:06:34
removelink:
remove (mod:
SafestBot
)
What is LTVi asked a capitalist and they said it means that what makes something valuable is the labour put into it
February 2, 2023 04:56:42
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
this is the difference between these two system!
February 2, 2023 04:56:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
God! This man without two legs is shot to death by cops and what if he live in a socialist country?
February 2, 2023 04:56:14
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
God! This man without two legs is shot to death by cops and what if he live in a socialist country?
February 2, 2023 04:55:02
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Luke Skywalker was a mass genocider of storm troopersI just wanted to say. That we need to cancel Luke Skywalker. He killed, in the movies, 9,000,000,000 storm troopers. He also single handedly caused the destuction of that planet the death star killed by not stopping it soon enough. AND he force choked HIS OWN FATHER to death. Cancel Luke Skywalker. Carry on.
February 2, 2023 04:31:12
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Luke Skywalker was a mass genocider of storm troopersI just wanted to say. That we need to cancel Luke Skywalker. He killed, in the movies, 9,000,000,000 storm troopers. He also single handedly caused the destuction of that planet the death star killed by not stopping it soon enough. AND he force choked HIS OWN FATHER to death. Cancel Luke Skywalker. Carry on.
February 2, 2023 03:40:01
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
God! This man without two legs is shot to death by cops and what if he live in a socialist country?
February 2, 2023 03:39:55
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [shot]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
God! This man without two legs is shot to death by cops and what if he live in a socialist country?
February 2, 2023 03:33:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
this is the difference between these two system!
February 2, 2023 01:37:06
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [dumber]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
In order to change the world, you have got to get off your phone. (A Motivational Rant)This may (probably fairly) be dismissed by some as some old bastard, luddite rant. And, yes, I am aware of the bitter irony of posting this on here. When smart phones (and, earlier, the internet itself) were introduced, they were touted as a way of keeping us connected with each other, of making the world smaller and smarter, of creating a global village. This was how people, especially the people in charge, spoke about this technology back in the 1990s and early-2000s. This promise has proven to be one enormous lie. The internet has made us more insular, dumber, lonelier and more disconnected than ever before. People use their phones to escape the world around them, to journey inward, all in exchange for a fleeting and unnourishing endorphin fix. Our phones are mirrors and they offer a flattering reflection of our tastes, our views, our humour, our sense of detached, literally detached, irony. Even now, there will be those among you rolling your eyes at this idea, even though, deep down, you recognize it to be true. Our phones have become external brains into which we flee from material reality. They are, by their very nature, anti-materialist. They are, by their very nature, anti-Marxist. I am not judging anyone who does this. I am guilty of it myself. It is much, much easier to yell at a right-wing moron on Twitter than to go to meetings and organise (the appeal, or lack thereof, of modern socialist orgs is another topic which leftists have yet to fully grapple). But, unless, you do, nothing - and I mean absolutely nothing - will ever change. Do not believe the mainstream media's lies about how social media creates revolutions. Every successful revolution in history has been fought in one place and one place only: on the streets. The internet is where movements go to die. And we will continue this slow death march into the abyss and we will be staring down at our dumb fucking phones as we do it. There are too many leftists today who think that paying their monthly Patreon subscription to their favorite Breadtuber or retweeting "owns" of our political opposition is a sufficient simulacrum for activism. My contention is that a year's worth of posting isn't worth a single five minute in-person human conversation with a fellow socialist or worker. With all that in mind, I urge you, if you are in a position to do so: Delete your Twitter. Delete your TikTok. Delete your Instagram. Get rid of it all. Now. Right now. Go do it. I'll wait. ​ Is it done? ​ Now, just give it a week. See how you feel. Sit with your boredom. Start filling it with other things. Know that only good can come from this. You've taken the first steps to freeing yourself from the hamster wheel in your pocket and kicked a bunch of Silicon Valley pieces of shit in the balls at the same time. Win-win. Good luck and I'll see you out there.
February 1, 2023 22:39:25
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Hello Comrades!I'm a newer member and believer in the principles of socialism! What should I strive to learn to help me better understand the core ideas of socialism and to explain to people why socialism is the best system? Thanks for the help!
February 1, 2023 22:36:26
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Solidarity with my fellow workers across the pond
February 1, 2023 21:36:09
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Status quo(How American Propoganda works and who it benefits)
February 1, 2023 21:31:36
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What is LTVi asked a capitalist and they said it means that what makes something valuable is the labour put into it
February 1, 2023 16:58:37
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Miko Peled, explaining the current state of Israel and the fascists who have taken positions of power.
February 1, 2023 15:24:56
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
In a world of capitalist hegemony, it is amazing how much weight fearmongering about Socialist nations still has
February 1, 2023 15:20:02
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
An Act to establish the Massachusetts incarcerated individual bone marrow and organ donation program
February 1, 2023 12:31:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Most people hate on "hard workers" because they are lazy themselves and terrified of being compared
February 1, 2023 12:30:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Pope Francis condemns ‘economic colonialism’ in Africa
February 1, 2023 12:30:05
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
In the 1970s, North Korea ordered 1,000 Volvo cars from Sweden, as a response to its emerging economy. The cars were shipped & delivered but North Korea just didn't bother paying & ignored the invoice. To this day, the bill remains unpaid, making it the largest car theft in history.
February 1, 2023 10:44:29
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Pope Francis condemns ‘economic colonialism’ in Africa
February 1, 2023 10:09:44
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Most people hate on "hard workers" because they are lazy themselves and terrified of being compared
February 1, 2023 09:14:05
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Union action - the basics revisited
February 1, 2023 08:12:50
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
How the CIA influenced content, why it feels like we're doomed, how leftist content can help toward a solution
February 1, 2023 07:54:59
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [kill]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Defeating CapitalismThere seems to be a recurring theme among many modern leftists that the thing they hate most about Capitalism is the amount of labor it demands of everyone. Capitalism is obviously a ruthless ideology built to extract as much value out of every resource including people and that is bad. However nature itself is ruthless. Entropy is ruthless. To get by and have a good life we will always have to work very hard barring AI and Robotic automation which is realistically at least 100 years away from mattering to the point I am making Capitalism and more generally violent exploitation thrive because human tribes who did so out-competed communalist and peaceful tribes. Having a relaxed and peaceful attitude invites the violent and greedy to kill you and/or enslave you and take your resources. We must out compete Capitalists and criminals. We must labor hard every day to keep those forces in check. Especially in the early stages of revolution we must labor harder than we ever have before. The only way Socialists can triumph over capitalism is by having superior cooperation AND every member working harder than the bourgeoisie. This is something early Socialists understood. To achieve freedom from the bourgeoisie many comrads would have to die, they would have to kill, they would have to work themselves to the bone. That's what Capitalists do. We will never achieve freedom from Capitalism by whining on Reddit. Socialism isn't about escaping work, it's about working to benefit yourself and your community instead of some Capitalist. If you are already doing this great, this post isn't for you. Otherwise get off your ass and go organize, go do mutual aid, go learn valuable skills and buy pieces of the means of production, go learn to fight, go learn civics, go do something tangible about the problem.
February 1, 2023 07:50:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
most talk of “work ethic” is just social pressure to get you to work extra for free.
February 1, 2023 07:49:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Comrades in software engineering, is there escape from the industry?I'm heading to college this year and am struggling with going throught with my long term plan of becoming a software engineer. The plan was forged when I was enrolling into high school, I was a gamer and naively wanted to do "computers" as my job. Now, after four years in the specialized IT branch, having been taken to visit IT/marketing/programming companies, and 2-3 years of left wing radicalization - I've learnt that I fucking despise that industry. The people are soulless, everybody is driven by profit and even with this facade of a "new-age, relaxed, family" of a corporation (you know the coding startups with fucking slides and rainbow ball pits and bean bags in their offices) I just can't stand that environment. It is the epitome of everything I despise about late stage capitalism and I am supposed to not only study it for four years in college, but spend the rest of my life there. For added detail, the act of "coding" itself isn't that much of a problem to me - I'm certainly not passionate for it but I don't have much against it either. I'm good at it too. Just despise everything else about the job. What I am passionate about is philosophy and sociology, and I've even inquired a lot about going to college for sociology but living in eastern Europe, I would barely make a living wage in that field. So, my question would be (to anyone with similar experience or knowledge on the topic): if I were to push through four years of software engineering education, could I make an escape from/skirt the edges of the artifical, soulless industry that IT is, and use my skills in certain fields more closely related to social work, while also having a healthy wage and being able to support my family? Thanks.
February 1, 2023 07:48:07
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What to do when called for jury dutyI've been called for jury duty for the first time in my life. It's grand jury duty. I have a sincere belief that the American criminal justice system is fundamentally unjust - it exists to serve only the interests of capital. I believe in prison abolition and police abolition. There are no circumstances I would vote to indict someone, regardless of what the law instructs or the facts of the case, because I have no desire participate in this despicable system. What's the best way for me to handle a jury duty summons in a manner that comports with my beliefs? Will there be an opportunity to make my views known and be excused? Curious to hear from other comrades who have been in this situation and what they've done. Note: I can't do anything that violates the law in any way (e.g. civil disobedience) because it would get my fired from my job.
February 1, 2023 00:38:37
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [Murder]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
On The Murder Of Tyre Nichols By Memphis Police Terror – “Enough Is Enough!”
January 31, 2023 21:22:01
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Help with booksSo, recently I found a book that's called "Marx on Suicide", by Michael Lowy, a brazilian marxist, so, of course, the book is in portuguese and hasn't been translated to English yet. The book essentialy talks about a collection of analysis by Marx on how social expectations interfere in our well being and it's, of course, a very emotional book, since it talks about death itself. In this sense, I'm looking for some english reads with a marxist point of view or just critics to the capitalist system in general that talk about how it affects the well being of people, with a very philosophical point of view. Also, I would love series of short books on different matters, like housing and homelessness, and the origin of other problems, like severe poorness and wealth accumulation, also with a philosophical point of view. Thank you. (Sorry if my english is bad)
January 31, 2023 18:31:15
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The Black Panther vs. A Black PantherOver 57 years, Black Panther has done, been, and meant a lot; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (coming out on Disney+ tomorrow, in case you didn't know) is just the latest (pretty great) installment-update in this character's political journey. But of course, the character was created by White liberals — the same ones who turned Malcolm X into "mutant supremacist" Magneto. The character has largely been handled by liberals (mostly White people), and has **always** been subject to Marvel's bottom line. This history has had clear, and usually disappointing, results. So, I wrote about the latest movie's predecessor incarnations of the Black Panther, and sketched a dream of the liberatory potential the character could have: [https://medium.com/@rathi.6335374/the-black-panthers-political-history-and-potential-f5faeab15fff](https://medium.com/@rathi.6335374/the-black-panthers-political-history-and-potential-f5faeab15fff)
January 31, 2023 17:59:17
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Issue regarding ChinaChinese leftist here, just wondering how comrades here view the CPC regime. PS: I'm banned, can't reply
January 31, 2023 17:16:06
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The management of private US health insurance — specifically senior private health insurance — is wonderful for its members & should continue to be managed by private health care organizations.COMRADES. Wondering what y’all think about this. My grandmother absolutely loves her private health insurance plan—it’s called Medicare Advantage. She raves about it all the time. Being jaded about the US health care system as a whole, it made me wonder if this type of privatized senior health care option was truly all she cracks it up to be. So I did some research & found that these plans really do aim to satisfy a senior’s health needs, goals & desires way above & beyond the government’s Original Medicare—and more often than not, they succeed in doing so. US senior private healthcare that replaces Original Medicare such as Medicare Advantage is accessible to all of those who are Medicare-eligible where MA plans exist (much of the country). They’re essentially completely funded by the federal government—like 99.5%—but they’re managed by private health care organizations. MA plans include all that Original Medicare Part A (hospital) & B (medical) cover, as well as drugs, comprehensive dental, vision, hearing, it even includes grocery allowances, utility allowances, OTC allowances, gym membership & a lot more. The member’s monthly premium is many times $0 (or close to $0). They even give back Part B premiums in a senior’s Social Security check in some plans. There are deductibles & copays, but they aren’t exorbitant. Members would either pay those low costs or they’d pay through taxes. Closed networks are a disadvantage. But even for closed network HMOs, if one checks whether or not their doctor & hospital is in network, it’s no disadvantage at all. Even then, *all* MA plans (HMOs included) require covering the member at all hospitals, in or out of network, during emergencies. But if closed networks are an issue, closed networks are only on MA HMO plans. There are MA PPO plans with open networks. Drug formularies could be seen as a disadvantage. But if one checks whether or not their drugs are on the formulary (they usually are), then it’s not a disadvantage. These MA plans aren’t available in all areas, which does not afford those that may need access to care to enroll into a MA plan. But where they are available, they’re extremely well received by the members & access to care for these members is always available. Something I’ve noticed in my research is there are *too many* MA plans. This is likely because the government’s per member per month capitation paid to the privatized health care organizations are at a very profitable threshold (varies per geography/risk profile, but on average, it’s a profitable threshold). This allows for a large margin of of administration, sales & marketing/advertisement budgeting. Perhaps lowering the capitation is an idea in order to consolidate the amount of health care organizations that offer these MA plans, which could help save on the “overall cost of healthcare” in the US; but even if it was, that wouldn’t make the private senior MA health plans’ quality, coverage or member experience *poor*. Doctors & hospitals get paid more through private health care companies compared to the government, but if the government capitation paid to the private insurers’ senior MA plans wasn’t so high, there wouldn’t be the conversation of “high cost of healthcare in the US”—at least due to the senior sector. To reiterate, my position is not that the cost due to high government capitation (which makes it very profitable for health care organizations, doctors & hospitals) is sound. My position is that these privatized senior plans are received & perform extremely well for the members on them. They’re also regulated by a government agency known as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where seniors can file grievances which lower the Star Ratings of the private MA plans & therefore lower the government capitation. It seems that these grievances are rare. If you Google “Medicare Advantage satisfaction rates,” you’ll find many surveys over 95% member satisfaction. Admittedly, some of these surveys are within the industry (not necessarily a bad thing, but also not the most objective). But I also found these same positive %s in many surveys that are not industry-driven. For those of us under 65, perhaps Medicare For All could be seen as a pursuit. And as stated before, perhaps the government’s overall capitation paid to the private health care organizations for private Medicare Advantage plans could be lowered—to consolidate insurers & save on the “cost of US healthcare”. But to me, the idea of having the government *manage* health care seems to be a silly idea. The government doesn’t even want to deal with managing health care & frankly they’d probably do a pretty poor job of it if they tried. These senior MA plans are managed very well by the private health care organizations. Seniors are flocking to these privatized MA plans in droves. I read research done by third-party consulting firm LEK that enrollment is swelling, and by 2040, ~70% of seniors will be on a privatized MA plan: https://www.lek.com/sites/default/files/insights/pdf-attachments/2135-Medicare-Advantage-Penetration.pdf There are good & compelling reasons as to why.
January 31, 2023 15:51:38
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Someone explain to me in detail what is MAGACommunism and explain to me how their ideals differ from Soviet era politics.Also I would like a thought experiment on how one would perceive that MAGACommunism has Parallels to Stalinism and/or Maoism.
January 31, 2023 14:51:27
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Announcing the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair - 20 May
January 31, 2023 12:44:25
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Richard Wolff has a proposal for how to deal with SouthWest airlines[Wolff reviews what Butti did and tells us what Americans should do.](https://youtu.be/Rnv1VRwLS04?list=TLPQMzEwMTIwMjPusH8GHLcGTw&t=553)
January 31, 2023 12:41:29
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Home Depot co-founder who gave loads of $$$ to Trump and DeSantis is fearful of 'socialism' and 'woke' workers ruining America
January 31, 2023 12:29:45
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [stupidity]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
I was raised to hate Cuba. I’m from southeast North America.I’m going to go do some research, but in the meantime, I was raised and told to basically hate Cuba. Is this fear mongering? Plain stupidity? I’m trying to learn more. From what I can see, it’s not what I was taught.
January 31, 2023 12:28:35
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
ok i’ve been doing some research on why the US overthrew Gaddafi and Houssein . i found some sources that said it was because that they were both not going to sell oil in dollars anymore. can someone further explain pls?
January 31, 2023 12:28:25
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Racist and Sinophobic brainwashing for American 6th graders
January 31, 2023 12:28:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Those of us who are honest know the truth: If it can happen in Sudan and Myanmar, it can happen here. When & if a real coup comes to the U.S. Only an organized mass movement of the working class will be able to fight off the fascist beast.
January 31, 2023 12:23:27
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Biden's State Department Won't acknowledge "empirical reality of Israel's nuclear weapons", or "call on Israel to acknowledge the past expulsions and condemn the Israeli right wing, which is calling for other expulsions", State Dept. briefing, 27 Jan 2023
January 31, 2023 11:05:09
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Welfare Capitalism Is NOT Socialism: Don't be fooled by the austerity trap!Since this is Reddit, this is might shock some of you, but, no, Bernie Sanders is not actually a socialist. Politicians like Sanders are not democratic socialists, they're social democrats, and yes, there is a BIG difference. Social democrats support a economic system they refer to as social liberalism, allegedly combining the best of both worlds from socialism and capitalism. However, a more accurate name for their economic nightmare is welfare capitalism. Welfare capitalism emerged in the 20th century as an attempt to weaken and undermine the socialist left. The scam is simple: pretend to care about the poor and throw them a few crumbs so they won't demand the full value of their labor. Add in a little scaremongering about lazy minorities, murder a few labor leaders, bribe a few politicians, and your pesky socialist problem will clear up in time for your next charity gala. A liberal is like a whipped dog that begs its abusive master for scraps. They have been trained since birth to be subservient l'il patriots who fear any confrontation with authority or potential loss of social standing. They march around with their little signs saying "Please sir, may I have three crumbs today instead of two?" but they won't even so much as disrupt traffic in service of a just cause. Liberals pride themselves on being classy and civilized, unlike those radical leftists who always are so rude and refuse to compromise no matter how reasonable and polite you try to be. In an age of universal deceit, the most wicked lies seem perfectly reasonable and the truth seems radical and subversive. Welfare capitalism is a noose disguised as a hammock. Since the only purpose of welfarism is to undermine the Left, there is no reason to keep up with the charade once the Left has been demoralized. That's when the rhetoric of the ruling class switches from "benevolent" welfarism to "economically responsible" austerity. The State giveth. And the State taketh away. Liberals don't even pretend that they want to free poor communities from economic servitude. If the poor become self-sufficient, then they have no reason to sell their underpaid labor to wealthy factory-owners. And of course, liberals are horrified by the idea that the workers themselves might take ownership of that factory. Economic justice would threaten the liberals' McMansions, electronic toys, and fine imported nose powders. Welfare capitalists keep selfish, ignorant liberals loyal by assuring them that they are temporarily embarrassed millionaires, and if they work really hard and follow the rules, they too can own their own factory some day. And when you finally get your own factory, you won't want a bunch of lazy socialists stealing what you earned through your own rugged individualism and entrepreneurial ingenuity, will you? You cannot get good fruit from a poison tree, but liberals operate under the delusion that a society built around glorifying greed, selfishness and exploitation can somehow result in liberty and justice for all. This is flagrantly absurd, but ever since the rise of social contract theory in the ironically named Age of Enlightenment, this obvious untruth has been treated as an undeniable truism of human nature. The Emperor may not have any clothes, but if the Great Philosopher says that his dear friend the Emperor wears the finest invisible silk, who are you to argue otherwise? You probably don't even have a degree, you filthy brainless prole! Only the most twisted of lies can turn greed into a virtue and compassion into a vice. Capitalism is human sacrifice without the theatrics. And liberalism is just capitalism with the pretense of politeness. Leave the crumbs. Take the whole damn cannoli.
January 31, 2023 11:04:21
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The minimum wage would be over $24 an hour if it kept up with productivity gains
January 31, 2023 11:03:44
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Why Nordic countries don't have capitalists' strikes against social policies like in France?I know that big corporations use their headquarters countries as consumer market for their products which were produced in the Global South. But why do they accept those high taxes? I think if they strike for the abolition of most of the public welfare, they will get more from the tax cutting. Why they don't do that, any deep reason, or are they too risky for them?
January 31, 2023 11:03:09
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The minimum wage would be over $24 an hour if it kept up with productivity gains
January 31, 2023 10:20:58
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Welfare Capitalism Is NOT Socialism: Don't be fooled by the austerity trap!Since this is Reddit, this is might shock some of you, but, no, Bernie Sanders is not actually a socialist. Politicians like Sanders are not democratic socialists, they're social democrats, and yes, there is a BIG difference. Social democrats support a economic system they refer to as social liberalism, allegedly combining the best of both worlds from socialism and capitalism. However, a more accurate name for their economic nightmare is welfare capitalism. Welfare capitalism emerged in the 20th century as an attempt to weaken and undermine the socialist left. The scam is simple: pretend to care about the poor and throw them a few crumbs so they won't demand the full value of their labor. Add in a little scaremongering about lazy minorities, murder a few labor leaders, bribe a few politicians, and your pesky socialist problem will clear up in time for your next charity gala. A liberal is like a whipped dog that begs its abusive master for scraps. They have been trained since birth to be subservient l'il patriots who fear any confrontation with authority or potential loss of social standing. They march around with their little signs saying "Please sir, may I have three crumbs today instead of two?" but they won't even so much as disrupt traffic in service of a just cause. Liberals pride themselves on being classy and civilized, unlike those radical leftists who always are so rude and refuse to compromise no matter how reasonable and polite you try to be. In an age of universal deceit, the most wicked lies seem perfectly reasonable and the truth seems radical and subversive. Welfare capitalism is a noose disguised as a hammock. Since the only purpose of welfarism is to undermine the Left, there is no reason to keep up with the charade once the Left has been demoralized. That's when the rhetoric of the ruling class switches from "benevolent" welfarism to "economically responsible" austerity. The State giveth. And the State taketh away. Liberals don't even pretend that they want to free poor communities from economic servitude. If the poor become self-sufficient, then they have no reason to sell their underpaid labor to wealthy factory-owners. And of course, liberals are horrified by the idea that the workers themselves might take ownership of that factory. Economic justice would threaten the liberals' McMansions, electronic toys, and fine imported nose powders. Welfare capitalists keep selfish, ignorant liberals loyal by assuring them that they are temporarily embarrassed millionaires, and if they work really hard and follow the rules, they too can own their own factory some day. And when you finally get your own factory, you won't want a bunch of lazy socialists stealing what you earned through your own rugged individualism and entrepreneurial ingenuity, will you? You cannot get good fruit from a poison tree, but liberals operate under the delusion that a society built around glorifying greed, selfishness and exploitation can somehow result in liberty and justice for all. This is flagrantly absurd, but ever since the rise of social contract theory in the ironically named Age of Enlightenment, this obvious untruth has been treated as an undeniable truism of human nature. The Emperor may not have any clothes, but if the Great Philosopher says that his dear friend the Emperor wears the finest invisible silk, who are you to argue otherwise? You probably don't even have a degree, you filthy brainless prole! Only the most twisted of lies can turn greed into a virtue and compassion into a vice. Capitalism is human sacrifice without the theatrics. And liberalism is just capitalism with the pretense of politeness. Leave the crumbs. Take the whole damn cannoli.
January 31, 2023 10:20:45
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [murder]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Welfare Capitalism Is NOT Socialism: Don't be fooled by the austerity trap!Since this is Reddit, this is might shock some of you, but, no, Bernie Sanders is not actually a socialist. Politicians like Sanders are not democratic socialists, they're social democrats, and yes, there is a BIG difference. Social democrats support a economic system they refer to as social liberalism, allegedly combining the best of both worlds from socialism and capitalism. However, a more accurate name for their economic nightmare is welfare capitalism. Welfare capitalism emerged in the 20th century as an attempt to weaken and undermine the socialist left. The scam is simple: pretend to care about the poor and throw them a few crumbs so they won't demand the full value of their labor. Add in a little scaremongering about lazy minorities, murder a few labor leaders, bribe a few politicians, and your pesky socialist problem will clear up in time for your next charity gala. A liberal is like a whipped dog that begs its abusive master for scraps. They have been trained since birth to be subservient l'il patriots who fear any confrontation with authority or potential loss of social standing. They march around with their little signs saying "Please sir, may I have three crumbs today instead of two?" but they won't even so much as disrupt traffic in service of a just cause. Liberals pride themselves on being classy and civilized, unlike those radical leftists who always are so rude and refuse to compromise no matter how reasonable and polite you try to be. In an age of universal deceit, the most wicked lies seem perfectly reasonable and the truth seems radical and subversive. Welfare capitalism is a noose disguised as a hammock. Since the only purpose of welfarism is to undermine the Left, there is no reason to keep up with the charade once the Left has been demoralized. That's when the rhetoric of the ruling class switches from "benevolent" welfarism to "economically responsible" austerity. The State giveth. And the State taketh away. Liberals don't even pretend that they want to free poor communities from economic servitude. If the poor become self-sufficient, then they have no reason to sell their underpaid labor to wealthy factory-owners. And of course, liberals are horrified by the idea that the workers themselves might take ownership of that factory. Economic justice would threaten the liberals' McMansions, electronic toys, and fine imported nose powders. Welfare capitalists keep selfish, ignorant liberals loyal by assuring them that they are temporarily embarrassed millionaires, and if they work really hard and follow the rules, they too can own their own factory some day. And when you finally get your own factory, you won't want a bunch of lazy socialists stealing what you earned through your own rugged individualism and entrepreneurial ingenuity, will you? You cannot get good fruit from a poison tree, but liberals operate under the delusion that a society built around glorifying greed, selfishness and exploitation can somehow result in liberty and justice for all. This is flagrantly absurd, but ever since the rise of social contract theory in the ironically named Age of Enlightenment, this obvious untruth has been treated as an undeniable truism of human nature. The Emperor may not have any clothes, but if the Great Philosopher says that his dear friend the Emperor wears the finest invisible silk, who are you to argue otherwise? You probably don't even have a degree, you filthy brainless prole! Only the most twisted of lies can turn greed into a virtue and compassion into a vice. Capitalism is human sacrifice without the theatrics. And liberalism is just capitalism with the pretense of politeness. Leave the crumbs. Take the whole damn cannoli.
January 31, 2023 10:05:28
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [savages]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Welfare Capitalism Is NOT Socialism: Don't be fooled by the austerity trap!
January 31, 2023 09:31:20
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Wife of former French President Paul Doumer and her daughter throwing coins at a group of Vietnamese children
January 31, 2023 08:18:34
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Australian Anarchist & Socialist ServerI'm working on a discord server mainly for younger Australian anarchists, although anyone can join as long as they are "leftist" initially I only wanted to allow socialists and anarchists into the server but I also don't want it to become an ech chamber, The server includes debate channels, literatute channels, art channels, and many more! We were raided by some fashies today and one of the moderators left because of stress, so if anyone would be willing to be a moderator, that would be very much appreciate as well ^_^ I myself as an anarchist would love some socialists and people who follow other ideologies to join because myself and my friends are always happy to learn more ^_^
January 31, 2023 08:18:00
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
New socialist here, just converted from capitalism. i wanna read some Marx to understand socialism better. Would appreciate recommendations.
January 31, 2023 07:53:05
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Thoughts? And... prayers? For this not to happen?
January 31, 2023 05:20:08
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Inheritance is "might makes right" eugenics with extra steps and extra filthIn nature, there is an instinct of social hierarchy. This is the drive to place some people above others. Its purpose is heuristic eugenics, or the filtering of genes based on fitness. The "idea" was that those individuals who made it up the ladder -- clawing over the lower members -- must be inherently better. The random arrangement for any given person, in their lottery of birth and hand of strife, made this process of eugenics particularly dirty. Having achieved "success" in this game of hierarchy in many cases meant having been gifted the hand of fortune. This is our unfortunate and inescapable past. One would think such ignorant means would stay in times gone. But a little of that filth has leaked through into our present. Some minds have forgotten to wear their thinking cap. The result has been the continuance of this moral incontinence. Not only has the game of blind hierarchy kept on, but the essence of its lie has been amplified. The selection of "merit" by luck has been codified and smeared across the land, making it linger like never before. The process of ill past has been glorified into pale future. The system's hand of force, oh so cherished, has served to perpetuate the right of might at the expense of anything honest. Until inherited wealth and power -- the fuels of filth -- are abolished, our future will remain in chains.
January 31, 2023 03:58:31
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
know if you are having any disorder
January 31, 2023 02:57:12
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
New socialist here, just converted from capitalism. i wanna read some Marx to understand socialism better. Would appreciate recommendations.
January 31, 2023 02:35:46
removelink:
Possible Discord/Telegram spam (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Australian Anarchist & Socialist ServerI'm working on a discord server mainly for younger Australian anarchists, although anyone can join as long as they are "leftist" initially I only wanted to allow socialists and anarchists into the server but I also don't want it to become an ech chamber, The server includes debate channels, literatute channels, art channels, and many more! We were raided by some fashies today and one of the moderators left because of stress, so if anyone would be willing to be a moderator, that would be very much appreciate as well ^_^ I myself as an anarchist would love some socialists and people who follow other ideologies to join because myself and my friends are always happy to learn more ^_^
January 31, 2023 00:36:00
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
2001-2004 political-cultural climate starter pack
January 31, 2023 00:08:51
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
2001-2004 political-cultural climate starter pack
January 30, 2023 23:19:20
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
ASU in Cuba. We work internationally with the Continental Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Students (OCLAE).
January 30, 2023 23:18:27
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Ethical alternative to HR job?I’ve recently been considering a career change, and I like the idea of working in HR to help people, as I have been on the receiving end of support for my mental health from my current company’s HR team (~2000 people tech company in UK). However, I realise that HR is often used to protect the company against liability and discourage/oppose unions (at least in the discussions I’ve been reading on the topic). I’m just looking for some additional insight into whether it’s possible to be an ethical HR rep with socialist beliefs, or does it come down to the company/industry as a whole? Are there any alternatives to an HR role where I could offer support to workers in a more ethical way?
January 30, 2023 23:17:31
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Can someone please explain to me/link an unbiased article about whats going on with Taiwan and China?I hope this doesn’t qualify as a low effort post. I don’t know much about their history yet, but I’m having trouble understanding why it seems leftists recognize Taiwan as part of China and don’t support their secession if thats what the citizens want. I tried researching it myself but obviously finding unbiased sources about China on US search engines is a challenge. Thank you guys 👍🏻
January 30, 2023 20:07:17
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
ASU in Cuba. We work internationally with the Continental Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Students (OCLAE).
January 30, 2023 19:40:20
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
hi comrades, can someone tell me difference between maoism and MLM?
January 30, 2023 19:09:10
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
2001-2004 political-cultural climate starter pack
January 30, 2023 17:33:48
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Police under SocialismHey guys baby leftist here. I’m trying to gain some understanding about what policing would look like under socialism if any? What would duties be and how would you say it differentiates from the oppression placed on citzens in the US. Thank you also asking for book recommendations
January 30, 2023 14:34:23
removelink:
Automatically removed [u/FreeOcalan78] - Excess of reports. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
British Revolutionary on the ranks of the guerrilla sends a message to all socialists forces of the world:
January 30, 2023 13:54:19
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
one picture a thousand words
January 30, 2023 13:53:36
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Is humanity doomed?I just saw something about Google AI being able to create music from text descriptions. Albeit, the music may not be groundbreaking but still. In the wake of ChatGPT and increases automation in the service sector, it begs the question, what will humanity do without labor? To my understanding, our history is largely based upon our relationship with labor. As our society increasingly becomes more synthetic, what is left for us? Some might say more leisure time to explore personal passion. But if in the future, AI can create better art, music, and entertainment, will there still be any motivation? I used to believe the revolution would come but it feels as though we’ll never make it.
January 30, 2023 13:51:59
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Let’s Build Class Unions
January 30, 2023 10:38:13
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Medicare/ Social securityHey comrades, just thinking to myself with republicans threatening to cut social security and Medicare to deal with the debt ceiling, do you think it will have a big impact on their voter base? Since allot of them use these programs will they finally realize that Republican politicians do not care about them?
January 30, 2023 10:24:30
removelink:
Probable troll - /u/unityofreligions (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Revenge is Mine **Revenge is Mine** By revenge, your loss is not compensated at all. If you leave revenge to God, He will certainly compensate your loss. God looks to be silent against whom you want to revenge. For His silence, the reason is:- You might have harmed him previously or in the previous birth and your damage by him will end the story of action and reaction or God may be giving some time to him to transform before punishing him. You should not worry that he might escape punishment through becoming reformed. What is the loss for you if he is not punished since God already compensated your loss for your patience! *If you have revengeful attitude to him, you are separately punished for your revenge.* Draupadi and Subhadra were having revengeful attitude towards Kauravas, for which, both were punished by the loss of their children. Uttara left the revenge to God and hence, her issue (Parikshit) was protected and was made as the King. If one leaves revenge to God, the effected person will be highly compensated by God for his patience. If the sinner in previous birth is punished now, there is no place of revenge since the story ended there. You should not think that in this case God keeps silent in punishing the sin. Otherwise, if the sin is fresh and if the effected party keeps patient without revenge, the effected party is enormously compensated by God and the sinner is also enormously punished. Of course, God gives long time for the sinner to reform himself/herself and this delay is not to be misunderstood as defect of God. If the sinner is reformed, God will not punish him and the effected party shall not feel that injustice is done to it. If the sinner is punished, in what way the effected party is compensated? To feel that the punishment of enemy alone is the compensation of the effected party, it shows only foolishness. Hence, the administration of God is always perfect supporting justice, destroying injustice by punishment if the criminal is not reformed and compensating profusely the non-revenging effected party. Without understanding the background of the doctrine of deeds, don’t criticize God with impatience and earn a fresh sin that gives an additional punishment. *Always think that God is omniscient and omnipotent and hence, His administration will never have even a hair split flaw.* The revenge against sin belongs to the administration of God and not to the soul since God says “*Revenge is Mine*”. You shall not argue that if the omnipotent God is supporting justice, in this creation why so much injustice exists? The reason is that you are not omniscient to observe all the background of each soul to decide which is justice and which is injustice. With very limited observation of any soul, you can’t decide that this soul is good subjected to punishment and this soul is bad blessed by good fruits. When you observe a criminal being hanged to death, you sympathize him since you have not witnessed his previous crime. A good person might have been punished by a bad person for the crime done by the former to the latter previously in this birth or in the past birth. After this incident, a good person receives good fruits and bad person receives bad fruits in course of time for their respective deeds. If the good person revenges against the bad person, everlasting chain results. Draupadi was revengeful to punish Kauravas. Anyway, God Krishna is going to punish bad Kauravas for their fresh sin done towards good Draupadi. For the unnecessary revenge of Draupadi, God punished her by getting all her sons killed. The understanding of the background of justice, injustice, profuse compensation for revengeless party and punishment for revengeful attitude will make you not to unnecessarily scold the world created by God. The revenge against sin belongs to the administration of God and not to the soul since God says “Revenge is Mine”. Patience of the effected party shall not be treated as inefficiency, which is going to give million times more punishment to the sinner, if the sinner is not reformed. This must be noted well by all sinners harming good people. If the administration is wrongly criticized, administrator is hurt. If the book is falsely criticized, the author is hurt. You must realize your limitation of knowledge before criticizing the creation of God.\] Generally, people think that helping others is good and harming others is bad. The authority for this concept is “*Paropakaarahpunyaaya, paapaayaparapidanam*”. Here, the word ‘para’ means others as well as good people. We shall take the second meaning only here. *Hence, it means that helping good people is for good fruit and harming good people is for bad fruit.* Jesus did not harm the people, who harmed Him and by this, you shall not take the concept as that one should not harm others including bad people. The context of Jesus was totally different. By such patient nature exhibited, He wanted that the cruel hearts of sinners shall melt and get reformed. If bad people are not punished, fear will not be there, which, at least, gives temporary reformation! *When you are harming somebody, you can’t be the judge being the party.* A neutral person, who is scholar of ethical scriptures, shall be the judge (*alukshaahdharmakaamaah -* Veda). People do not have patience in this world to get justice. If injustice wins it is a blame to the administration of God only and therefore one need not worry about this. God will take care of the justice and he is capable of protecting the justice even in the last fraction of second by turning the tables round. For us even to turn a physical table hours are consumed. But you should remember that the justice is decided by God who is aware of all the births of the soul (Bahuni me…Gita) and all the previous deeds. He is aware of the internal bad soul, which may be hidden, in a human body with innocent external nature. Abhimanyu was a very innocent boy but he was a cruel demon hidden in the body. Krishna knows it and so got him killed. You will blame Krishna for the injustice in getting Abhimanu killed in the war. Therefore, you cannot be the judge to give the judgment with limited knowledge of the present birth and with the ignorance of internal structure of the soul. \[*You shall never aspire for the revenge of sin done to you by others because such revenge will not compensate your loss.* If you leave revenge to God and be patient, your loss will be terribly compensated by God as a gift for your patience. He may not punish your enemy, if it is the case of retort from your enemy for your previous sin done to him. Even if your enemy is sinful, God may give some time for reformation of the soul. In any case, your patience will pay you the best always. If you have the attitude of revenge, you will be punished for it separately like Draupadi, who lost her sons for her revengeful attitude in provoking her husbands for war. However, if you are participating in a dispute without being connected to any party, you will do the justice by fight since you are not selfish. Even then, since you are not aware of the background, you must take the advice of a divine personality. But, *if you are the party, you shall not be the judge to decide the action since you are sure to be affected by prejudice*.\] The injustice will never win because if it happens so in this divine rule of God, it is only blame to His administration. With the limited knowledge of this birth, you cannot decide the justice. In view of all the previous births and the deeds in the previous births, God gives judgment, which is perfectly justified in the wide range of all the previous births. If you criticize God, God will leave you with the due justice as per the cycle of deeds. If you are a devotee of God, God will compensate your financial loss through some other way at a later date. If you are wasting the present time in worry, the compensation of finance may be done but you cannot have the compensation of the lost past time. Hence, you should take the help of the spiritual knowledge and try to be happy even in the misery so that you will not loose both time as well as money. If you are worried, you cannot concentrate on God and your devotion also becomes week and your financial compensation in the future also gets correspondingly reduced. Therefore, you must be brave in the troubles without any worry and maintain the concentrated devotion to God. WWW.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
January 30, 2023 09:16:57
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
For those who use telegram join us on telegram https://t.me/socialism21st
January 30, 2023 09:16:36
removelink:
Possible Discord/Telegram spam (mod:
AutoModerator
)
For those who use telegram join us on telegram https://t.me/socialism21st
January 30, 2023 09:05:02
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
On this day The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association's peaceful march through Derry's Bogside Ireland was attacked by British Soldiers who shot 26 unarmed civilians, killing 14. Many of the victims were shot while fleeing from the soldiers or were shot while trying to help the wounded.
January 30, 2023 09:04:36
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
For those who are active and on telegram Join us! https://t.me/socialism21st
January 30, 2023 09:04:30
removelink:
Possible Discord/Telegram spam (mod:
AutoModerator
)
For those who are active and on telegram Join us! https://t.me/socialism21st
January 30, 2023 08:13:46
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The Communist Party, no.50, January 2023 - China, Peru, UK, Ukraine, Colombia
January 30, 2023 08:09:40
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [shot]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
On this day The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association's peaceful march through Derry's Bogside Ireland was attacked by British Soldiers who shot 26 unarmed civilians, killing 14. Many of the victims were shot while fleeing from the soldiers or were shot while trying to help the wounded.
January 30, 2023 07:49:27
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
I wonder what 3 of the richest men in the world think about socialism?
January 30, 2023 07:13:23
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
When Arabs defend themselves from Israeli occupation, they call them "Terrorists", but when White Ukrainians defend themselves from Russia, they call them "Heroes".
January 30, 2023 06:24:54
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
I wonder what 3 of the richest men in the world think about socialism?
January 30, 2023 06:00:26
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
socialist-friendly children's mediaHi, I want to create a section for socialist-friendly children's media, like books and movies. How and where do I do that? Does this already exist? Thanks!
January 30, 2023 05:14:11
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Biden's State Department refused to describe Palestinians as living under military occupation by Israel
January 30, 2023 01:29:38
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
When Arabs defend themselves from Israeli occupation, they call them "Terrorists", but when White Ukrainians defend themselves from Russia, they call them "Heroes".
January 29, 2023 22:29:20
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Why read theory?It's so boring.
January 29, 2023 20:50:18
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What is your opinion on leftist streamer Hasan Piker, I know Vaush is hated here as well as Destiny, so I would love to here your thoughts.
January 29, 2023 20:49:02
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Can socialists hold the same economic views as the very rich ?Hello, I wanted to genuinely ask if socialists can hold the same views as billionaires especially economic views. If you're on the economic left then one should obv be very opposed to the powers that be and the corporations/rich that run our society. And it's a common believe that working class people who side with the right are fighting against their own interests and swayed by the rich. Yet as just one example that I'll use to not write way too much, open immigration in large numbers or just open borders is a view generally cherished on the left , and being against it is strongly admonished. Yet open migration is very much a view cherished by the rich and corporations. They constantly lobby the gov to allow more migration. Bernie ( not saying he's a Marxist socialist) summed it up by saying it's a koch brothers proposal. They love migration as it lets in many desperate workers with low expectations and rights who naturally depress wages (supply and demand ) , especially with not being in a position to demand a decent wage. Unions have often been broken up like this, that's why Cesar Chavez fought against migration. Housing value increases which is great if you have property,bad if you don't. Minorities are especially affected,I can speak from personal experience from people I know like family. Studies showed wages for construction workers in Cali went from $40 to $20 after significant migration,same happened in Miami in just a short time period after the Cuban boat lift. Miami to this day has a low wage environment compared to the very high cost of living. Just trying to highlight why the rich are for it . Generally it's been shown in studies the more well off you are the more likely you are to support open migration,it's not popular with the working class including with minorities. It's easy to be for it if you're not negatively affected and get cheap labor and faster fast food orders. Anyway feel free of course to disagree on the affects of migration,that's not really my main point and I could provide sources and alot of other drawbacks. But it's certainly a view cherished by corporations and the wealthy,that's not really debatable if you look at what they lobby for. You can hear them moan about a so called labor shortage and crying out for more bodies. Their lobbying for more migration. The capitalist machine is always crying out for more bodies to grind up and abuse and use and sell crap too. If there is a labor shortage that's great for workers ,we're finally getting some pathetic pitiful small raises on the bottom end. So basically to sum it up is it in your view consistent to hold some of the same economic views as the rich and corporations? Genuinely curious,might get booted,but I could be missing something and I'd be interesting to hear.
January 29, 2023 20:48:19
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
which majority English speaking countries are the least objectionable to a leftist?of the higher profile ones, would i be wrong in thinking Ireland would be at the top? there must be some hidden gems that i'm just completely ignorant of. here's what i'm using for a reference: https://www.berlitz.com/blog/english-speaking-countries
January 29, 2023 20:45:00
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [killing]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Local Mayor Arrested for Throwing Rock at Socialist - Has Park Named After Mayor & Erects Confederate Statue in Heart ![video](4l6ige0a53fa1) So the rock throwing mayor news is actually over 100 years old, you can read about it here:[ https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp](https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp) wild drama around the confederate statue in my city caused me to stumble across this while doing some research...maybe you will take the time to read it all and/or sign the petition linked at the bottom. That same mayor resigned from his 8th term after an embezzlement charge only to get re-elected and be mayor of the city during the Red Summer[ https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp](https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp) If you've never heard of the Red Summer please search for it...It was during the summer of 1919 right after WW I when capital owners were pitting whites vs blacks...blacks were accused of strikebreaking and white's went on murderous riots killing black people and burning black businesses and homes I say all this to give a little background on the city where I live, Longview, Texas...Bodie Park is gone now but they moved the confederate monument, the largest monument in our city, to the courthouse grounds. For decades they have been celebrating "Confederate Heroes Day" on or near MLK day...These celebrations used to be well over 100 people gathering in celebration until a high school girl got a petition going that got over 3,000 signatures( https://www.news-journal.com/news/local/19-year-old-leading-push-to-remove-confederate-statue-says-she-didnt-set-out-to/article\_89110a40-de55-11ea-af1f-3bd524ea1ae3.html )...causing county and city officials to have a meeting discussing it's removal. Despite 8 commissioners voting to get rid of it and only one voting to keep it...Judge Bill Stoudt decided against removing it. Part of his reasoning as I understand it is that not enough black people spoke out.( https://www.news-journal.com/news/local/gregg-county-commissioners-hear-more-arguments-about-confederate-statue-as-brown-plans-to-seek-vote/article\_6c36e044-d283-11ea-9116-5f79982df550.html ) So I actually wasn't aware of "Confederate Heroes Day" myself...but Thursday before last someone told me that some confederates were gathering at the statue. I'm a street artist that generally draws freehand circles on sidewalks and colors them all pretty...but when I get this news, and I'm right around the corner from them with a box of chalk and my 360 camera I decide I'll try something. I knew from past protests they were not above resorting to threats, violence, and intimidation so I was going to have to approach it creatively. I went out there, set up my 360 camera and started writing MLK's I Have a Dream speech, since MLK day was just a couple days prior. Within minutes I was surrounded by these guys threatening to make me disappear while they poured water on the chalk and tried to sweep away the message. Since I just kept writing and didn't respond to them they ended up quitting...I wrote for another few hours only for one of the guys to return with a barrel of water and he washed everything away. I return the next day, news from a city over sends a reporter out to cover the story, and I start writing it all again...it ends up being 8 hours of writing to get the whole speech down.[ https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/artist-experienced-racism-on-mlk-day-while-honoring-him-in-front-of-longview-courthouse/501-29a72304-82c2-4872-aaa9-010f36546491](https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/artist-experienced-racism-on-mlk-day-while-honoring-him-in-front-of-longview-courthouse/501-29a72304-82c2-4872-aaa9-010f36546491) When none of Longview's local news sources cover it and I notice the mayor, city council members, and lots of influential people I'm facebook friends with stayed silent despite hundreds of locals sharing my initial post I call the city...they make a few excuses and tell me about a City Hall meeting happening the next day...so I write a 3 minute speech and read it shaky voice and all...I got to talk over the Mayor who always turns a blind eye to important issues...that felt kind of good, but still...the people I expected to speak up stayed silent...So I went out and wrote the speech in sidewalk chalk where the monument had initially been erected which also just so happened to be the place where I had been arrested for sidewalk chalk a couple years ago.[ https://www.tiktok.com/@lakeythepoet/video/7193612873338473774?is\_from\_webapp=1&sender\_device=pc&web\_id=7192382368832980523](https://www.tiktok.com/@lakeythepoet/video/7193612873338473774?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7192382368832980523) video of me writing the speech & article about me getting arrested for chalk[ https://www.news-journal.com/news/police/longview-chalk-artist-undeterred-after-arrest-on-encumbering-sidewalk-charge/article\_0eb94aba-1d2f-11ea-8c5a-572b6ce310b8.html](https://www.news-journal.com/news/police/longview-chalk-artist-undeterred-after-arrest-on-encumbering-sidewalk-charge/article_0eb94aba-1d2f-11ea-8c5a-572b6ce310b8.html) I share all this to hopefully convince you all to sign Chelsea's petition to get the monument moved off of courthouse grounds. I am coming to realize that the people I expected help from, the people in positions of influence won't speak up for whatever reason...however, if they get enough pressure from outside sources maybe it will cause them to move in the right direction. If there isn't a stronger push to get rid of it I fear it will only inspire them to come back in larger numbers next confederate heroes day. [https://www.change.org/p/bill-stoudt-remove-the-confederate-statue-in-front-of-the-gregg-county-courthouse](https://www.change.org/p/bill-stoudt-remove-the-confederate-statue-in-front-of-the-gregg-county-courthouse)
January 29, 2023 20:26:22
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Performance at Police DepartmentI have a dilemma: A few months ago at my school I was asked if I wanted to perform for a concert at the local police station and I said yes. Recently however, after doing research on America’s Police system, I’m now against the police department. I’m considering asking to not perform but because everything is in motion now, me leaving would ruin it for everyone else who’s doing it since I’m integral to other people’s performances. They are genuinely good people who just don’t realize how bad the system really is and I don’t want to wreak it for them. If I do perform I think I could potentially subtly show my opposition to then PD by wearing like a RATM shirt or something, so I could get away with just saying it’s a band I like. I don’t want to get my school in hot waters so I think this is my best bet. Does anyone have any other potential ideas of how I can show my opposition without getting anyone in trouble? I just don’t think I can perform there in good faith if I don’t do something.
January 29, 2023 19:20:58
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Syndicalism for noobshttps://www.reddit.com/r/Unions/comments/10lzygm/free_online_book/
January 29, 2023 19:20:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Can socialists hold the same economic views as the very rich ?Hello, I wanted to genuinely ask if socialists can hold the same views as billionaires especially economic views. If you're on the economic left then one should obv be very opposed to the powers that be and the corporations/rich that run our society. And it's a common believe that working class people who side with the right are fighting against their own interests and swayed by the rich. Yet as just one example that I'll use to not write way too much, open immigration in large numbers or just open borders is a view generally cherished on the left , and being against it is strongly admonished. Yet open migration is very much a view cherished by the rich and corporations. They constantly lobby the gov to allow more migration. Bernie ( not saying he's a Marxist socialist) summed it up by saying it's a koch brothers proposal. They love migration as it lets in many desperate workers with low expectations and rights who naturally depress wages (supply and demand ) , especially with not being in a position to demand a decent wage. Unions have often been broken up like this, that's why Cesar Chavez fought against migration. Housing value increases which is great if you have property,bad if you don't. Minorities are especially affected,I can speak from personal experience from people I know like family. Studies showed wages for construction workers in Cali went from $40 to $20 after significant migration,same happened in Miami in just a short time period after the Cuban boat lift. Miami to this day has a low wage environment compared to the very high cost of living. Just trying to highlight why the rich are for it . Generally it's been shown in studies the more well off you are the more likely you are to support open migration,it's not popular with the working class including with minorities. It's easy to be for it if you're not negatively affected and get cheap labor and faster fast food orders. Anyway feel free of course to disagree on the affects of migration,that's not really my main point and I could provide sources and alot of other drawbacks. But it's certainly a view cherished by corporations and the wealthy,that's not really debatable if you look at what they lobby for. You can hear them moan about a so called labor shortage and crying out for more bodies. Their lobbying for more migration. The capitalist machine is always crying out for more bodies to grind up and abuse and use and sell crap too. If there is a labor shortage that's great for workers ,we're finally getting some pathetic pitiful small raises on the bottom end. So basically to sum it up is it in your view consistent to hold some of the same economic views as the rich and corporations? Genuinely curious,might get booted,but I could be missing something and I'd be interesting to hear.
January 29, 2023 17:57:09
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Is there any particular reason why people are so opposed to Social democracy as a transitionary period before socialism?I personally feel like the ability to have a phase of transition while slowly implementing socialist policy, is favorable to immediately switching to socialism. I know that it is still capitalism and exploits the workers but I feel as though implementing social democracy first (with extensive workers protections) is a more secure way to transition. Would love to here the thoughts on this?
January 29, 2023 17:56:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Are there any countries who are currently market socialist/a cooperation based economy?
January 29, 2023 16:10:48
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [crazy]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Local Mayor Got Arrested For Throwing A Rock at a Socialist & They Built A Park Named After the Mayor...With a Confederate Monument at it's HeartSo the rock throwing mayor news is actually over 100 years old, you can read about it here: [https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp](https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp) crazy drama around the confederate statue in my city caused me to stumble across this while doing some research...maybe you will take the time to read it all and/or sign the petition linked at the bottom. That same mayor resigned from his 8th term after an embezzlement charge only to get re-elected and be mayor of the city during the Red Summer [https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp](https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9585.asp) If you've never heard of the Red Summer please search for it...It was during the summer of 1919 right after WW I when capital owners were pitting whites vs blacks...blacks were accused of strikebreaking and white's went on murderous riots killing black people and burning black businesses and homes I say all this to give a little background on the city where I live, Longview, Texas...Bodie Park is gone now but they moved the confederate monument, the largest monument in our city, to the courthouse grounds. For decades they have been celebrating "Confederate Heroes Day" on or near MLK day...These celebrations used to be well over 100 people gathering in celebration until a high school girl got a petition going that got over 3,000 signatures( https://www.news-journal.com/news/local/19-year-old-leading-push-to-remove-confederate-statue-says-she-didnt-set-out-to/article\_89110a40-de55-11ea-af1f-3bd524ea1ae3.html )...causing county and city officials to have a meeting discussing it's removal. Despite 8 commissioners voting to get rid of it and only one voting to keep it...Judge Bill Stoudt decided against removing it. Part of his reasoning as I understand it is that not enough black people spoke out.( https://www.news-journal.com/news/local/gregg-county-commissioners-hear-more-arguments-about-confederate-statue-as-brown-plans-to-seek-vote/article\_6c36e044-d283-11ea-9116-5f79982df550.html ) So I actually wasn't aware of "Confederate Heroes Day" myself...but Thursday before last someone told me that some confederates were gathering at the statue. I'm a street artist that generally draws freehand circles on sidewalks and colors them all pretty...but when I get this news, and I'm right around the corner from them with a box of chalk and my 360 camera I decide I'll try something. I knew from past protests they were not above resorting to threats, violence, and intimidation so I was going to have to approach it creatively. I went out there, set up my 360 camera and started writing MLK's I Have a Dream speech, since MLK day was just a couple days prior. Within minutes I was surrounded by these guys threatening to make me disappear while they poured water on the chalk and tried to sweep away the message. Since I just kept writing and didn't respond to them they ended up quitting...I wrote for another few hours only for one of the guys to return with a barrel of water and he washed everything away. I return the next day, news from a city over sends a reporter out to cover the story, and I start writing it all again...it ends up being 8 hours of writing to get the whole speech down. [https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/artist-experienced-racism-on-mlk-day-while-honoring-him-in-front-of-longview-courthouse/501-29a72304-82c2-4872-aaa9-010f36546491](https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/artist-experienced-racism-on-mlk-day-while-honoring-him-in-front-of-longview-courthouse/501-29a72304-82c2-4872-aaa9-010f36546491) When none of Longview's local news sources cover it and I notice the mayor, city council members, and lots of influential people I'm facebook friends with stayed silent despite hundreds of locals sharing my initial post I call the city...they make a few excuses and tell me about a City Hall meeting happening the next day...so I write a 3 minute speech and read it shaky voice and all...I got to talk over the Mayor who always turns a blind eye to important issues...that felt kind of good, but still...the people I expected to speak up stayed silent...So I went out and wrote the speech in sidewalk chalk where the monument had initially been erected which also just so happened to be the place where I had been arrested for sidewalk chalk a couple years ago. [https://www.tiktok.com/@lakeythepoet/video/7193612873338473774?is\_from\_webapp=1&sender\_device=pc&web\_id=7192382368832980523](https://www.tiktok.com/@lakeythepoet/video/7193612873338473774?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7192382368832980523) video of me writing the speech & article about me getting arrested for chalk [https://www.news-journal.com/news/police/longview-chalk-artist-undeterred-after-arrest-on-encumbering-sidewalk-charge/article\_0eb94aba-1d2f-11ea-8c5a-572b6ce310b8.html](https://www.news-journal.com/news/police/longview-chalk-artist-undeterred-after-arrest-on-encumbering-sidewalk-charge/article_0eb94aba-1d2f-11ea-8c5a-572b6ce310b8.html) I share all this to hopefully convince you all to sign Chelsea's petition to get the monument moved off of courthouse grounds. I am coming to realize that the people I expected help from, the people in positions of influence won't speak up for whatever reason...however, if they get enough pressure from outside sources maybe it will cause them to move in the right direction. If there isn't a stronger push to get rid of it I fear it will only inspire them to come back in larger numbers next confederate heroes day. [https://www.change.org/p/bill-stoudt-remove-the-confederate-statue-in-front-of-the-gregg-county-courthouse](https://www.change.org/p/bill-stoudt-remove-the-confederate-statue-in-front-of-the-gregg-county-courthouse) ![video](qbyj5i37s1fa1)
January 29, 2023 14:35:38
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Existing in the US is living in a neoliberal echo-chamberPeople tend to say that communities such as this are “echo-chambers”, that we only want to hear our own ideas and will reject anything that we slightly disagree with. Aside from the fact that this argument completely ignores the purpose of the dialectic, it also suffers from major tunnel-vision. For (many of) our entire lives we have only been allowed to hear the liberal or conservative view. Reading Marx, joining a revolutionary organization, and simply being a socialist *is* hearing both sides. I do not need to force myself into neoliberal echo-chambers in order to have a fair view of the world, I’ve lived in one for my entire life.
January 29, 2023 13:25:20
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
socialist-friendly children's mediaI want comments and suggestions on media for children, or ways to talk about things you've seen. Your choices don't have to be perfectly in line with your values in order to be helpful. Thanks.
January 29, 2023 13:04:39
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
'Pink-Haired Communists Teaching Our Kids!': Trump Reveals Plan To 'Save American Education'
January 29, 2023 12:51:31
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
socialist-friendly children's mediaHi, I want to create a section for socialist-friendly children's media, like books and movies. How and where do I do that? Does this already exist? Thanks!
January 29, 2023 12:35:58
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Hot take: Andrew Tate has done more for class consciousness than any influencer in the 2020s. Change my mind.From empowering the working class to create start-ups, to co-opting of post-modern language like the "matrix" to influence people to take charge of their financial future. Shows how low the bar is to communicate with normal people: the left just needs to try.
January 29, 2023 11:14:00
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
A brief example of the dehumanizing discourse that’s used by international media whenever describing the crimes against Palestinians VS. the coverages about the Israeli side
January 29, 2023 11:08:42
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I’m thinking of joining PSL or Socialist Alternative, does anyone have any experience with these orgs?
January 29, 2023 09:45:15
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
At what point, if any, do you think the government is justfied in breaking a strike/making the strike illegal?And should healthcare workers be treated differently than other professions in this regard?
January 29, 2023 08:30:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Apologies if the answer is obvious, but is MrBeast bad? I completely agree with the whole idea of billionaires being terrible, no question. But when seeing MrBeast, he at least gives money back. Obviously philantropy isn't the solution to the problems, but seeing as things currently are in a capitalist society, is he doing bad or is he doing good
January 29, 2023 08:28:00
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
On this day 6 years ago, a U.S. seal team murdered 25 civilians (including 8 children) in a village in Yemen.
January 29, 2023 05:46:25
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
YSK if you engage on right win subs they can get you bannedA post was made about me and i was openly harrased by a community and after firing back at their sub they got me banned Classic rules for thee but not for me so much for the party of freedom of speech. so if you do decide to engage with these brainrotted jerks know that they can get you perma'd even if you only use constructive criticism of the current system in place. don't give them the satisfaction reddit mods are the most power trip people online.
January 29, 2023 05:20:07
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Ownership and displacement**Ownership** is a social construct whose primary aim is to reify praise or blame -- attribution of cause -- as durable reward or punishment. That is, we may own the fruits of our labour or the baggage of our failure. Ownership rests on the concept of _personal moral responsibility,_ which more or less assigns to an individual the full results of one's actions. Seemingly, something of an instinct for personal and group ownership exists across species. For example, a bird will defend its nest; some animals will defend their territory; and many creatures will defend their offspring. Moreover, self-preservation depends on the personal ownership of one's body. Despite its somewhat intuitive and oft taken-for-granted status, ownership can hide critical fallacies. Some of these can be found through the phenomenon of _displacement._ Let us take some cases. # Displacement 1. In the physical sense, one case of displacement would be a situation where each individual is given -- either assigned or naturally allotted -- an equally sized plot of land. Some individuals, per chance, may receive plots containing special resources or other unusual benefits. In many societies, the fruits of this luck would be quietly assumed the rightful property of the plot-holder. Obviously but curiously, if we were to remove a lucky plot-holder from the raffle, the next plot-holder would be scooted into the lucky spot. Each person displaces the next. What separates success from failure is only space. The "winning" individual is so by chance. 2. In more abstract sense, a popular type of displacement is that of markets. A product, for example, displaces other products which serve the same basic need. Even a company or startup can displace others by taking away talent and investment from alternative pursuits. The existence of one product or company can thus stifle the very conception or birth of another. Yet the displaced would-be development may have come with greater merit or success. But we shall likely never know. Hence, the "winning" product or firm may be so by chance. 3. Individuals within a company or government themselves exhibit displacement. By the hierarchical, pyramidal structure of most such organisations, significantly fewer positions exist near the top. These special positions often have special prerequisites. Yet seldom are these requirements outside the scope of chance. Hence, what places one person at the top, as opposed to another, is largely luck. This appointment by displacement creates a curious circus of confusion where the "winning" members are assumed to "own" the success of the system. Yet as for other instances of displacement, removing the lucky number would simply relocate another member into its place. # Discussion One of the common themes for cases of displacement is that the success or value in a given location is not in the person or thing, but rather in its container or structure. For the plots, the value is inherent in the land. For the products, the value is inherent in the demand. For the CEO, the value is inherent in the workers. They, after all, have been displaced from another company or occupation. Their value has been mistakenly assigned to a lucky face. Without care, the public is often sideswiped by such fallacies of displacement. Ownership is only as real as the accuracy of the attribution behind it. But why does this happen? There are a couple key considerations. One is a psychological phenomenon called [attribute substitution](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribute_substitution), or the cognitive bias of assuming a more visible attribute, such as wealth, is sufficient to signify a more elusive quantity, such as merit. That is, wealth is assumed to _mean_ merit. Going deeper, we come back to the belief in _personal moral responsibility,_ or assuming the success which finds a person or product is of its own creation. The sparkly person or product obscures the true nature and source of the value ascribed to it. The additional bias of perceiving or assuming _personal_ agency where there may be only _impersonal_ causation makes it challenging to recognise abstract causes. And the [fundamental attribution error](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error) shifts the attribution of others' actions toward personal character, as opposed to circumstance. Coming from the other direction -- from the mind of the blessed plot-holder -- we have _causal scope myopia,_ or the human tendency to trace personal agency only as far as necessary for the _best personal narrative._ That is, why not attribute to oneself whatever effects have not been claimed publicly by others? For example, the CEO may proclaim, "look at this wonderful wealth I have created". Yet as with the literal plot-holder, the wealth, though very much real, was inherent in the terrain. In the case of the company, products and funding were displaced away from other ventures; natural resources were displaced from other livelihoods; and workers were displaced from other efforts. The terrain is _finite_ and _prior_ to the newly assigned agent of ownership. The value was there before it was falsely claimed. # Prescription What is the solution to these and related biases? While many paradigms can be used to bring greater truth and equity, one simple strategy is to redefine the boundaries of agency. Instead of seeing the plot-holder as the source of wealth, we can look beyond the body to see the underlying structure, or causal substrate. Rather than erroneously defining the bringer of wealth as the CEO, we can see that social cooperation, education, and value distribution are what enable people to find prosperity. The true animal of creation transcends the individual, with each person thrown into its nest. For more honest ownership, we may embrace _impersonal, shared agency._ What does this mean _in practice?_ Instead of attributing and assigning the wealth generated by a structure of participants to only those individuals in a position of decision making or public image, the total value would be assigned to the collective. Since an individual cannot ethically be expected to contribute beyond their physical and mental means, individual pay could be based on actual output relative to hypothetical maximum output -- for that person under those conditions. # Arguments One common argument is that the more mentally or physically abled individuals _deserve_ more pay. As self-evident as this may seem on the surface, let us ponder. Traditionally, money has been thought as an instrument whose aim is to allow the abstraction of labour for easier and more universal trading of resources. This makes sense. But is it the _whole_ sense? If we step back to see the greater picture, we may find that _trading of resources_ is done to enable each person to receive _what that person currently lacks._ But who lacks more in practice, the person with _greater_ capability, or the one with hardship? Money allows the receipt of assistance. Why should the person already having more, need _more_ assistance from others? Are they not already more independent, and more fortunate, per the _lottery of birth?_ Another popular argument is that without incentive to care, people will slack off or feign disability. After all, why not _become_ less capable through slothful and indulgent behaviour? There are a few reasons this may not happen. One, people are naturally competitive, even when material gain is off the table. Just look at social media today. Two, those who feel they lack purpose generally become depressed. Many people have natural desire to feel belonging. Three, while some may not think about it in advance, being unhealthy is no fun. Stress and dissatisfaction are not the result of too much _output,_ but inefficient or ineffective _methods and circumstances._ Put simply, if it hurts, one is probably doing it wrongly. In the past, before modern technology, people very often did it the hard way. This still happens, but a large part of the reason is inequitable distribution of resources and technology -- plus often unnecessary push for ever higher _personal_ output. Any expected increase in output ought to follow from improved _tooling_ -- not enhanced _slaving._ In today's world, we have the means to do it fairly. A third argument relates to _existing personal or private property_ -- or the idea that some people have made more sacrifice through time than others, thereby warranting greater accumulation. This concern makes sense. After all, some people really _have_ cared more about being productive, helping others, or making the world a better place. On the other hand, much of one's collected wealth may not be of the person's actual making. This is especially so when that wealth was taken through the exploitation of others, _including_ any exploitation of natural resources and wildlife. Moreover, pursuits like _helping,_ _teaching,_ _learning,_ and _protecting others from discrimination_ may not have created _any_ visible wealth in the hands of the individual. Hence, a person's current apparent wealth is not _whatsoever_ a reflection of their long-term contribution. Very often fame, money, and possession are used to _obscure_ the truth of one's prior deeds. With all that said, some people still _have_ cared more than others, and a careful consideration may justify these individuals holding a bit more personal property. The total, however, should not exceed a few times that of the average person. Nobody, in truth, creates twenty times the wealth of an average person -- as evidenced by the phenomenon of _displacement_ described earlier. Rather, some individuals are positioned _by chance_ to see more wealth _cross their path._ But most was never given by _their_ hand -- yet historically siphoned from the collective pool of creation. A fourth point of contention surrounds the idea of _intellectual property._ Like for the assumed personal creation of publicly generated or naturally extracted value, what emerges from one's mind may _appear_ to have arisen from personal effort alone. As core as this belief may seem, it too is the product of misunderstanding, fallacy, and illusion. Eons of history have demonstrated that personal beliefs and ideas follow from surrounding culture and prior learning. I could not be here writing this today without years of exposure to countless valuable concepts and scientific findings. If I had been placed into an even more ignorant society, my thoughts would have suffered and been held back further than they have been already. Yet even the culture and times paint the personal focus. These ideas here expressed are not mine alone, but the collective expression of a billion suffering souls. No author, inventor, or developer is free from this phenomenon. Every solution is only there and only worthwhile because of the value created by the greater body of cultural progress. An individual mind is but an outlet of the collective hand. Intellectual property is public property. # Summary Conventional ownership of labour and other wealth has rested upon poorly considered assumptions, such as the belief that wealth and harm are automatically the result of personal agency and merit. Much of the illusion stems from failing to see and understand not only how one person or product displaces another, but how wealth happens in general. Cognitive biases and short-sightedness distort causal attribution. But with a little help, clarity can be introduced, to recognise abstract agency and shared ownership. Individual differences in pay should reflect individual differences in care. The average person's nature is more reasonable than may appear within existing assumptions and norms of attribution and distribution. Modern technology increasingly supports greater output with less burden. The fruits of intellect, like those of labour, are of common origin. The tools and wisdom are available. But old paradigms must be abandoned.
January 29, 2023 04:16:44
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Apologies if the answer is obvious, but is MrBeast bad? I completely agree with the whole idea of billionaires being terrible, no question. But when seeing MrBeast, he at least gives money back. Obviously philantropy isn't the solution to the problems, but seeing as things currently are in a capitalist society, is he doing bad or is he doing good
January 29, 2023 04:15:35
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [dumb]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
This might be a really dumb question, but is MrBeast also bad?I completely agree with the whole idea of billionaires being terrible, no question. But when seeing MrBeast, he at least gives money back. Obviously philantropy isn't the solution to the problems, but seeing as things currently are in a capitalist society, is he doing bad or is he doing good?
January 29, 2023 03:45:53
removelink:
remove (mod:
leninism-humanism
)
The socialist Chomsky is a conservative, according to himself
January 28, 2023 22:31:21
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [murder]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
You Don't Have to Watch the Tyres Nicholas'Body Cam FootageAs I'm sure many of you are aware, the body cam footage of Tyre Nichols' murder was released last night. Just a reminder that you don't have to watch it to be an advocate against police brutality, and you don't have to watch it to be an ally. Protect yourself and your mental health especially for our Black comrades. We do not need to see our dehumanization broadcasted to know that policing in this country is rooted in racism.
January 28, 2023 21:51:52
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
YSK if you engage on right win subs they can get you bannedA post was made about me and i was openly harrased by a community and after firing back at their sub they got me banned Classic rules for thee but not for me so much for the party of freedom of speech. so if you do decide to engage with these brainrotted jerks know that they can get you perma'd even if you only use constructive criticism of the current system in place. don't give them the satisfaction reddit mods are the most power trip people online.
January 28, 2023 21:49:21
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [morons]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
YSK if you engage on right win subs they can get you bannedA post was made about me and i was openly harrased by a community and after firing back at their sub they got me banned Classic rules for thee but not for me so much for the party of freedom of speech. so if you do decide to engage with these brainrotte jerks know that they can get you perma'd even if you only use constructive criticism of the current system in place. don't give them the satisfaction reddit mods are the most power trip people online.
January 28, 2023 20:26:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Artists in Socialism There is like only question that comes to my mind, what happens with popular and no popular artists for example musician, do they can in socialism make for example from 20 do 100 k or more a month just from art and music (Paying workers right amout of the money not the live wage , for example for the beats or mix mastering) or this is like other regulated, I know this question may seem wierd or basic but this is the only question that I have on Socialism I hope someone will answer thank you in advance. Have a good night
January 28, 2023 20:25:41
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Bill Fletcher speaks to Working Mass on the importance of socialists, labor in fighting the far right
January 28, 2023 20:14:00
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
We did it comrade’s! (Without parents permission)
January 28, 2023 20:06:42
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Guatemalan Land AdviceGreetings Comrades, Using a throwaway. My family are Guatemalan immigrants with several relatively small holdings of land in Guatemala thanks to the Arbenz program from the 50s. Currently, my family is contracting these holdings out to a fruit company (which shall remain unnamed) in order to financially support ourselves. Now, eventually, these holdings will fall under my jurisdiction once my parents pass. If you know anything about Guatemalan history, you lnow the pivotal role that fruit companies play in fucking us over. I would of course like to terminate any business with them in the future. I would instead like to use these lands to aid my poor village, perhaps sell it to a medical company to build a hospital, facilitate the construction of a school or library, etc. How would I go about beginning such a monumental task in the most ethical way possible and does anyone have any other suggestions on how to better utilize this land for public good rather than corporate gain?
January 28, 2023 20:04:33
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Just a reminder Landlords are the worst type of human beings in our society
January 28, 2023 17:45:12
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Guatemalan Land AdviceGreetings Comrades, Using a throwaway. My family are Guatemalan immigrants with several relatively small holdings of land in Guatemala thanks to the Arbenz program from the 50s. Currently, my family is contracting these holdings out to a fruit company (which shall remain unnamed) in order to financially support ourselves. Now, eventually, these holdings will fall under my jurisdiction once my parents pass. If you know anything about Guatemalan history, you lnow the pivotal role that fruit companies play in fucking us over. I would of course like to terminate any business with them in the future. I would instead like to use these lands to aid my poor village, perhaps sell it to a medical company to build a hospital, facilitate the construction of a school or library, etc. How would I go about beginning such a monumental task in the most ethical way possible and does anyone have any other suggestions on how to better utilize this land for public good rather than corporate gain?
January 28, 2023 17:34:06
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [shot]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
76 year old protester in Washington DC demands justice for Tyre Nichols and says: "I was shot in my back by the police the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. My brother was shot in his back by the police, and paralyzed for 50 years. This is the reason why I’m here. Very little has changed."
January 28, 2023 17:20:53
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The socialist Chomsky is a conservative, according to himself
January 28, 2023 16:30:08
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Why posting shit won‘t help anyoneIt‘s easy to cry about capitalism. Maybe that‘s why it‘s good for nothing. If you really want to change things, wouldn‘t it be more efficient to use capitalism and go gain enough resources (=money=influence=power) and then use those means to lobby into a direction that you think is good? Of course it‘s hard, yes, of course it‘s a lot of work. But in my opinion it‘s the only way to really bring on a revolution. Please tell me if my logic does not make sense, I‘m always open for new perspectives. Much love to yall
January 28, 2023 15:55:53
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Why in the world do people think this shit is acceptable?
January 28, 2023 15:55:43
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Yesterday Pedro Castillo was sworn in as president of Peru. The days of neo Liberalism in Peru are over now that Peru has a socialist in power.
January 28, 2023 15:55:32
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Stimulate your ass.
January 28, 2023 15:55:23
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Comrades are ready in Austin, TX
January 28, 2023 15:55:08
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
What stage of capitalism is this?
January 28, 2023 15:54:45
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Meanwhile let's not look at these
January 28, 2023 15:54:26
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Anyone got the book name?
January 28, 2023 15:53:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Israel is bombing Gaza in revenge for the resistance which has hamstrung recent plans to force more Palestinians out of their homes in Jerusalem (article link in comments)
January 28, 2023 14:35:53
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
On this day in 1918, 200k-400k workers initiated a revolutionary general strike in Berlin to demand an end to World War I and the democratization of their government. By the end of the week, more than half a million were participating.
January 28, 2023 14:34:58
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
McDonald's Exec Slams California Lawmakers for Passing Fast-Food Law
January 28, 2023 14:30:41
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
socialism applied to the material conditions of the US of A (god bless amurica)to begin with, i understand that this may be a bit of a tough question that has much debate around it. when lenin spoke of leninism, he described it as marxism applied to the material conditions of russia. similarly, mao said that his ideas were marxism applied to the material conditions of china. so in this regard, as a person who lives in america, what exactly could be marxism applied to the material conditions of america? the american government is possibly the strongest anti-communist (or broadly anti-socialist) force in the entire world today - it stops at nothing, not even terrorism, torture, and brutalities to stop the spread of socialism. so what exactly can be done about this? can anything be done from inside the belly of the beast, or could a global wave of third world uprisings be the force that can finally topple american imperialism? if so, then how can this global wave be initiated, especially in the era of neoliberalism and the gig economy? (bit of a big question here lol, apologies, beginner marxist)
January 28, 2023 11:30:34
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Question about socialism and BuissnessesI understand that socialism means collective ownership of private property (means of production) but im a little confused about how strict the public ownership is. im mostly confused about private buissnesses: are all buissness taken control of by the public? are thier any exceptions or any buisnness owners? what about small buissness owners of small shops or cafe's? for surely it would make most sense that the smaller buisness with only a few workers are left mostly unchanged in management (or unchanged at first) not here looking for a debate, just here looking for a answers, or here to see what more socialists seem to think.
January 28, 2023 10:44:00
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
This Is The Most Boomer Shit I've Ever Seen 💀💀
January 28, 2023 10:25:43
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Adam Smith got it right
January 28, 2023 08:24:18
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Adam Smith got it right
January 28, 2023 07:14:24
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Regarding "authoritarianism" in general. Is it possible for a state to exist without it in some capacity?Conversation with a libertarian socialist friend of mine. For some context, I suppose I am pretty much an ML, belief in "dictatorship of the proletariat", etc. The discussion is surrounding the existence of the state, and overall authoritarian tendencies within. Is this something that can be resolved?
January 28, 2023 07:14:07
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
On 27th January 1945 Soviet-Jewish soldier David Aleksandrovich Dushman liberated Auschwitz concentration camp as a T-35 crew
January 28, 2023 00:37:03
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [Murder]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Tyre Nichols’ Murder: We Need Mass Protests to End Racist Policing [Tyre Nichols’ Murder: We Need Mass Protests To End Racist Policing | Socialist Alternative](https://www.socialistalternative.org/2023/01/27/tyre-nichols-murder-we-need-mass-protests-to-end-racist-policing/)
January 27, 2023 22:20:59
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
socialism applied to the material conditions of the US of A (god bless amurica)to begin with, i understand that this may be a bit of a tough question that has much debate around it. when lenin spoke of leninism, he described it as marxism applied to the material conditions of russia. similarly, mao said that his ideas were marxism applied to the material conditions of china. so in this regard, as a person who lives in america, what exactly could be marxism applied to the material conditions of america? the american government is possibly the strongest anti-communist (or broadly anti-socialist) force in the entire world today - it stops at nothing, not even terrorism, torture, and brutalities to stop the spread of socialism. so what exactly can be done about this? can anything be done from inside the belly of the beast, or could a global wave of third world uprisings be the force that can finally topple american imperialism? if so, then how can this global wave be initiated, especially in the era of neoliberalism and the gig economy? (bit of a big question here lol, apologies, beginner marxist)
January 27, 2023 22:20:54
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [torture]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
socialism applied to the material conditions of the US of A (god bless amurica)to begin with, i understand that this may be a bit of a tough question that has much debate around it. when lenin spoke of leninism, he described it as marxism applied to the material conditions of russia. similarly, mao said that his ideas were marxism applied to the material conditions of china. so in this regard, as a person who lives in america, what exactly could be marxism applied to the material conditions of america? the american government is possibly the strongest anti-communist (or broadly anti-socialist) force in the entire world today - it stops at nothing, not even terrorism, torture, and brutalities to stop the spread of socialism. so what exactly can be done about this? can anything be done from inside the belly of the beast, or could a global wave of third world uprisings be the force that can finally topple american imperialism? if so, then how can this global wave be initiated, especially in the era of neoliberalism and the gig economy? (bit of a big question here lol, apologies, beginner marxist)
January 27, 2023 21:52:05
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization
January 27, 2023 21:02:25
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [stupid]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Student here with a question, how can workers own MoP if the government controls the economy?Sorry if this is a stupid question, I just don’t think I fully understand it. Furthermore, does socialism also include the government owning all land and buildings/factories? Or is that just communism? What is the difference between socialism and communism? Most specifically Marxism.
January 27, 2023 20:23:14
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [crazy]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Immigrants react to western capatilismThis is just a funny...actually kinda sad story that my uncle told me. He is from Iraq and when he fled and came to Australia, he was placed in a detention camp to undergo English lessons and other things before he was allowed into the country. Towards the end of his stay, an Australian worker at the camp went up to my uncle and said, "Do you know what the Australian dream is?". To which my uncle replied, "No". The worker then said "The Australian dream is to be able to buy your own home.". My uncle was crazy confused, he couldn't understand why it was a dream to own such a basic necessity such as land and a house. He understood when he entered the country....
January 27, 2023 19:46:37
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
On 27th January 1945 Soviet-Jewish soldier David Aleksandrovich Dushman liberated Auschwitz concentration camp as a T-35 crew
January 27, 2023 17:32:56
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Campaign Poster for Communist Party Candinate William Z. Foster 1932
January 27, 2023 17:26:30
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Thanks to neocolonialism, these poor children in Africa are responsible for your tasty and sweet chocolate, but they have never tasted chocolate in their lives.
January 27, 2023 17:25:02
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Why is this not displaying @ mods here? This is 100% deserving of attention
January 27, 2023 17:23:35
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Is a cult of personality important for a early socialist country or are it’s possible downsides too great.A cult of personality can obviously unite a population that may not fully understand ideology around a leadership figure. The downside is when this leader dies and the state could fall into chaos or the ideology. The best idea in my opinion is to unite all around Marxism but this is much harder to achieve and takes much more time especially for a new unstable state. Stalin and Tito both had cult of personalities which United the country at every level but also spun into chaos after their death. Stalin’s death might’ve been the spark that turned the USSR into a revisionist socialist state.
January 27, 2023 16:26:12
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Why is this not displaying @ mods here? This is 100% deserving of attention
January 27, 2023 16:22:27
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Tyre Nichols arrest video to be released by City of Memphis
January 27, 2023 15:25:37
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Thanks to neocolonialism, these poor children in Africa are responsible for your tasty and sweet chocolate, but they have never tasted chocolate in their lives.
January 27, 2023 11:47:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Why did most leftie politician repeat neoliberal warmonger propaganda nowadays?Seriously, when I listen to the people on the left sometimes I wonder if I'm hearing a leftie or John Bolton. Ukrainian working class suffers under capitalism every day, just like the Russian working class. Russian soldiers, most of which are a members exploited working class were made to attack Ukraine. The big and rich make people die and profit from it and the left still thinks it's fine to help people die for imaginary borders. The only war a leftie should ever support is a working class revolution aimed at overthrowing capitalists around the world. War between two capitalists countries is not a war of the left should be engaged in. And specifically not a reason why a public money should be spend on arming one side of it, which can be used on improving lives of the working class. Supporting it serves only one entity- the military industrial complex. I read about what happened during the Vietnam war, when the left lead a pacifist movement and spoke against useless wars and participating in it, I'm quite astonished to see how it promotes western imperialism now instead.
January 27, 2023 07:25:45
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The Dark Reality of Los Angeles.
January 27, 2023 07:24:54
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
“We’re fucked… [Millennials are] the first generation that’s going to do worse than our parents statistically. Which sucks, but the worst part is that our parents think it’s because they were SO smart… I can’t stand that.”
January 27, 2023 07:24:34
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Even when you work, you're treated like dirt
January 27, 2023 07:24:17
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Anti-work raisin d'etre
January 27, 2023 04:45:19
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Tibet and Its Rivers
January 27, 2023 02:11:33
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Tibet and Its Rivers
January 26, 2023 22:23:33
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Seeing posts all over encouraging infighting, we gotta do better comrades. Diversity of tactics is key.
January 26, 2023 22:23:19
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The comments are something
January 26, 2023 16:34:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
In what way do you believe Lenin would’ve lead differently instead of Stalin.And do you believe Stalin was the best for the position at the time or do you believe Lenin could’ve done more or less than Stalin and why do you feel this way.
January 26, 2023 16:07:32
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Check out this cartoon via The Week
January 26, 2023 16:06:07
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
What bill do you hate paying the most?I'll start: Rent. Landlords have a special place in hell.
January 26, 2023 15:25:10
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Republican lawmaker calls out TikTok’s efforts to lobby Washington: ‘Afraid of offending their overlords’
January 26, 2023 13:44:28
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Contract workers at YouTube Music claim return-to-office policy made in retaliation to union drive
January 26, 2023 13:04:46
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Bobby Seale Advocates for Intercommunalism and The Survival Programs
January 26, 2023 11:58:01
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
House Republicans Are Planning to Slash Social Security and Medicare
January 26, 2023 11:57:48
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Supreme court casually being bought left and right 😒
January 26, 2023 11:38:20
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
The Third Wave Experiment.. Understanding the Impact of Authoritarianism on Society
January 26, 2023 10:24:30
removelink:
Probable troll - /u/unityofreligions (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Is randomly done charity fruitful? | Shri Datta Swami |
January 26, 2023 09:14:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
thatcommiegamer
)
Someone thinks fascism isn’t a far-right ideologyMe on tiktok: fascism is a far-right ideology Someone: *thinks fascism is a far left ideology* comments “The Doctrine of Fascism” by Mussolini as their source. How do I respond tho this idiocy?
January 26, 2023 09:03:09
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Someone thinks fascism isn’t a far-right ideologyMe on tiktok: fascism is a far-right ideology Someone: *thinks fascism is a far left ideology* comments “The Doctrine of Fascism” by Mussolini as their source. How do I respond tho this idiocy?
January 26, 2023 08:37:16
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Oh Yeah? by Edvard AnglyThis books seems to be a hidden gem, but very hard to get a hold of. Does anyone have a copy that they may be interested in selling?
January 26, 2023 08:04:39
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Oh Yeah? by Edvard AnglyThis books seems to be a hidden gem, but very hard to get a hold of. Does anyone have a copy that they may be interested in selling?
January 26, 2023 04:18:38
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
He wanted socialism (just for himself)
January 26, 2023 04:16:48
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.So my buddy, a Libertarian Socialist, is arguing with me, also a Libertarian Socialist, that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagaski were an unfortunate inevitability and a justified act akin to lesser evilism. He believes that, in the end, it saved more lives than it ended.- that it made strategic and rational sense. I'm looking for a principled perspective on this, he is from the US and I think this is an incredibly chauvinistic and xenophobic perspective born of indoctrination in US schools. But, I want to be charitable to him and also potentially further my own understanding of the topic. Hoping for a civil discussion on the justification behind these, what I see as, horrific, devastating, and unforgivable war crimes.
January 25, 2023 23:34:28
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Came across something interesting today.I found on Indeed (the job site) a position for manufacturing assembly. As I have a couple years of experience it was recommended to me through their Algo. Something however didn't line up. The pay was $50-60 an hour. My last job I made $22 which is on the higher end of my field. I think to myself, "Okay so it's a scam." I read further down the qualifications/responsibilities and everything appeared normal. Until I read the bottom line. *Must be comfortable working during a striking situation* I cannot believe a company would offer double or triple base pay just for union busting. Why wouldn't they just give the union employees $30 an hour and not go bankrupt?
January 25, 2023 23:09:15
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Role models: Chicago teachers kicking ass
January 25, 2023 20:20:37
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
How to have a citizenship party without celebrating America?My partner is becoming a US citizen after living in the country and waiting for this for 20 years. Of course we are celebrating, because he no longer has the threat of being deported from his home country floating over his head. His undocumented parents can finally apply for citizenship and get working permits. It’s life changing, and worth celebrating. I also hate nationalism and American ethnocentrism. How can I hold a citizenship party that is both reflective of this huge moment and also doesn’t perpetuate or celebrate the lies, oppression, and horror that make up the US? Is there a better sub for this? Appreciate any thoughts.
January 25, 2023 20:19:53
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What is the difference between; Market Socialism, and Social Democracy??This is just an assumption I’ve made, but I have presumed for a while now that: (Social Democracy) = is capitalism just w/ certain socialist ideas and implements (Market Socialism) = is Socialism just w/ certain capitalist ideas and implements I know it’s not that important, I’m just curious?
January 25, 2023 19:19:27
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Would you defund this?
January 25, 2023 17:02:37
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What are your specific goals with the movement of socialism?What do you hope to achieve? What changes do you expect? How will political structure look like under socialism in your country? How will the peoples wealth be distributed? What do you hope to see? Which aspect of socialism would you prefer not to come around?
January 25, 2023 15:25:30
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [execute]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Is it justified from a Marxist Leninist perspective to execute former bourgeois after a revolutionI’m not advocating for any violence or people commuting acts of terror. I want to know from the perspective of Marxism Leninism if it’s ideologically justified to execute former bourgeois and petite bourgeois for acts they committed against workers before the revolution? For example the human rights abuses committed by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
January 25, 2023 15:07:29
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
All 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations demanded the US end its embargo on Cuba
January 25, 2023 14:32:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
This is absolutely sickening
January 25, 2023 14:21:18
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
“A hungry dog is an obedient dog.”
January 25, 2023 14:19:15
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Thoughts on the apparent Uyghur "concentration camps" in China?I'm asking here for a different opinion, since all western sources support that it's a genocide. Is there more information that I'm missing, or is this just a case of China being bad?
January 25, 2023 14:18:36
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [insanity]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Egoism on the left - how do you deal?I live in Ireland (North of, to be specific). I could name off 10 socialist, explicitly anti-capitalist, organisations. In addition to that you have a cross section of trade unions, tenant unions. You have community organisations. Non profits. We have a "cost of living crisis" (just capitalists stealing everyone's money by raising prices on everything and dropping real wages) and we have a "housing crisis" (just people getting richer on property investments at the expense of everyone else) Amidst these crises, you have a far right gaining steam across Ireland with large protests blaming all of this on immigrants and refugees, claiming Ireland is full. The population of Ireland hasn't recovered since the famine in the 1840's, we aren't full here. So amidst all this, you'd be hoping for a rise in the left. In years of activity, the sad fact is that Irish leftism is just wee groups dividing into even more wee groups. Groups wanting to do things, only to take credit. As a result you have all these wee groups running around, trying to do the same thing, but not doing any of it well. It's weak, it's pathetic, and I'm very frustrated with it. I'm not talking about giving up, just looking for some clarity on why this shit happens and what can be done about it. You can try talking to people involved about talking to one another, they don't even want to have the conversations. It's insanity and gets us nowhere. And to be clear, I'm not expecting everyone unite into one big group, and drop whatever theoretical difference they may have, I'm just talking about working together in coalition for the betterment of all working class people.
January 25, 2023 14:12:37
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Book Review: ‘Defeating Big Government Socialism: Saving America’s Future’
January 25, 2023 14:12:21
removelink:
Probable reactionary username. Please ban them or exempt them from this automod rule. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Book Review: ‘Defeating Big Government Socialism: Saving America’s Future’
January 25, 2023 13:57:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Do you believe Russia and other countries are imperialist?Hi, If you are someone who believes that Russia is not imperialist, can you please explain why? For people who believe Russia is imperialist, do you believe China is also imperialist?
January 25, 2023 12:31:43
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
i made a cool banner
January 25, 2023 12:26:03
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
If NATO had been disbanded in 1991 non of this shit would be happening today.
January 25, 2023 09:53:18
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Improving the material conditions of people in the US will largely reduce mass shootingsWe often talk about guns or mental health as the cause of these violence but these are only the consequences from ignoring the elephant in the room, that is the cause of capitalism erosion of basic rights from people's living conditions being destroyed. And it's not just rising costs of living but through social relationship. Most causes of mass shooting boil down to two that are purposely not mentioned in the mainstream media: - Financial issues, in the case of Moon Bay. The dispute led to the violence was labor related. - Social issues, in the case of Monterey Park. The dispute was inter-family issues that linked to financial problems. Both of these shootings would not happen if both the victims and the shooters being supported with appropriate livable material conditions. I want to emphasize on the causes for mass shooting, that even political motivated shooters still had unlivable material conditions whether social relation or financial issue that pushed them to the path. These are not spontaneous massacres but throughout causes and consequences of capitalist society failing to acknowledge the problems and fix them. You could argue that the mass shootings are just extreme extension of class war. What obvious fixes can be done? - Supporting single-payer healthcare will also cover mental health - Support local mutual-aid and dual power initiatives that feeding people - Rent-control or rent-cap housings - Improving public education - [Reducing work hours to 4 days a week](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvBs-izBjtQ) - Raise the minimum wage to $25 - Defunct the pigs, like for real this time - And use those extra funds into improving social programs that will help lonely young people to have better living instead of joining military or radicalizing on political forum. - Pardoning those with non-violent offenses - Requirement for firearms safety training. PS. I am from North of your border, and while we are far from perfect our social programs and slightly better living conditions that were mentioned up here, that actually preventing people from pew pew in the crowd. We did have loner ramming van once and while but they get rehabilitated instead of being rotted away in cell. And we still have plenty of guns (9th in the world per capita) but you don't see people go around doing it eh. It's still quite a shit hole and still stolen land, but people don't have nearly enough causes that lead them to killing another being because their ends weren't met. These shit are not hard fixes.
January 25, 2023 09:53:00
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [killing]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Improving the material conditions of people in the US will largely reduce mass shootingsWe often talk about guns or mental health as the cause of these violence but these are only the consequences from ignoring the elephant in the room, that is the cause of capitalism erosion of basic rights from people's living conditions being destroyed. And it's not just rising costs of living but through social relationship. Most causes of mass shooting boil down to two that are purposely not mentioned in the mainstream media: - Financial issues, in the case of Moon Bay. The dispute led to the violence was labor related. - Social issues, in the case of Monterey Park. The dispute was inter-family issues that linked to financial problems. Both of these shootings would not happen if both the victims and the shooters being supported with appropriate livable material conditions. I want to emphasize on the causes for mass shooting, that even political motivated shooters still had unlivable material conditions whether social relation or financial issue that pushed them to the path. These are not spontaneous massacres but throughout causes and consequences of capitalist society failing to acknowledge the problems and fix them. You could argue that the mass shootings are just extreme extension of class war. What obvious fixes can be done? - Supporting single-payer healthcare will also cover mental health - Support local mutual-aid and dual power initiatives that feeding people - Rent-control or rent-cap housings - Improving public education - [Reducing work hours to 4 days a week](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvBs-izBjtQ) - Raise the minimum wage to $25 - Defunct the pigs, like for real this time - And use those extra funds into improving social programs that will help lonely young people to have better living instead of joining military or radicalizing on political forum. - Pardoning those with non-violent offenses - Requirement for firearms safety training. PS. I am from North of your border, and while we are far from perfect our social programs and slightly better living conditions that were mentioned up here, that actually preventing people from pew pew in the crowd. We did have loner ramming van once and while but they get rehabilitated instead of being rotted away in cell. And we still have plenty of guns (9th in the world per capita) but you don't see people go around doing it eh. It's still quite a shit hole and still stolen land, but people don't have nearly enough causes that lead them to killing another being because their ends weren't met. These shit are not hard fixes.
January 25, 2023 09:50:36
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Marx's chilling warning: will it come true in our lifetimes?
January 25, 2023 09:46:08
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Amazon is getting rid of Amazon Smile.
January 25, 2023 08:02:00
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Been referring to capitalism along with calling it ‘squeezeism’ or ‘crushism’This isn’t to say capitalism is’t right word it is still the term. Though it’s helped me to explain to others who heard only capitalism propaganda to include terms that describe it as a system or squeezing or crushing also. A lot of working classes know what it feels like to be squeezed to the point their health or wellbeing has been crushed for someone else’s control or profit. It’s easy to see how housing, access to medical care, nature etc has been squeezed for profit so much it’s been crushed or destroyed for those who need it. Curious if anyone uses similar terms or points to get the argument across sometimes especially with battling years of propaganda on capitalism
January 25, 2023 08:01:23
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Any insight on The Database Centre for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB)?[https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/kim-jong-un-sets-up-29038372](https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/kim-jong-un-sets-up-29038372) So, I came across this news in a local news website in my country. I searched for it on google and duckduckgo and I only found Dailymail, Mirror and an Indian-based Firstpost news websites mentioning this news. When I had the stomach I read the content and saw this NKDB institution. This really looks like a low-level anti-North Korean propaganda piece meant to be circulated in under-the-radar news outlets but I wanted to learn more about this Seoul based NKDB stuff. I instantly thought about whistleblower accounts explaining how they published false news from smaller newsletters. This NKDB really feels like a CIA recruitment center lol.
January 25, 2023 08:00:49
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Socialism! What an absolute joke!Capitalism is the way
January 25, 2023 02:57:29
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Unpopular Opinon:I know some violence is required for Revolution and all that but it REALLY pisses me off when people loot and/or burn small businesses. They’re working class people trying to escape capitalism… Ya’know? It shouldn’t be that they get burn down or loot them they’re still financially vulnerable. Focus on rich corporations, the police, and the state.
January 25, 2023 02:54:39
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
What do we think about this
January 25, 2023 01:01:50
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Please comrades, get to work
January 25, 2023 00:33:04
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Intelligence Book Recs for School Report?Hey y’all! Anyone know of any good intelligence/espionage non-fiction books that don’t glorify the CIA? I have a book report for one of my political science classes and would love to read something that doesn’t suck.
January 24, 2023 21:15:10
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
THE SOCIALIST SYSTEM OF ELECTIONS SHOULD BE PRODUCTIVE. In the USSR there was a territorial, that is, a bourgeois voting system based on formal EQUAL, that is, bourgeois law. Lenin's theorem. The socialist voting system should be production voting system. 1) ON THE BASIS OF PRODUCTION 2) and should be based ON UNEQUAL COMMUNIST LAW (Marx). Perestroika showed that Lenin was right. But Lenin is always right. The territorial voting system based on formal EQUAL RIGHTS is bourgeois. During perestroika in the USSR, under the territorial voting system, even bandits quietly passed for deputies. What is the Leninist socialist production voting system? 1. Every large factory is legally assigned seats in all government bodies. And workers are brought directly from factories to these places, brought into power. 2. Large factories have a large numerical advantage over small ones. The production voting system was after the October Revolution under Lenin. This system should be UNIFIED AND TOTAL. That is, in the party, in the Soviets, in the trade unions, in all public organizations, there should be a socialist DIRECT PRODUCTION voting system based on Marx's communist UNEQUAL RIGHT. How was the voting system in the USSR? Exactly the same as in any capitalist country. In the USSR there was a TERRITORIAL, that is, a bourgeois voting system based on formal equal bourgeois law. And this should not be. Socialism should not coincide with capitalism in important matters. Under the territorial bourgeois voting system, the bourgeoisie will always win. Can Lenin's idea be useful in the conditions of capitalism? Yes it can. It is necessary to nominate LARGE FACTORIES for capitalist elections, and not individual workers. Example. There is a large factory in the city. The left is nominating this PLANT for election. How? We need to nominate a large and even very large number of workers, say 30, 50 people from this plant. All delegates must have the logo of the factory. The plant is power, it is strength. And people stand up for the strong. What kind of voting system will there be under pure communism? But it's not about voting. Mathematicians do not decide disputes by voting. Under communism, people will solve all questions in the same way as mathematicians, that is, with the help of PROOFS. And then a GREAT COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE will be born, which will replace both ORDERS and voting.
January 24, 2023 21:12:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
HELP COLLECTIVE KITCHEN "EL CHEF" IN ATHENS GREECE.Collective Kitchen "El Chef" in Exarchia Athens, is the oldest collective kitchen in Greece. Since 2008, "El Chef" has stayed loyal to the left values. Help us continue fighting the capital, through the best weapon of the working class; Solidarity. The link of the Firefund is below: https://www.firefund.net/elchef
January 24, 2023 21:11:23
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Living Conditions in the DPRK vs CubaWhich country is a better place to live? I know that Cuba and the DPRK are both under immense sanctions, but they seem to be quite different. Cuba is much more well known for its healthcare white its GDP per capita is higher (a questionable statistic to use, but still somewhat significant). However, I've heard that the emerging private sector in Cuba and the harsher sanctions have led to more inequality and black markets. Meanwhile, the DPRK seems to be poorer GDP wise but their social services seem to be going strong as they still have somewhat trade relations with China. ​ Sorry if I made lots of misconceptions, I'm new to Socialism.
January 24, 2023 20:05:28
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Artist Jonathan Harris and his painting titled “Critical Race Theory”
January 24, 2023 20:01:13
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Socialism removes stress from daily life by ensuring that the basic needs are met unconditionally for everyone
January 24, 2023 19:33:41
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Living Conditions in the DPRK vs CubaWhich country is a better place to live? I know that Cuba and the DPRK are both under immense sanctions, but they seem to be quite different. Cuba is much more well known for its healthcare white its GDP per capita is higher (a questionable statistic to use, but still somewhat significant). However, I've heard that the emerging private sector in Cuba and the harsher sanctions have led to more inequality and black markets. Meanwhile, the DPRK seems to be poorer GDP wise but their social services seem to be going strong as they still have somewhat trade relations with China. ​ Sorry if I made lots of misconceptions, I'm new to Socialism.
January 24, 2023 19:30:46
removelink:
Automatically removed [u/Old_Western1992] - Excess of reports. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Socialism! What an absolute joke!Capitalism is the way
January 24, 2023 17:41:25
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
HELP COLLECTIVE KITCHEN "EL CHEF" IN ATHENS GREECE.Collective Kitchen "El Chef" in Exarchia Athens, is the oldest collective kitchen in Greece. Since 2008, "El Chef" has stayed loyal to the left values. Help us continue fighting the capital, through the best weapon of the working class; Solidarity. The link of the Firefund is below: https://www.firefund.net/elchef
January 24, 2023 14:59:27
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
New favorite socialist artist just dropped!
January 24, 2023 14:22:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Victor S. Navasky, a Leading Liberal Voice in Journalism, Dies at 90
January 24, 2023 14:09:03
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Reading recommendations for British control of Middle East gulf regionsDoes anyone have any good book/any other reading recommendations for the British control of the gulf region after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, specifically their role in forming qatar, uae etc.
January 24, 2023 13:25:29
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
THE SOCIALIST SYSTEM OF ELECTIONS SHOULD BE PRODUCTIVE. In the USSR there was a territorial, that is, a bourgeois voting system based on formal EQUAL, that is, bourgeois law. Lenin's theorem. The socialist voting system should be production voting system. 1) ON THE BASIS OF PRODUCTION 2) and should be based ON UNEQUAL COMMUNIST LAW (Marx). Perestroika showed that Lenin was right. But Lenin is always right. The territorial voting system based on formal EQUAL RIGHTS is bourgeois. During perestroika in the USSR, under the territorial voting system, even bandits quietly passed for deputies. What is the Leninist socialist production voting system? 1. Every large factory is legally assigned seats in all government bodies. And workers are brought directly from factories to these places, brought into power. 2. Large factories have a large numerical advantage over small ones. The production voting system was after the October Revolution under Lenin. This system should be UNIFIED AND TOTAL. That is, in the party, in the Soviets, in the trade unions, in all public organizations, there should be a socialist DIRECT PRODUCTION voting system based on Marx's communist UNEQUAL RIGHT. How was the voting system in the USSR? Exactly the same as in any capitalist country. In the USSR there was a TERRITORIAL, that is, a bourgeois voting system based on formal equal bourgeois law. And this should not be. Socialism should not coincide with capitalism in important matters. Under the territorial bourgeois voting system, the bourgeoisie will always win. Can Lenin's idea be useful in the conditions of capitalism? Yes it can. It is necessary to nominate LARGE FACTORIES for capitalist elections, and not individual workers. Example. There is a large factory in the city. The left is nominating this PLANT for election. How? We need to nominate a large and even very large number of workers, say 30, 50 people from this plant. All delegates must have the logo of the factory. The plant is power, it is strength. And people stand up for the strong. What kind of voting system will there be under pure communism? But it's not about voting. Mathematicians do not decide disputes by voting. Under communism, people will solve all questions in the same way as mathematicians, that is, with the help of PROOFS. And then a GREAT COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE will be born, which will replace both ORDERS and voting.
January 24, 2023 12:00:05
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Taiwan and the MainlandI personally think that Mainland China trying to lay claim over Taiwan is in fact imperialistic and facist
January 24, 2023 11:57:59
removelink:
remove (mod:
thatcommiegamer
)
Leftists who do you find a more common ground with, liberals or conservatives?
January 24, 2023 11:30:38
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Leftists who do you find a more common ground with, liberals or conservatives?
January 24, 2023 09:30:56
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Come to the Marxism '23 (Australia(No rule against posting but happy to remove) There's something for every left-wing person at Marxism 2023. For those new to socialist politics, a dedicated stream of Marxism 101 sessions will provide an introduction to the fundamental ideas of Marxism. These sessions are the best place to find out what Marxist politics is all about, and to answer any questions you might have. There are also heaps of sessions dealing with more advanced elements of Marxist theory, discussing the history of capitalism and resistance, and making sense of the world today. (Over 100 sessions) There will also be eye witnesses to revolutionary struggle! Each session is made up of a talk by activists and experts in the field, followed by discussion. We strongly encourage participation from everyone, especially those newer to socialist politics. In the program you will find more information about each session, and some suggested readings to provide some background to the topic. When: April 7-9 Where: Melbourne University Tickets start at $60 which goes toward rallies, protests and associated revolutionary tools to fight capitalism ✊️ Appreciate Socialists upvoting or sharing this
January 24, 2023 00:31:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
CronoDroid
)
Anyone want to go to this?
January 23, 2023 23:56:10
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
AP Research Political StudyHey Reddit, I’m doing a project for my AP Research class in high school. I’m looking at how people’s personalities connect with the way they interact with politics. If you guys could fill out this survey, that would be great! It’s got 3 primary sections that will ask about political beliefs, political activity, and personality. It should only take 8-12 minutes, and it’s completely anonymous. The survey will not collect any personal information although it will ask about basic demographic information like age, gender, and race. Your responses will be very helpful in building the methods and results section of my research paper, and it will spark conversation about how personality may be related to political orientation.  Thank you, and I am welcome to answer any of your questions! [https://forms.gle/uTe1QzWwpJqct7uv9](https://forms.gle/uTe1QzWwpJqct7uv9)
January 23, 2023 23:29:22
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Anyone want to go to this?
January 23, 2023 23:20:38
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Sincerly, an anarchist.
January 23, 2023 23:19:22
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
AP Research Political StudyHey Reddit, I’m doing a project for my AP Research class in high school. I’m looking at how people’s personalities connect with the way they interact with politics. If you guys could fill out this survey, that would be great! It’s got 3 primary sections that will ask about political beliefs, political activity, and personality. It should only take 8-12 minutes, and it’s completely anonymous. The survey will not collect any personal information although it will ask about basic demographic information like age, gender, and race. Your responses will be very helpful in building the methods and results section of my research paper, and it will spark conversation about how personality may be related to political orientation.  Thank you, and I am welcome to answer any of your questions! [https://forms.gle/uTe1QzWwpJqct7uv9](https://forms.gle/uTe1QzWwpJqct7uv9)
January 23, 2023 21:57:16
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What purpose do Influencers have outside of capital owners maskots and what do we do to deal with it?In a world without capitalism or marginal amounts of capitalism. What happens to the influencers that don't actually produce much and mostly profit from advertising brands and creating their own brands using investment funds and investment capital and using that to create a cycle of exposure and money? Their role is to usually advertise the stuff every now and then and they don't really put much labour into what they get out. Its the business equivalent of a landnonce. Prominent examples are people who are not great, Kardashians with a kitchen bigger than most top class resteraunts and slippers worth more than most peoples yearly rent. I am not a communist but I do believe in a classless society.
January 23, 2023 21:55:55
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I need help in a response to capitalist questionsI'm fairly new to socialism (I've only started reading socialist literature recently, although I have extensive knowledge of history, I understand that living in America I have a corrupted world view to some extent) How do I respond to capitalists who pose that states like the Soviet Union or China resulted, even if inadvertantly to the deaths of tens of millions. I understand the equal horrors of capitalism, so please don't educate me in that regard. The main reason I ask is because I want to elaborate in a more powerful esponse rather then just try and fire back with "but look how many people suffer or die due to capitalism and imperialism" Which, while a good response, doesn't change the ground either of us stand on if we're both just saying that through either system many people have suffered or died. So, what would be the best response in debate o the statement or something along the lines of "the Chinese great leap forward was a disaster that caused tens of millions of excess deaths, or "Soviet industrialization/de-kulakization caused similar" Thank you comrades, I hope to learn from you
January 23, 2023 21:09:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Realism: Reformist and RevolutionaryA little while ago, I wrote [this article](https://medium.com/@rathi.6335374/captain-america-political-realism-f2dec962a2d1) about what "political realism" looks like in today's entertainment media, particularly through the lens of the changes made to the MCU's Captain America character. My reason for writing it was essentially to highlight the point of this post's title: there IS such a thing as revolutionary realism; Obama-esque 'pragmatism' and Sorkin-esque 'idealism' aren't all there is. I haven't really put this article up for feedback/criticism anywhere; nor I have posed the questions implicit in the post title to a socialist community of discourse. So, I'm hoping to do so here: * If you take the time to read it (approx. 10-15 minutes), what do you think of my article? What could I improve in the writing, where do you think my argument goes wrong, etc.? (If you have compliments, those are welcome, too, of course; but honestly, I'm more interested in learning what I can do better than in getting my ego stroked.) * What do you think about realism (and idealism) in the socialist community/movement today? Is it too reformist? And if we're aiming for the (what seems to me to be) realistic option of non-reformist/revolutionary reforms, how do we keep **that** means to liberation from being twisted into reformism? (Sorry, I know these are big questions! I just really want to hear what other people are thinking about them; I've found that living, breathing people can often teach me even more — sometimes much more — than books.)
January 23, 2023 20:54:15
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Equal Wealth Distribution Globally and Locally
January 23, 2023 20:42:51
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Is it immoral for a leftist/socialist to own stocks?I’m not a socialist I describe myself as left leaning because I’m still learning & don’t think I know enough to call myself a socialist. I want to earn some money even it’s not a lot but I’m wondering if it’s unethical/goes against the values of socialism? why or why not?
January 23, 2023 20:42:16
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
In 1994 160 Nations Agreed to Reduce the World Population to 800 Million by 2030
January 23, 2023 20:36:38
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
10 Terrible Leftist Arguments against Ukrainian Resistance
January 23, 2023 20:22:40
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Lourdes Huanca: They are going to kill a thousand of us. They will kill two thousand of us, dammit. But they are not going to kill thousands and millions of us [Viva Perú]
January 23, 2023 20:16:58
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Lourdes Huanca: They are going to kill a thousand of us. They will kill two thousand of us, dammit. But they are not going to kill thousands and millions of us [Viva Perú]
January 23, 2023 20:16:50
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Lourdes Huanca: They are going to kill a thousand of us. They will kill two thousand of us, dammit. But they are not going to kill thousands and millions of us [Viva Perú]
January 23, 2023 20:16:13
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Lourdes Huanca: They are going to kill a thousand of us. They will kill two thousand of us, dammit. But they are not going to kill thousands and millions of us [Viva Perú]
January 23, 2023 20:16:07
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Lourdes Huanca: They are going to kill a thousand of us. They will kill two thousand of us, dammit. But they are not going to kill thousands and millions of us [Viva Perú]
January 23, 2023 20:15:45
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [kill]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Lourdes Huanca: They are going to kill a thousand of us. They will kill two thousand of us, dammit. But they are not going to kill thousands and millions of us [Viva Perú]
January 23, 2023 18:09:04
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
‘Assassinated in cold blood’: activist killed protesting Georgia’s ‘Cop City’
January 23, 2023 17:17:12
removelink:
remove (mod:
Mealimo
)
Amend the Constitution so people can live on their own terms within reason without fear!
January 23, 2023 14:21:55
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Is it immoral for a leftist/socialist to own stocks?I’m not a socialist I describe myself as left leaning because I’m still learning & don’t think I know enough to call myself a socialist. I want to earn some money even it’s not a lot but I’m wondering if it’s unethical/goes against the values of socialism? why or why not?
January 23, 2023 13:17:21
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Amend the Constitution so people can live on their own terms within reason without fear!
January 23, 2023 13:17:09
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [execute]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Amend the Constitution so people can live on their own terms within reason without fear!
January 23, 2023 12:11:11
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Biden promised to end the use of private prisons, so why are they flourishing?
January 23, 2023 11:35:25
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Asking for easy-too read book about the environmentHello comrades, first post here. I am looking for a socialist book about the environment that I can read together with two friends. I am a marxist (it runs in the family), studied sociology, like theory, and so on. My friends are rather left wing, but don't really identify as socialists. So I wanted a chance to get them to know it better from another source other than me, and the environment is an important topic for them. On the other hand, I think I haven't been giving the environment enough attention, so I would also like to learn from a socialist point of view. To summarize, does someone know of a good book that is \-left wing \-about the environment \-a good introduction and easy to read \-preferable short? ​ Thanks!
January 23, 2023 11:24:17
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Equal Wealth Distribution Globally and Locally
January 23, 2023 10:00:58
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Exactly to plan
January 23, 2023 09:40:35
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
RIP Tortugita ✊ Weelaunee Forever
January 23, 2023 08:43:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Steve Keen – Why did socialism fail at product innovation and economic growth?
January 23, 2023 08:33:51
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
A bit of Irish history
January 23, 2023 08:31:25
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Me asf rn (im a liberal)
January 23, 2023 08:03:46
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
A Joint Statement on the Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX Mass Shootings from the Green Parties of New York and Texas
January 23, 2023 07:46:47
removelink:
remove (mod:
leninism-humanism
)
Dear Reddit Mods, the Military is socialist.
January 23, 2023 06:01:52
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [executed]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were 2 top US scientists executed by the US government for giving the USSR the plans for the atomic bombs. They both had communist ideas and so we're working as spies for USSR. They didn't do it for money or any other simil
January 23, 2023 01:57:05
removelink:
remove (mod:
LakeQueen
)
Xova movement announcement?I'm wondering what people's thoughts are on the Xova movement announcement? (Youtube "Xova announcement" to see what I'm talking about). ​ I'm reading through their manifesto right now and it's insanely well researched and thought through. ​ This initiative seems legitimate, in which case people really need to start spreading awareness of it.
January 23, 2023 00:24:23
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
It has come to this
January 23, 2023 00:23:53
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Union Memesssssss
January 22, 2023 22:32:22
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
1/22/1987 Mendiola Massacre: Farmers marched to Malacañang Palace in Manila on that day to call on the government to carry out land reform. They encountered a line of police and troops who opened fire on the protesters as they got to Mendiola Bridge, which is close to the palace, killing 13 people.
January 22, 2023 22:22:08
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Affordable housing and crime. When lived experiences come at odds with ideology.Hey just wanted to hear other people’s perspective on an issue that’s popped up in my life. For background, I consider myself pretty left leaning on a lot of economic issues and pretty in the middle of a lot of social issues (maybe a little reactionary on certain things). I moved to a new city a few years back and got an affordable apartment in a working class neighborhood. Cute little place with a park and a few shops close by. However, shortly after Covid hit and the impact was visible. Crime and homelessness escalated a considerable amount. Additionally during that period a low income housing complex was built across the street and this had a similar effect as far as crime. The whole situation makes me pretty angry because what was a nice neighborhood, is now quite dangerous. I had someone get shot literally right outside my window, there’s litter everywhere, homeless camps, open, drug deals, and people screaming at each other all the time. My young child is very scared of this activity and doesn’t like being out after dark. It’s hard for me to not put some blame on this affordable housing complex and the people living there. This is kind of at odds with my general worldview. I don’t like the impacts affordable housing has had on my neighborhood and it would be hypocritical of me to support it in the future knowing the impacts it can have on neighborhoods. I’ve also grown more hateful and callous towards the homeless and have lost of empathy and good will I once had. At the same time, I can look at the situation and see that the issue could be that affordable housing isn’t enough of a solution and that more needs to be done to help support the impoverished and help bring them into functioning society. But then why support half measures if it will just negatively impact a different group of people? I’m just curious to hear people’s thoughts on affordable housing in particular or times where real life experiences may have made you question some of your preconceived notions or felt hypocritical. I’m pretty causal with politics so I don’t mind questioning “Dogma or changing my mind, but one’s initial reaction might not be correct as it doesn’t include a full analysis of a situation. I also think that people are drawn into reactionary politics because understanding the full issue is hard especially when you might be personally affected.
January 22, 2023 22:14:24
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Thoughts on the Domestic Terrorism Prevention act of 2022Is it dangerous, could it potentially limit left-wing activist activity? (usa)
January 22, 2023 22:14:01
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
People are rising against tyranny
January 22, 2023 21:45:59
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [killing]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
1/22/1987 Mendiola Massacre: Farmers marched to Malacañang Palace in Manila on that day to call on the government to carry out land reform. They encountered a line of police and troops who opened fire on the protesters as they got to Mendiola Bridge, which is close to the palace, killing 13 people.
January 22, 2023 19:49:55
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Indigenous protestors in Peru is resisting US-backed neolib regime. 67 people have been murdered.
January 22, 2023 19:39:39
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Thoughts on the domestic terrorism prevention act of 2022?
January 22, 2023 19:06:35
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [shot]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Affordable housing and crime. When lived experiences come at odds with ideology.Hey just wanted to hear other people’s perspective on an issue that’s popped up in my life. For background, I consider myself pretty left leaning on a lot of economic issues and pretty in the middle of a lot of social issues (maybe a little reactionary on certain things). I moved to a new city a few years back and got an affordable apartment in a working class neighborhood. Cute little place with a park and a few shops close by. However, shortly after Covid hit and the impact was visible. Crime and homelessness escalated a considerable amount. Additionally during that period a low income housing complex was built across the street and this had a similar effect as far as crime. The whole situation makes me pretty angry because what was a nice neighborhood, is now quite dangerous. I had someone get shot literally right outside my window, there’s litter everywhere, homeless camps, open, drug deals, and people screaming at each other all the time. My young child is very scared of this activity and doesn’t like being out after dark. It’s hard for me to not put some blame on this affordable housing complex and the people living there. This is kind of at odds with my general worldview. I don’t like the impacts affordable housing has had on my neighborhood and it would be hypocritical of me to support it in the future knowing the impacts it can have on neighborhoods. I’ve also grown more hateful and callous towards the homeless and have lost of empathy and good will I once had. At the same time, I can look at the situation and see that the issue could be that affordable housing isn’t enough of a solution and that more needs to be done to help support the impoverished and help bring them into functioning society. But then why support half measures if it will just negatively impact a different group of people? I’m just curious to hear people’s thoughts on affordable housing in particular or times where real life experiences may have made you question some of your preconceived notions or felt hypocritical. I’m pretty causal with politics so I don’t mind questioning “Dogma or changing my mind, but one’s initial reaction might not be correct as it doesn’t include a full analysis of a situation. I also think that people are drawn into reactionary politics because understanding the full issue is hard especially when you might be personally affected.
January 22, 2023 17:26:01
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Thoughts on the domestic terrorism prevention act of 2022?
January 22, 2023 17:08:52
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Searching For Answers - Mystery Woman RadicalI’m searching for answers: I’m looking for a woman radial but there is no information on her. [From the Left: Iris Morales, Denise Oliver-Velez, Nydia Mercado, and Lulu Carreras. Photo credit: Michael Abramson. c. 1970](https://twitter.com/blkwomenradical/status/1234545084806369281?s=46&t=itnIEn3xARD5hm8Sz7kf5g) I’m searching for the woman in the bottom: Lulu Carreras. There is no information on her, and I’m dying to find out about her. I’ve been doing research on radical groups and Ive been wanting to know who she is, I love her look, I feel kindred to her. If anyone has answers please let me know.
January 22, 2023 14:35:48
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Октябрьскую революцию совершил только один человек. И это ЛЕНИН. The October Revolution was carried out by only one person. And this is LENIN. LENIN IS THE GOD OF REVOLUTION. PROOF. THE BEGINNING OF THE DOCUMENT Meeting of the Central Committee of the RSDLP(b) 1917.09.15 (1917.09.28)– 1917.09.15 (1917.09.28) Present: Trotsky, Kamenev, Rykov, Nogin, Stalin, Sverdlov, Bubnov, Bukharin, Oppokov \[Lomov\], Kollontai, Dzerzhinsky, Uritsky, Ioffe, Shaumyan, Sokolnikov, Milutin. Order of the day: Lenin's Letters. It was decided to appoint a meeting of the Central Committee in the near future to discuss tactical issues. Comrade Stalin suggests sending letters to the most important organizations and offering to discuss them. It was decided to postpone to the next meeting of the Central Committee. The question is put to the vote, who is in favor of keeping only one copy of the letters. For — 6, against — 4, abstained — 6. Comrade Kamenev proposes to adopt the following resolution: The Central Committee, having discussed Lenin's letters, rejects the practical proposals contained in them, calls on all organizations to follow only the instructions of the Central Committee and reaffirms that the Central Committee finds it absolutely unacceptable at the moment to make any appearances on the street. At the same time, the Central Committee appeals to Comrade. To Lenin with the demand to develop in a special brochure the question posed in his letters about the assessment of the current moment and the party's policy. The resolution is rejected. In conclusion, a resolution is adopted: The members of the Central Committee working in the Military Organization and in the PC are instructed to take measures to ensure that there are no speeches in the barracks and factories. END OF THE DOCUMENT Trotsky honestly admitted that without Lenin there would have been no October Revolution. Without Lenin, there would not have been not only the October Revolution, but there would not have been Trotsky himself and other leaders of October. AND LENIN WOULD BE. His labors are ETERNAL. QUESTION No. 1. Why did the Central Committee order Lenin's letter about the beginning of the revolution to be BURNED!!!? QUESTION NO.2. Why did the Central Committee forbid the workers to make a revolution? Try to answer the questions posed. In general, the Central Committee did not want to make a revolution in any way. Lenin pressed the Central Committee with his letters. But it was useless. The Central Committee had one answer to Lenin's letters - to burn them. The October Revolution happened like this. Lenin arrived and kicking the "leaders" in the ass forced them to take power. Stalin suggested NOT to burn the letter, but to send the letter to the masses. This suggestion was correct. Not the leaders, but the masses of the people should know everything, and they should decide for themselves. But Stalin's voice was not heard.
January 22, 2023 13:31:04
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
New book on Pannekoek's communism
January 22, 2023 12:50:09
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Activists Are Criminals: Introducing the New Legislation Designed to Undermine Our Rights In just a few days, the House of Lords will vote to sign the controversial[ Public Order Bill](https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3153) into law. Its passing would mark the latest in a series of assaults against the democratic and human rights of public and peaceful assembly. With the Bill's readoption of many of the same measures thrown out last year by the Lords' review of the[ Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act](https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2022/32/contents), it is clear that there is a British legislative agenda that is unrelenting in its mission to associate activism with criminality. This article was taken from the development blog for CAUSE: the social network for activist. Read the article on our [website](https://www.cause.cx/post/activists-are-criminals-introducing-the-legislation-designed-to-undermine-our-rights), and join the growing activist movement, [here](https://www.cause.cx/). These developments sit as a Governmental response to the growing discontentment with their handling of the cost of living crisis. Proposed strike action will now bring the UK to the edge of a[ *de facto* general strike](https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11648793/Rishi-Sunak-demands-Labours-Keir-Starmer-backs-anti-strike-laws-ahead-looming-general-strike.html). While public support for collective action[ holds strong](https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jan/14/most-uk-voters-still-back-strikes-by-nurses-and-ambulance-crews), ten days ago Prime Minister Rishi Sunak proposed new anti-strike legislation, which seeks to diminish the power of trade unions and degrade the confidence of members to engage in direct action. The[ Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill](https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3396) joins the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act and proposed Public Order Bill as the latest move in an apparently coordinated strategy by the current Government to undermine the right to peaceful assembly as a whole and degrade public confidence in and perception over the right to protest. # Rights Under Attack A cost of living crisis emerged in early 2022 as the disparity between historical wage growth and inflation rates grew. The crisis has motivated unions, across the UK, to mobilise their members for collective action. Yet action over the crisis is not limited to the work of unions; climate justice, anti-discrimination and other political and social pressure groups have connected the cost of living crisis to[ deeper institutional problems](https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/05/thousands-expected-attend-london-rally-demand-general-election-peoples-assembly-cost-living-crisis). ​ ![img](65r47c7eumda1 "Unions are rallying their members to strike (Nick Efford)") There is a swelling of activity around the cost of living crisis, and the inaction of Government to respond to union demands for fairer pay. Unionised strike action is instead set within a legislative agenda that challenges the very heart of their power: the legal mechanisms that allow unions to engage in collective action and protect their members from undue judicial pressure. These challenges are not just an affront to a just system of democratic checks and balances, but more broadly serves to destabilise the entire character of democratic, activist rights in the UK. The recently-proposed Anti-Strikes Bill seeks to undermine unions' ability to organise and mobilise their members for collective action. The Bill, if passed, would allow Ministers to write *ad hoc* regulations to force some workers to ignore strike actions, cross picket lines and turn up to work. It would be within the rights of employers to sack employees that do not comply with these regulations, and unions themselves could face huge fines if their members do not comply with Government demands. The Bill is intended to divide unions, and attack the confidence of workers in their ability to demand change. By threatening unions with huge fines for the actions of members, the Bill's measures intend to disincentive union leaders to even suggest strike action to their members. But, perhaps more concerning, the Bill proposes to undermine the confidence of *all* trade union members by applying monumental legal scrutiny to individual workers. The Bill undermines the essential character of the[ human right to peaceful assembly](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights): that individuals are afforded a basic legal protection to engage in collective action. Those in power must deal with popular movements by addressing their collective demands, not by using the organs of State to apply pressure to individuals themselves. By applying legal pressure to individuals, workers are brought out of wider movements and into positions of exposed public scrutiny: suddenly, union members are forced to decide whether to preserve their jobs and livelihoods or defend the unity of their movements. Change cannot come at the ransom of lost livelihood. # Activists Are Criminals The Anti-Strikes Bill fits within a larger legislative strategy that seeks to associate activism with criminality. A programme of legislation is being carefully pushed through Parliament, and it seeks to turn activism over into the grey areas of legality and cast activists into the fringes of society. The 'Policing Act', now enshrined in law, has laid the foundations for the increasingly 'grey' area of law activism now inhabits. Despite criticism from[ three former Prime Ministers, over seven hundred academics, and three hundred and fifty charities](https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/issue/the-policing-bill-what-happened-and-what-now/), the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act was eventually passed into law late last year. The law gives the police the power to shut down protests deemed too disruptive. Among other definitions of disruption, a protest can now become illegal if it is judged by the[ police to be too noisy](https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/circular-0052022-police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-act-2022/circular-0052022-police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-act-2022). The Act received criticism from many organisations for placing restrictions and parameters on the right to freedom of assembly. A[ briefing published by a large coalition of charities and NGOs](https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Joint-Briefing-on-Pt.-3-PCSCB-Ping-Pong-February-2022a.pdf) highlighted that "noise stands at the heart of protest. Making noise is how we, quite literally, make our voices heard by those in power". Many of the more draconian measures, originally thrown out of the Policing Act as it passed through Parliament, have now made a resurgence in the proposed Public Order Bill. Following months of protests, the Bill's stated aim is to minimise public disruption. But much of the Bill focuses on criminalising individual acts of protest: locking on and glueing, in particular. ​ ![img](m9uhxm5cumda1 "The House of Lords threw out some of the Policing Bill's more draconian measures") Whether the Public Order and Anti-Strike Bills are passed, long-term and significant harm has already been dealt to our right to assemble and call for change. It is not immediately a legal harm, although this will surely follow. Instead, it is a harm to confidence and perception. A powerful anti-activist narrative is already in development: it is not a legal narrative, but an emotive one. Activists are criminals. By associating activism with criminality in proposed legislation, the focus of political discussion is – whether passed or not – is firmly fixed on a harmful association of activism with criminality. This association serves to degenerate activism and activists, and to draw people away from direct action in general. The political machine's discussion of activism serves to confuse and obfuscate citizens' relationship to the right to protest. Suddenly, we are all forced to consider whether the peaceful protest we might attend is even legal? Or whether the volume of my chanting could result in a criminal record? This legislative agenda chips away at not just the right to protest, but the source from which the power of direct action is derived: confident, passionate, engaged participants. By pursuing a narrative that seeks to cast activists as criminals, this legislative agenda seeks to undermine the very source of people-power: confidence. At CAUSE, we're developing an encrypted social network that gives activists the tools they need to discover and join protests, and in real-time support their safety when they're campaigning. We're building a movement of activists passionate about change. Resist the attempts to undermine our confidence in the right to peaceful assembly:[ join](http://www.cause.cx/) the CAUSE movement today!
January 22, 2023 11:49:38
removelink:
Probable troll - /u/sallasallavurduvara (mod:
AutoModerator
)
I rebelled against the Turkish education system and ripped my test
January 22, 2023 11:48:14
removelink:
Probable troll - /u/sallasallavurduvara (mod:
AutoModerator
)
I rebelled against the Turkish education system and ripped my test
January 22, 2023 10:07:50
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Октябрьскую революцию совершил только один человек. И это ЛЕНИН. The October Revolution was carried out by only one person. And this is LENIN. LENIN IS THE GOD OF REVOLUTION. PROOF. THE BEGINNING OF THE DOCUMENT Meeting of the Central Committee of the RSDLP(b) 1917.09.15 (1917.09.28)– 1917.09.15 (1917.09.28) Present: Trotsky, Kamenev, Rykov, Nogin, Stalin, Sverdlov, Bubnov, Bukharin, Oppokov \[Lomov\], Kollontai, Dzerzhinsky, Uritsky, Ioffe, Shaumyan, Sokolnikov, Milutin. Order of the day: Lenin's Letters. It was decided to appoint a meeting of the Central Committee in the near future to discuss tactical issues. Comrade Stalin suggests sending letters to the most important organizations and offering to discuss them. It was decided to postpone to the next meeting of the Central Committee. The question is put to the vote, who is in favor of keeping only one copy of the letters. For — 6, against — 4, abstained — 6. Comrade Kamenev proposes to adopt the following resolution: The Central Committee, having discussed Lenin's letters, rejects the practical proposals contained in them, calls on all organizations to follow only the instructions of the Central Committee and reaffirms that the Central Committee finds it absolutely unacceptable at the moment to make any appearances on the street. At the same time, the Central Committee appeals to Comrade. To Lenin with the demand to develop in a special brochure the question posed in his letters about the assessment of the current moment and the party's policy. The resolution is rejected. In conclusion, a resolution is adopted: The members of the Central Committee working in the Military Organization and in the PC are instructed to take measures to ensure that there are no speeches in the barracks and factories. END OF THE DOCUMENT Trotsky honestly admitted that without Lenin there would have been no October Revolution. Without Lenin, there would not have been not only the October Revolution, but there would not have been Trotsky himself and other leaders of October. AND LENIN WOULD BE. His labors are ETERNAL. QUESTION No. 1. Why did the Central Committee order Lenin's letter about the beginning of the revolution to be BURNED!!!? QUESTION NO.2. Why did the Central Committee forbid the workers to make a revolution? Try to answer the questions posed. In general, the Central Committee did not want to make a revolution in any way. Lenin pressed the Central Committee with his letters. But it was useless. The Central Committee had one answer to Lenin's letters - to burn them. The October Revolution happened like this. Lenin arrived and kicking the "leaders" in the ass forced them to take power. Stalin suggested NOT to burn the letter, but to send the letter to the masses. This suggestion was correct. Not the leaders, but the masses of the people should know everything, and they should decide for themselves. But Stalin's voice was not heard.
January 22, 2023 09:47:44
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Help applying Marx quote to contemporary world for my ThesisHello, I am beginning the process of writing my thesis for college. My initial idea was to discuss how the ever-increasing technology/machines under capitalism will eventually destroy jobs creating unsustainable unemployment—eventually leading to the downfall of the system. I found this Marx quote which really encapsulates this: *“But with the development of industry the proletariat not only increases in number; it becomes concentrated in greater masses, its strength grows, and it feels that strength more. The various interests and conditions of life within the ranks of the proletariat are more and more equalised, in proportion as machinery obliterates all distinctions of labour, and nearly everywhere wages are reduced to the same low level...The unceasing improvement of machinery, ever more rapidly developing, makes their \[bourgeois\] livelihood more and more precarious.” (Marx, 1848, p. 480)* **The first thing I need to prove is that increase in technology and innovation does indeed decrease human jobs, leading to unemployment.** Unfortunately, its a mixed bag online. While this theory makes perfect sense, i need to find evidence to prove it. A lot of sources claim that it will bring net-positive job creation. What I need help with is: **Is their quantitative data to back this claim?** If so, could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
January 22, 2023 09:32:48
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
George Santos, American Supervillain
January 22, 2023 09:30:41
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What do you think of Stalin?
January 22, 2023 09:29:45
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What is your stance on 'international legal standards' particularly holding countries accountable for their human rights violations towards their own citizens?
January 22, 2023 09:29:12
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The push for home ownership is misguidedIn many ways home ownership is inferior to renting, it’s less flexible, you have a mortgage to pay and you can’t move easily from one place to another. There is however one caveat, the costs of renting. Rents in capitalist countries is obscenely high. Where there is employment, rent is high. In a socialist society the goal should be efficiency, equality and quality of life; this means heavily subsidised rental prices and priority to rentals being given to those who are employed nearby, not the person with the most money. I feel socialists worldwide should push more for collective/state control of rental homes than for everyone to OWN a home. People would have way more disposable income if we didn’t have high mortgages and too high rents to pay. If rentals were more decently prized we could all live more flexible and fulfilling lives without being constrained to a mortgage or an owned home.
January 22, 2023 09:15:47
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What do you think of Stalin?
January 22, 2023 08:03:25
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
China's central SOEs' revenue to hit 39.4 trln yuan in 2022
January 22, 2023 08:03:12
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Michael Albert - Participatory Economy
January 22, 2023 06:13:56
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Cryptocurrency adoption the road ahead.
January 22, 2023 04:33:42
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Today Marks the 52nd anniversary of Fred Hamptons Murder
January 22, 2023 04:33:32
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [Murder]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Today Marks the 52nd anniversary of Fred Hamptons Murder
January 22, 2023 01:59:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Using xPERPS To Build My EVMOS + KAVA Positions
January 21, 2023 23:06:33
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Xova: a new DemSoc movement.Heya fellow socialists. Just received an email about this potentially massive socialist initiative called The Xova movement. Awareness of this needs to explode, but currently all posts about it seem to be being removed!?! Please download the following files and spread awareness of this movement everywhere. ​ Announcement video: Youtube: [https://youtu.be/xtb2VS47rbM](https://youtu.be/xtb2VS47rbM) Mirror 1: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-23spmU4SnS0MKWX9k5upb3j0\_T22vic/view?usp=sharing](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-23spmU4SnS0MKWX9k5upb3j0_T22vic/view?usp=sharing) Mirror 2: [https://drive.proton.me/urls/ZCX8HBHJWG#2Mi4XWHLwQCq](https://drive.proton.me/urls/ZCX8HBHJWG#2Mi4XWHLwQCq) ​ Xova files: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ep54U-ulfvXYpQ3JZiVuSh9zV3QPxXJI/view?usp=sharing](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ep54U-ulfvXYpQ3JZiVuSh9zV3QPxXJI/view?usp=sharing) Mirror 1: [https://drive.proton.me/urls/9ZCHCC4WK4#yOiglTfw3MHh](https://drive.proton.me/urls/9ZCHCC4WK4#yOiglTfw3MHh)
January 21, 2023 21:20:13
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
What we're political divides like during the cold war in ex-socialist countries?In contemporary history where the mass of people have some say in governance, there have been political divides in some way i(.e identity politics and more government/less government under capitalism.) What was the split in ideology within the 2nd world (accounting for democratic centralism)
January 21, 2023 19:16:28
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What is syndicalism?
January 21, 2023 18:02:30
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
George Santos, American Supervillain
January 21, 2023 17:37:25
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [Kill]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
LIVE AT: Cop City Protest in Atlanta After Police Kill Forest Defender
January 21, 2023 17:08:22
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Another World is Phony? The case for a syndicalist vision
January 21, 2023 15:25:11
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I thought of sharing this piece about tampons in China. Only 2% of persons in China use tampons. This article, I believe, is a veiled attempt to intermix feminism and Sinophobia. So I ask: let’s discuss!
January 21, 2023 15:24:04
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
An Anthological History of Human Rights Abuses in the USA
January 21, 2023 15:23:19
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
An Anthological History of Human Rights Abuses in the USA
January 21, 2023 15:15:57
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
pretend "socialists" have no place in the revolution [7 reasons Democratic Socialists should vote Democrat in 2024]
January 21, 2023 15:12:40
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
China’s Global Mega-Projects Are Falling Apart
January 21, 2023 14:58:51
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
China's central SOEs' revenue to hit 39.4 trln yuan in 2022
January 21, 2023 14:27:48
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Steward's Corner: Don't Complain, Organize!
January 21, 2023 14:26:14
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
1/21 Town Hall with Richard D. WolffSaturday, Jan 21 at 5pmPT/7pmET join Marxist Economist Richard D. Wolff for a presentation and discussion online about the economic crises we face. Information to join here: [https://speakoutsocialists.org/th-01-21-23/](https://speakoutsocialists.org/th-01-21-23/) Recent article by Dr. Wolff contextualizing the discussion: [https://www.alternet.org/the-economic-realities-end-2022/](https://www.alternet.org/the-economic-realities-end-2022/)
January 21, 2023 13:52:00
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
China’s Global Mega-Projects Are Falling Apart
January 21, 2023 09:43:27
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Listen to me.
January 21, 2023 08:30:58
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
OK, so my banishment is finally succeeded, but none of my posts are being shown on the socialist rifle association or any other sub Reddit does anyone know why or have I gotten banned or shadow banned, perhaps?
January 21, 2023 08:30:37
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Need help figuring out an equitable financial model when buying a residental property for co-habitation and only some parties have savings to put inI'm currently looking into doing a kind of housing co-op or co-housing type thing (I'm on the very early research/brainstorming stage) and I'm trying to figure out if it would be feasible to have an equitable arrangement when some have savings to put in and some don't. I have savings, some of the other potential co-habitants do not. In a traditional landlord-tenant relationship, the renter is conceptually helping the landlord achieve full ownership share of the property, (initially, the landlord and the bank who gave the mortgage co-own the building*). This, I think, is a pretty unfair arrangement that leads to rent seeking behaviour. If the landlord is a democratic non-profit entity it's better, but in the co-housing context, importance is often rightly placed on having a sense of permanence and commitment through the ownership of property (or a share of property). Would it be possible to set up a model where monthly rent payments, rather than simply going to somebody's (or some legal entity's) mortgage payments, actually gives the renter an ownership share that builds up over time as they keep putting money in? That way, eventually, the mortgage is fully paid and the parties have joint ownership of the property. Running costs such as electricity, water and maintenance should be handled separately and paid by all the people using the property. The fraction of ownership depends on how much "value" we each have put in over the course of the mortgage repayment period. I imagine the numbers in the agreement could be tweaked in such a way that the person who put in the larger initial investment will see a reasonable "return on investment". If Person A puts in 20,000 € up front in 2023 and the renter puts in 20,000 € as rent over the course of the next ten years they shouldn't have the exact same share due to inflation and possibly other factors as well, such as some kind of risk factor. This is obviously something that should be transparently agreed upon and people will have a differing opinion on what's a fair return on investment. If you tie the ROI to a housing value index or a general consumer goods price index you will get very different results of what is a fair way to calculate the share given by the concurrent rent payments compared to the share given by the initial investment. I'm interested to hear mechanisms for calculating that. I'm not really looking for specific legal advice since I doubt many here are experts on Finnish property law and mortgages. I'm just inquiring into the concept and seeing if someone knows of anyone who has done such a thing. I'm sure an idea like this could be done in various ways (through an LLC, a nonprofit association, privately with contracts, etc.). *I know this is not legally the case, but on a conceptual level that is how I see the arrangement. The property is commodified and appreciates over time in such a way that the building and the mortgage can be "added" together to calculate a monetary net worth and can be used for financial transactions in the future. Housing is capital, mortgage is negative capital. Reduce the mortage, capital increases. The bank owns the mortgage and when it's gone the full capital value of the property is in the hands of the landlord.
January 21, 2023 08:30:18
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The case for free, universal basic services: Several crises are set to define the next century -- but journalist Aaron Bastani believes we have the technological ability to meet our biggest challenges and create unprecedented levels of prosperity for all.
January 21, 2023 07:36:16
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
(R)evolution in the 21st century?
January 21, 2023 06:48:50
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Bertrand Russel and the socialism that wasn't
January 21, 2023 03:45:29
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
BREAKING: Support for Scottish independence is at its second-highest level ever recorded.
January 21, 2023 03:42:53
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Thoughts on FRSO?These guys: frso.org I've determined there's really not much in my area (Space Coast FL) except a defunct(?) DSA chapter so I'm thinking of throwing my hat in with a national org. They're not the biggest, but they do seem to be active and determined despite that. I've read a bit about the split with the now Liberation Road that went more reformist(?). I've been diving deeper into leftism and I just can't sit on my ass, I feel like I need to DO something.
January 21, 2023 03:33:56
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Companies COULD be paying workers but instead they’re doing this
January 21, 2023 03:28:41
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Why is the term comrade so popular in socialist and communist movements?
January 21, 2023 03:28:24
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Thoughts on the rise of anti capitalism in Gen Z?
January 21, 2023 03:28:02
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
This is outrageous how the CEOs can get away with having such large salaries while average employees are probably making just enough to get by
January 20, 2023 22:42:01
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
BREAKING: Support for Scottish independence is at its second-highest level ever recorded.
January 20, 2023 22:31:51
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
‘This is not an employee choice’: The CEO of Morgan Stanley gets real and says employees can’t simply choose to work remotely
January 20, 2023 19:19:09
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Thoughts on FRSO?These guys: frso.org I've determined there's really not much in my area (Space Coast FL) except a defunct(?) DSA chapter so I'm thinking of throwing my hat in with a national org. They're not the biggest, but they do seem to be active and determined despite that. I've read a bit about the split with the now Liberation Road that went more reformist(?). I've been diving deeper into leftism and I just can't sit on my ass, I feel like I need to DO something.
January 20, 2023 16:24:26
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Lula: "Business owners get rich thanks to the labour of workers"
January 20, 2023 15:08:54
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Another example of capitalism eating itselfEnjoy
January 20, 2023 13:45:31
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What do you guys think about dollar diplomacy or America investing in countries in Africa/ Latin America?I have debate club at my school and I need to argue against the US funding infrastructure projects in Africa. What do you guys about this? And Is this imperialism?
January 20, 2023 13:28:21
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Are there any big socialist instagram me pages?
January 20, 2023 13:22:24
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Complaining about what the food bank gave them, but they have a nice manicure that is clearly fresh.
January 20, 2023 13:17:06
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
NYPD reporting crime stats with a 14/88. ACAB indeed.
January 20, 2023 12:51:30
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
7 reasons Democratic Socialists should vote Democrat in 2024
January 20, 2023 10:31:01
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Natural Selection will favor leftismBasically people will live longer in leftist economies so those conditions will be more favorable for survival of the species so I'm not quite as worried as I once was
January 20, 2023 07:46:51
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
This is in the official german "Verfassungsschutz" (defense of Constitution) website...
January 20, 2023 07:45:50
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
How does China's State Capitalism basically work?How does China's State Capitalism basically work? My main doubt is, are there sharp income inequalities? (that would be shocking!) or is the benefit reverted to the people? Any clarification much appreciated.
January 20, 2023 07:44:57
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Opinions on this post and the comments? Socialism doesn't work Venezuela can trade with most of the world
January 20, 2023 06:41:59
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
A single bedroom apartment cost 2k a month so even if you make 30$ an hour you'll still be living from pay check to pay check
January 20, 2023 06:37:59
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Solidarity with our French comrades
January 20, 2023 03:33:55
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Companies COULD be paying workers but instead they’re doing this
January 20, 2023 02:49:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
American fascist is oblivious to American imperalist militarism
January 19, 2023 19:55:33
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
What do you think about this Nietzsche quote? “Socialism itself can hope to exist only for brief periods here and there, and then only through the exercise of the extremest terrorism. For this reason it is secretly preparing itself for rule through fear and is driving the word “justice” into the heads of the half-educated masses like a nail so as to rob them of their reason… and to create in them a good conscience for the evil game they are to play.” \-Beyond Good and Evil
January 19, 2023 18:48:50
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What do you think about this Nietzsche quote? “Socialism itself can hope to exist only for brief periods here and there, and then only through the exercise of the extremest terrorism. For this reason it is secretly preparing itself for rule through fear and is driving the word “justice” into the heads of the half-educated masses like a nail so as to rob them of their reason… and to create in them a good conscience for the evil game they are to play.” \-Beyond Good and Evil
January 19, 2023 16:33:06
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Why socialism fails.
January 19, 2023 16:02:46
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [dumb]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
change an alt-righter's mind?hey, this is really dumb for a first post, but i thought i'd come in here to ask if you have any ideas on how i could change the mind of an alt-right-winger in my school. he's adjacent to my friend group and it's uncomfortable to be around him because he supports France's far right political party, Reconquête. I would like to change his mind but am autistic and 17 so would need a bit of advice on how to go about it. Thanks.
January 19, 2023 13:58:45
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Cliqpost - anonymous postings
January 19, 2023 11:09:36
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
What is the equivalent of The Communist Manifesto for socialism?I was reading through the wiki and saw a mass of readings to do, but is there one “definitive” document to really introduce one to socialism? I’m trying to explore lots of facets of political ideologies by reading their “foundational texts”, if you will. TIA!
January 19, 2023 08:42:12
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
What is the equivalent of The Communist Manifesto for socialism?I was reading through the wiki and saw a mass of readings to do, but is there one “definitive” document to really introduce one to socialism? I’m trying to explore lots of facets of political ideologies by reading their “foundational texts”, if you will. TIA!
January 19, 2023 07:28:18
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
We've been through dark ages caused by religion. Now we are undergoing another dark ages caused by corporatocracy. More than state powerful interest groups are regulating our rights to access information, education, and keep us under illusion of freedom. Politics is legally corrupt by the ones with real power. Health care is focused on treatment over prevention, big pharma, which profits on people's illness, dictates how medicine is thought and practiced, private corporations of all areas are funding research to be biased, oil companies have been suppressing development of renewable energy, our countries lead profit motivated wars, people are being fed with overwhelming amounts of propaganda, consumerism is at the stage that average person can't afford not to indirectly contribute to unfair trade, from fast food to fast fashion - poison, ecological irreversible damage and slavery are being normalised and people are being gaslight about that too. Humanity is far from reaching it's potential to live in harmony with nature and generate the best quality products and science. GDP is a measure of success in capitalism which is essentially contest of how fast can scarce resources be turned into trash. Shower thoughts
January 19, 2023 07:27:56
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
SOCIALISM, in all of its various forms, boiled down.===== SOCIALISM, in all of its various forms, boiled down. . Spoiler: The choice of a political /economic system is not, by itself, a stable solution to the control of money-in-politics. . Socialism comes in several versions with a much debated and complex history. Much controversy in socialism is generated by a blurring of the terms falling under the categories of "problems, goals, and solutions." Socialism is one, possible solution. . Our political /economic system, having gone through a period of being a more free-market capitalism, has now become a runaway, monopoly capitalism. Recognizing the excesses of runaway monopoly capitalism does not, by itself alone, make one a socialist. The same can be said for choosing one’s goals. . The solution one chooses in reaching one's political goals determines one’s political label. Socialism is one of several suggested pathways to fixing the problem of runaway, monopoly capitalism. . Socialist is fundamentally a rejection of capitalism, which is an economic system that prioritizes private ownership, competition, and profit. Under the basic definition of capitalism, the supply and demand of goods and services are determined by competing private businesses, with minimal (or no) governmental interference, such as setting price floors or ceilings. Businesses and business owners, not workers, own the means of production as well as the final goods and services; thus, owners claim all the profits (or losses) from the sale of these goods. [https://www.studioatao.org/socialism](https://www.studioatao.org/socialism) p.1, ¶3. . The majority of differences in socialism emerge from variation in how this production process is managed, how the government is assembled and maintained, and what is considered equitable distribution. [https://www.studioatao.org/socialism](https://www.studioatao.org/socialism) p1, ¶2. System-wide socialism can come in several forms ranging from the government's support of local, employee groups to state ownership of the means of production and control over investment. (Oxford Companion to Philosophy, edited by Ted Honderich, Oxford, 1995) [https://www.reddit.com/r/SocialDemocracy/comments/g6lyog/on\_socialism\_social\_democracy\_and\_democratic/](https://www.reddit.com/r/SocialDemocracy/comments/g6lyog/on_socialism_social_democracy_and_democratic/) . Although socialistic, an individual worker cooperative is not socialism. Socialism is not a large amount of services provided by the government nor the enforcement of law regulating a free-market. Socialism describes a government’s political /economic structure. Socialism is the public ownership and central control of the means of production and investment whether administered by self-appointed elites or administered democratically. What is socialism? | Steve Keen and Lex Fridman - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXLKuFN5FBo&t=17s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXLKuFN5FBo&t=17s) And see: XVIII Stockholm - Socialist International Congresses - Jun 22, 1989 [https://www.socialistinternational.org](https://www.socialistinternational.org) . Nordic Countries Aren’t Actually Socialist: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden shouldn’t be held up as socialist utopias. [https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/27/nordic-countries-not-socialist-denmark-norway-sweden-centrist/](https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/27/nordic-countries-not-socialist-denmark-norway-sweden-centrist/) Bernie Sanders and Berniecrats are not Socialist, but we are allies with socialists in pushing, leftward. We both want a rebalancing of our political system from the control by money to control by the will-of-the-people. . Corporations are economic tools of capitalism created by the state that have become unregulated and corrupted by money-in-politics. Corporations are much like a dog off of its leash; it's not the fault of the dog if it messes on your lawn. . “No one in their right mind thinks that the government should own everything.” Bernie Sanders [https://youtu.be/OmbAcKDuxUY?t=497](https://youtu.be/OmbAcKDuxUY?t=497) . \--------- [https://www.facebook.com/groups/Berniecrats/](https://www.facebook.com/groups/Berniecrats/)
January 19, 2023 05:15:32
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Please sign up and join makes life better
January 19, 2023 01:48:46
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Giving lectures about cultural difference and toleranceI have a job where as part of it I give lectures about cross-cultural understanding. I would like some opinions from fellow socialists about what I should talk about it and how I should encourage people to think about their own cultures and others. I have very much overthought this, but I would appreciate to hear what you think of the assumptions and approach I am using. In my reading, I have often come across texts concluding with things like "there are no good or bad cultures" and that people who are masters of cultural competency should be able to change their own values to seamlessly switch between different cultures. I have a few problems with this. I think that there are "good" and "bad" aspects of all cultures and rather than just accepting that and leaving them as is, people should be encouraged to critique culture. I think that is it okay to critique cultures, including those of others, so long as you are consistant in how you are applying your values. People are agents in their societies and they have the right to change it if they disagree with it. The idea that culture is something that we should just accept or adapt ourselves to sounds like an extremely conservative worldview to me. You should be able to critique cultures based on your values, but you must also always open to having your own values challenged. You would never completely agree with the culture that you grew up in and that is good. That means that you are thinking critically. You should always think about how the world could be made a better place. Being critical of another culture is not the same as disrespecting it (again, so long as you are consistant). And, in saying that, you can still change your behaviour to behave in an appropriate way as a sign of respect for other people. Tolerance is key, and we must be intolerant of intolerance. Related to that, while I think that it is ok to disagree with another culture, you have no right to tell the people of that culture to change it. Any more thoughts? Any reading for me? Thank you!
January 19, 2023 01:18:04
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
How were the Soviets able to educate the population so quickly? #
January 18, 2023 21:41:35
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Members of the PCUSA and LYC donated school and medical supplies as well as toys to the Cuban people while in Cuba for the US-Cuba Youth Friendship Meeting. Today we received this letter of recognition and thanks from the students of the school we donated to!
January 18, 2023 21:40:08
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
how is feudalism not just another form of capitalism?dont know much about feudalism but the only difference I can really find with it and capitalism is that in feudalism it's not possible to change your class. But the means of production are still privately owned, wouldn't that make it capitalism?
January 18, 2023 20:12:16
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [shot]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Protestor Murdered by Police in Atlantahttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/01/18/georgia-trooper-shot-man-killed-proposed-atlanta-police-site/11077432002/ I posted about Cop City a few days ago, but here’s an update on the situation in Atlanta. This is in response to the ongoing demonstrations to halt the construction of Cop City, a massive militarized police base that is set to be built in a traditional black working class neighborhood in Atlanta Georgia. If you are unfamiliar with Cop City, watch this video: https://youtu.be/fPMW47tCA1g Already you can see how the media is manufacturing a very specific narrative around these events. The situation is ongoing. I am NOT on the ground but I’ve been following the story closely and want to get as many eyes on this as possible. But please post more updates if you know more about the situation.
January 18, 2023 20:03:41
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
New WV bill introduced would make "transgender exposure" to a minor a felony with up to 5 years prison sentence.
January 18, 2023 19:56:42
removelink:
Crosspost from disallowed subreddit - r/{{match}} (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Protestor Murdered By Police in Atlanta
January 18, 2023 18:41:24
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [crazy]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Anybody elses think socialism/the left was in a way better place 4-5 years ago?I don't know if it's right, but it definitely feels like that. It was on the news more, there were more memes, there was Bernie hype, and a lot of anti-rich sentiment, even critical theory stuff was getting popular. Anyway, now I feel like everybody's kinda disillusioned or don't have the energy anymore. Plus things are not as crazy, they are just kinda dreadful in a boring way.
January 18, 2023 16:24:30
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
(Serious) Why so much support for Russia and China?Hello, I have a question about perceptions of historically socialist countries. I've noticed (especially in subs like "late stage capitalism", but I can't seem to post at all there for some reason) that there is a lot of almost aggressive support for Russia and China. However, aren't Russia and China even worse for human rights, very authoritarian, and still capitalist today? How are they a good example of socialism or worth supporting? To be clear I support the concept of socialism and democracy. I just don't see that Russia and China are doing either of those things. Surely there are better example out there?
January 18, 2023 16:14:49
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
(Serious) Why so much support for Russia and China?Hello, I have a question about perceptions of historically socialist countries. I've noticed (especially in subs like "late stage capitalism", but I can't seem to post at all there for some reason) that there is a lot of almost aggressive support for Russia and China. However, aren't Russia and China even worse for human rights, very authoritarian, and still capitalist today? How are they a good example of socialism or worth supporting? To be clear I support the concept of socialism and democracy. I just don't see that Russia and China are doing either of those things. Surely there are better example out there?
January 18, 2023 16:14:29
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
(Serious) Why so much support for Russia and China?Hello, I have a question about perceptions of historically socialist countries. I've noticed (especially in subs like "late stage capitalism", but I can't seem to post at all there for some reason) that there is a lot of almost aggressive support for Russia and China. However, aren't Russia and China even worse for human rights, very authoritarian, and still capitalist today? How are they a good example of socialism or worth supporting? To be clear I support the concept of socialism and democracy. I just don't see that Russia and China are doing either of those things. Surely there are better example out there?
January 18, 2023 15:41:22
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
liberal fascism by jonah goldbergi was looking for a new book to read and i came across Liberal fascism by Jonah Goldberg. Originally i thought it was about how liberals are complacent with fascism so i thought it would be an interesting read. turns out it’s about how fascism is left wing in origins and national socialist are actually socialist. Jonah says that some domocrats have fascist-like policies, i didn’t pick it up because of the “national socialist are socialist “ bit but i want to know if anyone has read it!?
January 18, 2023 15:32:55
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [dumb]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
liberal fascism by Jonah GoldbergHas anyone read liberal fascism by jonah goldberg? when i first saw it at the library i initially thought it was about liberals complacency with fascism but nooo. It’s about how fascism is a creation of the left wing and national socialist is actually socialist. i thought it was funny but i didn’t read it because i knew how dumb it sounded but i just want a basic run down.
January 18, 2023 14:20:19
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Another reason to hate landlords
January 18, 2023 13:55:26
removelink:
Might break reddit's rules, [murder]. Please manually review. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Documentaries on Cuba that every socialist should watch.I just made a couple long comments regarding these Docs, but after reading more comments decided to post these here for more people to see. My family is from Cuba and I was raised on even more lies about Cuba than most Americans, so I was particularly moved by these movies. They are not perfect and I’m sure some will claim they are not “unbiased” enough, I disagree. I implore you to step away from your preconceived notions on Cuba and give these Docs a watch with an open mind. “Fidel” (2001) https://youtu.be/P2Obp6YS4SY (1:31:41) “Cuba: Defending Socialism, Resisting Imperialism” (2010) https://youtu.be/xxFPZaurHZA (46:06) “Che, Un hombre Nuevo” (2010) https://vimeo.com/363347022 (2:08:58) I have to say that they are all fantastic, but the last one on Che is seriously beautiful. If you have doubts about Che and Fidel just try to listen to them in their own words, both him and Fidel speak in a way you would find surprising if you were raised on American lies. I add this non-communist source for the likely “but Che was a racists homophobic murder” comments. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1lt4rb/was_it_the_truth_behind_the_critical_controversy/ Cuba (and USSR) obviously had a bad history with LGBTQ rights but IMO any Marxist should be able to look at the material conditions of the times and understand that while inexcusable today, it does not negate the good done by these revolutionaries. Castro may not have admitted he was wrong until he was very old but he did anyways, something I don’t think many old people are ever able to do. I am Bisexual myself so I know first hand of the homophobic nature of most anti-socialist/communists spouting off about Cuba and it’s past. My family sadly loved to point out what’s wrong with Cuba while being homophobic and racists themselves, so maybe the first hand experience there makes it hard for me to hold Cuba’s past against it. My family would not even teach any of us Spanish due to internalized racism, so the claims of racism against Cuba really fall flat for me.
January 18, 2023 12:27:07
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
1 Second from 40 Animated Movies
January 18, 2023 09:29:08
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
(Serious) Why so much support for Russia and China?Hello, I have a question about perceptions of historically socialist countries. I've noticed (especially in subs like "late stage capitalism", but I can't seem to post at all there for some reason) that there is a lot of almost aggressive support for Russia and China. However, aren't Russia and China even worse for human rights, very authoritarian, and still capitalist today? How are they a good example of socialism or worth supporting? To be clear I support the concept of socialism and democracy. I just don't see that Russia and China are doing either of those things. Surely there are better example out there?
January 18, 2023 09:14:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I made a drawing describing the conflict between nationalism and socialism in Turkey, how do you think it happened or how can it be developed?
January 18, 2023 09:14:38
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Should I take down the portrait of Marx, USSR country balls, and Soviet propaganda pictures from my dorm?Communism is linked to depression and suicide to me. I'm not a communist anymore but it has become part of my personality. I think of communism and even ideologically become more communistic when I'm depressed and suicidal. When I want to hurt myself I listen to communist songs to make myself feel somewhat better. Ideologically I no longer align with communism but rather democratic socialism.
January 18, 2023 07:59:02
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
New bill would force federal workers to return to in-person offices
January 18, 2023 07:58:45
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
BuT HoW ArE We gOiNg tO PaY FoR It?
January 18, 2023 07:58:22
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
How to respond to the challenges of socialism?In my opinion: if we want to achieve a socialist system, we have to be clear that it is the best political system, and that it is much better than capitalism. Therefore, we have to prove our point to ourselves and to others. I would like to share with you some questions we may face. I’ll give you some arguments that I’ve heard often. What is the best way to respond to them? I’d really appreciate any thoughtful answers. Here're some of the arguments against socialism that I’ve heard: Despite the obvious social injustices inherent to capitalism, it’s more adapted to human nature. What moves humans to produce innovative and progressive economies that benefit us all, requires individual enterprise, where one or a group of individuals lead the rest, while only them reap the profits. Socialism is inherently inefficient, because it does not adapt as efficiently to human nature. Socialism is based on the idea that humans will be as creative, innovative, and work as hard, working for the collective, as working for themselves, which is not realistic. Example: Let’s think of a company manufacturing mobile phones: \- In a capitalist society, the company is run by one or more owners, that pay others to do the bulk of the work, according to their direction, while they reap the benefit, which they use partly to their own profit and partly to grow the company. Because the company competes with others, it must adapt or die: it has to innovate, make staff work harder and invest more, which ultimately makes it go the extra mile. \- In a socialist society, the company is run by a group of people, who share the profit. Their goal is the benefit of all, and the obvious satisfaction that this implies. …however, this implies that the ideas and planning that push the company to innovate and produce, must be agreed, which almost always discourages or confronts the members, and ends up in slack, indolence and poor productivity. These disagreements often corrupt the democracy of the group, and ends up in a group of friends holding the power while the others are marginalized. Also, because the state will protect the company in case of failure, there is even less urge to adapt, work hard or innovate. The result being a less productive company and people hoping to have capitalism back. That is why there has never been a successful communist society. Think of Germany: the communist side stalled while the capitalist side throve and grew to be the most advanced economy in Europe. But let me now give my opinion: I think that the challenges posed by these situations, would be the result of many of us feeling marginalized, unheard or imposed upon. And that the only way to achieve a reasonable socialist society, would be for us humans being able to overcome these egoisms and be able to work for the collective, in a way that produces social cohesion and neutralizes corruptive forces. This may require most of us humans, to be educated enough to overcome these horrible human traits, and be able to agree and not compete, share and not hoard. Otherwise we may have no option but to fall back to capitalism.
January 18, 2023 07:57:57
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Why don't you pool money together to start a bank?I've been thinking about this long and hard and I realized that we have the tools for mobilization. We just aren't using them. So I was wondering why not communally invest in a bank or business that's available only to our members? We keep money circulating in a socialist economy and begin to move toward an economic revolution. I mean so people complain I'm just wondering about actually practicing what we preach
January 18, 2023 07:57:43
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Me and ChatGPT are having many nice conversationsSoon it will be ComradeGPT
January 18, 2023 07:33:54
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Should I take down the portrait of Marx, USSR country balls, and Soviet propaganda pictures from my dorm?Communism is linked to depression and suicide to me. I'm not a communist anymore but it has become part of my personality. I think of communism and even ideologically become more communistic when I'm depressed and suicidal. When I want to hurt myself I listen to communist songs to make myself feel somewhat better. Ideologically I no longer align with communism but rather democratic socialism.
January 18, 2023 04:05:44
removelink:
remove (mod:
Mealimo
)
Here's a shitty political comic I made haha
January 18, 2023 02:32:36
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Late trade unionist Jimmy Reid on the right's obsession with 'freedoms'
January 17, 2023 23:08:19
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Any advice for someone working at an extremely predatory company ?I work as a chat agent for a "nutrition" company. The layout of the app we use deliberately tricks people into signing up for our $230 plan when they think they're signing up for the $39 one. The app also has a two step process to unsubscribe. This is specifically designed to make people think they have canceled their plan when they haven't. I hear from people all day requesting refunds. They tell me they thought they signed up for the cheaper plan. They tell me the payment overdrafted their account or that some health emergency has come up and they need those funds back. But by company policy, we are only allowed to offer refunds if the customer threatens to get the bank involved or go to the Better Business Bureau. If they don't specifically do that, I have to deny them. I was facing possible eviction and this is literally the only job I could get on short notice. I need the check to survive, but I feel like such a scumbag and a bad leftist for working here.
January 17, 2023 22:04:39
removelink:
Probable troll - /u/gammarabbit (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Socialism as a Philosophy re: Hierarchy of Values, vs. Socialism as a Political EstablishmentA common socialist cop-out in political debates is some variation of, "I am just saying we should prioritize human health, life, etc. over capital or profit." This is a philosophy which posits a hierarchy of human values, placing welfare of the person at the top. It is not a political philosophy or political system. The question then becomes, OK, how do we create a political system which successfully organizes a given society and culture in order to produce such an outcome, where people are happy and healthy etc. Another question: is the use of force on coercion justified against those who do not wish to be part of this system, which will be inherently imperfect, because people are imperfect. And if people are not forced into the socialist system, but instead are permitted to go live outside of it and create a rival system, then the overarching system is no longer socialism but rather an anarchist web of separate systems. At what scale can socialism exist as a political or governmental system without leading to this, without coercion and violence?
January 17, 2023 21:59:14
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Here's a shitty political comic I made haha
January 17, 2023 20:00:33
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I think I'm onboard with the socialism idea, but I have a question about how it can work for a country.So what if country A adopted socialist policies but country B stayed capitalist. Wouldn't large corporations based in country A be incentivized to move to B since socialism leads to more money for lower and mid level workers, but less for higher ups? Wouldn't that create massive job loss in this new socialist country?
January 17, 2023 19:51:46
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Kyrsten Sinema Defends Stance on Filibuster, High-Fives Joe Manchin
January 17, 2023 19:49:52
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
I need help defending socialism/attacking capitalism for schoolFor my highschool debate class, I chose to argue for socialism, something I truly believe in, but I don't have the greatest understanding of it. I know what socialism is and reasons why it is good in a simple sense, but I've come here in hopes of broadening my understanding of socialism, why it is good, and even the problems with capitalism. What I want to know is what socialism excels in, problems with capitalism, and helpful statistics that further prove my argument. Thank you.
January 17, 2023 17:07:57
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
I need help defending socialism/attacking capitalism for schoolFor my highschool debate class, I chose to argue for socialism, something I truly believe in, but I don't have the greatest understanding of it. I know what socialism is and reasons why it is good in a simple sense, but I've come here in hopes of broadening my understanding of socialism, why it is good, and even the problems with capitalism. What I want to know is what socialism excels in, problems with capitalism, and helpful statistics that further prove my argument. Thank you.
January 17, 2023 17:07:50
removelink:
New account filter, manually check - /u/CertifiedSocialist (mod:
AutoModerator
)
I need help defending socialism/attacking capitalism for schoolFor my highschool debate class, I chose to argue for socialism, something I truly believe in, but I don't have the greatest understanding of it. I know what socialism is and reasons why it is good in a simple sense, but I've come here in hopes of broadening my understanding of socialism, why it is good, and even the problems with capitalism. What I want to know is what socialism excels in, problems with capitalism, and helpful statistics that further prove my argument. Thank you.
January 17, 2023 16:19:39
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
should non-Native Americans leave North America?I was always under the impression that Native Americans did not find it necessary for non-Natives to leave for land back to be achieved. But today I did meet a person who was claiming that most Natives wanted non-Natives to leave, along with some other stuff (like communism is not for Natives and stuff like that). You can read the convo if you'd like it's in my comment history. I looked it up and couldn't find any other Natives who think this way, but this person is claiming that the vast majority of them do. Of course I would leave North America if that was necessary to achieve land back, but I'm just not sure if it is? Responses be from Native Americans preferably.
January 17, 2023 16:19:29
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
should I respond to this person? if so what should I say? the three countries that tried socialism and failed are India, Israel, and the U. K. according to this link btw
January 17, 2023 16:18:22
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
The workers own their work!
January 17, 2023 15:34:30
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [bitch]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
Do People Even Care?I Don't Think People Care That Much. (an American viewpoint) So long story short I left ROTC because I viewed the military as not a viable solution to the world's problems and I wanted to go back home to help my community. In doing so I noticed just how apathetic everyone is but how quick they are to complain. I started two organizations that don't require anyone to spend money. All I'm asking for is effort. Filling out surveys, feedback, and maybe slight mobilization. I try talking to people trying to get more people engaged but the more I try the more I realize. These people do not give a shit. Some do. But it seems to be an extremely small minority. I have this fear that people are going to wait for things to get worse before they even think about doing anything because they aren't angry enough. That's how the January 6th Insurrection started a bunch of irrationally angry people tried to organize a coup because they felt like they lost something The shit regular people are losing doesn't seem to be motivating them to try to work together to do something about it. And I'm shocked. People are losing more than Trumpers did and there's nothing. Sure there are a few Strikes and Unions but all that can be undone. Where's the Vanguard Party? For all the rhetoric people have about the government, inflation, war, and society. You would think they would try to find solutions. But no. A lot of them just bitch and then go back to doing whatever they were doing. Apathetic, cynical, lazy, and self-centered. We can't have a movement with these people. And I'm trying to find other socialists but I fear that I'm wasting my time. Why should we care about these people and the economy more than they do? Why don't we create our own organizations and support ourselves and our members? How about we make a model that convinces other people to follow our lead? Maybe instead of expecting revolution, we consolidate what we do have and build from there. But IDK. I'm just frustrated.
January 17, 2023 15:32:16
removelink:
Slur filter, triggered on [dumbass]. (mod:
AutoModerator
)
I Don't Think People Care That Much.(an American viewpoint) So long story short I left ROTC because I viewed the military as not a viable solution to the world's problems and I wanted to go back home to help my community. In doing so I noticed just how apathetic everyone is but how quick they are to complain. I started two organizations that don't require anyone to spend money. All I'm asking for is effort. Filling out surveys, feedback, and maybe slight mobilization. I try talking to people trying to get more people engaged but the more I try the more I realize. These people do not give a shit. Some do. But it seems to be an extremely small minority. I have this fear that people are going to wait for things to get worse before they even think about doing anything because they aren't angry enough. That's how the January 6th Insurrection started a bunch of irrationally angry people tried to organize a coup because they felt like they lost something The shit regular people are losing doesn't seem to be motivating them to try to work together to do something about it. And I'm shocked. People are losing more than Trumpers did and there's nothing. Sure there are a few Strikes and Unions but all that can be undone. Where's the Vanguard Party? For all the rhetoric people have about the government, inflation, war, and society. You would think they would try to find solutions. But no. A lot of them just bitch and then go back to doing whatever they were doing. Apathetic, cynical, lazy, and self-centered. We can't have a movement with these people. And I'm trying to find other socialists but I fear that I'm wasting my time. Why should we care about these people and the economy more than they do? Why don't we create our own organizations and support ourselves and our members? How about we make a model that convinces other people to follow our lead? Maybe instead of expecting revolution, we consolidate what we do have and build from there. But IDK. I'm just frustrated.
January 17, 2023 15:21:19
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
“a daily commute home” - a socialist take on work
January 17, 2023 15:09:27
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
I think I'm onboard with the socialism idea, but I have a question about how it can work for a country.So what if country A adopted socialist policies but country B stayed capitalist. Wouldn't large corporations based in country A be incentivized to move to B since socialism leads to more money for lower and mid level workers, but less for higher ups? Wouldn't that create massive job loss in this new socialist country?
January 17, 2023 13:59:05
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Do any of y’all know whose signature this is?
January 17, 2023 13:58:49
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Near the end of his life he started to drive the point that community protection was necessary, that capitalism is a failed model, and those with power want to keep the status quo at the expense of the entire working class.
January 17, 2023 13:56:33
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
what is your opinion on Nelson Mandela?
January 17, 2023 11:59:03
removelink:
remove (mod:
raicopk
)
Union Rally in Barrie, ON / January 18, 2022 / 3pm
January 17, 2023 10:58:15
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
Union Rally in Barrie, ON / January 18, 2022 / 3pm
January 17, 2023 07:57:50
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
You lose before you even begin.
January 17, 2023 07:41:48
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
It is hypocritical to support workers right in developing countries and be “concerned” with developing countries losing “cheap laborers” at the SAME time..The recent discussion on China’s declining population is a prime example of this. Prior to the recent news that China will experince its first population decline since the 60s, most people would criticize China for its exploitation of poor people in their factories. The rich gets wealthier while those who work the hardest stay poor. Now that the population in China is declining, most people talk about how the Chinese economy will collapse because it will no longer be the world’s biggest sweatshop. How long do you want poor people to get paid for less than dollar a day to make cheap craps for the ‘murican consoomers?! Are poor people suppose to stay poor and remain “cheap” for generations? It is sickening that people can even think this way! In all honesty, slight population decline in a country with 1.4 billion people is not necessarily all bad. No country on earth can provide basic and adequate benefits to this many people. Maybe it’s time to think about how to take care of the people that are present instead of satisfying our capitalist greed.
January 17, 2023 07:08:24
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Can Fascism Rise/Exist without capitalism?I've heard that Fascism is Capitalism in decline but is that all it is? Could fascism rise out of any mode of production without Capitalism?
January 17, 2023 07:04:32
removelink:
remove (mod:
Patterson9191717
)
Society's Historical Issues?Www dot SayingsByAlesaRobb dot Blogspot dot com
January 17, 2023 07:03:39
removelink:
Crowd Control remove (mod:
reddit
)
It is hypocritical to support workers right in developing countries and be “concerned” with developing countries losing “cheap laborers” at the SAME time..The recent discussion on China’s declining population is a prime example of this. Prior to the recent news that China will experince its first population decline since the 60s, most people would criticize China for its exploitation of poor people in their factories. The rich gets wealthier while those who work the hardest stay poor. Now that the population in China is declining, most people talk about how the Chinese economy will collapse because it will no longer be the world’s biggest sweatshop. How long do you want poor people to get paid for less than dollar a day to make cheap craps for the ‘murican consoomers?! Are poor people suppose to stay poor and remain “cheap” for generations? It is sickening that people can even think this way! In all honesty, slight population decline in a country with 1.4 billion people is not necessarily all bad. No country on earth can provide basic and adequate benefits to this many people. Maybe it’s time to think about how to take care of the people that are present instead of satisfying our capitalist greed.
Top