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Joined 7M ago
Cake day: Mar 01, 2022


Didn’t Joe Biden literally say there would “be no Nord Stream 2” if Russia invaded?

Here we go
>“All currently available information indicates that this is the result of deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage,” the council said. Yes, yes it does

Good to hear. Fuck them. We have to do what we have to do.

Keep us updated, my friend

Someone even made an account called CriticalResist with an “s” at the end, impersonating the real one.

I am appalled.

I’m not really sure, that’s why I asked you guys to hear different arguments for and against it. I agree with you, but at the same time it really rubs me the wrong way having the state wielding that kind of power. I’m still making my mind up, I need to do more looking into it.___

The part about not owning our voices anymore rings very true, especially in regards to political discourse.

Great work, comrade

Edit: Political discourse from the left, obviously. Fascists get to say whatever they want.

Exactly! I joined about a month before it got quarantined, then the war in Ukraine started and I immediately needed a place to seek refuge. I’m thankful, in a way. This place is great.

I live in a purple state and I see shirts with anti-mask graphics and get weird looks for wearing them in public, lol.

Thanks Joe! I’m sure having a 9/11 size death toll every week in America alone will be something we learn to live with.

This sounds similar to the word “conspiracy” becoming an inherent negative and not what the definition of the word is.

Thank you for the explanation, that was very helpful!

That is what I meant, thank you!

100% agree

On Propaganda
How do we feel about propaganda? And what would the definition be? As far as I understand it, propaganda is simply a tool used to convey political messages accurately and concisely in hopes to get people over to whatever side it is coming from. Am I wrong in this? Is there a "good" propaganda and "bad" propaganda? EDIT: Rephrased some things

The yellow Parenti videos were my “aha” moment.

That got me into reading theory and listening to audiobooks. I now am slowly but surely making my way towards a fully grown Marxist!

I recently tried to look at some on-the-ground stuff on Telegram and it is all censored.

I live in the US. Freeze peach, or whatever.

Honestly, even the argument that she “holds no real power” (which is flawed at best but we will take it at face value) doesn’t sit right with me. Okay, removed, you still want the tradition of having a monarch? Even for looks? You know where that wealth could go?

Let’s bring back fake slavery, for old times’ sake, right?

I definitely agree. I never understood the inherent respect in being dead, lol.

Comrades stuck in America, where is the first place you'd move to if your situation permitted it?
Furthermore, are any of you planning on being able to make it happen anytime soon?

Achievement Unlocked: How Did We Get Here?

How to apply/practice dialectical materialism?
I've made it through Dialectical and Historical Materialism by Stalin and I think I have the basic concept, but I would appreciate it if I could have some aid in deepening my understanding and application of it. Any books/sources that are helpful would be great, too. Thanks in advance :)

I just got into the most corny argument about China with a liberal I've ever experienced. (This will be long, my apologies.) This is all real. Word for word.
*posts about what the headlines would be like if China legalized beating kids in school* Liberal: The headlines wouldn’t be much diff g. Literally so many people above the age of 50 support that shit. Me: Nah. I feel like western med would be all over that beating the drum about China beating their kids and it would be heavily exaggerated lol like the whole social credit thing. Liberal: No. Legit no. Me: How so? So much over there gets misrepresented. Liberal: I think China's bad, G. Me: Why? I know it's not perfect, but it has my support. Liberal: Bro they genocide the Muslims. Police state is it not? The way they enforce stuff. Mainstream media also has a problem with it so it almost certainly is bad in some regard. Plus destiny agrees and some politicians I like. Me: Uyghur genocide is straight up western fabrication imo, like 30 Muslim envoys just went there and came back defending it. I'll find the source. Alot of that was propagated by Adrian Zenz who works for the US government and the victims of communism foundation which is a joke lmao. Typical 100 billion dead stuff. As for police state I'm not sure what you consider that to be but I don't see china gunning down minorities in the street or with 22% of the world's prison population despite being 4% of the world's population like the USA. What do you mean the way they enforce stuff? And mainstream media is us government and billionaire funded so it shouldn't surprise anyone that the narrative is "china bad" and diametrically opposed to socialism. I don't really like or watch too much destiny, but what politicians? Liberal: I highly doubt the slaughter is fabricated. I can look into it later to prove you wrong on that. But I doubt china properly reports their imprisoned and data and they enforce things through breaches of privacy. Me: I really don't think it's legit. China is poised to take us over economically and is socialist. This is plenty of reason to propagate a genocide when the world order is capitalism. *link the site where the state department admits not having enough evidence to declare genocide*. Furthermore, most proof for this is usually 144p satellite images of prisons or something ridiculous like that. The falling birthrate argument is bullshit because the Uyghurs have just recently been placed under the same birthrate requirements as the Han so of course they will fall. What makes china less credible than the US? Do you have the same doubts for our bureau? What kinds of breaches of privacy are you speaking of? And like the United States hasn't been spying on the entire population the entire time? Lib: You have to understand if we declared genocide all hell would break loose. So first off you understand there is motive for the US to cover it up and not give a fuck? Especially since yk, we don’t necessarily care of Muslims that much? I feel like that would be the first thing that should come to your head… the US don’t care about Muslims… but ig cause it's china you are dissonance? Me: Right, the motive is not Muslim lives, I think it's anti-china rhetoric. and dissonance how so Lib: Wym? *uses my name* look at your first message. Thats literally the us defending China gang. Come on you ain't dumb. China is less credible because they don't have the same checks and balances as we do and their departments are corrupt. That’s why we can say 911 actually happened and why if that Shii happened in China we would have no clue. If you really gaf about both sides you would kno why China cannot be trusted bro Me: Departments aren't corrupt here?!? You think our checks and balances genuinely work for the people here? And I don't mean this in a condescending or rude way but do you know how china works? Like their system of participation? Lib: there is a difference. Large scale deception is impossible in the US. Departments are separated in the US, in China they are not. Yes they do work for us here. I know not of one country that operates like the US. Me: How is large scale deception impossible here bro? And you're right they have far greater participation in many other countries lol including 🇨🇳 Lib (this is where it gets weird): Because Large scale deception implies cooperation between departments. We have real humans in the US with more means and less threat to their lives for leaking info. Prosecutions have to go through judges where everything needs to be declassified. China doesn’t work this way. Me: You don't think that those departments have the same class interests? And do you genuinely believe things are always declassified? Also what are you implying with "real humans in us with more means and less threat to their lives for leaking info" lol the cia has killed journalists time and time again and or locked them up. Lib: There could be some deceptions/ things done by individual departments sure but for example, a genocide could never happen in secret. Bro, not everything has to do with class. Other values exist in this world. Plus you forget there are hundreds of thousands of people in these organizations. Things would get leaked. However, china doesn't grant its citizens the same things to prevent leaks such as heavy regulation of the internet. *uses my name*, you sound very dumb when you say "do you genuinely believe all things get declassified". With prosecutions? Literally yes. I don’t think you understand all court cases are public info G. Things have to be declassified in proesections Because it runs through the state judges. Look this up. Also, keyword CIA. A singular department. Meaning they were able to leak things. Dog you’ve been legit brainwashed if u think Uighur is faked. Like deadass that’s some conspiracy stuff to claim that shit fake Me: I am not arguing that it couldn't be leaked here or that everything is covered up. I'm saying some things surely are. But sure, let's give our government the benefit of the doubt and say that these individual agencies (e.g CIA) are solely responsible for the destruction they've caused and no other government force had a play in it. These people were never prosecuted for MKULTRA, for the hundreds of thousands of people killed, millions of lives ruined in the global south, etc. Many things have been leaked like you said, but I think it's incredibly naive to believe that our government is entirely transparent (Here I made an assumption about what they were saying). Where are you making these assumptions about China from? As for the internet, they are subject to cyber attacks and heavy western influence. Of course they want a secure internet. Furthermore, you can literally get a VPN or some other shit and get around it, plenty of chinese do. Nobody is coming after you for that. Yes, everything when prosecuted is declassified, I'm talking about the things that aren't prosecuted and haven't been leaked. Yes, we have protections in theory. This does not stop the persecution and suspicious unaliving of journalists and radical figures. Lib: What assumptions do you refer to? Officials get away with incredibly terrible programs like MKULTRA which mind you, are INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS, they have nothing to do with other departments. Deadass. Believe what you want, but that is legit how our government functions. Wdym our government is entirely transparent? I never said that. At all. *my name*. You are not defending there regulations on the internet gang. Deadass you’ve been brainwashed Me: I apologize for putting words in your mouth. It seemed that was what you were saying to me Lib: I’m saying china works together department wise to prosecute without the checks and balance given in our systems. You can be honest if you dk what you talking about. I’d also bet a lot of the journalists and figures you talk about that were unalived are genuinly just conspiracies you’ve only looked at from one side. I promise probably half of the mfs you think are subject to death by CIA is legit just a conspiracy wit little evidence. Also the VPN suggestion is laughable. Look that one up bud. Me: having a vpn is banned, yes. That doesn't mean there aren't ways to get around it if you want to see the western internet so badly? Lib:I love how In your mind the INTERNET is just WESTERN MEDIA PROPORGANDA 😭 Me: It's not lol? I'm saying this obsession with being able to say whatever you want with no consquences and all of the shit we have to sift through here is what, in my mind, would be penetrating into Chinese internet Lib: It’s either u have a foundamental lack of understanding how they regulate the internet, or genuinly ur brain is wired to think internet is western media… its also funny you say that. Considering you didn’t think about that when u supported the idea uigher Muslim genocide Is fake. Literal Concentration camps exist there Sure they aren’t extermination camps if that’s what you feel I’m implying but thag shit is REAL. And you're a moron if you think it's fake. Anyways point is Chinese are bred to be nationalist but also you believe the shit that comes out of their mouth even tho they have every reason to look out for thenselves only. Me: I don't appreciate the moron comment. Anyways. Yeah, every reason to look out for themselves only because they're fucking targeted endlessly by the rest of the world for upholding a different social order lol... also Americans are bred to be nationalist hard-core too I don't see the point. I think we're not going to get anywhere. Support to china from me. Lib: I think the world dislikes them for more then just upholding a “social order” I then stop responding. Am I stupid? Is the Liberal being overly condescending or am I just sensitive? I'd like to know your feedback. Thanks for reading if you did.

Is overpopulation a legitimate threat?
Malthus was wrong, right? It seems eerily close to being ecofascist

Randomly recurring thankful post
Thank you all for being so great. The kindness and intellect in this community has been like no other, and a real relief from libshit r*ddit. I love you, comrades. And for the few feds that may be lurking, face the wall.

Any solid sources for news and global politics?
Anything you all use would be appreciated

Any predictions on what will happen to the US + its citizens in the next 10 years?
I keep asking this as information develops and the year goes on. What do you guys think?

What do you guys think about leftist unity?
As I've begun my journey in exploring for organizations to join I have come across a few anarchists. They get shit talked alot on here (often times rightfully so), so I'm wondering what you guys think about it. Is it hot garbage? Or is it necessary for successful revolution?

Anyone else have an impending sense of doom?
I can already hear it. I know, I know, doomerism has been weaponized in order to keep the working class undereducated, depressed, drugged up, inert, or dead, and I'm falling for bourgeois tactics. At the same time, though, I look around (even from a privileged, western perspective) and see things getting worse and worse, daily. My life and country have both begun to collapse. I'm pretty white-pilled when it comes to the human race on the whole, especially with China as the rising superpower, but Jesus. Global economy in shambles, political and civil unrest, and the worst existential threat in human history in climate change all at the same time. What are the next 20 years going to bring? I'm scared, and I have a really bad feeling about all of this.

Am I right to get angry when people "don't do politics" or blow it off/demonstrate apathy?
I look at it as a matter of both privilege and apathy. I get upset (not visibly, of course) when people say they don't "like" politics, or blow it off entirely. Politics is not some separate entity, we are living in a society! An inherently political game! Furthermore, there is no "politics" as just a concept. What part of politics? Literally everything is politics. Climate change and environmental care? Food and agriculture? Economics? Culture, beauty, art? How can someone blow off literally everything? To me its an attempt to shut down conversation and demonstrates they don't care or have no idea about the atrocities that have occurred/are going to due to the West's collapse and climate change. Am I out of touch? Being non-undedstanding? Let me know, thanks

Just read it.... "Noo haha our GDP will save us🤪"