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Descriptive Linguistics Comrade 04/05/2020 (Sun) 01:51:45 No. 360 [Reply] [Last]
>In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used (or how it was used in the past) by a speech community. A language, its rules and words should be determined by the collective people who use it and not by academic institutions and scholars FUCK OXFORD DICTIONARY, FUCK RAE AND FUCK GRAMMAR NAZIS ignore the semi-cringy comic btw it was the best pic I could find as OP
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>>360 Yes.
>>360 I agree, and that's why socialism is when the government does stuff and when the government does everything that is communism :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd
The opressed nations language, who not only purely lingüistic but also social biases due to the domination of the dominators language, need to be normalized and regulated to emancipate. That's why within Spain Galiza, the vasques and Catalonia have language institutions and dictionaries or why the USSR could go beyond the "grandrrusian" nationalism, caring about the federation languages of the others. Think about the opressed workers of a nation, that see how they own language is being killed to disposses them of a separate identity and prevent a national liberation.
>>391 Manolos will say this and then get extremely asshurt when Catalonia asks for independence
>FUCK GRAMMAR NAZIS Grammar anarchy!

Biochemistry Comrade 04/05/2020 (Sun) 06:08:02 No. 365 [Reply] [Last]
Anybody else here interested in biochemistry? Pic related: Carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone (CCCP)
>>365 I am very interested in mycology and there is certainly some overlap. I am also very interested yeast that has been genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals in place of alcohol. I think the social and political implications of this technology are far greater and more imminent than most of the sci-fi tech that dorks are always on about. Do you do any agar work anon?
>>365 I am a third year bachelor student of biochemistry, cool to see fellow comrades on here

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The Incan Empire Satan-kun 02/29/2020 (Sat) 14:19:09 No. 72 [Reply] [Last]
Were they Socialist?
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By the account of most socialists “No.” Soviet And Chinese academic textbooks and most histories written from a socialist perspective describe the Incan empire as an “Agricultural slave state” similar to the Roman Empire etc I somewhat agree with this as none of the things the incans did were inherently socialist while some things hey did were inherently Feudal / Antiquated (Slavery etc)
>>72 No What anon says >>75 is true, the incas even forcebly relocated conquered tribes (now enslaved) to other parts of the empire, and scholars ans artisans too, as the mongols in Asia. And in the top a society bases of religious classes -the inka was the son of the sun- there was a nobility and religious structure that sucked as a leech the surplus of the ayllus (1/3 of the land for the inca, 1/3 for the sun, 1/3 for the ayllu) The important thing frankly is the ayllus, wich were the collective way to exploit the land. Mariategui and others saw a possible peruvian revolution (or a possibility of a based campesinado) with this historical precedent.
I'm pretty sure that when people refer to historical native American societies and their socialistic/communistic characteristics it is not usually the Incan Empire that gets mentioned. I cannot unfortunately not recall the name(s) of the societies though, maybe other anons can.
The various subjects of the Inca (which is the name of the ruling class of the society) didn't like being subjects very much from what I understand. Tribute was demanded and order was enforced just like in your typical feudal or slave system. You might say that the Inca were social fascists or social imperialists the same way the US would be if Bernie Sanders got his way on everything and continued US foreign policy. >>77 There were some civilizations (maybe those in North America like the Iroquois Confederacy being pseudo-demcon or something) that were a better case for socialism perhaps, but the thing is very little is really known now because so much was kept in oral traditions and what records existed were often outright destroyed.
>>72 They where Plato's Republic which is the same as NAZBOL GANG

Required reading for /edu/ Comrade 04/04/2020 (Sat) 13:57:53 No. 338 [Reply] [Last]
If you don't know what to read, if you don't know where to start, if you think you are a brainlet: read this book. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation by Jacques Rancière.

The Soviet Archive Historian 03/05/2020 (Thu) 08:20:55 No. 86 [Reply] [Last]
Where do you find a comprehensive access to the Soviet archive? I really want to do more research using primary source to debunk reactionaries and Wehraboos. But trawling through the entire thing is just so time consuming. There’s a recurring problem with modern history books (and other entertainment forms) in the Anglo sphere where they always cite Cold War era history works which in turn cite Nazi, gusanos or just made up garbage (The gulag archipelago being the biggest one).
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>>86 not comprehensive, but Ismail has a lot of pdf versions of old soviet books and documents https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou?tab=uploads he's an old comrade from /marx/ as well
Here's one for the Stalin era: https://www.stalindigitalarchive.com/frontend/ And here's a masterpost on r/Communism for debunking common myths with sources: https://www.reddit.com/r/communism/wiki/debunk There's also this, but the UI is in Russian: http://www.rusarchives.ru/federal/rgaspi/
>>90 Here's another Russian archive: http://istmat.info/
>>91 Welp. All the more reason to finally learn Russian.
>>86 Somebody edit this image and replace fat nk piggy with stalin or something

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AU 0:26 / 10:17 The Bronze Age Collapse - Systems Collapse - Extra History Historian 03/28/2020 (Sat) 15:17:53 No. 68 [Reply] [Last]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkMP328eU5Q >The Bronze Age Collapse - Before the Storm - Extra History - #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMBM1qazAXE >The Bronze Age Collapse - The Wheel and the Rod - Extra History - #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-8uv4D7cOE >The Bronze Age Collapse - Fire and Sword - Extra History - #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HaqpSPVhW8 >The Bronze Age Collapse - Systems Collapse - Extra History - #4

Historian 03/05/2020 (Thu) 03:30:28 No. 42 [Reply] [Last]
Reminder that this bad boy was responsible for modern international law. Say thank you.
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Nicky II and his whole damn family deserved all they got. fuck the law and fuck the tsar
>>46 Fucking this. Learning international law made me hate this tennis playing faggot even more.
>>49 don't insult my boy puyi like that
>>47 Lol having different coloured facial hair is completely natural bro. I have brown hair but my beard is red. There is a reason they called Vikings things like "Redbeard". You think that happened if he also had red normal hair?
>couldn't even organise his own coronation party without a massacre >couldn't even consummate an heir >couldn't win a war >couldn't run an economy >listen to boomer uncle and run counter to the grain of history resulting in the destruction of ancient royal line. Nicholas 2 Haemophilia boogaloo is the biggest cuck in history

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Zapatista Historian 03/24/2020 (Tue) 21:26:19 No. 108 [Reply] [Last]
General on the Zapatista. How were they back then? How are they now?
I am glad that they fought against the Mexican state. I am pissed that they didn't do anything more than secure a cluster of villages in a jungle. I am disappointed they refuse to make use of revolutionary theory (and I don't accept their "indigenous uniqueness" as an excuse). I am unimpressed that their main purpose for existence seems to be for selling coffee to hipsters. (I do really like Rage Against The Machine, but come on, guys.)

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French """"history"""" Historian 02/29/2020 (Sat) 16:59:14 No. 185 [Reply] [Last]
It's that time of the month again, time to laugh at France for everytime they fuck up and for being reactionary cunts who either fuck up Europe's largest social revolution or being the biggest Nazi ass-kissers. Let's not forget the mutinies during WW1, the slaughter of African conscripts after WW2, declaring communism illegal after getting a generally elected communist government in the 1936 election, having the most useless resistance in Europe despite even countries like the Czechs killing Heydrich and the Yugoslavian and Russian Partisans while also having the highest number of collaborators of any occupied country, manufacturing 60% of all German armaments during WW2, purposefully destroying all of Syria's infrastructure before they left in the 1970s, selling weapons to Portugal so they could kill leftist rebels in their colonies despite NATO placing a ban on sales to Portugal etc.
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>>185 Where can you learn this? In HS we are only told lib shit like not everybody was a resistant or a collaborator, but of course there was emphasis on the resistants and De Gaulle.
>>189 Most resistants were communists, the only one who collaborated were bougies, in fact, the surrender was a tacit alliance of the national bourgeoisie of both countries.
>>189 De Gaulle is the world's biggest ass kisser and opportunist(not that kind BORDIGA). Even before the war he wrote token books on the future of armoured warfare which was just watered-down versions of already existing tactics from british armour theorists just so he could get a promotion, during WW2 the only reason why he led the Free French was cause he happened to be lazying about in England while France fell and was more a power grab then him wanting to liberate France, remember this is the same guy who said Brittany couldn't separate from France while simultaneously telling Quebec to separate from Canada. Also I'd say there was more collaborators than resistance. Even during the fall of France the French army during its massive retreat south looted their own towns and villages so then the towns would welcome the Germans who would stop the looting. Seriously how fucking stupid are you when you make the literal Nazis look like the heroes? Add on top of that the fact that they tried giving their entire navy to the Germans before the Armistice was even signed and was only stopped cause the British smelled bullshit and blew up the French fleet, and that during the war Allied and Soviet spies would approach factory owners in occupied countries to get the keys to the factory so they could blow it up, in every other occupied country even the bourg hated the nazis more than profit but in France when approached the factory owners would call the Gestapo to have the spies arrested. What fucking dicks. Also how many times was Göring in Paris lounging on his fat ass? In Czechoslovakia the resistance basically killed itself to kill Heydrich, in Russia they would suicide bomb the hotels German generals were staying at even for a minor general, meanwhile the fucking Reichsmarschall is on vacation in Paris for the entire war and the French resistance did jack diddly squat.
>>191 What is it about frogs that makes them so damn dirty?
>>185 How about this complete and utter shitshow? They did it just because they got triggered about people exposing the shady shit they do while testing nukes in coral atolls. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_the_Rainbow_Warrior

Historian 03/15/2020 (Sun) 05:01:32 No. 201 [Reply] [Last]
>watch history video about russian civil war >goes out of its way to equate bolshevik and white side >whites killed jews and raped and pillaged peasant villages >but remember the reds were bad too! https://youtu.be/F1xioXWb8CY?t=1144
https://youtu.be/QBmm4D907Xw?t=773 it happens multiple times in the same series
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it wasn't all bad. I learned that churchill referred to socialists as baboons
>>201 Fuck those channels, the writers of these videos should be hanged from every tree
>>201 disgusting just imagine if wars would have been fought with command obeying robots instead in history somehow
>>201 >YouTube “historians” Absolutely cringe. But you ain’t see nothing yet as the sequel of this channel is just straight up Cold War tier propaganda of ww2.

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