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if social democrats are such tools of the bourgeoisie /leftypol/ pretends they are... Anonymous 07/08/2020 (Wed) 16:19:08 No. 675001 [Reply] [Last]
then how come they still get censored and blacked out just as much as communists? if not more so. Chapo Trap House is widely regarded as socdem, and yet they were deleted in the reddit purge while /r/communism and /r/fullcommunism coexist with reddit freely. even /r/accelerationism still exists, the very people that accuse socdems of being such "tools". it seems like acclerationists and other anti-reformists aren't as dissident as they thought they were. it seems like -- dare I say it -- that anti-reformists are tools of the state?
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>>675085 >You're talking about a forum where Ghislaine Maxwell was probably one of the powermods lmao yeah
Imagine thinking reddit reflects reality
I think the /r/communism subs are so isolated (and they self-isolate and ban people all the time anyways) so it doesn't really matter from the Reddit bosses' perspective what they do. I don't post on Reddit (and never will post on Reddit) but I've helped moderate a fairly large-ish forum, and some of the biggest headaches for mods is just keeping mentally-ill people from threatening politicians or each other for basic legal reasons, or trying to cut down on people talking in a bloodthirsty way because of the rare -- but frightening -- possibility that someone isn't kidding and will later go on to shoot up some place. That hasn't happened where I'm at but that's the absolute last thing I want to have happen. And also preventing different communities from fighting each other, because what happens is they take it too far and start doxxing their rival internet posters, or brigading from their sub into another, and then harassing the mods because the mods banned someone from their community for doing something stupid -- and then that causes them to go brigade and invade another sub again because "they're working with the mods against us." And you'll have both right wing and left wing factions doing the same thing and believing the mods are working for the other team, so then the crazy people start trying to doxx the mods and threaten them. And this is stoked by nutso people who got banned years ago and still have a vendetta against the place and register accounts under different names to try and cause chaos. I didn't realize how crazy some people were about this internet stuff, but there are some really wacky people out there -- left and right or just extremist Dragonball Z fans who swears Goku is better than Vegeta or whatever -- and they'll hold onto grudges and develop vendettas against other posters and send them threatening messages. At first I was like wtf and the other mods were like "yeah that's probably so-and-so, we've banned them before" and then do an IP check to get rid of them so they don't send more lunatic sex propositions mixed with death threats to random people. It's just bizarre. The cop pic is kind of a joke because it's more like working the front desk of a hotel where 99% of the guests are cool but 1% are crazy people who trash their rooms and punch holes in the walls and cause 99% of the problems. It's like this: https://youtu.be/5pm8GITlc8M Like I said I don't post on Reddit but I remember seeing things on /r/chapotraphouse where they'd have the 🦞🦞🦞RIVAL SUB IS DEAD🦞🦞🦞 posts celebrating their Reddit enemies being banned. And then other subs would try to do the same to them. And Reddit is so big and unmanageable anyways that I can imagine the Reddit admins just got sick of the whole thing and banned all the irony subs just so they wouldn't have so many problems. IMO... there's a deeper issue underway. There's a recession and the first thing to go when corporations cut back in a recession is advertising. And Reddit makes its money from advertising and sponsored showbiz subreddits for Marvel movies and Star Wars. Recessions can also -- for capital -- function as qualitative moments of resource reallocation after a long build-up of smaller, quantitative changes over time. In terms of digital advertising, corporations have for several years now been questioning whether advertising on Facebook for instance is worth it. They were still doing it because their competitors were doing it and they didn't want to lose the advantage, but then everyone has to cut back all at once because of the recession. And now they have an excuse to do it at the same time because of the BLM campaign against hate speech on Facebook, so the corporations "take a stand" and then reallocate the resources they already wanted to reallocate to begin with, and they're all doing it so they're not losing the competitive advantage vis-a-vis each other... it's like a wave breaking all at once. And Facebook apparently has already lost billions of dollars in ad revenue practically overnight. So I can imagine Reddit wants to avoid that fate as well. And that means banning hate subs but unfortunately it also means your sick Lenin meme subreddit where you talk about chopping off the heads of landlords in a massive bloodbath (ironically) gets the axe too.
>>675244 Jannies faggotry not our fault

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Eurofag confused about Ba'athism Anonymous 07/02/2020 (Thu) 16:09:11 No. 661302 [Reply] [Last]
I've read conflicting shit about its attitude towards historical materialism. One on hand a source claims that Aflaq deemed Ba'athism to be a response to materialistic communism. (Devlin, John F. (1975). The Ba'th Party: A History from its origins to 1966 (2nd ed.). Hoover Institution Press. ISBN 978-0817965617.) Another summary claims that he was chill with it. (don't have source rn, just from memory) Help?
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>>672032 How would zoomers have supported it? They would have been like 6 at the very oldest.
Why do modern "anti-imperialists" and self proclaimed MLs side with Iran when the USSR supported Iraq?
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>>673270 Because Iran is no longer shit?
>>673270 I mean the Iraq Iran gave Islamists the Power to imprison the Communists so eh
>>674046 Theocracies are always shit.

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Interesting photos Anonymous 06/27/2020 (Sat) 02:38:58 No. 645231 [Reply] [Last]
Post weird/interesting photos of leftists
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>>669197 >>674196 I had to screen this
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tortoise wearing pants
>>675195 comrade tortoise
>>674943 There is no nationalism in that image.
>>668074 no wonder they called him the Moor

rare communist images Anonymous 07/07/2020 (Tue) 09:01:19 No. 672060 [Reply] [Last]
Post your rare images of communist events, figures, countries, etc.
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>>672136 >>674907 MARX WAS (NORTH) AFRICAN GANG GANG
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>>672485 >>672535 >lenin is a redhead >My whole life is a fucking lie. yeah but Lenin also was wax-figure living in an oil-painting at least if you go by the auto-colouring software's opinion.
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>>674952 clearly Marx was Delvian
>>675101 >auto-colouring software sauce?
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NO HOW COULD XI JINPING DO THIS BROS Anonymous 07/08/2020 (Wed) 05:10:35 No. 674146 [Reply] [Last]
A 10 billion yuan (US$1.42 billion) ‘Happy Town’ project was supposed to be an emporium of sex toys, but has now been shut down by the government China cracks down on ‘themed towns’ in a bid to stop local governments wasting coronavirus stimulus funds State planner said local governments should return to ‘rationality’, in a move to cut down on frivolous infrastructure projects >Local Chinese governments will no longer be able to build the extravagant and controversial “themed towns” that popped up around the country after Beijing’s post-global financial crisis infrastructure splurge, the country’s state planner has announced. >Instead, the government is demanding a return to “rationality” after a number of high profile failures added to concerns over regional economies wasting central government stimulus funds. >The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a notice published on Wednesday that “fake themed towns” should be eliminated, and published a list of offenders who had built them. Those considered legitimate by the agency will continue to enjoy government support. >From 2016, the Chinese government had promoted the construction of these “themed towns”, which were supposed to dot the vast countryside with beautiful, liveable villages, while boosting local economies through attracting major investments. >But the initiative was plagued with gimmicks, scams, and poorly thought through plans, leading to massive levels of wasteful spending and empty or half-completed projects. >A 10 billion yuan (US$1.42 billion) project dubbed “Happy Town” was located in the city of Yucheng in the Yangtze River Delta. It was supposed to include a sex toy shopping street, a sex exhibition centre and an “adult-only” hotel, but is now home only to a smattering of grapes, mulberry trees and turtle ponds. >Last year JC Group, the private company behind many themed town developments including Happy Town, collapsed, raising concerns over fundraising and exposing the huge risks behind the country’s state-led, debt-fuelled development drive. >Dozens of senior executives from JC Group were detained by police in April last year on charges of “illegal fundraising”, leaving many investors scrambling to recoup their money. >Happy Town wasn’t the only project that became problematic. >The Taihe project in the capital city of Hainan province, Haikou, was among those named by the NDRC for disguising a property development as a themed town, along with Hengyang city’s Jinjialiyuan town, which turned out to be an agricultural project. The cities have been ordered to stop marketing their projects as themed towns.

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tbh instead of wasting it on tacky tourist traps how about you build schools and hospitals if it's specifically meant to be about tourism, then build a cool opera house or a giant ass flashy building or a water park or some shit >muh dildo store street nooooo
>>675343 unless the CPC, which has many billionaires amongst its ranks, executes a lot of those billionaires in the coming years, i don't see how expropriation is even politically feasible i've talked to many chinese people and i have yet to meet one of these neo-maoists people rave about. they seem to either be rare or never leave the country. on the other hand, i've encountered more "pull yourself by your bootstraps" jack ma worshipers than anything.
>>675350 Nothing wrong with hospitals and schools but if they want to build tourist traps what's the problem with dildo town? On which basis do you think high art like opera is somehow better (or perhaps more morally upright) than condom city?
>>675367 because dildo town is there to sell shit while operas and shit can be free or heavily subsidized.
>>675376 maybe the ccp should invest in free dildos and vibrators gibs to the masses

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Anonymous 07/08/2020 (Wed) 14:32:15 No. 674830 [Reply] [Last]
If one works in the service industry, it goes without saying that when dealing with customers, they are expected to engage in the highest level of kiss-assery they possibly can. With that being said, does being an asshole to customers count as workplace sabotage? If I go out of my way to treat customers like absolute dog-shit to give my workplace a bad reputation, am I sticking it to my boss, or just being a dick?
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What power do the customers have? They have none so don’t be mean to them that’s just being a dick
>>674949 I have personally seen customers get people fired. It really depends on where you work, and of course that is ultimately on the fault of the management, but I don't think you understand the lengths some employers in certain industries will go to to kiss ass.
>>674949 The customer has more power than the service employee for sure. That said, as someone in customer service myself, I don't agree with the idea that being a dick to them is in anyway helpful to any cause. Treat the customer right, most of the time they deserve it. And when they don't, you can toss in some spite.
>>674944 No, it wouldn't be a valid strategy. Every response you've gotten is telling you its not a valid strategy. > and it may work at a business which success is determined by the customer's Are you trolling? They would just fire you if they saw, or the customer would complain directly to the management and get you fired. At most you will cost your boss a few sales (which really isn't much)before you get fired.You aren't sabotaging your workplace, your sabotaging yourself. Be serious. >I do need a job >Sticking it to my boss Okay, so lets assume that the aim is to stick it to your boss while keeping your job. These are your options: >Work to rule

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The other option is to just accept you're a wage cuck who's aware that they're a wage cuck. This gives you certain advantages in the sense you know your boss only cares about profit. This means: >If your boss calls you saying their's a staff shortage and needs you to work asap, you have no guilt saying no >You can work to rule as you don't feel a particular desire to please the boss >You feel no need to go above and beyond out of some mistaken belief of promotion, the bare minimum will do. >You can recommend customers to chose cheaper products or shop elsewhere for something. (Did this all the time) This is how I worked in the service industry. It was very liberating.

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2020 Red Scare Anonymous 07/05/2020 (Sun) 23:03:34 No. 669087 [Reply] [Last]
How tf are Trump and the Dems doing a new Red Scare when there are no fucking reds? I don't think these people even remember what a communist looks like, wtf is this?
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>>669591 >"Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as communistic by its opponents in power? Where is the opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of communism, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries?"
Hot take: if two factions of bourgeoisie start crushing each other with Mccarthyite allegations that could create an opening for socialist thought in the medium to long run
>>669504 kidna
>>669573 Thought this was some kind of tongue-in-cheek art project by Russians up until the end. Just amazing.
it's not a red scare, it's an anti-China effort.

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Anonymous 07/07/2020 (Tue) 17:04:31 No. 672864 [Reply] [Last]
Does /leftypol/ believe that your ancestry entitles you to certain regions of land?
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>>673385 >In reality, modern capitalism is based on colonialism and genocide that continues to this day. Where is this colonialism in Burma pr Japan?
>>675012 This notion comes from the idea that it is somehow okay to make ethnostates based around "blood and soil" nonsense
>>672864 No and every faggot who says that should eat shit. Earth belongs to no one. Much less pieces of it to some shitheads because muh religion, first dibs etc B.S We are only meant to utilize earth like every other creature albeit in much more advanced ways since we the human race are on the top
>>675042 >Where is this colonialism in Burma pr Japan? yeah, their companies totally aren't exploiting third world labor

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If Capitalism was a Movie how would it end? Anonymous 07/06/2020 (Mon) 20:30:46 No. 671215 [Reply] [Last]
I always imagine Sumon, Vanguard of the Proletariat sheathing his sword and turning his back to spare the life of Lord Uncle Sam Jinping, the CEO of Capitalism, when Sam Jinping in his treachary goes for a final murderous blow; when suddenly lightning strikes and destroys the cliff they're on, sending Sam Jinping to his death while Nature itself exacts its revenge on the leader of Capitalism Has anyone else ever thought of this?
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>>671215 Its going to end like the end of War Games where every foreseeable option to continue capitalism is calculated for failure until given up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7qOV8xonfY
>>671400 This being said you think porky will ever have a moment where he just raises his hands and goes “the jig is up?”
>>671420 Happened to Monarchies weirdly, a lot of Monarchs just gave up when the pressure was too much and signed a constitution or abdicated. Maybe Porky will just want to remain a ceremonial head of production with no actual power? Jeff Bezos as the ceremonial leader of Amazon?
>>671386 like Looney Toons?
>>671221 you are

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Anonymous 06/26/2020 (Fri) 01:14:46 No. 642365 [Reply] [Last]
Am I not allowed here if I think this guy was rad?
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>>661116 >>661272 I always found it strange how Virginia goes from most royalist colony to adopting this flag. >pic related, SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS Confederate Cavalier LARP is pretty interesting to me.
>>658208 Based. Grace's coronation of this place when?
>>664999 Soon.
>>667360 At least you acknowledge who is truly the dom.
>>642365 Literally just a KR meme. He is basically a German ISIS fighter.

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