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Jic, still a nigga Anonymous 09/22/2020 (Tue) 15:59:31 No. 891247 [Reply] [Last]
>be Juan iñigo carrera >developed the general determinations of capital >been writing for about 30 years >published Capital: Historical Reason, Revolutionary Subject and Conscience >roasted Althusser >rekted Cockshott >called Bourdieu a uighur >left wing parties still talk about colonialism and the imf >still a nigga >suck on these nuts motherfuckers
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>>891258 >>891285 >>891258 Here anon, have some pdfs
>>891297 do you have spanish pdfs? t. can read spanish
>>891304 Have the book I mentioned before
>>891304 looked about and found one too
>>891247 >>rekted Cockshott where??

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Anonymous 09/17/2020 (Thu) 02:24:50 No. 874737 [Reply] [Last]
Why are so many lefties hostile To Religion? Not everyone is a nihilistist.
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>>888050 >Atheist No thanks
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Is Buddhism compatible with socialism?
because it makes the masses complacent with their situation
>>890622 What even is buddhism? seems like generic orienophile nonsense, is it just westernoids poisoning the well for anybody seeking an academic understanding of it?
>>890622 like regular Buddhism (zen or otherwise) no, too much feudal baggage, but there could be a synthesis sorta like Liberation Theology for catholics

Boogaloo bois Anonymous 09/18/2020 (Fri) 14:37:51 No. 878784 [Reply] [Last]
Thoughts on these guys?
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>>880318 In addition to this, I don't think that the material conditions are right for the kind of long term resurgence of the right we saw in the wake of the 60s. The problems facing America today are far more fundamental. In the grand scheme of things, the main material forces driving the unrest of the 60s only affected small parts of the population. Black people were temporarily satisfied with the end of Jim Crow, and the end of the Vietnam War and the draft killed the anti-war movement. Most importantly however, the prosperity of the postwar boom was still more or less intact, and basically limped along until 2008. What essentially happened was the activists of the 60s mistook a minor crisis for a fundamental one and over-radicalized. But now the postwar prosperity is dead and gone, and between COVID, climate change, and the long term decline of the US empire, I don't think that the political establishment has the material basis it needs to beat back this wave of unrest as effectively as it did in the 70s. I think we're returning to a status quo similar to that which existed before WW2, when the ruling class grip on the working population was far weaker.
>>883295 It's stronger though because of surveillance and they are going to try and get us to pay the money they gave to corporations through not taxing them or bailouts. As of now though, when we go through the depression and get the dollar dropped as the reserve currency we will be nothing.
>>883229 >I mean they have more ammunition than food so they aren't really aware of how a campaign or a societal collapse would really play out well, ammo stores much better than food, does it not? It could also be bartered food in a hypothetical societal collapse, and would be much harder to come by than food.
>>879314 first as tragedy etc
>>878784 I think all the people dumping on our chances in the civil war need to keep two things in mind: 1. So long as it takes place in the near future, it's not gonna be the left vs everyone else. The American socialists are simply too small and too powerless to actually fight the entire neoliberal establishment, and I think all the modern lefty orgs realize this and act accordingly (except the Revcoms, but they're insane cultists so I think we can disregard their "theory"). Rather, I think it's FAR more likely that an upcoming civil war would be similar to Spain's, with the reactionaries in power going mask-off (maybe through a coup or blatantly rigged election) and thus receive opposition from a brought range of socialists and progressives. Yes, it means that we'd have radlibs on our side, but it also means that we would be comparable in sheer numbers and strength. We could probably also expect significant foreign aid as well as mic defectors. 2. The forces of the left would consist of actual revolutionaries. Remember that these boog bois and militia types are mostly comfy larpers, people who are overall contented with the status quo besides a couple of idpol issues and "muh guns". They have very little of the GENUINE proletariat on their side, and most of their "populism" is just petit-bouj fantasy. Meanwhile, as much as we like to conceive of the American "left" as effeminate and disarmed, we have to also remember that such a civil war would almost certainly see us being joined by the black, Hispanic, Appalachian, Native American and Polynesian populations. These people, due to their long-standing oppression, have both the real incentive to overthrow the status quo as well as the lifetime of hardship to build a fighting force. These are people who were often imprisoned and forced to fight cops on a daily basis, they're going to be far more powerful than your average Kyle Rittenhouse. Organizations like the BPP and the AIM have already proven that they can form effective revolutionary forces despite being massively disadvantaged. I mean, remember that a small band of Native Americans in the 70s was able to hold out against the force of the US military. If we were to see boog bois and right-wing militias go up against the NABPP or the Huey Newton Gun Club, I think we all know that those "badass conservative patriots" would be pissing their pants and begging for mercy. tldr; with a broad-enough progressive coalition and the support of the oppressed nationalities, I think the left could easily win a second civil war

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/dprk/ -- DPR Korea General Comrade 08/05/2019 (Mon) 14:04:23 No. 9051 [Reply] [Last]
Thread for news and discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its material conditions, the status and health of its socialist tradition, disproving common myths about it, etc.
Archive of first ~500 posts on original thread:
https://archive.fo/pRkxK
Subsequent archives:
https://archive.fo/https://8ch.net/leftypol/res/2265496.html
Related archives:
https://archive.fo/HbuXi
https://archive.fo/https://8ch.net/leftpol/res/36983.html
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>>890786 Weep, okay, Juchefag. You have my royal tears and I'm leaving this thread.
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>mfw this thread
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uguu~ :3 wat's going on here goys?
>>890225 >Term limits are a defining feature between a statesman and a king Term limits are not very common in Europe. There is no term limit for the Chancellor of Germany. >>890329 >This is why the US has the 22nd amendment or why George Washington started that tradition--having no term limits is generally considered a step towards monarchy... I think that's a very American view.
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>>891188 >Term limits are not very common in Europe. There is no term limit for the Chancellor of Germany. For certain heads of government, it is that way because they are ministers and could be dismissed. But notice how heads of state do have term limits. Sure, I'll take that into consideration. I bring up term limits because it plays into the idea of "taking your turn in being governed" as follows with the description of a statesman. When you have term limits, it implies that you're taking your turn and are going to be ruled in turn. I think it is an explicit way of putting it. But I guess the 2nd screencap I here does suggest otherwise, but I'll re-state that I still think lifelong rule is one step towards monarch (because it's another way of not having to take your turn).

Anonymous 09/20/2020 (Sun) 13:44:00 No. 884883 [Reply] [Last]
What's Leftypol's stance on Nixon?
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>>890714 cucked Americans.
>>885570 >We must be against USSR or else there will be muh nuclear holocaust Meme
>>885372 Wait they had a civil conversation like that?
Better than all the Kennedys combined but Dick was still a crook
>>890580 the primary source of conflict in the middle east would have been eliminated though

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Is tech porky trying to use the internet to simulate a consciousness, i.e. General AI Anonymous 09/21/2020 (Mon) 22:09:16 No. 889451 [Reply] [Last]
Like, is this the final scheme for all the data mining and machine learning? To create an AI programmed for profit accumulation? Does tech porky realize the forces he's reckoning with? Capitalism is destructive enough as is, this would be giving it an actual consciousness!
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Probably. Porkies need giant botnets for data mining, information warfare, advertising, hacking, etc. They want to be able to control the public opinion on the internet with the push a button. They're already doing this.
>>889451 Isn't this basically what neoreactionary accelerationists like Nick Land or whatever want?
>build technology that can do any and all labor Yes, go on, do it Porky, fucking do it asdfaffdsddgs
>>889451 >profit accumulation so trading bots? Those have no reason for consciousness. Program can make rational decisions based on statistical rules, and models trained on lot of data. Training is just changing points position in multidimensional space (deep learning uses many parameters) in direction of derivative of error function until value of error function is small. There is no "thinking" here as you seem to understand it
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>>889490 >when Porky accidentally the value form and destroys capitalism

Anonymous 09/14/2020 (Mon) 12:53:48 No. 867131 [Reply] [Last]
Would he have served in the nva or the west german army if he had survived ?
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>>868857 It was tough for FDR to go to intervene in any war without justification I don't think the us would just swap sides like that
>>867902 They wanted to end the war against only the western allies and continue fighting against the Soviet Union. But it is unlikely that the western allies would have accepted a ceasefire at that point.
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>>868966 The fascists really should not have tried to coup Roosevelt. He was Stalin's bud from there on out.
>>867902 The Allies decided (I think it was in Tehran) that the only acceptable outcome was the complete surrender of the Axis powers. The war in the east was unsustainable at that point and I think Churchill and Roosevelt just wanted it to be over and worry about Stalin at a later date.
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Immigration Turning Europe right wing Anonymous 09/21/2020 (Mon) 09:02:17 No. 887696 [Reply] [Last]
Why can the US handle immigration better than European Nations?
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>>889401 yeah they'll prob just spray some sulfur in the atmosphere when it gets too hot jeez they gotta relax nothing will go wrong
>>889383 are you retarded a shit ton of latinos are racist as fuck against black people
>>887730 It doesn't matter what leftist parties say because populist parties will just spout nonsense that the majority believes
>>889401 >climate doomers you mean people who actually do their research?
>>890000 t black nationalist >>890816 t autistic swedish girl

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Anonymous 09/19/2020 (Sat) 05:30:07 No. 881763 [Reply] [Last]
Where are all the liberals running to me with that twitter screenshot saying "remember you're voting for RBG's replacement!" They seem low in numbers these days. kek
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>>883553 revisionism is pretty bad comrade
>>883499 Quite a few actually. One of the many irreconcilable contradictions between the new & old testaments.
>>883218 Retard
>>883231 Stay based
>>881776 This would probably happen tbh

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Autonomism Anonymous 08/24/2020 (Mon) 12:53:10 No. 799456 [Reply] [Last]
Two new books related to autonomist Marxism are coming out in English next month: >The Weapon of Organization: Mario Tronti’s Political Revolution in Marxism https://www.commonnotions.org/buy/the-weapon-of-organization-mario-trontis-political-revolution-in-marxism >The Golden Horde: Revolutionary Italy, 1960-1977 https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/G/bo50460859.html It's only been a year after Verso published their translation of Mario Tronti's Workers and Capital. Has anyone read it; what do you think of it?
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>>889462 kind of unrelated, but as someone who as read negri, would you recommend his Empire series?
>>889500 I read the first book and I didn't find it particularly ground-breaking. I know some people really loved it and a lot of people hated it, I just found it kinda bland. It somewhat builds on his earlier works but in many aspects it almost seems like he's taken several steps back since the 80s.
>>888699 >The tailor of Ulm Here's a pdf.
>>890159 I was just thinking about re-reading some of that! Thank you, good timing with the dialectic being in motion!
>>889404 >>889462 excellent, thanks

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