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ANCIENT EGYPT Anonymous 07/27/2020 (Mon) 06:42:55 No. 722387
THE TRUTH NEOLIBERALS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW Have you ever wondered why the primary argument over the ancient egyptians is racial, rather than sociopolitical? Wouldn't you think the nature of ancient egyptian society would be more interesting than how stylized their self-representation in hieroglyphics was? There's a reason the debate is so stifled and controlled, and that reason is neoliberal cultural hegemony, for ancient egypt holds a dark secret that the neoliberals desperately want to keep hidden… ANCIENT EGYPT WAS SOCDEM Consider the architecture of ancient egypt - Pyramids. Big Pyramids, Obelisks and other geometric shapes of smoothed stone. Now consider Brutalist architecture: Big geometric shapes of smoothed concrete (basically just crushed up stone.) - Coincidence? No. Fact. What about the nature of government in ancient egypt? We know for a fact that the government was centralized, that there were large forms of public works, and that there were heavy taxes levied, especially on land transfer. The neoliberals try to cover this up with their lies - they pretend that Pharaoh was a dictatorial, technocratic monarch in their own mould. FALSE, Pharaoh was a constitutional monarch like Elizabeth II (who is also SocDem.) Indeed, in the crown of the Pharaoh we can see much similarity between Ancient Egypt and Great Britain during her own later Social Democratic era, with the white crown representing the Northern Kingdom of Egypt and the red crown representing the southern - much like the union of crowns that took place in Britain. STILL NOT CONVINCED? Perhaps you wonder why the neoliberals are so afraid of the truth about ancient Egypt. The answer is actually very simple: Neoliberals are worshippers of the evil ""sun"" god Aten. Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten was THE FIRST NEOLIBERAL. He staged a coup against the democratically elected government after it began a building program shortly after he was crowned (although he would later take credit for the program as his own reforms collapsed) and set about destroying the traditional polytheist ancient Egyptian society and instead turning them towards the worship of a single god - Aten, notionally a Sun god but in actuality representing gold coins. In particular, efforts were made to wipe out the god Amun (who was also SocDem). Ordinary, Amun loving citizens were forced to remove symbols of Amun from their personal items by the neoliberal surveillance state Akhenaten established. He also tried to shift the focus of Egyptian art away from the perfect, benevolent-scientific forms adopted in traditional art towards a more populist, low-brow approach referred to as Amarna art. He also pandered to social liberals by having his queen engage in actions usually reserved for himself, instead of behaving in a traditional style befitting a constitutional monarch. He even set about vainly constructing a "global city" in his own honour - named Akhetaten. The waste of resources involved in constructing such a city caused severe damage to the Egyptian economy, exacerbating the problems caused by poorly thought out supply side reforms. Foreign relations declined during this time, as neoliberals - despite their profession to love globalisation - invariably fail when they attempt to bring their overwrought neoliberal IR theory into the real world. There exist many historical writings from this period of foreign rulers complaining that Akhenaten snubbed or cheated them. In typical neoliberal market-oriented style, he sent Tushratta, king of Mitanni gold-plated statues rather than statues made of solid gold when attempting to purchase a bride (By this point, a free international bridal market had been established. Mises would be proud), and due to his poor foreign policy many allies of Egypt turned towards the Hittite Empire at this point. Fortunately after 17 years of Tyranny, Akhenaten died. Following on the Spanish model of succession from dictatorship, Tutankhaten changed his name in the second to third year of his reign to Tutankhamun, and began to restore the SocDem ways of the Egyptians, moving the capital back to Thebes and restoring the right to worship Amun. The city of Akhetaten was abandoned just as his crazy neoliberal ideology, and his temples were dismantled for use in valuable public works projects. Eventually, Akhetaten was even removed from the official list of Pharaohs by the civil service due to his unconstitutional behaviour. (This was done with the acquiescence of the neoliberal/aten cult at the time, as they knew they had to bide their time to recover.) Tutankhamun began large building projects like all good SocDem leaders, he improved the economy and brought it out of the Akhenaten induced crises using sensible Keynesian demand management policies, and he improved foreign relations by acting firmly but fairly towards other states. When he died young, his tomb was decorated with gifts from various countries showing what an internationally popular leader he was. CONCLUSIONS: What happens next is a long and winding, confusing story. But who can imagine what wonders the Egyptians would have achieved had the neoliberals not sabotaged them from there onwards? And what of the significance of Egypt later becoming a member of the British Empire, which itself then took up the mantle of Social Democracy? What lessons in Social Democratic thought are waiting for us, under the sands of Egypt now? Sadly, modern Egypt has been subject to coups, wars, and pro-US dictatorships as the Neoliberals try to ensure we don't find out. One day, we will… What's undoubtedly clear, and has been demonstrated by me right now, is that neoliberalism has been tried before and it simply doesn't work - but there is hope! Sensible, Social Democratic rule is always restored. What we are currently experiencing is merely the trough of a cyclical battle that has been fought over generations, and will probably be fought long after us. But only if you get out and (a) vote and (b) TELL PEOPLE, let them know the truth: ANCIENT EGYPT WAS SOCDEM. Some believe that if you look at Concorde just right, you can even see the continuity: Those Pyramid wings. I am one of those who believes: Are you?
Ahkenaten wasn’t really trying to “Abolish” polytheistic Egyptian Religion But simply adding a monoistic / Philosophical element into it with the idea of “Aten” in the same way that “Sol-Invictus” became the unifying factor is the Roman pantheon Aten is the giver and the taker and so on. Everything including people the gods and the earth itself stems from him and is destined to return to him. Obviously Aten was just the Egyptian analogue of Plato’s Monad or the Gnostic god
>>722387 >Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten was THE FIRST NEOLIBERAL I'm going to incorporate just this single idea into my worldview. Every other fact of history unchanged, except Akhenaten jerking off to free market horseshit while babbling about the sun god
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This post brought to you by socdem gang
Esoteric Socialism with Egyptian Characteristics when?
>>722404 >>722387 This would give my college Egyptology teacher an aneurysm, especially given our focus on Akhenaten
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OH SHIT uighur SOC DEM GANG ASSEMBLE
Can someone explain the Concord meme to me? I know it was a really good and cheap passenger plane, one of which cought a pebble on the landing path and blew up, causing the entire line getting retired. What is so socdem about it?
>>722387 >Ancient Egypt was social fascist That's sad
>>728734 >I know it was a really good and cheap passenger plane It was good but not cheap.
>>728748 I thought the tickets for it were cheap, no?
>>728779 I'm seeing $8k for a ticket on wiki. It was expensive to operate, expensive to maintain, and as as result expensive for passengers. Concorde was certainly an impressive piece of engineering though.
>>728734 one of the big markers of the social democratic era was government investment in flashy high-tech projects like concorde. (it's sort of a https://thebaffler.com/salvos/of-flying-cars-and-the-declining-rate-of-profit thing. the question isn't necessarily what concorde was, but what it symbolized. a general consensus on what "the future" would be which never arrived.) but in keeping with the general 27 levels of irony that is socdem gang, concorde was expensive to develop but not commercially successful. (iirc the only airliner that has sold less was a french competitor to the 737 which was so overdesigned for french domestic routes that nobody else wanted it.) perhaps reaching: it was even totally unsuccessful for similar short-term reasons to those that broke social democracy. first oil prices spiked, changing the balance from "the major airlines will buy a few for prestige" to "only national airlines of the producers had any, because private airlines didn't want to go bankrupt" (much as the oil crisis totally destabilized the western economies.) and second because in the 1980s the manufacturers proposed an update that would've made it a slightly more serious commercial prospect by opening up routes other than Europe-America, but the governments that owned the manufacturers didn't want to put in the money. (just like they didn't want to put in the money and policy necessary to save social democracy itself) >>728779 >>728785 there's a moderately interesting marketing story here. originally concorde tickets had a relatively small premium over a normal airline ticket (which were relatively expensive pre-deregulation), but flights weren't particularly busy and nobody could figure out why because they clearly had this wonderful thing that they were selling for a very reasonable price. so they went out and did some market research and found out that nobody actually knew how much concorde tickets cost. the average traveller immediately assumed they were out of reach, while business travellers who knew about concorde didn't book their own tickets, their secretaries did. so they took the easy route to profitability: ask those businessmen what they thought their secretaries were paying, then hike the ticket prices to that level.
>>729017 this article you posted is good but it kind misses some points like corporate bureaucracies are the result of market economy, maybe we need to look at privatised bureaucracies vs public bureaucracies. Maybe the public bureaucracies create technological innovation and privatised bureaucracies stifle innovation.
>>730075 >Giovanni Arrighi has noted that after the South Sea Bubble, British capitalism largely abandoned the corporate form. By the time of the Industrial Revolution, Britain had instead come to rely on a combination of high finance and small family firms—a pattern that held throughout the next century, the period of maximum scientific and technological innovation. (Britain at that time was also notorious for being just as generous to its oddballs and eccentrics as contemporary America is intolerant. A common expedient was to allow them to become rural vicars, who, predictably, became one of the main sources for amateur scientific discoveries.) Although on second thought this article has this bit, finance and and private family sounds like the neo-liberal pattern, which the article claim is the source of technological stagnation. I don't think you can count high finance as proponent for technological innovation, they are most certainly the worst offenders when it comes to commercial strangulation of tech.
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Incan Palace Socialism > Egyptian Slave SocDems
>>730261 Incan Palace Socialism was social fascism. They depended on extracting a surplus from neighboring people. It was also kind of an ethnostate. The "Inca" were not the people in the civilization as a whole, but the ruling caste which were believed to be a separate kind of human from the rest, being demigods basically. Also it wasn't slaves who built the pyramids but skilled artisans working on contract.
>>722387 Ancient Egypt was Posadist
>>722387 >Uses Egypt as an example of a neoliberal den >Not the silk road Sources on socdem Egypt when it was monarchical?
>>731011 More specifically, it was corvee labor. In fact Egyptian dynasties regularly issued debt jubilees to free debt-enslaved populations in order to serve in their militaries and perform corvee labor. The state kept a lot of slaves free so they could work for it as a form of taxation.
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>>722387 my god
>Coincidence? No. Fact. kek
>>722387 > ANCIENT EGYPT WAS SOCDEM Old news. People already knew it since 19th century, and called it the "Asiatic mode of production" > Perhaps you wonder why the neoliberals are so afraid of the truth about ancient Egypt. The answer is actually very simple: Neoliberals are worshippers of the evil ""sun"" god Aten. Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten was THE FIRST NEOLIBERAL. He staged a coup against the democratically elected government after it began a building program shortly after he was crowned (although he would later take credit for the program as his own reforms collapsed) and set about destroying the traditional polytheist ancient Egyptian society and instead turning them towards the worship of a single god - Aten, notionally a Sun god but in actuality representing gold coins. In particular, efforts were made to wipe out the god Amun (who was also SocDem). Ordinary, Amun loving citizens were forced to remove symbols of Amun from their personal items by the neoliberal surveillance state Akhenaten established. He also tried to shift the focus of Egyptian art away from the perfect, benevolent-scientific forms adopted in traditional art towards a more populist, low-brow approach referred to as Amarna art. He also pandered to social liberals by having his queen engage in actions usually reserved for himself, instead of behaving in a traditional style befitting a constitutional monarch. He even set about vainly constructing a "global city" in his own honour - named Akhetaten. The waste of resources involved in constructing such a city caused severe damage to the Egyptian economy, exacerbating the problems caused by poorly thought out supply side reforms. History truth, but nothing surprising. A similar process happened elsewhere in the world. Sargon of Akkad, trying to intervene into the internal affair of other Sumerian city-states and centralising power into Akkad, was a precursor. Shang Chinese overthrew Xia Chinese was another example. "Shang" literally means "merchant" in Chinese, due to too many Shang people were merchant. > What happens next is a long and winding, confusing story. But who can imagine what wonders the Egyptians would have achieved had the neoliberals not sabotaged them from there onwards? And what of the significance of Egypt later becoming a member of the British Empire, which itself then took up the mantle of Social Democracy? What lessons in Social Democratic thought are waiting for us, under the sands of Egypt now? Sadly, modern Egypt has been subject to coups, wars, and pro-US dictatorships as the Neoliberals try to ensure we don't find out. One day, we will… >What's undoubtedly clear, and has been demonstrated by me right now, is that neoliberalism has been tried before and it simply doesn't work - but there is hope! Sensible, Social Democratic rule is always restored. What we are currently experiencing is merely the trough of a cyclical battle that has been fought over generations, and will probably be fought long after us. But only if you get out and (a) vote and (b) TELL PEOPLE, let them know the truth: ANCIENT EGYPT WAS SOCDEM. Anon, I understand you are excited, but you should understand why the neoliberal won in the end. There's not random happening, but a universal pattern of all river civilisations.

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