Right wing blood sportA vote has passed in the congress to establish a right wing debate general to argue against right wing talking points and keep them from leaking out onto the rest of the board. From this point on all right wing discussion points should be confined to this thread and this thread will be used for debunking them and generally punching rightoids in the dick. All right wing nonsense posted outside of this thread will be subject to a deletion hence forth if deemed necessary.
Reading General:Hello leftypol, we noticed an under-appreciation for the theory that upholds our political ideologies: As such, we have decided to revive the reading sticky! This thread will be dedicated to the sharing, discussing, and general banter about various leftist thinkers, theories, and political outlooks.
Russian Communist Party Manifesto Released:Here is the party programme of the KPRF
Ukraine 3.0Last one is full and the worst thread on leftychan must be contained.
Spaghetti elections general - facsist gesturing and actual issues editionAfter headlines poured in about the 'far right' victory in Italy, I decided to do some digging.
The axis of resistance is the targetThis declared war has greater dimensions than Ukraine, and its goal is to qualify Russia to lead the world and to lead the axis of resistance and to rehabilitate Putin, who has a black history of seizing power, liquidating his opponents, violating the rights of the Russians, and trading power with Medvedev for decades, qualifying him to lead the axis of resistance. Which includes Iran, the Islamic resistance, the Palestinian and the Yemeni as well.. This is how the West hopes that Putin will become qualified to lead the peoples with the right judges. And to reproduce the old polarization with the Soviet Union, which was somewhat comfortable and did not threaten Israel in terms of existence as the resistance threatens Israel. If this situation indicates anything, it indicates that the real conflict exists, even if it is not visible, between Russia and the axis of resistance over the leadership of the peoples, and not between the United States and Russia. Putin is a creation of the West, not a representative of the Russian people. And now his view of Dugin has entered the line, and the goal of assassinating his daughter may be to float his Eurasian project, which is the new incubator of Israel.
On the resilience of capitalismSaying that capitalism is unstable is a cope. If anything, it's proven itself to be especially adaptive to social pressure, able to coopt and leverage social movements against socialism. It won the cold war and forced AES to concede in one way or another. Part of this, I presume, has to do with the financialize of the economy. Production, in essence, has taken a back seat of circulation. This has put workers on the backfoot when it comes to organizing. A recent article by Compact Magazine does a good job of laying out the case for the stability of capitalism. However, I also have misgivings about this line of thought, which I'll detail later in the comments:
Alexander Dugin's daughter killed in car bombingIt's now been confirmed that Darya Dugina, daughter of Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin, has been assassinated in a car bombing in Moscow Oblast. Her father was supposed to be in the car, indicating that he was the target of the attack.
The correct side is the side against Nazis in UkraineI think the conflict between Russia, Ukraine and the United States is going to turn into another Syria-esk conflict that divides the left pretty heavily. I want to be clear, the correct stance to take a stance against Ukraine and it's NATO alliance with the united states.
"Eat the Rich" ?After the meal, what is to be done to prevent new Rich from growing in their place right away?
"Just" War and Warfare Against Capitalist StatesWas gonna make this thread on that other site but got smacked with an insane bullshit ban for hurting a janny's feelings, so let's see if we can get an interesting discussion here instead. Since the end of the Thirty Years' War and the Peace of Westphalia, Western warfare had been conducted through rules of engagement excluding the targeting of civilians. Sherman's March to the Sea was an early exception, and the Japanese civilian bombings in China in the early 1930s seemed to shock many Western powers at the time. However, it wasn't until World War II when the major powers threw this idea completely out the window and began targeting civilians in mass with the justification that long-range aerial bombardment can theoretically quickly bring a conflict to an end where previous conventional wars had been bogged down. Modern military power is such that most belligerents can reduce the others' cities to rubble or kill each others' populations indirectly through the targeting of infrastructure if they choose to.
We're completely fuckedThe FED just popped the biggest bubble in the history of man kind and we are about to experience one of the most dramatic down turns in history.
TWO ALIGNMENTS , LOTS OF BLURRING AND INSIGNIFICANT VICTORIES ON BOTH SIDESObservers seem totally lost regarding the latest developments. They cannot put the pieces together and they jump from one place to another not knowing where to head or where to reach. Some observers are completely lost . One analyst today said that the US is unable to overcome Russia, and therefore it hopes to push Russia into China’s arms and after that it would be easy to deal with China because the US will deal with it the same way it dealt with the USSR, and will cause its collapse . This is close to delirium and is just to give you an idea about how people are looking at things . Certainly , the situation is complicated and what makes it more complicated is that no one is looking at facts or is giving a good reading of what is happening , and they are either linked to a certain agenda or starting from a wrong assumption . No one wants to understand the reality about the war on Ukraine and they want to see in it a righteous cause or a Russian self defense initiative while it is something totally different and is a conspiracy on Ukraine and on Russia and on the world security and stability , and will cause penury and food shortages. What we are witnessing is the next chapter after the Covid 19 conspiracy that has struck all societies and undermined them socially , financially and economically. But the tendency is to see in this a Russian cause at the time the NATO missiles were not even deployed and Ukraine is Not a NATO member and has difficulties joining the EU even . And this will lead to partitioning Ukraine and displacing the people and sanctioning Russia only to find new markets for the israeli gas in Europe . No one wants to investigate Putin’s past to find out who Putin is, for how to invest in someone who has starved his own people by stealing the money reaped from exchanging foods in return of minerals ? The media now is demonizing Putin – they say- but this not true because no one is casting a light on his past and this recent demonization is to remain for consumption and will never reveal who Putin is . As for the alignment USA+Gulf Countries+israel it was outshined by the spectacular Iran+Russia +Turkey alignment after Turkey has been promoting its relations with israel and the gulf countries and when Russia is still coordinating with israel the raids over Syria that have multiplied lately . And they say that this is a strategic alliance between the 3 and many are buying this, keeping in mind that withholding Turkey from annexing more Syrian territories was costly on Iran and sounded like a victory while Turkey is occupying large portions of Syria still and is not carrying on the Sochi agreements . In comparison, the Riyad alignment seemed dim and this is intentional, and bin Salman who has been granted a small victory by his US sponsor seems over secured and will not deliver the full amount of required oil because simply the ceiling of productivity has been reached and cannot be transgressed . These are small insignificant victories reached on both sides . They are only a waste of time and a further blurring of the situation but everyone seems satisfied except those who really are seeking truth and looking for answers .
Hostage to Putin, cynically exploited by BidenFree Brittney Griner!
This board's users are no different from 09a cultistsYou are all mentally deranged, cultists who will not succeed in your attempt to subvert healthy societies to international socialism, there is nothing good here. Your administration support a virtue signalling cult where dissent is not allowed, you do not have free thought. A society which operates under your principles and rule will inevitable collapse. There is no hope in leftist or any other politics which attempts to subvert the raw, tribal society.
I think I found the only* (matriarhal) comunist society in the animal kingdomBEES are the only* (dunno for sure) purely matriarhal communist society in the animal kingdom.
COVID 19 - I have a doubt> You won't reach herd immunity with pfizer
ｐｕｒｅ ＩｄｅｏｌｏｇｙThat's quite a normie subject, but it only makes it more concerning
Tech Fascists in the Federal government control election outcomesThey do this through communications obstruction.
The Incel Solution: CommunismDo you ever wonder why low-status white men can go to Southeast Asia and can easily get brides compared to the United States? Because even if he's poor in America, he's relatively richer there, meanwhile women in his native country wouldn't give him the time of day because by American standards he's poor, ugly and fat. In other words, that man has been cockblocked in his own country by the rich who have brainwashed everyone. That poor bastard doesn't have millions of dollars, so he's not attractive in America.
Roe vs Wade and precedent: An autistic perspectiveRoe vs Wade and precedent: An autistic perspective
NEETsGlowuyghurs be damned, I'm just not scared of you clowns anymore. Everyone should go full NEET now. Drop out of school, quit working, leech off your GF and family, church and state. Work is exactly the problem. If you're not working to dismantle work at your work (aka, not a saboteur or wobchad) just stop the fucking enabling. Make your landlord cry. Make everyone cry who just doesn't "get it". There is a terrible, demonic conspiracy that exploits your brothers and sisters. Refuse to feed it.
The Mechanica of Power ?Anyone know of a good book on a scientific analysis of power?
Some black nationalists are within British political powerI've done some research into some local people sources and in the UK ever since the first black police officer British police have had and still have black nationalists in there ranks and some of them are using that position to push for more ethnic tensions between blacks and whites we shouldn't be encouraging this as leftists we should be fighting to fix this problem it's not about sides it's about the working class so please let us do more research on this because it happening with the whites as well within British police.
What is leftypols true opinon on blockchain?I think hat block chain has huge benefit to mankind and how we can allocate resources in society but even crypto like bitcoin itself I think needs to be defended. Bitcoin and decentralized networks of finance, whether you believe it or not is Important IMO. Even if it flies in the face of our own ideals. It is a step forward for people. Think about how many people have never even entertained the ideals of decentralization before bitcoin and blockchain? Now its fresh in the ears of millions of people who may not have ever known such a formation was possible.
Forced vaccinationsWhat is leftychan opinion on forced vaccinations? I'm on the fence about it. On one hand I don't think workers should be loosing their jobs. On the other hand I think it's kind of selfish and stupid to be a fucking child about getting the poke when your inaction effects the lives of every one around you possibly with death.
OC Thread 9.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content
/mlm/ - Maoism GeneralWhile there are surely some people interested in Maoism on /leftypol/, the tendency has no noticeable presence here. From my observation Maoism has been gaining traction in socialist communities online recently. Though the ideology's influence is still relatively small, I'm optimistic that we're witnessing the earlier stages of Maoists winning leadership in the movements of the working class which will result in the reconstitution of Communist Parties guided by MLM. I started this thread to spur investigation and discussion amongst potential comrades.
Africa GeneralAs asked by these users
The French Situation>Marine Le Pen open to appointing leftists if she wins French presidency
I have a question for all the anti vaxx fagsIf you're on the left and you support anti vaxx and all this other shit: My question is "why?" Why do you support it. Really what is the point? You realize that if you are going to argue it's "freedom" or whatever you are basically arguing, tacitly, that freedom is consumption and that if people could just get back to consooming then things would just be alright again. Like no matter what you think if you think lockdowns are bad it begs the question "why?" And if you think they are bad because they restrict people's freedom (especially under our wonderful capitalist mode of production) then you are basically arguing that the endless consumption of commodities is freedom and that people should just return to that. You're basically no better than libertarians, kek.
State of the Union Watch PartyHello everyone I'm organizing a State of the Union Watch Party tonight.
SquareEnix promises to add NFTs to games in near future.I'm really enjoying all of the videogame journalists pissing and shidding themselves over the gold rush game publishers are in over NFTs.
Modern "innovators" frustrate me1 really important thing anyone that has ever been an engineer at hell even trade worker learns is that innovation takes time and multiple attempts, you cannot reasonably learn how to assemble components together to perform a specific function wether building an engine, generator, new machine, material whatever and expect that design to perform its given task effectively the first time it was created. What I see people like elon musk,Jeff bezos, ma huateng, jack ma, anyone that works as a leader at NASA, etc all have in common is that they're collectively trying to push unfinished or poorly tested designs for their products and machinery into the global market to be sold or used by governments for their purposes and seem to exhibit 0 regard for the scientific method, and 0 willingness to improve on their garbage machines, no invention or design turns out perfect I can understand that's the case for anyone that's ever had to work as an engineer in whatever field but this laziness is noticeable enough to a degree that the unprofessionalism is apparent when you start seeing spaceX rockets flat out fucking explode while landing, or amazon delivery drones running out of energy while they're performing their service, or chinese made phones wether made locally or by westerners outsourcing their supply chains breaking within a few weeks from minor collisions. It's really embarrassing and wastes a fuck ton of time and resources along with contributing tremendous amounts of damage as models need to be mass produced for testing maintenance and assembling before a finished design can be released, a wealth that contributes to global e waste and excessive(and really inefficient usage) mining of rare earth metals along with oil drilling. Oh well sorry for this rant if it's off topic to you mods…
Prolekult Video Watch PartyHello Anons,
Covid AccelerationsimShould we intentionally spread COVID and ignore public health guidelines to increase the collapse of capitalism. After all increasing spread would cause more lockdowns which would harm porky, making sure their is a lot of COVID cases would require the continuation of the eviction moratorium which is harming landlords.
What do you think of freemasons?They are filled with conspiracy theories all over the net.
Fascists discussing politicsis so cringe. I can't understand how anyone takes them seriously. I went to a fascist political discussion subreddit called /r/discuss_government and it had some of the dumbest fucking posts i've ever seen being taken seriously. Browsing places like /r/monarchism and other right wing subreddits makes me think its almost trolling. I dunno.
EugenicsWhy is eugenics bad? I have a relatively minor genetic disease I inherited from my father and it sucks. I saw my dad suffering it as i grew up, getting dizzy and having to lie down. I didn't have it at first but now that im older i ended up getting the same shit, i feel dizzy all the time and tired as fuck.
need to know the truth about Islam:Like many others, I was very impressed by the Islamic victory of the Taliban retaking Afghanistan from Ameri-zionist mutts. It made me consider studying Islam, and converting if it seemed to be speaking the truth more than ameri-zionist do. But anons on /leftypol/ have shown me evidence that there might be atrocities in Islam, like pedophilia is CONDONED by scriptures. How can a religion that advocates pedophilia be the true word of God?
Far-Right Fragility and I Need Your Help!I don't know how to say but fuck, fascists are too fragile about everything. Because of that, i'm in fucking danger
Socialism with bullshitter characteristicsI've just finished watching the Caleb & Haz discourse here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5uUuB6Slqk about "muh third worldists and US socialist patriotism" (which was basically a covert response to the recent Caleb vs. Unruhe drama on Twitter), and came to a revelation.
Slave Morality in the American LeftistHaving been raised in America, the American Leftist is influenced by Judeo-Christian morals. Most Judeo-Christian flavors of religion were historically an enslaved underclass, and as a coping mechanism developed a Slave Morality that values victimhood and suffering as holy. The American Leftist is influenced by this Slave Morality, and identifies with the lower classes, so exalts weakness and fragility as desirable and respectable traits. This is out of a subconscious desire to reject the perceived ruling-class values of might and discipline.
what to doJust a dumb thread idea I had. I was trying to imagine a teenager asking me, "so I think I'm a lefty, now what?"
Anarchists, Lifestylists, and Perfectionists.The greatest problems halting the left from progress in this moment are anarchists, lifestylists, and perfectionists. Anarchists because they are anathema to achieving the power necessary to assert our will; Lifestylists because of their cliquey self-destructive purity spirals and unhalting destructive criticism of other leftists; Perfectionists because they oppose and undermine any kind of incremental progress or minor achievements. Anarchists generally manifest the other two, while the other two are present independently among all subtypes of Leftist.
Doug Lain: /ourguy/how can doug lain be so based? Pisses off grifters and anarkiddies by just speaking straight up facts. It's hilarious how he got cancelled for defending Dave chapelle against the troons.
January 6th AnniversaryRewatching today's speeches from Kamala and Biden.
Grey zone article exposes government interference in breadtubehttps://twitter.com/TheGrayzoneNews/status/1474492316513714182?t=ja11fLtSfsEPFHqQFVno1A&s=19
Remember the 20th Century?I know I always tell a tall tale about this but if you don't do what I want then we're all going to concentration camps to get dinkledomped. Adolf Doofler is going to come back and karaka your head on a platter. Is that what you want? You WILL remember the 20th century, anon. I'm very serious about this.
Cytube End of Year Watch PartyHello Comrades,
Alt-right winger goes on shooting spree in Denverhttps://archive.is/lpdMs
Communism and NationalismTo begin with, let's define the concepts.
Cytube Watch Xmas EveHello everyone,
What does the future for leftypol and the left in general look like?What is out future as a community? Will we die out with a whimper and bang or will we see a surge in popularity among the community as a whole?
Behold the Chinese equivalent of janniesThe Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, commonly shortened to Chengguan (Chinese: 城管; pinyin: Chéngguǎn), is a local government agency that has been established in every city in Mainland China.
Georgist-Lincolnism-ShayismWhat are our thoughts on the most advanced political ideology yet, /leftypol/? Shay wrote a book about american balkanization and the creation of a new nation in the southern united states, based on sun yat-sen's three principles of the people and mlm thought. Shay also proposes replacing the presidency with a council and the formation of a cooperative mercenary organization combined with unions, syndicates and parties to form a super-organization with dual-power to demand independence, all while ranking revolutionary action based on a 3-tier tier system to represent action in an everyday form vs more radical and revolutionary acts.
Bordiga and Fascism-DemocracyCan some anon explain me what's the deal with bordiga and fascism? Why did he call Stalin an crypto-bourgeoisie while had call Hitler and Mussolini proletariat-revolutionaires?
latam blockWill Latin America be able to form it's own political and economic block ?
(Islamic) Socialism in IndonesiaI know the other Islamic Communist thread is dead, but let's actually engage this topic halfway seriously. It seems like "communism" was pretty close to going through in Indonesia when Sukarno was in power… then the CIA pushed for Suharto, millions of people were genocided (socialists, environmentalists, atheists, progressives), "communism" was made illegal, etc etc.
population destruction in capitalismCapitalism, drives half the population to poverty and despair, but subsequently finds that it is ultimately unable to reproduce the workers on whom it depends.
I was thinking.Let's say you were a rower in a big ship in the ancient times up until the 16th century.
imagine following this clownme, a right-wing conspiracy nuts simpleton: the ruling class is ruthless, as already shown by the abundance of precedents in history, they are culling us and putting us inside a digital fence under total surveillance
Cytube: Kyle Rittenhouse TrialHello everyone.
Take the Mexicanist PillReject the double extremes of liquidationism and hamfisted Burgoid tailism, and become Mexican to achieve the true centrist position.
Global Capitalism Economic Update NovemberIt is time once again to learn how capitalism is collapsing around us Chinese capitalism is surpassing American capitalism before our very eyes:
Happy October revolution to all anons across the worldCheers~ Long live the revolutionary struggle against all tyrants and oppressors. Today is the day we celebrate the take over of Russia by the revolutionary vanguard and the death of the Tzar. Today we celebrate one of the most monumental events in all of history.
/LeftyBritPol/ - Showdown at conference edition.Reports are coming in from Labour list and momentum that there are preparations for a showdown at the 2021 labour conference. With Labour branches putting forward a motion to re-instate Jeremy Corbyn and transferring the ability of removal of MP's to labour members. This is the biggest internal matter Kieth Starmer has faced yet, loosing this vote at confrence threatens to majorly undermine his leadership and demostrate a left majority against his leadership within the party.
October 24 webinar: “How to Stop the Pandemic”Scientists make powerful case for global COVID-19 elimination
Poem threadGeneral discussion thread for all poems, socialist or not.
Enough is enough comradesWe need to break the cycle of the political spectrum trying to piss one another off with memes we need to actually change things up a bit have our own opinions
Look how they co-opt communist rhetoric and vulgarize it>“The purpose of the protest is to highlight how out of touch Wall Street has become to the needs of everyday people and to challenge the Street’s uncompassionate capitalism,”
How do we defeat the spectacle?How do we counteract the fact that the bourgeoise control every single big media outlet and all industry, and use it to basically drug the working class on a stream of endless amounts of garbage pop music, shitty movies, rushed video games and other mangled distortions of human culture?
personal propertyI just learned that a printer company with a brand name that sounds like a large old-school projectile weapon, has sold people a multi-function printer, where the scanner stopped working when the ink was empty. Because you need scanner fluid or else you will burst into flames when you scan a page
the cogwar>NATO is spinning out an entirely new kind of combat it has branded cognitive warfare. Described as the “weaponization of brain sciences,” the new method involves “hacking the individual” by exploiting “the vulnerabilities of the human brain” in order to implement more sophisticated “social engineering.”
Full shelvesI saw this video on tictok and it occurred to me: "Where does the idea that shelves have to be full come from?"
What is to be done about the german left?What the fuck is wrong with them? Is it time to change the name or some shit?
Alternate calendersGregorian calendar is shitty, why doesn't the left ever talk about switching to a better one? "decolonization" / Metric-ification, etc etc.
Is nihilism all that is really left?At this point in life I feel like the revolutionary left is dead and gone. I feel like we are all waiting for something that will never come like some kind of religious zealot. Marxism is about material analysis and praxis. Isn't constantly being an optimist about the future anti materialist and idealistic? Isn't it more sound to accept that we have lost? Have we lost?
US capital has stopped developing or doesn't need developing?For example in S.Korea, they have such a streamlined process to manufacture their fake culture industry whereas in the US it seems to be much more happy go lucky, maybe you are manufactured artist or you just get lucky
on the incel/female question - why right cyberfeminism is the way to gothe other incel thread got derailed into age of consent shit-flinging, and furthermore i have a larger point so i will make a new thread. overall, i am of the belief that blackpill ideology and the materialist analysis of sex can be reconciled with one another. it is of my opinion that the reason so many incels are traditionalists stems from a fundamental false consciousness that has its origins in the truth of sex not having fully actualized
/auspol/ - Australia General IIThread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.
BLM amd Barry Washington Jr. vs Right Wing Self-defenseSo did Barry Washington Jr. deserved to be murdered by Ian Cranston after harassing and assaulting the couple?
Who is the rotary club for?Apparently this is some humanitarian organization that has stayed popular throughout the years
artifical scarcityI watched pure ideology with at least a megazizek of added Malthusianism.
mineral coups, how do they work ?So not to long ago i was looking into aluminum as an anode material for batteries, because i thought that since Aluminum was such a common element it couldn't possibly become a conflict mineral. And here we go, just a month later there is a coup in Guinea for bauxite (a rock that is mined for it's relatively high aluminum content)
What exactly changed for industrial workers in the USSR?To be clear, I'm not looking for stuff from picrel. I already understand many of the material achievements of the USSR, what I'm looking for is some discussion (ideally with some sources) on what changed "day-to-day" for the Russian worker. Say I'm a worker at a textile factory in 1917, I'm not entirely sure what the entire Bolshevik program is, but I understand that they're advocating for me and I vaguely support them. I don't join any parties, but maybe I have a brother who joins the Red Army.
technologyif technological advancement is an unconditional good concerning shortening labour time and increasing social connectivity then is it communist praxis to promote it's proliferation? and is it really the only communist duty in a liberal and post-political age? in other words, is the sham of the market really just the un-realisation of it's own capacities with stifling such as intellectual property and patents slowing down and shutting off competition and self-sufficient enterprises? that's my thought at least, in terms of production, the market simply fails due to it's own profit motive. it's the same principle as manufactured scarcity - you get to make more money by producing less - a communist society would be aimed at the highest modes of sustainable development, and this is it's central model, no? The accelerationist argument is simply that what creates technological advancement more effectively is the market, but we see from it's own self-limiting factors that this cannot be the case, so what is the strategy?
Etymological propaganda and its influence on the LeftDemocracy: Governance by lot with citizen participation in major decision-making
Unruhe on PatriotismSo into this little Internet brawl of Midwestern Maupinist Marxists of 300 GHz characteristics and anime PFP third worldists steps in none other than the OG Jason Unruhe, here to promote the mass deportation somehow of all the 95 percent of people on the continent of N.A. who hadn't been descended from the people lived there hundreds of years ago.
/DPRK/ - Democratic People's Republic of Korea GeneralThread 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.
/awg/ - Audiobook Warfare General- first bread editionWelcome to the first Audiobook Warfare general of leftychan!
OnlyFans bans explicit content>OnlyFans has announced that it will ban sexually explicit content starting in October. The platform was not built specifically for porn but that has grown to be its most popular and visible use case, but pressure from “banking partners and payout providers” means the company will have to leave the adult content world behind and focus solely on SFW material going forward.
Popular "Leftists" who must die after the revolutionI start, Chris Hedges, the ultimate cretin of idealism/moralism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNT3_qugjZU
Fuck the "left" -- by a communistSo you are a "vegan/vegetarian?"
ConscriptionWhat are your thoughts on military conscription during peace times?
The Incel ProblemSo recently here in the UK we had an "incel shooting" (Technically he was ex-Incel) and it has the entire media doing interviews and talks about the Incel "problem". What is triggering me though is that all these attempts to understand "Incels" seem to go actively out of their way to never, ever address any points Incels make or any of the material conditions that have led to the rise of Incels in the past decade. I can understand not wanting to give Incel views any creedence, but at the same time, you can't just ignore all the data which does show Incels do have a point that something in the dating scene has gone very wrong.
Global Capitalism Update SeptemberIt is time once again:
material or fictional ecnomy ?Michael Robert's:
IDPOL: A Meta Discussionaka /leftypol/: An Exploration into the Causes and Effects of Identity Politics.
Effort Post General /EPG/During these hard times (when vols kill vols) I thought that it would be more than appropriate to start an /EPG/ since for months I've seen users complaining about the lack of effort posts on leftypol.
Marx and Joint ProductionHow is value determined in the case of joint production?
New Multitude- For Leftypol, by Leftypol!Just want to revive the New Multitude thread. New Multitude has left wing perspective from all around the world and seeks contributions from anons too. Some articles are already written by anons. Send your thoughts and drafts to [email protected]
Cops are pigs with badges.https://youtu.be/Uzr0OaF3UpM
COCKSHOTT VS HEGEL - ROUND 3 - FIGHT!!!Quite a few comments on this video claim that Cockshott is misrepresenting Hegel's work.
Neoliberalism is still winningtl;dr-I want to argue that rather than the end of neoliberalism, we are witnessing the restructuring in which it will become stronger than before. This is operated by fictitious capital, which should not be seen as an unproductive excess to the real productive capitalist process, but a vital part of its ability to evolve, adapt, and overcome crisis.
Capitalist Innovation ThreadIntroducing the future of food: squareat. TASTE THE FUTURE!
Does Dark matter really exist ?Here is an introduction to the M.O.N.D. hypotheses which assumes that dark matter does not exist
American Nonresponse QuestionI know that this is entirely speculation, however this theory would explain a lot about the US response to COVID that makes no scene without this theory.
EntreprenuershitsWhat are your thoughts on this? Is this the cornerstone BS that people buy and believe into the propagandic myth of "freedom" under capitalism?
Anarchism General 3.0 -Orsetti EditionThread for the discussion of Anarchism.
Why stop at "sex work"?Since we are throwing out Marxism anyway just to appease liberal sentiments we could go way further.
How does the economy work?It's the opinion of most neoliberal economists that directly compensating the general population during times of economic downturn results in financial instability. References to Weimar Germany simply printing more money in an attempt to avoid collapse are always found in this context. Still, most neoliberal economists support large bailouts and stimulus packages for corporations - why is this?
Leftist Unpopular OpinionWhat is your Leftist unpopular opinion leftypol?
a communist society would be just as coercive and alienating as a capitalist onelet's think about labor. I'm still going to have to work, regardless of wherever on the roadmap to communism we are, work has to be done as humans have constant need. the model is 'from each according to their ability, to each according to their need' but what about when we have an abstract, collective need? the need for beauty, the need for public developments, the need for waste removal. what is going to motivate somebody to work the shittiest jobs that we desperately need to get done? the jobs that are the most life threatening? what about when they require specialization and a significant workforce behind it, why would somebody work HVAC when they could just work some generic white collar job?
Kyle KulinskiWho watches this fucking hack? Why is he so popular? He has the worst most milquetoast takes that you know he just formed by scribbling down talking points from Twitter.
Weaponize EarthquakesHaiti was on the middle of a civil conflict when an earthquake hit them, surely the political impact of it will be of relevance, Should a revolutionary left weaponize tectonic movements as to destabilize (no pun intended) capitalism? Is it even possible? Perhaps detonating a nuke in a geographical fault?
AMA- I Feel Good For Collapse / Political NihilismThink of the people who had learn that they will die after 5 years; what they do? At first they may become depressed but after they would become ~happy~ and decide to spend their last times good and productive as possible instead of crying or being in despair for death
New SincerityHe was right, you know
Esoteric Hitlerism General: AFAP Edition (ALL FASCISTS ARE PEDOS)This is the thread dedicated to researching, discussing, exploring, and laughing at, that element of the far right which we have come to term "esoteric hitlerist" but more broadly a thread for documenting the extreme right.
Kung Fu Yoga- China vs India>There have been skirmishes at the border, notably at Doklam near the Bhutan border in 2017 and last year at Galwan Valley at Aksai Chin with reports of casualties on both sides. Aksai Chin is located by China’s strategic road National Highway 219 runs whereas the Doklam plateau overlooks the crucial Siliguri corridor, a thin strip of land that connects India’s North East Region, home of another disputed territory Arunachal Pradesh with rest of the country. These have been part of a general atmosphere of heightened tensions, with reports of China building more airstrips in Tibet region and settlements at the border regions and India too increasing infrastructure projects and troops at the borderlands.
A Casual Look at The Republican Party(Posting this here too because y'all split more than Trotskyists)
why do the cryptoguys do what they do ?This is a bit tangential to socialism which strives towards materially planning an economy with cybernetics and so on, but bear with me.
if there are no morality why side with proles?AS a effective altruist im kinda interested in automated communism but i cant undestand why, since marx as an a-moral philosopher,marxists choose to side with dirty,ignorant,base proles instead of the cultured, refined upper classes.
Afghanistan’s crisis will soon be Europe’s too Afghanistan’s crisis will soon be Europe’s too> “Everyone I know is planning to leave,” a former Afghan minister tells me. “And I know a lot of people.” But it’s not just the elites that feel this way.
Cuba legalizes small and medium enterprises in boost for private sectorCuba legalizes small and medium enterprises in boost for private sector
I found african /pol/ dump info you have on it herehttps://www.nairaland.com/foreign-affairs
Ethical consumption?It has been said often that there is no ethical consumption under Capitalism. This being said, there seem to be quite a lot of boycotts regardless. Are we to interpret each and all of these boycotts as being futile attempts to reconcile a lack of ethical consumption under Capitalism? Is there reason to participate in boycotts if all consumption under Capitalism is unethical anyway?
afghan thread 2previous thread >>431080
The Afghanistan SituationThe Taliban just conquered Kunduz, the first major city in Afghanistan.
Dare I say... Based DSA?The DSA is planning to adopt an official political platform document at its (online) national convention this week. I just read their draft platform / program and was very pleasantly surprised, there are some seriously radical demands in there (emphasis mine):
Class struggle watershedForty years since the PATCO strike: Part one
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General5th Edition: Real succdem hour edition
George Soros attacks Xi Jinping in WSJ toxayhttps://web.archive.org/web/20210813223012/https://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-jinping-deng-xiaoping-dictatorship-ant-didi-economy-communist-party-beijing-authoritarian-11628885076
The indigenous debunk Maupin's videoThis has to be the worst video by a self-described "leftist" I've ever seen. Has Maupin not picked up an anthropology book? He argues that you can't have a stateless, classless society without an excessive amount of wealth. However, the mere existence of indigenous societies alone debunks this.
Webms that fit the 4Chan File Size LimitI can't help but notice that, although there is always something posted in /webm/, that it's always .mp4 or bigger than 4 mb.
US being returned to the NativesIf the United States do fall in the coming years, what would the subsequent state look like? Will the Whites keep ruling over the same piece of land in the subsequent years? Or would it be returned to the Natives, effectively ending the nearly-300-year White man rule?
America's motives for war is simple: profitI've been thinking about this yesterday and decided to post the main reasons America put themselves into war:
The Power of MarketingApogee just announced their Duet 3. It is functionally identical to the $109 Behringer UMC204HD, yet the duet will sell for $600 (and many will also buy the additional $149 dock). How can the rate of profit ever reach 0 if porky can just keep making record profits through marketing?
Tantrums generalPost tantrums, whether media or burger, and their debunks here!
A prediction on the global labour force and age demographicsSimply put it people around the world will continue to have less kids and work more, but they will not die nor retire but rather keep aging and continuing to work, if your below the age of 49(which is considered young by today's standards) your going to live to see healthcare tech accelerate to the point where your health or even lifespan can be extended on top of that its already been shown that the human body can be resilient enough to withstand or even come fully recover from the effects of old age simply with exercise and healthy eating consistently. In the future there will only be more and more work, there wont be a people shortage as globalists wont allow the labour force to ever shrink to a point where profit margins thin out. If your in your 20s now expect to be working decades longer than what your parents worked through to retire
Should we really help newfags?Related to >>426453
My worldview of porkies changed due to social mediaI dont think any of the inefficiencies of capitalism exist because of the system, I think most capitalists are generally just shitty people overall that would've behaved the same way they are now even if a ML state was established today because when you look into their lifestyle habits and how they got into their positions and how they behave online you get a better sense of which capitalists actually earned their wealth versus the majority of bourgeois that were just idiots that got lucky and scammed others to get wealthy with elon musk and Bill Gates being prime examples as both men have 0 proper credentials for engineering nor invented anything but stole others tech
colonialism and Post colonialismCan you explain me why some "comrades" have an understanding of colonialism that has more to do with Gnosticism than Materialism?
Traditionalist CommunismBros, I'm a bit confused.
How the left enabled fascismThe leader of the left, adored for his “authenticity” and destined for cult status, saw himself as a fighter for radical change. His transformed party was the biggest of its kind in Europe, and bursting with youthful vigour.
Pigs and CriminalsWhat do we do about the PQ (police question) and the CQ (criminal question)? What is the proper stance on policing and crime of a leftist in a capitalist society, and what would policing look like, if anything, under socialism/communism?
Shoplifting as revolutionary praxisConsider: shoplifting (and reselling the stolen goods) is the purest form of praxis that material conditions in the west allow.
Anti Communist Reading ListI've been looking for anti communist books to dunk on them. In particular im looking for a pdf of "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers, "Radical Son" by David Horowitz, Sowell's book on Marxism, and Kolakowski's works on Marxism. I can't seem to find any of them in pdf form anywhere, and I sure as hell ain't paying for them.
Stepford PeopleI am doing a USA tour and the most striking thing is all the fakeness in people's behaviour. Fake smiles, fake kindness, fake attitude in general. Everyone looks like the women from that story Stepford wives, only itnis everybody. How is USA society still function on so many layers of pretend? Isn't almost everyone mentally ill due to all this acting all the time?
Thoughts on censorship?What do you guys think about censorship? Particularly those done by seemingly "authoritarian" regimes like China and North Korea and to a lesser extent Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Russia? Are they beneficial? Does that enhance a country's online security? Or is it something that bis more like taking the bluepill by the fact that you can't access to different viewpoints, instead just seeing the same "I'M RIGHT, YOU'RE WRONG" mentality by the government?
Slummification (in the US)I'm noticing a trend in my city, similar to or a type of gentrification.Sorry if this is schizo sentimental posting.
[Global times] Hungarian PM Orban exposes US' ideological radicalism>Fox News television host Tucker Carlson recently interviewed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The Central European leader was given his first-ever chance to inform Americans en masse of their present government's ideological radicalism and explain why it arguably goes against the US' national interests in the region.
China puts curbs on GAMERS: how could they do such a thing?China’s Tencent imposes controls to tackle gaming addiction among children
How Would an Anarchist Military Function?How would an Anarchist society raise an army, supply the army, and conduct military action, without creating a State in the process? I've read some pieces on the topic, and of the answers that display a meaningful understanding of the necessities of war, they always result in describing something that is a strict, hierarchical chain of command.
I find russias police force interestingRussia is simultaneously one of the most violent and over policed countries on the planet, that sounds like an oxymoron yet when one looks into this situation it actually makes alot of sense. The thing about russia is interactions with the police dont end in arrests but often with someone getting flat out killed or severely injured, what ends up happening is actual criminals in russia arent incentivized to carry the mentality of "run from the cops" but rather "kill them" out of a legitimate need to survive, this mentality attracts some of the worst type of criminals you can think of in russia and suddenly your hearing reports of atrocities like the beslan school siege, gun shop and police station raids ending with IED explosions and molotovs everywhere, repeated mass killings in the form of mass shootings bombings and stabbings along with mexican cartel scaled criminal organizations like the illicit trade of guns and alchohals like vodka in the russian mafia. All this violence creates a situation where russias security and military budget needs to be constantly expanding to keep up with the violence and ultimately Russian police squads need to be armed with altyn helmets and tanks to perform tasks like home raids simply out of legitimate fear of getting killed by criminals being that murders against police is a prevalent problem that's been apart of russias history for decades now, especially in the 90s where it's violence was at its worst, all I can say about russias police force is it's a good platform to see what not and should be done when it comes to law enforcement and that there needs to be drastically better methods taken to reduce the violence in russia because if homicide rates increase any further that countries on the risk of mass riots that could leave thousands dead or civil war
You socialist did it! Defunding the police worked!https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2021/08/11/old-town-clubs-reopen-amid-gunfireand-ex-soldiers-stationed-in-the-street/
Can leftists stop being so retarded and open a book?You guys are so ignorant about every aspect of Muslim world politics it's insane. There are people here that actually support the Islamic Republic of Iran and support think the French teacher who was beheaded by a terrorist was Islamophobic and deserved it. Jesus H. Criminy…
What do you think about Friedman video about immigration?It's 8 minutes long pretty short.
Capitalist Conquest of SpaceNow that Elon Musk's SpaceX, a private company, is about to massproduce fully and rapidly reusable and cheap superheavy rockets in the next year or two, Earth's Orbit and even outer Space is about to completely open up for business, how will this influence geopolitics and the material conditions here on earth?
News 8/13/2124 civilians including a newborn abducted, 20 homes demolished in Afrin in two days
diaspora reactionarismwhat is it with diasporas who live in the first world coming up as rightists? I'm serious about this question because it's i don't get the appeal, I've seen Mexicans voting against immigrants,ive seen Iranians who miss the shah, Lebanese who call Arabs in the middle east inherently low IQ. eastern Europeans who despise the USSR, believe it or not, I've seen Chinese people who praised the kuomintang.
Nuclear fusion power will never be efficientIt's for the same reasons as to why electric cars and other electronic goods will never be efficient, they run on materials and parts that need to be assembled together using inefficient means, even if you managed to make a fusion reactor that's capable of boiling water while being efficient you would run into problems with the extreme environmental devastation caused by building the machinery required to extract the huge amounts of rare materials required to even get the reactor working especially when some substances need to be mined from the fucking moon. Most nuclear reactors are already hyper efficient along with the fact that they do far less damage to the environment as a whole compared to windmills and solar panels whom arent biodegradable and decay considerably faster than to say a dam, nuclear or coal powerplant.