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Forum: Opposing Ideologies Today, 12:56
Replies: 132
Views: 1,481
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Basically, to you in your twisted understanding...

Basically, to you in your twisted understanding of the world, 'everything I have been told to dislike' is socialism. Dropping toast with the buttered side face-down - socialism. You lack a very basic...
Forum: Learning Today, 02:04
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The ancient Greek philosophers couldn't envisage...

The ancient Greek philosophers couldn't envisage a society without chattel slavery, something that's been found false for around two hundred years, so you're in good company.
Forum: Discrimination Today, 01:59
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I think you've woefully misinterpreted the...

I think you've woefully misinterpreted the majority of people on this site if you think they support some sort of 'reverse' discrimination (or whatever). Most people on this site recognise...
Forum: Learning 28th October 2014, 23:27
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Contemporary socialism isn't based on idealist...

Contemporary socialism isn't based on idealist flights of fancy but on scientific method and rigorous study. Utopian concepts of socialism have been abandoned by all but a few for over a century and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 28th October 2014, 18:07
Replies: 132
Views: 1,481
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
There was a short period during the height of the...

There was a short period during the height of the industrial revolution in England where there were private courts run by factory owners and the police were nothing but privately owned groups of...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 28th October 2014, 17:20
Replies: 132
Views: 1,481
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
You should understand that 'true' capitalism...

You should understand that 'true' capitalism requires a state to function. It requires a state to uphold property law, to imprison dissenters, to suppress the working class, to prevent damage to...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 28th October 2014, 16:48
Replies: 132
Views: 1,481
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
When you say 'we've not had true capitalism for...

When you say 'we've not had true capitalism for 100 years', it's something that's just a ridiculous assertion that has no basis in historical fact. Thomas Edison used to promise New Jersey...
Forum: Politics 28th October 2014, 02:20
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Just to build on this, it would be better to set...

Just to build on this, it would be better to set up a student activist network of some sort and focus on building campaigns around debt/rent/low wages or whatever which will attract a broader milieu...
Forum: Politics 22nd October 2014, 19:35
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Morales would be 'socialist' in the same way that...

Morales would be 'socialist' in the same way that many anti-imperialists of the neocolonial world would claim to be socialist to contrast with the anti-socialism of US imperialism. I think things...
Forum: Learning 22nd October 2014, 19:16
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I'm by no means an expert on Sartre or...

I'm by no means an expert on Sartre or existentialism but it is my understanding that, for Sartre at least, saying that he 'views' existence as random or unexplainable wouldn't be exactly right....
Forum: Literature & Films 21st October 2014, 13:39
Replies: 91
Views: 5,489
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It's a Penguin Classics translated by some dude...

It's a Penguin Classics translated by some dude named Ronald Wilks. No idea what that means in terms of quality. I literally just think it's a style that I don't enjoy rather than any particular...
Forum: Learning 20th October 2014, 20:18
Replies: 56
Views: 1,318
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I think instead of having one person be a...

I think instead of having one person be a cleaner, one person a doctor, one person a nurse, one person an orderly and one person a receptionist, you'd have five people who want to pursue medical...
Forum: Politics 20th October 2014, 01:51
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Maybe I'm just using a definition of 'propaganda...

Maybe I'm just using a definition of 'propaganda of the deed' that's reduced to 'individual terrorism' but, frankly, if you actually read my post you might have seen me advocate workers organising to...
Forum: Politics 20th October 2014, 00:44
Replies: 184
Views: 8,264
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
One of my housemates is Kurdish and he has...

One of my housemates is Kurdish and he has basically said that most of the news from home is along the same lines; that Turkey is covertly supporting IS. Some of it might be just rumours but it...
Forum: Politics 19th October 2014, 23:51
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Propaganda of the deed is shit, a waste of time...

Propaganda of the deed is shit, a waste of time that has never helped the working class one iota, but organising pro-active defence groups against fascism, which is what Revolutionary Front has done...
Forum: Theory 19th October 2014, 19:41
Replies: 38
Views: 598
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I'm sure your post will garner a lot more...

I'm sure your post will garner a lot more vehement responses than my own. Essentially, no it's not possible for the working class to utilise capital to 'out compete' other capitalists. Rosa Luxemburg...
Forum: Literature & Films 18th October 2014, 19:58
Replies: 91
Views: 5,489
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
You read super fast dude. I'm impressed and...

You read super fast dude. I'm impressed and intimidated that you got through two books in two days.

I am currently reading Aesthetics and Politics which is a collection of essays from Ernst Bloch,...
Forum: Learning 13th October 2014, 18:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Victor Serge talks about the emergence of the...

Victor Serge talks about the emergence of the bureaucracy in Year One of the Revolution:

The State was still so weak that, given the incompetence of the normal institutions for their work, it...
Forum: Learning 11th October 2014, 22:40
Replies: 37
Views: 887
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
On the contrary, "Man is a political animal in...

On the contrary, "Man is a political animal in the most literal sense: he is not only a social animal, but an animal that can be individualised only within society." - Marx.... (I agree with the...
Forum: Learning 9th October 2014, 21:35
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It's idealism to imagine a revolution can simply...

It's idealism to imagine a revolution can simply sweep away all the aspects of capitalism in one swoop. There will be a period where the revolutionary class, the proletariat, has seized power but...
Forum: Literature & Films 6th October 2014, 17:22
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It reminds me of the mock-Nazi Propaganda film...

It reminds me of the mock-Nazi Propaganda film that's made to celebrate a German sniper in Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.
Forum: Religion 2nd October 2014, 04:15
Replies: 44
Views: 1,043
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
If you accept the premise that God is real then...

If you accept the premise that God is real then fundamentally rebelling against God is wrong. Why? Because God says so. Morality, right and wrong, are no longer subjective concepts developed by...
Forum: Politics 30th September 2014, 15:12
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
All of it besides the first bullet point...

All of it besides the first bullet point regarding discrimination could potentially define most revolutionary groups (if by 'democracy' they mean liberal bourgeois democracy).
Forum: Politics 30th September 2014, 14:59
Replies: 85
Views: 4,281
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
http://media.chinaworker.info/2014/09/10423715_843...

http://media.chinaworker.info/2014/09/10423715_843066982372163_5098184072090820824_n-600x450.jpg
Occupy Mong Kok in Kowloon

http://media.chinaworker.info/2014/09/Playground-strike-600x467.jpg...
Forum: Literature & Films 30th September 2014, 01:34
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Forever War by Joe Halderman might be to your...

The Forever War by Joe Halderman might be to your fancy.
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