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Forum: Politics 22nd October 2014, 19:35
Replies: 8
Views: 396
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: 14
Views: 558
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: 90
Views: 5,166
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: 1,145
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: 518
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: 173
Views: 7,209
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: 518
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: 547
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: 90
Views: 5,166
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: 1,320
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: 848
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: 439
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: 578
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: 43
Views: 885
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: 228
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: 4,125
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: 417
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Forever War by Joe Halderman might be to your...

The Forever War by Joe Halderman might be to your fancy.
Forum: Politics 29th September 2014, 23:04
Replies: 85
Views: 4,125
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Some of the reports from the ground indicated...

Some of the reports from the ground indicated that the numbers at the protests swelled around the time workers would usually be finishing for the day which is interesting as it gives a certain...
Forum: Literature & Films 29th September 2014, 20:12
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I don't have a huge number of books at all but a...

I don't have a huge number of books at all but a shockingly low number written by women. The one that stuck with me the most is Angela Davis' Are Prisons Obsolete? or maybe Rosa Luxemburg's Reform or...
Forum: Politics 29th September 2014, 18:23
Replies: 85
Views: 4,125
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Hong Kong Protests

Massive movement emerges in Hong Kong ever since the Chinese Government declared that all candidates in the next elections had to be approved by a committee. Estimates up to 100,000 in Central and...
Forum: History 22nd September 2014, 21:48
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I guess I just meant 'socialist' in that broad...

I guess I just meant 'socialist' in that broad way many post-colonial leaders claimed to be but you're right that I should probably not pander to that.


I was trying to condense the events...
Forum: History 22nd September 2014, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
African Coup d'Etats

I read this quote a long time ago in The Struggle for Democracy (http://marxists.org/subject/africa/shivji/struggle-democracy.htm) by Issa Shivji in the 'Marxism and Anti-Imperialism in Africa'...
Forum: Theory 18th September 2014, 10:28
Replies: 27
Views: 2,037
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I generally feel that alienation is a very...

I generally feel that alienation is a very important thing to overcome especially considering there are very few amongst the current generations of workers who have ever experienced a society any...
Forum: Literature & Films 18th September 2014, 09:49
Replies: 152
Views: 10,588
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
This is genius. H-8N3BEoyHk

This is genius.

H-8N3BEoyHk
Forum: Politics 18th September 2014, 01:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
'Statism' is so horribly vague. It's odd that you...

'Statism' is so horribly vague. It's odd that you posted this comment, to be honest.
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