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Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st April 2014, 21:46
Replies: 32
Views: 766
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I don't see how this is related to what I wrote....

I don't see how this is related to what I wrote. Where did I mention transferring the means of production to a commune and workers' cooperative?

It seems like you're just arguing on knee-jerk...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st April 2014, 20:29
Replies: 32
Views: 766
Posted By Tim Cornelis
The centralism as advocated by Lenin in State and...

The centralism as advocated by Lenin in State and Revolution is, in fact, highly decentralised as the decisions are taken at the lowest level.



The revolutionary workers in each commune will...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st April 2014, 19:32
Replies: 32
Views: 766
Posted By Tim Cornelis
That's an entirely different discussion. I never...

That's an entirely different discussion. I never claimed workers' cooperatives were socialist, but that they were an example of decentralisation compatible with capitalist society (contrary to the...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st April 2014, 19:22
Replies: 32
Views: 766
Posted By Tim Cornelis
That quote is only accurate if we presume...

That quote is only accurate if we presume decentralisation equals small-scale, which is generally what Leninism projects it to mean in relation to anarchism. It's, of course, utterly ridiculous to...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st April 2014, 18:06
Replies: 32
Views: 766
Posted By Tim Cornelis
So you may critically reassess whether it's even...

So you may critically reassess whether it's even accurate yourself.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st April 2014, 17:03
Replies: 32
Views: 766
Posted By Tim Cornelis
This is so ridiculous. I'm not going to comment...

This is so ridiculous. I'm not going to comment beyond this or it will derail this thread, but it's ridiculous.
Forum: Learning 21st April 2014, 12:01
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Define "real". There's various small...

Define "real".

There's various small Trotskyist groups (no surprise), some anarchist groups here and there, Stalinist parties, and the most notable is Abahlali baseMjondolo -- a personal...
Forum: Ernesto "Che" Guevara 20th April 2014, 23:11
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Then your definition of Stalinism is different...

Then your definition of Stalinism is different from mine, and how it's commonly used in revolutionary leftist circles. Your idea of Stalinism is more a style of governance (associated with Ceausescu...
Forum: Ernesto "Che" Guevara 20th April 2014, 22:15
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By Tim Cornelis
On the contrary, Che Guevara was a Stalinist...

On the contrary, Che Guevara was a Stalinist because he supported and implemented Stalinist policies: state control over the economy, central planning, yadayada.
Forum: Learning 20th April 2014, 15:50
Replies: 64
Views: 2,381
Posted By Tim Cornelis
You're going to be really disappointed to find...

You're going to be really disappointed to find out that Africans and Arabs and Latin Americans are "indoctrinated" with (enjoy?) "pop culture and consumerism" as well. Why should or would enjoying...
Forum: Learning 19th April 2014, 18:23
Replies: 40
Views: 1,186
Posted By Tim Cornelis
No, not really, that's just assumptions you're...

No, not really, that's just assumptions you're making. You take these things at face value while they do not correspond to reality. I can post the state's rules of Portugal's New State, the...
Forum: Learning 19th April 2014, 13:00
Replies: 40
Views: 1,186
Posted By Tim Cornelis
God you're so obnoxious. And apparently quite...

God you're so obnoxious. And apparently quite gullible if you think there's a functional democracy, and think what exists on paper exists in society.
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 19th April 2014, 09:56
Replies: 62
Views: 6,072
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Is this in reference to anyone on revleft, if so,...

Is this in reference to anyone on revleft, if so, any sources?



Sources?
Forum: Anti-Fascism 18th April 2014, 07:54
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Why do people keep calling the Ukrainian...

Why do people keep calling the Ukrainian government a junta when it's a civilian and not a military government, which is rather the essence of a junta: the military part.


...
Forum: Learning 18th April 2014, 07:16
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By Tim Cornelis
No one even seriously suggested that.

No one even seriously suggested that.
Forum: Sports & Health 17th April 2014, 17:34
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By Tim Cornelis
When you do your excercises what's your set and...

When you do your excercises what's your set and rep count?
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 16th April 2014, 18:27
Replies: 62
Views: 6,072
Posted By Tim Cornelis
was*

was*
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 16th April 2014, 17:51
Replies: 62
Views: 6,072
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Did I step on your lil' dick... Jesus christ.

Did I step on your lil' dick... Jesus christ.
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 16th April 2014, 11:01
Replies: 62
Views: 6,072
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Anti-Soviet rhetoric, surely Putin uses...

Anti-Soviet rhetoric, surely Putin uses pro-Soviet rhetoric. Rehabilitating its history, saying he misses the Soviet empire.
Forum: Politics 15th April 2014, 14:34
Replies: 30
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Uuuhh, that makes no sense whatsoever.

Uuuhh, that makes no sense whatsoever.
Forum: Politics 15th April 2014, 13:53
Replies: 30
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I don't see any strategic or tactical added value...

I don't see any strategic or tactical added value in voting in Euroelections, so I won't be voting. (but why ask only for UK?)
Forum: Politics 14th April 2014, 18:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tim Cornelis
True, we have that here as well (and incidentally...

True, we have that here as well (and incidentally soon there'll be some modest cooperation between our local Amsterdam-based committee and Boycott workfare) but one still receives their welfare or...
Forum: Politics 13th April 2014, 20:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tim Cornelis
There's a difference between not being paid and...

There's a difference between not being paid and being paid below the value you create. But yeah, this practice still exists in Uzbekistan.
Forum: Learning 13th April 2014, 14:21
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Tim Cornelis
It pains me to give you these sources as they...

It pains me to give you these sources as they will likely construe a wrongful view of the Soviet Union and solidify your Stalinist beliefs, but here are some books and sources:

Soviet Communism: A...
Forum: Learning 13th April 2014, 13:49
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By Tim Cornelis
http://curiousrantsofawannabephilosopher.files.wor...

http://curiousrantsofawannabephilosopher.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/327995_2777345947386_1070226633_2725143_2079251120_o.jpg
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