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Forum: Learning 10th February 2016, 12:12
Replies: 34
Views: 810
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Do you have any particular sources or suggested...

Do you have any particular sources or suggested reading that reiterates what you are discussing here? I'd be interested in reading more around the subject. Learning forum and all that.
Forum: Learning 9th February 2016, 10:21
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Open them up as museums or demolish them.

Open them up as museums or demolish them.
Forum: Learning 9th February 2016, 03:22
Replies: 34
Views: 810
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I don't think Tim is suggesting that women are...

I don't think Tim is suggesting that women are incapable of physically demanding labour. The change in women's social positions and the development of patriarchy became pronounced with the...
Forum: Learning 7th February 2016, 22:01
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Usually when I read such an article and it makes...

Usually when I read such an article and it makes assertions about what Lenin advocated or whatever I see if I can read the sources that it references so as to get a better look at the context but...
Forum: Learning 7th February 2016, 19:34
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
My carefully crafted visage as a socialist...

My carefully crafted visage as a socialist ubermensch has been revealed for what it really is...
Forum: Learning 7th February 2016, 18:31
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
History Today. The magazine first published by...

History Today. The magazine first published by the man who also founded The Financial Times and was considered a close ally of Winston Churchill. Some classic Marxist analysis of the events of the...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 7th February 2016, 17:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
There's a quote from Bill Haywood, "I've never...

There's a quote from Bill Haywood, "I've never read Marx's Capital, but I've got the marks of capital all over my body". The workers around you might not have intimate knowledge of the Soviet Union,...
Forum: Learning 6th February 2016, 23:43
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Soviets were the organs of workers control...

The Soviets were the organs of workers control that were in conflict with the Provisional Government which was effectively acting as the organ of the bourgeoisie. Workers, peasants and soldiers were...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 4th February 2016, 07:27
Replies: 85
Views: 2,354
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
When I look at Trump, I don't think he's anything...

When I look at Trump, I don't think he's anything special, unique or new. He might not have to rely on other billionaires to fund his campaign since he can just use his own money but weird, ignorant...
Forum: Literature & Films 2nd February 2016, 16:26
Replies: 194
Views: 18,166
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I had previously dismissed it as pretty crappy...

I had previously dismissed it as pretty crappy looking but I was bored so I watched some of the period/musical/comedy tv series Galavant yesterday. It's great and I ended up binging on both seasons....
Forum: History 28th January 2016, 19:07
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Soviet Union really went down the toilet with...

The Soviet Union really went down the toilet with Stalin in charge.
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 27th January 2016, 22:57
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Local newspapers are sometimes gasping for...

Local newspapers are sometimes gasping for something to write about and I've had letters printed in my local newspaper - just stuff like supporting a local strike, really - but national newspapers or...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 27th January 2016, 01:47
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
If the premise of their argument is flawed then...

If the premise of their argument is flawed then it follows that the bulk of their argument is largely irrelevant to the debate.

To suggest that capitalism favours 'producers' is entirely wrong....
Forum: Learning 26th January 2016, 14:45
Replies: 61
Views: 2,443
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The modern bourgeois state was ultimately formed...

The modern bourgeois state was ultimately formed in Germany in 1848. Just like any revolutionary movement, there was a counter-revolution that reversed a lot of the gains of the revolutions of 1848...
Forum: Learning 26th January 2016, 14:20
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Post would still need to be delivered, cargo...

Post would still need to be delivered, cargo hauled to various parts of the world by various means, and humans would inevitably travel and move throughout the world as they would do in any sort of...
Forum: Literature & Films 25th January 2016, 22:21
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I think, particularly with a story dealing with a...

I think, particularly with a story dealing with a wildly different history than our own, that exposition is needed and you need to establish the setting however sometimes it felt awkward. Here's an...
Forum: Literature & Films 25th January 2016, 01:43
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I love the concept but the execution... well...

I love the concept but the execution... well there's a lot of telling and not enough showing - you delve into exposition a lot, too much really. It's clearly a bit of wish-fulfilment but I thoroughly...
Forum: Learning 25th January 2016, 01:17
Replies: 61
Views: 2,443
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I would generally take anything Service writes...

I would generally take anything Service writes with a grain of salt, considering he is an anti-communist who has notably in the past skewed passages from Bolsheviks in order to suit his narrative...
Forum: Literature & Films 10th January 2016, 01:21
Replies: 94
Views: 3,640
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It's based on the suffragette movement in the UK...

It's based on the suffragette movement in the UK prior to Emily Davison martyring herself at the Epsom Derby and it ends around that time before the first world war. Both Davison and Emily Pankhurst...
Forum: Theory 8th January 2016, 12:09
Replies: 87
Views: 3,361
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
That's kind of fascinating to know. I've got a...

That's kind of fascinating to know. I've got a hard copy that was published in 1971 with a preface by Eleanor who was clearly unaware of Engels' involvement and no mention of the original writer but...
Forum: Literature & Films 7th January 2016, 15:39
Replies: 94
Views: 3,640
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I think I get more annoyed by films that...

I think I get more annoyed by films that supposedly have a radical agenda or subject matter but which are utterly devoid of any radical politics and ultimately fit within a liberal bow as opposed to...
Forum: Literature & Films 6th January 2016, 21:02
Replies: 94
Views: 3,640
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Since I've suddenly been made unemployed in my...

Since I've suddenly been made unemployed in my spare time I've watched a bunch of films.

Snowpiercer - I enjoy dystopian sci fi and this is a great example. Classic left to right progression as...
Forum: Theory 6th January 2016, 17:04
Replies: 82
Views: 4,416
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The last post in this thread was in 2012. That's...

The last post in this thread was in 2012. That's your best joke, methinks. :grin:
Forum: Learning 6th January 2016, 16:44
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
There's an anthology of their works here if...

There's an anthology of their works here if you're interested in reading articles from their journals and links to the longer texts: http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/index.htm
Forum: Theory 6th January 2016, 16:01
Replies: 87
Views: 3,361
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I wasn't at all referencing Lenin lol but sure,...

I wasn't at all referencing Lenin lol but sure, he basically makes the points I always try to make. Engaging in bourgeois parliament or non-revolutionary trade unions cannot be the sum of your...
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