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Forum: Opposing Ideologies Yesterday, 08:16
Replies: 83
Views: 1,827
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I don't know why you keep talking about the...

I don't know why you keep talking about the 'ideology' of the Bolsheviks changing. The ideology of the Bolsheviks remained consistent: they were determined to bring the proletariat to power and usher...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 28th June 2015, 08:21
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Parties and organisations sometimes need...

Parties and organisations sometimes need resources to maintain their activities: keeping websites running, making phone calls to prospective members, printing leaflets etc... These things cost money...
Forum: Philosophy 28th June 2015, 08:12
Replies: 14
Views: 190
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
There's a difference, Lokomotive, between stating...

There's a difference, Lokomotive, between stating that only educated people can make a revolution and suggesting that workers who have gone through university might provide revolutionary movements...
Forum: History 28th June 2015, 00:14
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I don't think they're a significant wing of the...

I don't think they're a significant wing of the Democratic Party, in fact I think the only reason they are ever brought up is in order to draw in left-wing activists by 'legitimising' the Democratic...
Forum: Philosophy 27th June 2015, 23:59
Replies: 14
Views: 190
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
For what it's worth, University exposed me to my...

For what it's worth, University exposed me to my first positive reading of Marxism and my first brush with radical politics. Whereas before I had largely dismissed Marxism, I was exposed to Marxist...
Forum: Philosophy 27th June 2015, 19:28
Replies: 14
Views: 190
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I'm of the opinion that if people have the...

I'm of the opinion that if people have the opportunity to pursue higher education then they should go for it if that's what they want, if only to keep them out of work for a bit longer and maybe to...
Forum: History 27th June 2015, 19:10
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
As it stands, the Republicans are in no way...

As it stands, the Republicans are in no way comparable to the proto-fascist Black Hundreds and contextually the Democrats are not comparable to the bourgeois liberal organisations of 1905's Russia in...
Forum: Learning 26th June 2015, 19:14
Replies: 45
Views: 677
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I should watch my use of terms because this is...

I should watch my use of terms because this is something which I know. Thanks for clearing it up.
Forum: Learning 26th June 2015, 18:20
Replies: 45
Views: 677
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Could you expand on that? It'd be useful to learn...

Could you expand on that? It'd be useful to learn where I went wrong.
Forum: Literature & Films 26th June 2015, 02:40
Replies: 875
Views: 44,935
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Hell, clearly Hollywood was never the source of...

Hell, clearly Hollywood was never the source of the dystopic sf film with the likes of Alphaville (1965) or The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) but ultimately, for me at least, a lot about the...
Forum: Literature & Films 25th June 2015, 18:02
Replies: 875
Views: 44,935
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I'm actually a huge fan of Logan's Run. Partly...

I'm actually a huge fan of Logan's Run. Partly it's because I'm fascinated with the whole 'post-apocalyptic utopia/dystopia' genre but also because "THERE IS NO SANCTUARY!".
Forum: Learning 25th June 2015, 09:30
Replies: 20
Views: 417
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Co-operatives are not socialism. A co-operative,...

Co-operatives are not socialism. A co-operative, its members and workers, have to take into account profit margins, investments, wages, market exchanges, all the things that a capitalist would have...
Forum: Learning 24th June 2015, 09:20
Replies: 20
Views: 417
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It's not that revolutionaries advocate for...

It's not that revolutionaries advocate for violence as the only tactic but rather that revolutionaries recognise that the ruling class, the capitalist class, the bourgeois state, cannot and will not...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 24th June 2015, 09:03
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Where does Stalin suggest this, do you have a...

Where does Stalin suggest this, do you have a source for it?

It's my understanding that Trotsky advocated working with the poor peasantry, organising and educating them, in preparation for the...
Forum: Learning 23rd June 2015, 21:56
Replies: 45
Views: 677
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
If they survive by selling their labour power,...

If they survive by selling their labour power, then surplus value is extracted from their labour and therefore they are proletarian. It's not about an individual's relative wealth, it's about their...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 23rd June 2015, 19:10
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I feel like you should just PM Ismail because I...

I feel like you should just PM Ismail because I don't think anyone else cares.
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 23rd June 2015, 19:07
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I recently persuaded the football team that I...

I recently persuaded the football team that I play for to buy red and black shirts (the other option was yellow and blue). I literally said, "Red and black looks nicer... I'm also a dirty red" and...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 23rd June 2015, 15:00
Replies: 46
Views: 674
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
No. Outside a revolutionary civil war situation,...

No. Outside a revolutionary civil war situation, such things are pointless.
Forum: Discrimination 22nd June 2015, 21:50
Replies: 56
Views: 1,463
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I don't know why fighting for social justice has...

I don't know why fighting for social justice has become a slur. It's one thing to say "there is a predilection for some weak, liberal politics on tumblr" and another to say "those sjw's are all...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 22nd June 2015, 17:50
Replies: 46
Views: 674
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Whilst, yeah, the whole reason I became a...

Whilst, yeah, the whole reason I became a socialist was because I recognised the flaws in society and wanted to help people so I encourage people to get involved in things like food banks etc...
Forum: Politics 18th June 2015, 17:11
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It's interesting hearing everyone on the news and...

It's interesting hearing everyone on the news and various Labour-types constantly going on about how 'it's impossible for the left to get elected' or 'there's no taste for left-wing politics any...
Forum: Literature & Films 18th June 2015, 16:54
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I read the first three chapters and enjoyed them....

I read the first three chapters and enjoyed them. I can understand why a mainstream publisher might have some issues picking it up for print considering quite a bit of the content (the discussions,...
Forum: Learning 15th March 2015, 01:56
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Both advocate for the same thing, essentially, as...

Both advocate for the same thing, essentially, as in both advocate a stateless, moneyless and classless society. Communism, ie Marxism, recognises that the working class needs to create a state and...
Forum: Learning 13th March 2015, 10:41
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Coming Insurrection, whilst I remember...

The Coming Insurrection, whilst I remember enjoying reading it, is not what I would call a book for a 'beginner'.
Forum: Learning 13th March 2015, 10:13
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Principles of Communism is definitely worth a...

The Principles of Communism is definitely worth a read, maybe more so than the Manifesto. Another thing that I think is a good introduction is James Connolly's Socialism Made Easy...
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