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Forum: Learning 19th December 2014, 22:45
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Prof. Oblivion
This is incorrect. Consumption is the driving...

This is incorrect. Consumption is the driving mechanism of production, which is apparent in all human societies. Profit is the driving mechanism of capitalist exploitation, not consumption or...
Forum: Theory 16th December 2014, 16:55
Replies: 39
Views: 968
Posted By Palmares
Why? I think the tough thing about...

Why?



I think the tough thing about this is just it does not seem like many are motivated to actually learn Esperanto. I can't personally speak for people's motivations, or therelackof, but I...
Forum: Theory 15th December 2014, 21:03
Replies: 39
Views: 968
Posted By CyM
Yeah, if you use the term Eurocentric, you pretty...

Yeah, if you use the term Eurocentric, you pretty much guarantee I'm gonna tune you out in most cases.
Forum: Learning 12th December 2014, 19:25
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By GaggedNoMore
Quote from Adolf Hitler in "Hitler's Table Talk,...

Quote from Adolf Hitler in "Hitler's Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations",



I think Mao is supposed to have said something similar. But other than "Political power grows from the...
Forum: Learning 11th December 2014, 08:50
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Blake's Baby
The OP may consider the development of society to...

The OP may consider the development of society to be unilinear, I don't know; not everyone who accepts the notion of social evolution need do so, though!




This just isn't true. The...
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 16:33
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Sabot Cat
My main issue is that it would work against the...

My main issue is that it would work against the eventual emergence of communism by reinforcing the market, wherein consumers as well as those that make the products and provide the services are...
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 13:41
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By Counterculturalist
You were "told" by who? Who is "they"? J....

You were "told" by who? Who is "they"? J. Philippe Rushton? Richard Lynn? Mankind Quarterly?

You'd be hard-pressed to find a scientist that would endorse these asinine claims that isn't...
Forum: Introductions 8th December 2014, 13:08
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Abril
Pro-working class anarchist views, friend. But...

Pro-working class anarchist views, friend. But i'm still learning and i'm not really sure about that. That was one of the main reasons I decided to come in here. :)
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 12:41
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Hmm. I'm a little bit sceptical of your...

Hmm. I'm a little bit sceptical of your intentions. I suspect you are trying to convince us of your Nazi views but front as former Nazi.

'Marxists economics' can't work as it's a method of...
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 11:45
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By cyu
I'd say that when leftists see race-based...

I'd say that when leftists see race-based conflict, they consider it stupid. They'd prefer to unite those who are fighting and go after those leftists believe are the real source of society's...
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 11:30
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By RedAnarchist
IQ tests are not a valid measurement of...

IQ tests are not a valid measurement of intelligence, and were never intended to be such a thing, it was meant to identify school children who were at risk of falling behind others in their classes....
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Tim Cornelis
False. It's based on a 1970s estimate by...

False. It's based on a 1970s estimate by Conquest. When the classified Soviet archives opened up with the collapse of the USSR a more precise casualty number was revealed after intensive study,...
Forum: Learning 6th December 2014, 22:59
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By 9mm
Eh, the analysis put forth by Proudhon in that...

Eh, the analysis put forth by Proudhon in that text is not at all the same as Engels line of argumentation in 'the origins of the family, private property, and the state.'

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OP, I'd suggest...
Forum: Theory 6th December 2014, 08:43
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By Noa Rodman
Lenin's articles on strikes: ...

Lenin's articles on strikes:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/jan/12.htm
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/jan/00b.htm...
Forum: Learning 5th December 2014, 23:50
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By The Idler
I guess they have about a membership in the three...

I guess they have about a membership in the three figures. Robert Griffiths is their main figure. Morning Star is their paper, sort of. Their magazine, Communist Review might be more theoretical. One...
Forum: Websites 3rd December 2014, 20:56
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By rednoise
lol ...

lol

http://therevleft.wikia.com/wiki/Revleft_Clique
Forum: Websites 3rd December 2014, 12:43
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Edelweiss
Really, do you have any idea what you are talking...

Really, do you have any idea what you are talking about, smart ass? RevLeft's database is almost 5.5 GB large, we always have hundreds, often thousandths of simultaneous users online and more than...
Forum: Learning 3rd December 2014, 11:48
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Comrade #138672
Anti-EU rhetoric from "leftists", without...

Anti-EU rhetoric from "leftists", without mentioning the global nature of capitalism, is always a very sad thing to see.
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 2nd December 2014, 10:35
Replies: 41
Views: 1,186
Posted By Blake's Baby
I think the CPGB(PCC) deliberately held on to the...

I think the CPGB(PCC) deliberately held on to the name to suggest continuity. The 'old' CPGB had of course been around since Lenin's time and at one time the CPGB(PCC) used to proclaim they were...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 2nd December 2014, 10:09
Replies: 41
Views: 1,186
Posted By Red Son
So...should it be the Communist Party of The...

So...should it be the Communist Party of The Island Formerly Known as Great Britain - PCC?
Seems like a lot of discussion about use of the word 'Great'... I don't think there was any more complex...
Forum: Introductions 2nd December 2014, 09:53
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Blake's Baby
Of course, Trotskyists know better than Engels,...

Of course, Trotskyists know better than Engels, who successfuly demonstrated more than 130 years ago that combines and trusts are just as capitalist as individual owners of businesses. It matters not...
Forum: Learning 2nd December 2014, 00:30
Replies: 120
Views: 3,652
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Bij deze. I've said I think central planning is...

Bij deze. I've said I think central planning is fundamentally flawed, and I've said that I think the higher phase of communism is still quite far beyond reach given the current technological and...
Forum: Introductions 1st December 2014, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Blake's Baby
Welcome to RevLeft RedOctober. You'll...

Welcome to RevLeft RedOctober.

You'll probably find that the majority of people here don't agree that Yugoslavia was 'socialist', as many of us think that socialism is a classless communal society...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 1st December 2014, 20:20
Replies: 41
Views: 1,186
Posted By Blake's Baby
Wales isn't a 'client state', because is neither...

Wales isn't a 'client state', because is neither now nor at any point in history ' a state' of any kind. It is (at most organised/coherent) a collection of defeated kingdoms organised into a...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 1st December 2014, 19:34
Replies: 41
Views: 1,186
Posted By Tim Cornelis
A bit of an unnecessarily drawn out discussion,...

A bit of an unnecessarily drawn out discussion, but whatever. So the name Great Britain is derived from the need to distinguish between it and Britanny. So the political entity, which is...
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