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Forum: Learning 3rd July 2014, 15:23
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
What about people who have felt hiustorically...

What about people who have felt hiustorically oppressed based on language, ethnicity, religion, or other markers of community?Oppression of course is ukltimately class based but it isn't always...
Forum: Learning 2nd July 2014, 21:42
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
First the "national question" cam be very...

First the "national question" cam be very complicated and there has been a huge amount of debate on this.National liberation movements have been and are problematical. They have a tendency to be...
Forum: Learning 25th May 2014, 23:25
Replies: 43
Views: 1,723
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Its a series of demands which, in and of...

Its a series of demands which, in and of themselves might not create socialism, but are designed to increase class consciousness and create a bridge to the socialist transformation of society.
...
Forum: Politics 25th May 2014, 15:43
Replies: 80
Views: 3,677
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Lenin, Trotsky, Eugene Debs and Freddy Engels...

Lenin, Trotsky, Eugene Debs and Freddy Engels would beg to differ. Its true that its not possible to "elect" socialism, but on the other hand political campaigns can be an important tool for workers...
Forum: Learning 29th March 2014, 01:10
Replies: 64
Views: 3,107
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
To the OP..I fully understand your alienation and...

To the OP..I fully understand your alienation and hatred of US society..I feel the same way myself. I have felt much more at home and was much happier during times I've lived outside the US. I don't...
Forum: History 18th March 2014, 03:20
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Eric Foner is a Marxist known for writing on this...

Eric Foner is a Marxist known for writing on this period, although he concentrates more on the Reconstruction period.

Marx himself wrote about the US Civil War, which he followed very closely.
...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 18th March 2014, 03:14
Replies: 41
Views: 1,736
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Well, I wasn't blaming homophobia on latent...

Well, I wasn't blaming homophobia on latent homosexuality, I was blaming it on society's surppression of homosexuality and an individuals internalization of this and reaction to it. Blaming...
Forum: Learning 16th March 2014, 14:09
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
What is communization theory?

What is communization theory? Though a superficial look I got the impression that its a highly intellectualized version o roffshoot of left communism

What does communization theory seek to do...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 16th March 2014, 13:58
Replies: 41
Views: 1,736
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Fred Phelps about to meet his maker...

Fred Phelps, the founder and leader of the extremist homophobic cult, the Westboro Baptist Church is on death's doorstep.I don't know the reason but apparently he was excommunicated from his own cult...
Forum: Religion 7th March 2014, 23:35
Replies: 63
Views: 2,764
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Well, this is a bit of a strawman argument.Just...

Well, this is a bit of a strawman argument.Just because other mythico-historical figures are given a free pass as to their existence still doesn't lend credence as to the existence of the historical...
Forum: Religion 6th March 2014, 15:57
Replies: 63
Views: 2,764
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
The Gnostoc Gospels by Elaine Pagels is an...

The Gnostoc Gospels by Elaine Pagels is an interesting read. There were a zillion different accounts of the life of Jesus, many had major differences with the biblical story. It was largely a matter...
Forum: Religion 6th March 2014, 15:54
Replies: 63
Views: 2,764
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Back to the OP.. In my understanding there...

Back to the OP..

In my understanding there is no evidence or record of the historical Jesus outside of the bible. There are three historians who are thought to have mentioned Jesus..Flavuis...
Forum: History 5th March 2014, 21:40
Replies: 46
Views: 2,860
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
For what its worth... ...

For what its worth...


http://marxmyths.org/terrell-carver/article.htm
Forum: Literature & Films 4th March 2014, 15:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Its very accessible, not written as academic...

Its very accessible, not written as academic history but almost as a Jack London adventure series.I though it was a fun, exciting read, not a mish mash of academic point scoring which unfortunately...
Forum: Literature & Films 3rd March 2014, 23:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
I thought Deutscher's bio is one of the most...

I thought Deutscher's bio is one of the most exciting book(s) I've ever read. Its controversial among Trotskyists actually, many Trots hate Deutscher. While a Trotskyist himself, Deutscher thought...
Forum: Economics 29th January 2014, 14:27
Replies: 83
Views: 5,133
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Capitalism in the developed would is simply...

Capitalism in the developed would is simply displacing its crisis. In plain terms a"developing world" bubble has been created by the US Fed's and other central banks qualitative easing.The bubble...
Forum: Politics 2nd January 2014, 19:56
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
According to Louis Proyect (a somewhat embittered...

According to Louis Proyect (a somewhat embittered ex-member), the SWP is dwindling and is down to several dozen mostly very elderly members. From what I've seen much of their active membership are...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 30th December 2013, 00:59
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Maybe this has been said before.. The PLP...

Maybe this has been said before..

The PLP believes in an immediate transition to full communism, with no intermediate "socialist stage" They believe that what went wrong with the SU, Eastern Bloc...
Forum: Sciences and Environment 30th December 2013, 00:07
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
A strange idea..

An idea I've been thinking about for a while. People may laugh, this may be shot down, but here goes.

Everything I've been reading indicates that if the current rae of CO2 emissions isn't...
Forum: Learning 29th December 2013, 17:40
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
The classics (some of these repeats what others...

The classics (some of these repeats what others have said)

The Communist Manifesto Marx/Engels

Wage, Labor and Capital Marx covers the basic economics of Marx.

Origin of The Family,...
Forum: Discrimination 24th December 2013, 03:00
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
While Phil Robertson's homophobia is deplorable...

While Phil Robertson's homophobia is deplorable and he should be taken for task for it, I strongly suspect the whole "controversy" , like that around Miley Cyrus "twerking" has been staged to boost...
Forum: Learning 22nd December 2013, 22:52
Replies: 40
Views: 1,599
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
This is largely true. The Sparts, in theory are...

This is largely true. The Sparts, in theory are "orthodox Trotskyists". As I understand they do disagree with Trotsky on the "Military Transitional Program", stuff Trotsky wrote concerning the...
Forum: Sciences and Environment 21st December 2013, 15:27
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
Reverse aging in mice

Apparently scientists at Harvard and Australia have succeeded in reversing symtpoms of aging in mice. According to Russia Today human trials for this process may begin within a few years.,

This...
Forum: Politics 20th December 2013, 21:19
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
The impression I got... There is enormous...

The impression I got...

There is enormous cynicism in the Chinese "Communist" Party. There is a saying that "a bureaucrat who isn't rich is an idiot". Noone in the government believes in or cares...
Forum: Learning 20th December 2013, 15:59
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Lenina Rosenweg
I was under the impression that Synapismos, the...

I was under the impression that Synapismos, the largest faction and core of SYRIZA, originated from a Eurocommunist split in the KKE. Perhaps they have moved away from this by now though.
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