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Forum: Learning Today, 15:50
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I heard a better variant of the mud pie: ...

I heard a better variant of the mud pie:

"The value of labor comes from the goal it serves, not the other way around. Am I supposed to value Auschwitz because social labor went into it? No. It was...
Forum: Politics 28th March 2015, 11:49
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Crashed Flight & Antidepressants

Some time ago there was this Dutch bus driver that deliberately steered into a concrete barrier inside a tunnel killing an entire class of school children. Some time later I saw a program on TV about...
Forum: Politics 25th March 2015, 21:58
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Tim Cornelis
That's not very nice Vladimir Innit, I don't...

That's not very nice Vladimir Innit, I don't think it's incoherent or rambling. I just think OP needs a better theoretical background (by reading Marxist literature). Don't discourage him :(
Forum: Learning 25th March 2015, 09:36
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Tim Cornelis
The first paragraphs in that book are dedicated...

The first paragraphs in that book are dedicated to describing how small businesses are not the problem. So from a Marxist perspective, it's a reactionary petty bourgeois socialism. Can anyone...
Forum: Sciences and Environment 25th March 2015, 09:07
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I'm sorry in advance for doing this :( but...

I'm sorry in advance for doing this :( but methodology is the study of methods, it's the study of looking what research method is the most appropriate for a given research question, not the actual...
Forum: Politics 24th March 2015, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Not a Stalinist obviously but I'd try looking...

Not a Stalinist obviously but I'd try looking into these documents:

The Programme and Constitution of the Portuguese Communist Party;
The Programme of the Communist Party of Greece;
Assessments...
Forum: Politics 24th March 2015, 14:25
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Tim Cornelis
There's a large number of grammatical errors and...

There's a large number of grammatical errors and awkward phrasing, and the font size makes it annoying to read. Those can easily be fixed.

But far more importantly, your theory is simply...
Forum: Theory 23rd March 2015, 18:57
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Mao's On Contradiction

Is Mao's On Contradiction taken seriously by anyone other than impressionable Maoists? By other Marxists, in philosophy? Is it worth reading?

Thanks
Forum: Learning 23rd March 2015, 16:02
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Tim Cornelis
This seems somewhat semantical at first. There...

This seems somewhat semantical at first. There wouldn't be a single party because the revolution inherits the political formations from the pre-revolutionary situation. But there's quite a difference...
Forum: Introductions 23rd March 2015, 13:14
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Tim Cornelis
https://libcom.org/library/communism-real-movement...

https://libcom.org/library/communism-real-movement-abolish-disability

May be useful.
Forum: Learning 23rd March 2015, 09:18
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I think we all know what you meant, but it's...

I think we all know what you meant, but it's nonsense. It's meaningless to speak of one-party rule when you have a situation where deputies are elected, mandated, and recallable by the lowest organs....
Forum: Politics 22nd March 2015, 21:51
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I'm sure most high schoolers don't care about...

I'm sure most high schoolers don't care about politics.
Forum: Learning 22nd March 2015, 21:39
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Tim Cornelis
So what? Well then it should be overthrow by a...

So what? Well then it should be overthrow by a communist revolution by establishing a revolutionary proletarian dictatorship. This is the task in Cuba, the same as in the Netherlands, China, USA,...
Forum: Research 22nd March 2015, 15:31
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Marx quote

I'm looking for a quote by Marx where he says that he uses 'dialectics' (the word, not the concept) as substitute for explaining how something works. Something along those lines at least. Supposedly...
Forum: OI Learning 22nd March 2015, 09:07
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Well you aren't being very specific. 'Bad' can't...

Well you aren't being very specific. 'Bad' can't quantitatively be measured so there's no real useful answer that can be given. There's a lot of sensationalist nonsense spread every now and then...
Forum: Learning 21st March 2015, 19:46
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Didn't you already ask that question before?

Didn't you already ask that question before?
Forum: Politics 21st March 2015, 13:57
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Conservative reactionary is an oxymoron. ...

Conservative reactionary is an oxymoron.

Richard Wolff is not that good at all. I don't understand how so many Marxists can be so ignorant about the basics of Marx's critique of political economy....
Forum: Religion 21st March 2015, 10:54
Replies: 80
Views: 2,837
Posted By Tim Cornelis
A bit ridiculous. In urban areas the Netherlands...

A bit ridiculous. In urban areas the Netherlands is already mostly there. I'd even say it's quite taboo to suggest that in most urban social circles. Say what you say and people will stagger. If I...
Forum: Learning 17th March 2015, 16:31
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By Tim Cornelis
There's no exchange (except maybe of labour...

There's no exchange (except maybe of labour hours). Labour credits disappear, they are not transferred to a seller, and therefore there's no exchange.
Forum: Politics 16th March 2015, 15:54
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Saying that ISIS' leadership just wants power and...

Saying that ISIS' leadership just wants power and influence for the sake of power and influence, as an end in itself, is a bit ridiculous in my opinion. Kinda like those people that claim that Hitler...
Forum: History 16th March 2015, 10:23
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Fascinating phenomenon: cargo cults

Nothing really to discuss, but I thought this was really interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult
Forum: Politics 12th March 2015, 20:45
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Why do you think they are not apocalyptic? Why do...

Why do you think they are not apocalyptic? Why do you think this is a sensationalist right-wing perspective? Why is considering them a Sunni extremist group involved in a sectarian war a "Marxist"...
Forum: Politics 11th March 2015, 09:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tim Cornelis
>Iran >Semi-feudal Anyway, just because...

>Iran
>Semi-feudal

Anyway, just because Iran is ultra-conservative, etc., doesn't mean they are crazy. I don't support any regime getting them though.
Forum: Learning 10th March 2015, 18:24
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Tim Cornelis
It's not necessary to have a majority of the...

It's not necessary to have a majority of the population behind you to foment a successful revolution. A lot of fence sitters will be forced to take sides once the revolution is under way. For...
Forum: Research 5th March 2015, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Tim Cornelis
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