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Forum: Learning 9th February 2015, 13:40
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Blake's Baby
What opinion? Those really weren't 'true...

What opinion?

Those really weren't 'true Marxist governments', because it's difficult to understand what a 'true Marxist government' might be.

What they were - given the best possible...
Forum: Learning 6th February 2015, 08:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tim Cornelis
'Horrible economic policy' means economic...

'Horrible economic policy' means economic policies that largely ignores the interests of capital causing capital flight. It is a bourgeois state that doesn't rule in the interests of capital, which...
Forum: History 4th February 2015, 02:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,589
Posted By Atsumari
I can confirm from my Chatango conversations with...

I can confirm from my Chatango conversations with Ismail that he is fully capable of eating and sleeping.
Forum: Politics 1st February 2015, 03:08
Replies: 82
Views: 2,799
I wonder how both you and Bill Maher define...

I wonder how both you and Bill Maher define socialism... :rolleyes:
Forum: History 29th January 2015, 18:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,589
Posted By 9mm
I just know a childish grin is going creep across...

I just know a childish grin is going creep across Ismail's face when he sees this thread. I'm fairly confident that days when people ask about Hoxha on revleft are better than birthdays to him.
Forum: Learning 29th January 2015, 09:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By Blake's Baby
This precisely. I'm much less tolerant of...

This precisely.

I'm much less tolerant of the stupider parts of the 'anarchist' movement than I was when I identified as an Anarchist. Then (while I was firmly an Anarchist-Communist) I was quite...
Forum: Politics 27th January 2015, 13:22
Replies: 208
Views: 6,612
Posted By Xhar-Xhar Binks
That's the thing, though; most Marxists would say...

That's the thing, though; most Marxists would say that the source of homophobia is not "straight people", but capitalism, namely the way in which it is reproduced daily. And the only group that has...
Forum: Learning 26th January 2015, 15:46
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By LinksRadikal
What's even more useless is totally missing the...

What's even more useless is totally missing the meaning of "conspiracy theory" in OP.

I think conspiracy theories play a debilitating role in general. When certain of these don't work like barely...
Forum: Politics 23rd January 2015, 11:25
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Devrim
Poles of development shifting East

I thought this was interesting. It's a piece about the most economically vibrant cities in the world.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/22/china-best-performing-economic-cities

From...
Forum: Learning 23rd January 2015, 11:18
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Basically if you make a list of core...

Basically if you make a list of core characteristics of fascism and you then just think of the absolute opposite of those, you have communism.

Fascism:

Reactionary,
Ultranationalist
Class...
Forum: Theory 22nd January 2015, 20:33
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By Leo
No it's not. Real power is in the movement of the...

No it's not. Real power is in the movement of the masses. The only power the individual nihilist unconcerned with his or her personal safety or future has is over the individuals he or she will...
Forum: Theory 22nd January 2015, 01:12
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By Leo
I think Nechayev's Catechism is insane as was...

I think Nechayev's Catechism is insane as was Nechayev himself. Unfortunately it's had a negative influence far beyond the few who identified as his followers
Forum: Learning 20th January 2015, 19:48
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Stalinism proves again what a terribly idealist...

Stalinism proves again what a terribly idealist ideology it is. Where to even begin?

Marx didn't develop any normative "teachings" for socialism, he developed a method of social analysis. To speak...
Forum: Learning 20th January 2015, 09:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,105
Posted By Blake's Baby
Exactly - it didn't 'avoid the trap', it...

Exactly - it didn't 'avoid the trap', it bankrupted itself trying to fulfill the conflicting demands of keeping the population happy and trying to out-compete the west. The Soviet economy was...
Forum: Learning 18th January 2015, 05:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By RedWorker
Thank dead workers for freedom of speech.

Thank dead workers for freedom of speech.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th January 2015, 10:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tim Cornelis
That is a 'phantom Left', I don't think it...

That is a 'phantom Left', I don't think it exists.

Also, Nigeria isn't in the Middle East.
Forum: Learning 12th January 2015, 00:44
Replies: 84
Views: 2,735
Posted By Pilantra
University drop out. Also, no idea of what...

University drop out.

Also, no idea of what half of the alternatives mean.
Forum: Learning 11th January 2015, 11:32
Replies: 155
Views: 3,459
Posted By Blake's Baby
Blake's Baby said: "I don't see any mention...

Blake's Baby said:

"I don't see any mention of a stage called 'socialism' there".

Subversive said:



Blake's Baby says:
Forum: Learning 1st January 2015, 19:08
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Pilantra
Diamat is most certainly stalinoid hogwash. And...

Diamat is most certainly stalinoid hogwash. And yeah, Engels' fundamentals laws of dialectics are problematic.


OP, I have yet to read any Marx's reference to historical or dialectical...
Forum: Learning 1st January 2015, 15:02
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By Tim Cornelis
It's difficult to answer this, because your frame...

It's difficult to answer this, because your frame of reference is so divorced from mine. In my opinion the 1917 Russian Revolution failed. Its failure, or degeneration, began in 1918 and was...
Forum: Learning 27th December 2014, 19:45
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pilantra
If you call disarming workers and killing...

If you call disarming workers and killing communists and the stablishment of People's Democracies a "communist revolution," sure. Stalinists paved the way for eurocommunism, brat.

Anyway, you...
Forum: Politics 27th December 2014, 17:25
Replies: 97
Views: 4,393
Posted By Tim Cornelis
You're not a 'Tankie' since you're consistent in...

You're not a 'Tankie' since you're consistent in Stalinist nonsense, how laudable. I have no particular interest in debating with these people whose Marxism is based on second hand uniformed...
Forum: Politics 27th December 2014, 16:55
Replies: 97
Views: 4,393
Posted By Sasha
:lol: You do know that support of the...

:lol:

You do know that support of the supression of the Hungarian uprising is the original definition of the term Tankie?
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 27th December 2014, 12:51
Replies: 86
Views: 6,262
Posted By Tim Cornelis
If we delve into the use and meaning of...

If we delve into the use and meaning of dictatorship we find that it has little in common with how it's used now -- its meaning has evolved. Dictatorship used to mean something like the absolute...
Forum: Learning 26th December 2014, 18:36
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Xhar-Xhar Binks
If they are, would it matter?

If they are, would it matter?
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