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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 23:55
Replies: 235
Views: 5,344
Posted By LinksRadikal
I can't say anything else than what I stated...

I can't say anything else than what I stated before - you're not only overgeneralizing (thereby distorting real and important differences) but also willingly discounting facets of the activity in...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 23:08
Replies: 235
Views: 5,344
Posted By LinksRadikal
Going ever more off topic, but hey You have...

Going ever more off topic, but hey

You have a point, but political discussion in the US is saturated with the term so no wonder some users make use of it (it really depends on how they use it).
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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 22:54
Replies: 235
Views: 5,344
Posted By LinksRadikal
The concept probably refers to a particular...

The concept probably refers to a particular stratum of the working class - better educated, office work, and so on, and not strictly to mid-tier management and management in general.


You seem...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 22:01
Replies: 235
Views: 5,344
Posted By LinksRadikal
Okay, I definitely think that this is necessary....

Okay, I definitely think that this is necessary. Though, in effect you do seem to be obfuscating how things stand:



This is hugely problematic, and a really strained analogy. In fact, the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 21:05
Replies: 235
Views: 5,344
Posted By LinksRadikal
And I'm not, yet still I'd say that there is a...

And I'm not, yet still I'd say that there is a significant difference between cops on one side, and factory/office (for instance) workers on the other, enough that insisting on cops being...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 18:31
Replies: 235
Views: 5,344
Posted By LinksRadikal
The real question isn't related to some facile...

The real question isn't related to some facile classification, but concerns the social activity of the groups you mention and prospects for revolutionary activity arising from it; or the lack of such...
Forum: Philosophy Yesterday, 18:09
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By LinksRadikal
I don't think that a meaningful criticism of the...

I don't think that a meaningful criticism of the capitalist mode of production rests on ascribing immorality/amorality to it. In fact, I think Marxism is based on a broad opposition to such an,...
Forum: Theory Yesterday, 18:00
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By LinksRadikal
Two things are striking at the very beginning of...

Two things are striking at the very beginning of dealing with this.

The irony is magnificent. Specifically, this refers to talking about the state taking away the ability of an individual to keep...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st November 2014, 10:59
Replies: 181
Views: 7,833
Posted By LinksRadikal
The concept you're working with is problematic...

The concept you're working with is problematic precisely because one can seemingly make sense when talking about a "semi-colonial" region without realizing that these function like proxies within the...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st November 2014, 05:15
Replies: 181
Views: 7,833
Posted By LinksRadikal
I think you're wrong. An excerpt from a ICL...

I think you're wrong. An excerpt from a ICL article has been posted on page one:




http://www.icl-fi.org/english/wv/1055/isis.html

Bold mine, to indicate that a benevolent interpretation...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st November 2014, 03:47
Replies: 181
Views: 7,833
Posted By LinksRadikal
Sparts be Sparts, I think there is another...

Sparts be Sparts, I think there is another problem here, one of the idea of communists taking military sides in intra-imperialist conflict (and the deeper problem of the concept of imperialism in...
Forum: Learning 18th November 2014, 19:11
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By LinksRadikal
It is subjective but it is what the interpersonal...

It is subjective but it is what the interpersonal consensus governing exchange amounts to - an agreed, if unwillingly, standard or criterion. It can be no other than "subjective" since it is...
Forum: Learning 14th November 2014, 17:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By LinksRadikal
That is a completely ambiguous self-reference...

That is a completely ambiguous self-reference since I think people would normally assume that the person who refers to themselves in such a way owns a business of a kind. I think it is more clear to...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th November 2014, 17:28
Replies: 181
Views: 7,833
Posted By LinksRadikal
Yeah, I actually do understand that load of...

Yeah, I actually do understand that load of bollocks about "do-nothing" communists, and the fact that it comes from a position of insecure, unreflected and despairing bid for relevance which has been...
Forum: Learning 14th November 2014, 17:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By LinksRadikal
That would make sense if "capitalism" refered to...

That would make sense if "capitalism" refered to a system of ideas, and not to a set of practices and mutually enforced rules which obtain in social production. Capitalism isn't an ideology.

In...
Forum: Music 14th November 2014, 16:29
Replies: 615
Views: 42,936
Posted By LinksRadikal
Can't get down with this Saor thing. Not my cup...

Can't get down with this Saor thing. Not my cup o' tea really.

On the other hand:

pJ6JJs710WQ

The new album kicks so much ass. It's also just great to hear them practically reinvent...
Forum: Learning 14th November 2014, 16:13
Replies: 139
Views: 3,519
Posted By LinksRadikal
Oh jolly good, that liberal dictum of tolerance...

Oh jolly good, that liberal dictum of tolerance for once is openly expressed by an anarchist :lol:

Yeah, sorry but I couldn't resist it; actually I consider some anarchists comrades. Now to the...
Forum: Politics 14th November 2014, 15:58
Replies: 32
Views: 2,202
Posted By LinksRadikal
No, but then I didn't say you were claiming the...

No, but then I didn't say you were claiming the politician is "good". If anything, the total lack of any meaningful attitude towards this on your behalf is what ticked me off to write what I did.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th November 2014, 22:28
Replies: 538
Views: 7,436
Posted By LinksRadikal
You're right, it's not a technicality to ask for...

You're right, it's not a technicality to ask for such a demonstration - it's patent nonsense and an absurdity since demonstration here can only refer to pointing out working examples of it in an...
Forum: Politics 7th November 2014, 21:18
Replies: 32
Views: 2,202
Posted By LinksRadikal
I tell you what, explain the gains for the class...

I tell you what, explain the gains for the class in the federal state of Washington in general, and in Seattle in particular made by the election of Kshama Sawant, along with a reasonable explanation...
Forum: Learning 24th October 2014, 22:19
Replies: 57
Views: 1,369
Posted By LinksRadikal
Whose? Of the workers over at Tesco...

Whose?

Of the workers over at Tesco demanding better conditions? Of public sector workers for pay rises over years? Over assembly workers demanding the workplace be left alone and not shut down? ...
Forum: Learning 24th October 2014, 21:48
Replies: 57
Views: 1,369
Posted By LinksRadikal
I did specify what I think constitutes...

I did specify what I think constitutes revolutionary activity - born out of class antagonism of course. I also think this difference is important as not all class conflict (actually, very little of...
Forum: Learning 24th October 2014, 20:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By LinksRadikal
We're all closet existentialists from one...

We're all closet existentialists from one shipwreck to another, that much is clear.

(bonus points for being really deep amirite amirite)
Forum: Learning 24th October 2014, 20:29
Replies: 57
Views: 1,369
Posted By LinksRadikal
Fair enough. I don't consider the August struggle...

Fair enough. I don't consider the August struggle in UK as what I'd say is revolutionary activity - only because there was no attempt (there could not be then and there, this is the point) to fight...
Forum: Learning 24th October 2014, 20:00
Replies: 57
Views: 1,369
Posted By LinksRadikal
Okay, but I was aiming at a particular -...

Okay, but I was aiming at a particular - revolutionary - activity there.

So the idea is, no conviction no revolutionary activity.
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