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Forum: Politics 28th January 2015, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Also this gem from the Workers World Party (which...

Also this gem from the Workers World Party (which I guess is basically "anti-imp" politics).

"A few people passing by showed hostility to the demonstration, mostly calling the Red Youth...
Forum: Politics 28th January 2015, 17:41
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Terrible 'anti'-imperialism ("anti-imps")

I just had to waddle through the facebook page of the Antiimperialistische Aktion, which was the most agonisingly mind numbing thing I had to do in recent history. God, why do some people have such...
Forum: Learning 28th January 2015, 10:19
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Actually, the Bolsheviks in 1922, during the...

Actually, the Bolsheviks in 1922, during the thermidorian reaction as historian Brinton calls it, did accommodate the backward strata of society. The Bolshevik government banned homosexual relations...
Forum: Politics 27th January 2015, 22:05
Replies: 70
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I don't know, but the Greek army's higher ranks...

I don't know, but the Greek army's higher ranks are filled with patriots and nationalists, so if push comes to shove, where would their loyalty lie?

EDIT:

"The president is the nominal...
Forum: Politics 27th January 2015, 21:52
Replies: 70
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Wow, so Independent Greeks got the defence...

Wow, so Independent Greeks got the defence minister position. According to its leader, because of a threat of Greater Macedonia and Greater Turkey Greece needs a strong military. What a load of shit....
Forum: Politics 26th January 2015, 23:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tim Cornelis
That is an incredibly unrealistic expectation....

That is an incredibly unrealistic expectation. You think that name-dropping of Marxism in the news turns people away from fascism to socialism? I'd say it's unrealistic enough to think that...
Forum: Politics 26th January 2015, 23:36
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Tim Cornelis
That is simply empirically false. I think the...

That is simply empirically false. I think the internet is the best refutation of the liberal philosophy on monopolisation. The internet is probably the closest approximation of a perfectly...
Forum: Politics 26th January 2015, 23:17
Replies: 70
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Remember when socialism came to Greece when the...

Remember when socialism came to Greece when the communists won in 2015?
Remember when socialism came to Guyana when the communists won in 2011?
Remember when socialism came to Moldova when the...
Forum: Politics 26th January 2015, 16:28
Replies: 70
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tim Cornelis
The KKE rejects any coalition and collaboration.

The KKE rejects any coalition and collaboration.
Forum: Politics 26th January 2015, 13:20
Replies: 70
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I'm quite amazed at the ability of the KKE to...

I'm quite amazed at the ability of the KKE to maintain a stable voter base despite lacking (as far as I know) an electoral programme with minimum demands. Instead, it only has its political programme...
Forum: Politics 26th January 2015, 12:14
Replies: 70
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tim Cornelis
SYRIZA had a run-of-the-mill Keynesian programme...

SYRIZA had a run-of-the-mill Keynesian programme which, under present conditions (neoliberalism), meant it had to either make major concessions to capital, and moderate its programme to the right, or...
Forum: Politics 26th January 2015, 10:49
Replies: 70
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tim Cornelis
So how long did the SYRIZA delusion among...

So how long did the SYRIZA delusion among socialists last? A few hours?
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 25th January 2015, 23:06
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By Tim Cornelis
A good day for accelerationism. So I...

A good day for accelerationism.

So I accidentally read some Daily Mail comments, some supported SYRIZA (because it may blow up the EU which their petty bourgeois hearts so desire), but others were...
Forum: Politics 25th January 2015, 15:20
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Leftists in Ukraine.

Apparently there's self-proclaimed anticapitalists and anti-imperialists fighting for Ukraine as well.

So these guys:...
Forum: History 25th January 2015, 13:42
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Tim Cornelis
"(The wonderful Moscow Metro, first opened at a...

"(The wonderful Moscow Metro, first opened at a few stations in the 1930s, was only a showcase, in no way representative of conditions on buses and streetcars, especially outside the capital. In many...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 24th January 2015, 11:34
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Weird debate if it involves asking questions. I...

Weird debate if it involves asking questions. I learned that asking questions to your opponent puts the ball in his park. Ask any of the above questions and he will give a typical pro-capitalist...
Forum: Politics 24th January 2015, 11:05
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Tim Cornelis
No, that's how a proletarian party should be...

No, that's how a proletarian party should be organised. A centrist strategy that was so fruitful in developing mass socialist movements.
Forum: Learning 23rd January 2015, 11:18
Replies: 8
Views: 340
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: Politics 23rd January 2015, 00:49
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Tim Cornelis
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/1...

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/131/399/fry.PNG?1307468855

I'm suspecting that you really don't know what communism is and you just like the edge and sound of it. I'm guessing...
Forum: Politics 23rd January 2015, 00:27
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I felt that my comments on the news were not...

I felt that my comments on the news were not particularly serious, but actually you're right.
Forum: Politics 23rd January 2015, 00:06
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Tim Cornelis
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

Unfortunately not at the hands of a bullet or noose.

Oddly, if someone had said to me that he was 40 I would've believed it over him being 90 years old. He looked good for his age.

Also, that...
Forum: Learning 22nd January 2015, 15:23
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Tim Cornelis
It comes down to this: ...

It comes down to this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miliband–Poulantzas_debate

I agree with Poulantzas:

"The relation between the bourgeois class and the state is an objective relation. This...
Forum: Learning 22nd January 2015, 14:39
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Fascism and Bonapartism

I'm writing a lil' essay on fascism and I'm torn on Bonapartism and fascism. On the one hand it seems the most tenable position to me, in that fascism acted contrary to capitalist rationality in many...
Forum: Learning 21st January 2015, 20:15
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tim Cornelis
"Aufheben's final article on the nature of the...

"Aufheben's final article on the nature of the USSR, arguing that the Soviet Union was in fact a state capitalist system but where the law of value was deformed."
...
Forum: Learning 21st January 2015, 19:37
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Tim Cornelis
To quote Devrim: "What is undoubtedly true is...

To quote Devrim: "What is undoubtedly true is that many of the people who make up these sorts of movements come from the working class. That is unsurprising though. The majority of urban dwellers in...
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