1.) It should be. More needs to be done to get our prwsence felt through the internet. It is an invaluable resource through which we can gain members for our cause.
Originally posted by kasama-rl
@November 26, 2007 12:22 am
some relevant issues i see:
1) communists have historically been on the cutting edge of science and technology. Is this still true?
2) Are the changes in technology (cell phones, internet, mp3s, podcasts, youtube video interctivity, texting and so much more) basically a matter of "toys and privilege" or are these important changes for humanity?
3) When the people don't act the way we wish, should we conclude they are complicit with the system, and committing crimes themselves?
2.) Yes. This is obviously correct. The point is that there are good and bad ways for these to be used/produced. I suggest you look at "Societ of the Spectacle" by Gud Debord. While I don't agree with everything he says, it is at least an interesting work on consumerism.
3.) No. They are complicit witht the system when they witness things that are clearly atrocious and don't act. The Nazi metaphor is totally applicable here.
"The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
Workers of the World Unite!" -Karl Marx
"The dictatorship of the proletariat, i.e., the organization of the vanguard of the oppressed as the ruling class for the purpose of suppressing the oppressors, cannot result merely in an expansion of democracy. Simultaneously with an immense expansion of democracy, which for the first time becomes democracy for the poor, democracy for the people, and not democracy for the money-bags, the dictatorship of the proletariat imposes a series of restrictions on the freedom of the oppressors, the exploiters, the capitalists. " -Vladimir Lenin
"The People's democratic dictatorship needs the leadership of the working class. For it is only the working class that is most far-sighted, most selfless and most thoroughly revolutionary. The entire history of revolution proves that without the leadership of the working class revolution fails and that with the leadership of the working class revolution triumphs." -Mao Zedong