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Lol, does tesla actually use javascript in their car software? God help us.

I want to read Este’s book really bad, its on my list.

The greatest / most beautiful piece of music ever written IMO is Tavener - Song for Athene. I cry ever tiem

Imperialism is not when a country invades another. Imperialism is the theft of land, labor, and natural resources of a weak country to feed a stronger one.

Russia defending its borders from continued NATO encroachment over the past 30 years is not imperialism, and Russia is not part of the imperial core of countries currently robbing the global south of its surplus value by paying it wages from 200 years ago.

Ya he rules… Its exciting times ahead now that the EU is having so many problems and NATO is finally being stopped its tracks. If there’s a list of countries that are most likely to turn communist, Russia and Belarus are near the top.

Guy def wants to resurrect the Byelorussian SSR. Even if the country is no longer socialist, it should absolutely be supported a one of the few anti-imperialist bastions left in Europe that’s been to resist the EU and its neoliberalization impoverishment strategies.

State capitalist is kind of a meaningless term, what matters is which class holds control over the political and economic system.

So some of the nordic states might have a comparatively high degree of state ownership and employment (compared to other capitalist states

), while still having a capital stand above the politics and economy.

Whereas in China, Cuba, Vietnam, the communist party stands above the economy and directs it via X-year plans.

Lenin’s quote on the distinction is good, and probably the main reason we should ditch the term altogether.

The state capitalism, which is one of the principal aspects of the New Economic Policy, is, under Soviet power, a form of capitalism that is deliberately permitted and restricted by the working class. Our state capitalism differs essentially from the state capitalism in countries that have bourgeois governments in that the state with us is represented not by the bourgeoisie, but by the proletariat, who has succeeded in winning the full confidence of the peasantry.

Incredibly sad. I wonder how the push for reviving the Scots language compares with Irish?

Nato has started (or been involved in establishing US dominance in) 5 wars just in the past 30 years: attacking / overthrowing Iraq (twice), overthrowing Yugoslavia, overthrowing Libya, overthrowing Afghanistan, attacking Syria.

Covid has been a godsend for the US government in helping them eliminate some of the surplus population, mainly the elderly who are a drain on public health resources from their point of view.

What prevents any other anarchist grouping from claiming the hierarchy you prefer isn’t justified?

however I sternly argue that that does not necessitate a state.

Lets make this simple: A bunch of oppressed people group together and use violence to defend their interests. What prevents any anarchist from calling that an “authoritarian redfash state”?

The “freedom” of the capitalist class is the freedom to extract surplus value from workers. Should that freedom not be challenged? When workers do exactly that, don’t capitalists and their defenders start whining about the sanctity of “freedom”?

You realize also that socialist Vietnam fought a war against Pol Pot right?

Western media is completely controlled.

Six companies control all media.

A swiss study on media / news concentration and western propanda.

Lenin on this:

Some more capitalist monopolies:


No probs! This is a very detailed account of the history, negotiations and details around the winter war. Remember also that Finland crushed their own workers revolts in 1919, and were part of the alliance attacking the USSR in the russian civil war / revolution, as they were to do again in ww2 alongside nazi germany.

The safety of Leningrad (which was within artillery range of Finland, and which had been attacked in the previous decades by Finland, Britain and Germany, and which Finland later assisted nazi germany in nearly starving leningrad’s people to death), was the primary issue of the winter war.

NATO has been the invader for 30+ years, and the war is primarily about halting continued NATO encroachment.

John Mearsheimer on the history of NATO in Ukraine.

Absolutely love candyman, the thing, and alien. I’ll check out the others, thx.

NATO is gonna fail as hard as the nazis did when they tried to advance eastward. Sorry europe, not gonna work this time either.

Yep. I move around a lot, and whereas I used to only see this sickening poverty and homelessness in big cities, its very much hitting mid size and smaller ones now too.

Wikipedia dissallows leftist sources, they even explicitly banned the one I linked. See here, for example the executive director of the wikimedia foundation, katherine maher, worked for US-gov entities that carry out regime changeg, like the atlantic council and national endowment for democracy.

And its dominated by a small number of full-time pro-US editors ( the first part of that article gets into it ). Wikipedia isn’t reliable when it comes to political topics.

The entire chillhop / lo-fi hiphop genre: sample

Vaporwave: saint pepsi, macintosh plus, Miami wicked

Shoegaze, slowdive especially.

Reminds me of this classic where the BBC got caught editing photos of vloggers in China to make it seem super-overcast and gloomy. After they got caught, the BBC restored the originals, but luckily the wayback machine saved their edits. Imaging doing photo work for the BBC and one of your duties is to gloom up all the China and Russia photos.

Very, the generics aren’t allowed here. Here’s just one case. Unfortunately the US government doesn’t keep statistics on how many deaths are caused by lack of ability of people to pay for their meds.

Noice. Youtube has great guides for getting a sourdough starter going, and then good recipes by professional bakers once you have that. You start with a basic recipe, then hone to your liking after doing it for months, then start to get into fancy additions and such. But having fresh bakery-quality bread is totally worth the effort.

“Post ur favorite selfie gun pics! What are yall packin?”

Sourdough takes like two weeks to get a starter going, then you have to keep feeding it to keep it alive (like once a week in the fridge). But then you can use that to make good, bakery-quality bread for years. Its a deep rabbit-hole but very worth it in terms of how cheap it is in the long-run, and quality.

Hereditary stuck in my head for weeks after I watched it. Scary af.

o7 comrade. The fact that liberals can’t just wander over and be like “gulag stalin 420 uyghurs, yikes amirite”, has made this so much better than reddit already. Mandatory inspections at the door ( IE the applications ) are keeping them out. We still gotta be vigilant tho, red guards stay on alert for liberalism.

Any fellow feds viewing this post, come downstairs to the break room at lunchtime, I brought some donuts.

This could be a scary thing too, because the new comment bumping of threads like they used to do many years ago on youtube, meant the 2 most assholish reply-debater-guys who would absolutely not concede a point, would be the top of every comment thread. But here, since we actually enforce the “be respectful” rule, it does a good job of keeping threads alive and promoting new input like you say.

“Oh fuck, the tankies are here too?!?”

  • Final words uttered by the last nazi holdouts in Berlin 1945. Also anarchists in 2022.

A warning that vice media isn’t to be trusted: it was founded by gavin mcinnes, ya know, the US hipster white supremacist who founded the proud boys, and for most of its history is owned by rupert murdoch, and disney.

They push a pro-US foreign policy by interviewing a small number of kooks in these countries, and packaging it in a hipster way that’s appealing to younger ppl (like that time they interviewed reactionary rich venezuelans and painted them as the whole population), and ignore the masses. The top comment on this video suggests they did the same to Crimea.

Its best to think of vice as millenial and genz fox news.

Def start a sourdough starter, partner and I have been doing sourdough for many years now, its totally worth it. Once you get that going, there’s a ton of really good recipes to try.

I have haunting of hill house downloaded, I’ve heard good things.

What are your favorite horror / scary movies?
Looking for some more good ones to watch. Preferably not "jump-scary", I like slow-burners better.

Apparently auto-renew is broken for this DNS :( . Anyways we're set for the next few years.

Context: https://twitter.com/joeywreck/status/1549894000588595202?s=20&t=kffuGg3LAAusUGSeO39k9Q

The Lemmygrad mod team has deliberated and decided that "patsocs", especially those claiming the title such as Maupin, Hinckle, and Infrared, are hereby banned and are not welcome on lemmygrad. This ban does **not include** those who feel some level of "patriotism" (for lack of a better word) for non-settler states ( namely those who have historically been victims of colonialism ). Discussions surrounding the topics of settler-colonialism, and decolonization will always be allowed, as long as they don't veer into the territory of defenses of colonialism, or affinity with colonizer over the colonized. This includes: - No apologia of settler-colonialism, or defenses of colonizer over the colonized. IE no defenses of Israelis over Palestinians, or European Settlers over indigenous americans fighting for the return of stolen lands. - Please adhere to the Marxist-Leninist principle of **Right of Nations to Self-Determination**: especially holding true for indigeous peoples. - Please adhere to the Marxist-Leninist principle of Proletarian Internationalism. - No social-chauvinism, or opportunistic appeals to "conservative values" to win converts to socialism. Here are some Marxist books / resources to learn more about Settler-Colonialism ( Audiobook torrents are linked as well ) - [Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - An indigenous people's history of the US](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=5044833) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:1ae24bda86bd23da6edad32568ad5ff574663f88&dn=Roxanne%20Dunbar-Ortiz%20-%20An%20Indigenous%20Peoples%27%20History%20of%20the%20United%20States.mp3) - [Walter Rodney - How europe underdeveloped Africa](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=136032865) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:c8ea24a6b93f427d17585cbde9f31ee2f5acf2eb&dn=Walter%20Rodney%20-%20How%20Europe%20Underdeveloped%20Africa%20%5baudiobook%5d%20audible) - [Zak Cope - Divided world divided class](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=136687877) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:45aceb7c7d52b3dda9d340eb2c0d02fdcc762929&dn=Zak%20Cope%20-%20Divided%20World%20Divided%20Class%20%5baudiobook%5d%20by%20dessalines%20v2) - [Nick Estes - Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=140718797) - [J. Sakai - Settlers : The Mythology of the white proletariat](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=137226511) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d5b23e33017d02876f52a7ffe316dad1200f1f9a&dn=J.%20Sakai%20-%20Settlers%20-%20The%20Mythology%20of%20the%20White%20Proletariat%20%5baudiobook%5d%20by%20dessalines%20v2) - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - Not a nation of immigrants . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:f29314ae5e410b9aaba7982c47ddd088dacaa8e5&dn=Roxanne%20Dunbar-Ortiz%20-%20Not%20a%20Nation%20of%20Immigrants%20%5baudible%5d) - [Rashid Khalidi - The hundred years war on Palestine](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=138241863) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:e99d327dae64097f0fadc1fcbbffe25ac4708f9b&dn=The%20Hundred%20Years%27%20War%20on%20Palestine%20-%20Rashid%20Khalidi) - [Galeano - Open veins of latin america](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=3138652) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:3cc58222c97db89a139260f0ca11368671bea609&dn=Eduardo%20Galeano%20-%20Open%20Veins%20of%20Latin%20America%2c%20Five%20Centuries%20of%20the%20Pillage%20of%20a%20Continent.mp3) - [Vincent Bevins - The Jakarta method](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=138301799) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:f6efc022c01aba59148ea144535bc1f7fe14697a&dn=Vincent%20Bevins%20-%20The%20Jakarta%20Method%20%5baudible%5d) - [Fanon - The wretched of the earth](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=6057070) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:3d30b2f79eb66d809dc5c0c0af8341517af454d8&dn=The%20Wretched%20of%20The%20Earth%20-%20Frantz%20Fanon) - [CLR James - The Black Jacobins](https://libgen.li/edition.php?id=136239829) . [audiobook](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d205972f1200de9670514679710cd3da3a3c2774&dn=The%20Black%20Jacobins%20Toussaint%20L%27Ouverture%20and%20the%20San%20Domingo%20Revolution%20-%20C.L.R.%20James)

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Let the ridicule of anti-indigenous settlerism commence.