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Ask A Red V: The Five-Year Plan

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cheezy the Wiz, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. _random_

    _random_ Jewel Runner

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    Good recognition. Yeah, the YPO was pretty dope. I honestly just find the picture kinda morbidly amusing, with the juxtaposition of the Rebel Flag and the Black Panthers. I believe they did eventually stop using Confederate imagery, but it still seems weird to me that it happened, at all. I guess I see what they were going for, viewing poor Southern whites as a distinct oppressed group that needed to be organized. And to be honest it strikes me as kind of unfortunate that there really is no appropriate pre-existing symbolism for that group due to the history of race in America.
     
  2. Vectors

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    Are you involved with any cooperatives, worker's coops or otherwise?
     
  3. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    A thousand liberal gringos' minds were blown
     
  4. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    I am involved with two dozen labor organizations in the US. I coordinate volunteer organizer training programs and lead volunteer work crews the renovate and refurbish our facilities, as well as residences. I am an impoverished, unpaid advocate of the working poor and work 14 hours a day and have for 24 years.
     
  5. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    How do you find the time to post on a gaming forum so often?
     
  6. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    on company time
     
  7. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    How do I NOT! And, if I may ask, why are you here and not in school.
     
  8. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    Of course, I have potty breaks. I am the BOSS!
     
  9. west india man

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    So you're the bourgeoisie? :ar15:

    Dilma signed an ''anti-terrorism' law in February that is highly concerning to me personally, especially in the run-up to the Olympics, and she has been implementing brutal austerity measures. She's no better than Temer. Leninists (especially Trots) only care what about what happens in Brasília and don't do anything here, things in Rio are looking more optimistic this year if you look from an anarchist perspective.

    Thinking that PSUV is potentially socialist now is like thinking that Lenin would give ''all power to the Soviets'' by 1923
     
  10. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    I am a Communist and a worker. We're all bosses.

    Trots, however, need keep an eye out for ice axes, not ar-15s. ;)

    This is ultra-leftism, and incorrect.

    If you do not see the value in a United Front, building worker power via comunas and worker control of factories as installing socialism, then I believe you have a different definition of socialusm than workers do.
     
  11. Daw

    Daw Emperor

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    Each rifleman is the commander of his rifle.
     
  12. mech654

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    @Chezzy the Wiz
    Thank for the answer. I have an another question. While I am getting the Marx-Engel reader, but I am usure which Lenin anthology I should get, which one would you recommand? the Essential works of Lenin edited by Henry Christman or the Lenin anthology edited by Robert C. Tucker.
     
  13. west india man

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    This talk about a united front would be good if Leninists didn't keep killing Anarchists
     
  14. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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  15. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    Well, the Carlistas and the requetes were killing anarchists long before "Leninists," but don't expect me to argue over the Spanish Civil War based on a wikipedia page.

    Read Dark and Bloody Ground by Francisco Perez Lopez -- a veteran of the Spanish Civil War who never forgot that the Francoists, not Comintern, were the real enemy.

    Sheesh, even For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway got THAT right.
     
  16. west india man

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    It's possible to have multiple enemies, you know
     
  17. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    If you make them so. But the anarchists in Spain dug their own grave.
     
  18. west india man

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    Leninists were the ones who attacked the Anarchists
     
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    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Stalinists, specifically, in fairness to the POUM.
     
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    Whether Stalinism follows from Leninism, or is a 'perversion' of Leninism is a whole other thing I've seen argued to death.
     

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