In this video, I try to give a basic overview of communism according to Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin. This is a start of a series of Communism 101 videos. Feedback is welcome.

Yo!
I did check out yo channel and ended up watching a bunch of videos.
Are you into open source privacy stuff?
You might wanna check out PeerTube and see if you like it.

@PeaceLaborMay
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Thanks, comrades told me about it, I’ll probably start using it soon.

@xe8
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Nice video, and great attitude and comments, especially about learning together. I also watched your ‘Thank you comrade Kropotkin’ video and can relate to all of your comments there too. Even if we don’t achieve communism within our lifetimes, there’s still great personal benefit and freedom in learning and teaching more, and deprogramming some of the capitalist propaganda we’re all subjected to.

@PeaceLaborMay
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Thank you for your kind words!

Instant subscription! Good work!

@PeaceLaborMay
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Thank you!

@Echedenyan
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Sad was not hosted using FLOSS.

Edit: next time I should check completely the rest of the comments 😅.

Dessalines
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V good video, thx for sharing!

@PeaceLaborMay
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Thank you!

@nxlemmy
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You mention in the comments about information about China being western propaganda when it comes to their authoritarianism. Are there specific things your referring to when you say that? The people ik chinas government consists of over a hundred billionaires and hundreds of 100 millionaires, they have zero freedom of speech, no free press, a person in power indefinitely, and concentration camps with over a million people because of their religion.

I find it frustrating when leftists teaching ideas about communism etc try and paint China etc as if they’re just misrepresented by the media and try to excuse the things they do and either use whataboutism or call things fake news. We dont need to justify/minimize the pain of millions of people living in other places to make capitalism/america look bad. Capitalism/america does a good enough job to make itself look bad without people trying to pretend the alternatives havent been used to also inflict pain, slavery, etc

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/03/02/chinas-parliament-has-about-100-billionaires-according-to-data-from-the-hurun-report.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/business/china-parliament-billionaires.html

@ksynwa
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That’s like some hundred billionaires from upwards of 2500 members of Congress. It has people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

What are some tangible ways in which China hampers freedom of speech in any exceptional way? There are people on Chinese social media criticising the government and no harm comes to them unless they plan on overthrowing the state, which is standard procedure around the world.

The idea behind denouncing Western media’s misrepresentation of China is to take a stand against the constant regime change the US and its allies carry out around the world while people like you play both sides.

@nxlemmy
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That’s like some hundred billionaires from upwards of 2500 members of Congress. It has people from a wide variety of backgrounds. what? What are some tangible ways in which China hampers freedom of speech in any exceptional way? oh come on. The doctor that was trying to alert people of coronavirus? almost every prominent hong kong protestor including a huge sweep today. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/06/dozens-of-hong-kong-pro-democracy-figures-arrested-in-sweeping-crackdown more than a million uyghur muslims in concentration camps?

how am i playing both sides?

@PeaceLaborMay
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I don’t have enough data on China to form a coherent opinion on what is happening there. I do strongly believe in the Western news continuing the cold war. I am not saying, and have not conveyed a message anywhere that I am justifying or excusing China, simply because I don’t have access to reliable information. My response to the “Chinese question” is mostly based on one modern Russian historian named Boris Ulin, who appears to be a trustworthy comrade. This is what I am basing the statement about China being between the two worlds. I think we will all benefit from critical analysis of both historical and modern events; learn from the mistakes of the past; and try our best to maintain a neutral stance towards information. My main goals for now are to build up interest of communism, “promote” the discourse to those who might be intimidated by the propoganda, and learn communally.

@nxlemmy
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ah, thanks that makes sense. definitely important to learn from the mistakes of the past. What does a neutral stance towards information look like?

@PeaceLaborMay
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My take on objectivity: being aware of the basic rhetoric - pathos, ethos and logos (What feeling/emotions are appealed to, or are invoked? Does the information come from a reliable source? Can I double- triple- check the info? What does the thesis/argument/claim state?). This is the beginning of any analysis. There is much more that goes into it; the analysis of biases, fallacies, one’s own and the speaker’s; allowing time to properly process the information; etc. You can check out more of my videos on YouTube, I’m trying to work in some short videos on rhetoric as well.

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