I’m watching this right now (at around the 59:00 mark as I type this).
It’s probably the more concise and lucid discussions on tactics and the application of dialectical and historical materialism. I especially like the recommendations of works on dialectical/historical materialism that were put forth in the middle of the video. Of course, that comment about Stalin’s “record” is, well, passe and the older members certainly come from a certain period in the Party’s history (the 1990s/2000s period) so take that for what you will.
Ultimately, I decided to stick with the Communist Party USA due to certain changes within the Party and certain directions that it’s taking. At the end of the day, the rank-and-file will inherit the leadership and I do trust the current leadership either way at the end of the day due to their experience, though I certainly don’t necessarily agree with everything they say (especially when it comes to People’s World, which appeals to liberals as opposed to the more official works at cpusa.org).
Anyways, we’re reading Mao Zedong’s Combat Liberalism in my branch so that should be fun; it helps to have people to study with and I know at least two people in my group that have been to China and were deeply influenced by their experience there so I hope to get them to read Neo-imperialism for the book club next week.
Sorry for rambling; hope you enjoyed the video discussion. You can definitely just listen to it instead of watching it while you’re doing other things so have fun with that. Really, let’s all try to join an organization and do what we can on the ground. Or if we’re not able to go outside, we should bide our times when we’re homebound for the time being.
Anyways, I’m pretty optimistic. Take care, folks!
Discussion Community for fellow Marxist-Leninists and other Marxists.
Rules for /c/communism
Rules that visitors must follow to participate. May be used as reasons to report or ban.
This subreddit is here to facilitate discussion between marxists.
There are other communities aimed at helping along new communists. This community isn’t here to convert naysayers to marxism.
If you are a member of the police, armed forces, or any other part of the repressive state apparatus of capitalist nations, you will be banned.
Do not attempt to justify your use of oppressive language.
Doing this will almost assuredly result in a ban. Accept the criticism in a principled manner, edit your post or comment accordingly, and move on, learning from your mistake.
We believe that speech, like everything else, has a class character, and that some speech can be oppressive. This is why speech that is patriarchal, white supremacist, cissupremacist, homophobic, ableist, or otherwise oppressive is banned.
TERF is not a slur.
Posts that are low-effort or otherwise irrelevant will be removed.
This is not a place to engage in meta-drama or discuss random reactionaries on lemmy or anywhere else.
This includes memes and circlejerking.
This includes most images, such as random books or memorabilia you found.
We ask that amerikan posters refrain from posting about US bourgeois politics. The rest of the world really doesn’t care that much.
Posts asking entry-level questions will be removed.
Questions like “What is Maoism?” or “Why do Stalinists believe what they do?” will be removed, as they are not the focus on this forum.
Marxists of all tendencies are welcome here.
Refrain from sectarianism, defined here as unprincipled criticism. Posts trash-talking a certain tendency or marxist figure will be removed. Circlejerking, throwing insults around, and other pettiness is unacceptable.
If criticisms must be made, make them in a principled manner, applying Marxist analysis.
The goal of this subreddit is the accretion of theory and knowledge and the promotion of quality discussion and criticism.
Check out ProleWiki for a communist wikipedia.