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Good to know, lib propaganda was creeping into my brain lol

At least it’s funny, 90% of the lefty podcasts I listen to, I have to go back 30 seconds every few minutes because it’s tough to stay engaged. I love Multipolarista but that being said, it’s tough to listen to an hour of it straight. Chapo Traphouse and Deprogram have comedy mixed in, it’s a net-positive imo

The only reason I could see that is maybe it wouldn’t look good for Chen, a state official, to go onto a podcast that has dick jokes and stuff, which is unfortunate, Chen is quite funny

That’s a good insight, I never thought about it that way, that it is inherently designed to suppress strikes

Lmao, true, society needs to keep the science teachers happy or else😈 lol jokes aside, most of my favorite and most respected teachers I’ve had were science teachers

At least that’s a skill where you can impress other people with it, my work wouldn’t really be applicable in any other field of work except for the fact that it’s physically demanding

Medical debt in the US is very sad, I don’t know how the US still operates like this, it’s probably the most backward part of daily US culture if you ask me

It would be a different world for sure, part of so many people’s confidence in the west stems from individuality, unfortunately debt is also individual-based so plenty of people will self-identify with their watch, their jordans, their car, house, etc. bc it’s so visible, it’s like wearing something that says “I don’t have to worry, I’m double well” and obv it’s not always that, I have like 4 pairs of Jordans I barely wear, I worked hard for them and liked them. But debt doesn’t work that same way, we don’t see someone with a nice car with a bumper sticker showing how many thousands they still have to pay for that car. Houses don’t have nice little decor showing how far you are in debt. If people knew, it would probably shake faith in the system, just a little bit

Plastic waste is a genuine criticism that I can get behind but it’s ridiculous to imply that capitalist states don’t do much the same

Thought this was a thread about drinking alcohol while gaming, my bad, I’ll see myself out

I kinda remember them bringing back Manbearpig I don’t remember the whole episode tho, glad that they can admit when they’re wrong

Yea the Manbearpig episode is garbage, it’s all about how Climate Change is fake and Al Gore is supposedly making this all up for attention. There are also a few low-blow gay jokes that are just in bad taste in some episodes.

Debt is such a crazy thing in capitalist society. The fact that debt isn’t inherently visible (you can actively see a person experiencing life without a home, struggling through life without food), you can’t see how much someone is struggling financially and scraping to survive, I feel that it warps our idea of how other people get by. The answer is that they kind of don’t in a lot of scenarios, plenty of people die in debt.

I have so much in common in the first part lol, I also work at a union store and unfortunately Idk how much I make lol. Also just gotta say: Walmart can afford to pay workers a bit more now bc 1.) they fired SO MANY cashiers to make room for SCOs(Self-Checkout) 2.) They have such a huge market share. The worker’s rights haven’t changed there

What kind of work do you do?
I don’t need to know exact companies, no need to unnecessarily expose yourself or anything, but as we are a workers rights instance of Lemmy, I safely assume we are all proletarians. I for example work at a unionized grocery and I work outside. I have many complaints but I try my best to work as little as possible while getting my paycheck. Customers are usually fine but occasionally just dumb af to the point where it’s annoying(I have millions of stories) managers are very kind, only ones who were dicks left(unfortunately they probably got promoted if I remember correctly) and my coworkers are eh. Some are great to confide in and joke with, while others are rude or annoying, some are very nice but have garbage politics (libertarians who don’t understand their benefits from being in a union/don’t care enough about the differences to advocate for it). I plan on becoming a firefighter, not only for the pay, job security and union benefits, but it’s also an essential job that doesn’t exist just to create capital (no judgement to those who work in corporate environments, I’ve never done it and can’t judge it). I like my job overall but Goddamn the weather. Edit: Kinda cool to see so many people who are in tech.

Lemme just say that Halloween’s Irish villain company was hilariously bad. It made no sense, if you’re a company, it makes sense to try to accumulate more and more money, but the company just kills everyone wearing their masks. Very very short-sighted. I mean even if the goal is to sacrifice as many as possible to the Halloween God or whatever, it makes more sense to build a loyal customer base and get it international. But they just kill everyone with the mask. No Michael Mayers in that movie either smh, def the worst Halloween imo, pretty fun to watch w friends tho

Exactly, plenty of people are upset that DPR and LPR requested help from Russia, but truth be told, it’s mostly because they see themselves as Russians and because Russia has a track record for being against Nazis. They definitely would’ve asked the USSR for help if it still existed but it doesn’t so being pragmatic, they sorta need Russia’s response to this.

Realistically Cuba, I speak a bit of Spanish(I would need to seriously brush up) it’s not far from the US so I can visit for holidays, and I love the weather. They do get tropical storms too tho so that may get scary at times. I also grew up playing Basketball and Baseball quite a bit and even took up Boxing at a young age, all of those are very popular in Cuba and I’d love to join pickup games or train some boxing at a local park or gym. Also Miguel Díaz Canel is pretty cool. I remember MSNBC tried to pretend like a rally for him was a protest against Cuba in the midst of Covid. Those idiots literally showed him in the rally.

I agree, I have a VERY critical support of Russia, there’s fucked up stuff happening and it would be wrong to ignore it, but being truthful, they are fighting fascists in Ukraine so it’s tough for me to not encourage them to kill Nazis

The only take that wasn’t completely insane was the American Civil War and WW2. Other than that, they either love the oppressor or don’t give enough of a shit about the oppressed to support their struggle even in name only

I could most definitely see the US baiting Serbia with that tbh

How dare China checks notes defend the South CHINA Sea

Listened to First Thought today, apparently the US sanctioned Kosovo with not being allowed to participate in a certain drill and the US ambassador to Kosovo has this to say “ We will cease all efforts to assist Kosovo in gaining recognition from states that have not recognized Kosovo and in the process of integration into international organizations,” said Ambassador Hovenier. Kinda surprising, what do yall think about it

My mistake, so many police-mandated extrajudicial murders of leftists in USA, I may have mistaken this tragedy for the Haymarket massacre.

Many left during the Arduous March, aka the horrible DPRK famine caused by a mix of not enough access to global trade of resources and they were not able to supply fertilizer in the amounts necessary. This period is believed to have taken place between roughly 1994-1998. Yeonmi Park, growing up in that period probably had it rough and most likely left in her teens or something. Like loathsome dongeater (lol @ username) said, most likely she smelled a paycheck for giving embellished astounding stories of strife and struggle, all the while ignoring the factors which don’t allow DPRK to develop naturally.

If I had this gun, I would chill in an expensive hotel room in the dark smoking a cigarette until someone enters the door, then I turn on the lights, take a drag from my cigarette and say “I’ve been waiting for you. You’re not an easy man to find, Mr Bond but I’m not an easy man to hide from. gestures with Luger Please, sit, sit. We have much to discuss” then I get betrayed by my assistant who falls for the Anglo and my masterplan is ruined with only 00:7 seconds left on the comically large bomb that kills all of Earth so I would otherwise have been able to fuck space aliens in peace. The last words I hear are a shitty one-liner about how I’m “the bomb .com” before he tosses me in the bomb pit and shuts down my evil website.

Chicago policing has historically been quite bad and racist. Never forget that International Day of Labor(aka May 1, besides the USA which has some random bullshit labor day that isn’t on May 1st, as to avoid international solidarity) was picked for the Haymarket Riots in Chicago. Chicago has a long history of workers rights movements and police brutality suppressing said movements.

Democracy: Noun( concept), etymology=Greek, Dēmokratía, Definition = When you have enough money to avoid consequences for things that you would otherwise have been punished for.

Jordan Peterson has entered the chat. Jordan Peterson has started bawling his eyes out uncontrollably at the mere mention of the word “Marxism”

Do you really need to raise awareness or try getting support behind Ukraine? It seems like not only does nearly everyone on Earth know about this war, if you’re in an Imperial Core country, then chances are that like 70 percent of the people are pro-Ukraine. So what do they plan on achieving with that little stunt? Attention most likely but even still that’s just pathetic.

Great, so the Republican candidates so far are basically a war criminal vs a rapist. Yay USA

So by that logic, as long as non-white people exist, then any and all horrid actions caused by Imperialism and Capitalism are justified 100%. They believe that as long as you look at the current situation, you can judge the inhabitants of that nation for all of its flaws and shortcomings. Example: Look at Afghanistan right now. If we are to believe the OP, then this is solely the fault of Afghan people for being “stupid” or something. Forget all context for why the situation is what it is, just judge it and don’t think twice. How about Ukraine? Are we to believe that the country is friendly to Fascism and they are losing a war because “they’re stupid” or are there bigger factors as play here? God what a dumb fucking post, they really thought that the IQ point was slick

1.) People who get too close/don’t respect personal space. I FUCKING HATE THIS. Like I hate beyond anything else when I have to maneuver around people or squeeze between or even just dumb shit like people walking like within an inch of me around a corner when they have a lot of room to walk. I wish I was more patient but this type of shit genuinely puts a big damper on my mood. 2.) People who are too cocky and loud at the gym, we get it, you’re trying to look fun and extroverted to get girls, nobody’s interested, now get back to exercising and stop hogging the damn benches and squat racks. 3.) Bad drivers, not ones who are slow or something, but ones that refuse to use turn signals, people who speed way too fast, run red lights, etc. 4.) Sweating. I work outside and get drenched in sweat anytime it’s more than like 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Democracy Now(warning, they have on great guests and awful guests) generally good info tho. I like Multipolarista, but so many episodes of it are so similar. Maybe the First Thought channel every now and again. And the best of all is Radio Free Asia, for their jokes and satire. I mean nobody could possibly read that and believe it at face value right? It has to be some 5-D Chess match that’s written by a lefty or something? Please tell me nobody is THAT stupid to believe Radio Free Asia is trying to tell the truth, they’re like a shitty version of the Onion, or an even shittier version of the Babylon Bee

Congratulations! Looks like things are looking up, glad to hear it!

I had a Bosnian muslim friend in HS and middle school. He was hilarious and really smart(but very immature when he wanted to be, which was often lol). He was not a communist but being Balkan, he was anti-US military, anti-interventionist, anti-Imperialist. He also did really really immature stuff at times, but he was a kid. Example, in Middle school, we held a pretend vote for president in our Social Studies class and the students could sorta endorse a candidate and try to convince students why you like them or whatever. I supported Bernie and he supported Trump. I asked him why, he wasn’t a Republican, he said it was funny af to him that he, a muslim, would support Trump while the news was talking about the muslim ban, I didn’t think it was funny particularly, it was kinda fucked up, but he was a troll before all else and tbh knowing him he’d never cast a vote in his life. Other than that, I have a muslim manager and she’s undoubtedly the nicest manager I’ve ever met. Other than that, most of the muslims I know aren’t very religious and barely identify as muslim, they see themselves as Arab before anything else

Shoutout to Duolingo for the subtle homage to Stalin, only the real fans know🙏🤩

What are your Top 5 TV Dramas
I’ve watched a number of good TV shows and it’s tough to single out only a few, but I’ll go with 1.)Breaking Bad 2.)Mad Men 3.)Sopranos 4.)Snowfall 5.)Succession

It’s a nice day in my area and I love hearing this song on a beautiful day! Just wanted to spread the good vibes and wish all my comrades a lovely day💕 How is the weather for y’all today?

![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/34b98780-836a-4947-9161-8ae36e9be715.jpeg) He’s portrayed as the cool character so I’ll take that as a Dub🙌

Just a jokes thread. Make some acronyms making fun of horrible organizations
Example: FBI is Fat Butted Idiots. CIA is Curmudgeon Ingrate Assholes. NATO is Nefariously Abusive Tragedy Organizers. What are some other good ones? Feel free to repeat these same groups with different acronyms too.

Where to get good info on NATO bombing of Yugoslavia?
I don’t know much about why it happened. What led up to it. Basically explain it as if I never heard about it.

Random Rant.
I’ve been trying to eat out less, but I have an excuse I swear lol. My fridge and freezer are being repaired so in the meantime I have to eat out more, it costs a bit more but Im not complaining, I love to eat out. I went to a Chinese restaurant that’s a 4 minute walk from my house. I’ve been going there for years and years and we sorta know the owner a tiny bit, our grandparents and uncles and aunts go there and never get bad service or small portions or problems with the food. The reason I mention it is because I decided to check out their enormous menu and I saw reviews. There was like one single 1star review from some old white boomer who said the portions and prices were not as good as like the cheapest shittiest Chinese restaurant in town (of course it’s better priced and more portions, its made shittier, and doesn’t use as many ingredients) and they went on to say that the “Chinese hostess was very short with us and was nearly unintelligible.” I didn’t get pissed or anything but I didn’t like that. 1.) why describe the hostess as Chinese? It’s a Chinese family owned restaurant, it’s safe to assume they are nearly all Chinese and that doesn’t really narrow things down, seems more like a way to be subtly racist. 2.) Maybe they were short with you because you were probably acting like an entitled ass from the jump. 3.) they DO speak English, do they have an accent? Yes, but you can easily understand everyone there. It’s not like they just learned English today or something, they’ve been here for years. The food was absolutely delicious. Whatever, their loss, they’re missing out on good food and good service. No other real reason for this post lol sorry if this was boring.

What is landback? What is the most realistic map depicting landback reforms in USA?
I live in the USA and landback is not discussed. If the USA somehow became leftist through different grassroots movements and political parties vying against the current imperialist regime, what would be a realistic way to do landback reforms? What does it mean? What does it entail? How far do they reach?

Some dumbass said Marxists like kings(implying that communist leaders are like kings)
I typically don’t like to show off but this was hilarious to me, the post was basically making fun of Dalai Lama, comment says “Don’t you communists like Kings?” and I just couldn’t hold back. ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/ae424645-4c06-41b0-b583-cba823fb2216.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/3e7af7bd-aef6-48df-ae10-75718ecc7ed2.jpeg)

Poll: Do you consume alcohol?
No judgement here. Obviously we live in different places where alcohol is regarded differently. Vote for which comment you associate with most.

I haven’t read this yet, simply skimmed a few sentences here and there. This is really insightful helpful info that every American (and everyone with interest in America) should absolutely check out. The info covers last year, 2022, and how America is changing, spoiler alert, it ISN’T for the better. The writer really didn’t pull punches. This article is essentially China’s version of 2pac’s Hit Em Up. And instead of Notorious B.I.G. as the target, it’s the USA.

How do you measure up to the 1x, 1.5x , 2x measurement?
To clarify, if you can bench your bodyweight, squat 1.5x your bodyweight, and 2x your deadlift, you are in the top 5% of strongest humans.

Poll: Can you Blow a bubble with Bubble Gum?
More than anything I want to test out how polling would work on this platform. I will post a Yes comment and a No comment. Just hit like on whichever answer you would answer. Don’t downvote the Yes or No so we can get an accurate sample. Also I thought it was an interesting question lol.

Also if possible try to include Mao’s quotations, as I also have that book but I keep it in my car 24/7. The untitled ones are Anarchism or Socialism by Stalin and Marxism and the Natl. Question by Stalin. I kinda know already where last place is going, but I will say Pikkety is the one author (If I had to choose only one) that changed my mind on China at a very pivotal point in my political development.)

It’s official, Lenin is a confirmed Cumboy

What song acts as preworkout for you? Mine in Chollima on The Wing
I considered posting this to Tankie Tunes but realized that not everyone that listens to music also lifts, but everyone who lifts definitely listens to music…so with that said, what is your favorite song/most “powerful” song that you exercise to? Obv it doesn’t have to be ML music but most of my songs that get me super pumped are political songs. For me it’s Chollima on The Wing, a super powerful sounding DPRK track that seems to make me able to lift 50 lbs more lol. I like [this song](https://youtu.be/ymtd9mdBRzM) when I need to do a solid 1 minute exercise of heavy weight with many reps. It has a good rhythm to it for keeping your reps in time. Besides those main ones, I also love this [Maoist song](https://youtu.be/K4Ytv8CikWY) mainly just bc it’s high-energy and cheery, good for doing cardio or a longer exercise to. Lastly I love listening to Motorhead and Van Halen. They don’t match the other songs but what can I say, Ace of Spades fuckin kicks ass

Obviously this is a pretty international forum, and a comrade asked before which languages we speak, but which languages are you working on? Which ones do you aspire to learn someday even if you aren’t learning it now? I’m a Yank so I know English and took about 5 years of Spanish in HS, I was in the advanced classes, but it was years ago so I can understand Spanish, but I can’t speak it really. I’m learning Russian now because I’ve sorta been learning it informally my whole life, my grandma being born in early 30s rural Belarus meant she always wanted to pass that on to me, she spoke an Eastern dialect of Polish but knew Belarussian and spoke fluent Russian. I just knew basic basic Russian as a kid like Принесите Пожалуйста and Спасибо mixed with other phrases that were very local to her. In the past 2-3 years I decided to officially learn Russian bc the rest of my family is very American (I don’t blame them, that’s where we live and consume the vast vast majority of our entertainment/content from) the Irish side of my family doesn’t give a shit about the history of Ireland nor do any of them speak any word of Gaelic Irish, so at least by learning Russian I can communicate to a few cousins from the old country and my grandma. Realistically speaking Spanish would be most useful to me, being in the US, but if I finish learning Russian I wanna learn Arabic. I want to learn Chinese but goddamn thats one of the toughest ones to learn. I feel like Arabic would be cool to learn. What are yall thinking?

People liken Glasnost and Perestroika with the fall of the USSR, how accurate is this?
I surprisingly don’t know as much of the dissolution of the USSR as I would hope. I know that 70%+ of every polled nation wanted a reformed Soviet Union not dissolution, but why did it get to that point. Did things slowly decline since Khrushchev, since Brezhnev, or later? What led to the liberalization of their statesmen? Like, Gorbachev and Yeltsin (I think?) were involved in government, how did this happen? Were Glasnost and Perestroika the killing blow after a long time coming or were they the first of their kind? Do most communists dislike both of these policies or were they decent ideas that were fucked up in implementation? Thanks in advance I don’t know enough about the details of the USSR’s fall

Is Reddit not worth using?
I sorta like the random meme subs and eventually I always get back to Commie subs. But Jesus its so divisive. Like immediately after I suggest Russia sucks compared to USSR it isn’t imperialist, now I’m getting pulled into a whole argument with someone who believes they are imperialist. I mean I understand their points but everyone on Reddit thinks just because Russia is not socialist, Ukraine and Russia are the same evil and Russia is actually Imperialist, so by this logic I guess this person sees Russia as a greater threat than the Nato expansion that Ukraine aims for. God Reddit is annoying

Opinions on modern anti-capitalist media??
I am not complaining about anti-capitalist media being more popular and out in the open, much better than pro-capitalist garbage propaganda that you can’t avoid here in the states, but to me I feel that the anti-cap media is sooooo pedestrian that I don’t derive any pleasure from watching it. Squid Game was critical of capitalism in many ways and was a decent allegory for debt and social inequality and other stuff like that, but it seemed like stuff that was already obvious. The movie Parasite was really good, I liked watching it and was held in suspense with every few scenes, the climax of the movie almost made my jaw drop, it was a super exciting and well-made film. I liked the cinematography and angles they used, the way that they flip the story on its head and switch the meaning of the film’s name, Parasite. At first the parasites appear to be the poor family that attaches themselves to the rich family but then you realize the rich family are not actually working for their wealth, they are the parasites. This would’ve blown me away if I didn’t already know how awful capitalism already is. People say White Lotus is pretty good but I never saw it. Dopesick and severance are also pretty popular. I get the feeling that maybe these creators want to do more but capitalist interests only allow it to go so far. Whatever the case is, I’m glad this is a thing, but I hope this kind of content has a bit more nuance and substance to it in the future. Wel thats my 2 cents on the issue, thoughts?

Biggest Pet Peeves?
Mine personally has to be bad parking jobs. Like there’s literally no reason to park shittily, just take your time and correct it. I can’t imagine the number of times that I’ve tried to park at work and my spot I always go to is half blocked by some inane jackass who takes up 2 spots, and if it’s a truck?? They may just take up an entire 4 parking spots when they very well could have parked in 1. Lets say the parking lines are in a + sign, they park in the intersection of the lines, I hate truck drivers most of the time lol. Any other pet peeves

Can anyone suggest any good videos or articles on Socialist Albania? Specifically I want to find good info on Enver Hoxha.
I only know about Hoxha bc like a year ago I was reading Espresso Stalinist and they mentioned Hoxha. I don’t know much about him besides that he made bunkers, liked Stalin a lot and he called people Revisionist. This gives me no actual insight into whether he had good ideas or not. I know for a fucking fact that looking him up on YT will mislead me and I’ll be left more confused than I started. What is Hoxhaism and how does it differentiate from Marxism-Leninism generally? Is it an offshoot, what are your general opinions on Hoxha and the modern Hoxha community(if there even exist more than 200 of them worldwide)

At first I was a bit skeptical about the 14/88 thing, admittedly it did sound like it could plausibly have been 2 random numbers of tanks(maybe it is anyways it doesn’t really matter tbh it’s still being used to defend a client state of Imperialism) but after seeing this comment, idk. This almost makes me double down as illogical as that sounds. The entire analysis is ridiculous and I almost thought it was a joke.

Looking around for Theory collections(best bang for your buck) bc I like hard copies.
I have the Marx-Engels reader which has a LOT of Marx and plenty of Engel’s essential texts. I also have the Essential works of Lenin and a few others by him, I have 3 Stalin books(Anarch or Soc, Marxism & Natl. Question, Foundations of Leninism). I’m wondering who is another important Marxist to collect works of? My main thought is probably Rosa Luxembourg but I don’t know which collection to get. Any other good collections of works would be appreciated

This was perfect timing lol, my parents are liberal Democrats and they instinctively watch CNN and local news. Nothing too wrong with that overall, but I try putting on Democracy Now! as a way for them to be exposed to world events outside of Europe and US and also every once in a while, we get a Jeffrey Sachs guest spot (yes he had problems in his own right,that being his work in Russia and Poland in the early 1990s, but when talking about the Ukraine war, I actually really agree with the vast majority of his comments)or in this case Richard Wolff. It’s nice to have someone who was on the Deprogram pod before on a national news show that I can show my lib parents, idk maybe yall can share it to any libs(overall Democracy Now! is SocDem, so they’re kinda liberal too buy they don’t shy away from anti-capitalist ideas and speakers)

I’m a very picky eater and I wanna gain weight in a healthy way
For context, I am roughly 5’10” and 150 lbs. I work outside and generally on an 8 hour day which is my norm, I’ll walk at LEAST 4 miles. I realized recently that’s probably the main reason I don’t gain weight, I walk all my fat off. I obviously have no problem with people that are overweight or people that don’t look like vogue models, that’s an unrealistic standard to be set(and feeds into consumerism but that’s a whole nother convo) but I would like to gain weight without being overweight. I am not skinny, I’m decently muscular not to pat myself too hard but I would like to get bigger. I know muscle weighs more than fat but I know I also need body fat. I eat lots of chicken and meat. I really kinda eat unhealthy and have lots of typical American comfort foods but I don’t go hard on dessert really. I do like fruit and yogurt too. What should I do to gain weight without eating unhealthy foods? Will exercise make me gain weight eventually or would it take a crazy long time?

What countries have a more anarchistic approach towards leftist movements( as opposed to Marxist)? I know Italy and Greece have strong pockets of Anarchists, but where else is it prevalent??
So as Marxists we understand that anarchism doesn’t end well(even if it was tried, in order to maintain the system they’d need some semblance of control/power being given and share) but as leftists we also understand that agitation and propaganda against the capitalist state also is useful in its own way. I guess Idk how to really explain it but I’m interested in at least learning more about regions that have an anarchist tendency to learn why they have those “anti-authoritarian” views when it comes to dismantling the capitalist regimes of the word? Idk they may even have a few decent points and justifications for their opinions, obviously misunderstanding several key aspects of Marxism but still.

What to know about Henry Kissinger?
I feel like the old bag of shit is going to bite the dust sooner rather than later, so to get ahead of the bandwagon, what facts should I know about him? How bad was he? What was he involved in? To what extent? Thank you all in advance comrades!

I hate these tiktok edits where people put in random “aesthetic” or “satisfying”bullshit in a video. However this may be the way to make communism trendy again lol

Which countries are named something different in their native tongue compared to English?
I don’t like that countries all over the world call other countries whatever fits their own language. In English we call these nations “Ireland” “Russia” “Palestine”. But these places are “Eire” “Rossiya” “Chungkuo” or “Falesteen”. Which other countries are good names before it gets translated. I do have small acceptions for places where they call it like DPRK or something where the name is just the same but translated but Rossiya makes more sense than Russia.

Favorite non-political podcasts?
I love me some The Deprogram, Chapo Traphouse, Blowback, RevLeft, Multipolarista. But every once in a while, I need a break and I need some dumb stuff to listen to or laugh at. I really like the Lets Read podcast which is just (mostly true) horror stories that people submit to the show. I couldn’t watch JRE if u paid me to, not that I think anyone would suggest it in the first place. Other than that, Cumtown, Bein Ian, dumb stuff like that.

Which writer of Marxist theory wrote the best in your opinion?
I gotta give it to Stalin for saying everything nice and simple and tossing in a few jokes here and there. His Anarchism or Socialism was one of the best written books of theory I’d ever read. Stalin brings up Point A, then explains what it is, he explains the Anarchist positions/opinions on Point A, then Stalin shits on the anarchists and says “get a load of this jackass, he thinks blah blah blah about Point A! Have you ever heard of anyone so ignorant?” And on top of that, he never writes books that are especially long, most are able to be read over the course of 1-3 days. I genuinely haven’t read enough Lenin yet, I only read his Development of Capitalism in Russia which was very dry, Marx and Engels are great but I prefer Engels writing style to Marx

Which Socialist leader or writer had the worst hair?
Ok, before we get into this, much love to all of these socialist leaders and writers of theory that have contributed to the development of socialism over time, but some of them mfs have the wackest hairstyles. Who is it for you? I might have to go with Marx, that shit is so damn unkempt lol

How has your humor changed throughout your life?
What makes you laugh today? What made you laugh in the past? Surely some stay the same, but what has changed? Also just for clarification, I don’t count childhood only because we all had a childish sense of humor and no 4 year old would understand sketch comedy or stuff that goes over their head. I used to really like Family Guy, Archer and stuff like that. Over time I feel like I got over the “Airplane” style of comedy in which every 3 seconds, there’s a joke. I started to get more into shows that were more quality over quantity in terms of jokes. I started watching Curb Your Enthusiasm and Portlandia and stuff like that. I feel like Tim&Eric, Portlandia Eric Andre and Dr. Steve Brule made my sense of humor so weird lmao. I adore weird characters that seem to live in their own World separate from our own. Just the way they interact with ordinary people and to see how oddly a person can respond to normal situations cracks me up. Also shoutout to “Off The Air” on Adult Swim. I also really love sketch comedies like Wkuk, Chappelle show and Key and Peele, also Monty Python on occasion. What do y’all like? Anything recommendations that transformed your sense of humor?

War Crime Watch has a very pragmatic take on Ukraine and Russia.
I was reading yesterday about War Criminals like William Casey and others; while on the website I checked out their recent articles, and this one in particular stuck out to me. I read through it and I gotta say that their understanding of political events and motives is pretty good. And above all, they don’t explicitly support one side or another nor do they fully support the Invasion of Ukraine, buy if you check it out, you’ll find their info is pretty good. Lemme know any criticisms or additional points you have on your minds about this article.

Today’s my Birthday!!
I’m 21 today, not my first legal drink today(I had my first legal one in Ireland🇮🇪) and certainly not my first drink in the US, but it’s still kinda cool. I plan to read some Marx today(Critique of the Gotha and After the Revolution: Marx debates Bakunin) and just enjoy my bday dinner. There are lots of people on Lemmygrad, so if you’re birthday is in December, happy early(or late) birthday! I love all y’all❤️ enjoy your day, you deserve it🥰

The entire documentary feels like they’re stating the obvious and it stings so much more knowing that these people who produced it are fighting tooth and nail day after day to make sure NONE of this gets better for Americans. Watch it or don’t, you likely won’t learn anything new, it’s just in poor taste making this doc imo