DankZedong ☭☭☭

I only work in theory

‘E questo è il fiore del partigiano, morto per la libertà’

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Just skimmed through ‘Modernity and the Holocaust’ by Zygmunt Bauman. I had some high hopes for the book, as it should analyse how the Holocaust was not a one off crazy event but rather a product of society. It sounded very good.

It started with a fucking Orwell quote, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. I read a few pages but it was 1) pretty dry and 2) it seemed to lack a sort of complete analysis of (capitalist) society. Rather, it seems the whole book can be condensed to ‘human nature bad’. It also bases things off of Milgrams’ famous ‘human bad’ expiriment. An expiriment that has received a decent amount of criticism over the years.

It also seems to lack a complete marxist-type analysis. Maybe I’m spoiled with that after reading so many theory, idk.

I don’t know if I’ll continue tbh. If anyone here has read the book, let me know what your opinion on it is.


Because of a ‘source: trust me bro’ level or is it something else? I wouldn’t want to waste too much time on it if that’s the case tbh



Multiple people have now recommended Gulag Archipelago to me. Is it a lib book?


I drink coffee and strong one too. So strong that my place of work had to implement limits on coffee grounds in the machine otherwise my coworkers couldn’t drink it.

That being said, caffeine can be a removed. I don’t drink coffee after 15h so that I don’t fuck up my sleeping.


The working class ain’t the only thing rising tonight babe


And the evil dictator Erdogan is now a wholesome freedom loving president all of a sudden


The Kurds, who were indeed wholesome little Kurdish people in the media a while back, are now already called ‘possible terrorists’ over here. So there’s that.

I hope these people now see that they’re just a tool that gets thrown away when not needed anymore.




Also, from my brief experience in an old people home, they get down a lot. And it’s sort of a hidden secret. If anything, there needs to be more acceptance of elderly people getting freaky.


While I agree a lot of the Western world revolves around sex, I also think old people should have sex and get the help they need lol. If Norm MacDonald doesn’t feel like getting down at the age of 70 that’s fine but let the other people do it. No one is forcing you to do that (at least where I’m from)

Edit: I’d also argue that his comment strengthens certain roles places upon people by society. He acts as if 70 is an age where everyone feels and looks and does the same. My grandfather died in his early 70s and he was old and fragile. My FIL is nearing his 70s and he’s on a 4 month bicycle trip in Norway right now. I don’t see him being my grandfather anytime soon.



But we can use these fascists now. I´m sure they’ll stop being fascists when the war is over.


How it completely changed the way I think. You expect some things to stick off course, but reading Marx, Engels, Lenin, Parenti etc. changed the way I look at news, politics, movies, consumerism, basically everything.

I never expected the theory to have this much influence over my life.


Absolutely number 3. I’m ready to start some shit on Minecraft hello federal agent


True, there are many based farmers protests going on as well At first I had sympathy for the farmers here as well when they started protesting years ago. But a somewhat justified protest quickly turned to terrorism in the name of corporate profit. For decades profits were the only thing that mattered to them and now they and the government are fucked. And the companies behind them are showing a textbook case of how companies turn to fascism in order to secure profits.


We’re a huge exporter, mainly livestock. It’s mostly the livestock farmers that need to change their ways and they’re the majority of the protesters I think.

Some of them actually declared war on the state and are visiting politicians at their houses.


It’s mostly because the government and the farmers have been pushing the nitrogen problem forward for decades now. The farmers are the biggest producer of nitrogen because of their livestock. The nitrogen is now fucking up nature and other sectors that have nitrogen limits (construction of houses is postponed for this reason, and we have a shortage of houses).

For years is has been the ‘problem of the next government’ and now it reached its max. As a result, many farmers now have to cut their amount of livestock in half in order to get below nitrogen limits. This influences their profit and now they’re mad (while they could have made changes for decades now). As a result, they are now protesting and terrorizing. Most of the farmers are exporting their stuff so it’s not like we need them for our own food.

The protests are financially backed by several big agricultural firms. It’s not a left wing, better workers’ conditions type of protest. It’s about capitalists losing their profits and getting mad.

This is the general story behind it, basically.



Also, surprisingly women like Angela Davis aren't there
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If only a man with a beard predicted that this is how capitalists try to beat down workers' bargaining power...
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Tea
I'm currently drinking tea. Chinese white tea. I may or may not have butchered it with some cinnamon, but it's too hot to tell right now. I've also bought a cool looking Chinese (I think) teapot, so I want to step up my tea game. Are there any tea lovers here? And if so, what do you recommend?
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Wholesome video. He walks around like a father inspecting a house. Just opening random cabinets, not really knowing what you're looking for anyway, closing it and nodding in an accepting way.
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What kind of clothing style do you wear?
Maybe a weird question, but a while ago someone told my most of my outfits could be worn in any random Friends episode (in a positive way) and it got me thinking: is there some sort of subconscious 'leftist' clothing style? For reference: I saw this article by B*zzfeed slamming Friends outfits but I could see myself wearing most of them tbh https://www.buzzfeed.com/hopelasater/chandler-joey-ross-friends-bad-outfits
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I think we can all agree on the importance of being in shape. However, I'd like to invite you guys to take a swing (hah) at learning some basic martial arts techniques. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you'd need to fight, having a basic understanding of the techniques can make all the difference. Also, many people underestimate the stamina part of fighting. Fighting is exhausting. This video gives you an 11 minute lesson into shadow boxing. It sounds short, but I'll talk to you at the end of the lesson. I myself am trained in boxing and judo, so I know this video does not 100% prepare you for a real fight. You'd have to take lessons for that and practice, practice and practice. But it gives you at least some form of basic technique. It's also a great and fun way to boost your stamina. I advise to do this in front of a large mirror if possible, so you can see your technique, your defense and your footwork yourself. This way you can correct yourself during the exercise. Or you can film it if you like. Good luck, comrades!
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