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If that’s true, that is good and valid. I will kindly say that again, that even if you call yourself a “patsoc” but practice marxist-patriotism, as you state that Caleb does (sorry I don’t know anything about them) - nothing wrong with that.
However, there is at least a reactionary group bearing that name, that a lot of people, myself including, have had vastly negative reactionary interactions with.
@SaddamHusein24 I think you have a small misunderstanding. The patriotism of actual Marxists, dare I say even in America, should be upheld - and I mean the patriotism of wanting your country to be destroyed and reborn as Lenin said, and to flourish for all the American people. The genuine belief that the American worker should be supported and treated fairly, regardless of minority grouping, and that they deserve better is a great thing!
The “patriotism” of “PatSocs” is vastly different. PatSocs are a very specific reactionary group with specific views here in the west. They believe that we should all hunker down and throw away the “liberal wokeness that is internationalism” and put trans people in gulgas since they’re “lib degenerates” and that’s what Stalin would have wanted. It’s reactionary position not based on any real material analysis, and as such, should be combated.
It’s wierd that you say that, I expected MM&TBS to go a lot harder but I didn’t find anything too anti-cap at all imo. A lot of personal things but not much about the system. Definitely not compared to e.g. To pimp a butterfly
Then you reach the end songs and he literally says “Lately, I redirected my point of view” I got a kid and a family I choose me i’m sorry
And then you go back to the previous songs again and start reading in a bit
“The industry has killed the creators, I’ll be the first to say (What the fuck?) To each exec’, “I’m saving your children”—We can’t negotiate (What the—)”
e.g. the execs saying “hey with this pay i’m saving your children here but you can’t rap about this stuff no more”
and in the songs later he’s like ‘i can’t please everbody people look up to me and i have to just nod along and say the music is gonna keep coming’ and that he can’t be this world-saviour character
and like total repsect for that he has a family and 2 kids now and it seems like he chose to self-preserve and you know 100% get it
But I think the anti-capitalist Kendrick has been suppressed
At least to pimp a butterfly still goes hard
Hm, that makes sense to me. I am not versed well enough in privacy topics to see why that’s not the case, so I think you’re correct. And the more I search, the more people say that yes
You -> Tor -> VPN does not hinder the tor connection itself and protects the non-tor traffic coming out of your system + people probably trust their VPN way more than their ISP for good reason.
That is true, yes, but also it highly depends on your VPN provider and what you’re avoiding. Since I Imagine most communists want to avoid “the government” and not some specific group:
"Against a global adversary with unlimited resources more hops make passive attacks (slightly) harder but active attacks easier as you are providing more attack surface and send out more data that can be used. " and “If the VPN/SSH server is adversary controlled you weaken the protection provided by Tor.” (i.e. the US may very well give large sums of money and threats to access VPN logs, because at the end of the day, these services operate for money).
“if you know how to configure it properly” is key because you actually should not use a VPN if you use tor unless you know exactly what you are doing.
You are creating a common entry/exit point that your government/ISP can monitor, which might make tor less secure at best, and basically obsolete at worst, depending on how you set it up.
communism <=> lgbt identity <=> really fucking obscure hardcore music, it’s okay I completley understand
As for getting doxxed, it’s about the same as torrenting, people can see your ip and country flag but nobody cares they just use it to download music lol. Use a diff username and a vpn if you’re too concerned
So…they’re doing ZeroNET again?
Well…yes. Closed source software coming from the west can do anything in your country, and you wouldn’t even know it. Closed source software that you made and you know what it does does not compromise national security. In fact, it improves security against outside agents. It’s not closed source to the Cuban government, they made it.
Thread is hella locked, and it looks like all the nice Marxists answers got removed too, but the a-material ones left alive. Go figure.
Fair warning It has some seriously transphobic posts.
When I state anti-LGBT, I mean the propaganda of putting gay people in gulags and actively hounding them or something - they were still plenty not accepted in that society and were treated very badly pretty much everywhere in the world back then, but, the USSR wasn’t going around actively rounding up queer people - they had much bigger things to worry about.
Also the “he made homosexuality illegal” is a common misunderstanding. Lenin didn’t “legalize gay marriage”, he abolished the old tsarist law. Later on, the USSR partially re-instituted those laws with occasional amendments, but they did not care about gay people at the time - homosexuality was illegal in the tsarist law, and it still remained that way when it was re-instituted. Nobody in the ruling class paid it much mind.
A dialectical materialist analysis of LGBT and specifically Trans issues will reveal concretely that the correct thing to do is to fight for queer emancipation, against patriarchal oppression of people, and with that, against the capitalist class society itself.
I also do not trust anyone who says that gender and sexual identity are “liberal” values. There are plenty of gender non conforming individuals outside of “liberal” societies. Historically also, we have had “third-gender” institutions and event bi-sexual polyamory in pre-class society.
I do not mean to be rude when I say this, but this sounds like it is lacking a proper analysis of gender and like a dismissal of the struggles ace people face both, comrade.
There is nothing related to gender that defines these 2 “sexual identities”, rather they are completely based off your emotions. Sexuality and sexual identities are based on gender […] However, with asexual and demisexual, this is absent.
This is fundamentally flawed. The asexual identity of ace people absolutely has to tie in to gender. You can say you are homosexual because you identify with attraction towards same-sex individuals. Put this another way: You identify with having no attraction to any other gender, except for the same one. Take that one away too and what do you have? Asexuality.
If you take that same gay person and they realize that actually they’re not only not attracted to the other sex - they’re actually…not attracted to the same one ether. Or anyone else. They might come to the conclusion that they are asexual.
It is not based on “emotion” it is based entirely on who you are sexually attracted to - it happens to be no gender at all. You can say that homosexuality is entirely based on “emotion”, as gay people just happen to be attracted to a random sex - but this is a flawed argument, as it lacks a fundamental understanding of attraction.
An asexual person’s attraction can simply be rephrased as: no matter what gender you are, be it the same as theirs or not - they are not sexually attracted to you. And you cannot have that definition without gender.
When a person is LGBTQ, this can be identified by outsiders looking at you. […] Sexual identities are clearly visible on the outside
Absolutely not true. Dare I say, the majority of LGBT people are straight passing. Gender presentation, gender identity, sexual attraction and romantic attraction are all separate things that do not, in any way shape or form, have to coincide with one another at any given time for any particular individual.
The only thing visible on the outside is gender presentation. If a guy presents in a feminine way, they may very well be straight. Or bi. Or ace. You cannot tell unless you ask. Any trans person can be any sexuality. And non-binary person can be. You will be harassed by reactionaries based on your gender presentation - if they can clock you as trans or potentially gay-looking, they might harass you.
An ace person wearing an ace pin is going to get harassed just the same. An ace person rejecting the sexual advances of reactionaries is going to get harassed just the same (got forbid they say “sorry dude, i’m ace” and out themselves are non-hetero-normative). They also face their fair share of “I can fix you” or “I’ll make you like sex” types like gay people face “i can turn you straight” ones.
Aro/Ace/Etc. people are, and always will be, part of the LGBT movement if they wish to be so, because their struggles stem from the fact that they are not hetero-normative. And finally, fundametnally: There is no minimum bar to the the amount of oppression one must face - we all have the human right not to be opressed in the first place. Even if ace people had it all peachy - we should still support them and listen to their voices like any other.
And the topic further extends to the fact that sexual and romantic attraction are separate, so one can be Asexual and homoromantic, or homosexual and aromantic, but I will let you research that yourself.
Always find it so weird when people keep saying “Why must u label things?” Humans do that. It is nice and convenient. It lets us describe common or unique properties. Some people also feel more valid knowing that what they experience is common enough and shared enough to have a descriptor (🙋). It’s also very nice to be able to form communities and discuss the specifics of shared experiences, no matter how niche.
Relationships that involve multiple people have their unique dynamics and features, such as experiencing and managing NRE (new crushes basically), polycules, etc. and so it makes sense that they would also have their own term for it. This would also be fundamentally different from platonic families.
Also, “platonic” is a very important term. I love my friends and family platonically. I love only my one partner romantically, but while I love my friends platonically, I can stll kiss them, which might be confusing to some. So it is good to have a differentiator term for that.
As for sexualities, yes, sure, it’s a spectrum and there are as many sexualities as there are people. But again, common-enough terms will survive. Aro/Ace are incredibly important umbrella terms for people who don’t experience sexual or romantic attraction - that’s a lot of people. But bigger groups of people will experience similar but distinct types of aromanticisism or asexuality and will ascribe their own terms to it in order to communicate between themselves - names are a natural linguistic formation for humans. They are important. So I would say let people ascribe terms so they can both feel more valid and also communicate on their shared experiences.
This latest ban I find very lame:
A person didn’t understand the concept of people-relations very well and had a sorta anarchy understanding that under communism “If you want x you’d just find a person/friend that does x and ask them if they’ll do it for you” (remind me of the beans meme lol). And so they asked “What if people in my community don’t like me?” Like “What if I want a patio built can people just reject me for no reason?”
So I decided to just leave a small comment and said it’ll likely actually be a technologically advanced society and you can still just get whatever you want online, but it’ll be free (we’re talking communism-communism) and likely work by just notifying people in your area. I did clarify that this was a personal idea/thought. I just wanted to get the idea in their head that communism is not that primitive. Someone else can go into details about how social relations could possibly be shaped or so.
Unfortunately with that, it seems that I forgot to mention the cookie-cutter response that ‘we are Marxists who can’t know about the future and so we shouldn’t even dare fantasize!!’ or whatev
Anyway, the OPs post got deleted by the mods (hope the guy didn’t get too discouraged), and I got permanently banned for “No non-marxist answers”. Maybe I was in the wrong there and you guys can dunk on me if so but man I really don’t think I was that terrible of an anti-communist aha
P.S. I also I had some guy replying to me saying “I like how you assume you could get other people to build your crap for you” as if ppl into construction would up and just disappear from the world and you couldn’t kindly ask someone online lol
So I’ve scoured around a bit and managed to find 1 Marxist podcast episode on Ireland: Proles of the Round Table apparently has 1 episode on it and with that, also a reading list and some audio resources:
The episode: https://prolespod.libsyn.com/ep-45-ireland-and-the-cym
The Suggested Reading and Resources:
“Labour in Irish History”
“Socialism and Nationalism”
“Reconquest of Ireland”
“Limerick Soviet”, Liam Cahill
Capital, Vol. 1 (Chap. 25, f), Karl Marx
The Origin of Capitalism, Ellen Meiksins Wood
Ireland Her Own, T. A. Jackson
The ‘Mere Irish’ and the Colonisation of Ulster, 1570-1641, Gerard Farrell
Mapmaking, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland, c. 1530-1750, William J. Smyth
“Not Yet Emmet”, Peadar O’Donnell
Thanks you, yeah, that’s true.
Could I kindly ask for some recommended reading, then, if you or anyone happens to have any suggestions, please