PSL & Marxist-Leninist ☭

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Cake day: Apr 05, 2020


Oh no, the DPRK is at it again!
> ##### Numerous orgs hacked after installing weaponized open source apps > > PuTTY, KiTTY, TightVNC, Sumatra PDF Reader, and muPDF/Subliminal Recording all targeted.

xbps-src on Void is very similar to Arch’s PKGBUILD. The only thing Void doesn’t have is a user repository akin to the AUR, but it’s entirely possible if the community wanted to created a “VUR” of some sort.

I posted this article in another thread, but in short (as I’m on mobile) it’s related to one of the biggest contradictions of capitalism: the crisis of overproduction.

The timing is pure irony. “Authoritarian” Cuba passes sweeping changes while the “Democratic” US continues to delay until the eventual watered-down bill that in essence changes absolutely nothing.

I haven’t, but it looks like I’m going to have to add it to my to-watch list

It’s also incredibly common in Latin America and not just among the wealthiest echelon. And it’s nearly always lighter Latinos employing darker-skinned.

There’s the classic attempt at justifying it as well, that maids are “part of the family”, with a lot of them (in the wealthier houses) living either full-time or part-time in the house they clean.

On Social Media: The Commodification of Human Connection
Trying to start writing down my thoughts and for the first time going to attempt to keep a blog. Nothing super active but something. Was hesitant on posting so I'm not self-promoting, but eh! Clicks aren't tracked or anything and there's a nice clean RSS feed for anyone. But anyway, I've had a lot of thoughts about social media and I tried to formulate some coherent "essay" on its commodification of a basic aspect of humanity. I hope I made enough sense and I got what I was trying to across!

I hope that the continued use of lemmygrad helps push away some of that chaos, actually! It feels more structured here than reddit ever was, which helps that there’s an entire instance for communists.

I’m not even sure how much can be done. Western corporations might pitch a fit but I don’t think Linus would ever consider something that negatively impacts Linux. And given the pivot in the last few years towards the hawkish attitude the US now has towards China has not done anything to impact Linux, I think it would be safe.

Plus even though the FOSSbro libertarians are a scourge upon, well, FOSS, I’ve seen more majorities from that segment that would agree (for different reasons) with us that Linux shouldn’t be touched to negatively impact $US_ENEMY.

Thank you GPL for existing

I don’t know enought about it but Cuba also uses Linux or is transitioning more towards it in some capacity.

Linux Lived, Linux Lives, Linux Will Live
cross-posted from: > Russia is beginning the process of transitioning from Windows to Linux. Most likely as a way to avoid sanctions and to no longer be under the control of a US multinational corporation.

Linux Lived, Linux Lives, Linux Will Live
Russia is beginning the process of transitioning from Windows to Linux. Most likely as a way to avoid sanctions and to no longer be under the control of a US multinational corporation.

I think this has been a major hurdle that Matrix still hasn’t passed yet.

Despite it being a federated protocol, the initial, still “default”, and most feature-complete server is synapse. It’s however very heavy and honestly kind of a hassle to set up when it should be easy to spin up.

conduit is doing a great job at being very resource-light and easy to deploy, and it’s something that the Matrix ecosystem sorely needs. When p2p Matrix is a thing that’ll be entirely different, but until then I have high hopes for conduit (dendrite looks promising but from my tests has had weird spikes in resource usage and other issues, despite being older than conduit.)

Absolutely brutal

About Hurd

In short: just say NO TO DRUGS, and maybe you won’t end up like the Hurd people.

Rust is tricky, and I’m also nowhere near proficient. I’ve only more recently started getting my head around borrowing without the compiler yelling at me every time, and lifetimes are still scary and I can’t do anything with them!

I looked into it mostly because the language seemed interesting and the syntax, while fairly different, looked similar to Python in ways that made sense to me (especially compared to something like Go which I honestly hate looking at). Mixing a fast compiled language with Python also looked a good mix, and the ease of making Python modules in Rust with pyo3 pushed me over.

I’d definitely recommend the exercises though as on my first book read, I thought I understood but quickly found out I didn’t. I’ve read the book like 3 times and done rustlings twice, and it wasn’t until the last time where I felt comfortable though to write something in Rust. Now to keep pushing I’m rewriting core parts of the software I began writing for work in Rust as a lot of the code is old from when I was first learning Python; it helped me grasp that language much more in depth, so I hope it does the same for Rust.

You definitely should read the rust book prior to doing them, as it hinges on that knowledge or at least programming experience. But the exercises are great, and it does a good job of giving you hands-on experience of messing up and having to fix things by reading the compiler hints.

As a non-professional with only Python experience, the book is great but rustlings moved me to the point to where I felt more comfortable actually navigating Rust code.

  1. Conjecture on the future is not a Marxist way of thinking. There’s a reason Marx & Engels didn’t come up with fabulous ideas of what communism would be. Dialectical materialism looks at the ebb and flow of history and its effects. Just as Marx didn’t expand on what the future could hold in store in riveting detail, the same is for the PSL. The focus is on the current oppression of the masses and the means of achieving working class unity to strike down our oppressors.

  2. Nowhere does the PSL abscribe to the utopian ideal of “now that we won the revolution, socialism is enacted”. The party is premised on the actuality of socialist revolution in the US and the program hits the high points of what will be important to tackle in the next step, not that revolution will create some socialist utopia and capitalism is forever abolished. There is plenty of detailed analyses straight from the education organ of the party that further breaks down Marxist theory in the frame of a Leninist party organizing in the imperial core.

  3. The program isn’t vague, it’s not up to a Marxist party to dictate what an oppressed nations reparations will be, nor how a post-revolution society will look like. It is not a material analysis, and dictating exact descriptions of how a socialist US will be is utopian, just as Marx and Lenin never gave concrete details that “socialism means X and therefore Y”. There is also no existing example of what reparations would look like, it would have to be discussed at that point between the party and the oppressed nations themselves speaking for themselves. Enabling “what ifs” and conjecture is immaterial analysis and does nothing but give armchair “communists” talking points to bicker over.

There are infinite explanations of what could happen, how things can be implemented, and what to avoid. Organizing is difficult, made even more so with now powerful bourgeois hegemony is in the imperial core. Learning how to organize, how to talk to the masses, how to radicalize our fellow workers, is of vital importance to build our power.

In my years of organizing, not once has someone asked for detailed implementation instructions for how a socialist government will work in detail. We are not at the point of detailing policy, we’re at the point of reaching out to the masses and radicalizing. The why and how of bourgeois class oppression is what we need to focus on and it’s what the people need to realize and how to fight back.

In-depth analysis and discussion on policies and the future socialist government is meant for in-party discussion. If you’re outreaching in your community and someone wants to know details on the future, it’d be up to you as a dedicated communist and knowledgeable party member to answer based off discussion and organizing within the party. But our job is to radicalize and get people to realize that capitalism is the disease and socialism is the future!