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[–] [email protected] 17 points 9 months ago (5 children)

I mean, if you knew who H3 were and didn't know they had terrible politics, you didn't know who H3 were.

They have said more than once that they're pro-Israeli, Hila (if I'm not misremembering) was born there. Ethan is Israeli-American (again, if I'm not misremembering). It's really not a shock that these two horrible people had horrible takes.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

this comment not having downvotes means the people downvoting probably didn't even open the post. If they read it they used the preview.

That's what you call bad faith engagement.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago (1 children)

liberals mad

[–] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

genuinely my favourite thing about 1st thought. The headline will be like "NATO plans to destroy the world, South Korea develops child killing drug, and 100 good boys getting much-deserved headpats" as an extremely exaggerated example.

 

It's only been a handful of days, and the Western "left" has once again shown that the only thing they serve is NATO and Western imperialism.

On the first day of the conflict, I didn't see a single Western "leftist" talking about anything related to the conflict. One of the spaces I check was too busy comparing doggos to give a shit that Palestine was liberating itself.

Then I saw MSM decrying that Palestinians were terrorists, and using the terms "Savages" or "living beasts". To which I haven't seen the Western left even shutter at. MSM is using slurs and colonialist language, and these pasty preditors couldn't give less of a shit.

And now that I see that they're talking about it, they're either making "both sides bad" statements, coming into full support of Israel, or using "we'll wait to see" arguments to excuse withholding support.

The only thing the Western left does is disrupt actual leftist movements in their home countries, while amplifying imperialist projects abroad. You'd think after years of posting pro-Palestine things on their Twitter and their Instagrams that they'd have the consistency to actually support Palestine when it mattered. But, no, they're really just white people who wanted to feel more important than their Democratic-voting parents.

Socialism to the Western leftist isn't the liberation of the human race, it's a sticker to put onto their hydroflask and a $10 donation to UNICEF. It's selling shirts with hammers and sickles on them, then hating the ideology that the symbol originated with. It's voting for Hilary when Bernie pulled out, then demanding that anyone who didn't vote for Biden is the same as Trump. Just a bunch of performative liberal bullshit.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago (1 children)

is this a rare Vaush W?

I could be misreading, I've had an exhausting day, but is Vaush "Nato is a based organization" V supporting Palestinian liberation?

his fanbase is about to fuckin meltdown

[–] [email protected] 16 points 9 months ago (1 children)

Who would have thought that neo-liberals threatened economic instability and resource scarcity in an illegitimate war against Russia and multipolarity, and the groups that disagree with neo-liberalism are willing to listen to Russia's valid arguments against their neo-liberal countries?

the neos will froth at the mouth for any chance to call anything that doesn't suit them "Russian propaganda"

[–] [email protected] 56 points 9 months ago (6 children)

love how the Canadian parliament inadvertently exposed just how far into fascism neo-liberals are.

just a few days ago, if you wanted to find out how willing to defend Nazis liberals were, you'd have to do a lil searching. Now it's right in front of us, all the time, without stop.

"He's a hero, he fought against Russia" "He's just a little old man, he can't be a Nazi!" "So what if he was a Nazi? Communism was worse than anything the Nazis did" "How dare you call me a Nazi for defending Nazis?! I'm not a Nazi, I just hate Russia"

literally their evolution through this.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago (1 children)

more or less yeah, at least in my view.

other views on the topic are valid as hell, but the way I see it the people who're doing the most to harm the left aren't people who actually do anything progressive (in terms of progressing movements). Those people are also, without fail, the ones who are the most ready to fight against our unity. Those who want to see a brighter future, and have put in the work to understand theory and the way propaganda works, are already working with us. So it's less about changing the minds of those already against us, and more about keeping those groups from talking over us.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago (3 children)

All of the principled Marxists are already working with us, though mostly IRL.

Many people here on both LG and HexBear don't identify their ideology with Lenin's theories, but they're already here civilly engaging with us. There is already unity between us, for as far as matters.

What matters more, imo, is educating new leftists on the ideology groups that seek to destabilize the left so they don't fall into their traps.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 9 months ago (5 children)

I have Anarchist friends who are surprisingly good about actually understanding propaganda, and simply disagree with philosophical concepts that Marxists uphold, and those Anarchos deserve their place among our ranks. I can respect some Anarchists, but they're a minute minority in a sea of dogmatic anti-communists.

On Maoists, though. Working with them is impossible because they're purposefully against AES. Which should say quite a bit about what their actual beliefs are. And why the distinction between Maoists (see: larpers) and ML-Mao Zedong Thought (see: actual comrades) is so important.

Maoists don't actually agree with Mao's theories, or the history that Mao himself put into motion. They care about the abstract notion that Mao was the last great revolutionary until the founder of Maoism came around (I.E. Abimael Guzmán, aka Comrade Gonzalo). Modern China, to them, stopped being communist shortly after Mao left power. Some argue it was before Deng, and some argue after.

Maoism, in the most blunt terms, is the South American form of Patriotic Socialism. Gonzalo and his goons used the aesthetic of Marxism-Leninism to get into the hearts of workers, then used their power to push reactionary policies. One of which being the murder of natives. This legacy remains, as every Maoist organization is ultimately a proto-fascist one at heart. Like, for instance, the Austin Red Guards. Who operated similarly to a cult, utilizing abusive practices against "unsatisfactory" members. They began as a somewhat based group, hosting events for the LGBTQIA+ community, but evolved into an anti-LGBTQIA+ and anti-BLM movement, that accusedly planned and launched a physical assault on Austin's PSL wing.

Maoists aren't our comrades, they're grifters looking for authority.

This part is an addendum, not to QueerCommie but to anyone who's read this and thought something along the lines of "I identify myself with Maoism, but I don't mirror the beliefs described". You're likely ML-MZT, and the western left's love of making things confusing got'cha. It's not a big deal if this is something you've just not realized, but ML-MZT is the actual following of Mao's writings and the politics of modern China.

[–] [email protected] 29 points 9 months ago (10 children)

I really believe the concept of "left unity" is part of the fed disruption of the left.

Anarchism and Marxism are diametrically opposed. There's no realistic way to have the two peacefully coexisting, especially in the context of pre-revolution organizing.

The idea that we have to work together, and we have to join the same orgs and play nice with each other is part of the reason we're always bickering.

The only thing we consistently agree on is the concept of anti-capitalism. Anarchists will gladly back fascist states and projects, liberal politicians and policies, anti-communist rhetoric and theory, etc. They're not anti-fascist as a whole, they're not anti-liberal as a whole, and they're far more sectarian than we are. So how are we supposed to fight against any of those things when our supposed "sister ideology" will willingly work against the movement? We can't.

The Anarchists will fracture parties, they'll stall projects, they'll hijack movements, all the while pretending to be the ones who're being worked against. There's no working with people like that, the idea that we have to is rediculous.

Instead, we need unity within Marxism. Namely within serious Marxism, so I'm not talking about leftcoms or patsocs, or any of the various groups that only serve as a means of legitimizing larping. I'm talking about actual Marxist parties and organizations. As long as groups can agree that anti-communist propaganda has no place in serious discussions, and that we have aligning goals, there's a means of cooperating with them. That's simply impossible with Anarchists and the soft left, but can be done with people who are serious about Marxist revolution.

In terms of the internet, Lemmygrad and Hexbear are a decent example of Marxist unity. However, cooperation between two Reddit replacements in a sphere of the internet that the average person never goes to doesn't really do much. We need Marxist groups from across the net to come together, to maximize exposure. And we need to establish a means of communication across all of the platforms. I don't know how realistic this concept is, but anything short of it leaves us in the situation we've been in. Just a bunch of blinded chickens, running around in the hopes of finding a single crumb of grain. Many unconnected parts, attempting to lead society towards a revolution that can't come, because we're unable to work together.

TLDR; Anarchists suck, tell your Marxist friends about Lemmygrad & Hexbear.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago (1 children)

The "spiritual" could be a reference to Ukrainian Orthodoxy, which the Russian Orthodox Church sees as illegitimate.

Here is an article by Pew Research on the denominations.. The short version is Ukraine's church broke off from Russia's and claims only Ukrainian Patriarchs. Russia, in contrast, claims both Russian and Turkish Patriarchs.

So the usual thing that happens in organized religion, a minority group splits off and takes a hard turn away from convention, and the church that existed for hundreds of years views it as illegitimate. Which, honestly, valid. The Ukrainian church serves as a means of encouraging nationalism and anti-Russian arguments, while the Russian one has been seen as the legitimate Orthodox church for hundreds of years the world over.

 

It looks like people are having a really rough time lately, in the aims of improving the mental well-being of our comrades please consider this post an open forum to vent frustrations about whatever is bothering you.

If you're currently having a hard go of it, remember that we here at the 'grad care about you.

 

Though I've read and watched a lot about the BPP, I realize there's a lot that has never crossed my path. I assume this is true for a lot of comrades here as well. So, please use this post to share sources and theory surrounding the Panthers and ask questions about them.

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NSLeft exists (www.nationstates.net)
 

If you use this garbage site and want to spend your time around supposed leftists, I think NSLeft is the best place for that.

It's a coalition of multiple regions, each with their own culture. Most of my 6 years on this hellsite have been spent in NSLeft, you should move your nation to one of their regions.

 

cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/407952

Hello G*mer!

If you're looking to join a community of communist gamers, you've found it. You can join us on our Steam page or on our Discord!

And you're welcome to spread this post around to your comrades to help the community grow.

We hope to see you there!

 

A discord channel for our gaming group has been made.

You don't have to be a part of the steam group to join. Everyone is welcome.

https://discord.gg/SRSYV4Bs99

See you there.

 

Linked is a discussion topic on event organizing.

If you're interested in playing games with the Lemmygrad community, you should join and make your voice heard.

 

This community needs are few finishing touches, and I'd like Lemmygrad to help with deciding on them.

Firstly, a community profile picture is needed. What symbols, images, etc. represent either the concept of colonialism, or represent natives? What colours are commonly used for this purpose?

Second, the community needs a banner. What images evoke decolonization, rage against colonizers, or solidarity between colonized peoples?

Finally, the rules need to be set. What are some rules this community would benefit from having?

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submitted 2 years ago* (last edited 2 years ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
 

Ideally, a community about the effects of colonialism would be moderated by victims of colonialism. Though I'm Irish-American and am dating a Native American, I do not properly represent decolonialization.

So, this community needs moderators of colour, who can help ensure that the moderation of this community won't accidentally favour whatever latent colonialism I may not have realized within myself yet.

If you want to moderate this community, please get in touch with me.

[image: Irish revolutionary leader Eamon De Valera shakes hands with the Chippewa nation]

 

cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/384233

Pity.

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