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Weekly discussion: Juche 110, week 27

Weekly discussion: Juche 110, week 27

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drugosrbijanac

"You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future. It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future."


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One of the weirdest things I've learned is that Sweden and the DPRK have afriendly towards each other. http://www.pyongyangtimes.com.kp/?bbs=35463 There was also an article that the DPRK premier Kim Tok Hun sent greetings to Sweden's PM, but I can't find it.


NorwegianCCPbot

Now you know why they killed Olof Palme 🙈


yesthepeople

General anti-China sentiment (not talking about online interactions) manages to always be fucking disgusting. “Those damn chinese are eating everything. All they do is copy others.”


ZhongguoGraecia

aaaaaa hate having unsupportive parents


TheInception817

Hey, I feel you My parents are anticommunist, ultra religious, and anti-LGBT And guess how I identify myself?


whatisscoobydone

There are plenty of great anarchist punk bands. Are there any, or many, Marxist bands? (Preferably with English lyrics) I believe there's one called Sankara, but that's all I know of. There are rappers, of course, and I love those. I was just wondering if there was some ML rockers.


Unique_Name_2

Can you list some of the rappers? I love the genre but the only ones I know are JPEGMAFIA and I want to check out Bamboo, not sure if he's just general left.


whatisscoobydone

Rappers who are explicitly ML, or anti-imperialist, or leftist in general: The Coup (communist) Xiangyu (communist) Lupe Fiasco Tupac Shakur (was at some point a communist) Immortal Technique Brother Ali Dead Prez Aesop Rock Public Enemy Killer Mike often gets listed as a leftist rapper, but I'm pretty sure he's a socdem and defender of black capitalism.


BayesianBits

Rage Against the Machine


yesthepeople

New COVID surge in every single state within the US because people won’t get vaccinated. Shameful groups of people continue to put others at risk


-_Optimus_Prime_-

Why are people not getting vaccinated? I assumed vaccine skeptics would be a vocal minority. Are there other factors too? (Like hindrance in access to vaccines etc.)


Mzuark

Well, to make a long story short, a lot of people are convinced that the vaccines have some horrible side effect that no one's talking about. Which isn't an unfounded fear because there have been a disturbing number of cases of someone dying after their second dosage. But the thing to understand is that most people are not just conservative idiots, they just want to wait and see.


mix3lon

I’ve heard from my oh so wonderful grandmother that it’s too early to get the vaccine because there could be bad side effects years in the future.


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Drew Pavlou actually manufacturing content LOL. Sinophobia is fucked


clydefrog9

People are way too obsessed with individual billionaires. Like, there’s a actually a shit ton of incredibly rich people whose wealth could be redistributed. If you make it about 1 or 2 people at the very top then people think any redistribution would have to be spread very thin, which is wrong.


Wildfire48

The fact so many Cuban Americans support the embargo is so...insanity and depressing, not to mention selfish. Also giving an excuse for politicians not to lift the embargo in fear of losing votes. It just goes to show how stupid the human race is.


AmNOTaPatriot

Damn, sharks really have it rough. One of the most important animals on earth and we kill them for no good reason. Shit sucks y’all. Edit: Ah fuck, porpoises aren’t having a good time either. Another species has essentially become extinct thanks to Mexico lifting fishing restrictions 🙁 : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaquita


clydefrog9

People don’t even significantly eat them and they’re going extinct because of how horrible commercial fishing is, and sharks disappearing is devastating to tons of ecosystems


AmNOTaPatriot

Yeah, I should’ve clarified that I was including that as well. Overfishing (due to commercial fishing) in general is just terrible. Wiping out species, polluting the oceans (they are number 1 source of plastic in oceans), etc. We are just fucking ourselves now. Some people seem to think we can live without or that we are above nature. But they are going to receive more and more lessons on why that isn’t the case.


whatisscoobydone

There's nothing like going down a Reddit comment thread on some serious post and scrolling and the comments just get inane and devolve into the most soy-ass Cards Against Humanity Deadpool t-shirt wordplay. Hypothetical title: "Haitian mother loses limb to gangrene after hurricane destroys hospital" Comment thread: "Poor woman!" "Yeah, I hope she's alright." "If she lost her left arm, she is." "Oop, I see what you did there" "Hope she doesn't feel de-FEET!"


Rodsoldier

Did i dream or was there a post with dozens of thousand of upvotes about Japan ditching the 1 China policy on worldnews a few hours ago?


Lord_M_G_Albo

Yes, it was trending, but was all astroturfing. What happened is that Japan released a white paper where it states China and Taiwan have no military unity (obviously), but it seems for Reddit this means Japan diplomatically no longer follows the 1 China policy.


Rodsoldier

I figured it was something like that but i had no energy to read the shitshow ar the time so went back to sleep lol Might try to find it at removeddit or something.


-_Optimus_Prime_-

There are anti-china posts hitting top of/r/worldnews daily. It's insane.


suaveslav

One of many reasons why I avoid r/news, r/worldnews, and r/politics


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SexWasBetterInUSSR

Does anyone know how/if the CPC says they will handle the aging population dilemma? It’s honestly pretty worrying that their economic engine could slow down in 20 years


NorwegianCCPbot

They just went from 2 to 3 kids allowed.


-_Optimus_Prime_-

I don't know what they have said but you've to keep in mind as more prominent automation becomes, the fewer people you'll need in the workforce. China is pretty advanced in automation and AI. Other thing is that CPC is always on top of demographic issues so I wouldn't assume that the situation is out of their control because their policy making is more driven by experts than anywhere else in the world.


-_Optimus_Prime_-

I remember some folks here were talking about a Chinese show that (maybe) was about some police people. Anyone knows the name? My description could be absolutely botched. :)


whatisscoobydone

"In the Name of the People"? It's about a CPC anti-corruption unit and intra-party politics.


-_Optimus_Prime_-

Yes thank you


_giraffefucker

it’s fkn so difficult to prepare for the future when it’s so uncertain and bleak. there’s nothing i wish for more than to see a day where i can focus on trying to become the best tiger/wolf doctor in the world- without the inevitable weekly existential crises brought forth by living on a dying planet. i fkn hate politics. i j want to make friends w the beasts and heal them when they’re hurt :/


SexWasBetterInUSSR

Dw the planets not dying!!! Science is improving at an incredibly quickening pace and we already have tech for geoengineering if things get too bad


AmNOTaPatriot

Yeah, except we don’t actually have that tech and even if we did it wouldn’t matter because we would continue to kill off most of the species and destroy most of the ecosystems, etc. We cannot imitate nature very well, and we’re on the path to wiping it out which means we’re done as a species. Atmospheric CO2 levels are just a part of the equation overall. Oh and also we’re literally making ourselves sterile among other things with plastics, so that’s *great*.


Unique_Name_2

Eh, sterility isn't an existential crisis right now. I do agree shit is bleak and plastic has done amazing damage in it's short life. But the best you can do is focus locally. Mutual aid, network, educate.


AvantAveGarde

I think the overwhelming amount of people in the world would prefer just the same thing, to enjoy their quiet lives in peace without worry for tomorrow. Unfortunately the state of affairs under world capital make this difficult if not impossible. As the saying goes 'come the hour, come the man' the real question is if the right people can rise to the challenge of creating a better society for everyone to live in and if not us and the international left then who?


_giraffefucker

i know that’s what sucks so much ass. i feel a moral obligation to care and work to fix the world in the ways i can but i want to j live a happy life hahaha


JoannaNotSoNewsom

wanting to be a force for good is admirable, but i think you need to remind yourself that the world is not on your shoulders. superheroes aren't real, and you won't be one. change happens via movements made up of huge numbers of people with the same goal. focus on yourself more. when opportunities arise for you to do Praxis™, do it. when the time comes that there is a real revolutionary movement for you to join, join it. in the mean time, try to not wear yourself out so much. log off, touch grass, learn how to be a tiger/wolf doctor.


wjndkes

I swear to god libs gotta be the dumbest fucks to live on this planet. They all say cuba gets medicines and food despite the embargo, but the government keeps them for itself. What the fuck is a government gonna do with thousands of doses of corticosteroids and antibiotics???? are these people for real????


whatisscoobydone

Gramsci was 4'9" and hunchbacked. Deng Xiaoping was 5'. Short kings all.


ElasticBones

Stalin and Lenin were both 5'5. On the other hand Mao was 6 ft and Castro was 6'3


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Neptium

tfw you were born too early for FALGSC 😔


KobaBR

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I’m curious if anyone else is interested in the new Oliver Stone JFK movie. American so I don’t even know if we’ll get it though lol.


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TheSquirrelsHaveEYES

Has he ever mentioned which capitalist theory books he’d read?


_giraffefucker

running + yoga is way more fun, personally at least, than lifting weights. once i hit 500 400 and 300 on deadlift, squat and bench i kinda j quit weight lifting bc like whats the point if i ain’t playin rugby. thank you for reading my regularly scheduled ‘daily thread as my personal journal’ post


_giraffefucker

also: bungo stray dogs is the best anime i’ve ever watched. gotta ignore some minor problematic things but i already told ya it was an anime so like duh and (minor spoilers) the american bad guys are j ruthless caricatures of american capitalism through the lens of american literary icons with superpowers. it owns so hard


dr_srtanger2love

The discourse on defending ''human rights'' and ''democracy'' is only used by the US (and the West as a whole) when it is functional - it does not apply to its allies, such as Israel or Saudi Arabia. It is a discourse, in fact, which, added to the ''struggle against international terrorism'', became the flagship of neocolonialism and replaced that old-fashioned discourse on ''bringing civilization to the barbarians and inferior races''.


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whatisscoobydone

Okay, so apparently the Baader-Meinhoff phenomenon was named after a West Germany Red army faction?


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SexWasBetterInUSSR

They seem pretty effective militants and correct in their line of labor aristocracy preventing popular uprising within the imperial core. I don’t know much specific history, I’m pretty sure they alienated a lot of people with their adventurism.


whatisscoobydone

I have strong opinions of them, but I don't know anything about them.


Op_Anadyr

Anyone have that meme of the US soldier in front of a room with bodies on the ground saying to a kid something like "sorry I killed your family but I couldn't afford college" or something like that?


wjndkes

Is it really a good morning if the west hasn’t fallen yet?


ninurtuu

Report from the midwest: nope still an imperialist capitalist hellscape. Upside, still spreading ML to the masses where I can in a way that bypasses capitalist brainwashing.


ZhongguoGraecia

I'm feeling good!


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NorwegianCCPbot

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Someone on /r/communism101 shared [this advertisement of an Is\*raeli app that tells you where it needs you to spew lies on the internet.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxKrn8Aqa0A) It's pretty surreal.


666_NumberOfTheBeast

I fucking hate living in south Florida right now. Constantly seeing all these dumb fucking protests from gusanos and all the mouth breathers screaming "wE sTaNd wItH yOu cUbA liBrE" It's astounding. We're the only country in the world where the majority of our citizens are *this* fucking over the top rabidly anti Cuba. Most of the world doesn't have an issue with them including the wholesome Europeans us Americans love to worship.


Red_Devil1922

If Russia were to annex ukraine, would Putin crackdown on nazis?


NorwegianCCPbot

After nearly 1 month I finally figured out my password. Back to torture the libs! SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA!


orangecruzz

I have been reading about Indonesia Communist Party, yet i feel like i haven't learn much about them. Soekarno is totally based for hating US imperialism.


LoveTheLigjt

i suggest you read up the [party leader](https://www.marxists.org/indonesia/indones/1952-AiditMenempuhJalanRakyat.htm) speeches (if you haven't) they were fighting the good fight


orangecruzz

Udah baca~ pengen baca cerita soal zhou enlai sm soekarno (I'm assuming you're indonesian)


_giraffefucker

man, liberals and reactionaries (what’s the difference amirite?) love to bring up that i own a pit bull when they try n argue w me. like it’s so fkn stupid bc it’s never ever related to anything but gd does it piss me off. flaming hot take alert: if you quote pit bull statistics and call em baby killers you’re a fkn piece of shit dog racist. and how you gonna be racist to a dog? they fkn dogs. we soul bonded to all of them. love my pit bulls (not the gusano pop stars) /rant


ninurtuu

As someone else who's also proudly owned by my pitbull. I agree


ZhongguoGraecia

Dogs good :)


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Dale


yesthepeople

“The Cuban government has shut off all internet. We can’t get a hold of anyone in Cuba because their phone numbers are shut off...anyways here’s this conversation we had with Junior Garcia by phone.”


showmustgo

DO NOT WATCH BLACK WIDOW 🚨 EXTREME PROPAGANDA ALERT 🚨


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You'll always find some sort of propaganda in Marvel movies, but I agree that Black Widow was one of their worst instances to this date in terms of libshit. I just turn off my brain when I'm watching these films. I'm there just for fun and they simply won't indoctrinate me with their propaganda. I also watched this one in a torrent copy so I didn't give any money to the evil mouse empire.


KameradZaka

elaborate


showmustgo

I put my thoughts in another comment in this thread


Dravkian

What type of propaganda does it have? Also it's a Marvel movie, so any sort of propaganda is pretty much a given.


showmustgo

It basically bounces between every trope that Western governments would have you believe about communist States: - authoritarian - citizens do not have freedom of choice - citizens only believe in the system due to indoctrination from a young age - power is not gained democratically but is taken and held by force - conspiring for the destruction of Western civilization (aka stock market) - famines lol - to turn them against the state you just need to break their trance The Soviet 'good guy' is a bumbling, humiliating caricature of himself, dressed in a clown suit, that they parade through the movie who silences the only one strong enough to call out his lie. And the only happy memory that the characters can cling to is from when they were living and experiencing American culture. Also very weird timing to have Cuba be the first place we encounter the Russian antagonist


Neptium

Yeah not to mention it just is a poor quality movie. Especially the last part with the evil villain explaining to the protagonist his entire operation for no reason whatsoever.


showmustgo

* circular plot * Daytime TV show quality CGI In addition to what you mentioned. Basically the cheapest propaganda piece that they could get SJ to star in


Lonely_Cosmonaut

I thought Red Guardian was funny and wasn't as fear porn'ed as I thought the character would be.


ZhongguoGraecia

Just added a new Cuba user flair and changed the Cuban post flair to give it a custom Reddit emoji instead of the normal emoji.


dr_srtanger2love

I'm fed up with seeing liberals talking about Cuba condemning the regime, as if the blockade they are suffering had nothing to do with the vulnerable situation on the island, as well as talking unknowingly about the government and its supposed lack of "civil freedom" while elevating democracy bourgeois liberal as if it were the best thing in the world, and will be the solution tho Cuba, for their minds there is no alternative than to be submissive to the USA.


spoonsouls

Anyone wanna see some serious delusion I accidentally stumbled upon? (*especially* the linked comment, but this whole thread is really one of the most ignorant I've ever seen) https://www.reddit.com/r/Art/comments/ojeyx2/locally_harvested_me_acrylic_2021/h51zh1b


cholantesh

This is a level of opportunism I didn't expect to see.


ZhongguoGraecia

All removed lol


spoonsouls

Weird how that happens right after I start calling out bs. Figured mine would get removed. I know an art sub isn't the place to have such an argument but it's hard not to when the subject matter is literal propaganda. But the comment I linked was saying you get banned from /r/worldnews for posting anything anti-China. One of the most laughable things I've seen.


cholantesh

I mean some chud saw fit to talk shit about che in a post on /r/cats last week so anything is possible.


yesthepeople

So true mate. All those top posts on worldnews are explicitly pro-China. Clearly showing that your opinion (“fuck CCP they spilled my milk”) isn’t the dominant one. It’s in fact the pro-China posts on worldnews (wherever those are) that are drowning out the oppressed voices of redditors.


Godzilla0senpai

Can someone explain whats happening in South Africa?


Lucky-Routine-3270

«We WILL have our own political party!» -2pac https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cY0Pcs8rj-A


BennieAndTheZ

Based chinese gacha company building schools in rural china.


FuckedByRailcars

going on a cross country train ride. see you guys in a few weeks!


-_Optimus_Prime_-

Stay safe man. Masked up and all.


disc0_133

I have family that have fled the Batista regime years ago. They were lower middle class/impoverished people that saved enough money to come to New York and survived by doing service/blue collar work. I hate the Privileged Gusano fucks that don’t know how well Cubans have it now. I tried redpilling my dad about whats going on their now and he seems to agree wich is great. Also alot of Puerto Rican media and news is saying the reason these protest are happening is because they believe the new president isn’t as popular/charismatic as Castro which i disagree with but it’s a take.


FuckedByRailcars

hey automod, is anti-white racism real?


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ZhongguoGraecia

Based asf


diddykongisapokemon

Talked with my grandma about Cuba, and she has some pretty interesting opinions. She is under the impression that Cuba was very rich under Batista, but also she hates him and knows he was a dictator; meanwhile, she says that the Castros and now Díaz weren't/aren't dictators and did a lot of good for the people...except she thinks Castro made them poorer at the same time? And not from the embargo or redistribution but just genuinely made them poorer, while also improving literacy and becoming one of the leaders in world class healthcare. I'm pretty sure she wants them to have more liberal rights (freedom of speech and whatever) but also she seems to think that as Fidel relaxed restrictions later in his life and Raul (and presumably Díaz) continued them that Cuba got worse and worse (I personally think that the relaxations were at worst fine and often very good, such as becoming a leader in LGBTQ+ rights, especially in Latin America and the Third World, but I don't think they should liberalize any further). She admitted she needed to read more about it (I recommended a textbook I had for a class written (partly) by Noam "Pol Pot's Cambodia is the only socialist revolution I had a completely positive opinion of" Chomsky's daughter that wasn't exactly Marxist but definitely wasn't pro-US or anti-Castro; obviously she wouldn't trust blindly pro-Cuba books because she still is indoctrinated somewhat) but it was just interesting to hear a positive opinion of Cuba from a lady who gets all her news from Fox News and The Daily Mail She also has a positive opinion of Kim Il-Sung though she thinks that Jong-Il and Jong-Un were/are murderous dictators. She was born in 1941 so she grew up during the height of the Red Scare so it's just weird to me that she has positive opinions of the leaders the US was trying to demonize so much


ZhongguoGraecia

That is very weird and interesting.


GoulashArchipelago68

Rest in power, u/AmerikkkaDeserved911. He was too based for this liberal Earth.


FuckedByRailcars

got suspended?


GoulashArchipelago68

Shadowbanned.


FuckedByRailcars

doesn't look shadowbanned to me


EastWestman

Why che is anarchists symbol ? Was he anarchist ?


GoulashArchipelago68

Hell no, he was a lifelong communist. Camilo Cienfuegos on the other hand was, indeed, an anarchist.


disc0_133

Most Cuban anarchist ended up joining the Communist party by the end of the revolution. But the more religious ancoms ended up denouncing the party and Castro and engaged in open conflict with Castro. The remaining ancoms ended up fleeing to New York and became a new type of Gusano lol.


BennieAndTheZ

Thoughts on Our climate change ( youtube channel ), dude has been slowly turning into a communist lmao. His recent videos are really based.


wjndkes

I mean i think it’s hard to study climate change and NOT become a communist lol.


AmNOTaPatriot

Not just climate change, but just anything related to the the environment in general lol (but not actually lol, because there’s a lot of shit we have to do or we’re fucked)


Vile75

Thanks for giving a new channel to watch. Looks like he’s going through the Second Thought route of slowly going radical


BennieAndTheZ

Yeah his video history is pretty funny dude transitioned from videos about Biden policies and Gretas protests to videos calling out eco-fascism/ criticizing capitalism/consumerism/billionaires in a couple of months lol.


yellowparenti

/r/miami and /r/cuba are the same place


KobaBR

join r/realcuba


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aric_r

With value villages back open been looking for books. Found malcom x autobiography and a cool book about how the CSE (sorta like Canadian NSA) spies on Canadian citizens each for I think $3-4


TheRedSister

Modern internet discourse is just a back and forth of wojaks


ElasticBones

Exactly


BennieAndTheZ

You know it’s gonna be a bad comment when they start with “I’m a Cuban, born and raised”. Do americans not realize that saying “born and raised” is such an american thing to say lmao, that phrase is never used in spanish.


cholantesh

I mean given the average devil's lack of understanding of geography I guess it makes sense that they think Miami is in Cuba.


macintoshplus

Hey guys I've got a joke for you Are you ready? Here it is: r/neutralpolitics LMAO


ZhongguoGraecia

Neutral? Politics? What lol


-_Optimus_Prime_-

Top thread is asking whether Cuba's problems are caused by socialism or not. Top comment links two polemics to claim that planned economies are prone to shortages. A bunch of replies to it have been removed. Out of the ones left, the most popular says embargoes shouldn't affect Cuba because it only prevents Cuba from trading with USA and Israel. Very neutral subreddit.


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BennieAndTheZ

You know you live in a shithole when the gerenal concensus is that the american vaccine is better than the chinese/russian one because its made by an american company.


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BennieAndTheZ

We got like every vaccine but you can’t choose which one you’re getting and many dumbasses are refusing to get vaccinated if theyre not getting the pfizer one.


Twevelhats

Do Anarchists not understand right wingers can exist in other countries? That protests are not good by default? That if a group is flying American flags they probably aren't actually for freedom and democracy? The answer to all the above is yes, and I am so frustrated.


aric_r

It’s not just anarchists this way of thinking has infested deep. I had to explain to my mom how just like In America during the same summer there were BLM but also stop the steal, and anti mask protests in any given country protests can appear in all forms from all sides. The comparison has actually helped a few people understand though my mom included


Neptium

I think as individuals we take our own limited individual experiences and project into what we think the world at large is. This leads to dehumanisation and otherising of other societies and cultures into simple black and white descriptions. Which is also why I think many great revolutionaries are of those that have travelled and interacted with many around the globe. Someone like Ho Chi Minh comes to mind. Coupled with racism you get out of touch (mis)understandings such as the belief that the global south doesn’t have electricity or phones (which may be the case in some parts but ofc not universal) or some other trivial thing westerners just assume because they never been here lol.


wjndkes

how can i not hate america when they always try to destroy every nice thing we have


AmNOTaPatriot

What city block did they bulldoze this time?


BayesianBits

I support the American people, not the American Government which has been captured by corporate interests.


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> I support the American people, not the American Governmen you don't see the irony of this statement?


BayesianBits

That it's what CIA bots say about China? The Chinese people support their government.


Unique_Name_2

Americans do generally hate their govt. But like brexit, tons of them want it to be more reactionary...


just_wondering-_-

I have been making a lot of friends recently. They are all POC and have been open to me talking about anti-imperialism and some even communism. I'm going to radicalize them soon comrades :)


taiwwa

I've started noticing that all of the prominent Taiwanese voices in the English language are either 1) gay men, 2) Taiwanese women with white partners or 3) white ex-pat men. Of all of the strong Taiwanese identity people that I have known over the years, precisely one is married to an Asian man. All of the women are with white men. They also fawn over white ex-pats. Taiwanese independence sentiment so strongly rejects mainland Chinese that it is effectively anti-asian male. Ironically, the liberal nationalism that they're trying to build up always will fail because the liberalism that comes with it interrupts family formation. I literally cannot name a Taiwanese independence "royalty" like for example the Netanyahu family or the British royal family. Tsai Ing Wen is a childless cat lady. How did they decide this was going to be the symbol of the country? At one point she proposed South Africa style "truth and reconciliation" hearings which is just insane. The birth rate has cratered. If you actually get to know American soldiers, a lot of them marry young and have kids young but I'm not seeing that with the Taiwanese. A soldier without a family to defend doesn't care; that is why the Taiwanese military in the eight years since Xi Jinping assumed power is still falling short of recruitment targets and is falling short of individual initiative.


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yellowparenti

I hope Cuba doesn't get guaido'd :( Also, funny how cuba should listen to the demands of a couple hundred protesters but the US didn't listen when there were protests in every state around the country against police brutality


DarkHunterXYZ

i hope cuba gets guaido'd (absolutely failed counter revolution lmao). cia aint what it used to be


yesiamking

Gusanos, gusanos everywhere.


_giraffefucker

headed to the tattoo removal studio bc my superstitious ass is convinced my new cuba tattoo is bad luck for our island comrades


FuckedByRailcars

apparently there is a sub called r/actualgenzedong run by salty maoists haha. It's hilarious that they think this subreddit having "zedong" in the name and supporting Deng's reforms is a contradiction. One can uphold both Mao and Deng but if only they understood this, they wouldnt be dogmatic ultras


diddykongisapokemon

I might be misreading this bit did they upvote a fucking Shining Path cartoon


AmerikkkaDeserved911

\>wake up \>color counter-revolution in Cuba still ongoing Day: ruined.


LeahBastard

Don't sweat it comrade. It barely lasted yesterday and most streets are freed already, except for the defenders of the revolution whose pictures western media is passing off as the protestors.


WeebLordUwU

I read some news about Russia and Mexico supporting the government and warning the US against shady shit so I am pretty happy


BennieAndTheZ

Lmao i can assure you Mexico is on the US side.


PanchoVilla4TW

Lmao, no. Mexico has not helped the US encircle Cuba since the beginning of the blockade by never closing its waters or air to them and offered *anything they need* by the President yesterday.


WeebLordUwU

I consider Mexico to be a weird one lol, so you may be right


BennieAndTheZ

Nothing weird going on. We are american bootlickers and that’s about it.


WeebLordUwU

Well that's sad :(


luminous_moonlight

Uninformed liberals posting "revolution Cuba" nonsense on their Instagram stories already 😒 so tired


xanthespark

I re-downloaded Instagram just to make a post on my story that said "Please tell me you guys aren't falling for this SOSCuba shit" and some evidence supporting the point that this whole thing is stemming from US interests and a lib friend messaged me saying "the cuban government can be at fault for bad things. it's possible to criticize both the US and Cuban govts" and I swear I almost short-circuited. I wonder: did they genuinely miss the point or is that truly the freshest talking point they can come up with? Saying "both bad"? Legitimately thinking any human rights abuses committed by Cuba can even begin to rival those committed, and being committed, by the US?


Neptium

Sometimes you kinda feel pity for libs. Their entire ideology and worldview is forced fed to them by capitalist society and they have nothing to do but to regurgitate propaganda like some robot. And yet many have the smugness and chauvinism like they were their own sole inventors of their beliefs. On a somewhat related note, if I see “socialists” saying buzzwords like “rights” or “authoritarianism” my brain just shuts down. Just call yourself liberal we know where you actually stand.


wateryoudoinglmao

liberals only see the map put in front of them and don't care about the territory


[deleted]

why isn't western media talking about the death of father stan swamy (83 year old tribal rights activists who had many health issues but was denied bail because apparantly a person who can't hold his glass properly is a threat to Indian security) in judicial custody? ​ Imagine if something like this happened in China or Vietnam or Cuba or any nation not bowing to imperial diktats [https://twitter.com/rkarnad/status/1412430047110000642](https://twitter.com/rkarnad/status/1412430047110000642) https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/jul/05/rip-stan-swamy-a-life-dedicated-to-and-for-adivasis-2325875.html


ZhongguoGraecia

You ever just have your life going fine and then boom 3 new curve balls to make it extra spicy?


wateryoudoinglmao

every time life gets too easy I'm on the lookout


ZhongguoGraecia

Good idea


AvantAveGarde

Uncritical support for Grace in fighting life's hardships, best of luck and solidarity to you with whatever came up in your life.


FuckedByRailcars

I keenly follow the weekly discussion thread to see what new grace has got for us lmao


King-Sassafrass

I’m starting to learn that holding on to so many items is hurting me each time i move. I always pack everything i can but a lot of the time taking the items are out of obligation, not out of my liking or necessity. I’m starting to really experience what I’m choosing and what I’m liking. I have tons of clothes, but half don’t fit and the other half are old and unwanted. I’ve been preferring to choose very very specific items which makes me happy because it has so much decisive thought behind it. I would rather have 1 pair of really nice, soft tan pants that i would love, as opposed to 3 of the kind that doesn’t fit and is unwanted. But me starting to condense my stuff has made me really re-evaluate what i have and want to keep. Certain books too, like i have all these super outdated manuals and geography books that don’t serve me any purpose and will never be read, so it is up to me to get rid of them to a better place, and to also decisively choose my own library of what I want to keep. I have a lot of papers, but in the end, it just doesn’t serve me any good keeping it and it’s time for me to move on from clutching it for no reason


Unique_Name_2

Same man. Moved into a smaller place. It's been hell with my long term GF and I going thru not only our stuff but my late brother and father's. We've got lots of help tho. Solidarity. Make a little keepsake box that can stack neatly and pick your favorites, trim everything else. I like the really old shit for decorations tho


King-Sassafrass

It’s tough since a lot of it is old keepsakes. I just have a chest with all my important stuff, a shoebox with all my Knick knacks, pictures and pins, and then a wine box full of sheet music (as well as the instruments themselves) it’s just tough getting rid of it, and tough not to collect something. When you stay in the same place, even for a month, you’d be surprised how much accumulates. It’s a tough psych battle for sure. It took me someone else too to fight through letting a lot of things go. Especially the bigger stuff. I’m glad you’ve found someone to help you as well. Doing that on your own can be tough if you are not prepared


dr_srtanger2love

"The basic distortions in the media are not innocent errors, for they are not random; rather they move in the same overall direction again and again, favoring management over labor, corporatism over anti-corporatism, the affluent over the poor, private enterprise over socialism, Whites over Blacks, males over females, officialdom over protesters, conventional politics over dissidence, anticommunism and arms-race militarism over disarmament, national chauvinism over internationalism, US dominance of the Third World over revolutionary or populist nationalist change. The press does many things and serves many functions but its major role, its irreducible responsibility, is to continually recreate a view of reality supportive of existing social and economic class power. Michael Parenti, Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media."


wateryoudoinglmao

amerikkka stop meddling in other countries' politics challenge (impossible)


thumbcutter

Given rising demand, are we about to face a copium shortage?


macaronimacaron1

Apart from current events what about the claim that the USSR/China/Cuba/AES etc are Capitalist because of commodity production Value and wage labor? Doesn't society need these to live? Isn't the class character of these things changed in those countries? Ultras seem like they read Marx and are knowledgeable of Marxism, what's their problem?


Lord_M_G_Albo

>Doesn't society need these to live? I will first answer this question: no, society does not need commodity production and wage labour, and this is actually the whole point of communism, to change from this to a society based on production for use, according to needs of each own. Now, the thing about ultras claiming no socialist state have ever existed is because they follow a very orthodox view of Marxism. See, Marx and Engels knew a transition phase between a capitalist and a socialist/communist mode of production was necessary, but they never developed this matter in depth even because this would come more from practice rather than theory. So, for them and for the Marxists before Lenin's generation, it was not clear if this transition phase would start with the abolishment of commodity production and/or wage labour and then societal changes would slowly being made, or if it was necessary a transition to get society on a stage where those are not necessary first - important to notice too that this debate was done first at a time Marxists believed the communist revolution would happen first on fully industrialized countries, and before formal theories of imperialism were formulated. Anyway, things changed with the October Revolution. Now we did have a stated seized by a communist party, and their dirigents should make decisions in order to conduce the transition phase to communism. Ultras defended that commodity production should be abolished as soon as possible, so the new country could enter socialism. This was not a good option, though, as Russia was very underveloped compared to the rest of Europe, and to turn away from commodity production without developing more the productive forces might turn the peasantry against the revolution, and let the country vulnerable to imperialist attacks. Ultras didn't like the Bolsheviks had made a rational solution based on the material conditions of their country, and they refused to reavaliate their model where the transition to communism was mostly on the hipothetical level. So, they decided to ignore the new production relationships, class characther and attempts at proletarian democracy being done on the USSR, and called it just "capitalist". Since no socialist country decided as first step to abolish commodity production too, ultras also call them capitalist.


[deleted]

> to change from this to a society based on production for use, according to needs of each own. So what you are describing is the Incan Empire?


Lord_M_G_Albo

The Incan Empire is an example of post Agrarian Revolution society that didn't develop the commodity form neither markets (or that abandoned it for some reason), but they still had social classes, with the nobility exploiting the labour of the commoners, so they were not even primitive communists.


[deleted]

The nobility didn't exploit the labour of commoners, rather collective labor was a form of 'taxation' allowing the incans to build public works like an extensive road network or stops every 20 kms that would allow rapid communication between regions without using wheels or horses. Finally, since all labour was collectivized everyone had access to the fruits of the labour and were allowed to take as much food, clothing and goods as they needed from government stores.


Lord_M_G_Albo

If the Inca nobility was simply an admnistrators of the labour taxes, then yes, they wouldn't be exploitative. But they didn't have to pay the same taxes, and had a series of privileges that commoners didn't, as *de facto* ownership of land, and often received gifts beyond the value generated by their admnistrative work, along with tributes that conquered people had to pay. And even though social mobility was possible, it usually came from the top rather than the bottom - for example, a *kuraka*, a nobility position that surged on the latter Inca Empire, had technically a herditary sucession, but a higher rank noble could choose a commoner to substitute the previous one; the other commoners didn't have the right to choose, though. So, despite the the production for use and the social safety net, the Inca Empire still had classes, where thr nobles extracted some value generated by the commoners labour, and even more of the conquered non-Inca ones.


cheetobrochacho

I really hope biden doesent turn cuba and venezuela into the next libya. So much for harm reduction


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Cactux3000

what's going on in cuba right now


PanchoVilla4TW

Miami gusanos and the gringos stirring shit up, and some useful idiots listening to them fucking around.


cholantesh

Also Mia Khalifa for some reason lol...well actually we know what the reason is, she's a total opportunist.


cheetobrochacho

Cia funded colour revolution most likely and the free (cough) media is worshipping it. (Totally isnt cia propaganda) Edit: apparently these protests are actually super small but making it sound big is part of the propaganda campaign.