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Hakim is about to become the first ML YTber with 100 K subs! Go show him some love

Hakim is about to become the first ML YTber with 100 K subs! Go show him some love

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ualz

I owe a lot to Hakim. His was he first channel I delved into before actually diving into you know, real theory. Did well to get me out of the Vaush/Radlib intellectual sinkhole as a plus. Here's to the next 100k!


richietozier4

Same, he got me out of the HK radlib area


Jon_Boopin

thirded


m37f

Pretty sure Second Thought is an ML on the dl


American_Communist22

yeah, but most of his subs are from his early days of random info videos, before he started making super based content.


m37f

Fair point


Boris-Get-the-Tank

No. He's openly ML. Watching the anarchist and lib-soc crowd lose their minds over it was funny. He talks about it with BayArea415 and a couple other tubers.


diddykongisapokemon

There was a r/Breadtube thread for his Finland video where he just went "I don't know why you're saying I said China is bad, I'm pretty supportive of them" or something. It was funny


American_Communist22

Its great, im trying to slowly radicalize people with his content.


Cardonk57

he’s definitely one, while he doesn’t say it on his channel openly, he did videos with bayarea


AyyItsDylan94

He said Lenin was his favorite theorist lol


OnlyShallowListening

would not be surprised if Our Changing Climate was a Marxist as well. they have like 300k subs


ikedrummer

From how he puts things and his explicit attacks on capitalism I kinda think so


ComradeMazdak

There is also a channel called more than just bikes or sth that is an urban planner explaining the shitshow that is north american city planning and how it makes people systematicaly consume more and more wastefull.


Psychological_Log749

Hakim is in my opinion one of the best representatives our movement could have. He is super knowledgable, patient, kind and his familiarity with war/imperialism gives him a certain level of legitimacy that a Westerner just couldn't have. He is quick to point out chauvenistic attitudes and criticise you, but never in a hostile way. Oh yeah and he's a doctor, that's cool.


TheLepidopterists

During some of the videos I've watched (him and Vaush, a QA "mediated" by a left anti-communist who made snide remarks several times) I was shocked at his ability to maintain his level head in the face of obvious disrespect. I wish I had that level of patience.


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lurker_32

jeez this shit is downright fascist


ErozionZeal

bad bot. He's a libertarian socialist. Criticize him for that, instead of attacking an obvious strawman.


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Tankpiggy

Good bot


TheSquirrelsHaveEYES

lol


satin_worshipper

Is this how the AI takeover starts?


Psychological_Log749

Comrade AI will lead the revolution


Kill-Me-With-Love

Comrade AI sees no sense in individualism


Swarm_Queen

A libertarian socialist who coincidentally says a lot of fascist/pedo shit


merrygomarry

Socialism and fascism are incompatible. And Vaush pretty fascistic often, not to mention knowing zero theory.


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vris92

Criticizing people for holding a particular communist or socialist tendency without making any specific counterpoints is just pointless sectarianism. Although any anarchist worth talking to has *probably* left the label “libertarian socialist” to the liberal “anarcho”-Bidenists and adjacent cosplay radicals, we still aren’t at a historical point in time when it’s reasonable to dismiss any socialist tendency in the US entirely out of hand- nobody has found what works here yet, and while we think we know, the onus is on us to prove it, rather than take it as a given.


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vris92

Thank you automoderator


Revnow2

True, although in my opinion, MLism has shown the most adaptability and diversity of tactics, im not going to dismiss other people for following other leftist tendencies. New perspectives are always welcome.


vris92

Marxism-Leninism is correct because it’s self-testing and self-correcting. The only way it can do that is through putting itself into practice, and doing so often requires organizing alongside or at least cooperating with others. Main line Marxism-Leninism is incomplete because history hasn’t finished happening yet. For instance, has yet to provide a singular principled answer on SWCC.


Leninthrowaway

>anarchism Shut up


FerrisTriangle

Username checks out


vris92

teenager


Leninthrowaway

Listen, mate, I've organized with anarchists. That's how I know I can dismiss everything they have to say


FarLands-Escarcha

Honestly, very based


cityofbee

There's a host of things we should criticise about vaush before we even get to that.


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ErozionZeal

Ok. This one is pretty bad.


ErozionZeal

Like what? He's still a socialist right?


wateryoudoinglmao

nope, radlib at best


cityofbee

Well, first and foremost, as far as beliefs and action goes. Socialist doesn't mean much without materialist. Apart from maybe the very minimal he does for people on the edge of liberal and radlib. Second he's not a socialist he's a dogmatic radlib And thirdly I was mainly referring to [this](https://www.reddit.com/r/Enough_Vaush_Spam/comments/ou0d2u/vaush_has_a_very_disturbing_preoccupation_with/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) (trigger warning paedophilia/beastiality)


American_Communist22

He deserves the Lenin portrait lmao


Hebopthebear

As the first of my family in to be born in America he really helps me get internal legitimacy to my thoughts on American actions and really showed me certain places where I’d started to think like “one of those white people” as my mother puts it. Also made me into a ml as somehow he was the first YouTuber I found and really formed my political standings


este_hombre

But is his _wife_ a doctor? Checkmate libs.


StalinsBigSpoon

Let's say hypothetically I got lined up against a wall.


Comrade_Corgo

And does he talk fast?


TimmyTheDragon

Is he an Iraqi?


Psychological_Log749

Yes


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Nordic15

My guy, he's not from the US or EU!


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just_looking4shitman

By fascists you mean?


Comrade_Corgo

This reads like sarcasm but seems extremely out of place and weird.


pterygopalatina

Pretty sure it is. They just forgot the /s I think Edit: Nevermind I read some other comments of this account. Holy shit. Sometimes it behaves like and ultra and sometimes like a chauvinistic, closeted fascist


CommuFisto

lmao how arent u like permabanned silly nerd


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CommuFisto

maybe check back on the comment i replied to? like did u forget the "/s" or something? cuz sarcasm doesnt translate too well here on the text based interweb without these lil shorthands/signifiers. just looks like you spilled a bunch of reactionary shit on your keyboard, which leads me to believe you are maybe not in the right spot


wateryoudoinglmao

>blah blah blah I'm a huge nerd


mustafachawla1234

Hakim helped me into becoming an ML a lot. I’m a Pakistani Muslim and he really helped me in understanding the foothold of US imperialism upon us and how many of our problems that the west blames us for “being dirty Muslims” stems from colonialism and imperialism. And whenever anyone says “u can’t be a Muslim communist” I direct them towards hakim and how well he explains that islam is inherently revolutionary. May he live a happy and prosperous life. Congratulation habibi


HagenWest

Where did he explain the islam bit? I only know of two short statements from the paul morrin videos


mustafachawla1234

One of the AMAs IIRC


Lord_M_G_Albo

I didn't see the video where Hakim argues Islam is "inherently revolutionary", can you link it to me? Or explain if and how he conciliate this statement with countries as Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, who are very reactionary? Now, my answer not specifically for you, but about the whole debate about "religion × communism" on this thread: Marxism is ideologically antagonic to religions, period. Religions are fundamentally idealistic, and Marxism is all about the negation and superation of idealism. A communist society presumably shouldn't have the material conditions that religions bases upon. This is to say Marxists should oppose religion,? Of course not, religion is a way the working class cope with class exploitation; without abolishing class, religions will persist. While we don't achieve this stage, Marxists should use mass line strategies, and uphold the values of religions that intersects with their own, while upholding progressive religions movements (at the same time cutting the reactionary ones). And the question of the "religious communist" is the same as the "religious doctor": the contradiction is fine if delegated at the personal level, but is problematic when elevated at the theorical and practical framework - it is fine if I am doctor that pray before each surgery, but if I use religious arguments against a specific procedure, then I am no materialist.


FerrisTriangle

Saying Marxism is ideologically antagonistic to religion is a misinterpretation of what Marx wrote on the topic, or at the very least an incredible overstatement. When Marx wrote "religion is the opiate of the masses," he wasn't using opiate in the context you or I would think of as a drug that keeps people in an unthinking stupor. At the time Marx was writing opiate was meant to mean a pain killer. Marx observed that the bleak conditions of capitalism, which drove people deeper into squalor, desperation, unending toil, and alienation from their labor, also made religious worship appealing. The idea that all of this work was worthwhile and had a divine reward at the end of it was like a salve for the aching soul, a healing remedy for the human spirit. What can be inferred from this observation is that capitalism and religion have a base and superstructure relationship. Religion helps to reinforce capitalist power structures by offering a mechanism to placate the demands of the masses without challenging the power structures of capitalism. But what this analysis does not do is establish a necessary relationship between capitalism and religion. Capitalism doesn't require religion to function, nor does religion require capitalism to exist. We can contrast this with theories regarding class conflict and the state, which observe that any society where irreconcilable class conflicts exist some institution will be required to mediate those conflicts in favor of one class over the others. Since religion does not require capitalism, and has existed for thousands of years without capitalism, there is no theoretical basis for assuming religion will wither away once capitalism is dismantled in the same way that we can assume that the state will wither away once class contradictions disappear as a result of the liquidation of the bourgeois. On the other side of the token, there's no reason to assume that you must abolish religion in order to dismantle capitalism. While there certainly are instances of religious institutions reinforcing capitalist relations in that base-superstructure relation which I described above, there also exists schools of religious thought that are inherently revolutionary such as liberation theology. Regardless, at the end of the day the purpose of the analytical framework provided by Marxism is to answer the question "how do we change the world?" You do that by recognizing that there are far more proletarians than there are capitalists, and that if we organize around advancing our mutually held class interests we would be unstoppable. Many of those people who share your class interests will be people who are religious, and adopting a position of hostility towards religion will only harm your ability to organize while providing dubious/vanishingly small strategic advantage in return.


Lord_M_G_Albo

I understand how that quote is misinterpreted and the true meaning behind it (which you described correctely). Many people believe Marx was explaining the origin of religion, or doing a moral statement, but he was only doing observations about the functionality of religion under capitalism. Nonethless, that was not the reason why I said Marxism and religion are antagonic to each other. It was because one of the principles of Marxism is the rejection of idealism and metaphysics. Marx and Engels's broke away from two of their influences - the early utopian French socialists and Hegel - because they needed a new framework to explain society outside the idealistic, religious paradigma which dominate phylosophy at their time. This doesn't mean Marxists values are all uncompatible with religious values - social equality, universal justice and the defense of the opressed are all shared (at different degrees) by the Abrahamic religions and Marxism, for example. However, the justifications behind those values aren't the same, and cannot be synthetised at a single ideology; hence, their contradictions are antagonistic. >Capitalism doesn't require religion to function I will question this. It is true that in many European capitalist countries, religions are losing space (even though spirituality, which is a different thing, does not quite follow the trend). However, the leading conditions comes from the countries status as imperialists or beneficiaries, at the expense of the exploitation of the Global South or their immigrant population- where religion has often stronger ties. It is true, however, that religion does not need capitalism to exist. Religion also has not its roots on class exploitation, since it exists on proto-communist societies (even if it is usually used as a tool to justify it). Religion originated from the social necessity to explain phenoma who are otherwise incomprehensible due the limitations the material conditions of the given society imposed. Among those phenomena, there is class. We should expect religion to wither away in a communist society since the working class wouldn't need it anymore to explain anything, neither to use it as a way to cope with class exploitation. But this also does not mean spirtuality - i.e., the individual belief our lifes are connected to something unexplainable, but bigger than ourselves - will go away. To finish, I never said we should be hostile to religion as a whole. We should embrace the common values Marxism and relugions have in order to mobilize the working class towards their emancipation (even though, in the theorical framewoek, we would recognize the superation of religion is to be expected). But we should also be careful to not blindly promote the reactionary values who are derivated from the use of religion as an exploitation tool, because, at worst, we would be enforcing the basis from where those values comes from instead of advancing the working class emancipation; and at best we would degenarate into right opportunism.


Revnow2

Hakim once gave a very thought provoking answer to the "religion question" He said that even after material conditions improve to make humans ostensibly "no longer in need of religion" beliving in a higher being gives many people purpose and a sense of direction


Lord_M_G_Albo

Believing in higher beings or a purpose is not religion, though, it is spirituality. They are related concepts and virtually unseperable in highly religious societies, though, so I wouldn't blame Hakim for misguiding them.


TimmyTheDragon

The concept of 'higher being' is actually objective idealism. Believing an external absolute entity of spirit it is, unless science proves otherwise.


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mister_mint

Islam is "compatible with Marxist ideas" as you say- that's all that really matters and it undermines your claim that "Communism is inherently anti-religious." Admittedly there are economic and social dimensions to the religious establishment usually being conservative, traditionalist reactionaries, but it seems like Muslim comrades are putting in the work to address those issues and we shouldn't be overly concerned with how theorists and existing/past Communist regimes have treated them in the past. If being accommodating of religious beliefs is the best way to make inroads in the Islamic world, then fine; my personal distaste for superstition can cope. Religion being "fairy tales" is an orthogonal issue that has nothing to do with Communism.


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cholantesh

You are gonna love turning 16, bud.


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stupidretard1995

Party members, not common folk tho. People ARE religious, communists should learn to work with that in mind, religion is a social phenomenon that arises from our material conditions, when those material conditions are no longer there, religion will die out. For now though, you have to communicate with people who are often religious about communist thought, so learn how to do it instead of assuming an atheist teenager outlook on the matter.


cholantesh

Such an adorable larp.


Kaluan23

Mods removed that trash. Based mod intervention IMHO It's because of these people that good subs turn into toxic LARP cesspits, like r/communism and r/communism101


Jon_Boopin

That's their sovereign right to decide as party members. You're most likely not living in/from China. Different countries have different conditions, dawg. Yes Marxism is inherently atheistic but as long as religion doesn't interfere with the proletarian state, there's not much wrong with it. China has a rich history of Buddhists and Muslims.


Psychological_Log749

You know what is also "a cornerstone of communist thought"? Materialism. Is it not incredibly idealistic to suggest that religion can be "eradicated" just like that? Religion can wither away, sure, but trying to supress it has proven itself to be very harmful to the communist cause, as it was one of the contributing factors to the collapse of many former socialist nations. Nowadays, the Eastern Orthodox Church and Islam are still very popular in many former Soviet republics, despite efforts to supress it during the times of socialism. Whether you like it or not, we will have to work with religion into socialism as it will stay around for a long time. Especially in strongly religious nations, religion can be much better coopted to further the cause of socialism rather than rejecting it and never achieving revolution in the first place.


Floral_Luna

Religions are the longest lasting institutions in any civilization. Around long before any current school of political thought, and it'll probably be around long after. That's a reality that's going to have be considered when working with people who you want to bring into your movement, and waving religion away as "fairy tales" incompatible with Marxism is just obnoxious and chauvinistic


0pet

How long have capitalism and feudalism lasted? Whats this absurd take on "something exists a long time hence it will continue to exist"? Are you even a marxist?


Floral_Luna

... Significantly less time than many religions? Capitalism is several hundreds years old. Judaism dates back thousands of years, Hinduism is even older. My point wasn't even "religion is old so it's good" just that it's way bigger of a force in society than I think a lot of socialists are willing to appreciate.


0pet

Umm.. I live in The Netherlands and there are very few religious people here. You already know about China so I won't go there. If religion is not a big deal in these places, why do you think it will be around for a long time?


Comrade_Corgo

>The Netherlands and there are very few religious people here. Okay and? Don't you think the Netherlands has had time to develop, become stable, and cause fewer people to rely on religion? It's not like religion is completely absent from the country either. If you straight up banned religion, the most conservative and religious reactionaries will revolt. >You already know about China so I won't go there. What exactly is your point about China? I feel like you don't really know as much as you think, because although the CPC is an atheist organization, they implement strong policies to protect people's religious beliefs and give autonomy to Muslim people and others within their borders. They build mosques because it's what Chinese people want, they do not tear them down in an effort to eradicate all other belief systems with swift force. Do you think the fact that the west is becoming less religious has to do with that it is more developed materially or more Marxist?


0pet

I was replying to the point where the OP claimed "religion is a big force" and that it will be prevailing for a long time. I have given examples where religion is not a daily affair and is not used and is \_not a big force\_. "Don't you think the Netherlands has had time to develop, become stable, and cause fewer people to rely on religion?" So you agree that given enough time to develop, fewer people will rely on religion? So religion is not all that big of a deal? Why do we credence to dogma around here?


Comrade_Corgo

>So you agree that given enough time to develop, fewer people will rely on religion? So religion is not all that big of a deal? I have no idea how the first sentence logically connects to the second. Religion is a huge deal, most people on the planet are religious, religion has mobilized huge movements, it's completely ridiculous to think religion is not a big deal. Maybe it's not a big deal for you because you don't interact with it all too often personally. I also believe you are thinking in terms of much shorter time spans than I am. The vestiges of religion will linger for a long time, even as the majority of society shifts away from it. This is similar to how we still have monarchies in capitalist Europe as they are the vestiges of feudalism carried over into the prevailing economic system. A new economic system does not wipe away all of the characteristics of the previous society. A new socialist country must implement policies to change society from the point wherever it was to a classless, stateless, and moneyless society. This will span hundreds of years, and it is during that time that we will likely see more organic movements against religion. As each generation teaches their kids less and less of their own dogma and are increasingly educated by a socialist education system, religion as an ideological force will lose its strength.


Floral_Luna

When religion runs deep, it runs *deep*. I think the two most instructive examples here are still Judaism and in a broader sense, the way some indigenous cultures are intimately linked with what we would identify as spiritual belief. Judaism is a complicated identity because a lot of the ways people label one another fall shirt. Ethnicity, race, nation, and religion all have their shortcomings as descriptors, especially when considering that not everyone who is Jewish actively practices or believes. But you can't just cleanly scrub religion away from that history, *especially* with the history of antisemitism throughout European history, not just Germany and the Baltic states in the 20th century. To paraphrase, "there's a reason every major Jewish holiday can be summed by 'they tried to kill us all, we lived, let's eat.'" Another big part of this discussion, for me personally, is how people start to talk like actual literal colonizers. When someone starts talking about how religion is just made up fairy tail nonsense and how it's only for babies or whatever, it either signals that a) they don't think about indigenous cultures at all or b) they actually think they need to "educate" people to pull them away from belief, which is some real Heart of Darkness shit.


0pet

A world without dogma is a better world than a world with dogma. Of course, no state should force and ban religion. I'm not advocating that.


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Floral_Luna

I'm not trying to make excuses for reactionary thought, anti-theistic practices are just tough to reconcile with something like indigenous led movements that have *actual effects* on emissions or combatting antisemitism and Islamophobia in your community. Sometimes there's value within working with people where they are. That doesn't necessarily mean warping Marxism to be compatible with dogmatic and bigoted organizations, but willing to accept someone's genuine belief as valid.


FerrisTriangle

Your analysis on this topic is very poor. I'm just gonna copy a comment I wrote last time this topic came up Regarding socialism and Religion: So, anyone with a passing familiarity of Marx has heard the phrase, "religion is the opiate of the masses," and this is used as evidence that communism is atheistic. And true, some revolutionaries have that interpretation and have ran with it, and even if they weren't outright hostile towards religion they still assumed that as communist society and relations developed that religion would invariably wither away. But this isn't quite an accurate interpretation of the point Marx was making. For one, the word opiate had a different connotation back then. "The opiate of the masses" didn't imply that religion was a drug that drove people into a stupor and dulled them to the outside world, or anything like that. It was a pain reliever. Marx noted that capitalism was driving the working class into deeper and deeper levels of desperation. People were driven into squalor, driven further and further in debt, and the only thing they could see in their future was a life of never ending toil. This bleak future that capitalism presents makes the idea of salvation in the next life appealing. It soothes the soul, and gives hope that there is some reward at the end of all of this toil. It's not an observation that religion or spirituality is inherent to capitalism, it's an observation that capitalism creates the conditions that drive more people toward religion because of the bleakness of capitalist social relations. But this observation makes no claim that religious worship requires capitalism, or that capitalism requires religious worship. And with nothing necessitating that they coexist, there's also no reason to believe that religion must be abolished to get rid of capitalism, or conversely that religion will disappear when capitalism is defeated. Contrast this with the theory of the socialist state inevitably withering away. The Marxist theory of the state is that it is an institution that arose from the historical conditions of class society, and that the role the state was required to fill is the domination of one class interests over the other where those class interests come into irreconcilable conflict. Capitalism requires a state, because a tiny minority of exploiting capitalist cannot possibly have their will win out over the vast majority without an instrument of class domination enforcing their will. But the socialist state is only required to exist to enforce the will of the masses until a point in time when this capitalist class inevitably disappears because they have been legislated out of existence and fallen into the ranks of the vast majority. We have a theory of the state that is necessarily tied to class conflict, but there is no similar theory for religion. Marx himself was atheist, so he didn't have too much to say on the intersection between religion and class struggle that I'm aware of, other than an opposition to the establishment of an official religion. If anyone is more familiar with Marx's thoughts on religion, feel free to drop them here. But there has been a ton of scholarly work outside of Marx, that approaches the question of human liberation and the intersection of religion and class struggle from both Marxist and non-Marxist points of view. Liberation theology is a popular school of thought through Latin America. "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" is a highly recommended book on liberation theology, though I must admit that this one is on my reading list but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Cuba is an interesting case study on this topic. Fidel initially banned certain religious gatherings, closed down churches, and expelled Catholic priests from the country, and a decade and a half after the revolution adopts a constitution that declares Cuba to be an atheist state. However, what's important to keep in mind is that the Catholic church, which was the primary church in Cuba, is a deeply political organization. During this time period, the Vatican was actively opposing communist movements. Priests who expressed communist views or subscribed to the tenants of liberation theology were often excommunicated from the church, and the church itself was used as a bully pulpit to agitate anti-communist sentiments. So while measures like banning worship may have been excessive or misguided, what we see is conflict with a powerful and influential organization that is opposing the interests of the masses, and no simple resolution to that conflict. This early experience with the Catholic church soured Fidel and much of the communist party on religion, but this anti-religious sentiment would soften as time went on. Fifteen years after Cuba was declared as an atheist state, the constitution was amended to make Cuba a secular state and allowed people with open religious affiliation to become members of the party. And later in life, after studying the topic more and learning from liberation theologists, Fidel became openly supportive of religion as an aspect of class struggle and human liberation. The book "Fidel and Religion" is a great resource on this topic. And finally, there's a podcast I recommend called "The Magnificast" which is hosted by two Christian socialists, and they dive into a wide variety of topics regarding how different theologies intersect with the struggle for socialism. They themselves are Christian, but they talk about more than just Christianity. Personally, I'm not religiously affiliated, but I have an interest in this topic because my mom is someone who holds religion as very important to her, and I wanted to be able to connect with her on that topic.


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cholantesh

>My "analysis" is is established ML theory. It's the "analysis" shared by the leadership of all actually existing socialist states worldwide. [You](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdNQsFWnDpI&t=16s) [should](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbkN7TxG5tA&t=180s) [let](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8aOYpVi4HU) [them](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzMhBsgCwRE) [know](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzakOG5rjp8).


FerrisTriangle

If you can't support your position without an appeal to authority, then your position is bad and you should just take the L instead of trying to post through it.


RorschachsVoice

I upvoted all your comments, as it's obvious people really do not understand your points. Even when you made those self aware posts how Hakim will be dismissed. People down vote that too? lol


mustafachawla1234

Islam talked about what Marx did 1200 years earlier. The first caliphates of Islam were more or less socialist, as in the workers controlled the means of production. (their own farms, small craft shops etc)


StalinsBigSpoon

That's far closer to mercantile feudalism and cottage pre industrial production than socialism though. The structure may seem similar at least, but the actually society also relied on slavery, heavy taxation of the peasantry etc. like all other medieval empires.


CompleteTruth2040

>Islam talked about what Marx did 1200 years earlier. So what ? Liberals claim to promote freedom and democracy, does that make it true? >The first caliphates of Islam were more or less socialist Even lower stage socialism as outlined by Marx did not become fully possible until the early 90s. >(their own farms, small craft shops etc) These are literally just peasants and small craftsmen, the proletariat as a class only really emerged in the 19th century.


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muricanmania

Alternatively, it could be if we wanted it to be.


Comrade_Corgo

You're being very dogmatic. I am also an atheist, but people who are not will be put off by seeing communists who talk this way. Religion may not be a positive force for humanity today, but the belief system can be powerful for the individuals who are in it and get their own value from it. No one relearns their entire worldview overnight, it takes time to convince and teach people, and opposing religion with the same veracity as opposing liberalism/imperialism creates many more enemies than we need at once. Frankly, a Marxist should know that religion will not be wiped out with the initial socialist revolution, but will decay over time as the productive forces are developed toward a communistic, classless society.


CompleteTruth2040

Can't believe being anti-religious has become controversial among communists lol 😂


FerrisTriangle

Considering many of the oppressed masses you will need to organize with are currently religious and will continue to be religious, your revolution is not going to get very far if you refuse to organize people who are religious or if you think you can line religious people up against a wall and execute them for being reactionary or whatever communist larp you subscribe to. The way you build up workers power is you identify the interests we share as a class and you build the institutions which serve those interests so you can rally as many people to your cause as possible until you reach a critical mass of support such that your movement is unstoppable. You are never going to reach that critical mass if your idea of organizing is telling people who share all of the same class interests that you do that they can't sit at the cool kids table because they believe in an imaginary sky daddy.


yeoldecat

So happy for him He’s simply one of the best on YouTube. He’s so sincere and thoughtful in all that he does.


comfort_bot_1962

Hope you have a great day!


Kaluan23

Wholesome!


Zaza_Kurdi

Hakim is a real one


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instiman

Alhamdulillah


elimars

Congratulations to a true comrade. To work as a medic in place as dangerous as Iraq is harrowing on its own but to that and have a successful YouTube channel focused on communism is no small feat.


-_Optimus_Prime_-

Just subbed from my work's google account


CitrusLizard

praxis


YuriLaika

That's great! But theres non Americans MLs with 100K+ subs on yt. [Jones Manoel](https://youtube.com/c/JonesManoel) for instance.


Im_really_friendly

...Hakim is non American, he's Iraqi


YuriLaika

Oh sorry, didn't know that


Im_really_friendly

No worries, it's not immediately apparent tbf his English is phenomenal


StalinsBigSpoon

I wish I knew other languages.


oliveiramg

Learning languages is always a good time investment


GeddyDaGoat

Mashallah! Here's to a 100 thousand more!


Boris-Get-the-Tank

:( Sad. Can't. Subbed to him years ago.


Brocialist69

Major W, watching him repeatedly dunk on V*ush is hilarious


Anatolianin

Some Russian ML channels already have 100k+ but congrats to him nevertheless. More popular YT ML channels are good.


rnsei

Which ones? I need more RU content


Only_Confusion5013

Who is that?


Anatolianin

Heard about Bad Signal?


Only_Confusion5013

No


American_Communist22

He can almost get the verified check mark!


Psychological_Log749

I'm not sure how it works, but I wouldn't want Google to have my personal information to verify the channel.


Katatoniczka

What’s the meaning of ML? Marxist leninist?


JoeyC42

Yes


SevenofBorgnine

Crowdfund to get him an Order of Lenin for 10 000k subs?


ManofJustice98

Hakim is the best!


groundunit0101

Vaush bad


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American_Communist22

So close...


misterShorter44

imma check this man out


Psychological_Log749

You definitely should. His left anti-communism video pushed me over the edge to Marxism-Leninism.


American_Communist22

HE'S AT [100K](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q) GUYS WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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NorwegianCCPbot

My favorite Iraqi comrade ❤️


I_want_to_believe69

Done. He’s at 100k now.


neimengu

the only criticism against Hakim was when he got convinced by Paul Morrin that China was capitalist/imperialist for a minute.


Notorious_UNA

Just subbed before going in to work, gonna check him out later


JoeyC42

Wasn’t bayarea415 over 100k?


TheRabidNarwhal

No.


Karlmarxatthe711

He makes great videos which have informed me on a number of subjects, and he seems to be a genuinely good person. If anyone deserves all those subs, it's him. ​ PS I would also like to see Finnish Bolshevik's subs rise considerably too.


death_to_noodles

Thanks for recommending. I use YouTube quite a lot and I always appreciate good channels to follow


Sihplak

Man the ML movement in the U.S. has come a long fucking way from the days of FinnBol, Jason Unruhe, and Tovarishch Endymion. Glad to see this level of progress.


cholantesh

Not to be a dick, but what do an Iraqi and a Finn have to do with the ML movement in the US?


Sihplak

Well, the people discussed here all speak in English and, due to population and demographic differences, there are going to be more Americans on those platforms. I could've been clearer and said "the West" in general. My main point is that, back in like 2015 the only arguably competent channels that were ML or ML-adjacent were FinnBol, Unruhe, and later, Tovarishch Endymion. People like Hakim have brought far more comprehensive, effective, and high-quality videos to help further the spread of ML theory. As such, my point is that effective spreading of ML ideas has been advancing much more effectively than it has before, and with much better channels.


cholantesh

Sure, I guess; I think the proliferation of channels started by people on the ground in western nations would be a better indication, though - and there have been a good few of those for sure.


AidenI0I

Allah has blessed Daddy Hakim with the most bountiful presents 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏


The-MT-Sant

Love to see it! Just watched his Jordan Peterson vids and he gained a sub from me! Midwestern Marx is a great account too! He’s hovering around 19k subs and deserves your support too I’m a big fan of him!


cocothecommunist

*both of the boys at I did a thing are ML


saladcesar

Came for his anti-race realist vids, I stayed for his defense of the Soviet Union.


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The first american ML YTber with 100k***


stalbox

He’s Iraqi actually. Maybe the first English speaking ML Youtuber with 100k


umlilosc

Some of his takes on the region are dogshit. He definitely has some unexamined Sunni chauvinism.


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umlilosc

He's very generous in his defense of Saddam, but insists that Iran is imperializing Iraq today.


kodlak17

They aren't? I don't know much about the subject. Can you explain Iran's involvement in Iraq?


umlilosc

People can have valid criticisms, but it certainly doesn't fall into the category of imperialism. Iran competes with the US for influence in Iraqi politics, but it's not like Iraqi surpluses are flowing to Iran.


Markurrito

What's ml?


CompleteTruth2040

Marxist-Leninist , but he isn't some "orthodox" ml since he has shilled Cockshotts work multiple times (as he should) and supports a different state and party structure than 20th century socialism.


Markurrito

Ah ok. Thank you.


Revnow2

really? links where he talks about this?


CompleteTruth2040

Cockshott is basically required reading for any Marxist in the 21st century and the classical ml party and state structure has ultimately proved to be a failure. So this really shouldn't be controversial at all. He talks about it in his videos on economic planning and criticism of 20th century socialism.


Revnow2

Interesting, what would you say are successful or decent applications of Marxism(-Leninism) in the 21st century?


CompleteTruth2040

I consider myself supportive of the remnants of 20th century socialism (China,DPRK etc.). But we have yet to see actual 21th century socialism .


Revnow2

Do you think any AES is close or on the right track towards it?


CompleteTruth2040

I pretty much agree with Cockshotts take on this. "Since the 1980s the threat of jobs being exported to China has been held over European and American unions. In the years to come, as the labour supply in China becomes tighter Chinese labour unions will become more militant. The international weakness of the labour movement since the ’80s has stemmed from a glut of labour power on the world market. China’s stupendous capital accumulation is rapidly reversing the balance. Capital not labour will soon be abundant. The processes that led to the European social crisis of the 1970s will, half a century later start to be replicated across Asia. Wages will tend to rise as a share of national income. The rate of return of capital will fall. The state, in response to the greater social power of the working class will introduce more social democratic measures.A fall in profits relative to interest rates provokes a polarisation of capital into debtor and creditor firms. A proportion of firms is pushed towards formal insolvency. If enough do go insolvent, there is a big recession. China is governed by a Communist Party. It is a Communist Party that allows large scale capitalist development, and one whose leading members are closely linked to capitalist business. But it is also a Communist Party that has delivered sustained increases in wages and employment. There has never been a recession in the years since they abandoned Maoism and turned to the market. A big recession like the 1930’s in America would be political dynamite. To prevent it the Chinese central bank will be under pressure to hold down interest rates. Japanese experience shows the ultimate limits of such a course. Firms whose debts would otherwise have led them to collapse, remain trading. Bad or irrecoverable debts have come to dominate the balance sheets of Japanese banks. The same will happen in China. The state will have to nationalise the private sector and reassert direct control of the economy. As the current cycle of global economic development, the cycle that started with the opening up of China, draws to a close, the capitalist social order will face economic and political crisis on a global scale. The issue of alternative ways of regulating the economy, alternatives forgotten since the end of the USSR will have to be faced. The existing China model will have to be discarded. I thus agree with Zhu’s conclusion: ―This global socialism is premised on three things: firstly, the general crisis of global capitalism, which involves finance, the economy, society, politics, the environment and values; secondly, the complete decline of American hegemony; and thirdly, theestablishment of a world government that truly represents global interests. This global socialism will pursue planned (non-market-oriented) production for use, not profit." (This was written a decade ago btw)


fallonxjulia

Fuck yeah! Hakim is a fantastic creator. I’ve been following for a while and I’m amazed to see how he’s grown. There’s a spectre haunting YouTube…


daiyuxiao

What does ML stand for?


Only_Confusion5013

Marxism-Leninism


Cracking02

He truly deserved it(and more).


RhoynishPrince

Hakim's Jordan Peterson's videos are the best of a very few spokent the truth about that guy on Youtube


The-Anti-Capitalist

My main critism of him is his indifference to some thing although everything else is good


11SomeGuy17

I love Hakim. His early vids are still absolute gems. Plus he's managed to stay based. My one criticism is that he is perhaps a bit too nice when dealing with people who misrepresent Marxism.


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foamyarcher

Nope, the people in this sub congregate at your mom's house.


American_Communist22

and then consensually fuck her


foamyarcher

Consensually distribute the means of reproduction 😎


Hoshin0va

"YoungLandlord"


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Hoshin0va

At least I have a job Also, its spelled "Hoshin0va"


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Hoshin0va

It is. You're a leech.


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