The only good billionaire is a dead one
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What about Batma- no he likes cops. Shit.
Too quick, I don't like it
This is all good to read and it's fantastic that they're falling apart, but I'm fucking dying over the fact that a big factor is that some guy fucked another guy's mother in law lmao
Antifa objectively works. Claiming it doesn't highlights a worldview predicated on reactionary propaganda.
Apparently as part of the infighting, membership records were destroyed, making it extremely difficult for them to rebuild.
So Antifa has generally done its job there. That is good. Past that though we all know antifa isn't a long term movement but purely a reaction to facists tendencies gaining steam. From here people need to start looking at (hopefully they already have been) community building and start a foundation for anarchist actions, ideas, and affinities. While I am happy that the alt-right has miss-stepped and begun to tumble, prisons are still filled with a slave workforce and imperialism is still killing thousands around the globe.
Pigs killed my good friend.
Oakland PD gunned down a dear friend of mine a few days ago. RIP Josh Pawlik. Sorry, just had to vent.
Sorry for your loss.
Thanks you. I think that they are trying to frame it as suicide by cop. That’s too hard for me to believe.
Fuck the police. I am sorry for what happened to him, and you.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
I believe you more than the cops they’re always spinning the story to justify killing. “He’s reaching for my gun” is a common line they use.
Now put your hand over your heart and pledge your eternal allegiance and your life to the world's biggest police state. Pledge to violent cops. Pledge to corruption. Pledge to slavery. Pledge to endless wars and profiteering. Pledge that you will give your life to defend these things.
Welcome to the dystopia that they have normalized
the war on drugs and other anti-minority campaigns are methods for bringing more black and brown bodies into the prison-industrial complex too
If I wasn't already Anarchist you would have converted me with that Well put
Totally unrelated, but the liberal calls to 1.) disarm people and 2.) cops in every school just reminds me of the .
keep it up comrade. Police are a true blight on humanity.
on an unrelated note: My primary school classroom had that same carpet. as soon as i saw it i had a huge wave of nostalgia.
Well done, glad you're holding it down out there.
The kids are learning a lesson in recuperation and false allies today, an important one for budding revolutionaries. I hope they continue to push beyond what those who hold authority over them are comfortable with
I get the feeling that Stephen Hawking's political beliefs will be swept away just as Einstein's and so many others were.
How can so many anti-capitalist scientists and artists be whitewashed so easily?
Not to mention Appalachian coal miners, woody Guthrie (this land is your land) and hellen keller.
How can so many anti-capitalist scientists and artists be whitewashed so easily?
He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.
Constructing the popular perception of the past is a process taken on by the "institutions for the indoctrination of the young," to use chomsky's phrase in his standard line on the Trilateral Commission.
Basically the masters of humanity decided they wanted to control the American people by selecting and reframing events in history to construct a narrative favorable to nanny state capitalism. Zinn, Stone and Loewen each have really excellent accounts of the stuff that got and gets omitted so that people would be content with furbies and Fergi while worker productivity outpaced wage growth.
I guess the trouble was that we didn't have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist."
Steinbeck said this in Esquire in 1960 and I don't think this was an accident. Imo the American culture that grew out of the closing and settling of the Wild West, Gold Rush, and Manifest Destiny among others was ripe for exploitation by the capitalist class. The optimism of the American Dream has mutated into an American Unreality. In which, the poor are unwilling or able to perceive their station as being systemic in origin. To many poor Kool Aid Muricans, as the MAGA and prosperity gospel thing shows, poverty is a temporary state which can be escaped by being virtuous and hard working.
The white washing is not so much a process but a product of a culture which values individuality and prosperity over collectivity and justice. The anticapitalism of even prominent historical figures with modern relevance (as mentioned above) is invisible to people in that culture. The idea that they would hold ideals contrary to ours is so impossible it doesnt even get considered.
How could a persob like Helen Keller who struggled personally and individually against adversity have been a socialist? She couldnt have and we are skeptical of any claim to the contrary.
The thing is that even til the 40s labor organizinf WAS part of the status quo (and still is since UAW and the teamsters help prop up dems). For instance, in the last state of the union of his life FDR called for a worker bill of rights that would be ambitious even by occupy wall street standards. And thats the real problem. Socialism isnt radical. Marx is a very natural progression, imo, of the development of western political thought going back literally to Aristotle.
He havent been "socialized" so much as painstakingly brainwashed for generations to forget and fundamentally misunderstand the past.
Even among leftists i suspect the degree to which the left was eradicated by Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush 1 and 2, and Obama is one of those things thats invisible because its so incompatible with what we are told every single day.
Also you are welcome. Thank you for asking a thought provoking question! And maybe even reading my answer :)
Nobody romantices ""communism"" in this sub, people have a genuine understanding of communism in this sub. If we romanticized it, we would be romanticizing USSR and China. Not the case.
Spencer later clarified to Mic that he didn’t have any scheduled appearances lined up, so there were “no definite date[s]” to cancel.
The jokes pretty much write themselves nowadays
While the headline sounds celebratory, this is simply a dog-whistle to their base to go underground and instigate more white terrorism, like the far-right has always done when they realize they cant form a mass movement.
The bombing of the homes of black people is just the beginning. Unless we prepare ourselves.
I know people who all they've ever done is play leftist and talk shit online pretending like the war is won. Motherfucker, first off you aint done shit and second this is just beginning, so save the congratulations for later.
counterpoint: the US government
lets be real: only 8-10 people were showing up to his stupid fuck events.
In california our biggest prison labor is fire fighters. They fight for pennies a day at a skill they cannot be hired at after release (firefighters don't hire with criminal records here). No one seems to have a problem that we send people in chains to fight fires to preserve the rich's private property. When discussing prison release programs the state even cites cheap labor as a reason not to release individuals.
Imagine a world without capitalism & how very different everything would ultimately be? 😔
...these chaina you speak of... Surely they are figurative and not literal.... Right??
I mean as tickling as it is to hear this skidmark on the underwear of humanity say that sentence, keep in mind this is probably less of a "come to jesus" moment and more of a provocation. This is a cheap reverse-psychology move to get his followers thinking that they need to up their game.
It's a way to prod people into action without having to actually put yourself at legal risk by actually saying anything.
"they will do anything in terms of violence, nastyness..."
litteraly supports running over people with cars and genocide
Yeah, it's hard to tell whether he's admitting defeat or playing the victim card here. Right-wing honks love posturing as the beleaguered heroes, I'm pretty sure the Nazis played the oppressed opposition all the way to the Gleichschaltung.
Anyone got a mirror? Don't feel like giving his ass a view