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Update from Gainesville: Victory for anti-fascism

Update from Gainesville: Victory for anti-fascism

Today in Gainesville Florida we outnumbered the fascist at least 100 to 1. Many of our comrades were able to get inside the venue where Richard Spencer was speaking, and shouted him down through the duration of his speech.

A fascist was punched, but otherwise it was peaceful.

This is an alt account, and I'll be retiring it now.

It does, but it's self-defence. Fascists are spreading an ideology that will lead to our deaths, so, we are able to defend ourselves against such a goal.

A fascist was punched, but otherwise it was peaceful.

That doesn't really count as violence does it?

My alma mater and former ACR comrades doing me proud!

Spencer claimed to be a "dissident intellectual" when he pulled this shit.

Australian Senate randomly condemns socialist meeting on Russian Revolution

Australian Senate randomly condemns socialist meeting on Russian Revolution

Nobody ever died under capitalism. That's why unemployment is so high, because nobody has died.

Cory Bernadi is a fucking wanker. He usually harasses schoolchildren and poverty stricken migrants, so people dead for several decades are just about defenseless enough for him to vent his ire towards

Clearly it makes sense to attribute all the deaths from the Civil War the Bolsheviks didn't start, the foreign invasion the Bolsheviks were subjected to, and the collapsing semi-feudal economy they inherited, to the Bolsheviks.

Cory Bernadi is a racist dinosaur whose entire political mission is to seek attention by doing shit like this.

Workers involved in union activities say Tesla is illegally intimidating them

Workers involved in union activities say Tesla is illegally intimidating them
Workers involved in union activities say Tesla is illegally intimidating them

install a rollercoaster and yogurt machine

What. The actual. Fuck.

Does this morally decrepit manchild actually think that people demanding better working conditions mean they want a rollercoaster in their workplace?

Nonsense, our good lord Elon can do no wrong. /s

To me it just sounds more like that corporate trend of making pleasurable working places so you can then make people working long hours more palatable. Hip software companies love creating work environments with pool tables, free soda and comfortable sofas while subjecting their workforce to 14-16h workdays.

I mean, roller coasters and yogurt machines would be cool too, but that's besides the point.

Unionise!

Are we in a dystopia yet?

Are we in a dystopia yet?

"When I complained about blood-sucking capitalists I meant it literally."

Paying blood for knowledge? Paying life points for card draw? Capitalism literally black magic?

man, what the fuck, you can get paid for this? here I am, donating blood for the good of humanity like a fucking chump

Wait a minute now, I have it under good authority that it's the communists that are coming to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids...

Steve Prator, a sheriff in Louisiana, wants modern day slavery

Steve Prator, a sheriff in Louisiana, wants modern day slavery
Steve Prator, a sheriff in Louisiana, wants modern day slavery

Wants to keep modern day slavery.

Business is good when you don't have to treat employees as human.

I love how he calls them (you know, people) "ones". It's easier to enslave people once you've dehumanized them. What a piece of shit.

What in the actual fuck.

Sometimes hyperbole in post titles undercuts the video. I was really hoping that was the case here.

But nope, he just said on record he wants to keep prisoners who would otherwise be released in prison to pick up trash and do other terrible jobs.

This dovetails nicely with Louisiana's nightmare public defender crisis. Their courts are so backed up that some people are being detained for over a year before even meeting with their attorney for an arraignment.

That means people are spending a year in a state facility before even being convicted. And if you can't afford bail, they can just hold you indefinitely. For charges that wouldn't even merit a year's sentence upon conviction.

The southern states in the USA are such a drag. But Louisiana is a special brand of awful even in the midst of places like Alabama and Mississippi.

Boston Antifa, a fake antifa twitter account, forgets to turn off location sharing on a post. Posted from Vladivostok.

Boston Antifa, a fake antifa twitter account, forgets to turn off location sharing on a post. Posted from Vladivostok.

They also roleplay as being Muslim on twitter

Conservative ideology is so threatened that they need straw men (created by professional shitposters in a right-leaning quasi-dictatorship) to justify their beliefs

This doesn't even make sense as a fake point of criticism. Are people supposed to be mad that women enjoy football?

The strategy is to use as many triggering buzzwords as possible to piss off the other side, breed discord in the society and thus weaken the country. It is written down pretty clearly in the book "Foundations of Geopolitics" by russian ultra-nationalist Aleksandr Dugin. It seems to work frightfully well.

Example, taken from the wikipedia article:

Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke "Afro-American racists". Russia should "introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics."

People say Star Trek is a positive outlook on the future and what the human race can achieve, But fail to realize that what it is depicting is Communism.

People say Star Trek is a positive outlook on the future and what the human race can achieve, But fail to realize that what it is depicting is Communism.

I believe it's Space Communism. The writers couldn't figure out what they wanted to do so sometimes they use money and sometimes they don't. It's most confusing on DS9 where it's never explained how Starfleet officers get their hands on latinum so they can gamble or buy things.

If you want to see a good DS9 episode about poverty there's a two parter called "Past Tense". Sisko and friends are sent back in time, he and Dr. Bashir end up in a Sanctuary District in San Francisco where the homeless and unemployed are forced to live. They just happen to arrive a few days before the Bell Riots, the most violent civil disturbance in US history which results in thousands of deaths after the national guard busts in to end the riot.

Avery Brooks (he played Sisko) said the best episode is "Far Beyond The Stars". Sisko has a vision that he's Benny Russel, a magazine science fiction writer in the 50's. He writes a story about a space station with a black captain, but it's rejected because it's not believable a black man could be a space station captain.

Am trekkie, am commie. Trek is 100% FALGSC.

They only (mostly?) use money when it's with another culture. They do often talk about rations though. Transporter rations, holodeck reservations, replicator rations. They seem to have an energy budget, at least while the ship is under way.

Shhhh.... don't scare the Trekkers away!

The Left | ContraPoints

The Left | ContraPoints

This is really good, has a lot of points we should take to heart.

I don't always agree with Contra but goddamn their videos are great.

Edit: Fuck yeah, "social justice, drugs, and rock n' roll" is my kinda shit.

Troll account. I can smell it a mile away.

Becoming cooler than cool sounds nice, but the left has been the movement of angry hotheads for as long as the political left-right divide exists and I don't think that's going to change any time soon. Come to think of it, in the past that was part of the appeal, the anger against the established system, and the populist right is even nowadays using that tactic to their advantage.

What I would like to touch upon is the suggestion, that we should drop the hammer and sickle, denounce the past socialist regimes and that will help us to gain popularity. I would be more than happy to do that, if that meant massive increase in support for socialist ideas among the general population, because in the end transformation of society is what matters, not if we're gonna build monuments to historical figures along the way. But I am skeptical that it would help. You could get away with it if you discuss for example just environmental or gender issues, but as soon as you touch upon economical changes, the red alarm sounds in the heads of your audience and you are met with the question we are all too familiar with. "But isn't that socialism and didn't that fail everywhere it has been tried?" Our opponents on the opposite end of the political spectrum don't carry that burden, because fascist economic ideas are capitalist ideas and those aren't taboo in our society.

So how do you respond? In my opinion, saying that real socialism hasn't been tried anywhere or that it worked but only in a very localized place for a very short period of time, isn't doing you any favors. In my mind that immensely discredits your argument, because in the end what ever you are going to be proposing as an alternative to the current system is going to more resemble the socialist experiments of the past more than anything we have today, so you have to be prepared to address those issues, saying "I had nothing to do with that" isn't going to work.

The "alt-right" are trying to rebrand, again. And this time, it's as "anticoms" that intend to do that tiki march thing again, armed and "peaceful", this time in Charlottesville this December.

The "alt-right" are trying to rebrand, again. And this time, it's as "anticoms" that intend to do that tiki march thing again, armed and "peaceful", this time in Charlottesville this December.
The "alt-right" are trying to rebrand, again. And this time, it's as "anticoms" that intend to do...

For the vast majority of my adult life I've advocated peaceful and democratic means of reform to achieve revolution. I've criticized participants in violent protest as being immature and counter-productive. Recently, I'm becoming dramatically aware that democratic reform to a capitalist state seems impossible.

I don't want to engage these nutters carrying guns and body-armour in civil discourse about the merits and flaws of nationalism and the economic exploitation capitalism acts against those compelled to sell their labour. I want them dead.\

I'm not writing this response as advocacy of violence or revolution by any means. I'm really just venting about the way in which psuedo-liberalism has castrated our ability to respond to monsters in an appropriate manner,They aren't confused. They aren't the misled consequence of deteriorating economic prospects and insecurity. They're nazis. They are ethno-nationalists using the pretext of free-speech as a device to spread ideas anathema to actual freedom.

Che Guevara's line on this was the correct one, one that I believe was echoed by Robert Taber in The War of the Flea, probably the greatest book on guerrilla warfare: violent struggle is only morally and strategically viable only after all routes for peaceful reform have been exhausted, and have been perceived to have been exhausted by the people.

That last part hints at something very important a lot of my revolutionary comrades forget - the people need to actually want your revolution.

It's always about rebranding every time there's a setback. They learned it from the corporate boots they constantly lick.

Trump to end several Obama-era limits on drone strikes: report

Trump to end several Obama-era limits on drone strikes: report
Trump to end several Obama-era limits on drone strikes: report

TIL that Obama had limits on drone strikes.

If there was anymore proof that people needed that Trump's entire goal is to just undo every positive thing that Obama did and ramp up the more godawful things, here it is.

Dude wants to out drone Obama. Obama, king of drones, prince of absentee murder.

The irony is he is just making Obama look even better globally.

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