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Morocco won against Belgium today and it turned the mayonaise people really bad lmao. The Moroccans here went out blasting their car horns which was funny. But the whites had to be racist again.

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Dongistan subreddit managed to get into a fight with CommunismMemes and ShitLiberalsSay lmao

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Our neighborhood party went well. It was good to see the comradery and the massive amount of food we made.

The next three days our comrades of the railroads are going on a general strike ✊🏼 best of luck to them.

I hate Reddit

What’s the most socialist non-socialist country?

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Luxemburg would go far if standard of living is what you think of

How do you define “socialist” here? If it includes countries that aren’t necessarily Marxist (e.g. Venezuela), I can’t think of any

I think the genzedong matrix server is having a lil hiccup. Pls upvote so it heals 🙏

it be
I have contacted our topmost server expert

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I should make an email or an XMPP so our bond is never broken 💔

Follow me on Twitter @CIA and add me on Discord #gaysex420 [joke, don’t bother #gaysex420 I don’t know them]

Is Open Source idealistic?

In general? I would say “no”

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The New Atlas’ video on Malaysia is such a shitshow. I don’t know if I have the energy nor time to dissect and discuss some of the things they mention.

But I really do hate zero-effort comparisons with different countries, like how the fuck is Ukraine or the US similar to Malaysia. They aren’t fully wrong per se but it’s genuinely grating.

But I’ll say this, the West had full control of Malaysia since independence, there is no ‘independence’ in this country. Just look at the education and background of many of the Malaysian PMs, usually American or British educated and/or from past feudalistic and aristocratic families that co-operated with British rule.

Independence was never a thing in this country. Our communist revolution failed and well… the rest is history.

I’d like to add that, the doesn’t mean the bourgeosie/establishment here is pro-West or something. Rather, they are more self-interested and ‘pragmatic’ in that regard but neither are friend of the people.

This one? I’ve skipped the recent videos with Angelo Giuliani because of his rants about trans people and “globalists”, but I’d be interested in a better analysis from a Malaysian perspective if you end up writing one

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Yes that’s the one. I’ll definitely let you know if I get round to it!

Also, I have heard about The New Atlas but only watched this one specific video - and I have to ask, is Berletic always this patronising?

I never thought of him as patronizing; he does come across as confident, but in his solo videos, he always presents evidence to support his claims (mainly by showing contradictions between different bourgeois media sources). Apparently the confidence is unjustified in this case, though

“As for the charge that our urban policy has deviated to the Right, this seems to be the case, as we have undertaken to provide for the capitalists and pay them a fixed rate of interest for a period of seven years. What is to be done after the seven years? That is to be decided accord- ing to the circumstances prevailing then. It is better to leave the matter open, that is, to go on giving them a certain amount in fixed interest. At this small cost we are buying over this class. [. . .] By buying over this class, we have deprived them of their political capital and kept their mouths shut. [. . .] Thus political capital will not be in their hands but in ours. We must deprive them of every bit of their political capital and continue to do so until not one jot is left to them. Therefore, neither can our urban policy be said to have deviated to the Right” -deng xiaoping (siiike its actually mao zedong ahaha maoists get trolled)

The Philippines have fallen.

Fuck Marcos lmao

our postal service is so bad that a letter from fr*nce was delievered in 4 days, and yet im waiting an order from inside the country for 1 month and a half :/

DankZedong
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I’m frustrated by our postal service a lot but then I remember that postal people are always at our protests, actions, whatever and they are massive comrades. So I cut them some slack these days.

the postal workers are mostly based, unfortunately our (and by our i mean all the postal services in europe) postal service got half-privatized as a result of a fucking EU diktat, sad european hours

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Dutch postal services got privatized as well and shit got wild. Our former state owned postal service expanded into Belgium but over here they get raided every month because they keep fucking up labor laws lmao. The Belgian CEO was arrested even. It’s a shit show.

whhhsshsh lmaooo that shits wild, our postal service became a bank, an insurance company and a loan shark, and now does all of this stuff terribly while raising postal rates every year

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Currently cooking 8 litres of soup for the neighborhood party my action group organised tomorrow. We are handig out free food for everyone stopping by. We’ve got music and games as well. Going to be fun.

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Noooo, you redfash tankie, that’s not real community action, you’re supposed to dump out trash all over the curb and spraypaint “Anarchism Now” on buildings!

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I’m gonna find a comically large painting to throw my 8 litres of soup against.

In other news, I have just found out how difficult it can be to cook 8 litres of something. My kitchen looks like a battlefield. At least some people will not go to bed hungry tomorrow. I’m gonna shove spoons full of soup down their throats.

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That’s how tankies roll.

But seriously, that’s really good and necessary work you and your group are doing. Respect.

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<3

what kind of soup do it be?

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Tomato-sweet pointed pepper (it’s really funny that it’s called that lmao) with balsamic vinegar, provincial herbs and red pepper powder

Average PFLP Enjoyer
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this humbling is going to be incredible hopefully they get battered so Iran go through ahead of the US

singlehandedly beat the Nazis

Even England, motherfucking England did more to beat Hitler lmfao

Average PFLP Enjoyer
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also don’t think a single person in the UK cares about 1776

How’s everyone’s week been so far ?

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I’m having some mental struggles that I can’t seem to get out of. I’ve also been sick and felt really out of control regarding some things. The first half was pretty shit but I’ve managed to retake some control of my feelings and stuff since yesterday evening. So a bit meh, bit good.

Also, I used to live a huge rock and roll life for years which I left behind a good while ago. For some reason, things are pulling me back in slowly again. It’s something I have to be aware of otherwise I’m useless pretty quickly.

Sorry to hear that.

My was semi okay. It started off pretty bad, after a horrible weekend. At least it got a bit better, when I was given the task to make a podcast about something USA related for history class and I chose to make one about the McCarthy era. Since no one in my class wanted to do that with me, it’ll just be me talking about it for 30 mins.

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Podcast assignments are weird lol. I have one as well, where I need to interview an LGBTQ+ person on their journey. It has to be someone I don’t know. Should be fun.

Maybe you can find a comrade on here you can talk with.

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