Before I welcome you all to this weeks Discusstion post I would like to mention that as many of you know, the Former prisident of the Peoples Republic of China, our Comrade Jiang Zemin passed away on November 30th of leukemia. I would like to wish, on behalf of the mod team of GenZedong, and I hope on behalf of the community that we wish our Comrade, Jiang Zemin to rest in peace, his memory shall not be forgotten.
With that out of the way, now I would like to welcome everybody agian! Make yourself at home. Sit down in that chair over there, all I ask is that you use a coaster as I just refinished all the tables. In the time-honoured tradition of our group, here is our weekly discussion thread!
We have our own Matrix homeserver at https://genzedong.org; you can make an account with any Matrix client (e.g. Element). We also have a GenZedong Matrix room (see the sidebar for more information), if you just need more communism talk there is the general Lemmygrad Matrix room at #internationale:genzedong.org. Join our Discord if you are so inclined
Short reading list for new MLs here. To find theory (and other books), you can use z-lib, libgen, or Sci-Hub (for scientific articles). If an article is unavailable, try the Wayback Machine.
This is a Dengist community in favor of Bashar al-Assad with no information that can lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton, our fellow liberal and queen. This community is not ironic. We are Marxists-Leninists.
If you haven’t already found it, this GitHub page is an excellent collection of sources about socialism, imperialism, and other relevant topics, made by @dessalines and others.
We have a Matrix homeserver and a private Matrix room. See this thread for more information.
should i make a twitter account? why yes? why no?
Normally, I would say no (it’s acancerous shithole where the max post length is 150 characters, thus making citing sources impossible; also they have “promoted tweets” where rich people pay them to spread your tweet by the algorithm) but recently Twitter somehow seems to have become less cancerous somehow, more people on there are realizing that the MSM is lying to them (just look at the comments under this tweet). Also, making people see the light is particularly important now as the imperial core increasingly descends into a revolutionary situation. TLDR; yes, but only if you’re willing to invest time into it (PS at least Twitter is better than Reddit because people actually interact with different people instead of cloistering in echochambers)
I’m currently trying to fill the empty niche of communist propaganda in the Italian language, so I’ll try
Also to whom it may concern, our site in Vietnamese has a slight flaw: The button for posting (a comment or a post) is incorrectly translated into Bài đăng which is ‘post’ as a noun, the correct word would have been ‘Đăng bài’ (post) or ‘Đăng bình luận’ (post comment) or simply ‘Gửi’ (send).
The Moroccans over here are now honking and lighting fireworks non stop. Shit is crazy.
Dude in my dormitory I thought they fucking rioted
And I wasn’t even there, heard the thing from a video the bois recorded but still
So I just opened my Reddit recap… it’s quite funny how I’ve literally only browsed GZD and SLS ever since the start of the year and the recap thing didn’t even acknowledge those subs, like as though our leftist subs weren’t a legit subreddit
Somethings wrong I reckon
My recap was just empty. It still somehow claimed I was in 1% top users.
Same for me. I browsed and contributed mainly in socialist subs, but my top subs were somehow soccer and some vegetarian thing where I never do something. Very strange.
I’m considering getting a mullet but I also drank an entire bottle of Chilean wine just now
Rolling Loud took over Woo Hah, one of the biggest Dutch/European hip hop festivals last year. This year they changed the entire setup for next year, changing it from a festival in the woods with a 3 day camping to a 2 day event in the middle of Rotterdam. They destroyed the entire chill hippy camping vibe that was absolutely golden about the festival to turn it into a 2 day commercial event and everyone is pissed about it.
Is there anything Americans can’t ruin?
There’s word of various digital systems in Russia experiencing issues - banks, airports, etc. There’s no word of an attack yet, but shit sounds suspicious
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I’m actually starting to like the cold in my house in a therapeutic way. Like, it doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. And I figured out that if you keep going after the initial shock of stepping into a cold room (naked after a shower for example) you eventually will be able to regulate your reaction and to go on as if nothing is happening. Today I stood in my bathroom of 10 degrees C with the windows open, and after one minute of shivering like a madman I went on like usual for another 20 minutes.
It also makes me reflect on how insanely privileged I am to be able to turn my house into a tropical island with the turn of a button. I’m going to drastically change my way of consuming damaging sources of energy as I can manage just fine without them.
This doesn’t mean that I want everyone to do this though. It’s rough for a lot of people in my country and they need to be able to live a comfortable life, like everyone else around the world.
Is there a map community? (🗺)
I think so https://lemmygrad.ml/c/maps
Liberals and their shallow interpretation of politics are gonna kill us all.
I honestly spent an hour explaining dialectical materialism and the effects and significance of finance capital exports on international geopolitics to a lib and then they just said “well my high school taught me about supply and demand, which means that if France dominates Africa economically it’s because they asked for it” and then I had to explain that this was actually rooted in the fact that France kinda invaded Africa a couple hundred years ago and forced this on them and the lib just said “we westerners have values and wouldn’t do that” like bro wtf
I like to remind myself that if Liberals were making the big descisions, we’d have been in a nuclear war with Russia, China AND Iran in March of this year.
Even before that. 2014 maybe. Possibly earlier.
Extremely frightening with the ones that think about nuclear war the same way Trump described trade wars lol.
In reality, Russia and China would win a nuclear war. By “win”, I mean that we’d probably lose most of our population, but not nearly as badly as the West. The Americans’ most advanced ICBM, the Minuteman III, was designed in the 1970s and runs of FLOPPY DISCS. Against Chinese and Russian air defences, they’ll get shot down and most of the damage will probably be from the collateral damage of those things falling into the ocean. As for Western ADs, they can’t even shoot down Houthi drones. TLDR those folks aren’t just bloodthirsty, they are genuinely delusional
Work n stuff. You?
Best of luck!
Huh, the post about the birthday made me realize mine was like last week
Lol I don’t think I remembered
Happy Birthday to Comrade Catradora
Well, happy belated birthday!
thank you, red!