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Cake day: Nov 20, 2021


Moral reasoning has nothing to do with Marxist theory. But many Marxists use moral arguments in their propaganda in the hope that liberals will be taught dialectics once they sympathise with our cause. But these days, these classes are rarely done. Mostly because you can’t monitor their learning progress online.

Today, there are many liberals online masquerading as MLs who use moral arguments to reach the same conclusions as MLs. Therefore, as soon as the subject of analysis becomes a little more complicated (such as the Russian-Ukrainian conflict), they start blabbing nonsense.

edit: paraphrased for clarity

The west is crumbling from the weight of its contradictions. It’s been a long time since they have known fear. They didn’t fear leftist ideas before because they wouldn’t really change anything because the western proletariat didn’t exist. At that time, there was only a labour aristocracy that benefited from the neoliberal policies that kept the world on its knees. Now that the world is rising from its knees, the birth of the western proletariat will follow. What we are seeing now is the attempt of the bourgeoisie to strangle it before it leaves the womb.

We cannot hide from the reality comrade, our theories predict that fascist rhetoric will get stronger, more pervasive and well concealed as capitalist contradictions deepen. In the final struggle, we will bury these fascists in the grave capitalism is digging now.

Turning off federation would have the added benefit of stopping the crazies from coming on here

After reading this conversation, I had the similar thought. Instead of wasting effort resolving federation-related issues, it would be far better to concentrate on enhancing other parts of the Lemmy software and community if federation doesn’t actually offer much value to the majority of users.

Does federation add any value to your lemmy browsing experience?
ie. Will you really miss anything if your home instance stopped federating? Question mainly targeted at the less tech-savvy users of the largest instances Edit: I know federation is important for smaller instances and other fedi apps, but my question was directed at lemmy.ml and lemmygrad.ml users. Sorry if I wasn't clear about that the first time.

Men’s rights is a fundamentally reactionary movement found solely to counter the revolutionary movement of feminism. It’s just like ‘All lives matter’. Let’s change some words in your question to expose it’s absurdity

'Not the right wing All lives matter, Some kind of left version that would fundamentally be a BLM movement but with different branding. Different branding would be necessary to absorb a bunch of white people into it.

“We now have machines that can mindlessly generate words, but we haven’t learned how to stop imagining a mind behind them,” said Emily M. Bender, a linguistics professor at the University of Washington. The terminology used with large language models, like “learning” or even “neural nets,” creates a false analogy to the human brain, she said.

Modlog in ‘lemmur’ android app. The website hides it to prevent targeted harrasment of mods.

The mod who banned them is a reddit mod who wasn’t actively moderating this sub until recently. I think they reacted to the landlord comment in isolation without checking their post history. Should unban them asap imo.

There are alot of things we do as species that is consensual capitalism isn’t one of them.

You can call your job whatever you want. But unlike prostitution it’s not literal rape. What makes your job exploitative is not the working conditions or the size of the company, it’s the necessity to sell your labor to get your means of subsistence. You had no choice but to keep working because you would starve and freeze to death if you didn’t. That’s why I quoted the literal definition of rape. Prostitution is literally rape.

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent.

You have no problem understanding the lack of agency of the worker in their workplace. you just don’t want to call it rape because it makes you uncomfortable.

There is nothing consensual about having to sell your body to make a living