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Cake day: Apr 12, 2022


The web should be broken into nooks of a thousand gardens. The superficial web should be entirely smashed. The majority of the web should be crazy, personally hosted websites off of someones personal computer. There should be no more cloud, no more server farms. We should land an artillery shell into the middle of google’s, facebook’s, etc, warehouse and see what happens.

It’s a sin to speak that name in vain

Steam and emulators work great but somethings are more complicated. As far as games your confined inside the steam environment unless you’re willing to do extra work.

What do you think? You think with all the meth in the US we’d be the most revolutionary society.

It’s just going to rot your brain, no matter how great it makes you feel. You’re going to spend all night tinkering, busily spinning in circles and getting nowhere. By the end of it you’ll be jerking your head, looking for phantoms. That’ll be the end of it for you one way or the other.

It’s all fun and games until the grass is staring at you.

“I, as most people, assumed the banks weren’t interested in playing stupid games after 2008”

I don’t remember that being the common consensus.

I think it will come back. They have a memory of the Soviet Union. They have the largest communist party inside of capitalist nation. They’ve already nationalized, centralized their core economy, though privatized government-bourgeois relations still exist. Primarily they’re tying themselves to China. Capitalism insures itself with NATO terror. If Russia started massacring communists, China wouldn’t be backing those massacres up. They’re in a position were capital is forced to capitulate to socialism.

Socialism is guaranteed simply by not having an external terror campaign.

Who exhibits their leader as a frightened child? I remember this when it was in the news

It’s insane Linux is still at 2%. There are distributions that are more user friendly than Windows. They come with preinstalled tools that meet user needs you didn’t even know existed. Linux, as it stands today, is better than Windows in every category, not even considering all of the reasons to not use Windows. So why is Windows still dominating the PC space? Maybe because this shift in layman-utility is only a few years old, you often have to go out of your way --requiring the knowledge of how to install an OS – to use Linux, pre-builds mask the cost of Windows and remove the choice, and a general bias against the unfamiliar.

That laugh has to be the most contagious laugh

I’ve yet to meet a MAGA boy who supported the war in Ukraine.

Alright. Greenwald’s a crazy liberal.
guy wants to remove federal insurance for YOUR money. He straight said he wants to abolish the department of education; and then what?, give it the titans of capital. You'll have have Lookheed-Martin and BP running the schools, but that will teach them. Worst of everything is his open threats of war against Mexico. I've never been more against a war than a war with Mexico. The Mexican-American War was the most hated war in United States History. Lincoln denounced it. Thoreau wrote "Civil Disobedience" in regard to that war. There was the highest rate of mutiny ever recorded in the US military. The US cannot be allowed to do this, and if it does it will not survive as a Hegemone. How do you think all the Mexicans in the United States, as civilian and as members of the military, are going to respond? The government has lost it's fucking mind. Just because the people of the United States couldn't give a shit about a war in Europe doesn't mean they won't go berserk over a war on their border against a nation a lot of us have extreme affection and solidarity toward. Greenwald not only brings this lunatic on, but says he likes some of his points. Which one? Which fucking lunatic point did Greenwald find appealing? I gave him a lot of credit because of Snowden, but this is leagues beyond the pale. This is utterly abhorant.

But I spent a thousand times more for it. Are you telling me it isn’t a thousand times better?

if xi were to die tomorrow we’d have no idea who would replace him

Wouldn’t paying attention to China in a journalistic and academic mode be more effective to understanding China at much lower price than implementing a network of treasonous spies? It would certainly be less bellicose and more diplomatic.

US intelligence doesn’t seek to understand. It’s a corrupting agent. They don’t want to know who’s replacing Xi; they want to decide who’s replacing Xi.

No, I didn’t think you were. I was just offering the counter-point to your original comment.

What ever happened to the lawsuit about companies using copyrighted works without permission to feed their AI?

It’s legal to create derivative work. If the medium of creating that derivative was an AI you’d assume the AI work wouldn’t inherit the copyrights of the original. As long as it isn’t considered plagiarism, my derivative work wouldn’t be owned by the original. Weird Al isn’t breaking patent rights. His work is copyrighted. Weird Ai would follow the same except its work couldn’t be copyrighted.

The secret is that everybody is already a fascist, they know they are if by another name. The US is already full fascist and everybody who does not denounce their government unequivocally is a fascist. I mean no hyperbole. They literally all know. Nobody doesn’t know. I could name the cops the prisons the wars, the concentration camps.

Who broke the OPCW scandal and spoke before the UN? Does anyone remember?
Who exposed the Uyghur genocide for what it was and, without missing a beat, exposed the credulous source of that propaganda? Who exposed the ins and outs of the Russian Conspiracy while everyone bought the into it or shut up out of fear of reprisal? Whoever these people are who've been around fighting the same tired fight, even while doing it alone, for longer than most of you have been "socialist": I think I'd follow them and whatever movement they were joining before I followed some nameless nothing who hasn't earned an ounce of reputation who was denouncing them. Some of you don't know who Chris Hedges is, and that's a shame. I've been following him for about my entire adult life. He was the first person to accurately declare the end of empire, well before anyone that it was possible. He was the first person to accurately define American Fascism. He's a master theologian, a war corespondent (when that meant something), a decorated professor, and a prisoners advocate, in ways that exceed anybody else in the country. His presence at an anti-war rally would give that movement unimpeachable credibility. Even Jimmy who's done more by exposing the liberals for what they are and attempting to force a vote for medicare for all has done more for the American Left than anybody has anything to say against him, excusing whatever child idiots he sometimes lets talk beside him. And some nobody nothing without an ounce of reputation is going to try to throw mud. That person isn't anything but an arrogant fool. Just have a little bit of history and a little bit of memory. It will go a long way. Not everybody who has something to say is worth listening to. Nobody is credible who hasn't earned their credibility. Learning who to listen to and who to ignore will save you a world of confusion.

Your username is a command-line binary. I wanted to answer with the response, but it would just be whoami which wouldn’t make sense, though would create a looping response if you echoed the output into the input.

This is about the Grayzone and Dore. You can’t go directly after them for this so you throw as much mud as you can.

You have to be defensive in the face of undue aggression. You don’t like some of the people, so what? I’m not against two movements, except some people are saying its lead by a CIA front. If you have any more insults you want to hurl to chill the only viable anti-war movement we’ve seen in over a decade I’m all ears.

I haven’t heard of ANSWER before. History is everything. Links to the CIA is a red-line. Maybe some people believe we should forgive and forget, but I’d call them the latest generations of fools.

Yep. People who want to treat socialism like an isolated clique are good for nothing. If you won’t organize with someone until they agree with your 24 point program then you aren’t organizing on a mass-line and will never build any momentum. The only red-brown alliance that has ever been is already in power: There’s plenty of people here more eager to do their bidding than organize a popular front. Ultra’s be damned.

Jackson Hinkle tied his cart to a popular bandwagon, so what?

Who gives a fuck what the trotskyites say? Seems like more of the same from them. Them saying it’s not a legitimate movement is all the more reason to believe it is.

I’ve always had a lot of respect for the greyzone and love to hear them. People forget how lonely the field was even 5 years ago. Jimmy Dore is far from a socialist but he’s got it right 7 out of 10 times. He’s covering a lot things better than most, a majority of which isn’t covered at all; even if some of the topics are things nobody wants to hear anything about. He’s been at the front of important issues like the democratic split and a force the vote movement, where he stood alone. I’m happy to hear them speak, at the end of the day, like it or not, they’re going to be the front of any credible organized left.

Chris Hedges too. One of the best authors and war corespondents of our time. There isn’t a single book he’s published that I haven’t read. Not a single person on this site is more worthy to be at the front of an organized left than Chris Hedges. Anyone who would speak against anything he’s associated with isn’t worth the time of day.

You should support general anti-war movements and quit with the holier than thou divisiveness. If you’re movement can’t stand on its own two feet without spiting another then it’s of low regard.

But wait, there’s more. It didn’t immediately occur to me that I had clicked on a reddit link and was reading something that was said in full seriousness. I was about halfway through the top post before I realized the guy wasn’t spooffing.

I have a hard time deciding whether the first or last comment is more revealing.

It’s pretty moderate. Look what happened to Baghdad and Iraq’s infrastructure in the Gulf War when Sadam refused to fuck off. Putin getting pushed out of Ukraine with a crippled military but intact country is more than the Russians deserve and they’re only going to be lucky enough to get that because of the leverage of nuclear weapons. If fusing atoms wasn’t a thing you could do anymore the USAF would have been dropping ordnance on red square 6 months ago.

Where do I start? First they just openly admit what they did in Iraq. Second, they read the top comment and conclude that it is a moderate response as per Iraq. But last, they think the only thing preventing the US from winning this war is the threat of nuclear escalation. The US can’t win a conventional war with Russia. It never could. The whole reason for the cold war was because the US knew it couldn’t win a conventional war against the USSR or an economic war against them if they were allowed to integrate with Europe.

Americans are capable of supporting so much and cheering on such destruction out of an over-estimation of their own military and economic abilities. Even now. Even after the total embarrassment of Ukraine, which followed immediately after the failure in Afghanistan, they still think that the US military is the strongest military in the world. There’s always some excuse to keep believing the bullshit.

I’m sorry but the US needs to learn a lesson and I hope it get’s the opportunity it can’t stop looking for.

Capital talks about train crashes.
Capital chapter 10 section3 Branches of English Industry without legal to exploitation >So far, we have dealt with Ireland. On the other side of the channel, in Scotland, the agricultural labourer, the ploughman, protests against his 13-14 hours’ work in the most inclement climate, with 4 hours’ additional work on Sunday (in this land of Sabbatarians!), [54] whilst, at the same time, three railway men are standing before a London coroner’s jury — a guard, an engine-driver, a signalman. A tremendous railway accident has hurried hundreds of passengers into another world. The negligence of the employee is the cause of the misfortune. They declare with one voice before the jury that ten or twelve years before, their labour only lasted eight hours a-day. During the last five or six years it had been screwed up to 14, 18, and 20 hours, and under a specially severe pressure of holiday-makers, at times of excursion trains, it often lasted for 40 or 50 hours without a break. They were ordinary men, not Cyclops. At a certain point their labour-power failed. Torpor seized them. Their brain ceased to think, their eyes to see. The thoroughly “respectable” British jurymen answered by a verdict that sent them to the next assizes on a charge of manslaughter, and, in a gentle “rider” to their verdict, expressed the pious hope that the capitalistic magnates of the railways would, in future, be more extravagant in the purchase of a sufficient quantity of labour-power, and more “abstemious,” more “self-denying,” more “thrifty,” in the draining of paid labour-power. [55]

First thing I thought about was the railroad strikes. The workers warned that they were stretched to the brink but they were told to resume working by the state. Who thought there would be no consequences or that was the last we’d be hearing of it?

I wonder if they’ll ever just come out with it and end this idiotic game. If they did it right I’m sure most of the West would go along with them, happy to finally be able to wear their true colors on their sleeve

They’re really fixated on the snow and “yummy” pigeons. The cops would probably beat you if you snared a pigeon to eat.

China already has chip manufacturing capabilities especially if you include Taiwan. The US can’t even get its trains and airports to work properly. As much as I’d love a stronger industrial base, it’s not going to happen without a major overhaul.

I think this is essential reading for everyone who considers themselves Marxist Leninst. For those who don't understand the division between socialism and liberalism this is possibly the greatest explanatory work. For everyone regardless of thought, this is a conversation between two of the most well known intellectuals of their time discussing a paramount subject which most people find perplexing. I don't know much about the party hosting the article, as I have no taste for blood pudding nor hard tact. The introduction they provide is decent enough. I hope you'll take the time to read this short interview.

Money: imaginary vs labor theory of value. - reddit reply usually amounts to speaking to the void, but lets have a real discussion here and continue the thread. This is a core principle of Marxism.
Money isn't a made up concept. It's a stand in commodity, a universal exchange commodity. It represents the exchange value of socially useful labor. Money is fetishized and treated like a think in itself. You're not buying made up things with it. You "buy" money with labor and purchase the products of other people's labor. You can print all the money you want but it doesn't expand the sum of national useful social labor. If the money newly printed remains in circulation it will simply water down the exchange value represented per unit. You can print money but you can't print tangible commodities; you can't print bread, oil, houses, electricity. Your premise is a lazy cope out. Social constructs are mutually agreed upon, but without a material basis then there would be no purpose: no material consequence. The belief that money is imaginary harms the working people directly responsible for the creation of social value, while benefiting the wealthiest members of society whose business is the extraction of social value from the working people. It totally alienates the worker from their role. They believe that they are being paid by the capitalist in imaginary figures something that belongs to the capitalist. In reality the value represented by the money they are paid as well of the money they weren't paid was born from them, by their labor.

From Fox? This video showed up on my feed. First time I heard of it. I'm impressed with the Chairman who's speaking. I hope you'll find value in it if you haven't seen it before.

Old news from January 28th given greater significance in light of US-Russia affairs
Chinese Ambassador grilled on US fabrications. The NPR interviewer brings up Taiwan, asking the ambassador if he supports Taiwan right to choose their government. The Ambassador answers no without caveat. He brings up the US is selling arms to Taiwan and even went so far as to put US soldiers on Taiwan soil. He warns in no uncertain terms that the US is playing a dangerous game that will end in war. On another note. NPR is top tier propaganda. They literally tell their listeners that they're better than everyone else because they listen to NPR, and the people listening to it are sold on it. They're saying all the same lies but they're doing it in such a cock-sure way to an audience that hinges their identity on being the kind of person who listens to NPR. I kind of wish there was more push back, but you can tell the ambassador is measuring every syllable in a second language. He said everything that needed to be said. It's not his job to do theater. Calling the alleged genocide the "the biggest lie of the century" should get the point across. It's not his fault the audience is block-headed.

Besides the "this is a true story" remark the guy is obviously lying here. I don't know how these people get away with it. He changes his story on the fly. The moment the host asks him; "What did you do?", he answers, "What could I do?". Then the host says; "well they aren't armed. You could have ran.", and he changes his story mid-sentence; "Well actually I ran." Which is it, "Well what could I do?" or "I ran away"? It's so transparent. Everyone's a shameless liar. They're not even good at it. This is why people think the DPRK is full of children eating rats who are eating corpses. How many people listening to this actually recognized the obvious? --Youtube, Kung Fu Comedy (Andy Curtain) | Can't Get Right with Kurt Metzger, April 26, 2022. Time Stamp: 27:25

Just got fired
I didn't want to step from the ladder onto a 2.5 story metal roof during a hail storm. How should I feel? I don't know. I spent a little over half a year working for this company. Been punctual, put forward effort, one of the strongest people on the crew, put in 12 hour days when required. It doesn't matter. One hot tempered owners son who pisses the day away in his over priced pickup has the final say. The coworkers who didn't want to do it themselves but did it anyway are more angry at me for refusing to do it than they are at the bosses son for making them do it. I'll be alright. I'll find another job that will pay the same. It doesn't matter tomorrow. I've got money enough to cover next months bills, but what can be said. I guess the only answer is to drink and move on

I need communist propaganda in meme format I can text to my coworkers like their obnoxious grandma.
I'm looking for meaningful and convincing Images I can text to people who are not communist and do not understand the various subcultures in the slightest. Good distillations of communism. Thanks to all.