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by Democratic Communist Federation
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:55 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Islamic Discussion Thread ٤: It's Always Sunni In Arabia
Replies: 4330
Views: 49947

Jolthig wrote:As for us Ahmadis, universal salvation and the temporary nature of hell is our doctrines


IMO, hell is, all things being equal, eternal. However, through prayers for forgiveness, the mediation of ʾal-ḥūriyyāt (الحُورِيَّات), etc., one can be redeemed to varying degrees.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Does anyone have a favorite left-wing poem? Mine is an anti-war poem by feminist and pacifist Yosano Akiko during the Russo-Japanese War. Mine is one I wrote, which is, I suppose, why I wrote it: O weary wayfarer! The Rubicon hath been crossed. Providence, the Beloved, gazeth askance on the dust. T...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

That's how insane our power is. We can up and decide no individuals of a particular variety will exist in the countryside of the middle east and get maybe a passing grade. (Though it does mean perpetual low-level war.) I agree. The U.S. would likely be responsible for most of the devastation. De-Is...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:21 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Secularism actually used to hold decent popularity in the Arab world. Islamism as an ideology large grew out of the vacuum created after most civic nationalist, Arab nationalist, secular liberal, and socialist ideologies were rather aggressively squashed by foreign powers who saw their opposition t...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:49 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Marxists have long since overrun academia though, that's a matter of historical fact and the consequences have been largely negative. Plenty of people blame the death of the post-war consensus and welfare state on the right wing, but it was the Marxists and the new left who guaranteed its demise by...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

It's supposed to be the "middle ground" between Anarchism (far libertarianism) and Totalitarianism (far authoritarianism). Realistically, that wouldn't be centrism though, so idk I agree with you. It is the juxtaposition of far left with centrism that I don't get. Now, with left centrism ...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:20 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Strong unions are a good thing for the working class FYI ;^) Unless you live in an open-shop (euphemized as "right-to-work") state, like I do. I belong to the largest Union in the U.S., (the higher-educational division of) the NEA , and we are still negotiating this year's contract (and w...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:26 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Torrocca wrote:Ain't no truth to right-wing thought 'cept that it's bullshit. ;)


Yes, it's an oxymoron.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:25 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

it's funny because the point of the social democrat label was so people could call themselves Marxists without getting arrested. Rosa Luxemburg worked hard to keep social democracy as a term for communism. (Partly, it was an aspect of her continuing battle with Eduard Bernstein.) Ultimately, she wa...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:40 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Valgora wrote:Er ist professor. Nicht professorin.
Er heißt Mark.


Mark (me) has been a professor of sociology at a Kansas college in suburban Kansas City for over 25 years.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:34 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Valgora wrote:I remember when Social Democrats were actual socialists who wanted to get rid of Capitalism.

Actually, I don't remember. I wasn't alive then.


Yeah, that was about 100 years ago.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

I'm not sure which fantasy world you're in, but down here center-left and center-right are real political stances. Social democrats support moderate change for the better, but don't seek to destroy the capitalist democracies they inhabit. How is that not centrist? Personally, I would call modern so...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:28 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Valgora wrote:This thread is not conductive to promoting moral well-being. But morals are just spooks anyways.


Moral well-being is achieved through the true freedom of communism.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:27 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Senator Huey Long wrote:I guess if you support a massive change in society, any smaller changes seem very small, if anything at all.


As a libertarian Marxist (a Luxemburgist), I am, by definition, a revolutionary.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:25 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Torrocca wrote:I don't have any intention of talking about the merits of right-wing thought, just as a heads-up.


There are no merits of right-wing thought.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:20 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Uh-huh. Being a centrist doesn't mean you're a filthy fence-sitter, it just means you don't tend towards the extremes of the left and the right. I know it's hard to understand, but sometimes solutions can be found without resorting to the extremes of socialism or fascism. I disagree. I think fence-...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Senator Huey Long wrote:It's tough being a centrist. The far-left hates you, the liberal left hates you, the serious right-wing hates you and the memetic right-wing is absolute cancer.


Tariq Ali also has some choice words for centrists in this book.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:08 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Torrocca wrote:I don't have any intention of talking about the merits of right-wing thought, just as a heads-up.


Evil can't withstand being ignored. Anyway, you are the OP of the thread, not me.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:02 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

United Muscovite Nations wrote:I, too, support getting rid of the right wing wreckers.


Yes. They have a right to post here. They don't have a right to be in a poll.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:01 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Torrocca wrote:I might run another poll in the next few days after this one in regards to right-wing politics since they're semi-relevant to leftist politics.


Why not just ignore them? Maybe they will go away? Perhaps not. Anyway, this is the left-wing discussion thread, not the right-wing discussion thread.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:56 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

The South Falls wrote:I'm not with them, but it's better than being fascist.


Well, fortunately right-wing positions were not included. As far as I am concerned, good riddance.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:51 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

I like the new poll. It is nice to see that a plurality of people selected Far-left, libertarian. Edit: Just counted and noticed that it is half.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Personally don't feel like there's much a difference there. Well, there is a difference to him. However, given that so many people interpret his signature to say that he is a national syndicalist, perhaps writing the signature in a different way would be helpful. Still, if he is willing to put up w...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Valgora wrote:Well... maybe people should pay attention to signatures.


Maybe, but that's the way perception works. As we speak and read, we make constant assumptions. It makes life more manageable and saves time.

That is why it is important to avoid as much ambiguity as possible in one's communications.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:38 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 1167
Views: 11623

Valgora wrote:It's not that misleading.
It says: British Nationalist and Syndicalist
It doesn't say: British Nationalist Syndicalist

The "and" has a reason for existing there.


Yes, but most people, including me, don't study signatures. They just look for key words.
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