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by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:12 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Cappuccina wrote:Modern capitalism is basically mixed economy-lite.


Yep.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:11 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Not really. Modern capitalism doesn't have major industries in public ownership... The fact that the U.S., for instance, has a Social Security system is an example of a mixed economy. Major industries in public ownership is not a requirement for a mixed economy. These days, all economies are mixed ...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:09 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Western Vale Confederacy wrote:It certainly isn't laissez-faire capitalism though, and that variant of capitalism is goddamn awful.


It began as Keynesian capitalism (after the Great Depression). These days, the mixed economy, or modern capitalism, is a mix of different perspectives.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:36 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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The New California Republic wrote:I would amend that. Only extreme mixed economy socialism can work.
Further amended.


IMO, modern capitalism and a mixed economy are identical.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:35 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Hammer Britannia wrote:People think extreme socialism can work in this thread


I would amend that. Only extreme socialism can work.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:34 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Autarkheia wrote:Ideally, libertarian socialism; realistically, some kind of market socialism within a liberal democracy.


Not if the capitalist world-system literally demolishes itself.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:32 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Pasong Tirad wrote:We can't really compromise with people who think certain kinds of people are less-than-human.


Yes, like I could never compromise with Donald Trump and his Trumpeteers.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:27 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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I like Lenin's thoughts on compromise. You compromise to stay true to your principles . It sounds counter-intuitive, but I think he means that you sometimes compromise when it allows you to stay relevant and active to secure a communist revolution and proletarian takeover. Although I am not a Marxi...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:38 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Adaptability and compromise is also quite a plus in politics. Adaptability, yes. Compromise? I suppose it would depend on the compromise. For instance, I could not allow capitalism to compromise my communism (as with the social democrats). On the other hand, compromising with one's comrades is desi...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:35 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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West Leas Oros 2 wrote:Hard to say, lately I've been wondering where exactly I stand...


There is nothing wrong with uncertainty. It is better than rigidity.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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The New California Republic wrote:Mixed-economy Socialism, like Alec Nove's "feasible Socialism".


He's written some interesting articles for New Left Review.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:27 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Okay, to get things going in this thread again, which form of Leftism is the best?
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 6696
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You mean the court's jurisprudence, or...? My point is that the courts have the authority to interpret the U.S. Constitution. Over the years, courts have disagreed on many issues, including treason. Even the Supreme Court has changed its views on the subject. If you are going to accuse me of advoca...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:45 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Mardla wrote:Not Yankees.


I am talking about the court system.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:40 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Benuty wrote:Only savages drink full alcohol outside of religious services or competitions prove me wrong.


I drink no alcohol whatsoever. Does that make me a saint? Hardly.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:20 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Mardla wrote:The Constitution's definition.


Which people have been debating for more than two centuries.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:18 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Mardla wrote:I didn't say you committed treason, I said you advocated it.


How can I advocate something you have not defined? I have no idea of what you are talking about.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:55 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Mardla wrote:Of course, you are an advocate of treason and need people for your army. You consider a curb in immigration to be a threat to this.


Define treason (technically). Then provide a justification for why I would fit the definition.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 6696
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Western Vale Confederacy wrote:Us vs. them, because horseshoe theory.


Horseshoe theory is nonsense, since it ignores left- and right-libertarians.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:53 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Mardla wrote:I know what dialectic is, but class struggle is definitely us vs them.


The point of class struggle is to eliminate social classes, not to perpetuate them.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:23 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Mardla wrote:However the biggest threat today is unchecked immigration, so it seems silly to start some sort of crackdown on white nationalists.


IMO, one of the major threats of today, at least in the U.S., comes from nativists who are attempting to curb immigration.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:03 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
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Class struggle isn't dualistic? Class struggle is a way of eliminating the dualism of capitalism (capitalists vs. workers). In other words, the point of a communist revolution isn't to reach an accommodation with capitalism. The idea is to destroy the capitalist world-system and to replace it with ...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:10 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 6696
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Fahran wrote:It's somewhat strange given how radical many Shiite groups have been throughout history.


Well, there are radical groups in many religions and religious sects. However, that does not mean that terms should not be used precisely.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:14 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 6696
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The Houthis are not Salafis, but they are Islamists. The Saudis are both Salafis and Islamists - at least when they're not drinking expensive booze behind closed doors. In a broad sense, yes. However, the term Islamism (Arabic, إِسْلَامِيَّة, ⫰Is°lāmiyyaẗ) is more commonly used for Sunnis, not Shi'...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:19 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT VI: Kropotkin's Bread Dead Redemption.
Replies: 6696
Views: 67728

Genivaria wrote:I am baffled by the irrelevance of this post to what was said.


You mean that, after I said I did not support the Saudis, you questioned my sincerity? What left-libertarian would support Saudi Arabia?
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