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by Democratic Communist Federation
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:45 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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War Gears wrote:Why is it a common trend to try and tie German idealism into being somehow responsible for Nazism?


I never knew it was a common trend.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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Cedoria wrote:[No they're not. Most Atheists find the existence of Satan to be just as ludicrous a proposition as the existence of God.


The Church of Satan (Anton Von LaVey) is atheistic. To them, Satan is a metaphor for self-will.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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Then again, given that, if I *had* to identify as anything, it'd be a Satanist. I dunno, maybe because I kind of like the idea of Satan? A necessary evil that isn't actually evil, but misunderstood. To LaVey, Satan was a metaphor for what Crowley called thelema, which he defined as the true will . ...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:39 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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And that's ridiculous. As one likely kills plenty of simple forms of life simply by breathing, or generally being sanitary. One can't live without destroying some form of life. The Jain interpretation of ahimsa (Sanskrit, अहिम्स, avoidance of injury ) was developed long before Louis Pasteur and oth...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:31 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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The Parkus Empire wrote:I would say cooperatives and distributism are a solution preferable to an absolute state monopoly and ex post facto laws.


According to Marx, coöperatives would be a part of both stages of communism: under a state and under an administration.

{typo corrected}
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:22 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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LaVeyan Satanism is basically voodoo objectivism, which in itself is Ayn Rand's quirky reading of Nietzsche. Satanism is actually kinda cool, but ends up like every movement: with its own set of dogmas and rules, which is incredibly ironic given its individualistic stances. The church of Satan is a...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:21 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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Question: can a left-winger realistically support a monarchy? Personally, I would have no problem with someone, like U.S. General Russel Honoré, the hero of Hurricane Katrina, being selected, democratically, as a pure figurehead with no constitutional powers whatsoever (not even the limited powers ...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:54 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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All I can say is, go get them! Finally, a local government is not taking it anymore. No more privatizing all of the gains, but socializing all of the losses. Now big oil can be held to account like big tobacco was previously. In the context of the capitalist world-system, that action is certainly c...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:26 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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Cekoviu wrote:You have sociology students use NationStates? :eyebrow:


Yes, starting this semester, it will be the second option for the semester exam (term project): NationStates Semester Exam
by Democratic Communist Federation
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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It's pretty sad, especially that Mrs. Hargrave was arrested without having even committed a crime. It is a classic example of American anti-intellectualism. Eh, I think this is a trend that has nothing to do with Trump in specific. This is just the continued actualization of the capitalist ideology...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 am
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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That makes me want queer anarchism even more. :lol2: Maybe it should be called LGBTQQIA anarchism. :p Actually, queer anarchism does not directly relate to being a Lesbian or Gay. It refers to academic queer theory which is strongly influenced by the work of Michel Foucault. The basic argument is t...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:22 am
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:50 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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Dumb Ideologies wrote:Livestock :^)


:lol: :clap:
by Democratic Communist Federation
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:16 am
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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Lullonia wrote:we think the best option for the world would be Queer Anarchism 8)


There is actually such a thing, but how would straight people, like myself, fit in?
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:15 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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I consider their respective philosohies to be satanic. You are certainly entitled to your religious convictions. However, there is a difference between actually being a Satanist (in the sense of worshipping Satan, as in theistic Satanism, or worshipping the human ego, as in the Church of Satan) and...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:21 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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The Parkus Empire wrote:Better be careful with your worship of satanists like Miss Rand and Mister Rothbard.


Satanists? I assume you are being metaphorical. Rand was, actually, not a very nice person (though the late New York publisher Bennett Cerf liked her). I don't know anything about Rothbard's character.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:27 am
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:Genuine question: why is communism still an ideology a select few still think works and will work?


At least to me, because, although communism from above dominated the 20ᵗʰ century, communism from below has not yet been attempted.
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:25 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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FYI, because of this project , many of my students will be showing up on NationStates this month. Many, but not all of them, are Leftists or at least center left. (I have a reputation as the most far-left professor on my campus, so a lot of students with kindred views take my classes.) Some of them ...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:24 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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That argument doesn't make sense though, communism as a term is just as much ruined here as socialism is. If that's you're reason you should make up another term for socialism. I don't really care about whether a term is ruined or not, I am a socialist and won't shy away from proclaiming ir. That i...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:02 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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The rationality of an idea can usually be determined by its outcome. also no bully Plato pls That is a very Weberian statement. I bet old Max would agree with you. Now, during your upbringing, what made communism seem logical to you? I never thought of it in quite that way. To me, communism was sim...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:52 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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While I agree with your assessment of Sanders (Lord, I hate that guy, fucking bourgeois sabotuer, if you ask me), why should we conflate socialism and communism as terms? That's like me saying I'm a communist interchangeably with socialism, even though I'm in a different socialist current. If you w...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:39 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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That's why I'm asking you for the other reasons. I grew up in a NYC secular Jewish family which, while not left wing, was progressive . Conservative ideas, while not unheard of, are extremely rare among NYC secular Jews. My late Uncle Ralph, to whom I was quite close, was an early Trotskyist organi...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:29 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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So, yes. You do acknowledge, right there, that it can be beneficial to marginalize an opposition group. It appears you and I are using the term marginalization differently. Academically, marginalization is roughly equivalent to Gramsci's application of the term, the subaltern . My point is, if you ...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:26 pm
 
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Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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I'd say socialism is identical with the left, and communism being part of that. The problem with the term socialism , in the U.S. (and you said you live in the South), is that it has been distorted by Bernie Sanders falsely claiming to be a socialist while, at the same time, adamantly denying he is...
by Democratic Communist Federation
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:22 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Left-Wing Discussion Thread III
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United Muscovite Nations wrote:Should fascists be marginalized?


IMO, ideally rehabilitated. If that is not possible, imprisoned (if they break any laws) or closely monitored.
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