“It is not the Jews who are the enemies of the working people. The enemies of the workers are the capitalists of all countries. Among the Jews there are working people, and they form the majority. They are our brothers, who, like us, are oppressed by capital; they are our comrades in the struggle for socialism. … The capitalists strive to sow and foment hatred between workers of different faiths, different nations and different races. … Rich Jews, like rich Russians, and the rich in all countries, are in alliance to oppress, crush, rob, and disunite the workers.”—Vladimir Lenin (via rantsquotesandtruth)
“We can (and must) begin to build socialism, not with abstract human material, or with human material specially prepared by us, but with the human material bequeathed to us by capitalism. True, that is no easy matter, but no other approach to this task is serious enough to warrant discussion.”—V.I. Lenin, Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder (via rethinksocialism)
“The competition between capitalists forces them to behave as capitalists. This is one fundamental reason why “ethical capitalism” is a dead end—in a world of competitive accumulation the capitalist is forced to stop being ethical or stop being a capitalist.”—Joseph Choonara (via rethinksocialism)
Activist Post: Treyvon Martin Shooting and Reactions
Alright, I’ll say it. This isn’t anything new. Innocent African-Americans are gunned down every day. The fact that it finally takes one crazed white fuckhead is saddening. The sad fact of the matter is, there are racists, bigots, homophobes, assholes, and fuckwads in the world. The Treyvon Martin shooting is nothing special. There were countless men and women who died to fight for equality.
Do I think that Treyvon Martin’s death was a tragedy? Of course I do. He was killed at only age 17.
Sad fact is, racism in America isn’t dead. To say that it is would be irresponsible. But we can’t just focus on racism as a problem, there’s also bigotry and anti-gay issues. They all go hand in hand. So simply being Anti-Racist or Anti-Bigotry isn’t enough. One must be 100% anti-hate. Period.
Okay, I’ll bite. I’ve responded to things you’ve posted before without so much as a peep from you. I can always hope that you’ll get over your teen angst and realize that you’re not as smart as you think you are and more importantly that you are not better…
I don’t claim to be the ultimate authority on everything. But I can spot stupid when I see it. And CK strikes me as rather unintelligent.
According to some of the more… conservative… folks on tumbr. Protecting the Enviornment is not progress. Making sure that life doesn’t die out and that our air is clean and our water is safe to drink isn’t progress…
Personally, I see the need for better factories and better technology. Fact of the matter is, our environment is quickly going down the tubes. Our air is polluted, our water is filled with Hormones. It’s science, it’s been proven. We need to reverse this before any real progress can be made.
But here’s Mrs. Communism Kills and the rest of the GOP who think that our air is actually clean, that our water is safe to drink.
Welcome to reality GOP, it’s not. We need to regulate waste pollution and car emissions. The only countries worse off than us in emissions standards for cars and pollution laws are Russia, China and India.
It’s time to wake up. We can’t stay driving massive 6000 pound cars that get 11 miles to the gallon. Or luxurious cars that pump toxic waste into our air and our ground.
So go ahead, call us Eco-Fascists, or whack jobs, whatever you want. But you know what? When we’re all dying from air that we literally can’t breathe because it’s so polluted, or hell cause there’s no more plants to produce fresh air. You’ll be sorry.
While discussing what we paint on his classroom wall, he suggested Che Guevera.
My Spanish teacher in high school was from Venezuela and there was a huge picture of her brother with Hugo Chavez on the wall. She would even go in to our “diversity” and “global studies” classes to talk about how people in Venezuela are happier and better off than America…
Maybe she genuinely believes that… Maybe they are… Just because they’re not American doesn’t mean that they’re not happy. You’re fucking stupid CK.
don't tell me you think santorum actually said that.. #gulliblecommie haha :)
No I don’t. I found it extremely hilarious though. Even Santorum isn’t that stupid. Whoever made up the quote is just trollin’. As a troll I have to appreciate the work of fellow trolls. Basically whoever made that quote. GG. GG.
“For Marx, socialism is the point where we begin collectively to determine our own destinies. It is democracy taken with full seriousness, rather than democracy as a political charade.”—Terry Eagleton, Why Marx was Right (via ftm-communist)