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SMEGMA_MAIL
May 4, 2018


THUNDERDOME LOSER 2021





Spermanent Record posted:

Edit.. Didn't realise this was PYF.

Edit edit. People don't seem to be positing their favorites so why not. I've spent the last 2 years in a communist county. Anything you want to know about Vietnam?

Also how does the party function with the rest of society in Vietnam? How similar is it to China where party membership is extremely exclusive and basically a class signifier? Or does it function differently?

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thetoughestbean
Apr 27, 2013

Do not attempt to interact with the hogs.


https://twitter.com/arborerich/status/1390107452469915651?s=21

SEX HAVER 40000
Aug 6, 2009

no doves fly here lol


is there something in lenins mystical texts that says you have to look like a loving dork to join his party

Douche Wolf 89
Dec 9, 2010




It really is a race to the bottom with these people, with the bottom being "agreeing with the Khmer Rouge".

Edit: \/\/\/ That's gross.

Douche Wolf 89 has a new favorite as of 18:03 on May 7, 2021

Aramek
Dec 22, 2007

Cutest tumor in all of Oncology!

Let's all go colonize the hell out of those people in the mountains.

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

So pat yourself on the back and give yourself a handshake
'Cause everything is not yet lost




Pillbug

I honestly feel bad for most of them in the same way I feel bad for most people in cults. they were impressionable, or in a bad place, or honestly meant well and someone took advantage of their blind spots, psychological issues, or grand ideas to Do Better.

Most of them are probably good people but the Black Hammer leadership are monsters.

Jeza
Feb 13, 2011

The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.


Pitiable or not, people like that would still be incredibly dangerous and probably capable of the most horrific crimes if they ever gained a whiff of power. Can't say I feel too cut up about it if a bunch of morons go and have a miserable time on a mountain.

Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

To witness titanic events is always dangerous, usually painful, and often fatal.





https://twitter.com/NeeedlesEye/status/1390264260073230342

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.



Jeza posted:

Pitiable or not, people like that would still be incredibly dangerous and probably capable of the most horrific crimes if they ever gained a whiff of power. Can't say I feel too cut up about it if a bunch of morons go and have a miserable time on a mountain.

sure but they probably never will. least the tankie/weirdo left type of communism. communism isnt dead but much like the nazis, it has enough of a body count/gently caress ups/failure around it that no body outside the hardliners and kids on either side want it to come back in a meaningful form. the more worrying thing than random tankie/fringe dickheads, is the obvious issues is Fascism/nazi types actually is slowly coming back in various places, including obviously in the US. so yeah the rando tankies and poo poo are dumb and bad but lol if you think they will take power anywhere in the west.

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TinTower
Apr 21, 2010

You don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.


https://twitter.com/bayareas415/status/1390349124810149889?s=21

Pharohman777
Jan 14, 2012



"Serbia from Tokyo to Milwaukee"
https://twitter.com/Ay9LiNm9nEbMvcs/status/1391040424039653377

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.




so who are most of these folks? just disillusioned kids who read What Is to Be Done? and then just fall into weird minutia of leftist thought they hit first?

Douche Wolf 89
Dec 9, 2010



Dapper_Swindler posted:

so who are most of these folks? just disillusioned kids who read

No read! Only tweet.

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
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imagine one of those times you have a really stupid and dumb thought about something, and shortly after you realize it was stupid and dumb and discard it before moving on with your life

It's like that except you voluntarily let everyone see your stupid and dumb thoughts and never, ever accept that it was stupid and dumb

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

Obscure to all except those well-versed in Yuuzhan Vong lore.


In a thread about Seth Rogan cutting ties with James Franco due to James likely being a sex cultists.



Huh, well that seems weird. Maybe they’re not sure who Seth Rogan is?



Huh

But I guess Disney and Star Wars are moral so cool.

Douche Wolf 89
Dec 9, 2010



Shimrra Jamaane posted:

In a thread about Seth Rogan cutting ties with James Franco due to James likely being a sex cultists.

I don't think them having a Baby Yoda av invalidates much of what they said. Seth Rogan's snappy tweets seem very hollow after pretending he didn't hear about his friend being a well known creep for 7 years, and especially when he only comments on it to 1) make a joke about his teen grooming behaviour and 2) when a lawsuit is settled.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.



Douche Wolf 89 posted:

I don't think them having a Baby Yoda av invalidates much of what they said. Seth Rogan's snappy tweets seem very hollow after pretending he didn't hear about his friend being a well known creep for 7 years, and especially when he only comments on it to 1) make a joke about his teen grooming behaviour and 2) when a lawsuit is settled.

yeah. resetera is weird loving place that goes to some insane navel gazing/purity fight places. but thats the least bad thing i have seen from there.

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

MTV




Jeza posted:

They don't really care at all about Anne Frank at all. I'm sure if you put a gun to their head, they might get as far as tarring her as a 'future' coloniser and an emblematic sob-story of colonisers when the real suffering is elsewhere, but they don't really conceive of Anne Frank's life as deeply problematic, nor that she was particularly guilty of anything other than the original sin of being born a coloniser.

The real reason extremists of all stripes love to burn and otherwise 'take down' the story of Anne Frank is that it represents a deeply emotive sacred cow to 'moderates', and probably in this case the 'white world'. It's simply performative, intended to generate engagement through controversy. Small groups like this feed off negativity - the more that 'everybody else' hates what you are doing, the more it fuels the idea that you're doing something right, when the world is so clearly wrong. It knits the group closer together and reinforces the 'us vs them' mentality, which is exactly the kind of thing you need if you're founding a 'liberated' commune somewhere. It's exciting and edgy and that's about as far as it goes. It isn't making some grandiose point and doesn't merit much philosophical unpicking.

That's literally cult programming.

OwlFancier
Aug 22, 2013

It is a powerful visual metaphor for my posting.


Really all successful political movements will eventually evolve towards being a cult.

RagnarokAngel
Oct 5, 2006

Black Magic Extraordinaire


Also many non successful ones!

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

RagnarokAngel posted:

Also many non successful ones!

That's called a structural shortcut

If you are already lagging behind successful rival movements, you can skip getting successful and get right to being a cult, thus evening the grounds.

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Byzantine
Sep 1, 2007



OwlFancier posted:

Really all successful political movements will eventually evolve towards being a cult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEjlMvDsp9I

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