liberal feminism has done jackshit for eastern european women, marxism-leninism did far more to advance gender equality than any of this bullshit you people spout
"the communists took our riches away and-" good shit
I literally just saw someone list “my family had their wealth taken away” as a reason why socialism is anti-feminist what an incredible time to be alive
it’s a glorious moment when you realize that the movement that swept the globe, that struck fear into the hearts of imperialist leaders and which they scrambled to suppress using every tool at their disposal, was not some vague ‘communism’ or ‘socialism’ or ‘leftism’, but Marxism-Leninism specifically.
Lenin called imperialism “moribund capitalism.” Why? Because imperialism carries the contradictions of capitalism to their last bounds, to the extreme limit, beyond which revolution begins. Of these contradictions, there are three which must be regarded as the most important.
The first contradiction is the contradiction between labour and capital. Imperialism is the omnipotence of the monopolist trusts and syndicates, of the banks and the financial oligarchy, in the industrial countries. In the fight against this omnipotence, the customary methods of the working class-trade unions and cooperatives, parliamentary parties and the parliamentary struggle-have proved to be totally inadequate. Either place yourself at the mercy of capital, eke out a wretched existence as of old and sink lower and lower, or adopt a new weapon-this is the alternative imperialism puts before the vast masses of the proletariat. Imperialism brings the working class to revolution.
The second contradiction is the contradiction among the various financial groups and imperialist Powers in their struggle for sources of raw materials, for foreign territory. Imperialism is the export of capital to the sources of raw materials, the frenzied struggle for monopolist possession of these sources, the struggle for a re-division of the already divided world, a struggle waged with particular fury by new financial groups and Powers seeking a “place in the sun” against the old groups and Powers, which cling tenaciously to what they have seized. This frenzied struggle among the various groups of capitalists is notable in that it includes as an inevitable element imperialist wars, wars for the annexation of foreign territory. This circumstance, in its turn, is notable in that it leads to the mutual weakening of the imperialists, to the weakening of the position of capitalism in general, to the acceleration of the advent of the proletarian revolution and to the practical necessity of this revolution.
The third contradiction is the contradiction between the handful of ruling, “civilised” nations and the hundreds of millions of the colonial and dependent peoples of the world. Imperialism is the most barefaced exploitation and the most inhumane oppression of hundreds of millions of people inhabiting vast colonies and dependent countries. The purpose of this exploitation and of this oppression is to squeeze out super-profits. But in exploiting these countries imperialism is compelled to build these railways, factories and mills, industrial and commercial centers. The appearance of a class of proletarians, the emergence of a native intelligentsia, the awakening of national consciousness, the growth of the liberation movement-such are the inevitable results of this “policy.” The growth of the revolutionary movement in all colonies and dependent countries without exception clearly testifies to this fact. This circumstance is of importance for the proletariat inasmuch as it saps radically the position of capitalism by converting the colonies and dependent countries from reserves of imperialism into reserves of the proletarian revolution.
- The Foundations of Leninism, Ch. I: The Historical Roots of Leninism (via marxism-leninism-memeism)
A million Red Guards with their red Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung in Tiananmen Square (August 18, 1966)
If your family has a lot of money they deserve to have it taken away from them by a socialist state, sorry
North Korea by David De Vleeschauwer
kinda strange to see it as colourful as this
Strange to see color? In a world in which color exists?
Did you think North Korea was magically black-and-white and nature just withered away there?
I mean I know that people are used to talking about it like it’s some supervillian’s Evil Complex of Evil but I didn’t realize people thought it looked like that too?