yungassgod asked
Not specific enough, actually. I was able to gather something to that effect. But are you old? Flatter a young(er) and curious person, please. If you do live in America, and you know the education and culture we have, I'd hope that you'd understand. I mean, what about him? Even if I'm aware of the massive propaganda that surrounds me by default, I'd like more to go off of. Are there any resources you would recommend even?

well, because you asked nicely, i’ll oblige.

i’m 28, so that’s pretty old for tumblr, and i live in and am from america, but i think it has little to do with age or location. i advocate marxism-leninism and feminism because i think they provide the analytical calculus necessary to solve society’s problems.

when i say “i love stalin” it of course takes a long time to unpack the statement. of course not everything he or the soviet union did was perfect, or even good, but by simply examining the context within which the soviet union was predicated you can understand why they might have had good reason to do what they were doing. for example, many people will look at the ‘great terror’ period and say “oh this is very bad”, but archival records show that officials at the time did indeed believe that there were saboteurs — nazis or irredentists or what have you — who wanted to wreck socialism. this is starkly in contrast to the dominant anti-communist narrative, where everything in the ussr was the result of stalin’s actions and everything he did was for the purpose of self-aggrandization. (ref. cit. Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, Robert Thurston)

in many ways, stalin’s relevance to today isn’t that we should turn the whole world into the USSR circa 1938, because that would be nonsense. if anything, the anticommunists are the ones who insist that stalin is still relevant, because they insist that communism is a fool’s gambit that can only lead to totalitarianism, and instead you must use the tools given by liberal bourgeois way. in a sense, it is like somebody plotting to bankrupt wal-mart by using only the coupons that wal-mart will allow them.

this is deeply tied to the middle-class belief of “absolute power corrupts absolutely”, and so forth. it is therefore pertinent to demonstrate that the rise of communism brought with it the most massive uplifting of people’s lives in the history of mankind.

i suppose if you wanted a book to read that could in some ways enunciate what i think is important, michael parenti’s “Blackshirts and Reds” is a short classic. it’s ultimately insufficient, though, as the critical deconstruction of society and also yourself and your actions (here i refer specifically to feminism advocacy) is a lifelong process.

and anybody who don’t like it can just pop off

yungassgod asked
you're page is cryptic, at least to me. What are you about? What are your politics?

i love stalin. hope this helps

72% of Hungarians say life was better with socialism

ZOIA KOSMODEMIANSKAIA: HEROÍNA DE LA UNIÓN SOVIÉTICA

tw: horrible opinions

well my sister, who is in showbiz, just speculated that robin williams killed himself because he was selfish and “vain” and didn’t know that donating to charities and foundations, like joan rivers may have done, could have cured his clinical depression

there’s another family member who can fuck off forever

'99: napster

'02: limewire

'05: torrents

now: russian websites

shatteredchrystal:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.