mangoselassie
mangoselassie
3/24/20
11:35 PM
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Well I’m sorry to hear about your dark times (I like disco though!), but I’m curious as to how you feel about these issues now. Obviously a lot of your former comrades rejected Dengism and adopted a Hoxhaist stance. How did your commune handle the Sino-Soviet split; were you in the anti-revisionist camp? What was your Read more

3/24/20
9:55 PM
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Hey Randolph! Big fan. Given that you’re a former US Maoist, wondering if you’d indulge me a bit here. How do you feel about the Deng Reforms — necessary given the material conditions of the PRC at the time, or a plot by capitalist roaders to concentrate power in the hands of a developing national bourgeoisie? Read more

3/24/20
8:50 PM
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Biden looks like shit and kept losing himself mid-sentence today — meanwhile, Trump’s approval rating continues to rise despite his manifestly inadequate, self-serving response to a massive public health crisis that’s potentially going to kill millions of people in the US. Great job, Dems, you’re going to lose. Again. Read more

3/24/20
12:03 PM
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Literally the fucking people who were fearmongering over “socialist death panels” for seniors within extremely recent memory.

3/20/20
5:41 PM
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This is such a weird argument — a) she’s further right than Bernie, so if you were voting for the leftmost candidate in the primary, of course you weren’t going to select her, and b) you know she wasn’t able to secure the support of anyone outside of the white, educated, professional class, right? She didn’t win Read more

3/19/20
12:37 PM
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Not that I don’t have many problems w/Greenwald, but that tweet is *very* clearly a joke on the Russiagate buffoons who see Putin’s sinister Slavic visage behind every corner. Read more

3/18/20
1:01 PM
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Yeah, I’d agree completely, which is why I think it’s ultimately idealistic to believe substantive change can be accomplished through peaceful means. Literally why I’m a Marxist, not because I have a fetish for revolutionary politics in and of themselves  

3/18/20
12:02 PM
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I mean I’ll still vote! Just not for Biden. As a socialist, I’ll vote for one of the actual socialists on the ballot, either Howie Hawkins or Gloria La Riva. I vote downballot too, particularly for local candidates, but I also think it’s long past time we in the US uncouple the concept of political power from/stop Read more

3/18/20
11:23 AM
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Bernie’s not “my candidate.” I support him because there’s a mass of potentially persuadable people in his movement — the first class-based mass movement we’ve seen in the US in ages — and I think he’s more open to actual pressure from the left than someone like Trump or Biden, but if he were to get elected, the Read more

3/18/20
11:09 AM
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Lol nothing to do with nobility. Votes are a tactic like any other, neither moral nor immoral in and of themselves, just effective or ineffective. That said, agreed, we’re done. Workers of the world unite, Death to America, genuinely hope you and yours stay well thorough the days to come. 

3/18/20
10:34 AM
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Obama had those things though (well, not being his own VP), but also the youth vote, which Biden most certainly does not. And by youth, I mean people under the tender age of...45. Regardless, he’ll be winning, or losing, without my vote, or the votes of people like me, for whom Bernie was the rightmost acceptable Read more

3/18/20
10:28 AM
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Oh he’s literally a human being, from all available evidence. But “the younger generation now tells me how tough things are. Give me a break. No, no, I have no empathy for it. Give me a break” and “I’m not sorry for anything that I have ever done” don’t do much to prove the latter half of your question. 

3/18/20
10:23 AM
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The solution? How is Biden the solution to literally anything, other than the problem of how to get aggrieved liberals to feel like they can tune out and enjoy brunch again?

3/18/20
10:17 AM
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Biden’s gonna lose because he’s a shit candidate with shit policies, and no amount of displacing responsibility for that onto the people whose support he’s supposed to be securing will change that. And thanks for the well wishes, but I think that process is pretty well underway with or without my individual help. 

3/18/20
10:14 AM
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The Paris Agreement is barely a band-aid on a sucking chest wound, the judiciary is a joke considering Biden’s history of enabling right-wing judges from Thomas on, his healthcare plan leaves more than 10 million people uninsured by his own estimates, “free college” is most certainly not going to coming out of his Read more

3/18/20
9:49 AM
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Buddy I’ve been voting Blue in every single election local/state/federal and volunteering for candidates since I was 18 years old and all it’s gotten me is a Trump presidency and a Democratic Party that worships at the altar of the market and believes we can means-test our way to heaven, drops bombs on brown people Read more

3/18/20
12:00 AM
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No, to be honest, while Bernie offered (and still does, to an extent) a useful vehicle for bringing a mass of people together and making them aware of themselves as a class, he absolutely wouldn’t be able to do most of the things he talks about in his platform by himself. He probably wouldn’t be able to do them at all, Read more