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Bezotcovschina wrote

All we need to know about Communist Party of Belarus

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ziq wrote

"My brain is big, great, awesome and filled with original ideas" - Statement from the ziq commitee for the advancement of ziq

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Yes, 80% voted to reinstate, but somehow there are 300,000+ in the streets. Must be western propaganda of course

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bloodrose wrote

CIA plot, dontcha know? Any bad press for dictators who claim to be communist or socialist is always a CIA plot.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Unironically this

most propaganda consists of facts, rather than lies. Therein lies what makes it effective.

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TheCriticalCommunist wrote

During the Cold War, the anticommunist ideological framework could transform any data about existing communist societies into hostile evidence. If the Soviets refused to negotiate a point, they were intransigent and belligerent; if they appeared willing to make concessions, this was but a skillful ploy to put us off our guard. By opposing arms limitations, they would have demonstrated their aggressive intent; but when in fact they supported most armament treaties, it was because they were mendacious and manipulative. If the churches in the USSR were empty, this demonstrated that religion was suppressed; but if the churches were full, this meant the people were rejecting the regime’s atheistic ideology. If the workers went on strike (as happened on infrequent occasions), this was evidence of their alienation from the collectivist system; if they didn’t go on strike, this was because they were intimidated and lacked freedom. A scarcity of consumer goods demonstrated the failure of the economic system; an improvement in consumer supplies meant only that the leaders were attempting to placate a restive population and so maintain a firmer hold over them.

What we are dealing with is a nonfalsifiable orthodoxy, so assiduously marketed by the ruling interests that it affected people across the entire political spectrum.

 

— Michael Parenti, Blackshirts and Reds

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ComradePingu OP wrote

It is important that all leftists understand the attempt at an imperialist colour revolution in Belarus must be resisted at all costs and the socialism which is held together by comrade Lukashenko be protected by every socialist without pause.

https://redantliberationarmy.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/president-of-belarus-lukashenko-to-imperialism-apologist-you-will-pay-for-the-crimes-you-commit-in-syria/

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_caspar_ wrote

"protected...without pause."

when any capacity to critically think for oneself has long since disappeared..

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