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Dumai wrote (edited )

does this really fall under "shit tankies do" though

i mean aside from "tankie" being a wholly inappropriate word to use when talking about the actual politics of a marxist-leninist state (as opposed to their apologists on the internet and in western political circles), i don't know a single MLM who approves of the current PRC


ziq wrote

What about the MLMs in China that are fine with it? Or all the party members that voted for this? They're a lot more important than whatever Western MLMs you're talking about.


Dumai wrote (edited )

well neo-maoism is still an underground movement in china and there certainly aren't too many maoists in the party's leadership (or really any genuine maoists to speak of) - they're also pretty critical of the state of the PRC right now. but that aside it just kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth to call an actual authoritarian regime "tankies" when i'm more used to that word describing 18 year old pseudo-marxists on the internet. maybe i'm being pedantic but it kind of feels like it's rather trivialising the issue?