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TheDeed OP wrote

I'm kinda sad but also feeling silly because a.) I knew it was coming and b.) I feel like it was the largest online left forum for discussion.

Here's to Raddle and their site which is pretty awesome so far. Thanks Raddle!

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GuyDudeMan wrote

Why was it coming, exactly? I mean, like, what were the major offenses?

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ziq wrote

  1. "Slave owners deserved to die"

  2. "John Brown did nothing wrong"

  3. "Biden is a rapist"

That's all of them.

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thenomeeer wrote

reddit is such a shithole site

"Oh we must ban the_donald and not the sub which now incorporates the majority of its original user base /r/conservative

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koolaidooze wrote

it was 100% empty symbolic bullshit, the_donald had been dead for so long

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ThunderousDemon wrote (edited )

more than dead it literally was fucking locked by its admins for 3 fucking MONTHS. they werent even allowing new posts!!! reddit is scum and that shit was just an excuse to ban cth

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thenomeeer wrote

Does anyone remember how much the original sub was growing before it got quarantined? Hell, it was even gaining subs while quarantined

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PringlesCaliphate wrote

That's what bothers me the most, it was a proper catch all sub for leftists on reddit. It was nice and presentable enough to bring in people who just like bernie and aoc, while also being a good place for MLs and anarchists to post more radical stuff. It seemed like a decent radicalizing force, despite being on reddit.

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koolaidooze wrote

i can personally attest to this, i discovered chapo in 2017 and stayed because i thought the shitposts were funny even though i was a lib and i thought some of it went too far, and now i'm a communist

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ziq wrote

that's exactly why they had to ban it

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twointhepinkerton wrote

Almost as if part of the reason it was shut down to appease the cryptofascist "classical liberals" with which the site is so well-stocked.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

what music are you all listening to during the quarantine? any other podcasts? /f/Podcasts

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blazanov wrote

I like TrueAnon for the entertainment. Citations Needed is my favorite all around informative podcast. Oral Presentations is a pretty funny one where a goofy comedian tries to learn a different topic each week and explain it.

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LiquidHate777 wrote

I like CN, too, but somehow I don't like that they let the guests talk so much.

TrueAnon pretty funny.

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Gothic_Lemons wrote

Has anyone listened to Literary Hangover? I keep forgetting to check it out.

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LiquidHate777 wrote (edited )

will check out, if I remember I'll answer

edit: wait, that even a thing?

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Vulpes wrote

I started listening to TrashFuture, which is every bit as funny as peak Chapo. Start at the beginning, it's hilarious from the get-go. As for music, mostly third wave ska, emo, and prog metal.

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koolaidooze wrote (edited )

i've gotten big into king gizzard & the lizard wizard and jack stauber recently

edit: TWRP is also pretty good. very underrated.

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juche_frame wrote

Glad I found this! I was starting to really get into posting instead of just reading posts over like right before the ban happened. Ty comrades

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ziq wrote

Hope you continue that good habit here.

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newline0xA wrote

does anyone know who runs raddle.me?

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ziq wrote (edited )

All the info about us is in the wiki.

w/history

w/QnA_with_Emma

w/faq

w/what_is_wrong_with_reddit

Me and emma are the co-founders, she's a socialist and I'm an anarchist, and tequila_wolf and mofongo are the other admins, tequila is an anarchist and mofongo is a socialist.

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ThisMachinePostsHog wrote

Thank god. I checked out voat to see if chapo had set roots there, and holy shit it’s an honest to goodness fascist convention.

I’m glad that you’ve created a forum that’s friendly to leftists, and I look forward to hanging out here.

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SerLava wrote

gearing up for the raddle vs voat trench warfare

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bloodrose wrote

Fun Fact: Lenin titled his What is to be Done based on the novel by that name by Chernyshevky. Every time I see it in a list, I get a jolt of happiness that maybe someone else has read the novel. The link above is, of course, to Lenin's piece. If you're interested, What is to be Done is a lovely novel.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/russian-novel-chernyshevsky-financial-crisis-revolution-214516

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flipshod wrote

Thanks. I've been on a Russian lit. kick for the last year or so and have known about Chernyshevsky and his movement but wondered whether the novel was any good on aesthetic grounds.

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TheDeed OP wrote

Yeah I just copied the links from an archived mega thread

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babooshka wrote

i miss the feeling of community that i got from chapo, im so fuckin lonely lol

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TheDeed OP wrote

Same here comrade I feel really gutted about the sub

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HeyGuys wrote

Fuck reddit for crushing the biggest online leftist space

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koolaidooze wrote

this is cool, hope it takes off. i'm mostly just looking for a good replacement for the megathread honestly, it was pretty much the only thing i visited CTH for.

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Kmaplbs9 wrote (edited )

The discord #general-megathread stream is like the megathread on crack, if you’re interested.

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TheDeed OP wrote

Discord moves way too fast for an old man like me

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koolaidooze wrote

agree, i'm also not a fan of how disorganized it is. i like having contained comment threads.

i'll still probably use it anyway though lol

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Kmaplbs9 wrote (edited )

Yeah, it’s like that for a lot of people lol. They made two other slow mode megathreads to try to address it, so maybe that’ll work. Here’s the link anyway, if a online is interested

https://discord.gg/chapotraphouse

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heqt1c wrote

The only thing I don't like about this place is the "collapse thread" button is on the right.

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TheDeed OP wrote

I wish there was an app, I’m used to long tapping to hide

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RanDomino wrote

Finally made an account just to downvote this tankie bullshit

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PringlesCaliphate wrote

This whole place is probably the least tankie iteration of chapo ever

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RanDomino wrote

Communist Manifesto

Principles of Communism

Wage Labour and Capital

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

Value Price and Profit

Critique of the Gotha Programme

A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Preface

Engels Synopsis of Capital

State and Revolution

What Is To Be Done

Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism

🤔

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TheDeed OP wrote

Honestly I literally just copy pasted the body of a web archived megathread from Reddit, I’d be lying if I said I have read more than three of those. I’m more of an anarchist tbh.

I have posted another megathread but please give me suggestions for other things to read to put in there. I have zero authority and I’m just posting megathreads cuz I miss em

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RanDomino wrote

Just delete the Lenin shit and throw in some Kropotkin, Malatesta, Bakunin, Goldman, etc

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PringlesCaliphate wrote

Most of it is just basic marxism, and a bit of lenin. It's 3 links, chill. And if you're calling Marx a tankie, then you might just be a lib.

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