DokiDokiLove wrote

Encourage empathy and socialism, but re-brand it as American values.

It's all about the optics.

Keep it local, grow it organically. Get involved in local politics, don't bother to change the system (you won't) instead change the outcomes it delivers.

Never use the word socialism, and if anyone calls you out for being socialist, call them un-American andor unchristian


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DokiDokiLove wrote

I am accepting of most people. This includes you and people that shout at pigeons.

But if you genuinely subscribe to the ideals and methods that you describe, then you are going to be equally successful in manifesting any kind of change.

The inability to form a broad church and to engage successfully and effectively with those outside of a narrow viewpoint is a failing the right are currently capitalising on.

Some believe that this is actually encouraged and massaged by those in power to keep the left ineffective.


DokiDokiLove wrote

Boleslaw Plus : The Pharaoh and the priest.

Book lvl: difficult, was written 100 years ago. 696 pages. Hard book to get a hold of

About: making changes to a society for the benefit of workers from a position of influence, against the wishes and best efforts of those who hold true power.

Synopsis: a young prince feels that society in Egypt is unfair, when he becomes Pharaoh he hopes to make sweeping changes, but soon learns that despite being the Pharaoh, he has very little actual power. The priests have the actual power, in real terms, economic terms and generally control the narrative of society. They have warped society to benefit themselves. Hording wealth, controlling information and news, and political schemes are all stacked in favour of the priests. Yet the Pharaoh is determined to give workers more rights for the benefit of Egypt as a whole.

One of Stalin's favourite books.