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JoeMemo wrote

It's ironic that the image in the sidebar is about the Haymarket martyrs:

https://iww.org/branches/US/CA/lagmb/lit/haymarket.shtml

If I had a reddit account I'd post about that and see how long before they suspended me.

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JoeMemo wrote (edited )

Way to break the circlejerk with this "If you're going to tarnish capitalism, I demand figures backed by an authoritative source" routine.

I'm sure the noob feels really welcome and positive about posting right now.

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JoeMemo wrote (edited )

What study of wealth and poverty wasn't done by an official institution? They wouldn't have the funding to lift a finger if they weren't approved by an authority.

They are constantly making appeals to authority, this isn't an isolated incident. I'm sure the real figures are far worse, source: just from living in this world and having eyes.

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JoeMemo wrote (edited )

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/workers-solidarity-movement-marx-the-state

I find this piece about Bakunin's stance against Marxist communism to be helpful.

He said:

The most fatal combination that could possibly be formed, would be to unite socialism to absolutism

Which was a frightenly accurate prediction of every communist revolution that occured over the next 100 years.

The prediction by Engels that the seizing and centralising of property would be the state’s last official act [9] proved to be a sick joke on the workers of the Stalinist countries.

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JoeMemo wrote

Similarly, downvotes are for posts that are not contributing to the discussion or to the site overall

But this is exactly why I downvoted your link. You posted a lot of links and only 60% of them were what I'd consider valuable. So downvoting the meh ones is a form of quality control and allows better, more deserving links to stay on the front page longer.

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JoeMemo wrote (edited )

"Human rights" is a lot like "free speech". Begging a violent state to allow you certain proclivities at the expense of all your actual freedom. It's not really "rights" the state is giving you so much as it's control. You don't need a state to deny you all rights and then meter out a few of them so long as you obey.