transgendall wrote

check out Slab City, California. it's not cooperative at the moment, but it's 100% anarchist atm. it's in the middle of the fucking desert, and you're allowed to do whatever you want. people will be cool if you're cool, if you upset everybody, you can get murdered and they'll never bother looking for the killer. it's a hostile environment, but this could be the place to start a commune.

also the forest near Ft. Bragg, and the mountains near Redding are both fairly lawless, both of which are technically within local jurisdiction, but are FAR more hospitable than Slab City.


transgendall wrote

preferably by the late 2020s, the USSA

realistically? Cuba.

maybe a social-democratic country like Canada or anywhere in Europe.

I kinda want to do a neozapatismo thing in the middle of a militarily-weaker or more progressive country like France or something. live off the land, protect ourselves from french administration.

yknow, maybe make a commune in the California desert by Salvation Mountain, where there is no government administration in any way. only problem is it's not exactly hospitable climate.


transgendall wrote

"if you're antifa, would you be willing to set aside your differences with fascists to overthrow the system?"

fascists ARE the system. they are the iron fist that favors the system. the first thing Hitler did was camp the communists because they were the main threat to him.

I wouldn't pair with fascists because fascists' primary objective is reactionary in nature. they want to prevent revolution, and are willing to do genocide. they have absolutely zero advantage, absolutely zero shared objective, absolutely zero admirable traits aside from stubbornness to fucking die already.

they are anti-communist because they are authoritarian capitalist and all genocidal about it.


transgendall wrote

the USSA from my personal historical fanfiction. established after the revolution during the Great Depression, under a De Leonist state that decided on armed revolution istead of relying on full democratic support for their revolution. it's a literal paradise that engaged in friendly competition with the USSR instead of a cold war to get us to the moon.
the fusion bomb is still invented, but to combat capitalist English aggression.

it's the year 2018, and more and more countries are becoming socialist. we have a large military and a CIA that is overturning fascist rule in South America and helping them democratically elect Marxists. the technological revolution happened even faster with cooperation among industry, we have figured out Thorium molten salt reactors to combat climate change. we have robust public transportation, and without an oil industry trying to brainwash people, everybody accepts climate change and there are large projects to combat it: carbon scrubbers, reforestation, anti-desertification, etc.

LGBT rights happened in the 1960s, minority rights in the 1940s. everybody is cool with any identity now, and most people have had gay and interracial marriage legal for longer than they've been alive.

most of Africa is now marxist, most of Latin America is Marxist, Canada is a social democracy with much pressure pushing them towards collective ownership, Germany is entirely the GDR and they don't need a wall. most of the world has realized how much of an economic powerhouse the planned economy of the USSA is, and we have refused trade to anybody who doesn't take steps towards collective ownership, this has left the remaining capitalist countries like Venezuela withering on the vine from blocked food shipments and tampering with oil prices.

the USSR and USSA have done joint invasion on Saudi Arabia, and made an example out of them. most middle-eastern leaders quickly socialized their economies and created democratic institutions when we fucking destroyed the capitalist Saudi regime and instituted a libertarian, democratic Marxist state in the newly-created Socialist Saudi Federation. there are women's rights campaigns gaining ground in every middle-eastern country, and any leader who resists will quickly face an all-female coup.

automation has taken most of our jobs. the remaining work has been split among the entire workforce, we only work 10 hour weeks now, but we all have food, housing, healthcare, everything.

private ownership of industry is gone in much of the world, and countries who are yet to become socialist like England have even made progress under pressure from the socialist states, for instance outlawing landlording and nationalizing the land that used to be lorded.

China's socialist revolution was helped by the USSR and USSA, they are finally nearing post-scarcity today, with help from us.

Gorbachev was killed in a coup (by real socialists) after glasnost, before perestroika, and Putin is the current leader of the renewed USSR. Ukraine seceded from the USSR, and foolishly tried to make a fascist state with English help, was fucking smashed, and we put a socialist regime in its place. they are now sovereign and socialist.

we are nearing global communism, but we need to destroy the aggressive English reaction before we let our guard down. we just need to wait for them to start a war.

Sept11 still happens, but it's an English aggression against socialism. or a false flag, who cares? we have a big stand-off and series of proxy wars. there is a naval blockade surrounding great Britain, Ireland seceded from GB as the Socialist Irish Republic. Scotland and Wales are next, because they can't handle being cut off from the world anymore. large border walls are between England and neighboring nations. London secedes as a city-state, and is applying for status as a member of the USSA confederation.

life is good. capitalism, h/q in Manchester, is giving its last dying breath. the reactionaries aren't all gone, but without an establishment legitimizing them, they have all gone underground. the occasional failed coup, sometimes there are successful coups, but then the USSA or USSR steps in and coups them back to socialism.

it's definitely not perfect, but the state is withering away to idle administrative work, like the way a school board "governs" who can park where and hands out parking passes.


transgendall wrote

oh, another. I am constantly rebutting stats that definitely came from the Black Book.


most of these figures are ridiculously inflated, not to mention that per capita, the US had more people die of hunger during the depression, and today the US has more people detained (involuntary labor and all) than ever were in gulags, even if you do it per capita or percent of the population.


transgendall wrote (edited )

"le Nazis were socialist" meme has come back with a vengeance recently.

I don't like the political compass. it was invented by right-libertarians to make their ideology look good as the "most free", and allows anarchists to cave to cold war propaganda and claim that they're "not like Stalin, I believe in FREE socialism"

we ALL believe in free socialism, it's called "socialism". it's an inherently emancipatory ideology.

the notion that "democratic socialism" is reformist or just social democracy, a la Sanders.

Cuba=democratic socialism

Norway=social democracy

Sanders should've run under the label "New Deal Democrat" to remind the country that we have been here before, that his ideas are not radical in any way at all.

with conservatives (and liberals, everybody right-of-center really), the notion that socialism is just social programs, and that if people aren't struggling they are going to just stop working.

even a UBI isn't socialism.

it's just capitalism + life support

the higher-ups in US conservatism understand this, they know what social democracy is, and they have intentionally dragged the conversation so far to the right that the centrist idea of social democracy is considered crazy and foolishly radical.

the obligation to assert that the socialism you believe in is "democratic" in nature.

socialism: the workers own/control the means of production

how the fuck else would they do it? dictatorship wouldn't be "the workers" controlling it, it would be one worker controlling it. of course it's democratic. or sortition or something. whatever.

"classical liberalism" is a fucking rash that has been going around in the last 5 years, basically a way for talking MAGA hats to smugly insist they are superior to "the political binary", the way libertarians do.

I fucking cannot stand identity politics. people only listen to me about social issues because I'm trans and Native American. it's fucking disgraceful.

I always have to distance myself from the dumpster fire that is intersectionality by calling myself a "marxist-feminist" or a "materialist-feminist" or whatever.

Marxism means everybody is equal, and the more thinkers we have on this problem, the better. yes it's important to trust and listen to marginalized people when they tell us about the nature of oppression. but let's not lose our fucking minds and throw each other under the bus for social capital.

call-out culture. the idea that if somebody says something that isn't PC, it's acceptable to demand your mutuals to unfriend them. this isn't how we build unity. American leftism is a fucking ouroboros at this point.

right-wing people and Venezuela. Venezuela aren't even socialist, and they are being sabotaged by the USA. Trump openly colluded with the Saudi government to lower oil prices to fuck them even harder, last month. the US is blocking all food exports to Venezuela.

basically "how many Latin Americans does the CIA need to kill before you realize socialism is bad?"

arguments over whether Leninism is left-wing or right-wing, like ffs Rosa already wrote her thing outlining this, the USSR is gone, it's not really a productive debate anymore.

nobody on my friends list wants to talk about economics or domestic policy or revolution or anything, they are far more concerned about whether cishet aces count as LGBT (whether not wanting to have sex qualifies you as oppressed) like wtf are you trying to solve by discussing this? if straight people wanted to "sneak in" to our club meetings, they could say they were gay. who fucking cares? cishet aces make up like 1% of aces, who themselves make up like 0.1% of the population. shut up. let's talk about worker cooperatives and civilian militias.

I know I'm gonna get people disagreeing with me on this next one:

I don't like the "fuck men" or "fuck straight/white people" rhetoric one fucking bit.

discriminating against someone based on their sexuality or race is despicable to me. even if it's "punching up", I don't care.

we are giving Alex Jones material at this point. we can't have a movement where we alienate people and make them feel unwanted. white dudes feel like the left hates them because there's tons of this "fuck them haha it was just a joke" haha PRANKD. it's giving Nazis a bunch of dejected white dudes, who feel like they have no place in the left. it fucking proves their point about "white genocide" because we are animus to people who have done literally nothing wrong, in their eyes.

it takes time to develop the nuance and understand privilege, but they're not gonna stick around to learn if we contantly say they are all pigs. for people who think that white dudes hold the keys to society, it seems like shooting yourself in the foot to constantly bash them.

the American left has this whole sociological theory surrounding intersectionality, where they have started treating "gender struggle" and "race struggle" as more important than class struggle. the only way we can conclusively solve the gender/race problem is by first removing capitalism. capitalism is the driving force that perpetuates this discrimination. they can extract more profits from people who themselves are less valuable. those who own the media have an incentive to keep bigotry alive.

that's it for now, comrades.


transgendall wrote

Spotify has a playlist that's like your "weekly selection" based on your listening habits and liked tracks.

I also have youtube on my TV, and will let it play mixes while I'm reading. i used to frequent Pandora, but I've kinda moved away from it in favor of Spotify. also I'll lurk or participate in fb music groups, and I used to browse /mu/ and watch fantano reviews, but I outgrew that pretty fastly.