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I didn't like the direction that my previous blog was going, so I made this one.
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A comrade of mine showed me this PDF which might be interesting to read.
http://libcom.org/files/4927-pannekoek_a...orkers.pdf
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I was looking through several threads in the "Frag Arena" subsection, and I found this:

"We've got this bullshitty rant, political part of the forum which talks about liberalism, democratism, and all of these shitty anti-religious threads. FUCK!!!"

I should become a Bordigist to satisfy anyone who has objected to the liberalism and democratism of the PP&P subsection a year ago.

The anti-religion part, well, maybe Bordiga can be our God?

And Jacques Camatte is our Judas.

We'll make this work out, somehow, well, not we, because me. I am bored of this.

Anyway, I am expecting to post some notes of what I recently read in the PDF posted above (The first two pages). It's mostly paraphrasing (or straight out copying, I don't know, I need to check.), which is what I apparently seem born to do. Fuck you, teachers who expect me to not do notes likes this (or do "notes" at all.)
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The Frag Arena threads are relatively old. I think the ones you're referring to are a different era of users.

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Voilà, my masterpiece:

Quote:http://libcom.org/files/4927-pannekoek_a...orkers.pdf
(Pages 1 and half of 2)
Along with (Herman) Gorter, apparently was more famous in American communist politics than Lenin and Trotsky.
Factors for his obscurity today:
-Unlike Luxemburg, Lenin, Trotsky, etc, was "purely theoretical", not much of a "leader".
-Highest party position: Chairman at Leiden Branch of the Dutch SDAP (Sociaal Democratische Arbeiders Partij, Social Democratic Workers' Party)
-Break with Comintern caused "Pannekoek [to lose] touch with any movement of consequence"
-"Problem of inaccessibility" to his writings (We don't have much of an issue with that nowadays with the Marxist Internet Archive and other archives providing his works on political theory.)
-Wrote mostly in Dutch, used many pseudonyms
-Appearance of writings on mostly obscure publications

Nature of the socialist/labor movements and theory evolved much during his (considerably long) life.

Militant in Dutch and German Social Democrat parties prior to 1914.
Collaborated with (Karl) Kautsky on Neue Zeit
Emerged along with Luxemburg as leader of left-wing of German SPD
Gained fame with 1912 Neue Ziet(?) polemic against Kautsky. Early left-wing critic of the social democratic movement.
Called for a new International during WWI (as possibly a response to the nationalistic and "Social Patriot" sympathies of the many parties involved in The Second International)
Militant and revolutionary leading figure in the Zimmerwald anti-war movement.
Left-wing/left communist critic of Leninism.
Along with Gorter, was a leading theoretician of the KAPD (Kommunistische Arbeiter-Partei Deutschlands, Communist Workers' Party of Germany, which was split from the Communist Party of Germany in 1920.)
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Joōóòôöõőøǫǫ́ȱṏȯke of the day (I took my time to copy and paste from each of the lower-case Os with diacritics on Wiktionary, damn it.)

Quote:During the purges, three prisoners in Siberia find themselves sharing a cell together. After a long silence between them, one asks, "So, what are you in for?"

The second cellmate replies, "I'm innocent, of course - but they put me here for defending Karl Radek."

The first shouts back in astonishment, "What?! But I'm here for denouncing Karl Radek!"

Both prisoners pause awkwardly.. then their gaze turns to the third cellmate, sitting quietly in the dark corner. "Hey you," they ask, "what are you in for?"

The third cellmate says back, "I'm Karl Radek."
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Interesting trivia:
Rosa Luxemburg was born on March 5, and Stalin died on March 5.
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Quote:Ralph Miliband argued that the Labour Party would never deliver socialism for the working class.

Now his son has become Labour leader in order to prove it!
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Since I am bringing this up, some of you might remember that I discussed on playing various SimCity games in my introduction thread. Well, I'd just like to make a few statements on one of them.

In SimCity Societies, there was a set of many models (Housing, venues, decorations (Sculptures, parks, fountains)) under the Authoritarian theme. Many of the models resembled architecture under Stalinism, Italian Fascism (A lot of the bigger buildings somewhat resembled right-wing Futurist things of what some of them hoped for the Fascists to accomplish), and Nazism (This may not be as prominent, I'm not sure as I haven't played in a while, but I think the llama statue could be counted in this one.).

I'll probably share a couple of screenshots soon if I can find them.
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I remember making a big authoritarian sandbox city. Societies was a decent game, if not really a SimCity game. I'd like to see any photos you took, too.
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I actually still have Societies on my computer. Yeah, it's pretty fun and allows you to be quite creative, but it's not a SimCity. Not a traditional one, at least.

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I could not find my Societies disc so I can't take any new screenshots, but I do have some on my pen drive:
Hidden stuff:
(This is SimSenegal, loosely based on Sub-Saharan African capital cities with contrasting cityscapes of skyscrapers and highrises in the financial district/downtown area and the slums and eyesores in and around it.)
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(04-24-2014 10:35 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  The Frag Arena threads are relatively old. I think the ones you're referring to are a different era of users.

Check our birthdays.


If any of you want to read some Gramsci stuff, translations of most of his works are available here: https://web.archive.org/web/200712280434...e/gramsci/
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Quote:Check our birthdays.

Same month and day, just a year apart. I'm warning you, Hans (Hehehe).
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I found my Destinations disc. I will probably take a couple of screenshots of several buildings.
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So, I've been playing Destinations for the first time in a few months, and I've realized that the Small Statue thing is based on a Yugoslav monument.
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Man you're really good with this stuff.

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(04-29-2014 02:44 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Man you're really good with this stuff.

Hans.. [Image: 001_wub.gif]
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http://www.marxists.org/ ?

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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The Marxist Internet Archive is glorious.
The downside is that they easily give in to copyright weirdos.
I think mostly Trotskyists run that site, which explains Stalin and Mao being under only the reference section.
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Damn. That removal thing wasn't there a few months ago.

What a load of crap.

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(04-30-2014 02:28 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Damn. That removal thing wasn't there a few months ago.

What a load of crap.

The same publishers just did it again, with Marx and Engels:

http://www.revleft.com/vb/mia-takes-down...index.html

Some replies:

http://www.revleft.com/vb/showpost.php?p...stcount=20

http://www.revleft.com/vb/showpost.php?p...stcount=40
Quote:Well the last sentence is true - but for us it means something else than it did for them, I think. So an online resource that has provided easy access to the works of Marx and Engels, for thousands of people throughout the world, should be gutted, so that Lawrence and Wisham can print Renewal, "a quarterly journal of social democracy, committed to modernisation, but keen to open discussion about the forms it might take".

Seriously, fuck their small business, fuck their liberalism and social democracy, and fuck all "independent radical publisher" radhipster douchebaggery.

http://www.revleft.com/vb/showpost.php?p...stcount=50

http://www.revleft.com/vb/showpost.php?p...stcount=55
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This is for a special someone.

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http://libcom.org/forums/libcommunity/an...s-30012013
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More for my favorite comrade <3

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Filler.
I'll put something here later.
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2nd Filler.
I'll put something here later.
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3rd Filler.
I'll put something here later.
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4th Filler.
I'll put something here later.
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5th Filler.
I'll put something here later.
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