: "the difference between communism and “communism,” ", @academicfeminist, if you don't mind, could you maybe explain the difference? I think it'd be very helpful for a lot of people. If it isn't too much trouble that is. Or maybe point to a starting point or some good resources to begin with?
OH! Yes. Sorry. That MIGHT be useful. lol
Communism - a social system based in the common ownership among all people of the means of production (anything used in order to produce wealth that is not human). This has never officially been attempted, and from a theoretical standpoint (for Marxists, at least) is the inevitable outcome of capitalism due to a wide variety of factors.
"Communism" - regimes that are typically fascist or totalitarian who use some facets of communist theory in their ideological claims. You see this a lot in what’s called a "top-down" revolution, where the takeover of a country (we’ll use country for this very basic explanation) is started by someone or a group of someones in the upper echelons of society and then continued by that same group without the input or acknowledgement of members of the lower echelons of society.
For more information, marxists.org is pretty amazing, and I’ve linked directly to their beginner’s guide to Marxism.
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We just realized nobody cares about notes. You know these people with no followers and no notes? You all have no notes now. The notes are invisible. Welcome to communism
20:35 pm on Wednesday with Notes
The revolution abolishes private ownership of the means of production and distribution, and with it goes capitalistic business. Personal possession remains only in the things you use. Thus, your watch is your own, but the watch factory belongs to the people. Land, machinery, and all other public utilities will be collective property, neither to be bought nor sold. Actual use will be considered the only title - not to ownership but to possession. The organization of the coal miners, for example, will be in charge of the coal mines, not as owners but as the operating agency. Similarly will the railroad brotherhoods run the railroads, and so on. Collective possession, cooperatively managed in the interests of the community, will take the place of personal ownership privately conducted for profit.
So last night cops arrested 7 protesters, then turned to the rest of the protesters and told them “we’ll release them without bond if you leave (stop protesting)”
They literally turned their own dubiously legal arrests into a hostage situation. They took hostages. Ferguson PD is a terrorist organization and they aren’t even trying to hide that fact any more.
Look at this
You can donate to protesters’ legal defense and bail here
The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.
white vegans be like “honey is unethical because the bees worked so hard on it that’s why I like the completely ethical alternative of sugar harvested by underpaid and abused fieldworkers”
"I’d rather insects be more comfortable than Brown people"
Hey there is no reason I can’t be against honey and buy only fair trade sugar. Veganism is an extension of a commitment to social justice, not a substitute for it.
This is a song about how sometimes you are living in a house, and you’re in high school, and your stepfather is abusing your mother and you, and it really sucks — you have to take a lot of drugs to deal with that, right — well, you don’t have to, I should say, but you probably do. And when you do, they make you feel marginally better but the main thing that makes you feel better is the company of other people who are as damaged as you are or will shortly become as damaged as you are, and you can sense it, because there is an internal sensor if you bear some damage, there is this sensor that says, ‘That person is either damaged or is getting there, and I think I will hang out with her until things get a little brighter’. I play this for a lovely person who wore a cape to school, it’s called This Year.