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Cake day: Thg 02 28, 2021


Emerican is pretty cool too. He’s currently travelling around the US in a van, working with organizers in person (last I checked).

A lot of the founding fathers were invested in land speculation companies (kinda similar to Blackrock but with less restrictions). And one of their big complaints to the crown was that they weren’t allowed to go on extermination campaigns (like the Beaver Wars) whenever they pleased in order to pressure tribes into selling. The british govt drew a hard line at the Appalachians.

Then after the Revolution, one of George Washington’s first acts in office was to start the Northwest Indian War. History books emphasize the taxation aspect because it’s more sympathetic, but don’t really draw the arrow on the chart connecting the precedents for the Revolutionary War with events like the Trail of Tears and Tecumseh’s war. In the schoolbooks those things just sorta happened…for reasons.

Things just haven’t been the same since apartheid ended in South Africa. It’s a good thing Israel is still doing one!

Past socialist state as in USSR or PRL or DDR for example.

The answer to this should be obvious from the number of Stalin posts and GDR imagery that literally everyone celebrates and never get downvotes. AES obviously had their issues at times but are/were legitimately marxist and necessary alleviators of class antagonisms.

Future, as in the ones for which establishment socialists are fighting, names and scope are probably yet to be decided.

Obviously this would depend on the character of these projects. Good dialectical analysis doesn’t draw conclusions in broad strokes but considers each situation, its historical causes, and the class interests of its proponents. Hence why we celebrate the Bolsheviks and not the Socialist Revolutionary Party.

Identifying with colonizers is cringe. We need to platform more communists from the global south in these modern times.

She did do a lot of work in that, but quite a few citations in her work include Hooks.

These books aren’t fictional? Bell Hooks is an academic who’s been making papers on black rights since the 70s and basically created the groundwork for intersectional feminism.

All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives. In eleven concise chapters, hooks explains how our everyday notions of what it means to give and receive love often fail us, and how these ideals are established in early childhood. She offers a rethinking of self-love (without narcissism) that will bring peace and compassion to our personal and professional lives, and asserts the place of love to end struggles between individuals, in communities, and among societies. Moving from the cultural to the intimate, hooks notes the ties between love and loss and challenges the prevailing notion that romantic love is the most important love of all.

And The Red Deal is a publication by an indigenous movement that’s focused on anti-imperialist education.

The Red Deal is a call for action beyond the scope of the US colonial state. It’s a program for Indigenous liberation, life, and land—an affirmation that colonialism and capitalism must be overturned for this planet to be habitable for human and other-than-human relatives to live dignified lives. The Red Deal is not a response to the Green New Deal, or a “bargain” with the elite and powerful. It’s a deal with the humble people of the earth; a pact that we shall strive for peace and justice and a declaration that movements for justice must come from below and to the left.

Both books would probably be fairly decent intros to understanding the politics of PoC in the US.

A characteristic piece from the era by Paul Johnson in The New York Times Magazine was titled “Colonialism’s Back and Not a Moment Too Soon.”

The article was about the U.S. intervention in Somalia, which Johnson considered “a model for action in other African countries facing similar political collapse.” He concluded in a refrain familiar to Rudyard Kipling that “the civilized world has a mission to go out to these desperate places and govern.”

What the actual fuck. People just say that shit with their whole face?