so communism, socialism, capitalism walked into a bar
communism asked capitalism for a sip of its beer and capitalism threw the table over and said “its a nice idea but itd never work” then everybody ate their own ass. also stalin is the bartender???
remember kids capitalism is right :-)
No, at least not in the 20th century. All the former Soviet countries had states, so that alone shows they were not communist. In addition to that, they were merely state-capitalist economies, where the state monopolizes the entire economic system and runs it like one giant corporation. Communism is about the free association of producers and the direct satisfaction of human needs, not central planning. Finally, communism must be global to actually work. There cannot be “socialism-in-one-state”, which was the economic policy of the Soviet Union under Stalin.
Some of my cool ultra-left poster designs
American politics makes no sense to me. If you call yourself a leftist, you’re considered pro-government. If you call yourself a conservative, you’re considered anti-government. What???
Conservatives and “libertarians” are constantly criticizing socialism for being “inefficient” in allocating goods and services due to the absence of the market. What they don’t realize is that the point of socialism is NOT to sell commodities and make profits. Socialism is about satisfying human needs directly, and not to invest money over and over again for the sake of creating more money.
On Sept. 22, members of the Red River General Membership Branch drove five hours from Fargo to Leith, N.D., to confront members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM, a white nationalist party) who are planning to take over the city’s government to create a white-only town. Community activists from the Standing Rock Reservation in Bismarck, N.D., and residents of surrounding towns attended the protest, as well as members of the Last Real Indians, Anti-Racist Action, and UnityND. The rally drew about 300 people on the anti-fascist side, with the cowardly neo-Nazis only managing to summon about 15 people.
As we drove into town, we saw the police had closed off all but one road. Moving past the police roadblock, we began to see the swastika flag of the enemy flying on buildings and in the town’s park. A member of the Standing Rock Reservation Lakota Tribe greeted us and introduced himself to each of us. We were glad to have met our new allies, as the march would soon begin.
The march down the main street to the neo-Nazis’ meeting hall was led by the local First Nations communities, followed closely by members of our branch, and then by brave residents of the town. A large banner on the main drag of road read, “Anti-Racism is a code word for anti-white” and was accompanied by the flags of Norway, Sweden, the Creativity Movement, the NSM, and various other white power organizations.
Before proceeding to the meeting hall, we stopped in front of the house of Craig Cobb, the neo-Nazi scum behind the fascist plot to buy up land and turn Leith into an all-neo-Nazi town. It was there that we shouted down Cobb and his fascist cohorts. Members and leaders of the Standing Rock Reservation, whose borders are a mere 30 miles from the site, vowed that they would resist the neo-Nazis and refuse to allow the spread of their venomous hatred on their land. Afterwards, Fellow Worker Weise addressed the crowd, explained what the IWW is, and cemented our commitment to the fight against fascism in Leith and around the world.
Shortly after, the NSM marched into the meeting hall, which was heavily protected by the police, intending to strong-arm the residents into accepting their rule. About five minutes into the rally, a woman was escorted out of the hall, screaming that she had been called a communist. She was soon followed by several members of the community who refused to sit through the hate speech.
Around this time, the riot police showed up without identification badges, dressed in their usual storm trooper attire, bearing rubber bullet guns and tear gas launchers. No incidents occurred, however, and the cops simply observed the events.
We chanted and sang until the neo-Nazis’ rally ended and then assaulted them with marina and party-sized air horns. Several exchanges occurred, but the neo-Nazis were unable to spew out anything beyond simple schoolyards insults.
As the day came to a close, a bone-headed pig wearing a Golden Dawn t-shirt and a kilt began playing bagpipes, which we drowned out with air horns and chants. As the orders to disperse started, we were specifically targeted by the local sheriff and told, “This rally is now over. You need to leave or congregate in a different location.” On our way out, we witnessed several local First Nations people tearing down the swastika flags and ripping them apart before getting into their car.
As we went through the barricade, they were stopped and forced to give up the remains of the flag, which the police then threw to the ground and kicked. This is only our first trip to Leith, and plans are in place to return until the Nazi menace is eliminated.
In related news, Craig Cobb, the racist behind the attempted takeover, submitted a DNA sample to the “Trisha Goddard” talk show. And the results say he’s 14% black!
Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Bolshevik Party