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The Situation in IraqGreetings, comrades of the CPDA!
I apologize for taking so long to write this, however I was pre-occupied with studies amongst other things. This should have been written 3 weeks ago, but things got in the way. However, I can now so, let us begin. Feel free to skip to whatever section you prefer, as this is a relatively long paper.
Note: This is not my usual political-theorizing; this is mostly a retelling of what's going on in Iraq, plus outlooks from an Arab's and a Marxist's perspective. Feel free to ask any questions.
Iraq is a country in South-Western Asia that has historically been called “”Mesopotamia”, the Cradle of Civilization. Everything from writing, organized farming, cities, mathematics, astronomy, and organized military originates from that ancient land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. I say this to keep you, the reader, aware of the fact that Iraq isn’t “just some country”, it’s the birthplace o
The Problems with Anarcho-CapitalismWe’ve all heard of the great lie of the bourgeois; of the Capitalists. When confronted with the horrors of the immoral system, they do nothing but scream “that’s not real Capitalism!”, whilst attempting to wash away the crimes of it. They cry over non-invasive governments, of allowing the system to not be manipulated with, unregulated Capitalism; free enterprise.
As Communists we see through their outright fallaciousness, however many seem to swear by the notion of unregulated free enterprise. How would it look like? How would it benefit? How does it differ from our modern-day Capitalism?
They claim it creates jobs and allows for employment for everyone, they state wild distortions and promises of wealth and success to those who “work hard enough”. Besides the blatant hypocrisy of that statement, it is more than easy to disprove such outrageousness. How about those who slave away, endless hours a month, with no education, healthcare, or work-r
Human Nature - Stagnant, or Manipulable?Greetings, comrades of the CPDA!
This is an extract from a debate I had with a particular anti-Communist, in which I explained to him how human nature can be manipulated and shaped, making the "Communism is against human nature" argument completely fall apart.
"As a Communist, I fluently understand the base-superstucture theory, which easily explains why you believe that human nature is naturally "evil" and "greedy". Basically, there is a base, which is the Socio-Economic system (Capitalism in this case). It includes the relations and means of production, meaning the Bourgeois own the means of production, and the relations, meaning the bourgeois exploits the proletariat. This creates and continuously shapes the superstructure, which is basically an array of society. For example, politics, religion, family setup, media, human nature amongst many more things. The superstructure, since it is formed from the base, continuously reinforces the base.
I'll word it like this: T
On Nazism and Socialism - Practice vs TheoryGreetings, comrades of the CPDA!
I recently stumbled upon this piece of supreme idiocy whilst randomly browsing DA:
Once I put my mind back together after witnessing such extreme ignorance regarding history, politics, economy and general knowledge, I decided to write something in response to it.
Nazi Germany was a state within central Europe which existed between 1933 and 1945, and ended up starting World War II, or “The Great Patriotic War”, as known to the Russians. Nazi Germany was ruled by Adolf Hitler, and his party, the National Socialist German Worker’s party (NSDAP, “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei”). The war the Fascists brought upon the world resulted in the deaths of 50 million people, at the lowest estimates, and 110 million, at the highest.
Many historians argue over what ideology Nazi Germany followed, since they are cl
On the Deaths under Capitalism and 'Communism'Greetings, comrades of the CPDA!
Excuse my inactivity; I have been preoccupied with studies for a while now. I have however found a small window of time in which I am able to write this. Expect around 6 more essays in the near future (about actual theory, not silly anti-Communist disputing).
EDIT: I actually heavily despise how I wrote this >_>
After working on this for a little while, I realized how pointless it is. While it is true that Capitalism has inherently caused the deaths on many, many people, and that Communism has killed literally zero people, since it never existed, I found this futile. It all fell down to defending the USSR, PRC and all other “Communist” countries, which are actually quite far from it. Realistic figures for the so-called “Communist” countries range between 30-50 million (which are from famines mostly, yet I did not factor in famines under Capitalism since the death toll would sky-rocket), while the horrifically exaggerated n
Quotations from myself, a Marxist-LeninistThis is a list of quotes that I've said over the years, of which some I believe might provide a nice perspective for some people.
Feel free to use them in any way you wish.
"Humanity will never know all the answers, therefore God will always exist."
"Democracy is the best system money can buy."
"Force works after reason fails."
"Education is the strongest weapon of the masses!"
"The weakness of the party means the weakness of the state."
"You can't inspire victory if you don't believe in it yourself."
"I am neither righteous or evil in deeds, I am merely human."
"A skilled totalitarian is a greater asset to the people than a Democracy of ignorance."
"Always take advantage of the situation one may be in, whilst remaining in good deeds."
"Those who believe they are free, are the ones truly enslaved."
"Don't trust those that may abandon you."
"Doubt is your greatest enemy."
"Everything in life can be justified."
"Men should not act as Gods, just as Gods should not act like men."
"A man ha
Inspired ProseWe all have things to say, most of us have something we really believe, or multiple things we could talk about for hours at a time; things that manifest themselves when you’re in the moment, when you’re not distracted with redundant information masquerading as truth and news. When you have a moment with yourself, and your life, and life as we know it is shifted into focus, put into perspective, you must realise how transient it all is. This increasingly dominant westernised way of thinking, and acting is not only promoting ignorance, and stupidity, but solidifying our stunted growth as humans and as our true selves –– whether that be a soul, a spirit or an energy.
To some this may be exhausting to think about, and to read about –– to me it’s exhausting to be surrounded by those that don’t think this on a regular basis, as they’ve already been poisoned by something; by the media, by experience, by the government, by societ
EncouragmentOur days are numbered, and ain't that true?
You look on the news and only see whats prophecized in the Book of Revelations, but what can you do?
It's important that we expose people to Christ and his miracles. No, we cannot always influence them to believe, but we can at least tell them about the man of peace.
As for those who do/ who are beginning to realize Christ, try not to look forward to the upcoming days, but to Christ coming back. No matter what trials society tries to give us, no matter the discrimination we will feel, just always take refuge in Christ.
No matter what happens, if you believe Christ with all your heart and you choose to live by his ways, you will have a place in his home.
Redemptive SufferingThe fear of suffering, pain, and death seem like unconquerable mysteries. My time here at CPE [clinical pastoral education] has helped me to understand, via experience, that they are not necessarily things that need to be conquered. No amount of faith excludes us from experience pain, loneliness, and death. Money, power, and other earthly things makes these three experiences even worse. With this in mind, I began to wonder if the words of Qoheleth were not as negative as they appear: “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecc 1:2). Earthly things will pass which also means these things, both good and bad, will pass. Yet this does not ease the blow of the mystery of suffering and death. Even if they pass away they still remain with us our whole lives.
For me, this mystery is one that is only solved by the Cross. The cross is, for me, the foundation of my theology the ministry I do. The cross is the Incarnational moment where love and suffering meet. Love because
Lost in the Spiritual WorldMy Darkness:
I have been meditating since I was 12 years of age. It was not only to escape the world around me but it helped me a lot in doing so. A world full of bullying beings addicted to matter of all kind. At that time I lost sense nearly completely. I really was cut up from the world at my young age, seeking shelter in astral travel. Just to differentiate from them, not to put myself with them on one level, to detach myself from material the best I could. And I felt that I did not need it. There was no contact to other people and I neglected my body completely.
I came to know that it was a wrong way and I changed to another extreme that looked like helping others at any risk, running against walls, bashing my head, giving all but receiving mostly nothing, self-sacrifice as I was not able to help myself.
The last change took place in 1995 and I feel that this is now the right way for me.
During my astral experiences over three decades I have met a lot of entities out there, on the
Infinity Complex.Infinity Complex.
This is something that has been on my mind for a little bit. I would like to share this complex with everyone, and find out if anyone else has thought of this.
The infinity complex is just that. A complex cycle of infinity.
Let's say I am traveling space, and 'ascending'. I reach far into space and reach a sign. (Theoretically) The sign says "YOU SHALL NOT PASS". The complex begins.
Why is the sign there? Who made the sign? If not whom, what made the sign? What made what made the sign? Why can I not pass the sign? Is there something stopping me from passing the sign? If so, is this the end of the universe? Is this something beyond the sign? Why would it be there in the first place? Is there something it doesn't wish me or anything to see? What created what that made this barrier? Is there something beyond what created what? Why can I read the sign? Why is it in my language? Is it in different languages depending on the thing that perceives it? If so, why? If
THE PROMISED BAPTISM WITH HOLY GHOST"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in M
Don't Get Me WrongIn the old days the quickest fast track to fame and glory involved sleepless hours, relentless drawings, painting, and studies month after month, and years of work to create a single masterpiece that would insure them that their name would be carved on the marble pillars in the great hall of history's famed and legendary artists. However, (and not all that surprising) one would only need to create MLP Fan Art in order to cast such a great shadow over all other artists that came before them.
A Little Thought on the Education SystemI've always had a problem with the overall method of education that goes about in our paradigm. My main focus was the fact that teachers and professors grade students; why is that?
To gauge a student's performance, surely.
But why is it single-sided?
How so is it that educators are made into authority figures that, in most cases, abuse their power?
It's simple, these traditions are nothing but rules dictated by our flawed past.
This must change if we are to witness any global improvement in overall performance of students within all fields.
I personally believe that this problem can be easily remedied through a more "three-dimensional" grading system. One in which educators are allowed to grade students on their performance as usual, but also a system in which students are allowed to grade teachers, to gauge their performance.
This system would function, simply put, as such:
Students are allowed to grade their educators, and if they fall below a certain level, they would have to
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