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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
A Letter to the WorldDearest friends... For a long time I have been wanting to speak my mind on something that has been bothering me... Until now, I have not had the words to express myself, and I have not known what to do to make it known... but recently I have come to realize that if I say nothing.... it is worse than saying the wrong things... I have always believed that the world is filled with good people... people who are kind, compassionate, cheerful, and honest. People who balance out the bad in the world, simply by being who they are. The angels in the world. Being good in their hearts so that they shine like a light in the darkness. Leading by example, and sharing their love with those around them to help make the world a better place. I still believe this. However, I have seen people who I have known..... I see people who I know to be kind, gentle souls slowly losing that love...
And it breaks my heart. Smiles grow dull, laughter starts to come not from that place in our hearts that feels joy bu
GayOne thing you can notice everywhere on the web, is the abuse of the different variations to describe a homosexual.
Go onto the YouTube comment section for any big hit video, and you will see “gay” dropped every other comment or so.
Just now, I read a rather long comment argument where a rather cruel individual referred to every homosexual out there as “mentally sick”
And of course the YouTube section responded with rage.
Black people have come a long way since the days of slavery.
The Homosexual community has come a long way since the religious days.
But the discrimination of either of these two examples will never stop, because we are still talking about it.
Did you ever see Morgan Freeman on “60 Minutes”?
He didn’t want a “Black history month” program running, he said that the only way to stop racism was for everyone to stop talking about it.
I fully agree to that, and yes, I realize it may appear a bit hypocritical to sit here an
Propaganda PastThis is what we where given
A man has no right to complain
A long time ago we were protectors
Given the beauty yet turned to corruption
In our hands and we covered that pain with masks
Leering at the gift that spoke
We turned on each other, lack of care
With no one held dear we conquered
Left the loss of hope for better things
Money, Fame, Glory, it seemed like the answer
Without claim we have no reason to do anything
Our purpose rising to heaven, burning like fragrance
Without hope men will become desperate
Our enemy being concealed
Delivering catastrophes on media driven frenzy
Having no power except information, a jilted spirit
Back than we were protectors
We lost love but claimed we were blameless
Now it's broadcast for all to see
Are essence poisoned and refined to sugar
That which was noble has been delivered as spoiled
If we could take it all back
If we could repair the tragedy
Let's start by leaving the shame of our past
And disregard the failures that we blamed on our f
Star-filled SkiesCool breeze,
brushing through the trees
For the chill of it all?
The silence and the darkness?
What darkness, he asks.
Met with confused looks,
yet he just gazes up.
The stars, you see,
they over shine the darkness,
which is why we see them.
And the best thing is that
no matter who you are
how old you are
what you do in life
what you believe in
who you love
who you don't
you always see the stars and the moon
given a bit of time and luck of weather.
So while others wait for the sun every day
I simply wish for the stars every night.
They Say - Don't be a heroThey say that being a hero is somewhat stupid,
that bravery enacted by those who are not empowered allow them to suffer futility in their actions and bring about a greater loss than if they had kept to themselves.
“Don’t be a hero.” They say, in order to keep people’s greater instincts suppressed
and cause those to think rather than to act.
But what the Hero themselves don’t always know is that
they have the power to succeed,
that their actions can bring about a greater future,
and that with their willpower and creative thinking,
any evil doesn't have a chance.
Being a hero isn't about thinking, it is about sacrifice.
The FactoryThe factory opens to its workers.
When the clock ticks, the gears spin.
Once the demand for the day is set, the smiths work.
One hand to focus, the other holding the hammer.
When the metal flows, the hammer strikes.
One after another, creations of man pour from the factory to the people.
The people enjoy their creations, giving them praise for such wondrous devices.
The leader comes to close.
The gears come to a grinding halt.
A successful day of production.
The clock halts and awaits the dawn of a new day.
horizon lostWe walked along the dry and stony track, high and ever higher, in the highest mountains of the world, and at last we saw the Mountain, the home of beauty, of spirit, and imagination. With green fields in terraces at its holy, truly holy, symmetrical, single foot.
The Blue Mountain, the mountain of beauty and spirit, has a split on one side, from which all the rivers of the world flow out, with all the colours of rainbow and forest, and plain and desert and sky.
In the terraced valley, the sweet and beautiful palace of knowledge and calm reflection, we lived for an era unknown. At last our unresting spirits desired more, ever more. We suddenly desired to leave our contentment. For something new, exciting.
We escaped from the valley of our confinement to peace and beauty. We escaped to our world of ugliness and destruction, and our eternal wanting greed. The fault lies not in the Universe, but in us.
We wanted because of some imperfection within our minds, not knowing that we had a
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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