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Larry Hamelin
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Freedom is not something that is voluntarily given by the oppressor
Never forget that freedom is not something that is voluntarily given by the oppressor. It is something that must be demanded by the oppressed. Freedom is not some lavish dish that the power structure and the white forces in policy-making positions will volu...

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Democracy
The world does not, as far as I know, have any democratic governments. We have republics (and a few monarchies), where some elite, a congress/president or a parliament/prime minister, have privileged political authority, i.e. authority to actually govern. S...

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Carrie Fisher 1956-2016
Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra

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A socialist vanguard party
Donald Trump and the Republican party beat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats because the people are thirsty for radical social change. The Republicans won because the Republican party, although initially hostile to Donald Trump, pivoted quickly to embrace h...

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The revival of the working-class concept
The Revival of the Working-Class Concept : Trump, the Class Struggle and the (Somewhat Overstated) Specter of Fascism, by Gary Leupp What’s really needed is for the Sanders supporters to join with the Trump supporters who would have voted Sanders, and the b...

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Socialism and morality
Socialism is the notion that the material well-being of each member of society is the collective responsibility of all the members. We collectively see to people's material needs because we must . In this sense, even a thoroughly capitalist society such as ...

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What should socialists do?
First of all, do what you want. If you prefer an anarchistic, Occupy-style, response to capitalist rule, do that. If you want to support progressive Democrats, fight for Bernie and his allies. Any resistance is better than no resistance, and any resistance ...

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The current class struggle
The only true class struggle happening now is the struggle between the professional-managerial class (technocrats), represented by the Democratic party, and the capitalist class, represented by the Republican party. The working class is just along for the r...

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Don't resist Trump, resist capitalism
The capitalist ship is sinking fast. That's just what we radicals have been waiting for, n'est ce pas ? I've been arguing for a long time that a radical transformation of society is moral only if the inevitable pain and suffering of such a transformation is...

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Trump and the Hell's Angels
 This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson :  In Hell’s Angels , the gonzo journalist wrote about left-behind people motivated only by “an ethic of total retaliation.” Sound familiar? By Susan McWilliams What’...
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