It is not true that socialism will arise automatically from the daily struggle of the working class. Socialism will be the consequence of (1), the growing contradictions of capitalist economy and (2), of the comprehension by the working class of the unavailability of the suppression of these contradictions through a social transformation. When, in the manner of revisionism, the first condition is denied and the second rejected, the labour movement finds itself reduced to a simple co-operative and reformist movement. We move here in a straight line toward the total abandonment of the class viewpoint.
—  Rosa Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution
If there is to be revolution, there must be a revolutionary party. Without a revolutionary party built on the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary theory and in the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary style, it is impossible to lead the working class and the broad masses of the people in defeating imperialism and its running dogs.
—  Mao Tse-tung, “Revolutionary Forces of the World Unite, Fight Against Imperialist Aggression!”

anonymous said:

one key problem i have with communism is the emphasis put on the state. Which is an invention made by humans and is a nonexistant concept without human enforcement. The only thing we know for sure is what we ourselves like and value.

Yes, the state is a human force. Does this imply an ethics? Communism also aims to abolish the state anyway, socialism is the stage in which a state is still utilized, but the point is to change the class rule expressed through the state. And the ultimate goal is to end all class antagonisms, at which point the state as we currently know it would necessarily cease to exist. 

Okay so teaismeteaiswe asked me to explain why cuba doesn’t have Starbucks and why cubans don’t pay taxes:

Okay Cuba is a communist country and USA has an embargo on Cuba thus Cuba has no American stores or American products. All cuban stores or products are usually from ally countries in Latin American or Russia.

Very brief history:

> cuba was inhabited by Indians
> Spain colonized and exploited the country.
> Spanish American war happened and cuban gained its independence from Spain
> cuba was capitalist
> America (USA) and fulgencio Batista ( corrupt president of cuba at the time ) began to exploit Cuba, taking all the resources, sugar, coffee and money, made Cuba into a paradise for American gangs while Cubans were poor as fuck.
> Fidel Castro was tired of that shit so he decided to invade his own country with an army of under 100 men ( if I recall well) including CHE GUEVARA to overthrow the government of fulgencio Batista and start a whole new order.

> this was the cuban revolution 1959
> Cuba became communist as Fidel Castro became leader.

> Cubans who were corrupt, capitalist or owned major businesses escaped cuba to the USA because they didn’t want to live in a communist country. They are known as cuban exiles and they usually love in Florida now.

> John f Kennedy the president if the USA at the time didn’t like the fact that communism was happening 90 miles from the USA. So he decided to create an embargo agaisnt cuba to assure that nothing from USA goes to cuba and nothing from cuba can make it to the USA until cuba decides to be “capitalist” and “democratic”.

> ever since JOHN F KENNEDY’s embargo cuba has not been able to establish any American businesses or have much contact with USA at all thus everything cuba has is from either Russia, Latin America or certain parts of Europe. This is why there are only 1950 cars and cuba seems to be frozen in time. John f Kennedy was also afraid cuba would spread communism throught USA.

> everyone in the USA associated with cuba or was a thought to be communist was under investigation and had their constitutional rights violated and was immediately under watch by the FBI.

> more communist persecution and oppression happened in the USA

> FBI AND CIA tried assassinating Fidel Castro over 600 hundred times and failed.

> this day the propaganda of the Cold War and anti communism is spread through America with much bias and lies.

> people who own small businesses in Cuba have to pay taxes ever since this year.

Cuba tends to be anti American because USA wants to force their government and style of life up their noses. In conclusion there isn’t a Starbucks or McDonalds because America doesn’t let Cuba have them
And because those are major chain restaurants ( aka capitalism which is rejected in cuba).

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I was going through old files on my computer and dug up this little thing. It was supposed to be projected onto an enormous communist flag for the opening of my final drama exam piece and I spent over a week making it. After fretting for ages over whether the Red Square parade should come at the start or end and whether the fading out was a second too long, I ended up with a beautiful, magnificent, enthralling projection of… a blue screen. Though this slight technological hiccup didn’t take away too much from the performance it was rather disheartening sitting behind that flag (awaiting my torture scene, which seemed to have occurred 30 seconds early). So I’ve decided to post it here just to put my mind to rest as it’s been over a year and I still can’t stop being mildly annoyed at the person who was in charge of the technical stuff whenever I think back to it. Watch it, don’t watch it, I don’t mind but if you feel like your day has severely lacked some communism and good ol’ Stalin, go for it.

Marx’s anti-humanism, as it operates within historical materialism, thus means a refusal to root the explanation of social formations and their history in a concept of man with theoretical pretensions, that is, a concept of man as an originating subject, one in whom originate his needs (homo oeconomicus), his thoughts (homo rationalis), and his acts and struggles (homo moralis, juridicus and politicus)
—  Louis Althusser, Essays in Self-Criticism p. 205
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