the practice of leninism during the RR, dismantling workers councils that weren’t affiliated to the Bolsheviks. the subsitutionism, the condescension around the ability of the working class to develop consciousness without the intervention of a Vanguard Party etc. these things aren’t particuarly related to Marxism from what I can tell.
beyond that, Leninism as it’s been practiced in the anglosphere since the end of the second world war has been utterly fucking terrible. voluntarism, absurd centralism. just lots of bad politics, basically.
I've always found the "I date outside my race because black women hate black nerdy guys" trope strange. Often, there are plenty of black nerd girls that are checking for black nerd boys. But black nerd boys often don't check for those girls if they don't look like the light-skinned video vixen types that are usual glorified as the ideal black woman (not to knock them). Really, there were plenty of interested black girls. You ignored them b/c you hold black women to absurd standards of beauty.
“Often, there are plenty of black nerd girls that
are checking for black nerd boys. But black nerd boys often don’t check
for those girls if they don’t look like the light-skinned video vixen
types that are usual glorified as the ideal black woman (not to knock
them). Really, there were plenty of interested black girls. You ignored
them b/c you hold black women to absurd standards of beauty.”
^This, this, this, and that!!! I’ve said this myself. It wasn’t that black girls weren’t checking for them. They wanted a certain type of girl, and when they couldn’t get her, they took it all on all black women. They didn’t want the nerdy black girls like them. They wanted the girls that only wanted the jocks and football players because they too, the popular girls, the model types, etc, while they paid girls like them dust. Like I said, they sell people those sob stories but in reality, they are no different.
why showcase black chyna? she's such a fake ho!!!! you should be boosting women who aren't afraid to be their natural selves. just saying
you mean you fixed your wretched little fingers to type this absurd message meant to shame a black woman in this of all forums and never once saw the irony in you complaining about women not being their “natural selves” while you hide behind an anon face to send mean messages on tumblr dot com???????????????????
The new Steam Powered Giraffe album(s) are fuggin rad. The harmonies carry the songs hauntingly, there’s a heavy mix of human plot & fantastical absurdities, and the story is thrilling & personal. I heard acoustic versions of a lot of these songs before the album was finished and hearing them completed is like learning a good idea turned into exactly what you wanted. These albums are wild and got me to cry, once over a satellite, so if you were considering getting them: do. I’m not being gushy or overly fluffy, it’s just wild & I think these are the best albums they’ve done by far. Its like watching the loose edges of SPG just sloooowly begin to drift together.