The CPDA's ManifestoThe CPDA's Manifesto11 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Communism In Life: A Short Manifesto
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
Land of the FreeA factory worker and cashier give birth to a sonLand of the Free6 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Can't go to the hospital, paychecks are done
The mother dies as for the first time her son cries
Leaving the proletarian father to take care of this kid on his own
With only one income, they lose their home
As the father falls into depression following his late wife's death,
His boss decides he's not productive enough to earn his checks
Nothing to eat, nowhere to live
And no one's got charity to give
Is this what you call the "Land of the Free"?
A state built on nothing but greed
Where people are nothing but money-making tools
Slaving for heartless suit-clad ghouls
There is no freedom in this empty place
Let's band together and end the rat race!
The boy is growing up fast and shifting gears
Going to finish high school in a few years
Or he would, but the system never worked for everyone
He can't do math so it's a while before he's done
If he quits he won't be able to survive later in life
Found a girl he wants to make his wife
Hopelessly HauntedHopelessly Haunted6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Locked away in her icy solitude, she bides her time...
Pacing the stones, tapping the glass;
Turning obsequious madness to rhyme...
Winters come, summers pass.
Night after night, still she wanders the halls.
Ghostly existence, barely alive;
Echoes of hysteria... to a lost lover she calls,
"He will soon come to me... soon to arrive."
Wringing needy hands, repeatedly wailing,
"My love, hurry home to me.
On the black waters you are sailing...
home... home to me... return from the sea."
Corrupted waves of fate have already claimed his soul...
She did not hear... refusing acceptance of fact,
Leaping blindly into dementia's bottomless hole.
"He will soon be home... we made a lover's pact."
Just turn your face... turn away.
Her imbecilic bliss will pull you in...
Let her alone... leave her to fray.
Her hope is no crime... her love is no sin.
Locked away in her glacial tower, she passes the time...
Calling to her lover, wishing only to be
in his arms once again... to end her call... to be love
For a 5th InternationalFor a 5th International4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Comrades, For a long time the Left has been without a coherent organization. Ever since the collapse of the Third International and the factionalism of the Fourth has made the Left wing a disorganized movement. There is no lack of willing comrades who truly believe in socialism, But the lack of organization means our efforts may not materialize in the way we want it. Many realize this, and they call for the creation of a Fifth International. However, we lack a specific definition of what this International should be like. How inclusive will it be? What ideological currents will not be accepted? How will it be organized?
Chavez is, at the moment the only powerful force that is accepting the creation of a Fifth International. Since his announcement in 2007, lots of Latin American and Caribbean socialist Parties are agreeing to join this international. His party has enough numbers to start the international on its own. Along with parties from Latin America and elsewhere, it is
What is Socialism?What is Socialism?3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Who Owns What?
Socialism is the collective ownership by all the people of the factories, mills, mines, railroads, land and all other instruments of production.
Socialism means production to satisfy human needs, not as under capitalism, for sale and profit.
Who Runs Things?
Socialism means direct control and management of the industries and social services by the workers through a democratic government based on their nationwide economic organization.
Under socialism, all authority will originate from the workers, integrally united in Socialist Industrial Unions. In each workplace, the rank and file will elect whatever committees or representatives are needed to facilitate production. Within each shop or office division of a plant, the rank and file will participate directly in formulating and implementing all plans necessary for efficient operations.
Local and National Government
PWNED: Stupid TrollInsults mean nothing. And yet, does this guy sound like a sincere argument against anyone?PWNED: Stupid Troll1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
"define what you mean by 'enlightened'".
People THINKING FOR THEMSELVES.
"Admitted to just wanting to instigate arguments"
I said my mission is to make people THINK FOR THEMSELVES.
"Generalize fundamentalists as bigots"
THEY ARE. GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD.
Go suck a dick. Play-pretend? Really? Have you not even looked at my real content? It's obvious that you have no fucking clue what you're talking about.
"Hopefully you will grow out of this phase and if you wanted to actually help this world you wouldn't do it by attaching to a dead backwards movement."
WAKE UP YOURSELF. I have come to the conclusion I have because of the evidence and experiences I have found to be most convincing, not because I'm going through some immature "phase". And it sounds like YOU are being immature, since all you're doing is making generalized insults because you think you're 100% correct- Wh
Every Man's Breaking PointEvery Mans Breaking PointEvery Man's Breaking Point6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I knew I was breaking. Nothing could stop me from my downward spiral. After all, no one had yet to and Id been on it for a long time. I dont know when it began, but it was a long time ago, and I could feel my breaking point coming up fast
Reflections on CommunismReflections on Communism4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Reflections on Communism: Ten Years of Struggle.
Firstly, I would like to thank all the comrades I've known over the years. Without your help and inspiration, without your constant advice and friendship, I would likely have given up. As they say about taking on our Cause, we should be prepared to fight an uphill battle. One that may last our entire lives, if need be. It is a daily fight, one many of us wage while immersed in Capitalist society. Truly, as any dedicated Communist may know, it is not an easy thing. So comrades, I am eternally grateful to the support you have all given me over the years.
Why Did I Follow This Path?
Ten years ago, when I was but a sixteen year old (someone who likely has not enough experience in the world), I had bought a silly little game called Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. Yes, that is right, I had started out to a degree as a "Red Alert Commie". One of those persons who is not a real Communist, but an aesthetic fan. Howe
Zionism: A Threat to JudaismZionism: A Threat to Judaism8 years ago in Editorial More Like This
ZIONISM: THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
By: Spencer Pennington
Ever since 1914, the world as a whole has seen a dramatic change in the political, social, religious, and even economic landscapes. It began with a single gunshot from a member of the Serbian nationalist group "The Black Hand," which resulted in the death of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and as we all know, this single assassination reshaped Human history with the initiation of World War I.
The story has been told a million times over: War broke out across Europe as the Triple Alliance of Russia, France, and Britain rushed in to aid Serbia and Austria-Hungary was backed by Germany and the Ottoman Empire, effectively becoming the coalition known as the Central Powers. While the Germans joined out of a sense of camaraderie for their Austro-Hungarian allies, the Ottomans had joined due to the money that was to be made by supplying Germany and Austria-Hungary with oil for the war, assured of their allie
Love isn't a big thingLove isnt a big thing-Love isn't a big thing6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
its a bunch of small things.
Its how you look at me
like theres nobody but us,
how to all my flaws
you seem oblivious.
You make even silence
Its those sweet nothings
that mean everything.
Its how you think
all my silly jokes are funny.
Your smile makes even
the cloudiest of days feel sunny.
Its how every time we kiss,
my heart skips a beat.
It was the first time our eyes met
that you swept me off my feet.
Its how I could never
get you off my mind
even if I tried.
Ive fallen in love several times,
always with you.
It almost feels too good
to be true.
I could never imagine a future
without you by my side.
So on this day Id like to take the time
To say what I dont say often enough.
I love you.
With all my heart,
with all my soul.
Because of you,
I am whole.
Know that not a day goes by
where I dont thank god
that you are mine.
Love isnt a big thing-
Tactics for the Modern Age.Tactics for the Modern Age.5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Tactics For The Modern Age.
a proposal for Communist strategy in the post-Soviet era
This is my proposal for further actions against bourgeois rule. With the collapse of Soviet Communism, the world-spanning movement has equally collapsed. While the Chinese continue on in a semi-successful manner (from the Socialist perspective), the Communist movement itself is a mere shadow of what it once was. In this fashion, and I'm sure I am not the first to come to the conclusion, we Communists must take a more long-term approach to defeating world Capitalism.
The very first thing we must all accomplish is to strengthen the ties between sections of the Communist movement. To once again unify in a true Internationale (I believe, if accomplished, this would be the fifth such body). By building a organized and truly unified front, we will be stronger and better prepared. While there are ideological issues that separate many comrades, it is now imp
Why Free Market Capitalism FailsIn this essay, I expose the flaws in the two mechanisms that are supposed to power the free market: Adam Smith's invisible hand and trickle down economics. The notion of the invisible hand holds that in a free marketplace, the buyer's self-interest will tend to drive the price down, while the seller's self-interest will tend to drive the price up, so that both parties' self-interest will naturally cause the price to settle on an amount that both find reasonable. Trickle-down economics maintains that the rich are the ones who start and expand businesses and hire employees, so the laws should favor them increasing their wealth as much as possible so they can hire more people, thus growing the economy.Why Free Market Capitalism Fails3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
These concepts look good on paper, but the best way to evaluate any idea is to see how it works in practice. Let's start by analyzing nationa
Communist ManuscriptMY VISION AND VIEWS OF COMMUNISM AND MARXISM.Communist Manuscript6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
BY KYLE KLOECKNER
"It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the spectre of Communism with a manifesto of the party itself." - Manifesto of the Communist Party
Introduction to Communism and Socialism.
In the modern world, many people, Americans in particular, have a one sided view of Communism, like it's the tool of evil. Somehow the words of Karl Marx such as, "The workers of the world have nothing to lose, but their chains, workers of the world unite" have been interpreted as, "we will make you all slaves," or "Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex," maybe taken as, "we will give all your jobs to our women!!!", The real reason western culture portraits Communism as an evil threat is that Soviet Russia posed a threat to American and British financial progress, mainly b
Rape Culture is Bullshit Poster DebunkedYou may or not have stumbled across a poster that has been posted on various sites by MRAs: http://www.avoiceformen.com/portal/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/RCIB.jpgRape Culture is Bullshit Poster Debunked2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Here is what's wrong with it:
Firstly, it attempts to disprove the statistic of 1 in 4 women being raped by the time they finish college; however, the rapes recorded on this graphic came from universities. Secondly, it commits the fallacy known as hasty generalization: 3 recorded universities (which are all in ONE city, which is Pittsburgh) don't in any way come close to representing the 2,700 universities across America. Third, the statement "1 in 4 women will be raped by the time she finishes college" was deliberately taken out of context: the statement does not claim that 1 in 4 women will be raped on campus. These college women in question could be raped anywhere.
In addition, I've researched the universities myself. Outside of this graphic, I've found nothin
Communist QuotesThe Anthology of Communist QuotesCommunist Quotes5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
"Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the laborer." -Karl Marx
" Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks." -Karl Marx
"You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker." -Malcolm X
"Democracy is the road to socialism." -Karl Marx
"Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending." -Karl Marx
"A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution." -Vladimir Lenin
"Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps." -Vladimir Lenin
"Crime is a product of social excess." -Vladimir
Fair Share - An advocacy of communismFair ShareFair Share - An advocacy of communism2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
What if there was a world where people didn’t get jobs just so they could pay their bills, but rather to fulfill their own creative desires? What if the only laws were based on those of nature, and all means of production were democratically controlled, and things like prejudice and supremacism were long forgotten, since there were no classes or state, so there was free, voluntary association of everyone? What is this great world called? It is a communist world, and the method of achieving it is communism.
Under a capitalist society, people are forced to do most of their work for the money since they must pay bills, and if they do pursue their passion, then they are sometimes left with little pay because many of the jobs that are actually enjoyable are taken, or the industry is so big that wage is little. For instance, I have heard from multiple people that telling people you are an artist is the equivalent of saying you get little pay
Why Israhell Do That"You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.Why Israhell Do That6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Leviticus, Chapter 26, verses 7-9
"When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.
" do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them as the Lord your God has commanded you
The Dictatorship of the ProletariatDictatorship of the Proletariat – Democracy through DictatorshipThe Dictatorship of the Proletariat1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Written by: Geopex
Written on: 26 February 2014 – 27 February 2014
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat is a term which garners the attention and use of many individuals when such topics as Socialism and Communism are in discussion, and this can especially be the case in a conversation on the topic of the Soviet Union, or its various satellite states, but what exactly does the term itself mean? There is, indeed, a grave misinterpretation of the application of the dictatorship of the proletariat, in the terms of its functions within a sense of governance. This misunderstanding, of the general function of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, and the understanding of why this misunderstanding occurs, is the topic of this piece of writing.
The application of the word ‘Dictatorship’ is perhaps what leads to this immediate conclusion on the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. Dictatorship is commonly underst
1 Mayis'ta Taksim'de1 Mayis'ta Taksim'de6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
DİSK, KESK, TMMOB ve TTB öncülüğünde demokratik kitle örgütleri, siyasi partiler ve siyasi çevre temsilcileri bugün (15 Nisan) Taksim Gezi Parkında bir basın açıklama yaparak, herkesi 2009 1 Mayısı'nda Taksim 1 Mayıs Alanındaki kutlamalara çağırdı.
Örgütlerin 1 Mayısa ilişkin hazırlıklarını ve görüşlerini Devrimci İşçi Sendikaları Konfederasyonu (DİSK) Genel Başkanı Süleyman Çelebi yaptı.
Çelebi açıklamada, 1977de Taksim Meydanında yapılan 1 Mayıs kutlamalarında 36 işçinin katledildiğini ifade etti. Bu tarihten sonra bu meydanın 1 Mayıs Meydanı olarak özdeşleştiğini belirtti. İşçi sınıfının Taksimde hakları için
Every Objectivist Novel Ever WrittenCHAIRPERSON STRAWMAN: I AM THE SOCIALIST VILLAIN! I AM STUPID AND EVIL BECAUSE I HAVE THE WRONG OPINIONS WHICH IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL TODAY! PAY YOUR TAXES! SHARING IS GOOD! SIEG HEIL JIMMY CARTER!Every Objectivist Novel Ever Written1 year ago in Comedy More Like This
ATLAS FAWKES: I AM SMARTER THAN YOU, STRAWMAN. YOU ARE WRONG BECAUSE I AM RIGHT AND I AM SMARTER THAN YOU BECAUSE I AM RIGHT AND YOU ARE WRONG. ALSO I AM MORE ATTRACTIVE AND YOU ARE QUITE UGLY! DID I MENTION THAT YOU'RE WRONG?
CHAIRPERSON STRAWMAN: I AM LITERALLY TOO STUPID AND EVIL TO COMPREHEND YOUR PERFECTION! I DISAGREE WITH YOUR FLAWLESS IDEALS BECAUSE I HATE MYSELF FOR SOME REASON, NOW I AM GOING TO EAT A BABY AND MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO HAVE NEW IDEAS BECAUSE THAT'S TOTALLY A THING MY SIDE ADVOCATES!
ATLAS FAWKE'S LOVE INTEREST: I AM A FREE THINKER BECAUSE I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THE AUTHOR, I MEAN ATLAS FAWKES, SAYS.
ATLAS FAWKES: WOMAN, I AM GOING TO RAPE YOU BECAUSE I AM A REAL MAN AND EMPATHY IS FOR MARXISTS AND WEAK WOMANLY HOMOSEXUALS AND I AM NOT A MARXIST NOR A WEAK WOMANLY H
CPDA Group Policy 2012CPDA Group Policy 20123 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
CPDA Group Policy 2012
COMMUNIST PARTY OF DEVIANT ART REVISED GROUP POLICY.
Dear comrades of the CPDA,
Effective immediately, there are further changes to our group policy. These changes have been implemented by the Central Committee of the CPDA, and voted into Policy by the Central Executive Committee, in an effort to better serve our goals and mission.
The revised group policy is:
1. The Communist Party of deviantART is designed for numerous variants of communistic thought. Marxists and non-Marxists are welcome. Likewise, other leftists such as anarchists are welcome, and even those who are willing to learn of Communism are welcome. While the Communist Party of deviantART realizes that disagreements in ideological beliefs shall arise among members, we ask that debates be kept respectful and mature. Opposing beliefs (e.g. capitalists) must keep their questions and arguments respectful and mature as well.
2. The Communist Party of deviantART has no official line of thought. This means
On Both Fascism and SocialismOn Fascism, Socialism and the Objections to EachOn Both Fascism and Socialism2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As someone on the far Left, I often have to deal with people who have complete misconceptions or blame me for an event in history I had no hand in. Or someone goes and tries to insult me, and my neighbour’s cat seems to display more brainpower. Sometimes, people lump me in with Stalinists or Satanists, which is not the case at all. Some even call me a “Commie” and a “Nazi” in the same sentence (which I will smash down shortly here) But it’s also important to understand those on the Right, so as to understand why they believe what they do.
Often someone will say “I hate Communism! I will never forget (insert atrocities committed by the USSR/ China/Korea/Etc.)!” This dialogue often takes the form of the “Stalin Killed 50 Million People Card”, saying “Oh, well, Stalin killed 50 million people, so Communism is evil, oppressive and wrong”. THEY are wrong for a plethora of