Remember Bunk from The Wire?
Donald Trump Jr. jokes he'll take half of daughter's Halloween candy to 'teach her about socialism'
Paul Mason writes:
'...As we approach the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, responses will come in three flavours: conservative condemnation; the liberal mixture of admiration and regret; and enthusiastic commemoration. Though I reject Bolshevism, and date the degeneration of the revolution to the early 20s, I will be among those celebrating. The Russian Revolution was an intervention by the masses into history, like the French before it, and it is possible to celebrate that if you also acknowledge and celebrate the fight workers put up against the fairly rapid shutdown of their freedoms that happened in the years afterwards...'
This is such an interesting read:
"The other difference is gender of this profession. In the United States, it is more male-dominated. In Russia as I was starting my professional life, it was considered more of a female occupation. In both programs I studied , girls represented 100% of the class. Guys would go for something that was considered more masculine. These choices included majors like construction engineering and mechanical engineering."
@jd The negative outcomes are associated to socialism/communism (not to the left). It's a perception, so it can be changed, theoretically. But the perception is still so hegemonic. The duty of the left is to establish a solid alternative to this devastating capitalism and stop playing turf games.
'Kennedy considered creating bounty system that valued Castro at 2 cents
The Kennedy administration in 1962 proposed creating a bounty system that would pay Cubans for killing communists, and that valued Castro's life at just 2 cents.
The proposed system is detailed in a report from the White House, and would have offered rewards ranging from 2 cents to $1 million. Officials planned on dropping leaflets by air over Cuba that would have described the prizes for specific communist leaders.
"One final leaflet may be deemed advisable and that one announcing a 0.02 ¢ reward for the delivery of Castro," the memo said.'
@jd Twitter is outright blocked on the Chinese internet. Russia repeatedly threatens to do so if Twitter doesn't delete accounts they hate, which it reportedly few times did. So, why would I imagine something much less terrible than is already happening?
I am no fan of RT/Sputnik and would only post their links on social media for the purpose of ridicule ––– but can you imagine Twitter banning adverts from the NYT because it offends China or Russia? I can't.
@cigazze PPL (Peer Production Licensed) or at least copyfair/copyfarleft.
@Laurelai well... FB is still running those outsourced trauma absorbers in South Asia
people have to look at flagged deathporn all day for crap wages, and they don't last too long :(