Today, lmfao, is #holodomorrememberanceday.
The “holodomor”, or the “intentional mass murder through starvation” perpetrated by the Soviets under Stalin in which 60 million Ukrainians supposedly perished, is one of the foundational lies in the fortress of anti-communism. This myth and distortions of the “Great Chinese Famine” of 1962 makes up the bulk of the numbers in the popular fraudulence that “communism killed 100 million”.
Here is a brief closer look at the famine of 1932 in that region, what is left out of, and what is dishonestly inserted into, the frame of “conventional knowledge”:
1. Famines in the Ukraine were…
Those who have been following me know that I don’t do “trigger warnings” or “content warnings”. But an exception must be made here.
The first person accounts transcribed in the first section are extremely violent and disturbing. But it is important to make these nightmares-inducing horrors known, because they rarely make even the back pages of Western news media, and in order to put into stark relief the concrete reasons for, and absolute urgency of, anti-imperialist struggle.
Be warned. (But this article does end on a positive note.)
A few years ago a dinner party at my home in Berlin…
Mao Zedong lead the emancipation of China from her many slavers. Between 1950 and 1970, under his leadership, average life expectancy doubled from 35 to 70 years, illiteracy was eliminated, the rights of women and minorities were enshrined in law, and crucial groundwork for China’s recent advancements were laid. His contribution to the nation, to Chinese people, as well as to global movements toward liberation, was immense, and can not be under stated. Every lover of peace, equality, justice, and freedom should study Mao Zedong thought, and learn from the legacy and process of the Chinese communist revolution.
The Mujahideen fighters and Al Qaeda were creations of the USA, fundamentalist right-wing jihadists funded by the CIA to fight the progressive socialist Afghan government and the Russian forces who were invited to help against US imperialism, in the last major proxy conflict of the Cold War during the 1990s.
Decades, countless ruined cities, and 27 million Muslim lives lost later, a new use for these fanatic tools of Washington was found: to destabilise a region crucial to China’s epic development project, the Belt and Road Initiative, Xin-Jiang.
DAESH forces in Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been promoting Uyghur separatism…
People in the West who read fear-mongering Western reports on this subject have not much access to actual information. This is a small compendium to share some basic knowledge and understanding.
The social harmony system of China is built mainly for businesses, a bit like the rating systems on Yelp, Google Reviews, or IMDB. For individuals, it will likely completely replace the debt-based credit system of the West with one based on the rewarding of trust-worthy and pro-social behaviour.
It is truly democratic, and affects every member of society in the same way. Honesty, dependability, responsibility, compassion, and ethical choices…
Last week elections saw AfD gain major ground, again, to become the 2nd largest party in many parts of Germany, mostly in the former East, which has always been marginalised, and has recent historically been cannibalised by the West. The majority of the right-voters are not the ageing generation of rightists that liberals assumed: it is the young generations which have been left behind in the last several decades.
No. People do not vote AfD, Brexit, Trump, because “they are just racist”.
They do because their actual experience of life (not good) does not match what dominant capitalist ideology told…
For 150 years of colonial rule, during which Chinese people were third class citizens and protests were violently suppressed, all of HongKong’s politicians and officials were appointed by London. It was only once British control was coming to an end that the colonial administration reluctantly, and cynically, introduced some limited democratic measures to the region, for show. After the hand-over, most of HK regional and state leaders began to be elected: the Communist Party of China brought democracy to Hong Kong in 1997, and will be introducing more in the future.
“Hong Kong was stolen from China during the Opium…
Anti-capitalism is not dangerous to bourgeois kleptocracy, while pro-socialism is its greatest threat.
Not only can all criticism of capitalism, no matter how sharp, be absorbed by the system and neutered without much trouble, but the existence of anti-capitalist commodities in the “market of ideas” reinforces the central fixture of liberal capitalist ideology, the illusion of “speech/thought/press freedoms” and “democracy”.
Anti-capitalism is wholly permitted, and to an extent even encouraged as controlled opposition, but pro-socialism is always disallowed, severely punished, de-platformed, and thoroughly discredited as fringe insanity. No one who defends actual living socialism (as opposed to a lofty set…
Revolution is not speaking truth to power. It is not about being right or feeling righteous. It is not heroic defiance. It is not about purity and virtue, or being pure and appearing virtuous.
Revolution is not about working out personal problems. It is not the expression of emotions, and not a screen on which to replay childhood trauma. It is not blowing off steam or going on adventures. Revolution is not about fantasy, escape, or finding solace. It is not lashing out or taking revenge; not catharsis or therapy.
Revolution is not romance, which is fickle; not passion, which…
by He Zhao, Robert K Tan, Dennis Etler
Many socialist states were destroyed in the late 80s and early 90s, succumbed to pressure, economic violence, sabotage, and relentless destabilisation campaigns from hostile bourgeois regimes. They were torn apart, cannibalised over night, and became vassals of the global neo-liberal order, dooming entire populations to poverty and misery: Yugoslavia, USSR, GDR, etc. The same fate was planned for China, but the Communist Party was able to defeat the counter-revolution, and the country has remained independent to this day.
Deng XiaoPing was ill by 1989, and his imminent exit from office was soon…
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