Deals with how the left has failed to actually build a successful alternative to neoliberalism and talks at length about the history of how not only the ways we've failed but importantly how neoliberalism asserted itself as the dominant ideology. In fact, the rise of neoliberalism has many parallels with the emerging far right of today.
It also suggests ways we can go forward in synthesizing a new vision fit to today's task of building s socialist future.
Went to reddit to see how /r/socialism was reacting to Hong Kong and of course there's a bunch of redirection to "real struggles" and downplaying of the popular uprising going on.
Fuckin tankies are hilarious man lol. They don't give a shit about popular will but that's a surprise to exactly no one.
Like I get that it's a two way street and the left needs to organize better, people don't know where to find the movement cause it isn't televised, etc.
But shit, come on. Everytime protests come up people act like the US, home of some of the bloodiest labor struggles, is fucking helpless.
I would post on reddit if it mattered because people's sense of helplessness is infuriating.
Ffs, go to a meeting, show up to a protest, do something.
If you search protest in facebook you'll find something, especially in a city. Shit is happening in the US but they're all like "Americans are too lazy, good luck hong kong WHAT CAN *WE* DO THOUGH?"
Fucking come on. Not to be a prick but it's not hard. People who are more oppressed than redditors figure it out so step your game up.
What does it take to build a general strike?
Recently my partner and I celebrated our two year anniversary. I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my experiences not only dating, but now also maintaining a relationship. It may not be my first, but it's been a pretty awesome journey. I hope this will be useful to those interested in talking about and learning more on both, but mostly I just know younger me would have appreciated these notes lol. Long but good, enjoy!
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