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Q: there aren't enough posts
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drwhat posted:

Q: there aren't enough posts


This thread is now a general advice column starring me. Questions are welcome, but advice from other people is not. Please make me thread monitor and this my fief.

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Q: what do you think about the universality of protracted peoples war?
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gyrofry posted:

Q: what do you think about the universality of protracted peoples war?


Compared to what

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The hegemonic goal is to clear the people out of nature and then suck nature dry so it can't be used as a basis for anti imperial activity. A desert is a final victory for capital. So yeah in Amerika at least, a return to the countryside is imminently necessary not just to initiate people's war but to ensure there can ever be a material basis for
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jdpon when
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Dimashq posted:

jdpon when


Referring to the previous question, you're going to have to establish a mountain enclave with mass proletarian support, which would take upward of six months even for an entrepreneurial go getter like Carl Icahn or Gina Rineheart. Haha, just kidding. I need specifics about your situation to offer helpful advice, amigo. Be brief, but comprehensive, sparing no minute detail within a 50-75 word limit.

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swampman posted:

The hegemonic goal is to clear the people out of nature and then suck nature dry so it can't be used as a basis for anti imperial activity. A desert is a final victory for capital. So yeah in Amerika at least, a return to the countryside is imminently necessary not just to initiate people's war but to ensure there can ever be a material basis for


yet deserts offer sites of resistance to empire in the middle east right now? im beginning to think this advice column is just a way of hanging out, in a limited fashion

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lo posted:

yet deserts offer sites of resistance to empire in the middle east right now?

Is this some kind of "imperialist Assad regime" hooey? Those big ISIS lads weren't drinking the oil m8

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some of them were drinking the oil
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I'm drinking the cat oil
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oil drinkers
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Q: Do you have any helpful advice for new users
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gyrofry posted:

Q: what do you think about the universality of protracted peoples war?



What are your thoughts on this, gyrofry?

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cars posted:

Q: Do you have any helpful advice for new users


Yes:
-post more threads
-outreach to other forums
-mention the rhizzone in real life
-the subscribe button doesn't seem to do anything
-$50 to the next 3 people who can get "rhizzone.net" aired on a major broadcasting network

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I'm thinking about doing a thread on the political economy of Western Buddhism/Mindfulness/Yoga and political queitism it encourages. I spent a few years caught up in it but now I have a very critical stance.

Would anyone read that? Does anyone have any relevant sources or anecdotes?
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Belphegor posted:

I'm thinking about doing a thread on the political economy of Western Buddhism/Mindfulness/Yoga and political queitism it encourages. I spent a few years caught up in it but now I have a very critical stance.

Would anyone read that? Does anyone have any relevant sources or anecdotes?


i would read that with interest, although i dont really have any particular sources to give you, other than like general knowledge of steve jobs being into buddhism or whatever

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Belphegor posted:

I'm thinking about doing a thread on the political economy of Western Buddhism/Mindfulness/Yoga and political queitism it encourages. I spent a few years caught up in it but now I have a very critical stance.

Would anyone read that? Does anyone have any relevant sources or anecdotes?



yes and not really

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Belphegor posted:

do it



Where to start? It's a vague intrepid path... I was in a group that was unpacking this for a while.

The yogi tea bag mantras are rife with cognitive dissonance. My group put them in cocaine baggies and left them in places.

It's a really hard line. Obviously, a lot there, but I feel like you're gonna end up in Heidegger land if you aren't surgical...

I'm down to riff through my research...

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it’d probably produce more original content to assault mindfulness in tandem with the actual practices of various Buddhist organizations, like “Sokka Gakkai is a cult,” “Tibetan Buddhism is a dethroned monarchy,” or “Tibetan Buddhism covers up sex scandals,” but that might impinge on the spillover into critiquing Eckhart Tolle and the like, depending how wide you want to cast your net.
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swampman posted:

gyrofry posted:

Q: what do you think about the universality of protracted peoples war?

Compared to what


the non-universality of protracted peoples war

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xipe posted:

gyrofry posted:

Q: what do you think about the universality of protracted peoples war?

What are your thoughts on this, gyrofry?


i view it dialectically,

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fief is a pretty funny word
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RIP fief dawg