#161

crustpunk_trotsky posted:
i'd rather be dead than have freedom of speech

#162
yeah pretty much
#163
Life and Terror in Stalin's Russia is really good
#164

BoogerTWashington posted:
Life and Terror in Stalin's Russia is really good



solzhenitsyn said it was awful

#165

littlegreenpills posted:

BoogerTWashington posted:
Life and Terror in Stalin's Russia is really good

solzhenitsyn said it was awful

5

#166

Transient_Grace posted:
someone i know once told me that stalin's actions were neccesary because they prevented the ussr from "succumbing to liberalism" which would've "brought more death, misery and poverty".

I think he changed his opinion since.



I don't think you can really fault Stalin as a tactician and politician; that's really not the point though.

#167

Impper posted:

crustpunk_trotsky posted:
i'd rather be dead than have freedom of speech

#168
Did you know that it wasn't actually on an archipelago, that was just a metaphor
#169

Myfanwy posted:
Did you know that it wasn't actually on an archipelago, that was just a metaphor



more anti-revisionist nonsense

#170

babyfinland posted:
Just wondering. If you're still communist in 2012 and you haven't read it, well, maybe you should and you'll realize why communists are treated as the slightly less mean but more stupid stepcousins of Holocaust-deniers.

this is the OP then you go on to ask people what the book is about, not a very well conceived troll

#171

ilmdge posted:

babyfinland posted:
Just wondering. If you're still communist in 2012 and you haven't read it, well, maybe you should and you'll realize why communists are treated as the slightly less mean but more stupid stepcousins of Holocaust-deniers.

this is the OP then you go on to ask people what the book is about, not a very well conceived troll



much like you, as i told your parents.

#172
so when do we get to the part where the zionists inflated the death toll of the holocaust and whitewashed out other victims so tht the world would let them oppress arab peoples with a clear conscience? Looking at u Simon Wiesenthal.
#173
Anyone know any good critical works on Gulag Archipelago? Seeing as it's still the most famous book on the Soviet Union (despites Jordan Peterson claims that it's out of print), probably a good idea to know how to take it apart.
#174
*skims page 1* holy shit we used to have some terrible posters. and Fat
#175

Myfanwy posted:

Did you know that it wasn't actually on an archipelago, that was just a metaphor


lol

#176

Petrol posted:

*skims page 1* holy shit we used to have some terrible posters. and Fat


now we have no posters

#177
wait so stegosaurus gave a syrian exchange student a solzhenitsyn book and then immediately afterward the civil war escalates?? way to go steg.
#178

Petrol posted:

*skims page 1* holy shit we used to have some terrible posters. and Fat



belgend posted:

now we have no posters


Better Fewer, But Better

#179
Having a saving remnant that still chooses to remain a part of a large assembly of the lukewarm,the uncertain, and the recalcitrant is even better. But I am contractually obligated to say that.
#180

littlegreenpills posted:

i'm actually reading the gulag archipelago right now and let me tell you i can't stop thinking about bhpn



*Deep evil laugh* Communism always wins

#181

Petrol posted:

*skims page 1* holy shit we used to have some terrible posters. and Fat


agreed, front page this thread asap

#182

marimite posted:

Anyone know any good critical works on Gulag Archipelago? Seeing as it's still the most famous book on the Soviet Union (despites Jordan Peterson claims that it's out of print), probably a good idea to know how to take it apart.



try tearing it along the spine, thats where its weakest, or alternativly rip out the pages in groups of 10-20

#183
this place was better when you could pal around with ragtag eccentric outcasts, now it's a bunch of Pumpkin Spice Latte members (guys just because the white national socialism is more covert, don't make it better) and boring pseuds and wannabes
#184
*forum population shifts from anime avatar'd basement dwelling ~*aEsThEtIcS*~ posters to active political organizers* fuck where did all these pseuds and wannabes come from

i'm sorry we're so boring, animedad. if you're still craving your fix of ragtag eccentric outcasts, you can watch genuine renegade intellectual impper play hearthstone 14 hours a day on twitch.
#185
no need, i already hang out with impah irl
#186
sounds like a happy arrangement, i'm glad of it.
#187
the one indigenous non-european person on the forum: fascist piece of garbage
privileged "communists" with zero stake in changing anything: heroes, don't fuck with em, unimpeachable deeds and actions, Catholic Saints(???), a deluge of wisdom and rationality, at least they're tryyyyying, pick at bones of USSR troops to preserve Communism in Indiana

NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS
#188
who are you arguing with
#189
shit wait a second, where's urbandale. i don't think i've seen them since i got back. uhoh
#190
i guess this is growing up
#191

animedad posted:

the one indigenous non-european person on the forum: fascist piece of garbage


who is that

#192
Anime dad who hurt u
#193
animedad is a veteran posting warrior who can complain as much as he wants about how the forum's now bad.
#194
Edit: Just being salty cuz I'm depressed

Edited by Belphegor ()

#195

shriekingviolet posted:

anime avatar'd basement dwelling ~*aEsThEtIcS*~ posters


i'm an aesthetic rearguard... but yeah, animedad has a point which he is missing in his anger. an ideological consensus has developed over the 5-6 years of this forum's existence as opposed to the initial threads with more idiosyncrasies (and trolling) when the ideological 'line' was not clear.

#196
sorry dbl post
#197
Has anyone here read "Gulag Archipelago"?
#198

cars posted:

animedad is a veteran posting warrior who can complain as much as he wants about how the forum's now bad.

emptyquote

#199
the Xth law of physics: getfiscal always posts
#200
hi BNK