#41
there was the same sort of racket where i used to live, the cartel wound up buying out all the independent bars that booked local bands effectively destroying the local music scene. by the time i left the flagship club was on its third rebrand

then the entertainment cartel merged w a real estate/slumlord union and the local development monopoly, basically owned the whole town even before the owners started running for political offices
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that reminds me of a gay club where i used to live that was run by some gangsters from lebanon who were moving heavy blow. i think it lasted about six months.

i have my spies in strategic locations and according to them, the running theory is austin moving towards more centralism. however, they do genuinely try to allow a tension to exist between democracy and centralism (unity of opposites in maoism), which also means allowing some tensions between mass orgs -- which they also genuinely try to create -- and the ideological leadership. but, periodically, the leadership can shift things decisively towards centralism if there needs to be greater ideological unity when it hasn't developed enough on its own. and that may be what's happening, and it's why there isn't an actual "split" occuring. everyone else just get more culty / falls in line with the scariest voice in the group.
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pogfan1996 posted:

that entire editorial seems like what fbi agents larping as maoists would say



It's funny, Lenin says the newspaper should function as a tribune of the people, but he never refers to it as the tribune except saying that this is what it should strive to be. Those little differences add up to some serious issues with an inflated sense of self importance revealing they skipped all the hard practical work the Bolsheviks had to do

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#45

marlax78 posted:

pogfan1996 posted:


that entire editorial seems like what fbi agents larping as maoists would say



It's funny, Lenin says the newspaper should function as a tribune of the people, but he never refers to it as the tribune except saying that this is what it should strive to be. Those little differences add up to some serious issues with an inflated sense of self importance revealing they skipped all the hard practical work the Bolsheviks had to do



i mean, the bolsheviks also had a newspaper just named "truth" right, its not like they were v modest either, or that being modest is really too much of a virtue. I think its just a name. I like it less than the old name bc who knows what a tribune is anymore, but whatever.

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i volunteer as Tribune!!