#17081
http://eregime.org/index.php?showforum=719

If anybody remembers revleft, a terrible forum, I've been reading Ismail's answers on his new forum about the USSR and "ask him anything." There's some dumbass will keeps trying to debate but Ismail is old internet and answers them anyway, I skipped most of those and read the history posts.

He's no longer the Internet's premiere Hoxhaist, now he's a Brezhnevite who thinks Khrushchev made improvements to socialist democracy and the cultural revolution was an ultraleftist exercise in futility against the level of productive forces. I also thought he was like 60 years old, turns out he's my age and has been a Marxist for about as long. But he's knowledgeable and there's an internal logic to his beliefs though I will admit I was disappointed I didn't get the collected works of Hoxha as an answer for everything.
#17082
he keeps rambling on reddit about how marx wrote letters to lincoln or whatever for quite some time now, it was very sad to see lol
#17083
been reading the MIM theory journals, it is really fascinating how even though they are like 20-30 years old that they correctly analyzed a lot of the trends of 90s capitalism compared to their contemporaries. is there any interest in a discussion thread on them?
#17084
yes please
#17085

babyhueypnewton posted:

http://eregime.org/index.php?showforum=719If anybody remembers revleft, a terrible forum, I've been reading Ismail's answers on his new forum about the USSR and "ask him anything." There's some dumbass will keeps trying to debate but Ismail is old internet and answers them anyway, I skipped most of those and read the history posts.

He's no longer the Internet's premiere Hoxhaist, now he's a Brezhnevite who thinks Khrushchev made improvements to socialist democracy and the cultural revolution was an ultraleftist exercise in futility against the level of productive forces. I also thought he was like 60 years old, turns out he's my age and has been a Marxist for about as long. But he's knowledgeable and there's an internal logic to his beliefs though I will admit I was disappointed I didn't get the collected works of Hoxha as an answer for everything.



I think Ismail went downhill when he started posting those Soviet polemics againt the Mao-era CCP. Obviously Hoxhaism has its own issues with the GPCR but it felt really unprincipled for him to do it

#17086
it's sad to see all our online antirevisionist heroes ultimately becoming enamoured with the Fucker Krushchev
#17087

lo posted:

it's sad to see all our online antirevisionist heroes ultimately becoming enamoured with the Fucker Krushchev



Really disappointed to see that the next Grover Furr book is a cookbook titled Khrushchev's Pies

#17088
If you’re not an hoxhaist when ur young, you have no heart.

If you’re not a marcyite when ur old, you have no brain
#17089
definitely make a mim theory thread, ive read bits and pieces of that and would like dive in deeper

here s the sick cover of mim theory 4:
#17090
just remembered the 90s, wow, totally forgot about them
#17091
https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/donald-hughes
#17092
#17093

winebaby posted:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/donald-hughes


I love Donald, as we all do, and that was a well-written article, and it is correct, but I have to wonder what the point of it is.

#17094
surely the editors at the Jacobin are aware they have invited a scoundrel, a pernicious troll who has been banned multiple times from a Legitimate Forum In Good Repute to write articles in their midst??/
#17095

Petrol posted:

winebaby posted:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/donald-hughes

I love Donald, as we all do, and that was a well-written article, and it is correct, but I have to wonder what the point of it is.



He should get out there more, professionally. Become to the nation what he is to us and to twitter. I think his serious writing has yet to achieve its final form. (The point is for him to cash checks and move out of his parents' house.)

#17096

winebaby posted:

his serious writing has yet to achieve its final form


And this... Is... to go... even further beyond

#17097
Reading about Stephen G. Gould and science communication makes me wonder what the socialist ethics around pop science actually are. Apparently a lot of Birkenstock-wearing nerds get mad if you write a lot about their research projects because it diminishes the control over information people think they deserve with rank elitism. For a layman/brainlet like me, Mismeasure of Man was a great primer into a field that's mostly dominated by lying eugenicists now. Today, you can only really get good non-shit "pop" in small bits and pieces like Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Medium article about IQ (https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39) which is a short analysis of the stats. I fricking love science.
#17098
Mismeasure of Man is a real good book not just on its topic but for teaching readers about a model of pseudoscience that governs some of the most well-funded and influential disciplines in contemporary society, not just in the “sciences” but also business, advertising, marketing, etc. The general idea being, if you can set up a complicated-looking equation that solves for X, then X is something in the real world. Apply that to a lot of “economics” in the saltwater/freshwater sense and it dissolves like a pulp novel in the rain