WA Delegate: The People's Republic of Auhl (elected 85 days ago)
Embassies: The International, The Red Fleet, North Korea, Das Kommune, Freedom and Justice Alliance, Antifa, The MT Army, Labour and Socialist International, United Socialist Republics, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Allied States of EuroIslanders, The Communist Region, Marxism Leninism, Eurasia, The League of Reformed Socialist States, The International Communist Union, and 17 others.TI Historical Restoration Project, NSLeft, Marxist Scholars Circle, Socialism, The Leftist Union, Primitive Communism, Anti Nazi Alliance, Federacion Comunista Iberica, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, ITALIA, The Green Star Socialist Union, The Communist Legion, Hippy Haven, 4th International, The Cannabis Communists, Orientopia, and Worldwide Communist Union.
Construction of embassies with Lazarus has commenced. Completion expected in 71 minutes.
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Primitive in The Internationale
Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed solely to the unknowable will of the gods.
As a region, The Internationale is ranked 16,126th in the world for Most Primitive.
|1.||The Free Republic of New Sloveniakia||Democratic Socialists||“Unite, Anti-Stalin Leftists, for the Common Good!”|
|2.||The Scandinavian Republic of Old Euphoriastan||Democratic Socialists||“The Mind of God and the Hands of Men”|
|3.||The United Socialist States of Sowjet Union||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Proletarians of all countries unite”|
|4.||The Democratic States of Ijerickstan||New York Times Democracy||“Lets build a better world together!”|
|5.||The Confederacy of Scandinavian Socialist Republics||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Scandinavia is our pride”|
|6.||The Armed People's Republic of North Eugenia||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Powerful And Prosperous”|
|7.||The Anarchic State of of Tveben||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“My name is Tveben, I find resources.”|
|8.||The International Revolutionary of Prolesky||Left-wing Utopia||“Permanent Revolution!”|
|9.||The Scurrilous Reprobacy of Concerned Citizens||Left-wing Utopia||“In all our decadence people die”|
|10.||The Republic of Belcastel||Left-wing Utopia||“Libertat, Egalitat, Solidaritat”|
- 75 minutes ago: The Kingdom of Soviet Socialists in Antarctica departed this region for The Kingdoms.
- 2 hours ago: The People's Republic of Kampouchea departed this region for The Pacific.
- 4 hours ago: The Empire of British Empire Strikes Back of the region Palm Beach proposed constructing embassies.
- 7 hours ago: The Liberal Elites of Taxalicious arrived from Balder.
- 9 hours ago: The Federation of Calisman departed this region for The Economic Peoples Republic.
- 9 hours ago: The Federal Republic of Defronia departed this region for The Economic Peoples Republic.
- 9 hours ago: The United Socialist States of Tagamir departed this region for The Economic Peoples Republic.
- 9 hours ago: The Liberal Elites of Taxalicious ceased to exist.
- 9 hours ago: The Federation of Calisman arrived from The West Pacific.
- 21 hours ago: New japan and korea ceased to exist.
The Internationale Regional Message Board
True. I didn't mean to offend people. I'm not criticizing Muslims as a whole, but their right-wing nationalist governments (i.e. the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire).
It's almost like the characterization of Muslims as inherently right-wing nationalist and religious-fundamentalist both currently and historically is nothing more than a propaganda campaign meant to facilitate capitalist exploitation of North African and Middle Eastern countries?!
The truth of course is that Muslims are just like everyone else: they can be liberals, fundamentalists, anarchists, fascists, or any other political flavor.
Wow, I had no idea. I'm surprised I haven't heard of revolutionary France doing that either. Thank you for correcting me, it's always good to learn more about these struggles!
I'd like to apologize then for stating that Western leftists were largely free of homophobia as this definitely isn't true judging by your experience. It was a chauvinistic position for me to have had either way that was clouded by my positive personal experience with leftist groups in respect to LGBT issues.
I made yet another factbook a little while ago: nation=kampouchea/detail=factbook/id=409487
If I may interject here, it may have not been your intention or I may be misreading you, but the conceptualization of communism as simply an ideal or goal is unfortunate and something I take issue with. In the words of Marx, from his work The German Ideology (https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/ch01a.htm), "[c]ommunism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things."
Another way to phrase that is 'We call communism the real movement in service of the goal (ideal) to abolish the present state of things.'
The logic of the ideal and the pursuit of it is operative in Marxist ideology (theory and practice); however, there is a crucial difference between the classical notion of a principle (ideal) and the Marxist one. In classical politics, principles are "ready-made"; they are already-existing notions to be used, and politics is a matter of choosing which to follow.
Marx, by contrast, continues in the vein of the Kantian revolution. According to Kant, for a priori structural reasons, the abstract principle cannot predate a subject's pursuit of it - the subject is part of the structure of reason itself (and thus also any political principle)*. This is precisely what Marx is aiming at: formulating a principle to adhere to, an ideal to be pursued until it is realized is already an ideological operation at the level of the structural a priori.
Marx is emphasizing the primacy of what Kant calls the 'logic of illusion' (or the 'dialectic') over the 'logic of truth' (or the 'analytic'). The analytic is secondary: before we can get to the question of whether something is "true" or "false", what Kant calls the negative proof of non-contradiction must first be established - the distinction between "true" and "false" can be rephrased as "it is true that [X] is true vs. it is true that [X] is false". In other words, the a priori background of the possibility of truth must be established in the dialectic of illusion - whether something is possible or impossible - before the analytic of truth can then establish truth or falsehood.
Thus, what Marx and Engels wrote in The German Ideology can also be read as, "communism pertains to the level of the formal a priori notional structure; hence, it is first and foremost the structuring principle of an act (of what Kant would call practical Reason)."
*This was later developed by Hegel to solve the obvious theoretical problem: what about things like the curvature of space and laws of physics in general - are these laws not completely independent of subjectivity? Hegel's is no: which is precisely why it is necessary to understand things 'not only as Substance, but also as Subject'.
(The structure of my arguments is reading Marx and Engels through the lens of Alenka Zupancic's reading of Kant in her book Ethics of the Real.)
OK, I get where you're coming from now. The usage of "ideal" is much different than how I was thinking in this context. Thank you for clarifying this for me.
Previously I understood that quote as just a sharp dismissal of idealism and utopianism. I read it as attacking both liberal idealists as well as socialists who elevate the prospect of communism to some distant, far off utopia to be worked at but never truly achieved.
Seconds ago: Kampouchea changed its national currency to "Franco".
55 minutes ago: Kampouchea lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
57 minutes ago: Kampouchea endorsed The Pacifican Regency Nation of Pierconium.
57 minutes ago: Kampouchea endorsed The Pacific Senator of Aleisyr.
58 minutes ago: Kampouchea endorsed The Bunny Emperor of Krulltopia.
58 minutes ago: Kampouchea relocated from The Internationale to The Pacific.
One can only hope that he doesn't come back. We don't need comrades like this. After TCB, and now this, I personally believe he's earned himself a ban.