Post by Nenagh suppressed by Antifascist pandas.
I didn't mean you, you are probably the first educated member of the ns left i have met.
I mean Communists and The Red Fleet in general, always talking about liberating nations from oppressor and fascist governments.
Perhaps we should have on the RMB a discussion on combating the far right. I'll start:
A big difference between the far right and the far left is that presented with a new situation the far left has a tendency to retreat into theoretical analysis of a situation, thus meaning that we never get anything done. This sounds like a bad thing, but better that that the alternative.
The far right, being as their politics is a little more... intuitive... rely on "common sense" and gut feeling, thus precluding analysis. This is exemplified in their rejection of academia and other scholarship. They can act a lot faster because they make no attempt to be conscientious in their action. It's the politics of "I don't care", of simple solutions to complex problems. Junk food politics. No-one ever thought outside the box on the far-right, they just make the box bigger, and scarier, and in the worst cases, genocidal.
What do fellow Red Fleet comrades think? How do we fight this? Must we become populist and junk-food-y ourselves?
Post by Weavu suppressed by Antifascist pandas.
Well I would, but you know... I got expelled from The Red Fleet due to Misley not liking my former host region, which I still have ties to...
that's not actually why you were expelled from the Fleet, but you know that! :)
The bigger problem in my opinion is the complete fracturing and factionalization of the left.
We need to make our arguments understandable to modern workers. Most modern workers don't have the time to read and digest and understand Capital, and if they do, that doesn't mean they understand how it applies to their life in the twenty-first century.
I think the rise of new, easy-to-read and easy-to-share professional-looking media like Jacobin is a positive development for the left.
I was a GDP fighter long ago, here to assist. Long live The MT Army and TRF.