WA Delegate (non-executive): The Forbidden Planet of Burninati0n (elected )
Last WA Update:
Embassies: Antifa, The Red Fleet, NSLeft, Communist International, Democratic Socialist Assembly, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, The Leftist Assembly, The MT Army, North Korea, Hippy Haven, USSR, The Communist Party of NationStates, The Red Guards, Anarchy, and Wintercrest.
Tags: Democratic, Communist, Anarchist, Gargantuan, Anti-Capitalist, Feminist, LGBT, Anti-Fascist, Eco-Friendly, Socialist, Casual, Offsite Chat, and 5 others.Serious, Independent, Non-English, Offsite Forums, and Regional Government.
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Safest in The Internationale
World Census agents tested the sharpness of household objects, the softness of children's play equipment, and the survival rate of people taking late walks to determine how safe each nation is to visit.
As a region, The Internationale is ranked 1,949th in the world for Safest.
|1.||The People's Republic of Little Woodhouse||Left-wing Utopia||“Whoever will be free must make themselves free”|
|2.||The United Socialist States of Dausess||Left-wing Utopia||“We are the State.”|
|3.||The Most Serene Republic of The Astral Eternals||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“We are the souls of the stars”|
|4.||The People's Communes of Solent||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Omnia Sunt Communia”|
|5.||The Transhuman Communist States of Minchioria||Democratic Socialists||“Sempre sopra di Essa!”|
|6.||The Democratic Republic of Countriopia||Democratic Socialists||“Proletarians of all countries, unite!”|
|7.||The Federated Communes of Kalmykhia||Democratic Socialists||“We are the people!”|
|8.||The Rogue Nation of Machados||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“For economic and social equality”|
|9.||The Democratic Socialist States of Rhyveth||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“We do what we must because we can”|
|10.||The Volksrepublik of Chirannis||Democratic Socialists||“Wir sind die Morgenröte, Dämmerung einer neuen Zeit.”|
Last poll: “Sect Poll”
- : The Democratic Republic of Iberia02 arrived from Democratic Union of Assembled States.
- : The Federation of Chomskyan arrived from The North Pacific.
- : The Purple Anarcho-Tribalists of Pando arrived from Balder.
- : The Federal Republic of Aguiria arrived from The East Pacific.
- : The United Communes of Greater Dublin arrived from Balder.
- : The Armed Republic of Leighland departed this region for The region of the Unknown.
- : The Federation of Les Collectifs Unis arrived from The Pacific.
- : Flaktosia ceased to exist.
- : The Union of Sviatoslav Socialist Republics arrived from The Communist Bloc.
- : The People's Republic of Socialist Yugoslavija arrived from The West Pacific.
The Internationale Regional Message Board
And on an unrelated note, there is a new repeal proposal up for vote in the GA. For those of you who vote on those but don't read the forums and stuff, you should know that the author of this repeal wishes to replace the target resolution with one that would provide protections for the unborn (eg. is a "pro-lifer"). The repeal is based on an intentional misreading of the target resolution. Just be aware if you are voting "for."
I will withdraw my vote "against" if the majority of TI nations continue to vote "for" this repeal. (And again express my disagreement with the majority opinion.)
On this note -- I know we hate discussion of in-game issues on the RMB, so that is enough of that.
Something you're right about in theory.
But in actuality,
1) The major benefactors of the capitalist production and distribution of assault style weapons in the US are reactionary corporations and reactionary political groups that actively support "conservative" and even neo-fascist political positions, and
2) The vast majority of such weapons held by Americans are in the hands of white men who themselves hold reactionary views and are most willing to point those guns at the oppressed, not at their oppressors.
And so while I 100% agree with you in theory, there are special circumstances in the US that really change this picture.
"White" men. Describing other people after their skin colour (and even wrong) and not by personality or views sadly exists. Some people think they are superior if they have brighter skin and thus specifically have to point out the skin colour. It doesn't matter. Seriously if people wouldn't talk about it so much nobody would care, what their skin colour is. Everyone is making too much attention to what tone their skin has. It goes for all. "Liberals" always want to say we have to "protect" them, so the right always tries to vilify it and cries like a moron everywhere around that. Accepting and not caring whether you have brighter or darker skin is all you need to be equals. The second one is way easier tho. Thats what the DDR and the CCCP accomplished. Getting rid of stereotypes and making the people not care about their skincolour. Also the skin colour isn't "white". Compare the background of the discussion section to the skin colour. Neither am i "yellow" or "blacks" black. These superstitions come from the backwards colonial imperialism era, where some supremacist thugs wanted to be "superior" and spread this nonsense to justify them wanting to feel superior. Here you don't talk about skin colour, unlike in backwards America. Same goes for the term "race". It's absolutely disgusting. Africans and Europeans aren't different races. It also comes from the time, where people were insanely ignorant and didn't know much further from the sixty cousins from the own village. You could apply "race" for fantasy and it is probably supposed to be, but again supremacists and right wingers use this to hide their vile "racism"/supremacist complex.
A lot of people still use this term, just because they are used to use these yet offensive words.
You could say "dominant men that alienate persons with a different perceived skin tone", if you want to be prudish. I suppose that when burninati0n writes "white men", he means white men as oppressor in a global racist system.
Racism is still called racism even when there's nothing but one human race. It's not about race, it's about how capital exploits perceived differences between men and organize them. And I don't think it's acknowledging their point to use the word to pinpoint who in their system exploits whom. Furthermore, the term of "black" was used by collectivists anti-colonizations struggles, and by Franzt Fanon, for example, who was himself critical of the negritude ("nigg*rness") movement that settled for the word black.
On the issue of gun control, I think we should examine the tennets of arm production. In a strictly marxist point, the use of the gun (be it revolutionary) is not the only thing to consider. In a perfect (collectivist) world, arms are produced in order to meet the populations needs. In the world we have today, they are products of capitalists industries, be these industries state-owned: their workers have no say on the why of the production and how it is produced. The relations between many countries are warped by the economic necessity felt by their leaders to have arms production as a center.
Are Hippies Anarchists?
Vote for repealing biomedical laws
It depends on how one defines 'hippies'. Hippie culture certainly had some anarchist elements such as a skepticism of authority, an emphasis on freedom, and a rejection of the bourgeois culture in which they grew up. Nevertheless, I wouldn't consider most hippies anarchists in the respect that very few of them were ever steeped in anarchist theory and organization, though some communes were established in the US and in Europe.
There were, however, others in the 1960s counterculture who I would consider anarchists. These were known as the Yippies, and they took some of the aforementioned values and turned them into a political movement known as the 'New Left'. To be clear, not all Yippies were anarchists, nor were all particularly leftist. But there were significant anarchist, Marxist, and in France Maoist tendencies amongst some parts of the counterculture. Interestingly, these politically active students contributed to the upswell and revival of anarchism, especially in the United States because they took some of the counterculture ideals and turned them into the anti-war movement, feminist movement (this was at the tail-end of the counterculture), environmental movement, etc.
Historian James Joll once said that anarchism was no longer 'a serious political and social force.' Ironically, the hippies' sensibilities, despite they not being anarchists themselves, helped to revive the anarchist movement in the United States and prove him wrong. A new brace of anarchist thinkers like Sam Dolgoff, Murray Bookchin, and David Guerin emerged and some movements like the May 1968 events in France expressed anarchist elements. So in a roundabout way, hippies are related to anarchism but in my opinion not anarchists themselves