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"Most of the so-called communists i met weren't in any party at all, but just related to the philosophy of communism. Most followed very different political lines and policies, and it was difficult for them to sit down and agree on the time of day, much less hatch up some 'communist plot.'"
Where is the lie?
fascists: try to enslave and kill millions of people in the name of world domination
antifascists: organize to stop them
liberals: "they're both bad!"
US empire: tries to enslave and kill millions of people in the name of world domination
DPRK: organizes to stop them
liberals: "they're both bad!!!"
don't be the liberals
the whole thing about north korea being a backwoods, starving nation comes from the US intentionally destabilizing north korea's economy after the soviet union collapsed, taking advantage of floods and drought to starve north korea. they wouldn't let NK import oil to run their tractors, and pulled schemes to trade small amounts of food for cow tails--which was a plot to make the cows unusable as farm labor and cause further famine
this is what an american air force general had to say about them, from there, bombing north korea's infastructure to make things even worse
they interview a couple of north korean "defectors", one of them was literally kidnapped by the korean intelligence agency and shoved into solitary confinement and told that if she didn't tell everyone the story they wanted they'd kill her and nobody could do anything about it
another one felt like he didnt quite fit in in north korea and went to china for a bit, then ended up being taken to the south and was narced on by a church group for saying that he admired kim il sung (this is illegal in south korea)
yo before anyone comes at me or thinks im some kind of ironic edgelord for saying that north korea is Good Actually or at least not a horrible nightmare, WATCH THIS
ALSO STOP FUCKING BELIEVING STATE DEPARTMENT PROPAGANDA THAT THEY GET THROUGH KIDNAPPING AND TORTURE TO JUSTIFY THEIR IMPERIALIST BULLSHIT JFC
And finally, if you know anyone who has any sway over at wikipedia, they use the wrong pronouns for hir and seriously downplay hir work as a revolutionary communist, it would be really nice to have those things fixed (there's an ongoing edit war about them) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Feinberg
also read this beautiful obituary of Leslie in Autostraddle https://www.autostraddle.com/leslie-feinberg-transgender-lesbian-activist-author-and-revolutionary-dies-at-65-264663/
Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (I still need to read this one too)
Transgender Liberation: A movement whose time has come, a pamphlet of essays about the process of consolidating and organizing a movement for trans liberation https://www.workers.org/book/transgender-liberation-a-movement-whose-time-has-come/
(also the sequel Transgender Liberation: Beyond the Pink and Blue! but i can't find a pdf of it unfortunately)
Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba, a journalistic book documenting the struggles and victories of the Cuban lgbtq community as part of the revolutionary process, from the pre-revolutionary times through the 2000’s https://www.workers.org/lavender-red/LavenderRed_Cubabook.pdf
Stone Butch Blues, a novel about the resilience of a working class queer community in the face of brutal state repression told through the voice of butch dyke (pdf on http://www.lesliefeinberg.net/)
Four years ago this week, we lost one of our best. Leslie Feinberg was an organizer, an activist, a butch dyke and pillar of the lesbian community, a powerful author, a tirelessly truth-seeking journalist, and one of the leading theorists of materialist feminism.
Hir last words were "remember me as a revolutionary communist"
Hir books are required reading for anyone who stands with the cause of trans liberation. Links to download some of them on this thread:
anyway DPRK's U-17 Women's team beat the u.s. 3-0 today and that's a good way to start my morning
seeing the dprk's football teams wiping the floor with imperialist countries's football teams (and ESPECIALLY the u.s.)
will never NOT be satisfying
the Communists have the music
are you a witch? are you two witches? come cast spells on fucking witches dot live!