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/space/ Comrade 06/07/2020 (Sun) 01:15:19 No. 1859 [Reply]
The history of space travel. I want all material, factoids, trivia, books on space. From Sputnik to the recent Crew Dragon and further beyond

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Sun Yat-sen Comrade 06/05/2020 (Fri) 00:31:55 No. 1839 [Reply]
Can someone redpill me about this dude?
He was a bourgeois revolutionary and anti-imperialist who founded the KMT. He corresponded with Lenin who considered him a peer even though he wasn't an communist. Sun Yat Sen's socialism was built off of Henry George, not Karl Marx. He's one of the only political figures beloved on both sides of the Taiwan straight. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Principles_of_the_People

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Marx didn't think mining was labour? Comrade 06/04/2020 (Thu) 21:15:53 No. 1837 [Reply]
-value is generated by labour Alright. -because money is represetative of value, it allows people to hoard value. Yes. >As the production of commodities further develops, every producer of commodities is compelled to make sure of the nexus rerum or the social pledge. [41] His wants are constantly making themselves felt, and necessitate the continual purchase of other people’s commodities, while the production and sale of his own goods require time, and depend upon circumstances. In order then to be able to buy without selling, he must have sold previously without buying. This operation, conducted on a general scale, appears to imply a contradiction. But the precious metals at the sources of their production are directly exchanged for other commodities. And here we have sales (by the owners of commodities) without purchases (by the owners of gold or silver). What? If selling is the trade of use-value with exchange-value represented by money, then to say that selling something to a miner isn't selling is wouldn't either mean that A)mining doesn't generate value, even though it's human labour B)precious metals don't have value, which in turn doesn't add up to either option A nor with out precious metals became money-commodity to begin with?

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>B)precious metals don't have value, which in turn doesn't add up to either option A nor with out precious metals became money-commodity to begin with? Nor with how precious metals Fucking autocorrect
Marx is talking about using precious metals as money. Buying: money form -> commodity form Selling: commodity form -> money form But if you are mining "money", at the point it enters circulation it is not yet in money form, since you produce it as a commodity to be exchanged for concrete use-values. For you it is commodity form -> commodity form. But for the person you exchange it with, it will be already in money form, therefore for them it is commodity form -> money form, i.e. selling. If you have only buying and selling, the amount of money in circulation couldn't grow. This is how it grows anyway.

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3D modeling Comrade 05/20/2020 (Wed) 13:36:11 No. 1722 [Reply]
Anyone want to journey with me into 3D modeling? I was going to follow along with a blender youtube tutorial, and see where that leaves me at the end of it. Blender is free! https://youtu.be/TPrnSACiTJ4?list=PLjEaoINr3zgEq0u2MzVgAaHEBt--xLB6U Feel free to post others or talk about modeling in general.
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I made this once.
>>1782 nice
there's allready this >>>/hobby/8275
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I'm far from a beginner in Blender. currently modelling for a Sonic fan game that I'm currently also programming. ama I'm 100% self taught when it comes to computer graphics and computer programming.
is there any good rigged model of lennin out there?

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Comrade 05/22/2020 (Fri) 21:41:56 No. 1745 [Reply]
Does anybody have the pdf of Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East: From European Colony to US Power Projection Platform by Stephen Gowans?
>>1745 here's an epub, OP
>>1752 t-thanks for the record, 3 hours after making the OP, I independently found a MOBI file and converted it to pdf but this is great for other anons regardless, highly recommend it's a great book
can anyone rec me good books about israel/palestine other than this one?

Comrade 05/25/2020 (Mon) 13:51:54 No. 1772 [Reply]
What are some similar writers to Kaczynski, Ellul and Zerzan?
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Caveman wall drawings. Semi-serious answer: Jacques Camatte, Fredy Perlman.
>>1772 Elliot Rodger

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Comrade 05/21/2020 (Thu) 18:04:43 No. 1735 [Reply]
Can anyone explain to me what Georges Sorel was about? I don't have means to get any of his books in where I live and I don't have much information about him other than Wikipedia.
>>1735 Can you not, look online? The only things I know about him was that he was a big theorist in the pre WWI Syndicalist movements and believed in like Voluntary Marxism but later a Nationalist of sorts and a supporter of the Bolsheviks. He was an odd fellow who inspired people from Lenin, Gramsci to Hitler and Evola. Again I'm sure you could find his writings online.
Sorel is usually seen as a heterodox thinker because he has been influential in radical movements which are politically very desperate. This seems strange to a lot of people, but once you study his work it starts to seem perfectly natural. He has a whole thing about the importance of myth and the warrior ethos. Similar to what Plato advocated in the Republic in some regards. I think his most influential point though is the one which kinda pops the "oh so mysterious" bubble around him. He wrote a pretty solid and widely read defense of political violence called "Reflections on Violence". Naturally, any movement seeking to justify street violence will point to this, since it has name recognition and is only vaguely tied to any one political alignment. I have attached a pdf of the aforementioned book. Unless you live somewhere with limited internet such that you can't access Russian servers though you definitely have access to Sorel's work (as well as most other books in general). Library Genesis is your friend.
>>1756 >desperate woops, meant disparate

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Comrade 05/23/2020 (Sat) 01:48:15 No. 1747 [Reply]
Any good books on the events of May '68? Hopefully from a modern day perspective. Documentaries are also welcomed. I was looking into The Imaginary Revolution: Parisian Students and Workers in 1968 by Michael Seidman, but couldn't find any pdfs, so if you have one that you could share that'd be great.

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MMt,Rate of Profit and Marxist economics Comrade 05/18/2020 (Mon) 15:05:31 No. 1683 [Reply]
Hello anons, as you could guess from the title of the thread my question is: Assuming Marx's LTRPF is true, in a moment in which low profitability gives birth to crisis can't the government (acting in an MMT framework) simply act to employ the unemployed with good wages thereby raising in this way demand for consumer goods and then the rate of profit via price increases? Or is there something am i missing?
>>1683 personnaly, I think that one big limitation to this may be natural ressources (or its lack of). I don't think marx thought of that, as states were at his time in history, not at the size (or economic power) they have now

Comrade 05/20/2020 (Wed) 04:16:47 No. 1710 [Reply]
Does anyone have documents showing any historical inaccuracies or other inaccuracies in "Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat."
>>1711 and thats all you need


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