Socialist Unity: Positive and Negative Development

We must use Marxism, which is positive in spirit, to overcome liberalism, which is negative.

– Mao Zedong

Introduction

In my previous work on the DPRK I introduced an hypothesis of their unity as a protection from imperialist siege. This is unity as negatively determined by outside forces. Recently I watched the a video of a Michael Parenti lecture, which I saw pinned to Volmer Mulshoun‘s twitter page, and this prompted me to want to develop an hypothesis of a positive development of unity for socialist countries, as this was almost completely absent from my previous piece (though this was done partially on purpose to make a political point). To explore this, I’m going to rely more on quotes to show the thoughts that were going on historically in the struggle for socialism.

Here is the Parenti video if you’d like to view it before continuing. I highly recommend watching it, even if you’ve seen it before maybe a while back, to put you in the right state of mind to read the following. I can’t tell you how many times I rewatched it while writing what follows – I lost count.

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Democracy: US vs DPRK – Towards the Annihilation of a Narrative

Preliminaries

This post is meant to attack bourgeois democracy and humanize the people of the DPRK.

To better understand my arguments, you may want to read the information in these three reddit links from the informative /u/comintelligence before continuing. Concrete information on the workings of the DPRK is rare. There is a reason.

  1. The economy of the DPRK
  2. Elections in the DPRK
  3. The Juche Idea

Watching the following videos with an open mind will help to understand why I’m doing this. The people of the DPRK are ideologically far removed from the average Western citizen; however, their support for their government must be genuine and not based on “totalitarian” terror, or something along those lines, given the below evidence. It is, to me, irrational to believe otherwise.

  1. Mass Rally of North Koreans against U.N. Human Right report!
  2. Mass Dance in Pyongyang, North Korea on May Day 2015
  3. Local elections in North Korea (2015)
  4. Summer Camping at North Korea’s Songdowon International Children’s Camp
  5. Joint Meeting for Peace and Reunification of Korea Held

If anyone still feels uncomfortable with the idea of me making these arguments, please see my page on DPRK counter-narratives (and people in the DPRK dancing) that you can use for further acclimation. There are nice videos and everything.

My rhetorical strategy will be polemics, pure and simple, and I make no other pretenses. No nuance will be found below.

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Anti-Imperialism, Theirs and Ours

Introduction

This post is meant to delineate the difference between the anti-imperialism of Marxism-Leninism and the anti-imperialism of what I’d like to call Marxism-Chauvinism, as well as other sections of the left that maintain influences from liberal ideology, consciously or unconsciously. First, I will describe the source of both of these ideologies abstractly – to describe the space in which they are rooted or maintain traces from (there is, of course, a spectrum of Marxism-Chauvinism). After this, I will show how these bases interact with the ideology flows in the media, with a particular emphasis on who is believed. Then I will use the case of terrorism in Syria to demonstrate the height of the destructiveness of liberal ideological influence on the left, which has resulted in a parroting of positions propagated by the imperialist state.

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