In which I discuss how communism is part of the lefts past and present, and how rejecting this leads to some bad takes and lack of good solidarity. 

Topics include a clip from Black American Communist Paul Robsen, The local policies of a communist mayor in Chile, a Kurd’s view that real culture clash is democracy vs capitalism, and the tendency and reasons for democratic socialists and other leftists to fall behind the US war machine.

Intermission Music: Joe Hill, Sung by Paul Robsen. Album: Songs for Free Men.
Paul Robsen in front of House UnAmerican Committee

A Communist mayor’s policies in Neo-liberal Chile
jacobinmag.com/2019/04/communist-party-chile-left-governance-recoleta
The Kurdish Alternative; the true culture war of democracy vs capitalism
http://hawzhin.press/2016/04/22/no-longer-the-kurdish-question-but-the-kurdish-alternative
Social Dem officeholders fall behind establishment imperial foreign policy
leftvoice.org/aoc-lines-up-with-pelosi-bolton-and-trump-in-support-of-coup-attempt-in-venezuela
Leftist academics and news sites (like the ones I just used) use bad framing of solutions.
gowans.blog/2019/05/02/jacobin-stabs-venezuela-in-the-front

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