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
The Kurdish Alternative; the true culture war of democracy vs capitalism
Social Dem officeholders fall behind establishment imperial foreign policy
Leftist academics and news sites (like the ones I just used) use bad framing of solutions.

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