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Lenin, Imperialism, 1916/7: Summary Notes and Questions

Preface:
Two standout quotes:
-"Capitalism has grown in to a world system of colonial oppression and of the financial strangulation of the overwhelming majority of the population of the world by a handful of 'advanced' countries."

-"Obviously, out of such enormous superprofits (since they are obtained over and above the profits which capitalist squeese out of the workers of their 'own' country) it is possible to bribe the labour leaders and the upper stratum of the labour aristocracy."

@witchfynder_finder @InspectorCaracal it's true evolutionarily too

conversely, foxes are nature taking a dog and turning it into a cat

some people call paladins cops but of they did a fraction of the shit cops did they'd lose their powers

Egg on my face when I go fight the Supreme Court and RBG throws off her robe to reveal that she’s fucking shredded, just pumped full of adrenochrome like a geriatric Bane. Alito is probably a warlock too.

Tom Cotton 

In Atlanta, armed Black Panthers showed up and formed a line to lead and protect the Black Lives Matter protests.⁠

You have to remember that the entire doctrine of judicial review was self-appointed. It derives its authority from itself.

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LAPD (and possibly other PDs, i dunno) is putting out PSAs asking you to report police brutality to them on a special hotline, dont FUCKING do that shit, if youre gonna call anyone call a lawyer

People say the Supreme Court is important but I’m 100% certain that it the 5-4 was reversed in favor of liberals the Trump admin would just stop paying attention to it.

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Did you know the government can just ignore the Supreme Court if it wants?

wild to think that system of a down are this good without a drummer

theory: system of a down has aged incredibly well because all of their lyrics read exactly like posts you would read on the tl

exhibit 1: my cock is much bigger than yours. my cock can walk right through the door.
exhibit 2: revolution, the only solution, the armed response of an entire nation. we've taken all your shit, now it's time for restitution

ableism, "this is not how to remove a sitting president" 

“Facing a slew of media requests asking about how protests might be a risk for COVID-19 transmission, a group of infectious disease experts at the University of Washington, with input from other colleagues, drafted a collective response. In an open letter published Sunday, they write that “protests against systemic racism, which fosters the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on Black communities and also perpetuates police violence, must be supported.”

slate.com/technology/2020/06/p

[Hits delete and redraft on the U.S. Constitution]

to add onto this a little bit with something I forgot to mention

this also means, when you are speaking out against some sort of imperial excursion or action!!!

*do not start your statement with some boilerplate criticism of the target of that action!*

(ie "ok so yeah Soleimani was terrible but I don't think the US should have asassinated him")

again, even if your intended message was against the action, you still end up adding to the narrative that "the target of this action was bad"!

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open world game designers: you can go anywhere and do anything
me: ok can i enjoy a properly paced narrative?
designer: *sweating visibly*

protip

if someone's support of black people not getting murdered by police is contingent on how well behaved the protests are, they were going to find some reason not to care anyway

respectability politics are a dead end

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