Like, say, on Amazon.
Moe Lane (more…)
It’s not irony because capitalism is supposed to make communism eat the pavement. It deserves to, because capitalism is better than communism:
A radical publishing house, called Lawrence & Wishart, who at one time was connected to Great Britain’s Communist Party, is demanding the removal from the Marxists Internet Archive of the “Marx-Engels Collected Works”—hardcover books that sell for up to $50 a pop.
The archive has posted a message to its readers informing them that Lawrence & Wishart’s material will be removed April 30.
[Links removed because Marxism sucks. – ML]
Fine. Here’s a God-damned socialist flag for you:
Tells you everything that you need to know about both Marxism-Leninism, and the weak sisters that don’t quite dare live up to its vision.
PS: Yeah, I figure that my kids’ grammar school teachers are just going to love me. Time honored tradition in my family, time honored tradition.
This is a framing critical fumble with double zeros on the Critical Fumble Results chart. Zombie rips apart this book with his(?) usual aplomb, but let me be more minimalist about it: if I was going to mock a book written by George Lakoff (who is, of course, the head gold-Rolls-Royce-owner of the progressive ‘framing’ cult) then I would have snottily suggested to him that “The Little Blue Book” – with all of its resonance with Chairman Mao* – would have been a much better and accurate title than whatever Lakoff had come up with. And yet… he picked it. Reality defeats me, yet again.
And these people wonder why framing doesn’t work.
Yes, I’m only asking this to f*ck with the ChiComs.
China’s censors blocked access to the term “Shanghai stock market” on popular microblogs on Monday after the index fell a bizarre 64.89 points on the anniversary of the bloody June 4, 1989, crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
In another twist, the Shanghai Composite Index opened at 2346.98 points on the 23rd anniversary of the killings. The numbers 46.98 are June 4, 1989, backwards.
Now ask me why I should care if the ChiComs get upset about me f*cking with them.
And now, here at MoeLane.com, too. As everybody reading this knows, I despise Communism as only a former Democratic hawk raised in a Jacksonian, working-class tradition during the end of the Cold War can despise those murderous sons of bitches. I stood up and cheered when we finally dragged out the Soviet Union out into the sunlight and watched it bubble and scream. And if I’m very lucky, I’ll get to see that happen to the People’s Republic of China, too. So I’m happy to join in.
Anyway. Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people. It doesn’t work, never has worked, and never will work. Commies can’t even consistently grow enough crops to feed themselves properly. And the entire thing would be funny if it weren’t for the heaped-up piles of corpses…
Happy May Day! Hope you don’t get purged.
Alternate title: gnat discusses lion.
I suppose that I am supposed to be upset about this, for some reason.
Offering an historical footnote Saturday to one of the most memorable lines of the Cold War, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev confessed Saturday that he was underwhelmed when President Ronald Reagan demanded in 1987 that he “..tear down this wall.”
“Well, I’ll tell you the truth,” Gorbachev said through a Russian interpreter, in response to a question about Reagan’s Berlin Wall speech, after addressing an audience at Judson University in Elgin. “Don’t be surprised but we really were not impressed. We knew that Mr. Reagan’s original profession was actor.”
And Mr. Gorbachev’s was “bootlicking lackey for one of the most disgusting, vicious tyrannies in human history.” Gorbachev went on to be the one wearing the biggest boots, while Reagan of course staked down Soviet Communism and ripped its black, suppurating heart out of its chest, all the while merrily laughing with the mirth of the just as the thing that he was executing died like a coward* – so I will leave it to my readers to decide who got the most out of Career Day.
PS: I wonder if Mikhail Gorbachev really gets it – in his bones – that by all rights he should have ended his life being strung up on a lamppost?
*I certainly hope that this image offends and disgusts any Marxist reading it. It’s meant to.
…finally breathed its last, fetid breath and expired. It died like the cowardly dog that it was, by the way: there was whimpering and begging and quite a lot of screaming before the nasty little thing puked up its last black heart’s-blood and died in a pool of its own waste products. Afterward, Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II – the three world leaders most responsible for gutting the Beast – all went out and had a beer.
And they laughed. Oh, how they laughed at the way that the Bolshevik regime collapsed like a cheap cardboard display…
Huh. Doesn’t scan.
But never mind that, Comrade. Surely it must be understood that oversight of the glorious proletarian class struggle against the capitalist bosses and their running-dog international banker lackeys requires a full effort from those chosen to speak on behalf of the workers, yes? And since the Struggle has reached a critical moment, the stresses on, and expectations of, those individuals so chosen are at their highest point. It is well understood that at such moments of crisis that resources must be allocated with an eye to the higher aims of the Revolution, and not necessarily to a sentimental devotion to faux-egalitarian thinking. As has been said: “From each, according to his ability. To each, according to his needs!”
[Estonian finance minister] Parts is vigorous, blonde, and athletic, but seems tired. He tries to conceal a yawn, explaining that he and his wife have just had their fourth child and nights have been short. “Comparisons are always difficult,” he says. “But when [Estonia] finally escaped from Soviet socialism, we were sick and tired of government centralism. We wanted precisely the opposite in all respects: We wanted a transparent state. A country that isn’t constantly intervening, nationalizing businesses, placing a bureaucracy above everything and imposing rules on people in every respect.”
But that’s because I know that Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people. (more…)
This video (via the PJ Tatler, to pick somebody for the honor) from the Occupy LA… whatever it is… has been making the rounds:
For those without video access: it shows a Commie* haranguing the crowd about how socialism is great, and how nonviolent revolutions pale in comparison to the bloody ones. I am almost impressed, to be truthful; even among the American Left it takes skill to find a crowd that will enthusiastically applaud somebody trash-talking Gandhi, but this guy apparently managed the trick. Truly, we live in an age of marvels.