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  1. (25) “Long march through the institutions.”

    by , 05-31-2019 at 10:46 AM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)

    It was Antonio Gramsci, a prominent Italian communist, who promoted the idea of carrying out a “the long march through the institutions.” He found that it’s difficult to incite people with faith to initiate a revolution to overthrow a legitimate government—and so in order to make revolution, communists rely on a large number of foot soldiers who share their dark vision of morality, faith, and traditions. ...
  2. (24) “You want to organize for power!”(2)

    by , 05-30-2019 at 01:19 PM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)
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    When the street revolution of Western youths was in full swing in the 1960s, there was one who dismissed their naivety, sincerity, and idealism. “If the real radical finds that having long hair sets up psychological barriers to communication and organization, he cuts his hair,” he said. The man was Saul Alinsky, a radical activist who wrote books, taught students, and personally oversaw the implementation of his theories, eventually ...
  3. (24) “You want to organize for power!”

    by , 05-30-2019 at 01:17 PM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)

    In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the four main Oceanian ministries is the Ministry of Peace, which oversees the Party’s military affairs. The inverted meaning of its name actually contains profound meaning: When one’s strength is inferior to that of the enemy, the best strategy is to proclaim one’s desire for peace. Extending an olive branch is the best way to hide imminent war. ...
  4. OK, ... who is the Forum Snitch ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    What did you do Jack, set our alarm for when your ban was up. Jeebus you need to get a life.

    Not that I am keeping score, but it was probably me that ratted on you. I try hard to keep this board from becoming shitty, and routinely rat out the assholes that try to make it shitty...
    Don't even try to hand us that shit, loser.

    You're just a low-class wuss who, when you can't measure up or match wits, you look to get revenge any sleazy, slimy, underhanded
  5. (23) “The Three M’s” — Marx, Marcuse, and Mao Zedong

    by , 05-29-2019 at 09:26 AM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)

    On Thursday, October 24, 1929, the New York stock market crashed. The crisis spread from the financial sector to the entire economy, sparing none of the major developed nations of the West. Unemployment spiked to over a quarter of the population, and the total number of unemployed exceeded 30 million. Apart from the Soviet Union, industrial production in major industrial countries dropped by an ...
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