Solving the Gordian Knot

Solving the Gordian Knot, instruction on method and decisiveness (llco.org) According to legend, in the city of Telmissus, there was a massive knot looped again and again around the front of an oxcart. Rope over rope, the knot endlessly turned in on itself. It was said that the person who was able to untie the …

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On the inverse cripples

On the inverse cripples (llco.org) Through Zarathustra’s remarks on the inverse cripples, Friedrich Nietzsche is criticizing modern intellectuals who are revered as geniuses: “[F]or there are human beings who lack everything, except one thing of which they have too much — human beings who are nothing but a big eye or a big mouth or …

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First Worldism and Popper’s challenge

Comments on First Worldism and Popper’s challenge (llco.org) False consciousness does exist. However, when First World peoples share the outlook of the propertied classes, it is, generally, not an example of false consciousness. A quick look at sociological data shows that the majority of White, Asian and Indigenous households in the United States own their …

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Comments on the evolution of empire

Comments on the evolution of empire (llco.org) Empire is constantly evolving to thwart the people’s movement. Imperialism has changed significantly since its beginning. The period of traditional colonialism during which the imperial powers literally occupied colonial lands mostly came to a close around the end of World War 2. The shattered empires of Europe could …

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“Third Worldism,” epistemology, art, socialism

“Third Worldism,” epistemology, art, socialism (llco.org) 1. It is always an honor to speak with you. Many people identify you as a “Third Worldist,” one term that is floating around is “Maoist.” Do you apply these to yourself? Do we uphold a revolutionary theory and practice that emphasizes the poorest people, those who suffer the …

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Questions about Maoism and Leading Light Communism

Questions about Maoism and Leading Light Communism (llco.org) We recently received some questions about the relationship of Leading Light Communism to Maoism. 1. LLCO’s concept of the Third World is the same of chairman Mao? No. The Leading Light’s “Global Class Analysis” is totally different from Mao’s “Theory of Three Worlds.” Let’s look at the …

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