Old Tools, New Tools

Old Tools, New Tools by Rizal Roja (llco.org) Humans are fundamentally a tool-using species. The development of rudimentary tools by our ancestors played a tremendous role in our collective evolution as humanity. The creation of crude tools and the creation of fire played a tremendous role in placing humans in a powerful role in the …

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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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Molotov, MIM, Dogma, and Stalin’s support for Israel

Molotov, MIM, Dogma, and Stalin’s support for Israel (llco.org) Stalin was a great socialist leader, but it is important to tell the truth about his mistakes. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov was a high-ranking, important member of Stalin’s regime. Today’s Stalinists occasionally choose him as their favorite candidate to have succeeded Stalin in  “what if” fantasy histories. …

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Revolutionary science in command, not identity politics

Revolutionary science in command, not identity politics (llco.org) The true communist movement is guided by the Leading Light of revolutionary science. Marxism was the first synthesis that applied science to the task of total revolution, of reaching communism. Marxism-Leninism was the next breakthrough. Marxism-Leninism synthesized the universal lessons of the first wave of sustained proletarian …

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On patriarchy, coconuts, and feminism

On patriarchy, coconuts, and feminism (llco.org) First Worldism is a bag of dogmas that are uncritically accepted by most so-called revolutionaries today. In its most general form, First Worldism is the belief that there is a significant proletariat, a significant social base for revolution in the First World. It would be a mistake to think …

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Comments on economism, right, and left errors

Comments on economism, right, and left errors (llco.org) “Dear Leading Light, What is does the error of “economism” refer to?” Leading Light replies: Thank you for writing. “Economism” is a term used to refer to a certain type of error. “Tailing” or “tailism” is another term often used for this error. Continuing rightist errors lead …

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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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