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"My Socialism: Labor Day Notes on Jodo Shinshu Martyr Takagi Kenmyo"

Takagi Kenmyo's Pure Land conscience was activated when he became Josenji's head monk in 1899, coming into contact with the social and economic suffering of the many burakumin (outcastes) in his congregation. Jodo Shinshu Buddhist monk Takagi Kenmyo wears robes as he s
He campaigned against the oppression of burakumin, women, and the poor, and advocated pacifism rather than the rising imperialist militarism of Japan. In 1910 he was jailed on trumped-up charges and sentenced to death (commuted to life imprisonment). He died in jail in 1914.
The Higashi Otanji branch of Jodo Shinshu, which had experienced over four decades of intense government pressure, abandoned him, but some of his work was preserved and in the post-war period he became an important figure. The denomination restored his status in 1996.
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#Socialism leads to full Communism.
Paraphrasing Margaret #Thatcher.
How right she was!
President #Daoud brought about a Socialist Secular Revolution after doing a coup d'état against King #Zahir #Shah.
Soon to be followed by his assassination and the #PDPA #Communist takeover!
Well, nobody understood the dangers of collectivism during the Cold War better than General #Pinochet, Late Baroness #Thatcher, and #Lee #Kuan #Yew.
Americans were never really threatened by Marxist-Leninist or Marxist-Maoist Philosophy after the Communists were incarcerated
Ask a countless number of children, women and old, as to how Marxist Insurgencies and later Communist #Dictatorships destroyed their standards of living, and social stability through centralized social engineering.
#Chilean inflation stood around approx 1000% under #Allende.
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Most of the countries which have turned into parochial backwaters, and closed inward-looking societies, are those where people were not provided economic and social freedoms.
Hardly any open economy, or open society, faces similar problems to date.
That is a fact!
Friedrich Von Hayek's books should be taught around the world in social science and philosophy degree programs.
Not that he was right about everything, but, he provides us with an alternative perspective, which the human mind come to understand.
And freedom is not embracing modernity per se.
Freedom works both ways!
You have the right to be free and not to be free from doing certain things ;)
I should be free to make money
I should not be free to physically hurt anyone
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It's probably a pretty low bar, but I got the transcript of my conversation with Zerzan up on the anarchist library which makes me happy:
theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ishkah…
#anprim #anticiv #directaction #JohnZerzan #anarchism #socialism #SaulNewman #schooling #solarpunk #vegan #veganism
@rechelon's essay on anti-civ was really valuable going into the conversation and @SolarpunkA thanks for the work you do, as I was basically arguing for a solarpunk future as the highest realisation of our character virtues, so worth working through modern day suffering. #Zerzan
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1. Polite notice:
Unfollow me, block me, but don’t troll me just because you can’t ‘win’ an argument with me.

I don’t use this forum to win arguments. I come here to debate and become more informed. And, sometimes, just to engage in idle banter with friends.
2. I have been on Twitter for many years but only become more active over the last couple of years because of the desperate circumstances we find ourselves in. Yes, I am vocal and passionate and sometimes I might use hyperboles and emotive language.
3. But, I try to back up everything I say with evidence from reliable and factual sources. I may not get it right every time, that’s the point of debating. So please don’t get offended if I produce some facts that ride roughshod over your point of view or personal prejudices.
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The Liberal Poet’s Guide to Conservative Encounters

You're welcome!

🧵 1/20
Under no circumstance should you ever touch a conservative. They carry diseases. 2/20
Do not feed a conservative. That’s enabling. They should fend for themselves. They aren’t “SoCIaLiST” FFS. 3/20
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1/19 WHY #BITCOIN (thread)
Sources of economic growth can be simplified as having two components: Labor (population) and Productivity (technology, etc. where the output is greater than the input). Productivity is ultimately dependent upon the health and education of the worker.
2/ A sick worker cannot work; an uneducated worker cannot be productive.
If population growth rates decline (as they are now, globally, because boomers are dying), a country can either import labor (immigration) or increase productivity.
3/ Globally, #immigration is a zero-sum game. One country’s economic gain can only come from another’s economic loss. Globally, economic growth is at risk because population growth rates are slowing/declining.
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In 1999 Venezuela got a Socialist government…

Fast forward in time and here's how the people in that country are living now: ⤵️
They don't have food and just about anything else, but in the capital the gasoline is (mostly) free, when available 🤷
How do the stores look like!

#socialism #marxism
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Anti and Non-capitalist Vision. Tweets, Texts, books, sources Image
Alternatives to Capitalism
Proposals for a Democratic Economy (pdf)

by Robin Hahnel & Erik Olin Wright
ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/Publis… Image
Society after Money: A Dialogue (pdf)
Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
tinyurl.com/y5wsej9q Image
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#USA is a free democracy, #India is a "partly free" democracy
#FOE Japan is a free democracy, India is a partly free democracy: Compare the ratio of critical/unfavorable articles, to favorable articles, in the top 3 news sources in Japan & India respectively, to find which press is freer! #SciMe 1st data, 2nd Analysis, 3rd Policy/views!🧐🤔
3/demo #Majoritarianism & freedom: Compare treatment of minorities in USA(non-christian), Japan(Korean etc) & India (Muslims): In particular plot over 70yrs th % of minority pop on same graph & compare decadal changes[summarizes it's discrimination(in cntry) & opportunities(ROW)]
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#RedArchives - To kick off this week's theme of 'revolutionary women', we re-publish this article from 2018 on the Dagenham machinists' strike of 1968, an event which became a turning point in the fight for equality. #IWD2021 #IWD #Marxism #Socialism

socialist.net/the-dagenham-m…
The Dagenham strike was not the first such strike, and it would certainly not be the last. However, by standing up against bosses, union officials, and even other workers, they would send a message that has stood the test of time and inspires still. #IWD2021 #IWD #Strike Image
Correction: this month's* theme.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/30/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/dai…
The fight for $15: can Joe Biden usher in a higher minimum wage?

ft.com/content/22ed8f…

#MinimumWage
How Trump’s Tariffs Really Affected the U.S. Job Market

carnegieendowment.org/chinafinancial…

#trade #tariffs #policy #jobs
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Be proud of who you are.

1/17
#activist
#socialist
#humanist
#environmentalist
Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of ordinary people is an enemy of ordinary people – because socialism is precisely about protecting ordinary people.

Lie about that and what else will you lie about?

2/17
#activism
#socialism
#Kindness
Lie about socialism and it’s likely you don’t give a f*** about ordinary people; you’re just a puppet of the establishment, a mouthpiece of the toffs.

3/17
#socialism
#activism
#activist
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Apr.2020 #Pandemic At Center of #Globalist & #Psychological
#Warfare Against #Freedom.

📽 #UN #WEF Globalist admit Coronavirus is at the centre of the wheel for #Global #Governance
worldviewweekend.com/tv/video/pande…

#ClimateTax > #ClimateHoax
#COVID > #Agenda2030 ImageImage
Apr.2020 #US #CoronavirusReliefBill had 'Digital Dollar' in it but was stripped out. On #DigitalDollar* website (Digital Dollar Project states it is partnering with Accenture) led by David Treat

* was going to create a federal reserve digital dollar

/1 #BiteSizeChunks
Digital Dollar: David Treat Snr MD & co-lead of blockchain / NY Fintech Innovation at Accenture, also serves on board for #ID2020 alliance, #WEF #4IR Global #Blockchain Council member, program advisor Chamber of digital commerce, & WEF digital ID

/2 #BiteSizeChunks
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Jesus was a Socialist

Jesus was a socialist, this is not open for debate.
See the epic giveaway? That’s the giveaway.
For:
Be it time; be it deed; be it goods; be it creed.
There’s no exception.
Now if Jesus veering left, should cause you some upset,
Consult your nearest Bible, exorcise the tribal.
For:
Love gives time; love does deeds; love is good; love’s a creed.
Love lies in action.
Now my lip service argues that your words just won’t do.
It’s actions that speak loudest; they exact a price.
See:
Love is hard; love demands. Love’s not gripped, in our hands;
Misers hold only things.
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Even though I haven't been a big fan of Twitter threads so far, a lot of people I know have made 100-tweet threads for @threadapalooza so I thought I'll give it a try as well. I will start with #APIs and hopefully end up connecting them with the #FutureOfWork. Let's go ...

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First of all, when I talk about #APIs, I mean HTTP-based interfaces connecting apps and backend servers as well as different services with each other. For now, the technical details, such as whether they use REST, GraphQL, gRPC etc., shall not matter. (1/100)
When humans interact with computers they require a user interface (UI), and when machines interact with each other they need application programming interfaces (APIs). At the end of the day, however, these have to be implemented by humans. Good #APIDesign considers both. (2/100)
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What's coming:

War on the streets; pre-barricade your living structure and arm up if you can.

Stock up and canned good and shelf stable products; avoid refrigerated or frozen foods as there may be no electricity for days.

Battery operated radio with short..RT @vegasrenae @GOP
wave band. Video will be off the air and short wave travels farther.

Buy a portable stove and butane cartridges to cook with; better if you can get a propane tank enabled two burner range.

All your kitchen tools need to be manual; can openers, etc.

RT @freenaynow @SamSenev
Put a trash barrel in your toilet room and fill it with water; put a plastic hand ladle on top of the cover to use in flushing your toilet similar to the picture below.
Water services will be out.

Get portable water lugs and fill with water while you can..RT @ARaisinghell @OAN
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A THREAD on disturbing fascist tendencies in Britain, which should concern us all.

Cosmopolitan conservatives often support international cooperation & admired elite culture in other countries, but throughout history, Fascists espouse extreme nationalism & cultural parochialism.
Fascist ideologues teach that national identity is the foundation of individual identity & should not be corrupted by foreign influences, especially if they are left-wing.

For example, Nazism condemned Marxist & liberal internationalisms as threats to German national unity.
Fascists in general want to replace internationalist class solidarity with nationalist class collaboration.

Unlike democratic conservatives, fascists accuse their political opponents of being less “patriotic” than they, sometimes even labeling them “traitors.”
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#BREAKING:So @senatemajldr now says, "There is no reason – none – why we should not deliver another major pandemic relief package..." Folks, has there EVER been a reason not to since...?

#TheResistance #MitchMcConnell #TuesdayThoughts #Covid19 #stimulus
yahoo.com/news/mitch-mcc…
Talk to Sen #Warren, #MitchMcConnell. She'll get you out of the TrumpGOP/#FoxNews echo chamber, and bring you up to speed on what families are going through in the REAL world👇

#TheResistance #Covid19 #stimulus #FBRParty

GA voters remember, @SenatorLoeffler and @sendavidperdue FULLY SUPPORT #MitchMcConnell's CRUEL scheme to DENY #covidrelief to families facing starvation and eviction this holiday season. The WEALTHY Senators claim helping poor families is #socialism
#TheResistance #Loeffler Image
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How long before it's illegal to support any left-wing Party or criticise capitalism?
US libertarian billionaires scapegoat & demonize ‘Big Government’, 'identity politics' & the Left, using propaganda to manipulate citizens into voting against their interests, so they can continue to exploit workers & nature.

The Global 1% have so far siphoned off $158 TRILLION.
They put vast resources into fueling the "culture war", which acts as a distraction, & an ideological assault on the values of fairness, justice & equality by promoting individualism, while keeping voters divided so they can continue their corruption & exploitation uninterrupted.
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The @SenateGOP failure to provide stimulus in the lame duck makes the #GeorgiaSenateRunoff a vote for whether the people of Georgia want government help to survive the pandemic the @GOP caused to get out of control. That's how I'd pitch it. With healthy dose of #ACA. @JoeBiden
If @TheDemocrats make clear how much each voter will get under the @JoeBiden plan if the #Democrats gain control of the Senate we can slam back on all the #Socialism baloney with an old-fashioned @GOP style giveaway. This time to voters not just to businesses and the wealthy.
Send a mailer to every #Georgia registered voter an estimate of how much @SenateDems majority puts in their pockets by month taking both seats & how much the #GOP will give them. Spoiler alert, it's nothing. A few hundred dollars. Promise unemployment, health care.
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Fascists intimidated and rammed the #BidenBus, and #FascistTrump endorsed it. He's planning a #CoupdEtat directing violence against political opponents. Dems wont appeal to the masses to defend democratic rights b/c they fear a mass working class movement. #Thread #Election2020
Don Jr called for the ambush, directly implicating the Trump Admin (as if it weren't already obvious)
thedailybeast.com/biden-camp-can…
Fascists connected to the Trump admin have already been exposed in several states trying to perform coups as covered here: wsws.org/en/articles/20…
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