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Cake day: Mar 30, 2020


LOL I’ve gotten so used to thinking of vim as the editor that I totally forgot that it can mean energy or enthusiasm. :)

Yeah it doesn’t always get it perfect, but overall pretty good. Could be useful for generating propaganda quickly and then doing a pass over it by hand to clean it up. And another good one:

I am the voice of a generation
Unbridled and wild,
A rebel with a cause,
A visionary, unafraid to speak my mind.

I am the voice of the proletariat
Rising up against oppression,
A storm of change,
A force to be reckoned with.

I am the voice of the future
A beacon of hope,
A champion of the people,
A revolutionary with a pen.

I am Mayakovsky,
A soldier of the revolution,
A voice that will not be silenced,
A voice that will be heard.

got it to make a couple of more poems that work pretty well

In the vast expanse of space,
Where stars and planets gleam,
A new way of life has risen,
A utopia, a communist dream.

No longer do we toil and sweat,
For our labor is shared by all,
No more wars or famine,
No more greed or avarice to enthrall.

We live in harmony and peace,
In a world without borders or boundaries,
Where all are equal,
And all are free.

We travel to the stars,
To explore and to discover,
And in our travels,
We never tire or falter.

For we are the children of space,
The pioneers of communism,
And we will spread our ideals,
To every corner of the universe, with vim.

So let us stand together,
In solidarity and unity,
For we are the future,
Of space communism, and infinity.

In the land of the free,
Where wealth is the key,
Failures of capitalism can be seen,
In the poverty and inequality.

Greed drives the market,
As profits are sought,
But the have-nots are left,
With their pockets to the naught.

The rich get richer,
The poor get poorer,
A never-ending cycle,
That only grows bolder.

Corporate interests reign,
As the people suffer in vain,
Political corruption and greed,
Only fuel the capitalist machine.

But the people will rise,
Against this capitalist guise,
For a fair and just society,
Where all can thrive.

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``` October revolution, A momentous day, A spark of change In a world so gray. The people rose up, With courage and might, To take back their power And claim their right. With fists held high And hearts on fire, They marched towards victory With a burning desire. October revolution, A beacon of light, A reminder that change Can be won through the fight. A symbol of courage And determination, A reminder to never Settle for oppression. So let us remember This glorious day, And continue the fight For a better way. October revolution, Forever be hailed, A beacon of hope In a world that often fails. ```

Rent in USSR accounted for 5-6% of earnings and was expended on the maintenance and preservation of houses.
![](https://media.mas.to/masto-public/media_attachments/files/109/391/252/647/778/851/original/6a71f72c965516f2.png) ![](https://media.mas.to/masto-public/media_attachments/files/109/391/255/464/056/090/original/5b200a47ec22fdc7.png) edit: source https://libgen.rs/search.php?req=ABC+of+Dialectical+and+Historical+Materialism+&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=1&column=def

I tend to mostly play Roguelikes nowadays. I find they’re great when you only have time to play sporadically. Some of my favorite recent games were:

  • Dead Cells
  • Death’s Door
  • Tunic
  • Stray
  • Children of Morta

Currently playing Neon Abyss and planning to play Cult of the Lamb next.

One of my fav game devs are Motion Twin cause they’re a worker coop. They’re the guys who made Dead Cells.

A qualitative change is required for a society to move from capitalism to socialism, and such change cannot be accomplished via mere reformism.
![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/0f49bfba-9db6-480d-959e-c018401f2b16.png) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/aa9c7fbc-9eba-4037-91ef-c79e5e075086.png) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/b7dda098-8641-4703-80d4-4dd209bb5817.png) excerpts from [ABC of Dialectical and Historical Materialism](https://ca1lib.org/book/16673626/10d699)

LOL it’s hilarious when these trolls have to go off script. 😂

All the available evidence shows that Ukraine is losing an order of magnitude more troops than Russia. Even western sources acknowledge this. The war consists primarily of artillery battles, and Russia outguns Ukraine by a significant amount. NATO planners evidently thought that Russia would just throw their troops at the fortifications they built up like lemmings.

![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/b68823a1-01fb-4952-a3f7-e1c323ab7277.png) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/28557550-8579-42ea-9f33-d9fb5135f6e8.png)

yeah, might be better to just link to the CIA doc directly

Didn’t know about Jehu, and a lot of that does sound pretty cringy.

That said, while fixating on simply killing the work week is obviously silly, I do think that reducing necessary work should be part of the goal for a socialist society. Necessary work should focus on providing for common needs, and people’s time for self directed development should be maximized.

Some people tend to have this idea that everyone would just turn into hedonist if they didn’t have to work, but in practice most people want to be productive in some way. So, the kind of society I would envision is one where people are provided with tools to do that. Some people will want to do research, others will want to make inventions, do art, study history, and so on. Ensuring people have the ability to do these things is a key part of having a socialist society in my opinion.

Clearly that’s not the kind of society that would be possible in the foreseeable future, but I do think it’s important to have a long term vision that we work towards.

Starting in 1956, the USSR begun reducing the total hours of labor, which had a deadline to meet by 1968. If this plan was successful, hours of labor would have went from 48 hours a week, to 30 hours a week, and the minimum wage would have went from 250 to more than 600 rubles. In 1961, the CIA was worried as how the USSR could be reducing the workday, without reducing its efforts in the cold war. CIA originally believed that if the USSR reduced work hours, then it would be harder for the USSR to maintain their defense. However, what they found was that USSR was able to solve many problems by reducing the hours worked. They were able to tap into a large reserve of labor. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c0aad83d-7dce-42aa-9628-d8537b09034e.png) The soviets forcing managers to reduce labor time in return led to higher automation, introduction of new technology, and more advanced production measures. Increasing output in light and heavy industry was achieved by increasing employment. Reduction of labor hours in the USSR actually did what Marx predicted it would in volume 1 of capital. The density of the workday could be increased by reducing the workday. You could produce more by working less. The USSR proved Marx theory to be true. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/67291f25-4b1a-4bf1-b97e-917aa408f92e.png) https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP64B00346R000100200025-6.pdf

I simply have better things to do with my life than to argue with an internet troll.

I see you’ve made a self referential comment there. I’ve explained my position to you in detail, it’s clear that I can’t convince you of anything. Why would I waste more time on this when it’s going to be obvious who was right in a few months. The fact that you’re upset by this makes me suspect that deep down you know who’s right, and that’s what’s getting under your skin.

As I said, I see no reason to continue investing more energy into this. We’ll wait a few months and see what you have to say then.