How to be a good Leninist
Don’t be a Trotskyist.
This is the most important conversation we could possibly be having. Capitalism has no future for the youth. The only hope we have is socialist revolution.
Instead of talking about the problems of 20th century, lets talk about the great victories. Let’s talk about how Cuba has the highest life expectancy in Latin America. Let’s talk about the Soviet Union saved the world from fascism.
I’m all for Left Unity and important conversations like this one, but let’s end the unity we already have. Let’s stop being united with the Democratic Party. They are the people who killed EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act). Bradley Manning is on trial! GITMO is still open! Let’s break the link with the Democratic Party!”
Caleb Maupin of Red Youth
Speaking from the floor at “Future of the Left” panel organized by the Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Left Refoundationist), and the Democratic Socialists of America, June 5, 2013
“One can’t live on love alone; and I am so stupid that I can do nothing but think of him.”
“And the main thing is not to love. See what I have done by loving him so deeply! It is so painful and humiliating; but he thinks that it is merely silly. “You say one thing and always do another.” But what is the good of arguing in this superior manner, when I have nothing in me but this humiliating love and a bad temper; and these two things have been the cause of all my misfortunes, for my temper has always interfered with my love. I want nothing but his love and sympathy, and he won’t give it to me; and all my pride is trampled in the mud; I am nothing but a miserable crushed worm, whom no one wants, whom no one loves, a useless creature with morning sickness, and a big belly, two rotten teeth, and a bad temper, a battered sense of dignity, and a love which nobody wants and which nearly drives me insane.”
“this new woman is dying too, of poverty and a broken heart. the heart broken like fine china in an earthquake, the earth rocking and shaking under the impact”
“so I work you know. I mean, I fucking work. but theres work I wont take on, like certain kinds of ass wiggling at certain specific moments. the crucial moments. like when the male editor wants that ass to move back and forth this way and that. as a result, I am what is euphemistically referred to as a poor person. I am ass breaking poor and no person either. a woman is what I am, a hisser, a goddam fucking poor woman who stays goddam fucking poor because she doesnt fuck various jerks around town.”
Don’t be a Trotskyist.
no war but gender war.
“When people deplore sexism and racism but make allowances for their proliferations in pornography, pornography has achieved its aim: the creation of acceptance for materials that publicly practise and advertise the hatred and domination of women of colour.”