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  • Freudo-Marxism

    Freudo-Marxism is a loose designation of several forms of critical theory that attempt to synthesize the philosophy and critique of political economy of Karl Marx with the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud.



    The beginnings of Freudo-Marxist theorizing took place in the 1920s in Germany and the Soviet Union. The Soviet philosopher V. Yurinets and the Freudian analyst Siegfried Bernfeld both discussed the topic. The Soviet linguist Valentin Voloshinov, a member of the Bakhtin circle, began a Marxist critique of psychoanalysis in his 1925 article "Beyond the Social", which he developed more substantially in his book Freudianism: A Marxist Critique (1927). In 1929 Dialectical Materialism and Psychoanalysis by Wilhelm Reich was published, both in German and in Russian in the bilingual communist theory journal Unter dem Banner des Marxismus. As the end of this line of thought can be considered Otto Fenichel's article Psychoanalysis as the nucleus of a future dialectical-materialistic psychology which appeared in 1934 in Wilhelm Reich's Journal Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie und Sexualökonomie. One member of the Berlin group of Marxist psychoanalysts around Wilhelm Reich was Erich Fromm, who later brought Freudo-Marxist ideas into the exiled Frankfurt School led by Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno.



    The Frankfurt School (the "Institut für Sozialforschung") took up the task of choosing what parts of Marx's thought might serve to clarify social conditions which Marx himself had never seen. They drew on other schools of thought to fill in Marx's perceived omissions. Max Weber exerted a major influence, as did Sigmund Freud. In the institute's extensive Studien über Authorität und Familie (ed. Max Horkheimer, Paris 1936) Erich Fromm was the author of the social-psychological part. Another new member of the institute was Herbert Marcuse, who became famous only during the 1950s in the USA.



    Jacques Lacan was a philosophically sophisticated French psychoanalyst, whose perspective came to predominate in French psychiatry and psychology. Lacan saw himself as loyal to and rescuing Freud's legacy. Lacan's influence has created a new cross-fertilisation of Freudian and Marxist ideas.



    Marx's theory of commodity fetishism has proven fertile material for work by other theorists since Marx, who have added to, adapted, or, as Marxist orthodoxy might see it, 'vulgarized' the original concept. Freud's well-known but unrelated theory of sexual fetishism led to new interpretations of commodity fetishism, as types of sexually charged relationships between a person and a manufactured object.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudo-marxism

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 8th February 2016 00:06

    17 member(s)
    Communist Mutant From Outer Space Guardia Rossa L.A.P. Georg Lukacs Mad Frankie Saophim BoratOfPhilosophy manvika RedMaterialist RyanBerry98
    Latest Discussion: Freudo-Marxist Resources
  • Ultraleft

    Created so I could put it as my tendency.



    Also unions are shit.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th November 2016 14:11

    47 member(s)
    SonOfTom Molotov1848 John Nada Chomskyan Communist Mutant From Outer Space upgrayedd ahriman Patchd L.A.P. Sewer Socialist
    Latest Discussion: Haters gonna hate
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative

    Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI) began in April 2009, following the collapse of previous Marxist-Humanist organizations. It aims to contribute to the transformation of this capitalist world by projecting, developing, and concretizing the philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and its further development in the Marxist-Humanism articulated by Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987).



    We are not a political party. Nor are we trying to lead the masses, who will form their own organizations, and whose emancipation must be their own act. But we have seen that spontaneous actions alone are insufficient to usher in a new society. We seek a new unity of philosophy and organization in which mass movements striving for freedom lay hold of Marx’s philosophy of revolution and recreate society on its basis.



    Today’s economic crisis and recession present a moment to engage people in discussion of these ideas. MHI is dedicated to the task of proving theoretically that an alternative to capitalism is possible. We are distinguished by our economic analyses, which do not merely assert, but demonstrate, that the only opposite to the current world economic system is its abolition and replacement with one not based on the production of “value.” Because capitalism cannot be fundamentally reformed, attempts to reform it lead to an intensification of state-capitalism, not socialism.

    MHI’s ideas and actions, as well as our structure and rules, are guided by the interests of working people and freedom movements of African-Americans and other minorities, women, youth, and all those around the world who are struggling for self-determination in order to freely develop their own human natures. We have no interests separate and apart from theirs. To this end, we open our website to the widest possible dialogue with people around the world. We intend to practice, as well as espouse, a two-way road between our organization and people outside it as essential to developing a single dialectic in the relationship of theory to practice — and as the way to assure the survival of Marxist-Humanism.



    Our collective is working to create an organization so firmly rooted in its philosophy that it will not succumb to diversions that may arise from personal agendas, and that will be capable of developing and concretizing that philosophy over the long haul, regardless of who its members may be. It is no simple matter to create a democratic organization that is at the same time effective and able to resist efforts to divert it from its goals. We are aware that Marx never achieved an organization based on his philosophy, and that Dunayevskaya´s organization disintegrated following her death. But we have made progress on this matter, with our Principles and By-Laws, and by recognizing that Marxist-Humanism cannot be carried on by chance, or by individuals alone. An organization is needed to test and prove ideas. We invite all to join us in this discussion and initiative.



    http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th June 2015 15:29

    6 member(s)
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  • Class Traitors

    Group for class unconscious proletarians who don't believe they are in chains.



    also: I (Remus) made this group not because i am a class traitor but because one wanted to have a rl group.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 10th January 2014 02:12

    1 member(s)
    Remus Bleys
    Latest Discussion: destroy statistical marxism
  • Stalinism

    For those who are pro-Stalin.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 20th January 2017 20:33

    6 member(s)
    H O X H A MarxEngelsLeninStalinMao Iosif LiamChe Stalin Baratheon Flying Purple People Eater
    Latest Discussion: Introduction to Stalinism
  • Stalinists

    For every one that follows Stalin's doctrine.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th February 2017 16:14

    35 member(s)
    H O X H A Chertionok CaptainCool309 Tio Pepe Sobornost Miltiadis Redearth Kamrat_Oscarius JackAmphlett RadicalKKE pibbieta
    Latest Discussion: University under Joseph Stalin
  • Liberation Theology

    A group for Catholics who oppose homophobia, capitalism, transphobia, sexism, racism and pacifism.



    (Non Catholics can join)



    "Charity is today a 'political charity.'. . . it means the transformation of a society structured to benefit a few who appropriate to themselves the value of the work of others. This transformation ought to be directed toward a radical change in the foundation of society, that is, the private ownership of the means of production.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    "The denunciation of injustice implies the rejection of the use of Christianity to legitimize the established order.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    “The God of Exodus is the God of history and of political liberation more than he is the God of nature.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    “But the poor person does not exist as an inescapable fact of destiny. His or her existence is not politically neutral, and it is not ethically innocent. The poor are a by-product of the system in which we live and for which we are responsible. They are marginalized by our social and cultural world. They are the oppressed, exploited proletariat, robbed of the fruit of their labor and despoiled of their humanity. Hence the poverty of the poor is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    "Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet." Acts 4:32-37

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th March 2017 10:37

    15 member(s)
    cruxcommunista fatherfoamhorse IrishQueer theredmilitiaman BoratOfPhilosophy CommunistofWisconsin TheSocialistMetalhead fgilbert2 RedMoslem Scarlet Fever
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  • Non-Stalinist Marxist-Leninists

    Marxism-Leninism isn't Stalinism.



    It is Marxism and Leninism.



    That's it!

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th August 2016 05:27

    15 member(s)
    Leftist lalando Comrade Maro loverussia24 TheAntiReactionary CommunistKid xnecron101x SensibleLuxemburgist M-L-C-F TriPac Dude
    Latest Discussion: Redundancy?
  • Loneliness

    Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connectedness or communality with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future. As such, loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 3rd November 2016 18:14

    39 member(s)
    almost Plagueround fatherfoamhorse Hedonic Socialism ShadowStar Guardia Rossa Proletarius Communist_Rage Comrade Jacob oneday
    Latest Discussion: Loneliness
  • Intergalactic Socialism

    Proletarian interstellarism, sometimes referred to as interstellar socialism or Intergalactic socialism, is a social class concept based on the view that upcoming interplanetary travel will establish capitalism as a universal system, and therefore the working class must act as a universal class if it is to defeat it. Workers should struggle in solidarity with their fellow workers in other planets on the basis of a common class interest.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 25th February 2016 00:41

    18 member(s)
    Cyborg Communist Wizard Communist Mutant From Outer Space Synergy Aslan LeninistIthink oneday PC LOAD LETTER Loony Le Fist Rosa Partizan #FF0000
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  • Marxist-Leninists

    Marxism-Leninism is the theory and practice of the Communists, who uphold the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin in the struggle for proletarian revolution, the construction of socialism, and the triumph of communism on a world scale. It is the scientific ideology of the working-class and its vanguard which accomplish these aims.

    Marxism-Leninism bases itself on historical and dialectical materialism, taking into account the objective material conditions existent in each country and region. It supports just struggles against imperialism and neo-colonialism whose victories are guaranteed through the leading role of the working-class in said struggles. It supports internationalism as the guiding basis of the foreign policy of the socialist state and in the approach to inter-imperialist conflicts. Marxist-Leninists fight for both democratic and socialist demands and, where necessary in the world, carry out any bourgeois-democratic tasks in tandem with the uninterrupted move over into the socialist revolution.

    The struggles waged by Marx, Engels and Lenin against all forms of revisionism, opportunism and reformism constituted both the defense of scientific socialism and its creative development, opposing both "left" and right-wing deviations.

    The construction of socialism in the Soviet Union and likeminded countries provided a superior alternative to the capitalist system. The treacherous policies pursued by the restorers of capitalism constituted a heavy setback for the world working-class movement, but they could not reverse the nature of capitalism and the inevitability of class struggles for socialism under it.

    Marxism-Leninism remains the ideology of the working-class by virtue of its scientific content and objective merits in the epoch of imperialism and the decay of capitalism.

    =Reading List=
    -Basics-
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomyACondensedCourse
    * https://archive.org/details/MaterialismDialecticalMethod
    * https://www.rhizzone.net/forum/topic/13358/ (Elementary Principles of Philosophy)
    * https://archive.org/details/lininandtherussi035179mbp (an introduction to Lenin's life, Leninism, and the October Revolution along with the first few years afterward)
    * https://archive.org/details/AShortHistoryOfTheCPSU
    * https://archive.org/details/InternationalWorkingClassAndCommunistMovementHisto ricalRecord
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ (The State and Revolution, by V.I. Lenin)
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/ ("Left-Wing" Communism, An Infantile Disorder, by V.I. Lenin)
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ (Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by V.I. Lenin)
    * http://bookzz.org/book/862537/add33c (Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism)
    -Advanced-
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomyCapitalism
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomySocialism
    * https://archive.org/details/tfomlp (The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy)
    -See Also-
    * http://www.revleft.com/vb/threads/195470-Compilations-of-writings-by-Marx-Engels-and-Lenin-(PDFs)

    NOTE: To all forum users wishing to join, have some indication that you are a ML in your profile.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: Yesterday 04:14

    568 member(s)
    cruxcommunista Garlic Hihi H O X H A CommieScum Fabrizio Picco DMerka Tarbram JAC0BIN Raul Castro
  • Enver Hoxha

    A group for supporters of the line of Enver Hoxha.

    "There is nothing unknown about what socialism is, what it represents and what it brings about, how it is achieved and how socialist society is built. A theory and practice of scientific socialism exists. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin teach us this theory. We find the practice of it in that rich experience of the construction of socialism in the Soviet Union in the time of Lenin and Stalin, and we find it today in Albania, where the new society is being built according to the teachings of Marxism-Leninism.

    Of course, as Lenin said, socialism will look different and will have its own special features in different countries as a result of the differing socio-economic conditions, the way in which the revolution is carried out, the traditions, the international circumstances, etc. But the basic principles and the universal laws of socialism remain unshakeable and are essential for all countries." - Enver Hoxha, Report to the 8th Congress of the Party of Labour of Albania, November 1, 1981.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: Yesterday 04:13

    This is a private group.
  • Marxist-Leninist-Maoist

    Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, as based mainly on the teachings of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Iosef Stalin and Mao Zedong, is the highest qualitative stage of Marxism so far and is the guiding ideology of revolutionaries the world over who carry forward the fight for a world free of all class distinctions, all exploitative production relations, all oppressive social relations, and all corresponding, reactionary ideas - the communist world of the future. Basic Marxist-Leninist principles were implemented successfully, though with shortcomings, in the Soviet Union during the leadership of Lenin and Stalin, but it was the experience of socialist construction and the 'Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution' in the People's Republic of China under Mao however that heralded 'Mao Tse-Tung Thought' and later 'Maoism' as a new qualitative advancement of Marxism-Leninism. Key principles of Maoism include:

    1. The people's war strategy, i.e. a strategy of mass-based guerilla war principally relying on the exploited social base leading to the encirclement of the more developed areas that profit from the exploitation of that social base.

    2. The mass line, which encompasses four main points: a) learn from the people while leading them, b) serve the people while leading them, c) rely on the people while leading them, and d) practice leadership mainly in the form of guidance rather than commands.

    3. The philosophical, strategic, and tactical approach of identifying the contextual principal contradiction and attacking the contextual main enemy. (Divide and conquer, in other words.)

    4. New democratic revolution and the corresponding strategic block of four classes as the path to sustainable socialism for countries with pre-capitalist modes of production.

    5. Political and cultural revolutions within the proletarian revolution as occasionally necessary.

    Unfortunately, following the lead of the Khrushchovite revisionists who destroyed socialism in the USSR after Stalin's death, after Mao's death the PRC was also taken over by revisionists who revise and betray fundamental principles of Marxism in the interests of capitalism and, like the USSR before it, a once great proletarian state was taken down the path of capitalist restoration and social-imperialism. Because of this, we put particular emphasis on the dangers of revisionism. Despite the defeats of the 20th century, the flame of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is still being kept alive and advanced by the experiences of the countless CPs in the third world waging or preparing for people's war. Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

    (Group description by cmrds mosfeld, red cat, Palingenesis, Marxach-Léinínach, the Hong Se Sun, Siren Bang, scarletghoul and Who?.)

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th August 2017 12:48

    This is a private group.
  • Seinfeld Enthusiasts

    If you enjoy the sitcom, Seinfeld, then this is the group for you!

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:58

    16 member(s)
    REDwhiteandblue FREE_+_LOVE Socialist99 Red_Banner UNDEADandRed Vince TheCat'sHat Amandla Weezer thriller
    Latest Discussion: Best Episode
  • Anti-Nationalists

    "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind." - Albert Einstein

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:57

    56 member(s)
    SATails Comrade Baugher openminded Mr.Boring limericksoviet Cyborg Communist Wizard Smash Monogamy Communist Mutant From Outer Space Nordic.Anarchist Guardia Rossa
    Latest Discussion: Already a group.
  • Unite the Left

    This group is for organizing the growing anti-capitalist sentiment throughout the world into programmatic unity. We believe that in order to defeat capitalism, socialists of all tendencies must come together and act as one in the fight against exploitation. In this group we hope to draw in adherents of all tendencies to engage in open minded debate on what actions should be taken in the establishment of socialism. No matter what our differences are, we all agree on the most important thing... Capitalism must go, and only together can we get rid of it!

    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:57

    89 member(s)
    TheFriedRooster Noxian Loganauer Red Spark Guardia Rossa karlkropotkin Galbatorix994 Aslan Red Scythe IrishQueer
    Latest Discussion: Extension of "Left Unity"
  • Marxist/Leftist Historians

    For those who study and want to dicuss history and historical events on a marxist/leftist view outside of the typical capitalist veiw

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:57

    123 member(s)
    InfuriatinglyRed Comrade Njordr kielty NoManIsAnIsland Ne réfléchis pas Guardia Rossa mrd6376 IrishQueer LeninistIthink Observational Change
    Latest Discussion: Favorite area of history
  • Video games

    discuss the world of video games and interactive entertainment here.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:56

    This is a private group.
  • Debunking leftists.

    As the tendency name suggests, this group is for interested leftists to come together, dispell and find quick refutations of common myths surrounding economics, discrimination, Communism itself and other subjects that commonly appear in the discourse of modern politics.

    If you get pissed off whenever you hear a comparison between Marx, Lenin Pol-Pot and Hitler, If you tremble uncontrollably at the words 'a way between extreme Marxism and Capitalism' or 'Good on paper but bad in practice', If you hate having to put up the constant conservative vomits who continuously explain to you how deregulation would increase competition and therefore worker's luxury of living, then this is the group for you!

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:56

    39 member(s)
    Pinko_Cuck Faust Arp LeninistIthink The_Southern_Leftist Lenin_Was_Right flaming bolshevik M-L-C-F Socialist99 Bomber tachosomoza
  • Sexual Liberationists

    A group for those who believe that sex, love, and the human body are not something that is dirty and vile.
    We Support
    1.) Jobs involving Sex (such as pornography and prostitution) are neither inherently shameful nor oppressive , but can be made that way by capitalism and religion.
    2.) Nudity has no negative effect on children , and as such no media should be censored out of fear of children seeing something sexual.
    3.) All sexual orientations and fetishes should be legal provided no human is hurt against their will
    4.) A removal of all laws regarding public nudity and "indecent exposure"
    5.) The idea people should be allowed to have as many partners as they choose.
    6.) The opposition to the social Stigmatization of people who fall outside the sexual norm.

    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:56

    132 member(s)
    openminded Chomskyan MioDarling Communist Mutant From Outer Space OC96 Hedonic Socialism Red Baker Sil IrishQueer Zoop