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Reason in revolt

I am a trans lady in college and I go by she/her pronouns. I know this place is not a communist wiki, but I am in agreement with everyone here on scientific skepticism. Evolution is real, creationism is a lie, there needs to be a ban on creationist education, vaccination is safe and effective, vaccine mandates are good, 9/11 was not an inside job, cryonics is pseudoscience, GMF is safe, homeopathy is pseudoscience, the Earth is billions of years old, chemtrails do not exist, chiropathy is pseudoscience, HAARP is safe, "alternative medicine" is not medicine, naturopathy is pseudoscience, deep time is real, general relativity is real, there is no "clean oil" or "clean coal," anthropogenic climate change is real and human-caused (hence, it is anthropogenic), tobacco causes cancer and is dangerous, secondhand smoking is real, stem cell research is good, comprehensive sex education is necessary, heliocentrism is real, water fluoridation is safe and necessary, HIV/AIDS denialism is a huge problem, mental ill denialism is a huge problem, religious fundamentalism is a plague, nuclear power is safe, global floods are impossible, history is not something determinable (Marx, nonetheless, despite predicting the fall of capitalism, emphasized that those historical events depended on a number of factors and trajectories not immediately predictable), etc., etc. Am I rambling? I like making lists. Did you notice I like making lists? I tend to do that. I also feel like I should say this because I am aware of the mistrust people have here about us. I am with you on these issues, I understand previous socialist experiments failed to acknowledge all of these realities (although I look at those experiments positively nonetheless), and I know there is a present-day issue with the rejection of scientific principles on the left, specifically with anti-GMF, anti-nuclear power, and pro-alternative medicine politics. Nonetheless, I can promise you that if we ever speak, I am not going to espouse such pseudoscientific and antiscientific beliefs.

Feel free to chat with me anytime-! Sorry if I do not respond. I am usually very busy or distracted.

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An obligatory list of various fundamental communist beliefs in order to reaffirm a basic understanding of the ideology by virtue of living in hamburgerlandia

-Abolition of private property (not the personal property of the workers), elaborated in detail hereafter

-Nationalization of all banks

-Abolition of landlordism, the role of the property owner itself

-Transition of housing into personal property of the workers

-Redistribution of food, grain, etc; ig., agribusiness companies no longer hold exclusive control over foodstuffs

-Confiscation, expropriation of possessions from the bourgeoisie; landowners, industrialists, railroad magnates, shipowners, amongst other persons in opposition to the masses

-Abolition of inheritance

-Nationalization of healthcare; healthcare for all civilians

-Nationalization of education; education for all civilians

-State atheism; separation of religion and state

-Abolition of competition amongst workers

-Redistribution of persons in order to equalize the standing of both urban and rural

-More city farms; more citylike industries on rural land in order to equalize the standing of both urban and rural

-State control over all factories, businesses, railroads, workshops, ships; no managers, bosses, forepersons

-Organization of all labor and employment of workers on publicly owned land

-Collectivization of farming; including orchards, vegetable gardens, plantations, seed plots, hothouses, etc

-Nationalization of all minerals and materials; ore, oil, coal, salt, steel, wood, flax, hemp, cocoa, rum, tin, copper, iron, diamonds, gold, rubber, bauxite, etc

-Full employment

-Confiscation of all agricultural surplus products

-Centralization of money, loans, and credit in the hands of the state via nationalized banks

-The highest wages for all workers according to their work

-Radical wealth redistribution

-Confiscation without compensation of livestock and farm implements from private ownership

-Government mandate forcing clergy into working in different industries

-Increase in the number of (nowadays, what ought to be green) industries; ships; workshops; railways

-Construction, on public lands, of great palaces as communal dwellings for associated groups of civilians engaged in both industry and agriculture

-Destruction of all unhealthy and jerry-built dwellings in urban districts and the immediate establishment of healthy, humane dwellings for the dwellers of those edifices; do not confuse with anti-homelessness and gentrification

-Right to housing

-Free housing for all civilians

-The right to national self-determination for all civilians

-Nationalization of all means of transportation

-Massive investment in high-speed rail in order to switch to more ground-based transportation rather than aerial transportation

-Abolition of the market

-Abolition of all intellectual property; nationalization of all those properties, including copyright and patents

-Ban on all oppositional political parties

-Nationalization of all space agencies, companies, travel

-Nationalization of all telecommunications/media; telephones, television, radios, communications satellites, videotelephony, newspapers, news stations, telegraphs, internet, etc, state ownership over all these institutions; oppositional bourgeois media banned in entirety in consequence; all means of communication centralized in the hands of the state, the dictatorship of the proletariat

-Eventual unification of both menial and mental work

-Abolition of all and any national and national-religious privileges and restrictions

-Abolition of all designations of social standing

-Right to immediately recall representatives in a communist government

-Deposition of all funds from confiscated enterprises into nationalized banks

-State responsibility for providing all citizens with basic necessities, including food, housing, medical care, and education

-Recognition that poverty, disease, and early death are endemic to capitalism

-Separation of school and religion

-Separation of healthcare and religion

-Separation of youth organizations and religion (think YMCA and scouting)

-Separation of homeless shelters and religion

-Separation of housing organizations and religion

-Separation of counseling and religion

-Separation of humanitarian aid and religion (i.g., immediate ban on Christian NGOs and expropriation of them)

-Complete ban on parochial/religious education; nationalization of all those parochial properties

-Complete ban on church publications

-Confiscation of all property hitherto belonging to clerical and religious institutions, even personal

-Complete decriminalization of sex work

-Abolition of oaths, in particular, the religious oath

-Religious ceremonies regarded as exclusively private matters not of any significance to the government nor recognized by it

-Annulment and banning of all foreign loans

-Abolition of the death penalty in all cases

-Abolition of life sentencing

-Abolition of mandatory minimum sentencing

-Abortion on demand, in every case, without restrictions, without notification of any other party related to the person pursuing an abortion, without judgment, without apology, without ambivalence, free of charge, in nationalized healthcare facilities

-Abolition of foreign investment

-Right to the benefits of science

-Annulment and banning of all state and private loans negotiated by the bourgeoisie

-Abolition and ban on private tutoring; all private tutoring facilities nationalized without delay

-Abolition of all designations and records stigmatizing poverty, including credit scores

-Abolition of the military after the overthrowing of the bourgeoisie

-Abolition of conscription

-Abolition of all military ranks, honors, recognition, occupations/roles, benefits

-State-level promotion of proletarian internationalism; fraternity of countries, nations, peoples, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, sexualities, genders, races, religions, etc

-Establishment of national workshops

-Nationalization of land, including mines, pits, forests, wetlands, deserts, bodies of water, pastures, all grasslands, yards of the bourgeoisie — confiscation without compensation of all land, whether state, crown, monastery, church, factory, etc., in the hands of a socialist government in order to become the property of the whole people, and to all those who cultivate and work on such lands.

-Extension of the right to use the land to all civilians desiring to cultivate and work on it with their own labor-power.

-Land tenure on an equal basis.

-Immediate transfer of all alienated land into land funds for redistribution.

-Ban on employment of hired labor

-Voting extended to all civilians regardless of age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, romantic orientation, country of origin, sex work status, and all additional intersectional factors

-Nationalization of foreign trade

-(Eventual) Abolition of housework in favor of communal housework.

-Right to keeping records of the demand for and supply of exported and imported commodities retained by the dictatorship of the proletariat

-Right to fix prices for exported and imported commodities retained by the dictatorship of the proletariat

-Abolition of the ranks of ambassadors, envoys, and all other diplomatic representatives

-Abolition of apprenticeship

-Ban on foreign land ownership

-Ban on second home ownership

-Ban on sharecropping

-Ban on all cryptocurrencies

-Ban on luxury apartments

-Insurance for all wage workers without exception, as well as for the city and village poor (Decree on Social Insurance)

- Insurance to cover all forms of disability, such as illness, injury, invalidism, old age, maternity, widowhood, orphanage, as well as unemployment (Decree on Social Insurance)

-Full compensation in case of disability or unemployment (Decree on Social Insurance)

-Full unionization; all workers put into trade unions inferior to the dictatorship of the proletariat (as trade unions do not constitute the revolutionary vanguard)

-Full literacy; eradication of illiteracy

-Nationalization of the entire mining industry; all coal, lignite, combustible shell, anthracite, iron ore, copper ore, platinum, tungsten, sliver, lead, zinc, asbestos, gold, salt mining and extracting enterprises

-A social, sexual, women's/feminist, and cultural revolution

-The contradictions inherent to capitalism shall initiate its collapse

-Spontaneity shall not cause the end of capitalism and seizure of power; spontaneous protests and riots do not build class consciousness but rather serve as a way to express mild to extreme discontent with the penury caused by capitalism

-Educated revolutionaries need to lead a revolution; the vanguard of the proletariat

-There is a need for a well-organized communist party

-Unless one affiliated with a revolutionary communist party makes a public criticism after pursuing an investigation, they have no right to speak, no "right to criticism." All criticisms made without a proper investigation do not qualify as value ones and the party disregards them (This is not "censorship," but simply a mandate for critical thinking skills and evaluation — if one wishes to see what happens in absence of this rule, take a look at a YouTube comment section)

-From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs; one works as much as they wish and receives as much as they need.

-The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles; historical materialism; all of history involves struggle and conflict between oppressors and the oppressed and the material conditions in which these individuals find themselves in consequence.

-The family under capitalism only serves as a generator of workers with labor power

-A centrally planned economy is necessary

-Trade unionism, unfortunately, is an ideology corrupted by bourgeois ideology and false consciousness; the dictatorship of the proletariat takes supremacy over trade unions; trade unions still exist, and communists stand in solidarity with them under capitalism and socialism, but they do not control a socialist government during a transition to communism

-Reforms under capitalism are useless

-Socialism does not arise from the ideas of individuals but rather the material conditions under and contradictions inherent to capitalism; scientific socialism over utopian "socialism"

-The government retains the responsibility of assigning individuals to workplaces

-Communism is a process rather than something that forms quickly

-Industrialization is a requirement for communism to develop

-Society is not driven by individuals and ideas but material conditions and artificially created social constructs and institutions

-Communists only partake in parliamentarianism in order to radicalize constituents, not pass bills under capitalism; see Left-wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder

-An individual's interests do not differ from the interests of society in aggregate or from their own social group affected by society; there are no "lone wolves," politically speaking

-A bourgeois war is a reactionary war, the proletariat needs to usurp it and convert it into a civil war against the bourgeoisie; serve your class, not your country.

-Annulment of all effective laws heretofore.