21 Feb 2011, 22:18
So, I think that there are no decent Communist Parties in the U.S.A. CPUSA just sucks. I think they didn't want Communism in America because they loved both America and Communism, I think they hated America and wanted to use Communism to bring down America, and now that the USSR's been gone for 20 years, I have no clue why they're still around. Then there's the RCP, and I don't know a lot about them but there's a poster for them at the high school near me, and they seem to be quite violent, and also hate America. Are there any Marxist parties in the U.S.?
22 Feb 2011, 00:02
Most people around here will probably tell you that the PSL is the best Marxist party in the US. I personally don't know much about them, I'm always meaning to look into them but never get around to it, but a lot of people here could probably offer some insight to them.
You're right about the CPUSA sucking though. I did a report on them when I was in high school and at first I was thinking "these guys are awesome I'm gonna join them when I turn 18" then I almost immediately realized how bad they are and how they haven't done shit since the 50's. However I think there's a few pro CPUSA people on the site and there might actually be some members.
01 Mar 2011, 02:36
Well, I hate imperialism and the US is the worst imperialist state, so go figure. I seriously don't believe that the United States of America is worth anything at all, and, by extension, it is my firm conviction that the world would be well rid of it. If that offends you, I'm sorry, but it's a fact. I'm not racist against Americans however, if that's how you understood it. In fact I don't have any problem with the American nation at all. Just with the way their government has been behaving since the New Deal ended.
06 Mar 2011, 19:24
Its all good. What do you mean by their behavior since new deal ended?
Thanks for the clarification. I was told the first bit, and then the second bit went to reinforce the first bit. What I'm saying about the bill of rights are things like guns and freedom of press. I don't know how those things fit in with communism.
08 Mar 2011, 21:16
I think that Communists might find the 2nd Amendment useful and be supportive of it, since it would help them fight (if it came down to armed struggle) and preserve the revolution. It would give the revolutionaries a way of defending themselves against counterrevolutionary forces both during the process of taking power, and it would also provide a means by which people's militias could be formed against counterrevolutionary activities from both above and below.
Plus there are certain things that are just so ingrained within American traditions that to attempt to overturn them would be damn near impossible and meet opposition. This is why I always find it funny when conservatives talk about Obama wanting to take away Americans' guns and stuff.
As for things like freedom of speech and the press, well, I'm guessing that it would be unwise to restrict them. Even most socialist countries have guaranteed rights in their constitutions like the ones we have in the First Amendment. Nevertheless, just as in America you can't just say anything you want in public, in pre-existing socialist countries, and I'm guessing in the future, should socialism come to pass, it would be similar. Obviously, the former and current countries calling themselves socialist in their constitutions did go too far with censorship, but likewise you wouldn't find articles condemning capitalism and the bourgeois state in the mainstream press. In this sense, freedoms of speech and the press, even when guaranteed in the constitution, have always been up to interpretation by those who control the means of production and capital that grants economic and by proxy, political power.
14 Apr 2011, 22:11
That was a great read heiss93. Glad to see a party with some sort of authority critiquing the CPUSA.