(Opinion) Riley Dennis and the importance of the Syrian Conflict (Pt.2): Anti-Imperialism against Hilary Clinton

This piece is in response to a video that Riley Dennis recently made, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U77nA8rJL6Y&t=331s

While 14:11 isn’t exclusively a third-worldist site or paper, it does draw from some of the conclusions that third-worldists come to, specifically with regard to the revolutionary potential of the first world worker. It’s hard to deny that the first world worker is very privileged compared to his third world counterpart, due to this security the first world worker is less likely to be revolutionary in outlook, at best he can support some revolutionary causes such as Anti-Imperialism.

The most recent election heightened this fact really, none of the candidates involved supported any kind of non-interventionism, the best option was that you could sort of say that Donald Trump represented a detente with Russia while still supporting fighting the Islamic State in Syria. So while you’d avoid WW3 you’d still have the military bombing Muslims that are trying to make their own governmental decisions. Of course there are bigger geopolitical reasons behind these bombing campaigns, some of which are talked about by Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri and are posted on this site.

For ‘progressive’ people to support Hilary Clinton simply because she was better than Donald Trump is pure First-world privilege, and not in terms of the Social Justice phrasing of it. This privilege is in the sense that, while the progressives in the U.S get their health care and their ‘free’ college you are supporting a candidate that openly calls for regime change in Russia and in other places around the world, particularly in the third world.

So if Hilary Clinton can call for action against Russia, imagine what she’d do to smaller states such as North Korea, or Syria, or Iran, or any other country that doesn’t want to go along with U.S policies. We already have an idea of what it’d be like, remember she voted for the Iraq War and went along with the Bombing of Yugoslavia. She’s also a fervent Zionist and a supporter of Israel, so how does that work with the ‘progressive’ attitude of supporting Palestine?

So she supported a number of wars of aggression against countries that didn’t do anything to the U.S, she supports escalating a war in Syria that has nothing to do with us and probably feels the same way about Afghanistan too. Yet she’s the ‘progressive’ choice.

No.. No she’s not, she’s the imperialist choice. She’s the choice of people who care nothing for third world people, yet want all their resources for themselves. She’s just another war hawk that seems to delight in killing people and has made a career out of it.

Bernie Sanders was just as bad, he was a Zionist too and supported intervention in Syria, he is cut from the same cloth as Hilary Clinton. It’s not about being left or right, it’s about saying No to wars that have nothing to do with the U.S, and in a lot of cases the so-called ‘Alt-Right’ was more progressive on this issue than many of the Social Justice types.

Why would you still support her? What could make you forget about what she did in Libya? You should give me an Intersectional analysis of why Libya exploded like it did Riley, tell me why Hilary Clinton supported groups of people who attempted to wipe out a town called Tawergha simply because it was a town that had a predominately black population.

So just to recap, Hilary Clinton was not the progressive choice, there was no progressive choice in the latest U.S election, it was a contest between different factions of imperialists. If someone is an imperialist it doesn’t matter what their gender or sexuality is, they’re still an imperialist.

The first response to Riley Dennis: https://1411printing.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/riley-dennis-and-the-importance-of-the-syrian-conflict-a-response-by-the-words-of-dr-ayman-al-zawahiri-pt-1/

Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri talks about what Freedom means: https://1411printing.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/freedom-by-dr-ayman-al-zawahiri/

Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri talks about why Israel is there: https://1411printing.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/why-is-israel-there-by-dr-ayman-al-zawahiri/

Opinion: ‘Brocialism’ is silly and identity politics will never bring actual change

(Source for the image: http://sjwiki.org/wiki/Brocialism#.WTOVvWjyuMp )

This is a really silly image, but I find it fascinating that there are ‘leftists’ that would ever phrase the quoting of the leaders of the past revolutions as ‘dead white dudes.’ I will acknowledge that the comic is mocking a ‘manarchist,’ however this comic was found on a section devoted to talking about brocialism, so it’s linking an anarchistic idea with a socialistic idea, even though the two ideas are very different.

Revolutionary politics isn’t a difficult thing, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to set forward a platform that most people can get behind. However when you submit a platform that you know that only a smaller number of people will rally behind then you can only expect people to shy away from that platform because they aren’t willing to die for those issues. The reason why revolution hasn’t broken out in the first world is because people don’t feel the urge to do revolution, there isn’t a lot of revolutionary need here, granted it would be preferable and it should happen, but the majority of first world people don’t care enough to do it.

Revolution also occurs based on the actual situation within the country, the working class and the peasantry are more likely to actually carry out a socialistic revolution simply based on past experiences, but there has to be an actual need from a group of people to carry out revolution and they have to have some kind of ability to win.

This is why the Asian countries were able to revolt in the manner that they did, the peasantry majority had revolutionary potential  based on their material conditions.

A simple platform for the first world parties would probably consist of the following:

1.) Anti-Imperialism: opposition to foreign wars, withdrawing troops from occupied territory and using that money to rebuild our economies in the west.

2.) A louder voice for unions and workers in general: unions in the United States have historically been the loudest voice for revolution, working class people have been abandoned by the politics of this country and no one really speaks for them anymore. For more information on this subject you should check out Daniel De Leon’s writings, he did a lot of thinking about the role of unions in a socialist society.

3.) Secession for the different peoples within the United States: It’s a right that was given to the people’s of the Russian Empire and it was a right that’s in the Constitution of the United States, there is something wrong with forcing different groups of people to be within a country they don’t want to be part of. It’s understandable that different people won’t be entirely comfortable with this, however there have been calls for secession for different nations within the U.S going back as far as the late 1800’s.

4.) Freedom of speech and the free exchange of ideas: As revolutionaries we need to acknowledge that freedom of speech is a right, we need to stand up for people’s right to speak their minds. We cannot allow speech to be stifled because the moment it is for someone else it’ll for sure be for us soon. The libertarians and the Alt-right beat us to this one, they’re the ones that have a monopoly on being the ones in charge of this fight against identity politics, but we as the true left and right need to stand up as well especially because freedom of speech will allow us to speak out against the atrocities going on in the third world.

I’d like to finish this post with a couple of words from Comrade Kim Il Sung

Thank you for reading

-Andross

“Who, then, is to lead this revolution: the working class, or the capitalist class? In the past, the capitalist class of Korea exploited and oppressed the Korean people and decieved the people with the slogans of ‘national reform’ and ‘self-government of the nation’ in collaboration with Japanese imperialism. Of course, we do not mean that there did not exist national capitalists at all who turned against Japanese imperialism

It was the working class of Korea that fought courageously against Japanese imperialism to the bitter end. Though the Communist Party of Korea, founded in 1925, was dissolved in 1928 due to factional strife, that did not mean the end of the communist movement. From the 1930’s on the Communists of Korea fought against Japanese imperialism, weapons in hand.

It goes without saying that the capitalist class of Korea that capitulated to Japanese imperialism and collaborated with it, is not entitled to lead the revolution. Only the working class that fought bravely against Japanese imperialism to the end can and must lead the Korean revolution.”

(Source: The Building of a New Korea and the National United Front)

“Needless to say, as our united front is a united front for the building of a Democratic People’s Republic, a coalition with the lackeys of a Japanese imperialism is utterly inconceivable. We can and should join hands with those consienctious national capitalists who want to build an independent and democratic state. Only the formation of a united front of this type will enable us to build a Democratic People’s Republic and rally together the masses of the people in all walks of life.

The Communist Party must not be inert or passive in this struggle. In the struggle to establish a Democratic People’s Republic the Communists should play the most active and positive role and should be at the head of the masses of the people and lead them forward. Only when they do so will the masses of people follow the Communist Party.”

(Source: The Building of a New Korea and the National United Front)

What a leader should be and how Kim Il Sung embodied that principle

President Trump is a very charismatic figure, he’s a person that I think people are drawn to because of the way he presents himself and the way he’s able to talk to regular people on their level and about the issues they find to be important. If he wasn’t the head of a party dominated by capitalist interests I think I’d feel for him a bit more, and when I forget that he’s now in charge of the U.S war machine I really want to like him, his confidence really draws you to his side. Maybe that’s why a lot of people who are socially awkward feel so strongly towards him, they wish they had his confidence.

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea their first president Kim Il Sung is regarded as the father of their country, he is looked up to by the people there as their idea of what a leader should be. His son Kim Jong Il wrote an article called The Worker’s Party of Korea is the Party of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, and in it he talked about some of the qualities of Kim Il Sung, I’d like to show you how they view their leader in the DPRK, and maybe contrast their leadership principle with the leadership principle some wish to ascribe with President Trump.

-Andross

 

“Under Comrade Kim Il Sung’s wise leadership, the Worker’s Party of Korea was established as a working class party of a new type and developed in the flames of struggle for half a century into a trained and seasoned veteran revolutionary party, an unconquerable party enjoyed the unqualified support and trust of the people.”

“The Worker’s Party of Korea is a glorious party, which under the leadership of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung has paved a new road of building a revolutionary party in the age of independence.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung made strenuous efforts from the early years of his revolutionary activity to found the party that would lead our revolution. With an unshakeable belief that the popular masses are the motive force of the revolution, he waged the revolutionary struggle of organizing these masses.”

“He also did the work of founding the Party, beginning with the laying of its basis in the grassroots, by going to the popular masses to train true communists from among them and forming grassroots Party organizations.”

“The ranks of the communists hard core were trained and toughened, true unity and cohesion were achieved in the revolutionary ranks centering around the leader, and the mass basis for the communist movement was solidly laid, through all manner of hardships in the do or die struggle.”

“Thanks to the solid organizational and ideological bases for founding the Party and the glorious revolutionary traditions, which were prepared during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, our Party was founded opportunely even in the complex circumstances after liberation.”

“The Juche idea is a new scientific world outlook that correctly reflects the popular masses desire for independence and the requirements of the times. It is a great idea that has brought about a historic change in the development of the revolutionary idea of the working class.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung newly elucidated the fundamentals and basic principles of building a working class party and ways to implement them, and fully systematized the Juche oriented idea and theory of Party building.”

“The solidarity and strength of the party and all the success in party building depends on how the cadres and other members of the party are educated and bound together organizationally and ideologically and how the masses, the socio-class basis of the party, rally behind the party.”

“This force is an integral whole of the leader, the party and the masses. Only under the guidance of the party and the leader can the people hold their position as the driving force of revolution and play their role satisfactorily. In the driving force of revolution, the leader is the top brain and the center of unity, and the party is a political organization that materializes the leader’s idea and guidance.”

“Separated from the masses, the party cannot lead the revolution and construction to victory. The unbreakable unity of the leader, the party and the masses centering around the leader constitutes the solidest and most powerful revolutionary force, as well as a great force of the revolution and construction.”

“The working class party must be built up into the leader’s party, the political organization which realizes the leader’s idea and guidance, and must achieve inseparable unity with the masses. This is a basic requirement for the existence and development of the working class party and a fundamental principle that must be constantly maintained and carried forward in party building.”

“The working class party must be an ideological purity and organizational integrity, the entire party being dyed in its leader’s idea and moving as one under his unified leadership.”

“Under the leadership of Comrade Kim Il Sung, our Party has steadily intensified ideological education to equip all the Party members with the Juche idea, the revolutionary idea of the Party, and has conducted a powerful ideological struggle against flunkeyism, dogmatism, revisionism, factionalism and other unsound ideas.”

“A working class party with no organization or discipline will not only be unable to lead the revolution, but will itself be reduced to a lethargic, nominal existence.”

“By correctly embodying the principle of democratic centralism in Party building and its activity, Comrade Kim Il Sung firmly established the monolithic system of leadership and revolutionary and voluntary discipline within the Party.”

“Democracy means formulating the party’s line and policy by incorporating the will of the party members and giving full play to their voluntary enthusiasm and creativity in the struggle to implement them.”

“A working class party can be invincible only when it welds itself to the masses and enjoys the active support of the wide sections of the population. As a matter of principle, the demand of the working class represents the fundamental interest of the working masses, and the historic mission of the working class is to achieve social emancipation, not only for itself, but for all toiling people.”

“Ours is an era of independence, in which the popular masses have emerged as the masters of history.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung set the line of building a mass party of the working people comprising workers, peasants and working intellectuals, and put this line into effect with success.”

“The process of building socialism is the process of transforming all members of society on the pattern of the working class, the process of assimilating all members of society to the working class.”

“Since national liberation through a bloody revolutionary war against the Japanese, our revolution has advanced through an unpreccedently complex situation and an arduous struggle. The division of the country by foreign forces, the Fatherland Liberation War against the invasion of the allied forces of imperialism, the ceaseless manoeuvers for aggression and sabotage by imperialism, the turbulent international situation and collapse of socialism in several countries.”

“Our socialism defends and ensures the independence for the popular masses and satisfies their demand for independence to the full. All the members of society exercise equal rights and independence in political, economic and cultural lives, and enjoy valuable and worth while lives free from all manner of social unrest and worry.”

“Our Party has consistently followed the policy of national reunification, a policy based on the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification, and great national unity.”

“If one believes in the people and relies on them one will always remain victorious; and if one is divorced from them and is forsaken by them, one will always fail- this is the concept of ‘The people are my God,’ the motto of respected Comrade Kim Il Sung, and this has become the basic starting point and supreme principle in all the activities of our Party.”

“Respected Comrade Kim Il Sung was the great leader of the people and their father. His ideology, leadership and virtue were based on love for, and trust in, the people. All his life he was among the people, shared joy and sorrow with them and devoted his all to them. He placed deep trust in the strength, wisdom and excellent qualities of our people and solved all problems by relying on them and by giving reign to their revolutionary zeal and creative force.”

“The line of Juche in ideology, independence in politics, self sufficiency in the economy and self reliance in defense, as advanced by Comrade Kim Il Sung, is a revolutionary line of independence run through with the principle of Juche and the spirit of independence.”

(Source: http://www.korea-dpr.info/lib/109.pdf )

A brief mention of a good source on ‘National-Bolshevism’

This is a really good article that talks not only about the roots of National-Bolshevism, but also how it relates to the modern left and right. One of the really beautiful things about so-called Third Way ideas is that they’re really able to transcend the political spectrum and look at issues through an all encompassing lenses.

One of the topics the article talks about is the ‘New World Order’ and it falls into the usual blaming of international organizations and internationalist people, however one of the things that the writers that we’ve reprinted have always mentioned is that it’s not really a problem of organizations or people, rather it’s a systematic problem of financial capital on an international scale.

So while we at 14:11 don’t have one specific message, this article is definitely worth checking out because Third Way thinking doesn’t get much coverage and it’s usually dismissed by both sides of the aisle. There’s a vast collection of ideas and ways of solving problems if we simply look deep enough.

Here’s the article: https://vansternationell.wordpress.com/national-bolshevik-documents/conservative-revolution-national-revolution-and-national-bolshevism-revisited-the-social-revolutionary-nature-of-australian-nationalism/

Side note: There was a really good article that I found a while ago about Josip Tito and how Yugoslavia handled it’s different national questions, the idea itself was called Brotherhood and Unity but I can’t find the article anymore. However, I will post a link to a collection of Tito’s writings, and there is also an archive of different things that the Yugoslav Partisans wrote during World War 2. I’ll also post a link to an archive of Enver Hoxha’s writings as well because most people either love one or the other. They both have their faults and issues, but 14:11 wants to make both of their messages available to the people.

Tito’s writings:  https://www.marxists.org/archive/tito/index.htm

Hoxha’s writings:  https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/hoxha/works-index.htm

Have a blessed day

-Andross