About: This is “Echo of Freedom, Radical Podcast (Эхо Свободы, Радикальный Подкаст)”. In each podcast episode a different issue is discussed. Each episode can stand by itself, but there is a direction of the whole podcast towards the complete liberation. Additionally this is the space where poetry will be uploaded.
Author: My name is VolodyA! V Anarhist, i am politically anarchist, ethically vegan, spiritually ex-buddhist, religiously atheist, epistimologically agnostic, artistically poetic, sexually perverted, and queer gender-wise. But this podcast is not about myself, but rather about my ideas.
Contact: Anybody is more than welcome to contact me with your thoughts and comments. Please use the comment facility of LibSyn or send me an e-mail (Volodya_Ⓐ_When Gendarme Sleeps.org) (PGP key fingerprint: 0DDF C0B2 A699 E6E7 C154 567A D5BD 548F B099 86AC). I will accept and play audio comments sent as OGG Vorbis/FLAC (or MP3/Wave if you must).
Disclaimer: All that i discuss here is my opinion, i do not condone nor condemn any action(s) by this podcast, i simply speak my mind. Please respect that and be respectful if disagree. Trolling behaviour and spam do not constitute a form of speech and will not be tolerated.
Copyright: All the content that is made by me for this podcast is in public domain at the moment of publication unless stated otherwise. I would appreciate it if while using any of the things you find here, you provide reference back to me, but that is only a request.
Important: This podcast is not affiliated with LibCom.org.
Sat, 19 April 2014
Leninism has never been a coherent philosophy of the radical political change, it was closer to the opportunistic attempts at rhetoric (often blatantly plariarising from other groups, even when the plagiarised parts create major contradictions). However, there was one original thought that Lenin had had. Well… not really an idea, more like a slogan, but it was quite original and something that can be held as an example of at least one radical thing that came from the Bolsheviki. I am referring to the demand made by V. Lenin that Czarist Russia loses the World War.
To my knowledge no group at that time had such a position that was clearly vocalised. Many were too afraid to anger the loyalists who would commit any and all crimes in the name of their god, nation, ruler, or some other external entity. And for that, and for pretty much nothing else, Lenin can be respected.
But today we have the CPRF rejecting the only rational position that their “philosopher” has proposed. There are staged demonstrations taking place all over Russia supporting the government's decision to not only occupy Crimea, but also push further into the territories of other bordering countries. Forget the “right of all to self-determination”, this is not what is being supported, it is clear even by the language that they are using. Already today people who oppose Russian military presense in Ukraine are labeled as “separatists” (apparently they want to separate the part of Russia that has either just been annexed or where the annexation hasn't even taken place yet).
But enough about CPRF, it is a puppet party that didn't even complain after it became known that Zyuganov (CPRF candidate for the president) has gotten the most votes in one of the ellections. They are so afraid to rock the boat by now, that there is absolutely no distinction between the ruling elite and “Communist opposition”.
It is more important to see how this position reverberates in other circles.
The so-called “communists” in other countries seem to take this situation as the opportunity to write angry critiques of everybody around them, without even a thought of what sollutions exist to the current clash of Russia's and US imperialism. And much of the anarchist movement seems to attempt to side-step the issue. The parallel can be drawn with China's continuous occupation of Tibet, Communist Parties everywhere support it, and anarchists just don't talk about it… after all it is much easier to talk about some first-world problems and feel oneself important.
The whole situation seems shocking to me. Tibet and Crimea have the potential to become the perfect example of why creating a huge hierarchical machine in order to protect oneselves against another hierarchical machine creates an orwellian world where “pigs” are indistinguishable from “humans”. It is absolutely not necessary to support the USA in order to oppose RF, nor does one need to do the opposite.
Despite what the professional revolutionaries tell us, there is nothing wrong with the demand “USA out of Iraq, Russia out of Crimea”.
Don't forget to leave your comments.
Direct download: EchoOfFreedom_129_2014Apr19_CPRFBetraysTheirPrinciples.vorb.oga
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20am EDT