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We're back to our study of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics this episode! This time we're looking at some defining features of a Socialist Society as determined by Marx and Engels. We then take explore how various socialist leaders including Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Deng constructing these features while considering differences in their societ…
 
I just couldn't help myself... I know we're supposed to be continuing our study of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, but with shit poppin' off between the Canadian Government and the so-called "Trucker" Convoy, I had to make this episode a deep dive. I mean a DEEEEEP dive, this is a whopper of a 2.5 hour episode covering both the history of t…
 
We're back! After an extended break, I've finally recorded another episode. We're taking a short break from our study of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and discussing a couple current events: 1. Rising Tension on the Russia/Ukraine Border 2. The Trucker Protests in Canada and their reactionary roots Next week we'll continue our deep dive in…
 
Episode Note: I've been mistakenly referring to Professor Jin as Professor Huiming (first name) for the first several episodes, I've corrected it starting here (thanks to the listener who informed me of the mistake on twitter!) We're back into Professor Jin Huiming's Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, continuing our bottom up explo…
 
I told you last episode this was going to be a big one, so big in fact it took me a week longer than anticipated to put it together. In this episode I continue our reading of Chapter 2 of Professor Jin Huiming's text Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, and our analysis of the concept of a historical Epoch. We delve further into this…
 
What is an epoch? What drives the transition between them? In this this episode I continue our analysis of Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Professor Jin Huiming and delve into Chapter 2. We look at Marx and Engels early views of developmental stages of human society and how it formed into a scientific understanding of human ep…
 
This week we finish Chapter 1 of Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Prof. Jin Huiming. We examine "The Basic Tenets and Scientific System of Marxism", and the Professor provides us with a bunch of very useful, easy-to-study lists of the basic tenets and key features of Marxism and a brief overview of Socialism with Chinese Charac…
 
The first episode of Season 2 is here! Starting this season I am analyzing the text Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Professor Jin Huiming. In this first episode we go through and discuss the key ideas from sections 1.1-1.2, focusing on the emergence of Marxism as an ideology and it's construction into the ideological weapon of…
 
We're back! Don't get too excited, this isn't a full episode, but it is the teaser and introduction for Season 2 of This Podcast is Propaganda. In Season 2 I'm going to be taking a deep dive into the Actually Existing Socialism (AES) occurring in China under the CPC's program of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics. Over the upcoming episodes of …
 
Back again with the final part of our multi-episode series on reactionary Evangelical Christianity in the U.S. In this episode, I finish analyzing the essay "The Integration of Theory and Action", the revolutionary call to action published by Eric Heubeck, in an effort to organize a quasi-Leninist socially conservative movement to seize control of …
 
In this episode I analyze "The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement" by Eric Heubeck, a "lost" essay written by the protege of a man some called the "Lenin of social conservatism", written in 2001 and seemingly wiped from the internet in 2006. I managed to track down a copy and analyze it to better under…
 
This is the second part of our multi-part series on the reactionary forces of American Evangelical Christianity. I discuss how some Evangelical leaders utilized and internalized racist, sexist, homophobic, and anticommunist narratives on their path to power. I also examine how the Evangelical movement allied with American capital, and utilized capi…
 
We're finally back! In the first of our several part series on the reactionary force of American Evangelical Christianity, I take a look at Kristin Kobes Du Mez's book, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. We trace the development of Fundamentalist Protestantism into Modernist and Fundamentalist mov…
 
This is a shorter episode than normal, I've been preparing a mutlipart episode for the last several weeks, so here's a something to tide you over until then! In this episode I take a look at the interesting situation evolving around the GME (GameStop) stock and the role of internet communities like /r/wallstreetbets and major Hedge Funds like Melvi…
 
What a start to 2021. We're back and this week I'm talking about the MAGA insurrectionary event that occurred Wednesday, January 6th. In this episode I discuss some of the causes and influences that lead up to this moment, the problems with spontaneity in the revolution, and we examine some of Lenin's writings on the Vanguard party and the need for…
 
G'day Mate! This week we're all going Down Unda' to talk about how good ol' Aussie SAS boys were killing innocents over in Afghanistan. We discuss how the Australian State is punishing the whistleblower with a possible 50 years in jail after trying for years to have his military superiors, the federal police, and high ranking politicians do somethi…
 
We're back! After a two week break, we're talking about how WWII Nazis, Nazi collaborators, and various fascists from Eastern Europe were allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and Canada, settle, and often received government protection from prosecution and deportation. Why may you ask? So Western intelligence agencies could use them against the Soviet …
 
In this episode I read and analyze Stalin's Dialectical and Historical Materialism. This work builds upon the discussion on Dialectical Materialism (D.M because I'm lazy) we had in Episode 8, ol' Joe does a good job presenting the ideas clearly, and using quotes from Marx, Engels, and Lenin to illustrate the core concepts of D.M. I've heard this is…
 
Here's a special Halloween episode! In an effort to contribute to the spooky vibes, I tell ghost stories, fables, and myths from several (kind of) socialist countries from around the world. I say "kind of" because one is ancient China and the other is feudal Russia, neither of which were socialist societies, but would transform into ones in the fut…
 
I explore Chapter 5 of Lenin's The State and Revolution after a very late night of discussing this very work with an Anarchist friend. Yes, this is my round-about apology for my dry mouth in the first half of this episode... Besides that small auditory nuisance, this chapter is fantastic, full of direct explanations of Marx, Engels, and Lenin's vie…
 
Episode 13 takes a look at the recent plot to kidnap and execute Democratic State Governor Gretchen Whitmer. I look into the background of the six right-wing kidnappers, their contacts with a right-wing militia called the Wolverine Watchmen, how their group was infiltrated and their plans thwarted by the FBI. Also how Trump spun the situation into …
 
We're back into the State and Revolution this week with our 4th episode of the multi-part series. In this week's episode I read and analyze Chapter 4: Supplementary Explanations by Engels. Some great stuff in this chapter, Engels does a great job building and further elucidating ideas we've already read, and good ol' Lenin goes after the Soc Dems a…
 
"There are decades where nothing happens, and weeks where decades happen." - Lenin Hold on to your seats folks, shit is about to get wild. In Episode 12, I discuss what we know about Trump's current COVID-19 diagnosis and then finish with a play-by-play breakdown of the first Presidential Debate. Social Media: Twitter - @thispodispropa Instagram - …
 
We return to Lenin's The State and Revolution and take a crack at Chapter 3. This was a great chapter, tons of concrete, clear, and realistic answers to many of the questions I've personally had on the transition from capitalism to socialism. Lenin calls out a bunch of liberals, social democrats, and opportunists and Marx reveals one secret for a "…
 
I took a break from our analysis of State and Rev and instead, examined and analyzed some current events from around the world. In this episode I discuss: Deforestation and Fires in Brazil Major Strike in Chicago, USA Arrests of BLM & PSL Activists in Oregon, USA Thai Anti-Monarchy Protests Korean Politician Embezzling Comfort Women Funds CCP Annou…
 
Part 3 of our multi-part series on Lenin's The State and Revolution. In this episode I analyze Chapter 2: The Experience of 1848-51, this includes sections on how bourgeoisie revolutions structurally lead to proletarian revolutions, the concept of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, and what Lenin calls "the most profound distinction between the M…
 
The Second of our MEGA-EPISODE #10. This week I move onto the next section of Lenin's The State and Revolution. I discuss the Withering Away of the State, and how this concept has been distorted from it's original meaning, and finish the episode discussing Lenin's take on the necessity of violence in the revolution. This episode includes a lot of a…
 
The First of our MEGA-EPISODE #10. To celebrate the podcast's 10th episode, I'm analyzing and discussing Lenin's The State and Revolution. I foolishly thought I could fit the entire work into one episode, but immediately recognized the depth of analysis needed to do this piece justice, so I'm splitting this into several episodes over the next few w…
 
In Episode 9 I take a look at the recent leak that exposed the American Department of Homeland Security's attempt to label Antifa a domestic terrorist organization, by constructing a link to the Kurdish Militia group, the YPG. I was inspired to discuss this episode after hearing that Brace from the TrueAnon Podcast was mentioned in the leak, and do…
 
I take a swing at Dialectical Materialism, the philosophy and analytical method behind Marxism. I break down the concept into two parts; Materialism and Dialectics, then take a look at their historical development, contrast them against Idealism and Metaphysical Analysis, and apply them to some examples to help understand them in an approachable wa…
 
We're back! In Episode 7 I take a look at evolutionary psychologist Deirdre Barrett's book Supernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose. I delve into some of the examples she looks at in her book, and discuss how this biological phenomenon where our brain's attraction to stimuli like fast food, porn, advertising, and mor…
 
In Episode 6, I continue our recent trend of analyzing right wing conspiracies (I promise this is the last one for awhile), and dissect the ever-popular QAnon Movement. How did it start? What do they believe? How did it get so popular, and why the hell are Congress and Senate Candidates pledging allegiance to a conspiracy theory? Tune in to find ou…
 
Episode 5 takes a look at the Boogaloo Movement, it's origin, evolution, ideologies, and future. I took the last week to research online Boogaloo communities and social media platforms, as well as have some conversations with purported members of the movement in an attempt to answer the question, "Is the Boogaloo Movement a white nationalist projec…
 
Episode 4 digs deeper into Marx & Gramsci's Superstructure by analyzing concepts of Moral Panics, Stochastic Terrorism, and Sensation & Novelty Seeking Behaviour. We examine how the Media and Ruling class create systems to radicalize normal folks into becoming reactionary racists, bootlickers, and fascists. Finally, we use clips of Alex Jones, Fox …
 
In this episode, I cover some recent news including the recent arrests of several Boogaloo Boys, discuss Marx's concepts of Base and Superstructure, and delve into Gramsci's analysis of Political and Civil Societies, War of Position and Maneuver, and finally the concept of the Overton Window. This episode went longer than expected, so I've split it…
 
"The American't Podcast" is now "This Podcast is Propaganda" In Episode 2 we're analyzing some BLM updates, discussing reactionary politics, and most importantly looking at three possible ways to build upon the gains achieved by the protests (skip to last 30 min for a discussion on Dual Power.) Be sure to follow the podcast's new Twitter account @t…
 
"The American't Podcast" is Now "This Podcast is Propaganda"! For our first episode, we took a serious note to discuss the current protests against police brutality spreading across the US and the rest of the world. We discuss at the death of George Floyd, which sparked the current unrest, analyze historical causes and factors that continue raciali…
 
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