Merry Stalinsmas, one and all!

December 21st, 2011 This is the Espresso Stalinist, wishing you all a wonderful Stalinsmas. May we all show each other the comradely love and exhibit revolutionary fervor. This is the true meaning of Stalinsmas. Keep Stalinsmas a time of celebration, love, revolution and socialism! Merry Stalinsmas, one and all!

Junk food as ‘Addictive as Drugs’ – Why Junk Food is Addictive

“When researchers electronically stimulated the part of the brain that feels pleasure, they found that the rats on unlimited junk food needed more and more stimulation to register the same level of pleasure as the animals on healthier diets.” Junk food is almost as addictive as heroin, scientists have found. A diet of burgers, chips,Continue reading “Junk food as ‘Addictive as Drugs’ – Why Junk Food is Addictive”

The Fascist Hungarian Counterrevolution of 1956

Western liberal states often use anti-communism as a means of keeping the people in line. Most of the time they don’t dare openly support any fascist movement, but many times they do so covertly. Such is the case with the fascist rebellion of 1956 in Hungary. In making their analysis of the events in Hungary,Continue reading “The Fascist Hungarian Counterrevolution of 1956”

More on Right-Wing Hedonism

Postmodernists chafe against all forms of what they call “the norm” except moral equivalences. Postmodernists may rebel against this or that societal expectation, but no matter what they rebel against, they never cease to compare things that aren’t comparable and insist that everything is relative. One example is their perception of violence as being “allContinue reading “More on Right-Wing Hedonism”

Right-Wing Hedonism

What hedonists and postmodernists revived and kept alive in the deeply conservative and libertarian writings of Anton LaVey and the Marquis De Sade probably like about perverted, forbidden things is their hostility to the commonplace. To Ayn Rand life is selfish, rational egoism. People who are steeped in the orthodox myths of religion naturally findContinue reading “Right-Wing Hedonism”

TDKP: On September 11 and a new wave of attacks by reactionary forces

The 11 September attack on the USA caused the death of thousands of innocent people. There is no doubt that this attack is indefensible as far as the peoples of the world are concerned. However, equally clear is the fact that this attack is the fruit of the situation which has been imposed by theContinue reading “TDKP: On September 11 and a new wave of attacks by reactionary forces”

40 Helpful Tips for Becoming a Successful Anti-Communist

by J. Slavyanski of the APL 1. Constantly insist that Marxism is discredited, outdated, and totally dead and buried. Then proceed to build a lucrative career on beating that supposedly ‘dead’ horse for the rest of your working life. 2. Remember, any unnatural death that occurs under a ‘Communist’ regime is not only attributable toContinue reading “40 Helpful Tips for Becoming a Successful Anti-Communist”

Feudalism and Hollywood

As with all things, art and class struggle are related. As far as revolutionary content, television is absolutely the worst, because it is entirely state and monopoly controlled. Even in liberal Hollywood, which romanticizes the bloodthirsty limb-chopping feudalism of the Russian Czar and the Dalai Lama, filmmakers still have more autonomy than those who produceContinue reading “Feudalism and Hollywood”

Review of Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero is a novel, or perhaps a very short semi-autobiography, about rich young Americans in college, in Los Angeles. In a word, it’s a much less innocent Catcher In the Rye. Reading this 22,000-word novel (barely longer than a short story) is as easy and as inexplicable as the feeling of gazing outContinue reading “Review of Less Than Zero”

Jello Biafra Cancels Israel Show, Attacks Boycotters

The former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys has pulled out of a planned concert in Tel Aviv this weekend, but says he will still go to Israel. Jello Biafra, who was set to play in Tel Aviv for the first time on July 2 with his band the Guantanamo School of Medicine, said theContinue reading “Jello Biafra Cancels Israel Show, Attacks Boycotters”

Coleridge

Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight” is a conversational poem that communicates the key concerns of Romantic period poetry while at the same time reinforcing idealized family relationships as a solution to the alienation of man from his own work in the capitalist social order. Continuing the general style of the other “Conversation” poems, it immerses theContinue reading “Coleridge”

About A Certain Newspaper

Newsweek is a weekly newspaper. It has achieved something amazing in its years of existence, in that is has managed to be one of the most widely read and cited papers in the country while undoubtedly being one of the least deserving of such an honor. The substance of the paper is, in form, quiteContinue reading “About A Certain Newspaper”

Thoughts on Postmodernist Attitudes

Kipling, Conrad and Robert Louis Stevenson all address the colonial experience through a hermetically sealed bubble of subjective, individual unreality. Alex Garland in The Beach, Chuck Palahniuk in Fight Club and Bret Easton Ellis in American Psycho all explore the emptiness of bourgeois ideology in modern urban man within this same bubble, frequently arriving atContinue reading “Thoughts on Postmodernist Attitudes”

America’s Laziest Fascist

May 20, 2004 | Michael Savage doesn’t get out much. The hardcore conservative radio host of “The Savage Nation” has always been a relatively reclusive figure. He doesn’t do book tours or publicity stunts. He’s not exactly approachable either: He claims to carry a gun with him at all times, and he doesn’t like nosyContinue reading “America’s Laziest Fascist”

“Unity & Struggle” No. 22 Released

Issue #22 of “Unity and Struggle” has been released. Unity & Struggle (Unidad y Lucha in Spanish) is the theoretical organ of the ICMLPO, or the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties & Organizations. The 22nd edition numbers 166 pages in the Spanish version and has been published in Spanish, English, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Arabic.Continue reading ““Unity & Struggle” No. 22 Released”