The Holidays Are Upon Us

To all of everyone out there struggling….. keep your head up. Times get rough and they get better. The holiday season is horribly stressful. Remember that it’s about family. But remember to surround yourself with people who are good for you emotionally.

There’s never really a good time to be around toxic people. But specifically on the holidays, you should be mindful of your interaction with those that cause you stress… Undue stress. Take care of each other. Love one another. Be safe. But remember that this season is about love not about money. 

Most people have the day off tomorrow. Take that time and do something loving. It’s very rare that almost the whole country shuts down. Whether you are religious or not, a day off is a day off. And a day off with people you love is even better.

If you’re posting suicide hotline numbers because holidays are the most stressful & depressing times, please also call your friends & family who, for any circumstance, may be alone today,tomorrow or the next day. And those who are with horrible family members. Reach out. Love them. #peace #Blessings #Love #Family

What is the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’?

The Forge

By TJ Combs

Q: What does “dictatorship of the proletariat” mean?

A: The dictatorship of the proletariat, as mentioned by Marx in Chapter 4 of his Critique of the Gotha Program, is socialism. It is the period of transition between capitalism and communism during which workers seize and wield state power.

Q: Isn’t ‘dictatorship’ scary? Why should communists support a dictatorship?

A: ‘Dictatorship’ in this context just means the rule of one class over another. Currently we live under the dictatorship of a bourgeoisie (the rich) ruling through capitalism, imperialism, and several kinds of colonialism (settler-colonialism, neocolonialism, colonialism). The dictatorship of the proletariat is simply the rule of the workers over the bourgeoisie.

Q: Why is a dictatorship of the proletariat necessary?

A: The dictatorship of the proletariat is necessary because the bourgeoisie doesn’t just dissipate during the revolution. It remains, fights back, and attempts to restore the capitalist…

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