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Off the back of what I posted last night about language and ideology I want to do a thread (probably fairly long) about language and history in Scotland because it's near and dear to my heart and also it informs a lot of today's politics here even if people don't realise it. Also I see well-meaning people reproducing bad history related to this all the time

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Hi, I'm Andrew, I'm 30 years old and a Gael. I'm a cis man, I live in Glasgow and I'm depressed and anxious like everyone else I know. I'm a Marxist and have strong beliefs on the matter but try not to be sectarian for all the good it does me. I wrote one novel a while back and want to write more when I can manage to do anything. I'm very into history (esp early medieval and 19th&20th C) and languages and books and video games. Glad to be here!

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check this out: communism

:promoted: the dictatorship of the proletariat

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I had an abortive jury duty experience today which at least served to remind me of the description of Soviet courts circa 1938 in AS Hooper's Through Soviet Russia. Plus bonus anecdote about a very confused Englishman Heil Hitlering on a Russian train. Apologies for no image description, I'm too lazy to type all this up on my phone

Hooper was a British army major and no communist but just by reporting what he saw he makes for fascinating reading. when he's not making innuendo about the beauty of Soviet women he meets on trains, anyway

I had an abortive jury duty experience today which at least served to remind me of the description of Soviet courts circa 1938 in AS Hooper's Through Soviet Russia. Plus bonus anecdote about a very confused Englishman Heil Hitlering on a Russian train. Apologies for no image description, I'm too lazy to type all this up on my phone

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it went well! there were like 80 people there and there's another induction tomorrow with the same number. got the festival programme and I hope my rota covers some cool stuff, there's a bunch there I'd like to see

Off for my volunteer induction for Glasgow film festival, this is the first Thing I've done in a long while

thanks for the very relevant ad youtube, I'll buy some stocks with all the money I make from my No Job

why are people talking about Cancel Culture again

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hmm im a marxist who wants people to read theory. how do i encourage them to do it... i know! ill shame them and make them feel stupid about it. that always works

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