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Central Committee of the CPDA

Communist Party of DeviantART
Central Executive Committee and Commissariats


:iconthe-necromancer: General Secretary of the CPDA
:iconknofear: Commissar of Theory and Ideology
:iconthe-laughing-rabbit:Commissar of External Affairs
:iconhernz4795: Commissar of Internal Affairs
:iconrenjikuchiki1: Commissar of Literary Affairs
:iconparty9999999: Commissar of Visual Arts
:iconfatal-nostalgia: Commissar of Environmental Affairs
:iconvelikorossiya: Commissar of the Treasury
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Communist Party of DeviantART Deputy Commissars
:iconace99129: Deputy Commissar of Visual Arts
:iconcomradenovember: Deputy Commissar of External Affairs
:iconkiev-45: Deputy Commissar of Theory and Ideology
:iconfrenzywolf: Deputy Commissar of External Affairs
:icondarkzaitzev: Deputy Commissar of Literary Affairs
:icondeathlesslegends13: Deputy Commissar of Literary Affairs
:iconrenegadeofpeace: Former Commissar, Observer
:icondomain-of-the-public: Former Commissar, Observer
:iconnurizin: Former Commissar, Observer
:iconbttlrp: Observer


The Red Star Vanguard Staff

:iconknofear:Chief Editor
:iconthe-necromancer:Co-Founder, Columnist
:iconfatal-nostalgia:Co-Founder, Columnist
:icondeathlesslegends13:Former Chief Editor, Columnist
:iconkcammy:Columnist
:iconpopov89:Columnist

CommunismDA YouTube Staff

:iconpkbchaz: Channel Producer

Official Anthem of the CPDA: The Internationale

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Fulfilling the CPDA's One Year Plan. Details are provided here: communism.deviantart.com/journ…
To Whom It May Concern,

The Communist Party of DeviantART no longer recognizes the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea as a legitimate Socialist state, Communist movement, and Proletarian cause. For decades, the leading philosophies of North Korea have been Juche and Songun, both of which are incompatible and contrary to the aims and ideals of Marxism. Songun alone, being a "military first" philosophy, speaks for the North's abandonment of the workers movement. Other evidence of North Korea's abandonment of any Socialist aims include the removal of Marxist references from that nation's constitution.

Not only has the North abandoned the proletarian struggle for which we all stand, it has time and again abused the workers and peasants to the benefit of the military. The Kim dynasty, truly a neo-monarchical institution if ever there was one, is also being charged with gross Crimes Against Humanity by the United Nations. While prosecution of Kim Jong-un or other DPRK leaders is unlikely, the CPDA sees this as a positive action by the international community. Reports from within the DPRK itself indicate that since Kim Jong-un rose to power, mass arrests and political imprisonments have risen dramatically. Mass torture is also an alleged crime of the regime. Starvation of citizens, with economic resources tied up in the military, is also a gross act of criminal negligence.

To better reflect this stance towards the DPRK, the Communist Party of DeviantART will no longer accept artwork, writings, or other creative material that shows support, sympathy, or other positive portrayal of the Kims or the DPRK as a comrade in arms. While North Korea has resisted Imperialism, they have fallen off the path of Socialism in place of a military dictatorship. A dictatorship not of the proletariat, but of one family. A dynasty that has elevated the revolutionary leader Kim Il-song to the level of godhood, embraces hereditary progression of leadership, and has been directly responsible for the regression of the North Korean peoples.

Signed-

The-Necromancer
CPDA General Secretary
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:iconlockandstock12:
Greetings, Comrades! I joined recently, and I am very glad I did. There are so many nice and intellectual people here, and the art is fantastic! 

I have a question that has been gnawing at the back of my head ever since High School, though. Why do almost all Economics instructors advocate and preach Capitalism and diminish Socialism and Communism? Were any of your Economics teachers/professors uber-Capitalist, or did you have some with Socialist ideas? Only curious. I might be looking for a simple answer here, but I just wanted to know someone else's take on the matter. 


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:iconmaster-of-the-boot:
Master-of-the-Boot Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to the crew :) 

And to answer your question, that's a throwback to the days of the cold war when communism was seen as of the devil. 

In more basic terms, our moneyed interests in society despise the idea that the resources of society could be used to benefit the poorest citizens and people. 

For example, we all enjoy roads built by tax dollars, and god knows how much of a clusterfuck privatization of natural resources is. 

My economics teachers were in fact deeply pro-capitalist, though there was one who advocated that both sides, communist and capitalist were trying to improve people's standard of living. 
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:iconlockandstock12:
Thank you for the reply and explanation. 

And I'm glad to be here as well! 
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Culturally speaking, there is a vested interest to support the Free Market models, Keynesian methods being the most dominant, if I recall correctly. Firstly, it harks to the "superiority" of Capitalist economics as opposed to Marxist economics. By showing the historic "evidence" that Free Market economies have outlasted and indeed produced more wealth than their Socialist era counterparts, most teachers of economics will invariably say that Socialist or Marxian economics is unfeasible. Due to the unfinished nature of Capital, and combined economic difficulties of various Socialist economies, doubters and skeptics are not without some legitimacy.

However, Marxian economics do not stress the profit motive as the primary drive behind an economy. As such, the generation of wealth within Socialist societies should not necessarily be used as a tool to gauge the economic "success" of such a nation. As Simon Kuznets once stated: The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of the national income. It should be remembered, for reasons stated above, that most are wiling to ignore this point due to the dynamics of wealth and goods Capitalist markets generate.

All of it solidly ignores the social implications of the free market system, not to mention blatantly ignores the incredibly inequality of resource distribution...

It should be noted: While Marxian economics are regarded as "mostly dead", Marx was one of the founders of the Social Sciences...
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:iconbttlrp:
But Marx says that the profit motive precisely IS the motive factor for capitalist production! :D Because Value is none other than "socially necessary labour time", the profit motive forces all the capitalists in a market into a constant competition, which causes ruthless innovation on the one end and bankruptcy on the other. Marx fully accepted Supply & Demand, indeed this is the very basis for his 'Law of Value' in Part 1 of Capital! :D

Keynesian economics is based on a bullshit theory called marginal utility (as is all of mainstream economics) which is profoundly idealist and disregards production entirely. Under this view, demand can potentially go up forevet and ever without limits - the constraints imposed by necessary labour-time and capital inputs as the lowest limit of price are completely ignored in favour of a mathematical parlour game!
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
By profit motive, I was referring to the Capitalist mentality there-of. In other words, greed. Not supply-and-demand. Supply-and-demand is critical to any sustainable economic system, not to mention the sustainability of individual beings.

The competition between Capitalists is both their greatest strength and weakness, really. While their competition can indeed spark innovation and progress (technologically speaking), it has resulted in the ruin of competitors who employed many workers, workers who in turn lost their jobs and thus stability...

This, of course, is where the Marxian message comes in to play. Well, partially, as loss of sustainability in one's personal life is more a result of exploitation (and the failure of the exploiter to compete) rather than exploitation in itself.

Gah, it's late...
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:iconlockandstock12:
All of what you said I completely agree with! Thank you for the explanation! 
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
While perhaps not as short an answer as it could have been, I do try.
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KnoFear Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
In capitalist nations, the study of economics is inherently biased due to propaganda passed down over generations. I know that, at least in the states, my World History teacher was biased against socialism primarily because the military brainwashed him to believe it was evil. He could even recount rhymes he was forced to say while training which involved him "not being able to wait until he tasted commie blood."
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:iconlockandstock12:
Hm, I should have known. Thank you!
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:iconvalkaneer:
Valkaneer Feb 22, 2014  Professional Writer

ALL HAIL C-P-D-A! WE ARE COMMUNISTS AND PROUD! FOR THE REVELUTON AND THE STATE! TILL EARTH IS ONDER LAW!

lol
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hrm.

Catchy.

Catchy enough to replace The Internationale as the CPDA anthem? No.
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:iconvalkaneer:
Valkaneer Feb 22, 2014  Professional Writer
lol
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:iconeuropeancowboy:
I am applying for a $1,500 scholarship from the Fraser Institute. I am required to write a 1,000-1,500 essay on the rise of Crony Capitalism and what to do about it. I would like my main point in the essay to be a case for center and radical left politics and why they're still relevant. Part of this, at least for my purposes, is proving that Marx's theories are still relevant. Can anyone, anyone at all, direct me to somewhere in Marx's writings where he either

-predicted the rise of cronyism
-criticized unfettered stock markets
-predicted large economic crashes like the 1920's depression and the 2008 recession.

Thanks so much!
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:iconbttlrp:
Marx created a sophisticated theory of capitalist crisis in volume 3 of capital, but there are dozens and dozens of occasions even as far back as the early humanist writings where he discusses these topics.
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