Aguirre, Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)

by Brennen Ryan (thefounders.co) Werner Herzog’s 1972  Aguirre, Wrath of God is often correctly described as one of the greatest films ever made.  The German New Wave classic is largely unknown in the United States, where it is mostly only known to film lovers and to its cult following. Internationally, the film is more widely... Continue Reading →

Do weaker men favor socialism?

by Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) It is being reported: “An academic study from researchers at Brunel University London assessed 171 men, looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference, along with their views on redistribution of wealth and income inequality. The study, published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal, ​found that weaker... Continue Reading →

Empire “makes the old serve the new” in Ukraine

By Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) Communists have long understood that art plays a role in the class struggle. Reactionary art serves the interests of the bourgeoisie and capitalism. Communist art serves the people and their efforts to make revolution. During the Maoist era in China, revolutionaries sought to reinterpret old art so that it would serve... Continue Reading →

Movie review: “Snowpiercer” (Bong Joon-ho, 2013)

by Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) “Snowpiercer” (Bong Joon-ho, 2013) is a South Korean sci-fi film that depicts a dystopian, not-so-distant future. “Snowpiercer” is part of a long tradition of dystopian science fiction that presents a dystopian future that is really just an exaggerated version of contemporary injustice. An exaggerated, fictional future is used to critique the... Continue Reading →

Questions about Maoism and Leading Light Communism

featuring Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) We recently received some questions about the relationship of Leading Light Communism to Maoism. 1. Is Leading Light's concept of the Third World is the same of chairman Mao? No. The Leading Light’s “Global Class Analysis” is totally different from Mao’s “Theory of Three Worlds.” Let’s look at the differences. Mao... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The Interview (Seth Rogen, 2014)

by Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) The Interview (Seth Rogen, 2014) has been the subject of much controversy. Because of its portrayal of northern Korea and its hereditary leader Kim Jong-un, Sony, the media giant that owned the movie, was hacked. The movie was released prematurely, costing the company tens of millions of dollars. Other corporate secrets... Continue Reading →

Seas are Rising, Clouds and Waters Raging Part 8

by Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) Chapter 8 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution Begins,  Maoist China from 1958 to May 16, 1966 Read Part 1 here:http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-ideology-part-1/ Part 2: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-2/ Part 3: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-3/ Part 4: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-4/ Part 5: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-5/ Part 6: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-6/ Part 7: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-7/ Part 8: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-8/ May 16th Circular Debates had been raging about the direction of Chinas culture since... Continue Reading →

Seas are Rising, Clouds and Waters Raging part 7

by Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) Chapter 7 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution Begins,  Maoist China from 1958 to May 16, 1966 Read Part 1 here: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-ideology-part-1/ Part 2: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-2/ Part 3: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-3/ Part 4: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-4/ Part 5: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-5/ Part 6: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-6/ Part 7: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-7/ Part 8: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-8/ Coup Versus Coup As the struggle intensified, as the Cultural Revolution took its... Continue Reading →

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