Do weaker men favor socialism?

by Brennen Ryan ( 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 ( 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 →

Is Le Pen a fascist?

by Brennen Ryan ( A wave of movements against the liberal status quo has been sweeping the First World. These movements have been described as "populist" in the media. The victory of the Brexit movement shocked Europe. Now, there is the strong polling of Marnie Le Pen in France. Although she lost the election, her rise... Continue Reading →

The First World is the Death Star

by Brennen Ryan ( Leading Lights defend the right of oppressed people to fight back. The United States is a big part of the global Empire, the First World. The entire First World is a menace to humanity, but, for now, lets just look at the United States. The United States was founded on genocide,... Continue Reading →

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

by Brennen Ryan ( “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 ( 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 ( 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 →

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