On walking into a propeller: Quotes on dialectics and science from Leading Light (Brennen Ryan)

qoutes from Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) The following is from a mostly one-sided debate on the nature of dialectics versus science. We are not going to bother giving quotes from the others who participated in this one-sided debate. Those who want to see the complete debate can go here: https://www.facebook.com/classvelija/posts/316478568500207?comment_id=316523631829034&notif_t=like The comments are slightly edited. “If... Continue Reading →

Religion, Addiction, Epistemology, Revolution

by Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) “Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as... 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 →

Out of the shadows into the sun

featuring Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy) 1. Thank you for agreeing to answer a few questions. We admire your work very much. We admire all the Leading Lights. Leading Light Communist Organization is the only organization that is bringing forward new ideas to make revolution in the real world. It is exciting to finally meet you, Leading... Continue Reading →

Picking up the rock and dropping it on your own feet, again, and again, and again

by Brennen Ryan *MIM disputes some of this article on factual grounds, see comments.* (leadinglightarmy.com) The Maoist Internationalist Movement (MIM) has recently published another strange, rambling document aimed at us. (1) The document repeats many bizarre claims such as the accusation that Leading Light had engaged in “wrecking” against MIM. Perhaps MIM sees our rather... Continue Reading →

Dissent, science, and a healthy world: comments on Judith Shapiro’s Mao’s War Against Nature (2001) Part 2 of 2

by Brennen Ryan Some final thoughts (leading-light.co) Capitalism has proven itself unable of dealing with the growing environmental crisis. In order to reproduce itself, capitalism must maintain unsustainable production and consumption. It is the nature of capitalism to expand, to dominate more and more markets, to extend over greater and greater populations. This is the... Continue Reading →

Who has happy sex?

by Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) Awhile back, we exposed the Maoist Internationalist Movement’s (MIM) line of “all sex is rape” as metaphysical sophistry. (1) Recently, MIM responded. (2) We’re not going to go very deep into MIM’s phony setup in their response. What prompted the discussion was a social-media discussion between a well-known MIM supporter, another... Continue Reading →

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