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1916, the largest war of human history so far rages the world around. the imperialist powers grind men and material as though they are nothing to establish a hegemony of their own.

Ireland at this point has been a British territory for 750 years. 750 years of colonialism, oppression, suppression, assimilation and exploitation. once more the Irish people have been drafted and fed into the meatgrinder of British imperialism. and what will the people of Ireland win out of this? true representation? home rule? the right to speak their own language? no.

and the Irish Republican Brotherhood knew this, they wanted an Ireland free of all of this, a republic of the Irish. in 1912 the Ulster colonists had formed their own volunteer militia to resit those agitating for home rule, so the IRB founded their own volunteer militia. the militia wasn't openly to found a republic, to declare that would get them arrested of course, it was to defend Republicans is all, right :)

the true radical wing of the Irish militias was a separate organisation, the Irish Citizen Army. the ICA were trade unionists, radical socialists and wanted a socialist republic in opposition to the oppression that had been so wrought due to capitalism and property, as their oppression had so often fallen along the lines of Anglo land owners and poor Irish workers.

the ICA was founded by James Larkin, a prominent communist who ended up moving to the US, and the most famous man of the rising, James Connolly. Connolly not only founded the ICA, but he was a part of the founding of the IWW, he was a major Marxist thinker of the time and an all around good lad.

The O'Rahilly was the military man behind the rising. he was not a part of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and actually wasn't told the rising was going to happen, but he was the man who used his private wealth to stockpile arms and ammunition, he also drilled the IRB militia for the coming rising and took part in it once it had taken off.

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hey kids, wanna learn about fascism 👀 ?

Fascism is something we all know of here. we see it grow, we see it's hate turned against many of us, we see the destruction it has brought. but what *is* fascism and what is it's cause?

Fascism doesn't arise from the ether like some monster, fascism is an idea and a product of the times in which it was created.

fascism in it's first most basic form was essentially democratic socialism, and in this we see the core of what fascism truly is. fascism is class struggle.

Fascism was produced in post depression Europe. men were hungry, jobs were gone, savings and nations were collapsing. this is something which any leftist knows causes people to become radicalised. but int he case of fascism what we have is a false consciousness to our class consciousness.

the fascist sees the contradictions within capitalism, they are forced before their eyes as they see the social decay that capitalism and liberalism bring about. but from this they draw the conclusions that yes it is the rich who are partly to blame but not the bourgeoisie as a class, but a subsect of them who are a part of 'the other'

that other can be whomever or whatever, the jews, the gays, the slavs, the bolsheviks, w/e. the point is that the pressure built up by those class antagonisms is let out against this other as opposed to for revolutionary ends.

so what of that other part of the bourgeoisie order? those in the ingroup, those a part of the nation? well they are good countrymen, they serve the nation and it's people towards the end goal of making their land great again. fascism is about class colaborationism as much as killing the other. it's about attempting to surpass the dialectic for co-operation of the classes rather than the negation of class by the proletariat

so, when we see the rise of fascism now, what we are seeing is the social decay of capitalism. make no mistake, these fascists are horrible bastards in what they can do, but we must understand where fascism comes from than just decry it is evil. fascism is the last gasps of capitalism attempting to repair the contradictions as it collapses.

'The Spectre of Communism' goes a long way to drive this end. you can't look at the rise of fascism without looking at the failures of socialism and communism across post war Europe as well as the legacy of ww1.

fascists in their birth were men of the great war. be they political or soldiers themselves men like Hitler were vets of ww1, or had been forged by it politically. ww1 in being such a long meat grinder of course had huge amounts of propaganda to keep the war effort going, and of course specifically nationalism. nationalism was screamed at every corner from that summer of 1914 to the autumn of 1918. the nazi's evoked this idea that Germany was betrayed by the armistice, and part of how this was able to catch on was because for 4 years a decade or so earlier these people had constantly been told the great power of German and of the German people, this normalisation of extreme nationalism via war propaganda only allowed reactionary rhetoric to further take the place of economic communist rhetoric

1916-as far as 1939 Europe caught fire with communism at the barricades and socialism in the parliaments. and what came of it? nothing. I already went off in DETAIL about how Lenin fucked up and mentioned that there were 2 German communist revolutions, that both failed. the revolutionary air collapsed and in it's place was the behemoth that terrified Europe, the USSR

people had been drawing lines between Communism and the Jews since Marx (cough cough Bakunin is an anti-semite). it was seen as an ideology to destroy the white race. the position of the USSR as this huge hostile entity, and one that did have predominant Jews in its rise further fed this angle.

so the bourgeoisie happily worked against it, the poor man was angry and scared and here was this target that everybody could point to to say communism is evil. this did a LOT to feed into the false consciousness. it also drove people to ends like nationalism, racialism and other things that gave them pride in who and what they were, pride that they needed where they came home to see their wife hungry and their child sick and them utterly powerless to do anything

and lastly we come to liberalism and it's capitulation to fascism. fascism is liberalism with the contradictions laid bare and a harsher backhand. democracy is a farse in bourgeois society, freedom is free until you rattle your chains, men starve and are beaten. liberalism is all too happy with what fascism ultimately is, those last gasps of capitalism keeping a hold. but liberalism will NEVER capitulate to us, we are the antiethesis to it, we are the destroyer of it and this here is partly why they turn to fascism, because they're scared of us

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1916, the largest war of human history so far rages the world around. the imperialist powers grind men and material as though they are nothing to establish a hegemony of their own.

Ireland at this point has been a British territory for 750 years. 750 years of colonialism, oppression, suppression, assimilation and exploitation. once more the Irish people have been drafted and fed into the meatgrinder of British imperialism. and what will the people of Ireland win out of this? true representation? home rule? the right to speak their own language? no.

and the Irish Republican Brotherhood knew this, they wanted an Ireland free of all of this, a republic of the Irish. in 1912 the Ulster colonists had formed their own volunteer militia to resit those agitating for home rule, so the IRB founded their own volunteer militia. the militia wasn't openly to found a republic, to declare that would get them arrested of course, it was to defend Republicans is all, right :)

the true radical wing of the Irish militias was a separate organisation, the Irish Citizen Army. the ICA were trade unionists, radical socialists and wanted a socialist republic in opposition to the oppression that had been so wrought due to capitalism and property, as their oppression had so often fallen along the lines of Anglo land owners and poor Irish workers.

the ICA was founded by James Larkin, a prominent communist who ended up moving to the US, and the most famous man of the rising, James Connolly. Connolly not only founded the ICA, but he was a part of the founding of the IWW, he was a major Marxist thinker of the time and an all around good lad.

The O'Rahilly was the military man behind the rising. he was not a part of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and actually wasn't told the rising was going to happen, but he was the man who used his private wealth to stockpile arms and ammunition, he also drilled the IRB militia for the coming rising and took part in it once it had taken off.

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and that's it! that's the easter rising in a nut shell. if you ask me, the whole thing was so god damn poorly planned and had absolutely no chance what so ever of working, but it did eventually lead to the Anglo-Irish War which did win Irish independence, so it wasn't entirely in vain. it's not a much talked about event outside of socialist circles, and even then it's not like people know what happened in the easter rising for the most part.

the GPO is great, and I would highly recommend anybody who is ever in Dublin go see it. it's a lovely building and has so much history attached to it with this event.

if you got and questions or things to add, feel free to ask!

by the weekend the republicans were seriously on the backfoot. the Brits had shelled the christ out of them, the GPO was barely holding together, Connolly had been hit by a ricochet bullet and although still alive, he wasn't able to lead the rising any longer. the O'Rahilly tried to push out from the GPO to gain some breathing room and regroup a counter attack, but he and several other men were shot and killed.

the republicans blew out the walls to the housing touching the GPO in order to evacuate the men holding the place and to reorganise the leadership of the rising to hold onto what they had left.

by this point all the major positions had been cut off form one another and were themselves under heavy fire and British encroachment. Dublin was burning to the ground and being blown to pieces before them. when the leaders have evacuated the GPO they took a general look at the state of things, and the state of Dublin itself and said to themselves they couldn't put the civilians through any more of this, the British had already started on the spot executions, the city was burning, every building they took was shelled, and so, they surrendered.

"In order to prevent the further slaughter of Dublin citizens, and in the hope of saving the lives of our followers now surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered, the members of the Provisional Government present at headquarters have agreed to an unconditional surrender, and the commandants of the various districts in the City and County will order their commands to lay down arms" was the order given. and so on saturday the easter rising formally came to a close, although fighting continued in some pockets until sunday morning when the order to lay down their arms reached the cut off garrisons still trying to hold on

the rising had lasted 6 days, 1200 men had tried to give Britain a black eye, and all around them the city they were fighting for was now nothing. only 66 republicans died in the rising, 2,200 civilians died and some 400 British soldiers. a blow had been dealt, and the seeds of further revolt had been planted. the major leaders were executed, and became martyrs for the Anglo-Irish War, finally leading to that republic that had first been dreamed of by Henry Joy McCracken in 1798.

at the top of Northumberland road was Mount Street Bridge, a wide bridge with no cover that the Brits HAD to cross to reach the other side of the river. this is where the largest bloodbath of the rising happens. 1000 Brits tried to cross the bridge in small groups, hopping behind the tiny amounts of cover they had to pray they could reach the over side without a bullet in them. 7, yes seven, Irish men held the crossing on the other side. 240 Brits were shot attempting to cross the bridge, 7 men held this position all day and took out 240 British soldiers. you'd think after the first hundred were shot, they'd stop throwing men over but nope, they just kept coming. in an entire days fighting they had crossed the bridge and taken the position on the other side, and lost 240 men doing it, 4 republicans died holding the position.

the south dublin union was still partly held by the rebels, and much of the area around it had point blank gun fights, firing out of windows to lower levels and all sorts of insane extreme close quarters fighting in the large building complex. this is the type of fighting that the republican had hoped they would be fighting, because it just comes down to how well can you hold this ground and attempt to cause attrition to the other side.

some areas of North Dublin experienced extreme amounts of intense skirmishes. where several hundred republicans were dug in and the brits tried to charge over and over the take the place. there was even a recorded bayonet charge at a republican position, where the entire British line was gunned down before they reached the republican position. after taking the position, the houses nearby that the rpublicans had occupied were stormed, the British murdered 15 civilians who were suspected republicans

the Irish knew they had no way to beat off the British, but that was never the point of it, the point was now to hold Dublin to attempt to make as much noise as possible, to get the cause to become world news and to get people to give a shit. they already knew they had lost by thursday

the rebels were naive to how hard Britain intended to crush them. they of course knew that the British had heavy guns, they of course knew that Britain had gunships and all sorts of things to blow them apart. but, they naively assumed that there was no way Britain would shell Dublin... right? they were very very wrong

due to the lack of manpower, not all the trains stations had been taken, and the main port was still completely unoccupied. and so, thousands of British soldiers poured into Dublin with arms and heavy guns. a gunship sailed up the river and was able to turn it's guns on major rebel locations within the city. this killed thousands of civilians, the republicans thought there was no way the British could have the heart to do this to their own subjects. make no mistake, when power is challenged, the state does not go easy against the left, and never will.

the republicans expected the rising to be heavy street fighting at outposts and major locations, the British knew they had the ranged advantage, so why try to attack the strongholds like the GPO? they just shelled the GPO, as there was no reason to try to take it by hand on Tuesday. some feirce street action did take place, as the brits marched down the city streets they were fired upon from snipers in civilian homes.

my favourite little story from all of this is the occupation of number 25 Northumberland Road. on wednesday two men marched into the house, went up the stairs and took a firing position in an upstairs bathroom. one was a sniper, the other a spotter. British troops marched in a column up Northumberland road, when they reached #25 they were shot at. when they were shot at, they had no idea where the shots were coming from, they had no cover, and they just scrambled from this orderly march into men diving behind what they can to not die, their officer couldn't get a word in over the total chaos. reports from the soldiers at the time claim they thought there was TWO HUNDRED men firing at them, it was 1, he just was a fucking good shot.

its so interesting to me that people on the internet find it hard to believe that someone can be right about some things and wrong about others

"why would you listen to marx, he was a misogynist" because i am capable of disagreeing with some of his takes???

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