The audibleleft project has expanded and found a permanent home! coffee toast!
Library has expanded significantly with leftist audio resources and will continue to do so throughout the day.
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Prototype Leftist Audio Archive Up - Testers Please?
I’ve created a prototype of the leftist audiotext streaming media server I proposed in a previous post. I’d love feedback.
Goal: Make leftist texts available as audio from anywhere you have access to the web - or even 3G.
For the best user experience, select albums. There’s not much there now; it’s a prototype.
There’s three steps: press the add button (+) associated with either a track or an album.
Doing so adds the album or the track to the playlist (2nd column from the left).
After the playlist is as you’d like, click the play button. From there, it’s up to your browser to invoke the player to handle the stream. I recommend the free and open source VLC, but if what you have works, go with it.
I need testers, and then people brave enough to tell me to continue. Perhaps a committee to brainstorm funding for a host? The immediate question is - should we pursue this or drop it? Feedback please.
On “Communist Semantics”
At the conclusion of his Dictionary of Doubletalk (1971), Roy E. Colby offers a bibliography of “Publications on Communist Semantics.” Colby and Alger are both fascinating anthropologists of societies of straw men. They imagine an exotic and uncanny society dangerously illegible and seductive. Both seem compelled by erotic desire to know this exotic Other.
Publications on Communist Semantics
For those wishing to explore further the important field of Communist semantics, three publications are especially recommended, in addition to Conquest with Words, previously mentioned. They are as follows:
(a) Wordsmanship - Semantics as a Communist Weapon, prepared for the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee by Dr. Stefan T. Possony, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1961.
(b) Language as a Communist Weapon, prepared in consultation with Dr. Stefan T. Possony by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. Government Priniting Office, Washington, D.C., 1959.
(c) Words in Sheep’s Clothing, Dr. Mario Pei, Hawthorn Books, N.Y., 1969.
…Communists still use Aesopian language; they say one thing and mean another. In this manner, they fool non-communisits, encouraging them to believe that communism stands for something desirable. The trained communist knows otherwise; it is more double talk with a completely different meaning….
Communism, in brief, has bitterly indicted communism; communist practice has indicted communist theory; communist actions have indicted the perverted use of such lofty words as “peace”, “justice” and “liberty.”
…They clothe themselves with everything good, noble and inspiring to exploit these ideals to their own advantage….
J. Edgar Hoover in Masters of Deceit; qtd. in A Brief History of Double Talk: Socialist/Communese-English by Roy E. Colby
…anarchism can be conceived as a kind of voluntary socialism, that is, as libertarian socialist or anarcho-syndicalist or communist anarchist, in the tradition of, say, Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin and others. They had in mind a highly organized form of society, but a society that was organized on the basis of organic units, organic communities. And generally, they meant by that the workplace and the neighborhood, and from those two basic units there could derive through federal arrangements a highly integrated kind of social organization which might be national or even international in scope. And these decisions could be made over a substantial range, but by delegates who are always part of the organic community from which they come, to which they return, and in which, in fact, they live.