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A worker, a single person, is powerless; only as part of his class, as a member of a strongly connected economic group can he get power. Workers’ individualities are disciplined into line by their habit of working and fighting together. Their minds must be freed from social superstitions and they must see as a commonplace truth that once they are strongly united that they can produce abundance and liberate society from misery and want.
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The people’s pledge of allegiance to one another (wording based off the United States pledge of allegiance)

"I pledge allegiance
To the Red Flag
Of socialism, Marxism, and Far-Leftism—
And to the people,
For whom it stands;
One world,
For all the people,
Indivisible from each other,
With liberty and prosperity for all.”

Does this sound like a good pledge? I’m sure it’s not perfect, might need a few wording changes, but overall it sounds great, right?

Have I told you guys that I’ve memorized the 1977 version of the Soviet Anthem? Because I have. I need to work on actual singing in general, but I know the words. And I don’t mean the English translation. I mean the Russian.

sleepyowlet:

theangelstooktheimpalato221b:

overlordofcreation:

Remember what happened last time communism was put into effect on a large scale? And the time before? You know what cannot exist with communism? Freedom. The bad people get to the top and can never be taken down. Sure it looks great on paper, but when has it really helped ever? How can an economy where someone takes what you have worked for, give it to someone else, and give you far less than they took possibly be free? Possibly help the good people when bad people, lazy people, or just human imperfection are still around? In a world where communism works, it is unnecessary.

In the Soviet Union, it wasn’t a communist state, yet; in fact, true communism calls for the elimination of all states. It was officially the Soviet Union of Socialist Republics; they were socialist, not communist. Except, they weren’t; Stalin turned it into more of a state capitalism, yet convinced the people that they were still socialist. Also, being corrupt as he was, the system was modified into one that could let a leader reign for however long he wants; because of Stalin, there was dictatorship. And he was no true communist, as he didn’t care for the people. I mean, 20 million dead! Anyway, with a corrupt leader like that, and a corrupt government, that wasn’t truly communist or socialist, there was no freedom. However, certain countries, such as the Nordic countries, are an example that socialism, at least, can work well. As for communism, it hasn’t happened yet. And as for that economy you’re describing up there…hm, sounds like capitalism. Anyone recall all the tax dollars that were just absorbed by the banks, and not even given to the workers, just the guys at the top? In a true, good socialist society, everyone’s entitled to a good, not survivable, but livable wage, and good house, and good material wealth. The people are taxed according to their wages, where people who have a lot of money are taxed a lot to provide for those with less, while those who don’t have much of any money are given it, as well as the insurance of a good job, if possible. But that’s if things are going badly. If things are going well, everyone’s going to have jobs, and good wages. Not too low or high, but a pretty good in-between. People would care for each other a lot more, and there’d be less bad, more motivation, and while people wouldn’t be perfect, things would be a lot better. And it would get better when actual communism is implemented, when states aren’t even needed to govern anymore, when we’re just good to each other and can trust each other. Without a state, there wouldn’t even be a dictator to rule over the people. I could go on and on, but I’m done right now.

Good reply! You did your research.

Though, actually the Nordic Countries aren’t really Socialist, because in true Socialism the means to production belong to the community, not a person or company. That means that there is no “fat cat” at the top, skimming off the profits; they are instead partially reinvested in the economy and society (infrastructure, culture, education), and partially fairly distributed among all workers. The Nordic countries just have Socialist features, offsetting Capitalism with heavy taxation to protect and care for the people.

Communism means that there is no money at all - like in the 24th century of the Star Trek universe, actually (Captain Picard says so in “First Contact”). It’s just everyone contributing their share to society, because it’s the right thing to do. Marx said that the family is the smallest cell of Communism - because within a family people (usually) try to split things according to the members’ needs without asking for anything back. You take care of each other because it’s the right thing to do. He envisioned Communism to do that on a larger scale. That is all.

I keep hearing “why should my tax dollars…” - well, why should I not get a Nintendo Wii just because my brother needs a medical treatment? In a well working family there isn’t even a single doubt as to what’s more important; not even in the mind of the sibling not getting their toy. And that is what society should be like, taking care of each other without hesitation.

But Marx also said that with humanity being what it is at the moment this really isn’t feasible, because most people only care about their own advantage and their short-sighted need to have more than others. It would take a whole generation, world-wide, raised with these Communist ideals in mind to change things. But who will educate the educators?

As for the Soviet Union - if the rest of the world would have let them develop in peace, things might have turned out very differently. Without the constant threat of the West, more money would have been invested in infrastructure and society as a whole, instead of nuclear bombs. But the experiment of Socialism needed to fail, because it threatens corporate power-structures like *nothing* else.

For anyone who’d like to read about the thing:

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Synopsis of Capital by Friedrich Engels

borg-collective asked:

Where in Europe do you want to live? Each country has its distinct culture.

You know, I really do need to update my about. I did want to leave the US at one point, that is true, and part of me still wants to abort, but now I feel obligated to stay. I feel I need to stay to help take down the oppressive capitalist system of the US, when the time comes. Peacefully, but definitely. If I were to go to Europe and live there, though…maybe Switzerland, Scotland, the Netherlands, or the Nordic countries. While I’d love to visit certain places for their history and culture, and my heritage- such as Germany, England, Wales…- those other countries seem a lot better to their people, and I think have less racists. Not that I’m calling Germans, Englishmen, or Welshmen racists! It’s just, well, Germans, there’s still some Nazi sympathizers in your country; English people, I’m sure you know there’s some really right-wing people in your country that support UKIP; and Welsh people, as much as I’m sure we both hate this fact, the English have you guys. Anyway, that’s my answer.

overlordofcreation:

Remember what happened last time communism was put into effect on a large scale? And the time before? You know what cannot exist with communism? Freedom. The bad people get to the top and can never be taken down. Sure it looks great on paper, but when has it really helped ever? How can an economy where someone takes what you have worked for, give it to someone else, and give you far less than they took possibly be free? Possibly help the good people when bad people, lazy people, or just human imperfection are still around? In a world where communism works, it is unnecessary.

In the Soviet Union, it wasn’t a communist state, yet; in fact, true communism calls for the elimination of all states. It was officially the Soviet Union of Socialist Republics; they were socialist, not communist. Except, they weren’t; Stalin turned it into more of a state capitalism, yet convinced the people that they were still socialist. Also, being corrupt as he was, the system was modified into one that could let a leader reign for however long he wants; because of Stalin, there was dictatorship. And he was no true communist, as he didn’t care for the people. I mean, 20 million dead! Anyway, with a corrupt leader like that, and a corrupt government, that wasn’t truly communist or socialist, there was no freedom. However, certain countries, such as the Nordic countries, are an example that socialism, at least, can work well. As for communism, it hasn’t happened yet. And as for that economy you’re describing up there…hm, sounds like capitalism. Anyone recall all the tax dollars that were just absorbed by the banks, and not even given to the workers, just the guys at the top? In a true, good socialist society, everyone’s entitled to a good, not survivable, but livable wage, and good house, and good material wealth. The people are taxed according to their wages, where people who have a lot of money are taxed a lot to provide for those with less, while those who don’t have much of any money are given it, as well as the insurance of a good job, if possible. But that’s if things are going badly. If things are going well, everyone’s going to have jobs, and good wages. Not too low or high, but a pretty good in-between. People would care for each other a lot more, and there’d be less bad, more motivation, and while people wouldn’t be perfect, things would be a lot better. And it would get better when actual communism is implemented, when states aren’t even needed to govern anymore, when we’re just good to each other and can trust each other. Without a state, there wouldn’t even be a dictator to rule over the people. I could go on and on, but I’m done right now.

PSA

The post that I reblogged from a racist, where I’ve just dissed them- I don’t follow that blog, I assure you. If I see a blog posting racist shit, I unfollow them. I found that post in the communism tag, and thought I’d ignore them after laying some sick burns. I’m actually going to do that now. Anyway, I don’t follow racists, I just found this one in a tag I’m tracking.

our-unpopularopinions:

Jews are responsible for:

  • Feminism
  • Modern art
  • Cultural Marxism
  • Communism
  • Socialism
  • The savagery of banks
  • And so much more

I guess I understand why every country they’ve ever been in has wanted to kick them out. You know, when everyone in the world hates you, you have to wonder… is it me, or is it them?

If Jews were responsible for those things, then I’m honestly glad Jews have existed. Except, I believe the majority of the population of France, of the Nordic Countries, of Cuba, aren’t Jewish; yet the people wanted socialism, and it happened. So, while Karl Marx who, you’re right, had Jewish heritage, practically invented the ideas of cultural marxism, communism, and socialism, other peoples have actually implemented socialism. Sadly, true Marxism/Communism hasn’t been achieved yet; while the Soviet Union was socialist, and the people believed in communism, of equality and prosperity for all, true communism was never achieved in the Soviet Union, and since Stalin, if I’m right, the economy was more of a state capitalism, which was quite oppressive to its people, yet they were still convinced that they were living under a form of socialism, when they weren’t. As for the savagery of banks, I believe that empowering the capitalists like that would definitely hamper their efforts to achieve some form of socialism. Again, though, this is under the pretense that Jews have done all those things, though. For some of those things, Jews don’t deserve credit. If you want to know good things that Jews have brought to the world, look at this list of famous Jews. Jews have done more than bringing the bagel to the United States, I can assure you. Now, the state of Israel is committing horrible atrocities against Palestinians, I know, but there’s plenty of Jews that don’t agree with that at all. Heard of Palestinians and Jews in other countries getting along. So Jews are pretty alright, you racist pig.

I can honestly say that I’m just tired of my kinds’ existence. I’m tired of the existence of white people, of cis men, the male gender, heterosexuality…I’m just tired of our existence. Honestly, what’s going through my mind right now, is that at some point, some people should have realized how bad these groups are, and just eliminated them already. Well, I mean, us. It ticks me off, but more in a boring way, if that makes sense.

alexageinquisition:

queenazherspitsfire:

therebirthofren:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know more Black History Facts. (Source)

If you don’t know…

Black excellence on 100

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kyuubijrr:

pitchblackglow:

foxgrl:

gokusgirl:

funkycops:

imperfectwriting:

I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 
My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 
All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

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muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

^

It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?
She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

Well, people on tumblr, you mean; a lot of whom are POC, who have dealt with a lot of shit from our race (I’m white). In society, you don’t really see any persecution towards white people at all; on the net, people who’ve been treated badly by white people can find others like them to whom they can vent. Tumblr seems to be one of those safe places. So we shouldn’t really give those people hate, when obviously these people already deal with tons of it. As for the whole glimpse point, I do agree, she was saying that she couldn’t grasp how much of that shit Muslim women who wear hijabs have to deal with; she only had a glimpse. And it is kind of wrong for people to shit on that. However, keep in mind, at least she wasn’t physically attacked; many people from marginalized groups are, so many more than whites, Christians, heterosexual, etc. I don’t think people should hate each other for race or other factors, either— but I’m not going to shame, per se, a black guy from Georgia, who was hung at one point by neo nazis, but managed to survive- I’m not going to shame him for feeling negative about white people. Again, I’m a white person, but if someone hates my race— I’m not going to say I understand, because I haven’t had the experiences they had— but I won’t hold it against them. As for your last line, I’ll divide it into two parts: 1), I’m sure a lot of these people don’t want us to understand their pain, they want that to be ended already. Understanding may be part of it, yes, but that’s not as important. 2) Letting people wallow in their self-pity? Why would you blame these people for their self-pity? Also, if you’re someone who would actually consider just letting people undergo persecution just because they have justified feelings against you, you really need a new moral compass, because that’s not how you’re supposed to be a good person. I’d recommend growing a heart, and standing up for those below you in society. I’d also recommend just accepting the hatred thrown at you, cracker, because that is nothing compared to what those who are constantly trodden upon must experience. And just for the record, man, white people can be Muslim, and there are Middle Eastern Christians. Religion usually isn’t racially exclusive and, when it is, it’s probably a shitty racist religion that doesn’t deserve respect.
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kyuubijrr:

pitchblackglow:

foxgrl:

gokusgirl:

funkycops:

imperfectwriting:

I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 
My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 
All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

coming up next on white people solve racism

muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

^

It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?
She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

Well, people on tumblr, you mean; a lot of whom are POC, who have dealt with a lot of shit from our race (I’m white). In society, you don’t really see any persecution towards white people at all; on the net, people who’ve been treated badly by white people can find others like them to whom they can vent. Tumblr seems to be one of those safe places. So we shouldn’t really give those people hate, when obviously these people already deal with tons of it. As for the whole glimpse point, I do agree, she was saying that she couldn’t grasp how much of that shit Muslim women who wear hijabs have to deal with; she only had a glimpse. And it is kind of wrong for people to shit on that. However, keep in mind, at least she wasn’t physically attacked; many people from marginalized groups are, so many more than whites, Christians, heterosexual, etc. I don’t think people should hate each other for race or other factors, either— but I’m not going to shame, per se, a black guy from Georgia, who was hung at one point by neo nazis, but managed to survive- I’m not going to shame him for feeling negative about white people. Again, I’m a white person, but if someone hates my race— I’m not going to say I understand, because I haven’t had the experiences they had— but I won’t hold it against them. As for your last line, I’ll divide it into two parts: 1), I’m sure a lot of these people don’t want us to understand their pain, they want that to be ended already. Understanding may be part of it, yes, but that’s not as important. 2) Letting people wallow in their self-pity? Why would you blame these people for their self-pity? Also, if you’re someone who would actually consider just letting people undergo persecution just because they have justified feelings against you, you really need a new moral compass, because that’s not how you’re supposed to be a good person. I’d recommend growing a heart, and standing up for those below you in society. I’d also recommend just accepting the hatred thrown at you, cracker, because that is nothing compared to what those who are constantly trodden upon must experience. And just for the record, man, white people can be Muslim, and there are Middle Eastern Christians. Religion usually isn’t racially exclusive and, when it is, it’s probably a shitty racist religion that doesn’t deserve respect.
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kyuubijrr:

pitchblackglow:

foxgrl:

gokusgirl:

funkycops:

imperfectwriting:

I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

coming up next on white people solve racism

muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

^

It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?

She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

Well, people on tumblr, you mean; a lot of whom are POC, who have dealt with a lot of shit from our race (I’m white). In society, you don’t really see any persecution towards white people at all; on the net, people who’ve been treated badly by white people can find others like them to whom they can vent. Tumblr seems to be one of those safe places. So we shouldn’t really give those people hate, when obviously these people already deal with tons of it. As for the whole glimpse point, I do agree, she was saying that she couldn’t grasp how much of that shit Muslim women who wear hijabs have to deal with; she only had a glimpse. And it is kind of wrong for people to shit on that. However, keep in mind, at least she wasn’t physically attacked; many people from marginalized groups are, so many more than whites, Christians, heterosexual, etc. I don’t think people should hate each other for race or other factors, either— but I’m not going to shame, per se, a black guy from Georgia, who was hung at one point by neo nazis, but managed to survive- I’m not going to shame him for feeling negative about white people. Again, I’m a white person, but if someone hates my race— I’m not going to say I understand, because I haven’t had the experiences they had— but I won’t hold it against them. As for your last line, I’ll divide it into two parts: 1), I’m sure a lot of these people don’t want us to understand their pain, they want that to be ended already. Understanding may be part of it, yes, but that’s not as important. 2) Letting people wallow in their self-pity? Why would you blame these people for their self-pity? Also, if you’re someone who would actually consider just letting people undergo persecution just because they have justified feelings against you, you really need a new moral compass, because that’s not how you’re supposed to be a good person. I’d recommend growing a heart, and standing up for those below you in society. I’d also recommend just accepting the hatred thrown at you, cracker, because that is nothing compared to what those who are constantly trodden upon must experience. And just for the record, man, white people can be Muslim, and there are Middle Eastern Christians. Religion usually isn’t racially exclusive and, when it is, it’s probably a shitty racist religion that doesn’t deserve respect.

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