For years I was a member of a philosophical-minded, freethinking student society in Ghent, called “T.S.G. ’t Zal Wel Gaan” (“T.S.G.” stands for “taalminnend studentengenootschap” or language-loving student society). It’s, as far as I know, the oldest of its kind in Belgium, founded in 1852. It has a long and turbulent history, but that’s a story for another time.
During a few years I was a member, I did the visual side of operations, designing the posters mainly. Here I’m sharing a few that I’ve managed not to lose.
In this post I won’t be explaining why I think communism is right, or expound on in-depth theory about historical necessity or what have you. Here I’m just going to explain what my personal reasons are for joining and participating in my local party - being the Workers' Party of Belgium or the PVDA-PTB (Partij van de Arbeid van België - Parti du Travail de Belgique).
The recent war in Ukraine has shocked the (Western) world and will probably, together with the (still ongoing) pandemic, be a moment of a great change in historical direction. A lot is being said, a lot of discourse generated and in typical jingoist fashion a lot of nuance is being lost. In this post I’d like to write out some of my own thoughts on this topic.