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Comrade Homer Simpson

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Our generation is the most radical in decades. Hundreds of thousands of militant youth all around the world fight against capitalist domination: in Seattle, Prague, Genoa, Jakarta, Buenos Aires, Geneva, and also in Berlin.

Principally responsible for this are the Simpsons.

Comrade Simpson is one of the best communist agitators in histoy. Every day at 7pm Red Homer tells us about the merciless struggle of the workers against exploitation and the glorious socialist society of the future.

How else could one explain the representation of the capitalist class on the Simpsons? Mr. Burns is not exactly a tribute to the generosity of the bosses. He is old, crippled, without friends, evil though and though. Like every capitalist he is prepared to steal candy from a baby or block out the sun when profits are at stake.

Homer’s two best friends are named Lenny and Carl.
Does that mean Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx?

In 1990 the Simpsons had a student from Albania in their home. The young Adil Hoxha (named after the Stalinist dictator of Albania Enver Hoxha) showed a clear Marxist understanding of society. For example he told Marge, “Mrs. Simpson, you have been oppressed enough today. I will clear the dishes.” Marge is forced to do house work every day because she is oppressed by the capitalist patriarchy – but the two Simpsons kids never batted an eyebrow.

When the left-liberal know-it-all Lisa tries to explain about the “freedoms” of the USA, Adil observes correctly that these freedoms are meaningless when 95% of society’s riches are in the hands of 5% of the population. Homer chimes in, explaining the true nature of the free market: The machinery of capitalism is oiled with the blood of the workers!

Could Homer Simpson be a communist? His father says: My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star! Of course in another episode Grampa discovers that he is a card-carrying member of the Communist Party himself!

Homer’s most important struggle was his term of service as a trade union activist. Mr. Burns wants to take the dental plan from the workers of the Springfield Nuclear Plant. The union is corrupt and the old boss, who had promised to clean things up, lies dead under the grass of a football stadium.

Homer first thinks that Burn’s offer is great: a beer keg for the dental plan. But soon he realizes that the workers need to fight in order to keep their social protection – they only have the dental plan as the result of a successful strike in the 80s. Homer explains all this to his comrades. He is elected the new head of the union and declares a strike!

Mr. Burns remembers with joy factory life in 1909, when there were no unions and the bosses could fire, beat, and kill workers at will. But now everything is different: the strikers stick together, attempts to use strikebreakers are useless, and Burns and Smithers can’t run the plant by themselves.

The strikers form a giant ring in front of the entrance to the plant and sing the eternal truth of the workers’ movement:

They have the plant
but we have the power!

These are but a few of the countless examples of revolutionary propaganda in the Simpsons. Besides the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg, and other great revolutionaries, the works of Comrade Homer serve as inspiration on the road to socialism.

Comrade Lenin even showed up! In a new episode the Soviet Union is spontaneously brought back to life. Lenin’s preserved corpse opens its eyes, punches through the glass of the coffin, and leaves the mausoleum like a Frankenstein monster: Must…destroy…capitalism! Grrr. If only that would happen in real life!

by Wladek, Revo Berlin, August 30, 2003

8 Responses to “Comrade Homer Simpson”

  1. danandroo Says:

    Hi, I totally agree with everything you are saying and you inspire me

  2. wladek Says:

    Are you referring to us or to Homer Simpson?

  3. danandroo Says:

    both of them!

  4. systemcrash Says:

    i don`t know, what the contribution of the simpsons and comrade HOMER for marxism is, but i think its a good thing, that young people have a “orientation-point” for leftist politics in modern television.

    systemcrash (

    ps.: i hope, my words make sense?!??

  5. Mark Lesley Says:

    Communism failed, and while it was doing so it managed to kill over 100 million completely innocent people.

    Mao killed 60-80 million innocents. Lenin and Stalin countless more (Lenin managed to successfully starve 50+ million Christians).

    Their policies turned people into animals in their attempts to ‘standardise’ society. Although of course thats what Lenin and Stalin viewed workers as, animals to be used and manipulated like Iron ore for the Iron worker. Their policies also resulted in an outbreak of Cannibalism due to the fact that they were starving their own farmers to the brink of extinction.

    If you’re a below average degenerate I guess the idea of everyone being averaged out and standardised sounds like a fine idea. To cut off the arms and legs to make everyone fit the same bloody bed. Thank God more people would take freedom and a natural take on life and society.


  6. wladek Says:

    I’m not entirely sure about your statistics. How did Lenin manage to starve 50 million people? That would have been a third of the entire population of Russia at the time.

    Why don’t you use the same standards to judge capitalism? They say that every three seconds a child dies from hunger or curable diseases. “Almost one billion people have no access to clean water, but at the same time at least 13,000 golf courses are kept green all year round.” (Basic Positions). That adds up to roughly a hundred million murders of innocent people EVERY YEAR.

    A classless, communist society, in which production is controlled by working people in their own interests, is what will allow people to develop freely, rather than the system we have now where the majority is forced into wage slavery.

  7. Citizen Smith Says:

    take that,Mark Lesley! You are obviously an uneducated, right-wing, idiot! Cannibalism??? Under communism??? find me one instance were someone was forced into cannibalism by something lenin did and I’ll give you 1,000,000 of your worthless dollars

  8. Tim Says:

    @Citizen Smith,
    First off, I am a socialist, and completely oppose capitalism, but cannibalism did happen during the period of War Communism from 1918-1921. 50 million did not starve, between 10 and 20 million did die. And there were reports of human flesh being sold at markets. War Communism was initiated by Lenin. There were flaws in that economic policy, which is why he introduced the NEP. He dove too quickly into Communism.

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