Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

4

kittybecca wrote (edited )

Many of the factors that anarchists, an-coms and other libertarian leftists would like to see society based on is actually being experimented with there, such as mutual aid, direct democracy, consensus decision-making, armies sans hierarchy, democratic federalism, gender equality etc.

This is the bottom line for me. The fact that they're doing this means they're doing the most toward an anarchist society of anyone in the world. People care way too much about whether something fits their definition of an ism, not enough about what that ism actually wants to bring about.

Bakunin apparently wrote all his books upon request from different people and saw them as afterthoughts to his praxis, as things he didn't personally consider very important relative to his actions.

3

dele_ted wrote

Here, too, which is why i (and many other on the libertarian left) feel so strongly for solidarity with Rojava, Afrin especially.

Bakunin apparently wrote all his books upon request from different people and saw them as afterthoughts to his praxis, as things he didn't personally consider very important relative to his actions.

Didn't know that, but it makes good sense. Preach what you practice and practice what you preach.