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ConquestOfToast wrote

The issue I have with Utopia is that it quickly becomes something thats held in higher regard than the community that's supposed to live in it. Because Utopia isn't just having a set of ideals you'd like to have prominent in a society, it's also how those ideals play off and into each other. I feel that what quickly happens is that these ideals in various extremes end up contradicting each other and in doing so the only "goal" of that society is to uphold Utopia at the expense of these ideals.

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ziq wrote

Which is exactly why all utopias are dystopias.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

I also feel utopian anarchists have this weird like obsession with cultural Erasure. Typically white anarchists just don't seem to be capable of imagining multiple Utopias born from different cultural contexts. The values of these Utopias are either too vague as to be of any use, or so specific that it's clearly eurocentric. And that doesn't sit right with me.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Agreed. I never really understood the appeal of utopian thinking even before I shifted politics.