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Splinglebot wrote

yea, but have you proven your ability to obey my standards of what I, an authority on anarchism, consider to be an anarchist?

that's what I thought, checkmate anarkiddies

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ziq wrote

What makes you an anarchist?

I oppose authority in all its forms.

Why do you deserve to be called one?

I don't.

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ploopt wrote

Ursula K. Le Guin said that she didn't deserve to call herself an anarchist. She may have meant that there were people who deserve to call themselves anarchists, but I also think this points towards the paradox inherent in the beautiful idea. Of course there are no anarchists - we all live in the "real" world. The world of compromise and defeat.

We might be, in some ways, lucky that the revolution in Spain was defeated by the fascists rather than succumbing to bureaucracy and internal power jockeying. There is no capital-A Anarchism as historical embarrassment to apologize for. We remain a constellation of tendencies that sometimes align and sometimes don't, plucky underdogs that can continually experiment and reinvent ourselves.

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Majrelende wrote

What makes you an anarchist?

I am trying to change our society by dismantling authority and authoritarian culture.

Why do you deserve to be called one?

I was issued a Certificate of Ideological Purity by the local Bureau of Anarchism.

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ziq wrote

Fuck.

They keep denying me my certificate even though I took the test 5 times now.

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Pop wrote

when they don't give me bread I take bread

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alex wrote

lol “deserve”

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Uwusketamine445 wrote

Because I follow anarchist and egoist theory, and i work to implement anarchism. And nobody deserves to be called anything, we follow a political theory based on anarchist litterateur.

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TOPE OP wrote

What is the difference between anarchist and egoist?

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Uwusketamine445 wrote

Egoism is individualist anarchism that has self interest above all else, and sees property morality etc as social constructs created in our minds. I personally take it to mean that the only thing that is real is our own personal self interest, therefore as long as I’m not hurting anyone I will do as I please. I see it as a personal philosophy where anarchism is collective struggle against hierarchy. So I’d consider myself an anarcho communist egoist, or post left depending on how you wanna phrase it.

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TOPE OP wrote

What about wikipedia convinced you to be this?

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