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A_Lane OP wrote

I think that we're talking at cross paths. I do think that an Anarchist project will eventually necessarily involve the equitable redistribution of resources, but, I am not a hard-line Anarcho-Syndicalist, a Workerist, or, a devotee of the European Left.

While there is a democratic project that was partially lost to Colonialism, I don't necessarily think that Anarchism is something like the lost wisdom of the ancients. The philosophy is as old as it is new as it is an attempt to create a utopian society.

I kind of like your historical break, actually. What, other than some form of equitable redistribution of resources, do you suggest should happen in an ideal Anarchist society?

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ziq wrote (edited )

I don't necessarily think that Anarchism is something like the lost wisdom of the ancients

There's nothing lost about it, it's just the default. We're all born into this world in anarchy. Then almost immediately; especially if we live in civilization, authority is stamped on us, shoved down our throat and into our ears, tied around our neck and then for the rest of our lives we're conditioned to obey that authority.

ideal Anarchist society

There is no ideal anarchist society. No end point where we all announce we've achieved utopia and retire. Anyone claiming anarchy can be achieved rather than it being a permanent struggle against authority either doesn't understand anarchy or is trying to manipulate you into being ruled.

The moment someone declares they've achieved "ideal anarchist society", you need to kill them.

Check my profile for a link to my anarchistlibrary stuff or look through w/anarchy101 if you want to understand my perspective better.

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A_Lane OP wrote

I agree that the utopia that Anarchists seek to create can never be fully reified.

I'm not sure that I'm quite as critical of civilization as you are, but, I am critical of it. I guess I see human nature as being technically good, but, effectively neutral. I don't know that I would agree that people are natural born Anarchists.

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ziq wrote (edited )

We're born in anarchy because we haven't been indoctrinated into authority yet. Authority constructs are placed on us all through our lives, both physically and mentally.

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