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on June 11, 2019 at 8:28 PM in Anarchism
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I think that anarcho-communism can be described as libertarian socialism: libertarian as opposed to authoritarian, and socialist to signify collectivism rather than individualism. That's not the only kind of anarchism, however, even though it is where my thinking pretty consistently falls on any of the political compass tests. For a while, I thought that "libertarian socialist" was an under-the-radar kind of term, but given that "libertarian" in the U.S. has become hopelessly enmeshed with Ayn Fucking Rand, it's pretty poisonous.
I'm not sure that I'm following what you're saying. If your saying that you want to use "libertarian socialism" or "anarcho-communism" so as not to have your collectivist political ideas associated with more individualistic ones, I can see doing that. However, that's a distinction that probably lost outside of very fringe spaces like, well, ones where people know who Max Stirner was. Everywhere else, I'm just satisfied if people don't think anarchist = incoherent terrorist. Once we hit that mark, then baby steps forward.