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Defasher wrote (edited )

Don't confuse direct action by the people for the Lenin/Stalin/Mao dictatorship personality cult.

Those 3 were rulers. Peasants killing their rulers does not make the peasants rulers.

That's like saying we're rulers for fighting back when cops beat us.

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mabuhayangrebolusyon wrote

Don't confuse your great man theory with communism, a society based on the rule of the masses.

What does that make the peasants if not masters of their own society?

If you do infact, enforce your rule over cops, you do become a ruler - no longer do the police have authority over you, you have authority over them. The aim is to eliminate the police so that there is no need for authority. But eliminating police is not as simple as throwing rocks at them and declaring communism.

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Defasher wrote

I'm not critiquing communism, I'm critiquing vertical hierarchy.

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mabuhayangrebolusyon wrote

this does not even necessarily exist in maoist oriented mass organizations such as those run by peasants in revolutionary communist movements today - the organisations themselves are autonomous except for being under the political leadership of the communist party - which itself must keep itself and be kept at the level, guidance, oversight, i.e proletarian outlook of the broad masses

certainly a certain amount of hierarchy exists, but ultimately to be entirely against hierarchy is nothing more than petit-bourgeois individualism and wastes more time than it saves, and will not result in better decisions 9/10 times. This shit is time-sensitive and what we do is proven to work efficiently and is being improved upon constantly.

Of note here is the mass-line and cultural revolution and the overall focus of Maoism on the masses - we have learned from the commandist style of the past and attempted to rectify this.

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Defasher wrote

If there are no rulers in your ideology then idk what you're defending exactly.

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mabuhayangrebolusyon wrote

defending society from the capitalists who would seek to reassert themselves, is what. they still exist and will not vanish of their own accord.

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Defasher wrote (edited )

You don't need rulers to organise militias to kill capitalist counterrevs. Anarchists don't oppose organisations, we just arrange them so that no one is all powerful.

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mabuhayangrebolusyon wrote

If you drive police out of an area - you have enforced your dominance over said police - How is there not authority involved if the police are not allowed, are not able to enter the neighborhood in question?

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mabuhayangrebolusyon wrote

But you must necessarily whether explicitly in writing or non-verbally set laws against fascism, against racism, against rapists, etc. Otherwise nothing has really improved.

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mabuhayangrebolusyon wrote

it's the same thing, lol. whether the death penalty against rapists is a rule or a law makes no difference, in both cases the rapist ends up dead