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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

It’s also possible that neither are right. Ideologies are no better than the people who hold them. People who love authority will use communist or anarchist ideals to establish authority and will make rationalizations within their ideological framework to justify oppression. People who love freedom, equality and democracy can make a free society within a liberal capitalist framework. You’ll say it’s impossible, but if you look you’ll see examples.

All systems, no matter how sound the ideology, tend to authoritarianism as one generation is forced to cede power(and resists) to the next. The succeeding generations can be children, immigrants, economic classes, trades or industries.