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amongstclouds wrote

Ego-com ftw. ❤

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On Egoist Communism

  1. In affirming communism and in basing our communism on an egoistical basis, we understand that genuine, authentic communism cannot be built from abstract ideals and models but on the actual historical and material conditions of a given era and society. Since all societies are built and sustained by the individuals who built and sustained it, we see communism as a practical activity rather than an idea to be implemented at the moment of a revolutionary outbreak. Instead, communism is simply the living out of individuals as they realize the limits of their social existence under Capital as they finally see the ‘beyond’ upon which an alternative life beyond Capital can be built. Communism is the movement of negation that negates that which now negates our existence. It is the movement that has for its aim, the abolishment of society, of the economy, of the state, of hierarchy and authority, of money and work/wage-labor, and of religion and politics. Communism thus, is not what builds institutions but precisely that which does away with all institutions. Thus, we desire communism precisely because we see it as the most compatible with our egoistic desires and needs, communism is the highest expression of our egoism since communism is ultimately the expression of all egos as they affirm their own uniqueness and in realizing that what they share in common is precisely their own self-defined uniqueness. Communism, born spontaneously or through concerted efforts over a gradual time-scale, is something that one does, rather than a system of governance, a socio-economic system, an ideology or a social model to be implemented in the future by a vanguard party, bureaucrats or ‘revolutionary professionals’, any of which could only ever lead to the establishment of a state-capitalism in accordance with the Soviet example of the 20th century, a model which we reject in its entirety.
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amongstclouds wrote

Yes, and I am anti-state, so the state capitalist model isn't a very good descriptor of communization.

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amongstclouds wrote (edited )

I firmly believe that in order for individuals to grow and bloom they must be in possession of their means of survival or else another can exert control over you and your life.

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amongstclouds wrote

A stateless, classless, marketless world where all individuals own their means of survival sounds a lot like communism too me. 😋