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ziq wrote (edited )

It does address it or I wouldn't have linked you to it. Now you're just asking me to repeat myself. Here:

"Instead of a large group laboring to make democracy work so they can agree on a course of action, it would be far more productive for smaller groups made up of people with shared interests to splinter off and co-operate to follow their own plans that require no compromise because their interests are already aligned."

I don't know how to make my perspective clearer than that.

you could always just call me a "tankie"

When did I call you a tankie? I just pointed out your argument was no different than the 'withering away of the state' promise.

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A_Lane OP wrote

How are the smaller groups to come to decisions other than through participatory democracy? I wasn't necessarily arguing for what could be considered to be Platformism, I guess. I think that there ought to be a loosely affiliated set of freely associated societies that decide upon matters through participatory democracy. Like I said, I haven't quite parcelled this all out yet.

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ziq wrote

How are the smaller groups to come to decisions

By talking to each other.

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A_Lane OP wrote

That effectively seems to be exactly what I mean by participatory democracy, though.

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