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Reply to comment by NoMoreCommunism in by emma

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

this warmed my heart

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NoMoreCommunism wrote

It's hard to understand you guys, lol.

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tnstaec wrote

The entire structure of liberal democracy is slightly less soul-crushing than a autocracy. But it's still a far cry from true freedom. The state is still the state.

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Defasher wrote

That's because you're as savvy as a bucket of week old gravy.

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NoMoreCommunism wrote (edited )

Alright, thanks for your replies.

But are you serious, how can you not at least like having freedom of speech, press and religion?

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote (edited )

To add to what emma is saying, these 'freedoms' you speak of are freedoms endowed by a state. State mediated 'freedoms' are not of interest to us, for a range of reasons, one of them being that the state is a fundamentally oppressive force.

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NoMoreCommunism wrote

But without an enforcer of rights and freedoms how is it guaranteed?

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

Our rights are not guaranteed by the state. We are just told they are guaranteed. In practice it is nothing like that. I assume you are aware of this, and so it's really hard to keep pretending you are engaging here in good faith at all.

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NoMoreCommunism wrote

I understand, and the current situation in America is not sustainable. But how in your mind will this be guaranteed?

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

They wouldn't. Remember the part about us not liking rights?

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NoMoreCommunism wrote

At all?

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

Alright, at this stage I'm going to say - go have a read of theanarchistlibrary.org - it's not my job to educate you.

Here's an adequate place to start: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-anarchist-faq-editorial-collective-an-anarchist-faq

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NoMoreCommunism wrote (edited )

But you're exercising your right to Free speech at this very moment...

Also I'm by no means a fan of the current American governance model it used to be much better.

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tnstaec wrote

it used to be much better

Things were so much better before blacks and women could vote amirite?

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Defasher wrote (edited )

You mean when they let you own slaves and beat women to a bloody pulp?

"Free speech" isn't "speech".

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