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SomeIconoclast wrote

Anarchism isn't what you think it is. Being actions like looting and rioting.

Those are literally the coolest parts of anarchism, though. I also like how the brief video footage afterwards focus on riot cops charging at people.

Anarchism can be boiled down to the abolition of unjustified hierarchies

Chomsky should've stuck to just criticizing structures of power. He shouldn't have defined anarchism the way he did.

Some stuff that I can actually agree with

Okay.

For socialism and direct democracy

I knew it wouldn't last long, fuck. The rest of the video seems to go on to describe various terms. It honestly wouldn't a bad introduction video if it weren't for the whole "justified hierarchy" thing.

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Splinglebot wrote

I should know by now not to read youtube comments sections

one of the common problems with socialism and anarchism, is that both eventually either run out of steam or devolve into an oligarchy. The reason is on those who do not work. A solution for the problem is to reward those who do better with more decision making capabilities. By adding motivation people will want to work and less do nothing.

"I will prevent oligarchy from forming by issuing rewards (because apparently I'm in a position of authority with the power to do that) and granting privileges to a select few" fucking hell

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SomeIconoclast wrote

The idea of meritocracy has really fucked with how people define individualism. It only makes sense that it would spread to anarchism, too.

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