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BlackFlagged wrote

Exactly. We oppose all hierarchy. Marxists embrace it and have a long history of killing anarchists that won't accept their authority. We're diametrically opposed.

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Defasher wrote (edited )

Marxism on its own is an okay blueprint for how to structure society in the 20th century (not that anyone managed to pull it off). But it'll always be limited by the fact that it's an industrial ideology that tells us we should all be granted the spoils of the exploitation of Earth. When industrialism is killing us and everything on the planet, equality for workers to exploit the planet equally and enjoy all the same comforts just isn't much use. There are more important things to achieve than fully automated luxury space communism.

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zod wrote

That isn't really Marxism, it's Marxism-Leninism.

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BlackFlagged wrote (edited )

As long as Marx advocated for seizing the state and replacing the rulers with a different set of rulers - he supported hierarchy and thus, tyranny.

There are a lot of communist thinkers that didn't advocate taking over the state - including several that predated Marx. But Marxists choose to identify as followers of Marx, and have little interest in non-Marxist communism, even mocking any ideas that don't originate from their idol and his disciples. So I can only assume they embrace hierarchy.