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Pretty sure direct democracy goes back to ancient Greece, long before anarchist theory existed. Also, state communism is a contradiction - communism is only when the state has withered away. If you want to see what communists really want, read State and Revolution, chapters 1 and 5. What you think we want and what we really want are totally different.

I'm anticipating you're going to say something like, "Just look at the USSR." If you are going to say that, then I say, we don't want to do things exactly the same way they were done in the USSR. We want to do them the way Lenin describes in State and Revolution.