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JackBinimbul wrote

I'm new and hesitant to engage on this site because I've been burned so many times before. I am part of so many marginalized identities that I might as well be a Bingo card.

I'm very leftist, but am not an anarchist. White, male libertarians and anarchists have been some of the worst people I've had to deal with after conservatives. "Debate bros" make me want to lock my doors and never have to hear anyone speak ever again.

I'm easing into the community here, but it is with nervous trepidation.


Vulgar_Soda wrote

Fuck community, a mind phantom that forces people to minimize themselves for the sake of group "harmony." Engage if it feels good, don't if it doesn't.

I'm very leftist, but am not an anarchist.



JackBinimbul wrote

I mean, there are other leftists.

There are so many labels out there, both new and old, evolved and devolved, that I have no idea what most of them even mean anymore. It might be apt to describe myself as a "democratic socialist", but a lot of that doesn't sit right with me. A lot of anarchist tenants don't work for me, either.

I'm no philosopher and have no desire to be. I don't want to devote my life to poli-sci. I know that the kind of life I want to live is unrealistic and cannot be sustained at a large scale. I'm not naïve or arrogant enough to think I have answers to most things.

However, if I could live in a community where all humans have their basic needs met, they contribute what they are able, and people are only "in charge" of what they have expertise in, and I don't have to play stressful social games, I'd probably be happy.

I just want to improve the lives of those around me, not destroy the planet, and to have all of my basic needs met in safety. That is clearly too much to ask.