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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

I don't really even consider mutualism.

Not sure if this elaboration is what you were looking for, but I don't really understand the individualism-collectivism dichotomy. I think both aren't good. I think it's far more interesting to think about understanding and reframing subjectivity and personhood in terms of multiplicities that bleed into all the various elements of the world beyond it, collective and nonhuman.

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ziq wrote (edited )

To me, individualism (what I prefer simply to call 'anarchy' since I also think the social/individual dichotomy is bogus and invented by strict collectivists that don't really understand anarchy) just means you don't prioritize the idea of fighting for a rigid pre-defined global communist revolution and instead produce living anarchy everywhere you can in different ways.

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

I've experienced too many individualists and especially egoists to have really simplistic ideas of the individual and/or self-interest, that make me associate those views with them.

So in my experience the collectivist side is authoritarian and the individualist side doesn't seem to have a good sense of what an individual is and has a corresponding selfishness that I don't like and think often has affinity with capitalist individualism.

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ziq wrote (edited )

I also avoid egoism (and the term 'post-left') because of those types. But most egoists don't use the word 'individualist', just the other 2.

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