The lemmy folk are strange people. communism.lemmy.ml

Submitted by F_x in lobby

Comment by AnarchoBolshevik:

Heterosexism and cissexism in movements and places like the USSR, the Spanish Republic, the PRC, & alibi should be brought up and discussed sooner or later, but the way that the brigaders did it was just embarrassing. They don’t want to understand why some communists made those terrible decisions, or how true that the allegations are. Their intent is just to convince us or remind us that state socialism sucks. Imagine how obnoxious it would be if one of you went to a predominately anarchist community and started spamming shit about how Proudhon, Bakunin, and certain Black Army members or allies were antisemitic. What the fuck would even be the point?

Like I said, I don’t think that we should just automatically bury all accusations of Broshevism (or manarchism for that matter) any time that they come up, but we need to handle the topic in a more mature manner. Admittedly I can’t think of a perfect solution at the moment, but if I had to make a choice right now then I’d just redirect the topics and their creators over to c/leftistinfighting.

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chaos wrote

Read this if you're trying to wrap your head around tankies and their nonsensical beliefs

https://medium.com/@chrischien.cn/ending-the-idealization-of-the-other-notes-on-the-queer-poc-tankie-6dc490bfdc2

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SomeIconoclast wrote

The basis of all strains of tankie thought can be summed up as:

Western state power = bad

Non-western state power = good

At least, that's the impression that every tweet on that article has left on me.

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Raven wrote

Tankies co-opting anarchism, what the fuck

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ziq wrote (edited )

They've always posed as anarchists to spread their propaganda.

Edit: taking it to the next level already:

https://communism.lemmy.ml/post/529

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Raven wrote

lmao that post. these tankies are so similar to the T_D fash isn't even funny anymore

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F_x OP wrote

That was a big read and I still don't understand them.

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vendemiaire wrote

The admins were censoring anarchist posts that couldn't even be construed as an attack on any of their favorite totalitarian states. They just had an axe to grind and wanted to suppress people any way possible.

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F_x OP wrote

Why these communists made terrible decisions?

What allegations aren't true? Most of the common ones have simply been downplayed as "not that bad because some have done worst".

Please spam shit about dead anarchists. We don't fetishize them and it would be informative. Just like libre software, because I agree with some of it, I don't need to defend Stallman for being a piece of shit.

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ziq wrote (edited )

These creepy losers don't understand that anarchists don't sit around wanking off to dead white men all day like they do.

You have to remember they're in a cult, are all brainwashed to never question the cult's authority, and anyone that tries to break the idealization of their dear leaders or their fucked up rituals is an enemy to be purged.

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manc wrote

You have to remember they're in a cult, are all brainwashed to never question the cult's authority, and anyone that tries to break the idealization of their dear leaders or their fucked up rituals is an enemy to be purged.

This is sadly becoming more and more true of leftists in general.

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

Almost like the alienation that drives some people to leftism is the same alienation that drives new converts to religion and makes them zealots.

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