Magma5

Magma5 wrote

Reply to comment by subrosa in My post-left anarchy problem by subrosa

The problem with that is, none other than anarchists are anywhere near consistent about abolishing hierarchy.

This is an effectively unfalsifiable statement. One couldn't prove this wrong without knowing the internal beliefs of most anarchists.

Anarchists who know their shit aren't leftists,

I mean I think it would be pretty obvious that most anarchists on a post-left website wouldn't consider themselves leftist. Besides Zoe Baker seems to know her shit and she'd be a leftist. I don't think she's ever described herself as post-left or not a leftist.

The whole left-right thing really doesn't hold up.

I think you're missing what I meant. Leftism is not a cohesive ideology or project, in fact for some self-described leftists, the only thing they'd have in common is in opposing their specific hierarchy. Leftism is instead a broad coalition that allows people with radically different beliefs, who alone might be politically weak, to ally together to pass their agenda.

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Magma5 wrote

Reply to comment by cyb3rd4ndy in My post-left anarchy problem by subrosa

Especially because the way I always conceptualised the left/right divide was in terms of hierarchy. That the left was a broad range of ideologies that wanted to reduce or abolish hierarchy while the right was a broad range of ideologies that wanted to maintain or expand hierarchies.

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