conseil

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conseil wrote

Anarchists definitely aren't a part of that legacy of mistakes. Anarchists, as far as I'm aware, never seized the state apparatus to slaughter people. I don't like the term 'anti-capitalist' standing alone, but the whole idea of 'we all want a communist world in the end!' is exactly what's used to justify Leninism and derivatives and 'left unity'.

Reply to comment by /u/ziq in Collapse and Posadism? by /u/rot

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conseil wrote

As a note, what I heard from modern Posadists is that a revolution is impossible due to modern technology, and thus focus should be on the fact that inevitably war will destroy modern society and preparations to follow up with communism.

They're still Trotskyites, so no big fan, but I just wanted to say that.

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conseil wrote

When someone chooses to not e.g. eat cows, that directly creates less demand for cow meat.

This feels like a weak point; the march of capital continues regardless, and industries like coal and meat are artificially upheld to keep profits flowing.

Overall, I hate the 'no ethical consumption' argument, but I don't sincerely believe it will change things so much as be a good step in self-control and shit for the future.

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conseil wrote

Well, I'd say rescues and such certainly; the animal's around either way, and living with you is certainly better than leaving them wild to help destroy the local ecosystem. Just neuter them.

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conseil wrote

Additionally, a prohibition on the exportation of firearms & weapons of war would be a good goal to agitate for.

Ultimately, I think that's a goal that would be effective and appeal to almost everyone - except for the capitalist counter-propaganda campaigns that would come, at least. I imagine most people supporting it depending on the wording.

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conseil wrote

fundamentally anarchic capitalist economy.

I don't believe capitalism involves the destruction of hierarchy, personally, so I'd say 'anarchic' isn't the correct term.

Anyways, I would also like to ask what the policies prior to the NEP would be- the early revolution Soviet councils, and the War Communism thereafter. They're not as major as the three listed, but I'm curious to hear your takes on these.