redgreenexplosion

redgreenexplosion OP wrote

This is really not true. I don't care about aesthetics. I hate that everyone assumes I’m struggling between the two (anarchism and marxism) because I have no knowledge of theory and I only care about aesthetics.

I’m reading plenty of theory, but on both sides. Just because I’m learning by asking questions and talking to people, doesn't mean I’m not also reading theory or that I only care about aesthetics. If you’re going to claim there is only one right way to do things, that’s just going to make me see you Marxists as being bossy and demeaning, and I’m not here to be talked down to or to be told things have to be a certain way (dogmatism). I’m here to build a better world with my comrades.

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redgreenexplosion OP wrote (edited )

But has Marxism ever been implemented? What makes Marxism so successful? All the Marxist states in the world have a clear class structure still. Even if it's correct in theory, it hasn't created communism yet.

You know, I doubt all of the workers that pulled off revolutions without knowing theory behind it would hate being called liberals /petite bourgeois. I get that theory is important, and I’m still learning about it, but to write those off that don’t know the theory as well but genuinely strive for revolution is unfair to us. Isn’t the whole point of the vanguard party not to make the masses masters of communist theory but to make them revolutionary?

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redgreenexplosion OP wrote

It isn't important how democratic something is, if you have a confederation of communes that all agree to install this military force in the region, if a commune or a group of communes decide to act against the others, what’s stopping the majority from militarily crushing this rising opposition to the majority? What’s stopping the majority from using this collective military force to get exactly what they want? What’s to stop more powerful communes from forcing the weaker ones under their control? Anarchists definitely have a capacity for groupthink, and all it takes is some influential individuals to call for oppression in convincing ways, and the rest will follow, and then suddenly a few men gain power over the situation, and these people controlling an army wont help the anarchist society remain anarchist at all.

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