Anarchists: Our guiding principle is “increase individuals’ agency”

Tankies: Our guiding principle is “Daddy Stalin good, US bad”

Anyway one of these groups has a mess of fucked up ethics and the other doesn’t. I’ll leave figuring it out as an exercise for the reader.

In all seriousness, anarchists tend to focus on how to make life better for the individual and how society would look after that.

MLs tend to focus on top down approaches like “if we reshape society, then surely individuals will have it better” and they ram this down our throats

So when someone comes along as says “hey ML, this things is harmful” they tend to back it up with a stack of Lenin quotes or whatever on why it’s not or why it’s necessary, but anarchists look at all the harms and say “hmm maybe we can get rid of that too.”

It boggles my mind that there’s a huge part of the “left” that thinks the only way to a better world is following the footsteps of a bunch of dictators from 100 years ago instead of like... actually developing theory and praxis in line with the modern world and sociology

The ML response to everything is “read Lenin” or “that’s a CIA front.” It’s hardly an exaggeration

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