I think there is a grave mistake that Anarchists make, and it is to prescribe the evilness of the derivations of Marxist thought (Leninism, Maoism, Stalinism, etc.) to some perversion or revision of original Marxist thought. A certain set of Marxist sensibilities, through the natural consequence of ideological hegemony over the left, has seeped unfortunately into Anarchism; that ahistorical sensibility being that Marx was some godhead of egalitarianism, liberty, free thought, or any other principles that define subjectively socialist thought in the observers eyes, in this case being an Anarchists. 10 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.
The truth is that Marxism, the actual teachings of Marx and Engels, is an inherently oppressive ideology that is IRRECONCILABLE with Anarchism.
There is no discourse between Marxists and Anarchists, just as there is no discourse between Anarchists and National-Socialists or Marxists and Neoliberals. The 2 ideologies are so divergent that an understanding, a consensus, between the 2 is fairytale.
So called "Leftist Unity," a myth, more often than not, perpetuated by and for the decaying Marxist hegemony is just that, a myth. There has never been "Leftist Unity," the Left being a nebulous exonym, given unto ideologies sharing radically divergent and some would argue, myself included, not at all related ideologies that happened, by convergent evolution to share happenstance similarity, among those ideologies being Anarchism and Marxism.
Those unholy bonds formed out of a misguided Anarchist trust for those supposed brethren in "Leftism" have only resorted in the subsuming of Anarchism into despotism and dictatorship.
DEATH TO MARXISM, DEATH TO FASCISM, DEATH TO CAPITALISM, DEATH TO STATISM, LONG LIVE ANARCHY
mmmmm interesting concept anon I'll have to look into it
Non-ideological cooperation on specific issues>>>>>X-ist unity.
why would it ever be ironic anon? this is the future of revolutionary libertarians
>>4323>The truth is that Marxism, the actual teachings of Marx and Engels, is an inherently oppressive ideology
Marxism is an oppressive ideology but even Marx himself rejected the term Marxist and wanted nothing to do with it. Marxism was created after Marx where you see his followers try to canonize and standardize his work, which was really Engels doing. Its where we get the idea of Marxism as made up of dialectical and historical materialism with Marxian economics. If you read Engels or Lenin, its pretty clear they didn't understand Marx at all. >>4329>Most of what Marx got right, regarding everything, and also economics, was also gotten right by his Anarchist contemporaries.
Not really. You don't see his anarchist contemporaries produce as thorough an analysis of capitalism. Bakunin, Proudhoun, Kropotkin etc. couldn't hold a candle to Marx. None of those people were really serious intellectuals and there are more holes in their work than an apartment block in Idlib. Sure, the are Anarchist critiques of capitalism but there other things to read in Marx. He was an amazing political analyst too. You can't reduce him down to economics either (the same mistake Marxists and Lenin huggers make). Marx was the real deal.