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I ran through a search on the totality of MECW (Marx & Engels Collected Works) – the most complete works of the two – and found not a single occurance of them calling themselves "Left". M&E referred to themselves as communists. There's ZERO implication there that communists should self-identify as "Left."
I did the same for Lenin's, Stalin's, and even Kropotkin's, and Bakunin's works, with the same result. Based on this, any anarchist and Leninist who calls himself a "left-winger" is a fucking clown.
Can we face the fact that naming ourselves "lefty"pol was a mistake or do we concede to the so called" Left," riddled with reformists, woke-tards, and anarcho-imperialists?
DAILY REMINDER THAT IF YOU ARE AN ANARCHIS, MARXIST-LENINIST, ETC. YOU ARE NOT "LEFT" – YOU ARE MERELY A FUCKING COMMUNIST.
>>1033882>Based on this, any anarchist and Leninist who calls himself a "left-winger" is a fucking clown.
Who gives a shit
This whole conversation is about words and what you call yourself as if that's what determines the reality. It's the most postmodern thing I can imagine really. You sound like the guy from the Nike ad in the 90s who was like "we are the stories we tell about ourselves" and you're getting very upset these communists are telling the wrong story or something.
Y'all know Marx and Engels spent a lot of time making fun of people making distinctions like this, right. If attempting to place yourself under the 'leftist' label is helpful, then you should do it. And if it's not helpful, then you shouldn't. You have to pick your battles, and sticking to your guns about being outside of the left/right dichotomy is pretty pointless. Like, in the best case scenario, all you've done is piss off a bunch of theoretically sympathetic people. And the rightoids will still think of you as the same anyway.
>>1038668>correct post<no responses