The consensus is that they don’t read any theory apart from kropotkins bread book. That makes me wonder how anarchists are placed within the class hierarchy. If they have no immediate concerns for their own struggle, enough of a concern to read legitimate strategy regarding their position, does this not mean that they’re outside the lens of struggle? Are they too well off to care, but at the same time envisioning a utopian equitable future for all? Myself, I’m a devious class traitor and will use all my resources to bring about communism. I dabbled with anarchy because at first it was appealing and sounded amazing (too good to be true?) - but then I got down to brass tacks about HOW we go about transitional governance, and how to take care of the impoverished and the workers while the transition takes place. Lenin and Mao grabbed me by the short and curlys and I’ve never looked back.

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Well class and ideology are completely independent concepts. You can have someone in the bourgeoisie who is communist (like Engels), or someone in the proletariat who supports capitalism (like most of the working class in the first world). So for Anarchists it also depends on their material conditions, from what I see most online, of them live in western countries, and are not affected that much by oppression.

My opinion is that they are genuinely against capitalism and fascism, and as such are already better than socdems or demsocs. But their lack of understanding of class and materialism will prevent them from implementing a dictatorship of the proletariat, which means they will never gain any permanent success. And they even stand against actual socialist states, siding with capitalists at the worst.

But in the end it all depends on material conditions, and the good thing is that anarchism is a first step for many people into Marxism-Leninism.

What do you make of Greece’s radical left being majority anarchist instead of communist?

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I dont really know anything about Greek politics, so I cant answer that. But from what I heard, they arent very successful overall.

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