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  •  I agree that the state fucks up communal living (3+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW, RJDixon74135, blueoasis

    By definition, communism is always voluntary. The USSR, for example, never achieved communism, and in fact it was corrupted.

    Anarchism is unforced communal living. It is libertarian socialism. It was Marx who asserted that socialism needed to be forced by a central authority.

    Humans are by nature social and when left to their own natural impulses, tend to resort to mutual aid with their communities.

    But fundamentally, I don't agree that private ownership of resources, land, and other items used to produce goods is acceptable or is a right, since such private ownership always comes at the expense of deliberate exclusion of others, and almost always comes about through violence and force. It is theft. It is deliberate economic slavery.

    And it isn't voluntary, speaking of which.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 11:53:44 AM PST

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