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    Not only crushed by fascists, but the fascists were aided by Germany (Hitler), Italy (Mussolini), the US (FDR), England, France, and the USSR.

    Chomsky, when asked who were the most important anarchist thinkers, named the anarchists in Spain:

    It was so terrifying to every single power that they combined to crush it. Fascists, Russia, liberal democracies, put aside their differences, to insure that this would be crushed, and after they crushed it, they went and fought the war as a war of succession. They[the Spanish anarchists] were probably the most important anarchist thinkers.

    That's what a threat to Power and Capital the anarchists were.

    The American Indians were crushed by... the United States. Were the Indians a failure too?

    Is success determined by who has the best army? Who is the most ruthless? Is that the kind of world you support? Are these your values?

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

    by ZhenRen on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 05:27:44 PM PST

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      find me a successful example. here's a clue: however pure and righteous something might feel, if it has a consistent record of failure, it's a failed model. the only model that has a consistent record of making lives better is the post-depression social democratic model.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:31:40 PM PST

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      •  Puerile nonsense (0+ / 0-)

        To ridicule these ideas as the province of what is "pure" and righteous" and how something "might feel", is to suggest that living in poverty and misery is some sort of capitalist duty for the working class.

        My god, what class privilege on display in your attitude.

        Gee, how stupid and idealistic for workers to want a better, more humane life free of exploitation from the rich.

        I'd like to know, Lewis, just what your income level is. You seem completely out of touch with the working class, and clueless as to why anyone would want an alternative to capitalism. Apparently you've bought into all of the cold war rhetoric against communism, and are one of those commie haters.

        A model isn't failed simply because the world powers, controlled completely by wealthy elites, would use any degree of force necessary to basically murder people who would try to throw off the yoke of dominance.

        Your replies give a whole new meaning to the word smug.

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

        by ZhenRen on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 02:03:00 AM PST

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