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  •  Yeah...pretty "radical", heh (0+ / 0-)

    An insidious tendency, really, because much of their rationale is kinda easy to fall for...they do often have some seemingly fairly "liberal" (ie: permissive, actually) social perspectives, on the surface, and some valid critique of the problems with beaurocracy, overly centralized government, etc...

    But then they go completely off the deep end, extrapolating that insanely...and the deeper you get into their perspective, the crazier it gets.  

    And they do get a lot of traction with their constant rabid assertions of anti-communism/anti-socialism, which does tend to appeal to a lot of people who don't have a clue.

    Most offensive of all, though, is the very prevalent, very strong social darwinist perspective, that anyone who can't "compete" successfully should eat shit and die, because they are just a drag on society.  Their whole criteria for "success" is personal individual profit, over and above anything else, and totally against any notion of a broader "collective" public interest.  

    Ultra-individualism, and elitism, as a supposed root American value.  

    It's very annoying to have them calling themselves "anarchists", to an old school anarcho-communist like myself, heh, and to see naive, or disingenuous elements accept that definition of anarchy, which is, after all, a communist tendency, which actually calls for democracy, now, instead of elite rule of Any stripe, even for an "interim" period of "Socialism".

     

    "...a printing press is worth 10,000 rifles..." Ho Chi Minh

    by Radical def on Wed May 13, 2009 at 05:01:24 PM PDT

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