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Why do I mosh Marxists so hard? Because Marxism is the epitome of radical arrogance. Marxism claims to speak for all of the working class while having nothing of substance to say to the real working classes. Marxism is superficially hegemonic in the radical Left; all ideas are judged in relation to Marxism. When radical ideas differ from Marxism, they can either be smoothed over with pretentious and self-crucifying rhetoric about “being first and foremost socialists,” which ultimately results in the triumph of authoritarianism with libertarians as the Marxists’ useful idiots, or they must be exiled from the Left. Many Marxists are not evil, they are well-meaning radicals who genuinely want a better and fairer society, and they simply turn to the loudest and most apparently radical philosophy that rejects the present system.
Marxism, as an idea, is evil. It is fundamentally opposed to human flourishing. Marxism is either deliberately hateful of human life or willfully negligent of human needs. Marxism shrouds human life in painful platitudes and self-aggrandizing jargon. Marxism presents an ahistorical, anti-scientific account of human systems. Marxists, like Liberals, conceive of a State benevolently managed by “the right people.” When we confront the oppressors, those who keep other humans in chains, we should at least regard Marxism as it truly is. Marxism weathers and dulls our radical blade.
Marxism unmasked is Liberalism.
yo peep this homie: anarchism
Open invitation to any and every ex-libertarian Marxist who was very familiar with left-libertarianism before becoming a Marxist to give a detailed explanation as to why they now prefer Marxism, why left-libertarianism fails to address whatever problems exist with libertarianism more generally, and why Marxism doesn’t fall prey to the sorts of problems that left-libertarians (and libertarians more generally) give as reasons to reject it.
This isn’t intended as being confrontational at all, I’m just genuinely interested in why you made that transition. There seems to be something that you’re seeing that I’m just not.
Ok, this is a really long response to this, so I’ll put it under a read more. I don’t think I addressed all of this but I have limited time.
I’ve only heard one good argument ever for not completely abandoning the bizarre, ahistorical, and conflationary “free markets / property rights” definition of “capitalism” used by twentieth-century libertarians.
In conclusion: Marxoids and conflationists die
BECAUSE YOU’RE WEAK
Gun control saves lives
but then the State and its bloodthirsty Military maintains campaigns of mass murder abroad, killing far more than any individual with a gun could ever imagine.
By supporting authoritarian measures for the solution of social problems you are enabling a concentration of power so vast and over-reaching that it can impose violence upon unconscionable numbers around the world.
In the face of this recurrent slaughter which is disproportionately meted out to the most impoverished regions around the globe, you would have the government take away the peoples’ ability to defend themselves against such concentrated violence.
The truth of the matter is that no legislation, more or fewer restrictions, will solve this problem of individual violence. It must be addressed through community organization, public awareness, and the enforcement of real justice through the voluntary provision of law and defense.
If you find yourself begging an institution of mass murder, incarceration and exploitation for tighter restrictions on the ability of others to defend themselves,
check your fucking privilege.
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