Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Fantastic Anarchist

Fantastic Anarchist's Profile
Fantastic Anarchist's Profile

About Fantastic Anarchist

I consider myself a mutualist, but also identify as a collectivist. Proudhon and Bakunin\'s ideas are not that far apart in terms of setting up a workers\' democracy. Mutualism appeals to me because it still retains a free-market (read: free-market socialism where the producers own the means of production and via free association can market their products based on Labor Theory of Value). I\'m also appealed by the syndicalism and collectivism because everyone shares in the responsibility for society in which everyone is free from want. As a matter of fact, I\'m also attracted to anarchist-communism, because I\'m very impressed with Prince Kropotkin, too, because regardless of the various currents, the end result would be a classless, stateless society. I read his Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (available free online), and his conclusions were that societies that foster cooperation tend to produce cooperative individuals (individuals and society are nothing without each other). Those societies that foster competition tend to produce competitive individuals (where competition is stressed as important). His final conclusions were that societies (animals and humans) that were more cooperative (either interspecies or intraspecies) tended to be more successful than societies that were more competitive (his theories building upon Darwin). You could call me a hodge-podge really, or like Voltairine de Cleyre, an anarchist without adjectives. But then again, I also admire the individualists (who still considered themselves as socialists) like Benjamin Tucker and Josiah Warren. The above is a copy/paste of my OWN words.

Avatar Image

Avatar image

Signature Line

No war between nations; No peace between classes! [br] [br] "The consistent anarchist ... should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort." ~ Chomsky


Account status: Active
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 02:43 PM
Number of posts, all time: 7,309
Number of posts, last 90 days: 0
Favorite main forum: NA
Favorite topic forum: NA
Last post: Fri Dec 22, 2017, 01:12 AM

Willing to serve on Juries: Yes
Chance of serving on Juries: 40% (explain)

Socialist Progressives

Latest Posts

No posts in the past 90 days.

Latest Recs

And now for today's offering from John Fugelsang
Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:40 AM

April Ryan: Omarosa fired by Kelly, escorted out of White House
Wed Dec 13, 2017, 03:34 PM

I gotta say if the republicans survive this
Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:52 AM

Just in case . . .
Sat Dec 2, 2017, 03:43 AM

"You don't want someone who's soft on crime."
Tue Nov 21, 2017, 04:31 PM

Latest Discussions»Fantastic Anarchist's Profile