Which has more Sectarianism? Anarchist or Tankies?

Hunter Gonzalez
Hunter Gonzalez

I have a feeling ☭TANKIE☭s are more Sectarian thanks to Trots and due to the fact that more ☭TANKIE☭ groups have a tendency to have a leadership who sees themselves as potential future "Lenins" so they quarrel more. Perhaps I am overseeing it?

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Jaxon Cooper
Jaxon Cooper

What the fuck is a ☭TANKIE☭ nowadays, how can a word distort so much.

Luke Bell
Luke Bell

Why do anarchists do this?
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Leo Lopez
Leo Lopez

Any form of Marxist-Leninist and its various subtypes I think.

Brayden Edwards
Brayden Edwards

I think that the pic is self-explanatory, like imagine getting two of those to agree on the most basic shit.

Michael Powell
Michael Powell

Tankies according to liberals: Anyone who likes the USSR
Tankies according to MLs: Khrushchevites, Brezhnevites, revisionist MLs, etc.
Tankies according to anarchists: Anyone who supports authoritarianism.

Brayden Morgan
Brayden Morgan

T.ankies, given my experience. Lashing out at anarchists while having little comprehension of their theory is a problem.
Finbol being a prime example.

That being said, T.ankies do also go out of their way to utterly annihilate dengists and supporters of Chinese/Russian imperialism. Historically speaking this isn't anything new, from MLs calling each other revisionists or too bureaucratic. Prime examples of this is Hoxha and Mao calling the USSR revisionist, with the former later denouncing the latter and going so far to advocate for a workers revolution within the DPRK.

However, what's funny is that historically speaking anarchists have had their share of shitflinging, from anarchs-communists and anarcho-sydncialists in Japan, platformists voicing their disdain for anarcho individualists. The Illegalists were met with disdain amongst lib-soc groups in Paris, Kropotkin hated the idea of Bakunin's labour vouchers and even though I wouldn't call them anarchists by any margin, need I say more about ayn-craps?

Tyler Bennett
Tyler Bennett

Well synthesist anarchism does exist. And there libertarian socialist bodies that have been able to co-opt both marxist and anarchist ideologies into their praxis. Case and point: the zapatistas.

Evan Cruz
Evan Cruz

I always use a ☭TANKIE☭ flag when I make fun of anarkiddies. I Imagine i'm not the only one who does this.

Lucas Thompson
Lucas Thompson

Anarchists are both more and less sectarian than ☭TANKIE☭s, at the same time.

You see, when your whole "theory" is just "that's, like, oppressive, man", there's only so many ways you can actually have a disagreement. On the flip side, that also means that everyone else is, like, oppressing you, man.

It says something that you'll probably find more splits in anarchism over fucking gender theory than you will over praxis or whatever utopia they happen to be jerking off to.

Juan Williams
Juan Williams

also now that I think about it, I use a leftcom flag to criticize ☭TANKIE☭s lmao

Colton Jones
Colton Jones

Given the fact that tanks or leftcoms would make fun of you for the current flag you post under, I can understand why you would.

Carter Nelson
Carter Nelson

that's like oppressive man
I have no comprehension of what anarchism is, the post.

Nolan Sanders
Nolan Sanders

I personally use it as does, but that's just me.

Blake Peterson
Blake Peterson

your post is, like, oppressing me, man

Jaxon Ramirez
Jaxon Ramirez

Probably anarchists. At least ☭TANKIE☭s degenerate into state capitalism with left-wing characteristics instead of radfem or outright liberal bullcrap (i.e. Sontag). I'm concerned that liberals are most attracted to anarchism just cuz it sounds cool rather than actually having class consciousness or reading theory, and they use our symbols on hipster teen clothing lines.

Also, I have also had the misfortune of coming across anarchists who get extremely worried whenever I say that ☭TANKIE☭s states weren't quite as bad as most people say.

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Gabriel Martin
Gabriel Martin

P.S. I can understand why Bookchin changed his views

Jack Evans
Jack Evans

Also, I have also had the misfortune of coming across anarchists who get extremely worried whenever I say that ☭TANKIE☭s states weren't quite as bad as most people say.
You get those on Holla Forums too.

Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall

At least he understands only ☭TANKIE☭s are allowed to bully anarchists.

Carter Hall
Carter Hall

My disagreements with anarchism are rooted in Hobbes and ☭TANKIE☭s are kind of Hobbesian, so I use that flag for that purpose.

Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis

I'm an anarchist and I take the line of the MLs with a addition. Anyone who supports Hitler in his quest for ethnic cleansing under the guse of Anti-imperialism. (I'm looking at you, Turkroach)

Chase James
Chase James

Hobbes was the only sort-of materialist anglo liberal philosopher though.

Adrian Wright
Adrian Wright

As someone who co-owns an infoshop with an-prims, an-coms, an-fems, an-syns, demsocs, insurrectionists and is themselves a transhumanist, anarchists actually get along pretty fucking well.

The only true animosity that I've seen is that some primmies are vocally hostile to transhumanists in the collective in regards to theory, but we still debate civilly and go out for drinks so it's whatever. I think we both have this unspoken "let's settle that after the revolution" thing going on. It makes sense, we agree on so much it would be pretty genial to fight over it considering neither of the parties breaks the other's ethic as of right now and there's a mountain of work we can both work on together.

Anthony Wilson
Anthony Wilson

yes, Hobbes may have been a proto-liberal, but he is also my husbando.

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Joseph Sanders
Joseph Sanders

Anarchists have radfems and MLs have Juche / caliphate apologists. Pick your poison.

Jason Reyes
Jason Reyes

MLs have Juche / caliphate apologists
Juche is just Marxism-Leninism applied to Korean conditions.

I have no fucking idea why you think MLs would support a fucking caliphate. The only actually existing caliphate in 2018 is Daesh.

Luke Thompson
Luke Thompson

From my personal experience, Anarchists. They basically lash out against anybody who tries to impose any form of orderly organization on them, and spend 99% of their time attacking "tankies" and shitting on Marxist-Leninist states. You know something is wrong when somebody spends more time doing that than critcizing capitalist states.

Anarchists and Trots almost use this as a recruitment trick, approaching people like "you know about all those atrocities happening under red.fascism??! Well, this is not real socialism and we are totally different!!". As a result, you get a bunch of unprincipled socialists who see the USSR as their big other, and loose debates against liberals and right-wingers all the time because "real socialism hasn't been tried" is a ridiculous argument - one of the main reasons so many Trots and Anarchists "grow out of it" and become Neocons (Trots) or Hillbots (Anarchists).

I don't know about Leftcoms, because I have never seen a Leftcom outside of the Internet.

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Henry Kelly
Henry Kelly

And why the fuck are totskyists included in ☭TANKIE☭s

Joshua Thompson
Joshua Thompson

Trotskyism isn't really a distinct ideology so much as a catch all for anti-Stalinist Leninism. I know the CWI holds that the USSR was socialist, but the hardships of the Russian Civil War lead to a rise in the power of the bureaucracy and the Soviet Union's degeneration into a "deformed workers' state" where the Nomenklatura was basically in charge.

Liam Ortiz
Liam Ortiz

Most of us think ISIS is backed by the US/Israel and oppose it accordingly actually. Only that one Italian MLM group really did otherwise.

Gabriel Fisher
Gabriel Fisher

Only that one Italian MLM group really did otherwise.
Fun fact: the same group had a close relationship with the Communist Party of Kampuchea, even after the invasion of Cambodia by Vietnam. A PMLI leader visited a CPK-controlled zone of Cambodia in 1987. After Pol Pot's arrest in 1997, the PMLI denounced the Khmer Rouge's betrayal.

Samuel Robinson
Samuel Robinson

Trots and ☭TANKIE☭s (ML) are both bolsheviks.
I guess OP consider any bolshevik as ☭TANKIE☭, which I disagree with even if I'm not a trot.

Elijah Smith
Elijah Smith

The only real sectarianism in Anarchism I see is anprims vs. the rest of the anarchist schools because anprims are the most reactionary yet still communists. Also take out the fucking ayncrap from that image, it's not sectarianism, ayncraps are not anarchists, they're neofeudalist corporate shills masquerading as revolutionaries to further a youtube career, and frankly, I'm disgusted.

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Isaac Jackson
Isaac Jackson

i.e. just another flavour of Anti-Soviet pseudo-leftism.

Actual Trotskyism differs little from Stalinism, as it's just a matter of foreign policy - guarded opportunism, or active belligerence.

I don't understand why ☭TANKIE☭s are considered sectarian, when historically they are a piss-easy ally to make.

Sebastian Ward
Sebastian Ward

I consider a ☭TANKIE☭ to be anybody who irrationally defends the USSR despite all its obvious flaws. There are also sub types like Stalin fanboys who say that he USSR went to shit immediately after he died, and the Brezhnev bros who defend it right up until 1991. Not all MLs are ☭TANKIE☭s imo, and some of them are actually smart and bros.

Elijah Stewart
Elijah Stewart

Not really, it's pretty easy to be anti-Stalin. I doubt Trotsky would have murdered 600,000 plus communists including most of the Old Bolsheviks. There's foreign policy differences, sure, but there's also differences in the view of the Soviet Union (Trotsky called it a "deformed workers' state") and criticisms about the beurocratization in Soviet-style socialist countries.

Though, I think the most important thing to note about the Soviet Union is that it collapsed 25 years ago. Whether or not you "support" a defunt former state is irrelevant in terms of politics, and is essentially little more than propaganda. One of the reasons Trots are popular is because they don't go on defending the Soviet Union or Stalin when there is no political advantage to doing so. The point is that we should want to create a new system, not be stuck in the 20th century forever.

Austin Nguyen
Austin Nguyen

I doubt Trotsky would have murdered 600,000 plus communists including most of the Old Bolsheviks.
Are you sure? Trotsky was narcissistic as fuck.

Jayden Lee
Jayden Lee

I doubt Trotsky would have murdered 600,000 plus communists including most of the Old Bolsheviks.
Based on what pray tell? Trotsky was plenty brutal during the Civil War, no reason he would not continue that streak going on. And he wasn't even a Bolshevik himself until 1917, stop trotting out the "Old Bolsheviks".

Jaxson Reed
Jaxson Reed

Tbh ☭TANKIE☭s are some of the worst offenders when it comes to SJW shit. I almost got banned from a ☭TANKIE☭ dominated FBIbook group after I said that there were more pressing issues than fat shaming.

Evan Turner
Evan Turner

And anarchist groups are not SJW at all? Get real man. Internet Twitter ☭TANKIE☭s are very different from actual organized ☭TANKIE☭s in the real world.

Luis Davis
Luis Davis

trots are popular in the west, and were popular in the west because they were anti-soviet
imagine being a westerner during the cold war
it was one of the few ways to also be socialist without being locked up for soviet sympathies

Carson Brown
Carson Brown

I'm not claiming that Trotsky was some kind of pacifist Ghandi. I'm fully aware that he was pretty fucking brutal, being essentially the architect of the Red Terror. But most of his brutality was at the expense of reactionaries, I have difficulty seeing Trotsky mass murdering other communists. Suppressing them, sure. Arresting them, sure. I doubt he would have had them executed, though.

John Nguyen
John Nguyen

And he wasn't even a Bolshevik himself until 1917, stop trotting out the "Old Bolsheviks".
Stalin killed more people than Trotsky. Most famous example being Bukharin.

Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy

Except on here. Holla Forums ☭TANKIE☭s are pretty educated compared to the rest of the internet

Juan Walker
Juan Walker

they don't go on defending the Soviet Union or Stalin when there is no political advantage to doing so
When you cuck out to "not real socialism", you already lost.

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Isaiah Martinez
Isaiah Martinez

The Soviet Union was a deformed workers' state is the same thing as "not real socialism"
The "deformed workers' state" criticism acknowledges the socialist nature of the Soviet Union, but criticizes it as essentially a bureaucratic dictatorship.

Samuel Scott
Samuel Scott

Suppressing them, sure. Arresting them, sure. I doubt he would have had them executed, though.
That's just massively speculative tbh.
People might be saying the same sort of things about Stalin if it was Trotsky who came into power in his place.

Ryan Stewart
Ryan Stewart

Opportunity makes the thief. Historical necessity makes the Stalin. If I take Trotsky at his word about his commitment to Leninism, and put him in a position where he had the influence Stalin had, I'm am entirely certain he would have acted in a like manner. At the very least, he would have purged Stalin sympathizers, many of whom were in fact also senior party members.

Aaron Roberts
Aaron Roberts

I don't think people would be saying anything about Stalin if Trotsky came to power in his place. He was a nobody until Lenin died. He's famous for having climbed the leadership of the Communist Party and replaced Lenin as party leader. If he hadn't done that, he would have just been another high-ranking Bolshevik no one remembers. The reason people care so much about Trotsky is because he was a political theorist in his own right well before the October Revolution, was the leader of the Red Army and was the hier-apparant for the position of party leader after Lenin. He was well known well before his leadership dispute with Stalin.
Probably, but "purged" here probably means just kicked out of the party, maybe even arrested. Stalin wouldn't have been the threat to Trotsky that Trotsky was to Stalin.

Jordan Cruz
Jordan Cruz

Probably, but "purged" here probably means just kicked out of the party, maybe even arrested.
That's not exactly a confident sell. Certainly not enough to merit all the Trotsky fanboyism that permeates leftism.

Brayden Jenkins
Brayden Jenkins

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FUCKING LIBERAL

Brayden Gonzalez
Brayden Gonzalez

"an"caps
prims
why must you hurt me like. What did I do to you, OP? WHAT THE FUCK DID I DO?

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Adrian Clark
Adrian Clark

They’re both terrible is what I’m saying. Leftypol is the only leftist space that I’ve ever encountered that wasn’t riddled with idpol.

William Myers
William Myers

Oh, the USSR is still around and didn't suffer a political collapse? Then show me where it is on a map.

Jason Evans
Jason Evans

Anarchists agree on the bare details, except ancaps and to an extent national anarchists (neither of which are traditionally accepted into the fold)

Leninists will literally drop everything and kill each other over minutiae

Ayden Howard
Ayden Howard

Anarchists can't win a war so they don't stick around long enough to split acrimoniously.

Dominic Anderson
Dominic Anderson

Depends.

Marxism has more sects on theoretical ground, but ☭TANKIE☭s generally stick together, while anarchists have a thousand and one little subgroups that don't really infight all too much because it all basically boils down to "fuck the cops" with no set in stone alternative to replace "the system bruh".

This can lead to hilariously sad situations like in Spain where all the marxists wrote shit about each other and sabatoaged each other, especially the anarchists, while the anarchists build what amounted to a marxist dictatorship of the proletariat, complete with overly violent persecution of the church.

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