One thing that must be despised of the anarchists, is how little blame they take for their own failures. If you consider authoritarian socialists as hostile elements, quite like capitalists and fascists, you should probably do your best to ensure that they don't trample over your communes, no? And if they do, then it is your failure to preserve and expand socialism. That is a failure which, if you are not some starry eyed idealist, you should take quite seriously. Nestor Makhno was a dictator, "communes" existed in Maoist China, and your failure to defend your paradise was most likely a result of your poor organization (characteristic of most anarchist experiments). And I'm going to go even further to say that anarchism in one country is probably quite a ways worse than Stalinism just in terms of the human toll.
Originally Posted by LordAcheron
“How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?” Charles Bukowski, Factotum
"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining... We demand this fraud be stopped." MLK