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Mutual aid and the conquest of bread are brilliant books

Written by Peter Kropotkin
val70 · 51-55
Kropotkin argued for an economic model of free distribution between all individuals, but many individualist anarchists opposed communism in all its forms on the grounds that voluntary communism is not practicable
val70 · 51-55
@Guitarman123 FGS, the regime of the Tsar was already overthrown. You live a dream there. Lenin was another Bonaparte and destroyed any opposition from either the right or left that stood in his way thereafter. He even promoted Stalin and knew his qualities even then. But have your dream. So you're clinging to it now. Do you really think that enough people will be around that will support you in your claims to bring back Lenin's regime or something like it? Nope
Guitarman123 · 31-35, M
@val70 he didn't like stalin and wanted rid of him and wanted trotsky to replace him as leader of the ussr as he was basically Lenins right hand man. I've made no such claim nor claim to be a leninist, that's nonsense you're attempting to project onto me as you seem to think all people who support communism are leninists
Guitarman123 · 31-35, M
@val70 I don't follow leninism never said I did. I support the Philosophy of marx, engels, guy debord, erich fromm, Antonio gramsci and historian Eric hobsbawm
Graylight · 51-55, F
He proposed anarchist communism, correct?

Interesting books - what would you say are the highlights or a principle that resonated with you?

And why, after so long, does capitalism continue to flourish anyway, broken as it is? What were the better systems he proposed and are the workable today?

(Sorry to ask for a book report; I'm genuinely interested in alternative points of view)
Guitarman123 · 31-35, M
@Graylight yes he does. The idea of anarcho communism was unfamiliar to me prior to hearing about him. It's interesting as he showcases viable alternatives to capitalism which we as workers are merely servants and are exploited for the surplus value of the wealthy. Peter Kropotkin talks about mutual aid being a part of nature since the days of the animal kingdom whilst acknowledging that we are also driven by self interest but without mutual aid humanity would have collapsed long ago
Graylight · 51-55, F
@Guitarman123 @Guitarman123 Interesting. I seem to know the theory of mutual aid under a more psychological terminology but on its face, completely agree with the hypothesis. I'll look into this material; thank you for the info and insights.
Guitarman123 · 31-35, M
@Graylight my pleasure. He advocated for workers owning the means of production in a Co operative society

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