The purpose of this community is sort of a “work out your frustrations by letting it all out” where different leftist tendencies can vent their frustrations with one another and more assertively and directly challenge one another. Hostility is allowed, but any racist, fascist, or reactionary crap wont be tolerated, nor will explicit threats.
“Tankie” here. The global south is going to boil and rot because of the growth-centric nature of capital. And then the west will boil and rot. Do you suggest we tone it down a bit to keep from annoying others?
No thats not the issue. the issue is the praise of josef like a fucking GOD
i mean people get called tankie for way less then stalin memes
stalin memes are cool i mean unironic shit
Well then it becomes to what level. There is a distance between thinking stalin was a good leader and thinking he was unitonically perfect and not being able to be critical of him.
I’ve never met anyone who falls into the second category but I’ve seen a white nationalist anarcho communist so I have no doubt that people who worship stalin exist, and if you are talking about those people than I doubt anyone would disagree with you.
The problem comes from calling them tankies as that term has become almost meaningless like a leftist version of calling someone an SJW.
There are people who think of papa joe as a god (or otherwise as a flawless creature) but they’re primarily Nazbols, edgy teens, people who are new to leftism and still have the liberal “my political hero is without fault because they’re my hero” mentality, or are mostly joking and just kinda doubled down on it after arguing with Anarchists.
They’re many steps away from the vast majority of Marxists, Marxist-Leninists, Maoists, and other such folk who get called “tankie” when the Anarchos want to deflect instead of discussing. “tankie” is honestly just a slur, and only just shows how little Anarchists understand about the world.
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