ima-giant-turtle:

When a liberal accuses communists of “wanting to abolish the police
and let criminals run wild”, a Marxist should not say “Those are
anarchists, I’m not like those communists”, a Marxist should say “What
communists want is an end to the bourgeois police state and armed oppression of the working class.”

When a liberal accuses communists of “wanting to establish an
authoritarian dictatorship”, anarchists should not say “Those are
Marxists, I’m not like those communists”, an anarchist should say “What
communists want is for the masses to
govern themselves, without being told what to do by private
property-owners, who are far more dictatorial than any communist could
ever be.”

If you need to
have your anarchy vs. Marxism fights, do it, but not when you’re under
attack from outside, non-left forces. The purpose of left unity is not
to pretend we all agree; the purpose of left unity is to prevent capitalist
powers from wiping us all out before we even get to figure out which
approach is correct.

The anti-marxist fight is the pro-anarchy fight, and takes precedence. Better a statist capitalist system than a statist marxist system.

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