How do y'all feel about lefists and their various varieties of terms terms (fascist, reactionary, liberals...etc). How do y'all feel about it? I do find irony in their description of anit-civ as reactionary when anti-civ isn't reaction Maybe y'all could could this conundrum?I've noticed a lot of leftist love using these words as an insult and possibly don't know what a reactionary, facism,liberalism is, as I've been called by them at variety times in my long life.How would y'all define fascism, reactionary or liberalism, to those not familiar with anarchism?Thanks. If this comes off as comes off as incoherent, I blame the 1p-lsd lol. If it came of as inflammatory or insulting, that wasn't my intent. . ;)Thanks. :) I'll answer questions in comments if anynone leaves one
typo. anti-civ not reactoionary. i'll fix. I was on 1p-lsd when I wrote that and still am, so that explains typos and things that don't make sense.What pro-civ people forget is millions/billions are gonna die during their revolution and no one in these third world countries will freely go back to the mines to mine their precious rare earth metals for their gadgets and smelt the metals from the rock or do these insannely labourous jobs if they don't really have to.Note to self: Don't take psychedelics research chemicals and post on @101. lol
what irritates me is that even if the authoritarian order(s) broke down (the closest that could come to this would be the collapse of the US dollar), then surviving and staying cool in the given situation would still be very challenging, and how groups handle this would determine the resurgence or non-resurgence of some other equally disturbing authoritarian figure/counsel, what im trying to say is it's no picnic either way. Neo-liberal economists are partially correct when they talk about how those slavish jobs "provide them with a living", but don't get me wrong i wish i knew more details about the third world because there's obviously a ton of bullshit in the neo-liberal rhetoric
did i mention there's a little part of me that's a prepper?! im not all that worried considering the fact that if i had to flee some slave labor camp i could still eat bugs! Crickets are edible i've read.....
human, are you asking why people who you consider to be radical (including yourself, perhaps) get called a variety of things by people who disagree with you? for example JZ used to call everyone he didn't like in the radical space a "leftist." and now he calls us nihilists, without ever defining his own terms (or only defining them in ways that are highly idiosyncratic).
you could argue that any "anti" anything is indeed reactionary. in fact it would be fair to say that anarchy (to the extent that it is about negating the state and capitalism, anyway) is reactionary. things that are anti-something are reacting to the something. the argument (i guess?) would be that there is a knee-jerk response to the something, rather than--for example--addressing the needs that brought the something into being in the first place, or accepting the reality of the something and making it be a positive somehow...
i'm perhaps not the best person to explain reactionary in some deeper, social way, since it's not a term i use or have had used on me (that i know of, anyway).
fascism is more complicated because it has more intense history, and a wide variety of international contexts that it is relevant to, from fairly empty name-calling to life-and-death struggles (like in greece). (if someone in the u.s. is calling someone else in the u.s. a fascist i'm highly suspicious... but maybe that's just me).
and liberalism is also a variety of things, from a fairly empty pejorative that means "reformist" or something, to something/one who is the opposite (on a single axis) of conservative (the definition of liberalism on wikipedia is good enough to help flesh that distinction out, i think).
but none of that has anything in particular to do with anarchy/ism, ie those are used as pejoratives by people (and against people) in a variety of political milieus.
if this is what you're asking, then i will make this post an answer. otherwise perhaps you can explain your question further?