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I hate those bourgeois swine

By Anton

We anarchists stand for the majority of the population. We stand for the workers, the peasants; the oppressed and the exploited.
What we despise are the oppressors, the exploiters, the bourgeoise. These people take what belongs to us all and enforce their dictatorship and political hegemony through force. Private property is one of the most repulsive inventions to have ever existed. To make it worse, our society is based upon this malicious, vile, oppressive invention. Take landlords, for instance (the first world ones, not those in rural countries); they own a house, or a block of flats, et cetera, which have been built by someone else, the materials have been crafted or taken from the earth by someone else and so on. Yet these scum charge you for a basic thing needed to live. Houses, food, education, water, et cetera, are basic human rights, and they should be free to all, not in the hands of a privileged, rich, bourgeois scum to sell or rent.

“Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks;
The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends.
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.”
Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Opulence is sinful, and we all pay for it

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‘Death to all who stand in the way of freedom for working people!’

The state corrupts

abolish_capitalism_smash_the_stateThe state is a tool of one class (usually a minority) used to oppress another (usually the majority).

If the majority is in power, is a state required?
Once we smash the bourgeois state to atoms, they will be powerless. We are free to run society as we wish. We will run our villages, towns and cities through direct democracy with soviets, and send representatives to the district, regional and national soviets.

Is a state required for the people to run their society?
No, the state hinders democracy, it hinders freedom.
We have seen this system in action in revolutionary Russia, with the Kronstadt sailors et cetera.
We have seen this system crushed by state oppression and terror, smashed by force and proclaimed an imperialist plot. The main force of the revolution was brutally executed for daring to oppose Bolshevik repression. One can understand terror against counter revolutionaries, but against socialists, against anarchists, against communists.
The state is, by nature, a repressive entity. We do not need a state for our transition into a classless, equal society.
We have seen the state and the power that comes with it turn even the purest revolutionaries into those who betrayed Marxism, those who shot striking worker whilst doing it in their name. There is no such thing as a workers’ state, only a workers council.

Signed, your anarchist comrade,
Anton

“30th September, 1921: One by one the embers of hope have died out. Terror and despotism have crushed the life born in October. Dictatorship is trampling the masses under the foot. The revolution is dead; its spirit cries in the wilderness. The Bolshevik myth must be destroyed. I have decided to leave Russia.”
Alexander Berkman