- Jul 5, 2009
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"Anarchism" and "libertarian socialism" are close enough in meaning to be synonymous, just like "Marxism" and "revolutionary socialism". The Spartacus League was both libertarian (through their Luxemburgism) and revolutionary (through their actions). Thus they were both, Marxist and Anarchist.The Spartacus League was definitely Marxist, not Anarchist.
Greece was never united in ancient times. The first time it was ever united in any way was under Philip of Macedon (and they still would never have called themselves the nation of Greece at that point). During the Trojan War, it seems as if the Mycenaean Greeks did invade Asia Minor, but it was not a Greek nation. It was probably a coalition of greater and lesser kings, all of whom brought men with them. If you trust Homer (and that's debatable, as he is probably portraying later Dark Age society) if one king wanted to leave, he could, and then his men would leave with him; there was no loyalty to a Greek cause. There were also many cultural and linguistic differences between Greek peoples at this time. That's not a nation.Nations existed in ancient times. Look at the Trojan War. The "nation" of Greece went to war. Not a single kingdom.
I'm inclined to agree, while Mycenaean Greece definitely saw the foundations for the nation laid (e.g. religion, art, language) I wouldn't count that as the birth of the Hellenistic nation. I'd place it sometime before the reign of Megos Alexandros and sometime after the first invasions by Persia.The first major event that solidified a Hellenic/Greek identity was the Persian invasion. This was one of the first times the various Greek city-states started to distinguish themselves as similar to each other culturally/ethnically and different from the Persians. This was the point when they finally unified, as Greeks, to resist an outside influence, and even then, I would not call it a nation, as they were still 100's of independent and often infighting city-states who led very different ways of life and often had many cultural differences.
But the major point is that the Mycenaean Greeks were definitely NOT a nation. And this is off-topic anyways, but I cannot condone the word nation being used to describe Mycenaean Greece.
I'd like to point out the division of the Greek people into multiple independent city-states does/did not prevent them from forming a nation. I believe France is universally acknowledged as the first nation-state.
Well, IRL he did lead the party that wanted to forge an alliance between the workers and peasants. All that hammer and sickle and so on.Marxist-Leninist
Lenin brings the vision that is so sorely needed. Easily the most progressive platform available and it comes with cajones. The workers will unite! Now I'm still wondering how all those farmers will be integrated. Perhaps Lenin has a plan that isn't just ignoring them?
SwiftRosenthal makes a very good point here. Left Communism is pretty unique its its commitment to both liberty and equality whilst from the Bolsheviks onwards most communists focused on the equality and forgot the liberty. However it is my belief that Luxemburg merely kept the spirit of ture Marxism alivve at a time when many were abandoning it rather than embraced Anarchist beliefs."Anarchism" and "libertarian socialism" are close enough in meaning to be synonymous, just like "Marxism" and "revolutionary socialism". The Spartacus League was both libertarian (through their Luxemburgism) and revolutionary (through their actions). Thus they were both, Marxist and Anarchist.
Furthermore, it would be the greatest disgrace to Marx's name if it was permanently attached to the authoritarian actions of Blanqui and his ilk, the same ilk who now populate the Militarist faction. The swords of the Red Guard should always be pointed at our enemies the capitalists and aristocrats, never at ourselves.
Well, I don't think you should lump the Old Bolsheviks together with the Stalinists, but as you say, that's not really on topic.SwiftRosenthal makes a very good point here. Left Communism is pretty unique its its commitment to both liberty and equality whilst from the Bolsheviks onwards most communists focused on the equality and forgot the liberty. However it is my belief that Luxemburg merely kept the spirit of ture Marxism alivve at a time when many were abandoning it rather than embraced Anarchist beliefs.
Anyways, lets try to bring our discussions of RL history to a close and focus on the AAR story again ....
Marxist-Leninists: 24 votes - OMFG!
Anarchists: 10 votes
Militarists: 8 votes
United Front: 2 votes
Moderates: 1 vote
So, the Marxist-Leninists look certain to take the lion's share of any seats awarded by the party. But will that be enough to take them over to 50 seat requirement for forming a government without coalition?
Die Herrschenden reden sowieso genug Scheiße, d.h. wir brauchen keine neue solche Fabriken.Pah, ganz falsch Genosse! Frag mal den einfachen Genossen Bauern vom Lande, der wird dir schon erzählen was man mit Gülle alles tolles machen kann.
Wir sollten überhaupt mehr Düngerfabriken bauen um unsere Landwirtschaft zu unterstützen. Mit dem Dünnschiss von deinem Genossen Kropotkin kann man ja nicht mal Unkraut düngen.
Vote United Front!
That's sound reasoning, I hope the Marxist-Leninists form a coalition with the Moderates if anyone. Even though I favour a strong military to defend us against the capitaist empires, I don't think that political power within the VSVR should come from the barrel of a gun.I vote for the Moderates. The United Front has done well, but its time has passed and it is once more time for social reforms. I actually support the Marxist platform on most things, but I want a coalition to be required so that Lenin does not centralise power in his own hands. Tactical voting, if you will. On Africa, I believe that it is not possible for socialism to occur before capitalism indigenously, but with a true socialist state to lead the way perhaps it could.
The militarists are worse than Blanqui, a vile, authoritarian, twisted version of socialism. They have no place in the republic. If Lenin forms a coalition with them then I might even vote Anarchist next time, as he will have shown that he cares for his own power, not for the workers.