mamitah replied to your post: Anarchists are totalitarian, unless they’re…

explain totalitarian anarchism, pls

Against the totality of capitalism, for anarchism to resist, it must create a totality in response.  To overthrow the totality of the liberal state is to replace it with a totality of anarchism.  It is totalitarian.  Totalitarian is not the same as authoritarian.  All western states are totalitarian because they are all support capitalism and liberalism; they are authoritarian to varying degrees.  This is, for example, why Makhnovists had to establish their own form as a totality within Ukraine and defend it through force.  Until capitalism has been destroyed the totality of its existence and the necessary totality of the response to it cannot be escaped.

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