After I left the placid lake of succdemery I had thought I'd found it. A group I could call comrades, a movement I could support, a cause I thought was worth fighting for. At first I didn't see the contradictions but as I became more knowledgeable on the ideology the holes got larger and larger. The constant insistence on differentiating themselves from AnCaps. The constant sectarianism, especially the disdain for Leninists and the USSR. The identity politics garbage. The ABSOLUTE impotence of every Anarchist movement, especially today's. I decided to pick up a book, State and Revolution, and all of the shortcomings of Anarchism became so clear, I felt like I finally understood.
About a year ago, I took my new information to my friends, I was ostracized, how could I be such a heartless "Tankie". Online I noticed just how often they criticized MLs and Socialist States and how often they used wildly inaccurate or nazi statistics. I started to realize, Anarchists fucking suck.
Self important, holier-than-thou, ideologue, LARPers. They don't want a revolution to fix the world, they could care less. More and more anarchists seem like whiny, self-centered libertines, who don't give a flying fuck about doing any of the hard work of revolution, and just expecting to live in a world free from opression because they feel they ought to have it.
Fuck that, revolution won't come in a day and larping as a free spirit won't make you or anyone else free from tyranny.
Are Anarchists still your comrades? What is to be done? Is there a way to work together or will Anarchists always oppose socialism? Can Anarchists be comrades or do we just have to wait for them to unfuck themselves?