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As either the transitional stage to communism or legitimate socio-economic ends in its own right.
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I become a sorta Anarchist in late high school/earlu university through reading (complete nerd, read a lot of books, read all through school like I viewed it as reading time ), George Orwell (homage to catalonia), Ursula LeGuin (The Dispossessed) being the two most influential on me, I was always interested in Ideas and it was very much from a conceptual idealistic point of view. At Uni the Marxists really rubbed me the wrong way, their "democratic centralism" just looked like junior fascism. I've Mellowed a bit these days, I view Anarchy as more Zen Buddism sort thing, its how you treat people. I live in a small housing co-op (fell into through Dating a Girl) where we maintain, and share common spaces, (Big hall, garden, laundry lounge)so I kinda living some sort of anacho-socialist reality.
I'm a misanthropic socialist, I don't care so much about liberating the masses, my main concern is saving the future from the elites the masses have empowered. But I do think socialism is how decent people would organize.
I grew up on the internet in the early aughts and was exposed to european thinkers on internet forums and I found their arguments compelling. Also, I noticed a lot of smart people I respected like Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Noam Chomsky were socialists.

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