Could you source your quotes, anarchist23?
ComradeTim wrote:First point: Ignore anarchist23, the human avatar of all that is wrong with individualism.
Second point: Personally, I swing much more towards Israel. The Israeli population has progressive tendencies which wouldn't even get an airing in the Islamic shitfest any Palestinian state would become and the "oppressed good, oppressor bad" meme liberals like to spout about is pure bollocks. Liberating a people from relatively light chains, only for them to throw even heavier chains on right after killing you benefits neither them or you.
This is my understanding of what a 'true' anarchist might think but I must be wrong because many anarchists I have encountered are for the Palestinian struggle.
It seems as if many anarchists who do side with the Palestinians are more to the left than actual 'anarchists'. As far as I'm concerned, anarchy shouldn't be on any side of the political spectrum. The anarchic position anarchist23 quoted about 'the freedom to be wrong' makes sense, however.
Dagoth Ur wrote:Israel did have socialist aspects at one time but those have been fully replaced by liberal economics. In no sense whatsoever does Israel practice anything close to socialism as the word is understood.
This hearkens to the realization above but why should anarchism take the side of socialism? Isn't anarchism completely independent of any political ideology? Also, it's not like Arab society is that 'socialist', either.
Also I agree with you about arab tribalism (if only islam had actually rooted it out completely ). But I think most anarchists view dominant reactionaries to be the worst in all cases.
Who are you referring to with 'dominant reactionaries'?