Anarchist and leftists, buddies or enemies, in the final analysis, we are enemies. Anarchists stand against the forming of any state, leftists want to recreate the state, with them in control. History tells us that where leftists win, anarchists are murdered, we stand on different sides of the barricades. Anarchists fight for freedom, leftists fight for dictatorship, albeit, dictatorship of the proletariat, which is the illusion to disguise what is still an authoritarian institution. There can be no illusions, no matter who controls the state apparatus will control the people, and the basis of anarchist principles is the fact that we believe that people should not be controlled.
There are those who say put our differences aside to fight the common enemy, capitalism, So who are our common enemies? Anarchists see the co-joined twins of capitalism and the state as the enemy. We wish to destroy the state and all its controlling and repressive apparatus, along with capitalism, the leftists want to reconstitute the state and shape it so that they are in control of all the institutions and repressive apparatus. But somehow we are to believe that it will be a kinder controlling apparatus. Rather than trying to come together in some sort of quasi friendship, we should be making clear our differences and where we stand on all issues. Only by highlighting our differences will we be able to convince anyone with a left leaning view, that our vision of the future is the only one that will free us from those co-joined twins, capitalism and the controlling and repressive institutions of the state, and lead to freedom.www.radicalglasgow.me.uk