I consider Maoism to be the Eastern world’s version of Nazism (with ordinary Marxism-Leninism being more like Eastern fascism). But the Maoist critique of international relations, both geopolitically and socioeconomically, is correct. I could almost be an “anarcho-Maoist,” lol. In fact, I generally agree with the geopolitical analysis that was developed by the Shining Path in the 1970s and 1980s, which amount to support for global anti-imperialist struggle, rejecting all existing states, and with an emphasis on indigenous people (they developed their own “Inca-Maoist” stance for Peru). Of all the current anarchist tendencies, I’d say N-AM is the one that comes the closest to such an outlook.
Where the Shining Path went wrong was with their Maoist fundamentalism, standard M-L statism and vanguard partyism, and Manson-like extreme terrorism.
The only caveat that I would add to what Jason Unruhe says in this video is that class relations in the US have been deteriorating for decades, with parts of the US now resembling the class structures of Latin America (primarily California and the Rust Belt), a process that has been exacerbated by the 2008 recession and, now, by the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Categories: Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy, Economics/Class Relations
If Maoism is Eastern Nazism, and you could be considered an anarcho-Maoist, since you’re actually a Westerner wouldn’t that make you an anarcho-Nazi? Such a claim would make more brains implode that any of your previous mind positions! I’m on board.
* Such a claim would make more brains implode THAN any of your previous mind BENDING positions! *
Guess I fucked that joke up.
LOL. I’ve actually come across people who called themselves “anarcho-nazis” before (and “anarcho-Maoists” as well). Take any idea someone can possibly hold and somebody, somewhere, has placed an “anarcho” in front of it at some point.
Haha. Imagine the aesthetics!