|Capitalists:||Capitalism is the best system because it works by the laws of nature. Darwin! Natural selection! Only the strong survive!
|Kropotkin:||Actually, Darwin pointed out that in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals for the means of existence disappears, that struggle is replaced by co-operation and how that substitution results in the development of intellectual and moral faculties which secure to the species the best conditions for survival.
Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war | anarchistnews dot org →
We do not support the view that Donbass war is some kind of ‘resistance against Ukrainian fascists’. As stated before, there are nationalist tendencies in contemporary Ukraine, but hardly more than in any other exUSSR country. In Russia, patriotic, imperialist and outright fascist propaganda is at least as often heard as in the Ukraine or even more. And pro-Russian ‘people’s republics’ of Donbass mimic this. Judging by what we know from there, there is no sign that any changes happen there which can be considered ‘leftist’ or at least ‘social democratic’. Vice versa, they keep issuing ‘laws’ like prohibiting homosexual relations or establishing ‘dominant role’ of Orthodox Church in the region. The rhetoric of their leaders is exactly what you call ‘red-brownism’: a paradoxical mixture of right-wing conservatism and Soviet-like imperialism. We know about cases of ethnic cleansing under their rule: at least it happened with Jews and Roma people. So, it comes as no surprise that European fascists are joining them.
Thus, we believe that ‘anti-fascist struggle’ is here a simple label, which does not have anything to do with the reality. And the reality is that these ‘republics’ are an attempt of Russian imperialists to back pro-Russian nationalist groups in the region and to provide them with weapon, equipment and lately with armed forces in order to create havoc there. The final aim is, perhaps, to use the situation as a tool in stopping the Ukraine from joining NATO, and, as stated before, in distracting attention of Russian population towards some external enemy. It is ironic that at the same time Russian laws proclaim any call to separatism to be a grave crime, and you can be sent to prison for several years if you demand a referendum like the one conducted in the Crimea in March 2014.
(Source: mamaanarchia, via ragemovement)
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