Asking anarcho-communists "you're leftists so you support [party self-labeling as 'left'] right?" is so history-less.
Yes, in conflict anarchists tend to cooperate with any less imminent authoritarian threat,
but does not mean we support parliamentary shenanigans.
We choose whom we cooperate with, when and why on individual basis.
Even cooperate with authoritarian "communists" (albeit an oxymoron) sometimes because some see a greater strategic threat elsewhere, but know as they cooperate with Trotskyites it means expecting a dagger in the back, as with Stalinists means ice-pick in your neck and we joke about it until those that fight FOR power instead of against sense it graspable.
That's when anarchists know treachery becomes party dogma, or should've in the past, when "allies" came at us red not of commune but of us slaughtered at the front with stabs in the backs.
@b9AcE if your ethics are virtue based, maybe it is just "the wrong thing to do"..
Given that i am more of a consequentialist... i wonder, is voting "support" for the system.. People can say "you deserve what you get" both when you say you voted, and when you didn't.(Facts have difficulty in mattering) And for instance the US has really low turnout, is this much of a topic in discussion? Not really.
To be honest i don't really think it supports the status quo.
@b9AcE consequentialists often come to similar conclusions as virtue-based ethics, because of limitations of knowing what is going on, knowing the consequences of actions are, and the dependability others might have if you act by certain rules. But also the effect on your psychology..
To be honest, though i don't really think any of these particularly apply.
@jasper I don't know what those categories mean,
but I know from other boycotts that those affected will tend to at first pretend they don't exist, then loudly claim they have no effect or even reverse effect, until the effect is so large that they have to give up and then the boycott's intent is achieved.
The important thing then of course is to not give up during the first two phases.
The most publicly visible debate on this specific topic will of course be held, or ignored, by people in the parliamentary political system that depend on maintaining it, or the major media that are dependent on maintaining friendly relations with the parliamentary politics people and organizations so that they will keep getting access to debate participants, etc.
It's only natural then that the topic is more or less avoided for as long as they don't start losing credibility from doing that.
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