• ImFresh3x@sh.itjust.works
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    11 months ago

    No. They’re really not. Tankies are Marxist. These people are Vatnik and 50 cent party types. Tankies were pro USSR during the hungrarian revolution. The USSR has been replaced by a hyper capitalist right wing failed empire. It’s simply not accurate to call them tankies, and in doing so you’re doing them a service. These people have no ideology. Marxists would never support the current state of Russia.

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      11 months ago

      Your distinction is entirely pointless, because this has been the main critique of tankies since the term originated. Tankies are precisely not marxists, they are “tankies”, ie. in favour of authoritarianism over all else.

      And it is mainly just pure chance that they settled on pretending to be marxists because they could easily just have become fascists (which a non-surprising amount of them later actually become).

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        11 months ago

        That’s how it always seems to me. They would support mafia rule or middle ages church rule, they aren’t really tied to ideals of Marxism but more to the idea of authority solving problems.