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More and more I don't think

More and more I don't think that anarchists believe they will overthrow the state via violence (insurrection is a social force not a military one) and also anarchists by and large refuse to negotiate with authorities. I'm not sure if that was taken into account when posting this essay here.
The strategy of only openly advocating for non-violent direct action will probably fail because no one is in charge of what others publicly say but also it doesn't seem to take into account recuperation or repression both of which could run more rampant if people intentionally distanced themselves from radical direct actions and attack.
I think that many anarchists would say the goal of their revolution (if they would even use that word) is to attack and get rid of authority, and yes attacking is in itself a goal even if it's not enough to get rid of authority. Taking on the role of a revolutionary negotiator goes against the goal of removing authority since it creates new authority.
It's more complicated than just militarily defeating the state or not.

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