What anti-ideological term out of the listed applies to you the most?

Posted by: PetersSmith

I was going to include anti-racism, but that would have made this too one-sided.

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Anti-communism is opposition to communism. Organized anti-communism developed in reaction to the rise of communism, especially after the 1917 October Revolution in Russia and reaching global dimensions during the Cold War. In this sense anti-communi... sm does not necessarily indicate aversion to the ideology of communism, but rather opposition to Marxist-Leninist one-party states, such as the former Soviet Union and its allies, which have been criticised as not being communist societies, but rather only in name: see state communism.Most anti-communists reject the concept of historical materialism, which is a central idea in Marxism. Anti-communists reject the Marxist belief that capitalism will be followed by socialism and communism, just as feudalism was followed by capitalism. Anti-communists question the validity of the Marxist claim that the socialist state will "wither away" when it becomes unnecessary in a true communist society   more
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Anti-capitalism comprises a wide variety of movements, ideas and attitudes that oppose capitalism, including anarchism. Anti-capitalists, in the strict sense of the word, are those who wish to replace capitalism with another type of economic system.
3 votes


Anti-statism is a term describing opposition to state intervention into personal, social, and economic affairs. Some anti-statist views reject the state completely and in some cases rulership in general.
3 votes

None of these terms apply to me.

In politics, the opposition comprises one or more political parties or other organized groups that are opposed to the government (or, in American English, the administration), party or group in political control of a city, region, state or country. ... It is the party that goes against another party. The degree of opposition varies according to political conditions - for example, across authoritarian and liberal systems where opposition may be repressed or welcomed   more
2 votes


Anti-copyright refers to the complete or partial opposition to prevalent copyright laws. Copyright is known as the owner's right for copies to be only made by the owner or with his/her authorisation in form of a licence.The classic argument for copy... right is the view that granting developers temporary monopolies over their works encourages further development and creativity by giving the developer a source of income; normally copyright is enforced within a framework of the Berne Convention, instituted by Victor Hugo and first enacted in 1886. A central anti-copyright argument is that copyright has never been of net benefit to society and instead serves to enrich a few at the expense of creativity. Some anti-copyright groups may question the logic of copyright on economic and cultural grounds. Furthermore, in the context of the Internet and Web 2.0, it can be argued that copyright law needs to be adapted to modern information technology   more
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Opposition to pornography may stem from religious objections to feminist concerns to claims of harmful effects, such as pornography addiction. Anti-pornography movements have allied disparate social activists in opposition to pornography, from socia... l conservatives to harm reduction advocates. The definition of "pornography" varies between countries and movements, and many make distinctions between pornography, which they oppose, and erotica, which they consider acceptable. Sometimes opposition will deem certain forms of pornography more or less harmful, while others draw no such distinctions.A 2013 Gallup survey reported that, of U.S. adults, 66% believe that pornography is "morally wrong" while 31% believe that it is "morally acceptable"   more
1 vote


Antifeminism is an ideology that is broadly defined as an opposition to feminism or some aspect of feminism. The meaning of antifeminism has varied across time and cultures and it has attracted both men and women. For instance, in the late 1800s and...  early 1900s it resisted women's suffrage. Antifeminism may include beliefs such as general hostility towards women's rights, the belief that feminist theories of patriarchy and disadvantages suffered by women in society are incorrect or exaggerated, or that feminism as a movement encourages misandry and seeks to harm or oppress men   more
1 vote


The anti-globalization movement, or counter-globalisation movement, is a social movement critical of the globalization of corporate capitalism. The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement, alter-globalization movement, a... nti-globalist movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, or movement against neoliberal globalization. Participants base their criticisms on a number of related ideas. What is shared is that participants oppose what they see as large, multi-national corporations having unregulated political power, exercised through trade agreements and deregulated financial markets. Specifically, corporations are accused of seeking to maximize profit at the expense of work safety conditions and standards, labor hiring and compensation standards, environmental conservation principles, and the integrity of national legislative authority, independence and sovereignty. As of January 2012, some commentators have characterized the unprecedented changes in the global economy as "turbo-capitalism" (Edward Luttwak), "market fundamentalism" (George Soros), "casino capitalism" (Susan Strange), and as "McWorld" (Benjamin Barber)   more
1 vote


Nonviolence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and refers to a general philosophy of abst... ention from violence based on moral, religious or spiritual principles.For some, the philosophy of nonviolence is rooted in the simple belief that God is harmless. Mahavira, the twenty-fourth tirthankara of the Jain religion, was the torch-bearer of "ahimsa" and introduced the word to the world and applied the concept in his own life. He taught that to more strongly connect with God, one must likewise be harmless.Nonviolence also has 'active' or 'activist' elements, in that believers accept the need for nonviolence as a means to achieve political and social change. Thus, for example, the Tolstoy and Gandhian nonviolence is a philosophy and strategy for social change that rejects the use of violence, but at the same time sees nonviolent action as an alternative to passive acceptance of oppression or armed struggle against it   more
1 vote


An anti-war movement is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict, unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. The term can also refer to pacifism, which is the opposition to ... all use of military force during conflicts. Many activists distinguish between anti-war movements and peace movements. Anti-war activists work through protest and other grassroots means to attempt to pressure a government to put an end to a particular war or conflict   more
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In political science and international relations, anti-imperialism is the opposition to colonialism, colonial empire, Hegemony, and imperialism. As such, anti-imperialism includes opposition to wars of conquest, especially wars meant to conquer and ... colonise countries whose territories do not border the imperial power, and wars meant to subjugate peoples of different cultures; the term also comprises political opposition to the territorial expansion of a country beyond its established borders   more
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Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, ... self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals although pseudo-intellectualism is a more commonly, and perhaps more accurately, used description for this phenomenon.In public discourse, anti-intellectuals are usually perceived and publicly present themselves as champions of the common folk—populists against political elitism and academic elitism—proposing that the educated are a social class detached from the everyday concerns of the majority, and that they dominate political discourse and higher education.Because "anti-intellectual" can be pejorative, defining specific cases of anti-intellectualism can be troublesome; one can object to specific facets of intellectualism or the application thereof without being dismissive of intellectual pursuits in general   more
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Anti-nationalism denotes the sentiments associated with an opposition to nationalism. Some anti-nationalists are humanitarians or humanists who pursue an idealist view of world community, and self-identify as world citizens. They reject chauvinism, ... jingoism and militarism, and want humans to live in peace rather than perpetual conflict. The imposition of nationalism as a belief or identity system, particularly when in conflict with more established and self-sustaining identity choices, often based on freely chosen religious or cultural beliefs and practices can be understood to undermine the legitimacy of territory-based nationalism. They do not necessarily oppose the concepts of countries, nation states, national boundaries, cultural preservation and identity politics.Some anti-nationalists oppose all types of nationalism, including ethnic nationalism among oppressed minority groups. This strain of anti-nationalism typically advocates the elimination of national boundaries. Variations on this theme are often seen in Marxist theory. Marx and Engels rejected nationalism as a whole, stating that, "the working class have no country "   more
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The anti-nuclear movement is a social movement that opposes various nuclear technologies. Some direct action groups, environmental groups, and professional organisations have identified themselves with the movement at the local, national, and intern... ational level. Major anti-nuclear groups include Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service. The initial objective of the movement was nuclear disarmament, though since the late 1960s opposition has included the use of nuclear power. Many anti-nuclear groups oppose both nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The formation of green parties in the 1970s and 1980s was often a direct result of anti-nuclear politics.There have been many large anti-nuclear demonstrations and protests. A protest against nuclear power occurred in July 1977 in Bilbao, Spain, with up to 200,000 people in attendance. Following the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, an anti-nuclear protest was held on May 6 in Washington, DC, that drew 125,000 people   more
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Anti-fascism is opposition to fascist ideologies, groups and individuals. The related term antifa, derived from the German word Antifaschismus, usually refers to militant left-wing individuals and groups who actively oppose fascism and fascists. The...  anti-fascist movement began in a few European countries in the 1920s, and eventually spread to other countries around the world   more
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triangle.128k says2015-06-03T16:06:54.5071950-05:00
The description of anti-pornography is biased.
blackkid says2015-06-03T16:07:27.4748406-05:00
All the descriptions are biased, genius.
triangle.128k says2015-06-03T16:10:06.0533655-05:00
Well most of them are biased for the anti # term. The anti-pornography is biased against them by saying people oppose them for religious or feminist reasons.
blackkid says2015-06-03T16:11:04.0396806-05:00
"Generally true" would be the basis for that. Which it is.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T16:39:30.2912925-05:00
Triangle.128k: They're not my descriptions.
UtherPenguin says2015-06-03T17:22:52.7177382-05:00
Playboy degrades women, Playgirl degrades men, Hentai degrades tentacle monsters.
Stefy says2015-06-03T18:12:27.4453434-05:00
I love how more people are anti communism than anti-violence.
Stefy says2015-06-03T18:13:16.4645717-05:00
UtherPenguin: Someone needs to make a t shirt out of that.
triangle.128k says2015-06-03T20:04:02.4992481-05:00
@Stefy Violence has happened several times in the past, heck violence helped the US break free from Great Britain. Communism is an idea for a utopian society that would fail like all ideas for Utopian societies. It leads to a boring classless, indifferent and homogenous society. It also goes against human nature and it would be very hard to achieve without extreme corruption.
Stefy says2015-06-03T22:05:57.6483374-05:00
I dont get your logic. Violence has always happened so whatever?? Im not pro communism but the idea is less dangerous than war, genocide, mass shootings, murder, terrorism... If someone could figure out a way to implement a peaceful communism id be less opposed to that than a violent communism which makes me more opposed to violence then communism. Im not afraid of a diversity of ideas or of any idea. Im afraid of when the fear of ideas or an idea itself leads people to unspeakable acts if violence. If people could implement an idea wothout hurting anyone im more open to at the very least hearing them out.
eagleoftheeast says2015-06-03T23:10:38.2856841-05:00
If you've studied the ideological roots of communism and marxism then you'd realize there is no such thing as peaceful communism. Karl Marx saw the upper richer class as suppressing the worker class and he based a bloody revolution off of it while he himself was lower class worker. According to his theories the lower class must rise and destroy the upper class and in context this means classicide-genocide of a social class. He based his revolution off the French revolution because it involved the slaughter of the french nobility. When the communists took over they immediately murdered the tsar, murdered his family, and murdered the rich kulaks as part of ideology's core war against the rich. Then the communists began murdering millions of christians as part of the communist ideology because Karl Marx thought religion should be destroyed as it was viewed as enemy of the working class. I wouldn't be surprised if Karl Marx simply wanted revenge against rich as his final life goal in fact i'd be surprised if that wasn't his ultimate motive. Communism at ti's core is violence, revenge, and destruction so there is no such thing as peaceful communism. You can't oppose violence without opposing communism. Any form of neo-communism that later 'scholars' modified to be nonviolent is like modifying an atom bomb to be peaceful. If one opposes destruction, he does not only oppose destructive atom bombs, he must oppose the core idea of an atom bomb itself. Yes if destruction happens you still gotta oppose atom bombs. What you're saying is the idea of atom bomb is less dangerous than destruction.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T23:22:54.8711818-05:00
Eagleoftheeast: Can you admit you're heil to prove myself that I'm right? If I was going to ban your account I would have done so already because I went with the assumption that you are the same person in the first place, so don't worry about that.
Forthelulz says2015-06-03T23:30:28.6402824-05:00
@PetersSmith Why do you think eagleoftheeast is heil? At a glance, they seem to be markedly different. For all you know, [entirely different person] could be heil. **********
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T23:31:39.0756369-05:00
Forthelulz: I've been watching him since he first made his account and announced that he admired Hitler in a forum thread.
eagleoftheeast says2015-06-03T23:33:42.1776042-05:00
You might as well say Rhodesia79 is heil
Forthelulz says2015-06-03T23:34:41.5517186-05:00
That statement could be construed in a lot of different ways. I think whoever's behind heil is smart enough to keep his main and his, well, heil accounts separate.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T23:34:45.0000123-05:00
Eagleoftheeast: You make me hold an even greater suspicion that you didn't answer me with a "yes" or "no" right away, and instead made a joke. Come on, heil, I thought you were better than that.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T23:36:03.0250082-05:00
Forthelulz: I would agree with that if he didn't do it before. His heil train of accounts aren't his first.
Forthelulz says2015-06-03T23:37:40.8303527-05:00
Ah. Your mod powers grant you information I may never look upon. I defer to your wisdom.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T23:38:25.2302596-05:00
Forthelulz: You can just ask him right here. He seems to be available.
eagleoftheeast says2015-06-03T23:49:39.7255329-05:00
I'm not heil
eagleoftheeast says2015-06-03T23:50:40.3073881-05:00
Besides you say you're heil on the forums
Forthelulz says2015-06-03T23:52:30.2304319-05:00
Wait, who are you talking to? Are you accusing PetersSmith of being heil?
Forthelulz says2015-06-03T23:52:49.1272376-05:00
Because you had better be accusing someone else. Thou shalt not badmouth the mods.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T23:52:59.4089013-05:00
Eagleoftheeast: I don't know why you won't admit it, it's not like you aren't acting like a racist pretend neo-Nazi on this account. And, come on heil, is using "you said you were heil in the forums" really your best defense? Why would I go out of my way to ban your 90+ heil accounts and your 90+ Negroid accounts if it was me the entire time?
eagleoftheeast says2015-06-03T23:59:24.2317712-05:00
First of all i'm a fascist and not a neo-nazi. Second of all I don't know who negroid is. 3rd of all upon searching up negroid, there's no negroid55 or negroid 68, etc . 4th of all I'm one of the newest members here.
PetersSmith says2015-06-04T00:02:53.7877463-05:00
Eagleoftheeast: That may have been the weakest thing you've ever said, heil. I don't think even someone who doesn't know you believed what you just said.
Forthelulz says2015-06-04T00:04:34.2492277-05:00
Actually, negroid only made 3. How do I know? I took the trouble of going through the URLs for "negroid2, negroid 3, and so on and so forth"
eagleoftheeast says2015-06-04T00:05:27.6639701-05:00
I don't know what you're talking about and I don't care. I'm blocking you.
PetersSmith says2015-06-04T00:05:45.9316872-05:00
Forthelulz: No, his Negroid accounts were more creative. He did a bunch of different usernames all branching off of it, Negroid was, at least as I can recall, his original account. He then went on to hate Muslims, then Jews, then Muslims and blacks, and then Jews, and then he made his heil accounts.
PetersSmith says2015-06-04T00:06:39.1436417-05:00
Eagleoftheeast: The first step is acceptance.
hect says2015-06-04T02:05:48.9443934-05:00
@PetersSmith: The man has denied it what more do you want, will you not be happy until everyone on this site bows down to your every whim

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