If your conception of liberty is the centralisation of power in the hands of the pious few, then you need to redefine your terms. That includes power in the hands of pious anarchists, leninists, and others.

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The pious political polemicist is usually a denier of human nature, a puritan believer that revolution shall liberate us from not only from political restrictions but, somehow, from the very shackles of matter and its natural history.

And then they're surprised when people still hanker after status within 'revolutionary' movements.

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