What Is An Egalitarian Revolution?

by John Spritzler

April 5, 2015

[Please also read "What Is Egalitarianism?"]

It's an egalitarian revolution when the people who want the values of no-rich-and-no-poor equality and mutual aid and genuine democracy to shape all of society (I call such people egalitarians even if they have never heard of that word) have taken power away from the people who oppose that goal.

No-rich-and-no-poor equality means that the economy is based on the principle, "From each according to reasonable ability, to each according to need or reasonable desire with scarce things equitably rationed according to need." This is discussed in increasing detail on this website here and here and here. Equality does not mean everybody is the same and this is discussed here.

Mutual aid means people helping each other, not being pitted against each other to be made more easily controlled by a ruling elite as is the case today. This is discussed further here.

Genuine democracy is the way that people with egalitarian values cooperate to shape all of society by those values. I call this form of cooperation voluntary federation of egalitarians; it is discussed in more detail here where there are links to articles with more detailed discussion.

Is egalitarian revolution possible? I discuss why it is possible here.

Here are links to articles addressing various concerns people have about egalitarian revolution:

What Equality Does NOT Mean

Small Business Persons

(and entrepreneurship)

Violence

Freedom

Private Property

Justice

Bill of Rights

How to Prevent the Abuse of Power

The U.S. Constitution

Who Are the Rich to Remove from Power?

What Happens to the Rich? (also related: Some Rich People ARE Good)

Has there ever been an egalitarian revolution before? Yes:

Egalitarianism Worked In Spain 1936-9

What about Communism? Egalitarian revolution is FOR genuine democracy whereas Marxist regimes are always AGAINST genuine democracy. Read why this is so here.

It's NOT Utopia

FAQ: Why & How to have NO RICH AND NO POOR

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