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So, you want Communism on a smaller level? What's the difference?
Not on a smaller level, it is up for the community to decide what system it wants, but preferably on a world scale much like Capitalism is today.
Communities would form federations.
Human nature excludes the non-government structure you describe. Works great on paper, put people in a real world experiment (think 60s hippie communes foe one example) and they fail miserably, every time.
Human simply cannot stop being human.
If we take in man's natural impulse to be with others, then no. This one instinct has brought about a more and more altruistic and mutually cooperatively man.
Also, Hippie 'Communes' were full of high school dropouts who would drop acid all day.
If you want real example look into Revolutionary Spain which was massively successful under Libertarian Communism, Revolutionary Syndicalism, and Collectivist Anarchism. Until, of course, the horde of Fascists and Stalinists destroyed them after three years of fighting. Look into it, I highly suggest it. I'd also argue that Capitalism reverses the course of the natural impulse of humans to mutually cooperate with one another. Under Capitalism man simply sees other men as competition.
I'm guessing you are under 45 years old. At any rate your history is flawed.
You are partially right. Hippie communes filled with druggies did not last long. However, other then pot, many were drug free. In fact most communes rejected the chemical goodies of the day because they were trying to get back to nature. What they discovered is that with no rules or bounds, everyone "doing their own thing," that a few ended up doing all the work while the rest laid around and shared free love. Most failed when those pulling the load got fed up and left.
I rest my case. With no government to speak of (and I will now need to read up on the period you mentioned because I don't remember hearing about Spain's history in this area) I can only assume that is the reason what ever was left of Spain's military was not up to the chore of thwarting the invading forces. With a weak or non-existent military, people will be people and someone is going to invade and take over.
Men have been competing since we were little more then timid primates trying to gather food and avoid being eaten. That competition goes on regardless of the government or laws.
Capitalism simply makes everything above board and honest.
As an aside, I've discovered that those who want to eliminate competition are usually the people that are too lazy to stand up and compete. Think unions and industries like cab companies that have quasi-monopolies on what ever business they are in.
I barely know anything about 'Hippie "Communes"' so I will not continue to talk of them, as I cannot give an educated argument. You should not either with Spain.
We can argue for years about human nature, but you must understand that it is simply the society in which the person lives that determines how they act. In a Capitalist society people are extremely competitive, but you still see people be nice or even altruistic sometimes. In the Communist society (I am referring to Revolutionary Spain) people are more cooperative and mutualistic.
Until someone takes power...
Philosophy of Power: "... power, power over other men, power over the world, [is] the one thing worth having, the one supreme pleasure worth knowing, the one joy never tired of ... and only the rich posses it." -Oscar Wilde
Besides, everything looks good on paper... until someone gets their hands on "the paper" and makes it more amenable to himself... [insert coup here].
Why not? I simply drew my conclusions based on what you wrote.
Little communal groups are ancient - they are called monastic communities.
Men and women of faith have had the option of living in (basically) egalitarian communities for thousands of years - as long as the DOOR IS OPEN TO LEAVE (which it has not always been in history) there is the community for egalitarians.
"But I have no religious faith" - well then there are those "hippy" communes to join (some drug free).
Israel used to have about 5% of the Jewish population in egalitarian communities (of various sorts) - however in recent decades those communities have massively declined (and the ones that remain are far less egalitarian - no more communal bringing up of children and so on).
I suspect the reason that the left has gone from loving Israel (yes they did - as late as the 1960s most people on the moderate left were pro Israel) to hating (fanatically hating) Israel is nothing to do with love for the Muslims (who are better treated in Israel than in most Islamic countries) - it is a matter of "falling out of love". Israel has gone from being the bright hope of the left to being a rather conservative country that stresses religious faith, strong family values, private business enterprise, and a strong military.
Basically Israel today is a smaller version of TEXAS - is it any wonder that the left hate it? Not exactly a hippy commune anymore.
Granitsa left us, sadly.