So enough about me. How about you provide real world examples of syndicalism which do not involve authoritarian government control of the syndicates?
To what end?
Because if you want to support the claim that syndicalism is not innately authoritarian in the real world versus in theory, it would go a long way if you could actually point to a single case where this is actually true. Remember, I was responding to TLW's claim that "syndie breeds are not
really authoritarian". Not, "will not be", or "in theory could not be", he said "are not".
Seems reasonable to ask for an example of this then, right?
Seriously, what's the best possible outcome for me?
If you are actually right, you get to prove you are. Even if you don't think you can convince me, it would certainly go a long ways towards convincing anyone else reading this who maybe isn't sure who's right. Refusing to do so is usually going to be taken as an admission that you're wrong, so the most likely reason to do so is if you know you are wrong, but are banking that maybe if you refuse to do so and muddle the conversation enough, and maybe succeed in changing the subject, you can get out of the conversation with some people not realizing this. I mean, that is what you're doing, right? You're not arguing, you're debating. You and I both know that most people don't know the difference. Edited, Mar 5th 2014 5:33pm by gbaji