but you can not fight propaganda with phraseology.
this book is a good start.
i'm sorry but i have to disagree.
marxists and anarchists both wanted to achieve a stateless and a classless society. but it doesn't mean their ultimate goals were the same.
Marxism is an industrialist utopia.
Marx ultimate goal was to achieve a purely rational society.
His goal was the ultimate elimination of all internal contradictions in society by the mean of technological developement and economical abundancy.
industrial progress would lead to the end of scarcity. and the end of scarcity would lead to the "end of the war of classes".
end of history.
Marx didn't see liberty and equality as intrinsic goals nor intrinsic values. they were just some kind of emergent properties of this progressive (dialectic) history.
to summarize : marxism is not even political in nature. it was meant to be a technical answer to economical problems.
and that's exactly why it resulted in totalitarism.
not only because "power corrupts", but because the "dialectic end of history" is a dangerous chimera, derived from primitive pseudoscientific modellings.
problem is that you can't impose these kind of chimera without destroying society itself.
(the same would apply to another chimera : the "invisible hand of the market", but it's another story)
Anarchism on the other hand is really a politcal and societal movement.
Anarchists wanted equality and liberty here and now.
They seen a divorce and a gap between society and the State. and they sided with society.
they wanted to make society strong enough to make the state useless, and therefore unneeded.
it's not the same "ethos".
while marxism is heroic and promethean, anarchism is tragic.
Anarchists always knew they will most certainly fail. but they wanted to die trying.
they were often extremely naive. dangerously naive, but at least they had some kind of integrity.
Marxists on the other hand were infected by schemas and formulas, slogans and dogmas. corrupted not only by power but by words.
Some of your answers already show the first symptoms of this verbal disease.
you already see "workers" where there is men and women.
you won't like it, especially since it didn't come from some right-winger, but from another "leftist", but i urge you to step back.
there is only three possible scenarii.
you may try to make reality fit into your schematic view of the world, and succeed "in your head".
you will end up extremely dogmatic. and you will be lost.
(see Orion for example).
you may try to make reality fit into your schematic view of the world, and fail.
you will end up extremely bitter, devored by ressentment. burning what you worshipped.
you could even become an extreme conservative. and an annoying one at that.
(see Zeb, for example).
you can try to free yourself of your schemas.
it will be hard.
you will end up more and more perplex. because you won't understand the world anymore.
but you will become more and more wise in the process.
you will grow some joyful sense of humor, and attract more and more girlz.
(see Kamui, for example).