From the historical beginnings a linguistic ambiguity resides in what the term "anarchism" signifies. The ambiguity is not exclusively a failing of language. It is a consequence of the claims and counterclaims, currents and crosscurrents that necessarily plague a social movement dedicated to "propaganda of the deed" and "scientific liberation from political myth" simultaneously. Civilization is viewed as a series of impediments and obstructions preventing the natural man from realizing himself. This represents an inversion of Hobbes' doctrine of the "war of every man against every man." The political doctrines of anarchism are totalistic. They are anti-egoistic, because egoism is an expression of civilization. It is antifatalist, because fatalism violates individual liberty. Anarchists regard socialists as corrupted by the political structure since they accept the premises of the bourgeois state: order, constitutional limits, parliamentary procedure, etc., in order to wrest power.