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4 weeks ago
come abolish the state with us! /r/anarchism
I live near Bernie Sanders. Although I don't agree with him politically, for some reason I'm always impressed to see that unlike most members of Congress, who have drivers take them everywhere, he walks to work every day.
4 weeks, 1 day ago
Socialism is the social ownership of the means of production. Anarchism is almost always socialist. The people in a anarchist society own everything in common.
1 month ago
You're like a reverse-Orwell. Just saying "government is violence, anarchism is peace" doesn't make it so. Now go! The Ministry of Love has requested your presence!
1 month ago
Hey what's up everyone? I ran out of shit's to give, so I officially just flipped that "restraint" switch to the "off" mode. Before you get overly excited, I'm not stepping down as mod unless someone makes me, but I'm going to go back to contributing productively in the main sub and not coming near this shithole of a subreddit anymore. This "community" doesn't represent anything other than attention-seeking trolls who vote in separate blocs and feel like their Internet Anarchism is doing something other than assuaging their own egos. It's a sham and a broken system. No wonder the top comment on sync's mod drama post was along the lines of "who let the idiots out of their containment sub?".
I don't want this to be a personal "go fuck yourself", except for boilerpunx, fuck them for making it about me as a human being, but as a sort of "community gesture" of the sort you have mostly all given me from the day I started trying to fix things. I understand now that it is the reaction a mafia typically gives a new cop on the beat when they start looking too closely at how things work. Well, message received loud and clear, continue to do absolutely nothing of any usefulness here while coming up with new weekly enemies to feel superior over in Internet arguments. Great work!
We have unimaginable fortune that a user like sync is the top mod and has managed to ignore the staggering ridiculous stupidity that this sub embodies while getting on with the actually important job of ensuring a stable discussion and organization sub for 60k anarchists around the world. Yet all the mods and users here want to string them up like Mussolini for the crime of banning someone for harassment (something the admins concurred with, as the shadowban proves). What a joke! The less he listens to the idiotic whining the better. The modmail is like grade 8 math class after a pop quiz.
I can't believe I actually let myself get worked over something as fundamentally unimportant as this, but somehow this environment has worked through my normally near-limitless patience. It's unbelievable. I've also for the first time in years began thinking about the difficulties of future anarchist societies. That's right, meta trolls, the best libertarian and liberal arguments against anarchism I could seek out didn't faze me one bit, but 2 weeks paying attention to the clowns here have brought on a sort of ideological crisis. The main thing that reassures me is that there can't possibly be more than one or two of the type of upstanding folks we find here per every 10,000 or so people in the general population, so instead of a handful of well adjusted people in a mob of raving trolls it will be the raving troll who was told to live in the woods by themselves and everyone else getting on with their work. At least, I hope.
By the way, Rad (who is a good person and a good mod) can deal with the new rules, because it's obvious nobody wants much of those either. Good luck to them, they'll need it. People rage like animals at the thought they won't be allowed to go around telling each other to kill themselves without getting a reply from a mod saying "hey knock it off". At least only a few people have shown hostility to rad for simply proposing that the main sub deal with important shit like new rules by voting there instead of leaving it up to the manic troll cliques here to handle.
PS: You better believe I'll be talking shit in the inevitable SRD threads. Get fucking used to it, I'll talk where I want to talk and meta "anarchists" aren't going to stop me with threats. How clownish.
1 month ago
It encourages them to bother us more
It escalates drama
It can become an arena for shit talking
It's just not bringing chill vibes our way
Your thoughts, dear community?
1 month ago
Hi, if you're still interested you could read these quotes: Orwell on Anarchism and watch the short video (approx. 8+ minutes) at the end of them to get a brief perspective.
I also recommend chapter 5 of Orwell's Homage to Catalonia in which he details the political environment during the Spanish Civil War. It's quite succinct and a great read!
>"So, roughly speaking, the alignment of forces was this. On the one side the C.N.T.-F.A.I., the P.O.U.M., and a section of the Socialists, standing for workers' control: on the other side the Right-wing Socialists, Liberals, and Communists, standing for centralized government and a militarized army." George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia
Hope this further clarifies.
1 month ago
My personal politics lay in the realm of libertarian socialism with a strong inclination towards decentralization; potentially with technological capabilities playing a central role. If you go through my comments, you'll see a fair amount of posts on r/anarchism.
Whilst I completely disagree with the main tenants of fascism, I'm interested as to what actually attracts people to the ideology.
So what are your rationales?