Reply to comment by !deleted22813 in "Just a reminder that not voting causes even more harm to the already marginalized people of your country." by BlackFlagged
Is it as dogmatic as saying you should vote, considering those people who say that have magical thinking and assume it will fix... anything.
Seems to me that the word dogmatic has lost all meaning and simply means 'the opposite of what I believe.'
As many words did, really. But I firmly insist that any strict statement, especially "You should always..." or "You should never..." is dogmatic and harmful by itself.
Or, maybe, it's just me wanting to stab people that tell me what to do.
Well any kind of appeal starting with "You should always" is referring back to some transcendent plane of ethics detached from direct experience. There is also a striking resemblance between the assumptions of institutional justice imposed by authority and these kind of claims. imo anarchist ethics is really about the inclusion of all but domineering perspectives (whether collective or individual) of the world as we recognize and act on it here and now.
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