Submitted by Pash
on April 1, 2021 at 6:06 PM in Anarchism
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Reply to comment by black_fox in Law and violence ≠ state by Pash
How are people gonna defend themselves from torts? I see about three options: statism, mutual aid, or just being defenseless.
oh people should definitely defend themselves. i recommend this primer
Self-defense from torts is normal mutual aid, and an important part of any community. Where I grew up, if you scream "thief!" half the neighborhood will rush over with machetes to check it out. Similar all over the world. Nothing to do with a state or cops.
groups wielding force is not mutual aid. there’s nothing “mutual” or “aiding” about harming someone who’s harmed someone.
What's mutual aid then? Education and building wattle-and-daub?
What you're voicing is exactly the misconception I made the post to address. Mutual aid is absolutely about groups wielding force. The book Mutual Aid is largely about that, rather than about agriculture or childcare or anything.
mutual aid is when i beat my neighbor with a bat for stealing a chicken
check out this cool mutual aid group
Nice, they're even giving props to Ted K's mutual aid campaign.