Submitted by ziq at August 24, 2018 at 11:58 PM in Anarchism
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Since anarchy seen as our goal but also anarchists come to anarchy through prefiguration, i.e we have our means make up our ends, then we have anarchy as a means to anarchy, and so anarchy and anarchism are kinda the same things
And there are those of us who are not ends-oriented at all and treat living anarchy as a complete state, but I'm fine with calling that anarchism also
I don't care much about whether people are using the ism or not and I'm not sure it's more than just a semantic preference; for me it's more just about how well they do these things that destroy hierarchy
I see an Anarchist as someone who practices Anarchy in the same sense that a guitarist is someone who practices guitar.
Jimi Hendrix is a guitarist. I am also a guitarist. I could learn a lot from Jimi Hendrix because he is a better guitarist than me, but I am still a guitarist no matter how ridiculous Jimi Hendrix may think my guitar playing is.
I just don't get to practice guitar as much as Jimi Hendrix did so of course I'm not as good as he was. That doesn't make me a bad person and it doesn't mean I'm unfit to enjoy my guitar.
I like this way of looking at it.