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Tequila_Wolf wrote

What makes me uncomfortable with a politics of desertion is the sense of responsibility I have to everything, including other people, and especially those who are presently suffering the most. I don't think I would want to merely move into an autarkic zone and focus on that primarily is because there are individuals I care about in particular and also a sense of caring about everything generally that makes me want my actions to be more broadly helpful.

Whether it's possible to be broadly helpful is not very clear to me. Helping someone today may just prolong the strangulation that civilisation and capitalism brings. And so to "make our best move towards the greatest autonomy/autarky we can find, always in such a way that in passing through space we free others in our wake just by opening up and enabling their sense of what is possible" is often the space I end up balancing on.