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this_one wrote

When people act like "praxis" is only their idea of whatever a 'perfect anarchist' is, I can't help but think, "well fuck anarchy, then; I'll never be perfect, I just want to make things slightly less shitty".

Isn't that why we were all drawn towards out political views? 'Cause we think they're a good way of making things less shitty? If you've lost sight of that (or, god forbid, if that isn't why you got into politics to begin with), I can't see myself listening to you.


BuffyTheFascistSlayer wrote

Elitism in general needs to die in anarchist groups.


celebratedrecluse wrote

Ironically, this is what I was trying to say in the comment i made which apparently sparked this response.

In that comment, I decried what I have perceived and experienced to be a sense of elitism around consumption practices in radical communities. In the response, my perspective is accused of elitism itself, which I am trying to take at face value but which simultaneously because of the context feels...almost like it's just something to throw back at me in an argument, rather than a serious critique of my perspective


ziq OP wrote

Tbf, a lot of your arguments have felt like elitist attacks on me for not meeting your standards of what an anarchist should be.