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selver wrote

God damn what a clusterfuck that comment section is. Aragorn's comment on the podcast that he felt like he was in high school there feels entirely accurate. Anarchists are so embarassing sometimes.

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nbdy wrote (edited )

I don’t really get the hate A! receives (It may be because of lack of awareness). The times I’ve interacted with him he’s been very pleasant. Maybe it has to do with his projects? Or perhaps it could be related to his “celebrity” for lack of a better term. If anyone has more info I’m really curious.

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nbdy wrote

In my original post before the edit I mentioned that I had heard of some association with transphobia but I didn’t know the story so I removed that. That’s really messed up, and avoiding addressing it is a bit contradictory to what A!’s been saying. Thanks for sharing that.

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selver wrote

How are they using it to bolster readership? I listen to all the anews/lbc stuff, read tons of it, and have literally never seen transphobic shit from them. Haven't even seen accusations of it other than you. It's not much of a performance if that's what they are doing.

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selver wrote (edited )

Oh I thought you were saying the opposite, that they are to trying to appeal to transphobes or something. Parsed your comment wrong.

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selver wrote

Nah I think the reoccuring theme here is that I don't like or trust you. I follow all kinds of people who hate a! & co. who would love nothing more than to have a good reason to cancel him or whatever, and again, you're literally the only person I've ever seen accuse them of transphobia.

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selver wrote

Antifa people get mad at him about atassa, and I think he also "platformed" national anarchists before that. Plus he gets a lot of blame for the anti-left sentiment among many anarchists, sorta the poster boy for nihilism.

And he might be a bit of a dick irl?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Aragorn was a condescending dick to everyone from the start of the bookfair. Upon entering he almost immedietly moved and knocked over some traveling kids pack and other gear without asking them and was rude to a slew of other participants at the bookfair. He made almost no effort to talk to anyone else at the event (contrary to what was said on Bang, most of the people at the event didnt know each other previously) then complained that no events happened, which was false. He made no effort to seek out these workshops, events, and discussions. He talked a bunch of shit to other folks distroing the bookfair throughout tge first day and on the morning of the second, loudly woke a bunch of people up around 9 am and when was confronted, laughed at them. He left a pile of garbage and was smug the entire weekend. From my understanding it was less about atassa and more about Aragorn being a rude entitled asshole. That along with him exclusively reffering to veganism as "anti-native" pissed a bunch of people off. Dude acted like he had every right to,be an entitled asshole and is confused about why he got dunked on over and over. The problem is almost exclusively on Aragorns horrible social skills and complete inability to take any kind of accountability to himself for being a jerk off. Ya got pranked dude, get over it.

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selver wrote

And Aragorn's response to the thread:

  1. LBC was invited, then wasn't (although that wasn't clear until decoded 6 months later), and then we talked to friends who weren't going (but were listed) and intended to take their space (as we had their material with us).
  2. There were two bookfairs. A very small group of tablers and a larger group (30ish) of friends (who were young and oogle-y). The friends seemed to have a good time. They had meals, presentations, and lots of information from "the organizers". The tablers mostly had none of that.
  3. At 10:15 (when I arrived for 10:00 am event) on Saturday all of the tables were occupied (clearly set up the night before). Occupied with zines. Mostly the friendship group bookfair didn't have people sitting at their tables. Just zines.
  4. I setup on empty couch and the area in front of it. I may have moved a backpack or two to an otherwise unoccupied area.
  5. None of the friendship group talked to me directly during day one (or two). I did approach a few of them (like "the organizer") but received evasive answers. I had a great time otherwise. Thanks for asking.
  6. Day two I saw that the Atassa heist happened about 10 minutes before the live podcast (https://anarchybang.com/podcast/episode-19-green-scare-anarchist-bookfair/). Also of note. If there were 30 people in the friendship group they all left (or maybe 28/30) prior to podcast. I had asked for people to record plugs for their project/etc. This friendship group stayed at a distance from me (and their bookfair) for the rest of day two.
  7. In addition to stealing the Atassa's, "someone" also pepper sprayed my tent (but I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't talked about on the internet), and someone stuffed things into my gas tank (discovered 50 miles down the road). At the very least they were clogging my tank (I didn't notice until gas was pooling at my feet) but as I heard more things falling in (like marbles) and the material I scraped out was some sort of tied together plastic material...
  8. I have been driving the past 24 hours (ie unavailable).
  9. It is also worth noting that I alone the entire weekend. I was inviting conversation. I was not wearing a giant knife, waving a bat around, or surrounded by my 30 closest friends. If that was an opportunity to get in my face and tell me what for...
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celebratedrecluse wrote

Technically, we should have posted this in the opposite order, because I believe the quote I got was in response to the one you posted selver.

At any rate, I was trying to provide a brief synopsis of the other end of the perspective from the OP, which was in response to the primary sources selver and I posted. Personally, i have absolutely no fucks to give about this situation, and nothing invested in either side, honestly

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noh wrote

which fascists are platformed?

which books book do they publish that are written by fascists? (if you say atassa we're all going to laugh at your ignorance since it's a journal written by north american writers that are themselves not at all "eco-fascists").

you are making shit up. people are believing made up shit. people are dumber because of your dumbness.

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ploopt wrote

Taking a broad look, this may just be what happens when all communication is subsumed into social media. Aesthetics becomes the primary locus of political association. It's the most advanced evolutionary form of the spectacle.

An ontology of tweets and memes emerges, qualitatively no different than what came before. Everything is a reboot or a remake, and so too is the paradigm of Christianity rebooted, with a new cast of saint-heroes and sinner-villians, new forms of orthodox and heresy.

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