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dice wrote

If a person is incapable of being clear, then, they must not really know what it is that they are on about.

i've always disliked this statement. i value clarity and shared understanding too, but sometimes our environments shape the way we think, the way we understand certain words and concepts, etc. within any one language, there are multiple ways of concept building. e.g. people can understand a concept using academic language and then be confronted with the need to translate it into other words. just because they cannot do so quickly does not mean they are a fraud or whatever. (not to say that academic posturing doesn't exist, because it does obviously.) just... yeah. i guess it bugs me more as someone with social anxiety that uses more obscure words/concepts internally to understand things. i can't just rephrase things on the fly

bit of a tangent, but that's bugged me for a while

i pretty much agree with your take, OP. whether proselytizing should be a priority is another argument, though! renzo novatore comes to mind as someone who might find your post silly

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dice wrote

my face always gets real scrunchy. just can't help it

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dice wrote (edited )

yeah you're definitely not wrong in asserting "trying to convince people of something in a language they don't understand is not going to work." but yeah, more questions arise from there. should i be trying to convince people to do anarchy? if so, how? with words? action? prefiguration? if not, where is my energy better spent?

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dice wrote

dont skip over considering if proselytizing in any form is not worth your energy! desiring and seeking freedom does not necessarily entail spreading the good word

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dice wrote

you're in for a treat. check him out on the anarchist library. there's some good old discussion about his work here on raddle that i've stumbled across before... no time to search right now but shouldn't be hard to find with the blessed new search feature

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