Submitted by [deleted]
on July 14, 2019 at 6:21 PM in Anarchism
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It's depressing that the cops / media are trying to paint them as a terrorist and making out like they were going to burn down the building the migrants were housed in when they were targeting empty vehicles and an outbuilding in the parking lot.
Edit: changed pronouns to them because of the name 'Ariel' used on the bandcamp site.
Cool. So Ariel is her daughter and her name is Emma.
She deleted that tweet and put this up, not sure they were trans after all.
oops, I should have looked through the whole thread before replying. my bad.
i wish he had gone in with more help
They went there knowing it was their last day on Earth. Wouldn't have made sense to.
She's a fucking legend.
On this topic, let's not forget this.
Sadly, this probably won’t inspire very many people. I mean, who remembers the dude that lit himself on fire to protest climate change? Not many.
We truly do live in a boring dystopia
Yeah, you should be. Honestly, I’m only getting more and more confused as I read more theory and I organize more with other radicals around me. Guess that’s just how it be sometimes
Just about the correct direction for anti-capitalism in general. I don’t know what to believe exactly, I don’t really have an overarching worldview beyond some very loose conception of libertarian marxism.
And organizing doesn’t really help at all with understandig when the only people doing anything around me are Trots or the DSA.
Well yeah I understand, obviously I’m not sitting around, but having an actual ideology is useful and it seems most people on this website have one.
Case in point
It's really disheartening that these people on Reddit, instead of seeing someone who risked their life in order to draw attention and energy and inspiration to a moral cause of opposing ethnic cleansing by engaging in property destruction at a concentration camp, instead see someone who "endangered lives by engaging in individual violence". They didn't attack or hurt anyone, except themselves.
While I am depressed by their decision to end their own life, and I disagree with the specific tactics' efficacy, I honor them as a fucking hero. Because that's what they are, we live in a context where there isn't a better option than building your own AR and preparing up some molotovs and going for it all on your own. And that's something I'd like to change in my lifetime, but I understand and respect their decision in the context he was in.
REST IN POWER
I mean, I just call myself an anarchist. I have post-leftist leans, but in the end - if you're there to shoot pigs and build mutual aid networks and/or other dual power structures, I'm happy. Ideology's a distraction from action.
I disagree. Self-immolation is a rather common action; and more importantly isn't a call for action. Its ignored because its just suicide, not an action against, say, an oil well. He took concrete action against fascism, and calls for more action.
Who’s she? You mean Will? Also, I understand how it’s different from self-immolation, but in reality the results will not be much different. The media will ignore as much of his message as they can and obscure what they can’t ignore, specifically to ensure that he doesn’t become a martyr.
Ah, I understand. Didn’t know about their social media presence. This article refers to them with he/him pronouns.
I suppose you’re right about that, but I think that if a radical is not already acting they likely won’t act at all. The radicals I know are either protesting or too busy with jobs to do anything.
Too late for what?