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TheNerdyAnarchist wrote

I feel like a lot of this focuses too much on critique rather than providing any kind of actual solution.

e.g. the democracy section - all is well and good in terms of the critique that's there, but all that does is make the reader go "okay...so then what?" - seemingly to a responding chorus of "uhh,...."

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ziq OP wrote

Well it's only like 5% written so far. The solution to democracy is anarchy tho.

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TheNerdyAnarchist wrote

The solution to democracy is anarchy tho

This is a useless sentence to someone who would normally be reading an FAQ about anarchism.

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

It would be explained in the wiki in about 500 words. E.g.

If not democracy, then what?

Instead of democracy, anarchists advocate for anarchy. This means no person or group gets to rule / dominate / own any other person or group. It means people get to live their lives and make their own choices without having to submit to the will of a majority group or a body of bureaucrats. It means having control over your own life / decisions / actions rather than outsourcing those decisions to a collective. It means cooperating and associating with people you want to spend your time with and dissociating with people when you decide you want to do something else.

Anarchy isn't a blueprint for building a society, it's not a code of laws or a list of prescriptions for all that ails us. Anarchy doesn't pretend to have all the solutions to disparate problems in wildly diverse cultures across the world. All anarchy does is demonstrate to us through volumes and volumes of direct historical and contemporary evidence that building authority, prescriptive ideology, laws, policing, prisons, mass society strangles our individuality, diminishes our capacity for self sufficiency and mutual aid, enables slavery and trafficking, destroys our ecosystems, installs tyrants who commit genocides on us, triggers mass extinction, institutionalizes massive worldwide trauma.

The solution to authority is to reject authority. To reject domination. To reject any group's amassing of power. To tear down all structures of domination and make sure they stay down.

Etc etc i cant write the whole thing on my phone at 1am

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

Might help you if you read this:

https://raddle.me/wiki/leftunity#slaying-the-community-ideal-exploring-a-living-example-of

The parts about forming bands of people

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ziq OP wrote

And also to understand that the anarchy being talked about throughout this wiki isn't set in a far flung ideal future, it's about living anarchy in the here and now, building pockets of resistance and autonomy and cooperation and realizing we can't affect the whole world, or tell people in other lands how to live their lives, we can only affect the places we inhabit and the people in our lives

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Garbear104 wrote

So then anarchy. Sometimes things cannot and will bot be agreed to and democracy lovers gonna have to deal with that.

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