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GaldraChevaliere wrote

It's real easy to fall into the trap of taking your ancestors' accomplishments for your own while shirking responsibility for the consequences of them. I'm glad you managed to dodge it, most boys stateside just eat that shit up.

Thing about a lot of the right is that they're dumbass kids like you who got in with a bad crowd and made wrong choices thinking they'd avoid the consequences of it forever. As many of them, and a lot of centrists, can be reached by kindness and patience. But you gotta know when to draw the line too. Talk to the stupid kid your age who got sucked in by the aesthetic of fascism, but don't give a committed racist skin the chance to hurt you or someone else.

If you wanna see things from perspectives that aren't similar to your own, you should try looking into the women and queer folk who helped build anarchism up to what it is now; Simone Weil and Emma Goldman are good places to start. Weil fought for the catalan revolutionaries in the spanish civil war, and Goldman went around the US talking to working folk and advocating for groups that in her time were untouchables. There's also a ton of stuff written by modern folk of every stripe that gets published online or in zines but wouldn't be considered in 'academic' circles, but has some real substance to it.

Last bit of advice? Kill your idols. Don't 'worship' a particular author or philosopher or speaker or whatever, but take everything they say critically and pick it apart. Take what you need and discard what doesn't work. I like Contra, but she can be painfully off about a lot of things from my perspective. You don't gotta be a 'son' of anything, you just gotta be a good lad and do the right thing when you know you can.

You're also gonna have to accept that a lot of folk aren't gonna trust you in meatspace circles, because you're young and because you had some suspect beliefs before, and because you're literally of the tribe that invented the whole stupid concept of whiteness in the first place. I mean, I'm a gael and I still get super fucking leery around english because they make a bigger deal of my ethnicity than I do. And I'm still in the white club as far as everyone sensible's concerned. People are gonna take time to warm up to you, and you're gonna have to work a little harder to prove you're worth trusting and you're not gonna relapse just because things get hard. That's not a special condition placed on you just because you're white and a breeder. It's the basis of any kind of healthy relationship with a group.

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KingGath wrote

Thank you I will take your advice to heart and be more critical of my idols, you made a real good point on that. Although I think your POI comes from a anarchist way of thinking I will say that aspects of your ideology should be incorporated into daily life. Hopefully one day I will be able to gain the trust of you and others and my right wing past will be spec on the radar :)