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sudo wrote

Hey, I also learned about socialism through SRS! I have a lot of respect for the SRS comrades who brave the liberals to teach people about socialism. Really good praxis on their part.

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Pop wrote (edited )

Was hungry, am vegan
There weren't many places you could get a cheap vegan meal where I live
Local anarchist infoshop was one of them

I went for a meal and stayed <3

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boringskip wrote (edited )

Took an AP History class on the Russian Revolution in 10th grade. Also Rage Against the Machine.

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ziq wrote

I've had the burning desire to kill all authoritarians since preschool.

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Catsforfun wrote

What happened in preschool?

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ziq wrote

Teacher tried to make me dance with the other kids.

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ziq wrote

I held on to a table leg when they dragged me to the dancing.

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ziq wrote (edited )

to this day I've never once danced.

I'm bizarro emma goldman.

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

I slowly started to be bogged down by the contradictions and double-speak of capitalism, and also started slowly drifted left about two years ago. Bernie Sander's campaign brought me to social democracy, and Aaron Swartz'es essays introduced me to socialism and ultimately brought me over to it, also. I think the type of subreddits I hung around on also played a pretty big part-- on them, leftism was normalized and criticisms of capitalism were pretty common.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote (edited )

I sought it out because I knew what we are living under is hostile to human life and spirit. I got sick of pretending it wasn't. That my view was wrong and everyone else was right. Libertarianism never felt right because it was "fuck you I got mine." And my religious studies taught me that the early Christians were communists. Through Chomsky I found anarcho-syndicalism.

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IamSlavojsallergies wrote

From those brave commies who were willing to descend into the abyss of ignorance and liberalism that was the Sanders campaign and spread the good word.

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Cheeks wrote

I grew up in Kentucky, near the birthplace of Bluegrass music. Very rural area steeped in racism, sexism, homophobia, etc... I always knew that behavior was wrong and felt that most of us just went along with it to not create commotion and keep what was other wise a very simple life moving along.

At the beginning of summer when i was 14, between middle school and high school, a friend moved north to the big city. His parents were going to be outta town so he threw a small party and invited me up for the weekend. When I got there, there was this kid with a huge red mohawk who was rifling through cassettes and records, playing the worst yet most fun music i had ever heard in my life. I grabbed my friends acoustic guitar and just started learning to play the songs. Mohawk dude was impressed and asked me to try out for his punk band. I didnt know what punk was so he sent me home with arms full of cassettes.

A few months later he gave me a book that his girlfriend stole from her school library, 'Anarchism' by James D. Forman. I later found out that Forman had a whole 'ism' series for young adults which that book was part of. It was my first introduction to not only radical politics but also Emma Goldman, Bukunin, Kropotkin, Assata Shakur, etc.

It was a defining moment, the impetus, that happened over 20 years ago that i will never forget.

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Copenhagen_Bram wrote

Free software. And Raddle. But I still like bitcoin, and I don't want to kill cops.

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notanaccout wrote

Anarchist philosophy teacher. Of course he's also one of the best teacher I've had. I think I was the only one who went all the way down the rabbit hole thought.