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Pop wrote

Depends what you mean by revolution, I guess

I think they're always happening, just depending on location at different intensities

You mean when do you think we'll win? I don't think we will


black_fox wrote

something i learned from anarchists, before i ever considered myself one, is that The Revolution isn’t coming. i don’t think it should be counted on.

to kinda go with what Pop said i think there could be small ones in different intensities all over, the Zapatistas have proven that. but the large one some anarchists talk about seems unlikely, though not entirely impossible.


SomeIconoclast wrote

When do you think the revolution will happen?

"The" implies a single, significant event that has an observable beginning and end; typically used to describe events that have already happened. "Will" in this context signifies that something has not happened, but will eventually. "The revolution" is typically touted as something that is inevitable once enough people take up arms, and maybe read some political theory drawn up by whoever. Which isn't inaccurate, a mass change requires people to bring it about. So I think that a revolution would happen once that threshold of popular support is reached. I just don't believe that that threshold will be reached any time soon for a variety of reasons; humanity has had all the time in which authority has existed to destroy it; we haven't, so it only grew more powerful and ensconced in our perception of reality that a world without it seems dreamlike; impossible. I, for one, am tired of waiting for everyone else to "rise up" and have no desire to die fighting to change the world and would rather just leave.


Majrelende wrote (edited )

Revolution is a carrot.

A carrot does not simply uproot itself.


hermit_dragon wrote

I think it it always happening, on micro and macro levels, all the time, or it is nothing and nowhere. I think revolution (thinking about words, the world itself acknowledges an ongoing process, a revolving, a wheel and a momentum churning) is not a goal or an end point, but a constant, endless process. I think we are all part of it, here, and in our affinity groups everywhere. Revolution is in me and exists in every cell of me, in my essence and spirit, in my actions, in my thoughts, in my interactions. It will always always be necessary and it will never be finished.

I can only quote Le Guin

"Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution. The Revolution is in the individual spirit, or it is nowhere. It is for all, or it is nothing. If it is seen as having any end, it will never truly begin."