Submitted by existential1 in Confession

The term has lost whatever utility it had to me. Too buzzwordy. We're like 1 week away from "Good Morning America" using the term to describe Thanksgiving turkey give-aways.

I feel like when I read the term "mutual aid" now, my brain turns off. I can't read anything else the author has to say.

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moonlune wrote

Maybe because most "mutual aid" isn't mutual.

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subrosa wrote

To-day, mutual aid is the revolutionary idea of being nice to each other. Conveniently, it fixes everything.

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subrosa wrote

There was an article/essay making a similar point, talking about how Kropotkin's mutual aid was a very different (or more specific) idea. Anyone remember / got a link?

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subrosa wrote

You do realize there's a difference between nice and excellent. Read theory.

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subrosa wrote

Can't wait for the "TIL Bill and Ted were anarchists! BASED" posts.

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metocin wrote

Don't you know that if we do Mutual Aid it will lead directly to Anarcho-Communism? The redditor who quoted Kropotkin said so.

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

Could it be that the people behind "anarchy is democracy" are also responsible for "mutual aid is literally throwing sandwiches at poor people?"

Anarchy has a PR problem. Just sayin' (サイヤ人 )

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