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Reply to by sunyata

Stuckinthecity wrote

ISIS is absolute shit, but Nazis are on a whole different level in terms of dangerous ideology. Mostly because people and society recognizes ISIS for the threat that it is. Nazis? Nah, we’d rather die than put them as a bigger priority.

I’m not surprised in the slightest that it took the FBI so fucking long to call them terrorists btw.

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Reply to by sunyata

celebratedrecluse wrote

when USG thinks the nazis might be a problem, you know you're already past some kind of tipping point

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

All you can do is live your life with as much joy and beauty and non-compromise as you can. You can win at that. The rest was always out of our hands. It's not something we can win or lose because it's not ours.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Conceiving of the world through the lens of antifascism is going to close more opportunities than it opens. For starters, the historical analogy to the 1930s is inherently fatalistic. It's also inaccurate, because there's been fundamental challenges to modernist politics from so many directions. What we're doing now hasn't ever been replicated, and we aren't bound to any fate.

If you find that the aesthetics of your politics are not communicating effectively to the people around you, one response you can have is to pursue other aesthetics that retain similar fundamental politics. Sometimes this can really benefit organizers, more than doubling down on ways of speaking, perceiving, or representing that alienate people who aren't in a particular subculture. Some times, too, people don't have the interest or willingness to do this, and that's fine because nobody should do what feels ingenuous to them if they can help it.

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RevolutionaryCatalonia wrote

History might seem to be repeating itself but it won't. It's probably the media paiting it all black, and it's not. If you were to talk to the average citizen they'd probably tell you they dislike nazis and fascism. It's also not good to live in an antifa/anarchist bubble because it feels like a constant battle who very little people can keep up. Try to give yourself a better time, act and organize like you are doing but don't think about this all the time. Maybe go out with some friends with who you talk less about politics, it won't make nazis disappear but you'll feel better :)

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ziq wrote (edited )

We can't control society but it's okay as long as we don't let society control us. There's freedom to be found between the cracks.

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