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Dumai wrote

also known as "i read bookchin once so here is a song"

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Cosmicsloth42 wrote

I don't think you have to agree with Bookchins criticisms of lifestyleism to appreciate the song. I think the point of the song was to make fun of the elitist culture a lot of anarchist enspouce.

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Dumai wrote

so what do you think he meant by "it's so much funner doing this than being back in school"?

funny accusation to throw around if you're apparently concerned with elitism

(for what it's worth i used to kind of like rovics)

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noordinaryspider wrote

It's satirical. "Burn It Down" is probably a better introduction to the man's sense of humour, especially if you know who Rod Coronado is, but I've seen people miss it in even this one.

He doesn't tour in the US any more because he can't cover his expenses and he has another kid and a wife now and is getting up there in years a bit.

I'm still thrilled to see classic DR right at the top of the Folk page. :) :) :)

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Dumai wrote

it's obviously satirical

i was criticising his attempt at satire

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noordinaryspider wrote (edited )

You're not the only one who isn't a fan. No offense taken. I'm kind of worried about the man, obviously, and trying to avoid knee-jerk armchair promoting his music.

He's banned from Facebook and could really do with some moral support from other musicians a lot more than a zillion fanboi posts from me.

I've seen the same thing he's describing in this song on the mommywebz and the dog training community so it's not just anarchists.

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Cosmicsloth42 wrote

I think he's just trying to represent that a lot of the "one true wayism" comes from a lot of teenagers and people fresh out of school. Not to say that the only people who practice that particular form of elitism are younger but we do see it often.

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Dumai wrote

seems to me that he's trying to criticise the trend of middle-to-upper class pseudo-radicals fetishising/commodifying the "lifestyles" of the poor but attaches his critique to a really silly strawman of queer politics and post-leftism, mayhaps "individualist" politics in general, which definitely makes me feel like he's been reading too much bookchin

more than anything he else he just kind of seems pissed off that anybody would dare question him for voting for jill stein. look rovics is a liberal, i feel like that shouldn't be a controversial statement at this point