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lettuceLeafer OP wrote

also I have been thinking about this toot on mastadon for a while. Someone was talking about how a lot of post left anarchists almost always identify with the villain of the story and thinking about the philosophy of non democratic anarchism isn't anarchism inherently a villainous ideology. Its a idea where you are inherently against the status quo, society and the people who in stories are often portrayed as the heros.

I'm inventing the anarchy test. I will imagine a post left punk kid in a fictional story and lets see how often the punk would support the protaganists. In star wars would a post left punk like the jedi or the republic. no. Would punks like batman or cops, no. Would punks like superman, no. Would punks like indiana jones, no. James bond, no. Robin hood, yes. We got one ladies and f@gs. Spartucus and the spartans in 300, no. Literally any protaganist is a detective story, no. So no wonder anarchists identify with villains bc they are diametrically opposed to most protagonists plights.

Actually a villain test is a pretty good way to divy up anarchism I like and anarchism I don't like. Would a character with X anarchist politics be considered a good person by the audience? If yes I prob think that anarchism is sucky.

Considering anarchism is opposed to society and in conflict with who most people view as heroes and the populace as a whole i would say anarchism is a villainous ideology at least the anarchist ideas that I like. So many fucking anarchist are either actually anti social, violent, criminal, extremely queer or mentally disturbed who seek to bring chaos to the world. Which are all classic villains tropes. No wonder I like villains so much lol.


Exlurker wrote

Be careful, lots of people will try to force you into the dichomy that you have to choose either Indiana Jones or the Nazis.