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celebratedrecluse wrote

I was just playing with the original actual quote

I think it's a weak argument for anarchy, because it's too easy to flip around and be basically as convincing. It just depends what you think is hegemonic-- whether you focus on the state's control of material resources and work, or on the non-profit and "social movement" world's frequent appeals to anarchist aesthetics and imagery and discourse. it's a funny joke to me because, hegemonic (not Raddle) anarchist logic (idealism and abstract forms > materialism) would actually lead you to conclude the second quote, not the original, because the state's control over material resources and work shouldn't matter if it's just all about cultural and social signification/forms.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

In general, I find these "intro to anarchy" texts to be little more than anarchist-palatable entryism. They are full of weird pseudo-philosophy, rhetorical fallacies, and ARR type.

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aaaaargZombies wrote (edited )

whooosh haha

I did that thing where I only read the comments I've not read before but had clearly forgotten what I'd read...

It's a fair point any way.

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