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celebratedrecluse wrote

Very cool! Resisting the managerial impulse is incredibly important.

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rot wrote

there is nothing inherently primitivist about a critique of civilization, particularly if that critique is anarchist and revolutionary

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rot wrote

Primitivism is no more livable now than the marxist’s communism. It too is a program for the future, and one that depends on contingencies that are beyond our control to bring about. Thus, it has no more to do with anarchist practice than Marx’s eschatology.

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rot wrote

An anarchist and revolutionary critique of civilization does not begin from any comparison to other societies or to any future ideal. It begins from my confrontation, from your confrontation, with the immediate reality of civilization in our lives here and now.

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rot wrote (edited )

it is best to leave the concept of “society” itself behind, and rather think in terms of perpetually changing, interweaving relationships between unique, desiring individuals.

first thing I read that I disagree with. I think the words after rather describes the word society pretty well.

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rot wrote

I am living now, you are living now, not several hundred years from now, when an enforced program aimed toward a primitivist ideal might be able to create a world in which this ideal could be realized globally

tankies btfo

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rot wrote

Ultimately, if we imagine dismantling civilization, actively and consciously destroying it, not in order to institute a program or realize a specific vision, but in order to open and endlessly expand the possibilities for realizing ourselves

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