This forum seems like it's been dead for a bit but as the title says I just read the collection of Bookchin essays "Social Ecology and Communalism" and the pamphlet "Communalism: A Liberatory Alternative" and fuck me if I don't feel more alive than ever. It's such a thorough set of ideas! Libertarian Municipalism is such a specific, bottom up way of approaching society. It's like I could actually think out each stage of the transition, whereas a lot of Leftists (maybe just internet reactionaries) are just like "bash the fash, eat the rich" and then mutual aid will make everything great.
I wanna move to a small town that's already progressive, run for office, and get this shit rolling, FUCK.
I used to be a weirdo anarcho-primitivist that was kinda wary of technology and was really into all that "Earth is our Mother" mysticism. Bookchin convinced me that reason and discourse is where it's at and that humanity can reach for the stars and still care for the Earth. I can't wait to read more.
Ok thanks for listening I'm just really excited.