Sadly I often feel like we're fighting a losing battle.
Sure, people are waking up to the fact that all cops are (racist, among other things) bastards and that capitalism needs to be ditched to save this dying world and its inhabitants, but sometimes I feel like people aren't going far enough; sometimes, I think they may be even going backwards, e.g.,
- Letting companies control what they keep in terms of the content they enjoy through subscribing to or regularly using DRM-locked streaming services (e.g. Spotify, Netflix). I can attribute this partly to technological illiteracy, but piracy is far more anti-capitalist than this bullshit of like just using Spotify and ad-blockers/fake premium accounts - Spotify can still stop you from listening to the music you love because it's not making enough money.
- Subscribing to religious fundamentalism (the brand that works in the expense of women, LGBT+ individuals, other religious and ethnic minorities) or supporting authorities that espouse it (e.g. America, Russia, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia etc.).
- Simply thinking capitalism and/or copyright are in any way justifiable.
- Thinking business is good, even if it's at the obvious expense of human rights.
I'm just angry and sad. Everyone thinks anarchism is plainly criminality, a fantasy, ridiculous. I can't do anything but just scream silently. As someone with few connections and as someone who is dealing with a ton of personal issues, I can't take much risks against authority since the costs for me will be too great. I didn't even think anarchism would be possible; I do a little more after reading up a little bit on it, but it's still depressing to me that it will take multiple lifetimes for anarchism's goals to even be achieved in systems that do not practice obvious censorship.
I don't know what else to say but I'm getting sick of it all.