Comments

You must log in or register to comment.

zoom_zip wrote

is anyone else a lonely anarchist?

i'm struggling with not having anyone else to share my views. more importantly i'm struggling with not having anyone else to share direct action. i'm making a lot of prop, but without talking about it, i feel like i'm just screaming into a void

16

subrosa wrote

Same here. Pretty sure I'm the only anarchist in town, with ~10k people in the general area. I 'reach out' via stickers, wheatpastes, graffiti, and some less visible trails of activity. Wish someone would 'respond'.

8

zoom_zip wrote

where do you get your stickers?

5

subrosa wrote

I'm in Austria, last batch I got from black-mosquito.org.

3

zoom_zip wrote

thanks, i wasn't sure if you got them printed. i'm wary of paying for getting printing done because of payment trails and the people working in the printers seeing what it is that i'm printing.

4

CoryImmediatism wrote

Hi, Zoom_zip and Subrosa. You're welcome to try out the Berkeley Anarchist Study Group which meets Tuesday nights on Jitsi Meet. People in the group are mainly green and black (sorry to paint ppl with a broad brush!), or individualist. It's pretty chill and if you like the dynamic, that's something to keep you connected during Covid or in a small town. bastard.noblogs.org is where we post the weekly readings and the About tells you how to log on or you can email me for more description how to log on, cory@immediatism.com. It's def considered a group open to the public.

6

zoom_zip wrote

thanks.

i'm guessing that's tuesdays US time? i'll have to work out what time that is where i am but it might be difficult me to get in because of timezones. appreciate the offer though.

5

CoryImmediatism wrote

Yes, Zoom_zip and anyone else curious to try it out. It is 7:30pm Pacific/California time, so 10:30pm East Coast. If you are outside the country and want help figuring the time, let me know at cory@immediatism.com. :)

4

temtemy wrote (edited )

I don't consider myself an anarchist, but I do feel alone in my radicalism around me. My parents are pretty conservative in their views, and a number of members in my extended family even support fascist Duterte and Marcos. The only one I feel closest to my political beliefs is my elder brother, but even he seems to start moderating his politics. Ironically, he was the one who radicalized and introduced me to leftist ideas, since he was a student of UP after all, where most of the progressive activists and organizations are based on.

Recently though, one of my friends asked me about Mao, Anakbayan, and how to get started learning about communism. She thought that I'm a member of Anakbayan (I wish I could though). Apparently she joined a progressive youth organization that is allied with the Anakbayan chapter in their area, and they are organizing via Discord. I guess my agitprop on Facebook was one of the factors that led her to join the org.

So don't lose hope. Keep spreading propaganda for your cause, because eventually someone will listen to it. :)

4

ziq wrote

I planted some mulberry and fig saplings I started in pots a year ago and picked more grapefruits than I know what to do with.

9

existential1 wrote

I've been thinking a lot this week about if I believe in newer forms of Robin Hood (the myth not the app). For example, "scamming" rich ppl using their own legal tools and then using those funds to donate to mutual aid groups in my area. The groups could use the funds, and due to my job people will give money for things if I ask. This is one of those ambiguous areas to me where typical idpol of leftists seems to fade away to nonsensical posturing. It costs me very little in terms of time and seems a lot like taking from the rich to give to the poor.

9

moonlune wrote

Idk I feel like you're automatically fucked if you start a legal fight with the rich.

New robin hood is probably a hacker imo.

7

Basil OP wrote

This week has been very boring for me, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm recording to be on a game show of sorts on Sunday which is interesting, but that's really all that's happening in my life. I think things are slowly getting better for me, mentally at least. We'll see how quickly that goes away once I go to college.

7

Ennui wrote

I’ve had a semi-consistent theme in my dreams for the past few months, where dream-me remembers having died before in another dream, which dream-me thinks is reality, and then dream-me gets really confused about why I’m still alive.

7

zoom_zip wrote

this is some waking life shit.

gonna steal this and make an art movie out of it.

7

Ennui wrote

Thanks for letting me discover one of the best films I’ve ever seen.

4

grey_jedi wrote

Reddit is getting ready for IPO. I'm hoping that they make many more aggressive anti-user changes so that the platform starts to fail.

I'd like to not need to go on that site anymore for online communities about niche hobbies or interests.

5

ppp0630 wrote

Reddit is a hotbed for narcissists and material junkys. Reddit will fail because of its failure to augment the user-experience into more freedom instead of less.

I agree that I don't want to use the site much anymore. I'm thinking this is why there's alot of talk on forums of some tech giants are forming together to gaslight nationalists into thinking their forms of communication will be, somehow, mooted. And then they'll start Facebook 2.0 or whatever the platform ends up becoming. Heck even r/politics is proof alone of how the Reddit experiment is massively failing. It isn't a marketplace of ideas, or even an educational space for argument, but rather an institution of Grammar Nazis and premium coco snowflakes. You know; the ultra-ultra whyte people. The kind don't know a second of what poverty looks like.

4

jouissance wrote (edited )

I haven't been hugged in over a year, am extremely touch starved and was just rejected by a friend who I had (and still have) strong romantic feelings towards.

She doesn't want a relationship right now, and I respect that, I really do. The rejection just really hurts, and I'm deep in a toxic rut of not wanting to put myself through more dating apps, because I did that for years and it sucked the soul out of me.

I think I'm going to have to come to terms with the fact that my ex might be the only person who ever loved me, even if he loved the idea of "me" more than who I actually am. I feel like I'm not worthy of relationships, I know my desperation, no self- confidence and near-perpetually miserable mood just makes people understandably repulsed with me.

I went to the hardware store after a nine and a half hour shift of being dehumanized by customers who constantly violate my personal space and refuse to wear masks, and bought a sizeable length of rope, but I also foraged some seed packets so that I can have something to hold onto. I feel like I have one foot in the grave and another one wondering if I should just get it over with already.

I need help, but I think I'll just ignore it like I always do. Just have no clue why I'm here anymore.

5

Basil OP wrote

I get that. I still have feelings for my friend who I broke up with about a month and a half ago now, and the combination of having romantic feelings for someone while also being friends with them can be a lot to bear, especially when you're touch starved. You are worthy of relationships though, you just need to find the right person. People who are right are few and far between for an anarchist, I find. If you ever need to talk about something, I'm here.

3

CameronNemo wrote

I think I'm going to have to come to terms with the fact that my ex might be the only person who ever loved me, even if he loved the idea of "me" more than who I actually am.

I can empathize with this a lot. I still get nostalgic years later. Life has not been the same since they left.

Just have no clue why I'm here anymore.

Pre-pandemic, I was volunteering with a habitat restoration organization. It was rewarding work. Unfortunately they no longer meet AFAIK.

2

jouissance wrote (edited )

I'm making a last-ditch effort to go to college so that I can eventually get a career in ecological restoration, I'm just trying to get the will to live right now and am too cynical to see any sort of future worth living for.

If I was in my early 20s I think there'd be more drive. I'm closer to 30 now and all I feel is hollow.

2

Quicksilver wrote

Painted my nails for the first time ever, and while a bit anxious about it, got good responses from people at work who noticed it, so that's a plus!

Also, in this homebrew dnd campaign that I'm in, one of my party members accidentally released a demi-lich into the multiverse...so, yeah, a bit of an issue...but I'm sure we will manage...

It's finally getting sunny on this damnable misery island of wetness, so maybe I'll stop feeling as down as much.

4