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metocin wrote

Reply to comment by lettuceLeafer in Friday Free Talk by emoticons

Except food not bombs are run co-operatively and there is no build-up of wealth or power there. It's simply relocating resources to people who need it.

You don't need wealth and power to do anarchy. That contradicts nearly all of the content I've read about anarchism, including that stuff that folks share here. Mutual aid is about working together to help those who need it, there is absolutely no requirement or need for anyone to be rich in order to do it.

Not to mention the way you seem to misunderstand wealth and power. You think that marrying rich and making a pile of money off of speculating won't corrupt your ethical and political positions? That's incredibly naive.

Power is not just "the ability to do stuff". Power is the ability you have over others. Once you seek out and obtain a superior ability you will no doubt use that ability over others for your own gain. Maybe for little things at first that you can easily justify. But very soon your "anarchist mansion" is just your mansion with big fence around it to protect it.

Anarchy is not about making everyone powerless, it's about everyone being equal. That means nobody having power over others.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Idk if this was aimed at me also, but I'm sorry if I said something hurtful. I lack ability to discern when I'm being cruel, rude or inappropriate.

I try to avoid talking to you because last time I said the wrong thing you deleted your account and I felt bad about it for weeks

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Nah, u didn't bug me. Nothing for u to worry about. Thx for caring tho.

I try to avoid talking to you because last time I said the wrong thing you deleted your account and I felt bad about it for weeks

:(. I hope u don't worry about it bc I don't even remember what I was upset about.

Normally this internet stuff doesn't bug me. I think I'm more upset by it bc life is pretty shit atm.

Think I might take a break since I've been getting a bit ticked lately plus maybe less internet might help. I don't want u to feel bad bc I not upset with u.

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