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365degrees OP wrote

That's hardly a reliable source. The only thing I could trust an anprim to do is sugarcoat the bullshittery they're going to get everyone in.


Dumai wrote

so you're going to critique primitivist ideology without actually reading any of it


have fun


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i mean personally i wouldnt waste time reading an ideology id immediately dismiss

i havent read mein kampf but im not a fan of hitler; reading someones own books about the ideology is generally a waste of time unless you already have some interest in it


Dumai wrote (edited )

i mean with regards to hitler, we already have historical evidence nazism is a human travesty. you might not know the ins-and-outs of nazi racial pseudo-science but i'd be seriously surprised to find anyone who doesn't know nazism is a platform of genocide. nazi germany literally enacted a genocide.

it's quite different with obscure radical tendencies like primitivism? most people who've even heard of it only know of it via internet memes? that misrespent it entirely? hands up if you thought anarcho-primitivists want to return to the stone age. if you did, you were wrong. which you'd know if you'd read any primitivist theory!


____deleted____ wrote

oh yeah ive put basic reading into most things but if you tell me to read the book of, say, Lenin, ill tell you to eat my ass because ill never take leninism into consideration

at least reading the fuckin wikipedia page is important but reading entire books is a waste of time


Dumai wrote (edited )

well as much as dislike lenin i'm very much interested in deconstructing his thought on a higher level than just reading his wikipedia page and forming an opinion from there

like how i am i supposed to argue with a leninist on any level higher than "uhh authority is bad" if i don't know how they think


GrimWillow wrote

While I agree with you about not needing to read everything, I wouldn't condemn the person for it unless they started spreading misinfo about subjects they never read about...while maintaining an obstinate refusal to even acknowledge that it's misinfo when called on their shit by those who have actually read something...


Dumai wrote

how do you know you'd dismiss it if you don't know anything about it?

i mean i've read a bit of anarcho-transhumanist stuff. which is how i know i disagree with it? how else would i know???