AnarchyRVA

AnarchyRVA wrote (edited )

White album is the best thing Weezer has done since Pinkerton easily. In some ways it’s their most frustrating as it proves they could make quality music if they wanted to but just don’t .

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Reply to The Myth of Panic by Sails

This was an interesting read. The quotes from Lightfoot and other city officials are especially damning . I’d imagine a lot of the conspiracies around Covid are more to address this failure of the world system more than anything else . It’s easier for people to accept the pandemic was to control us rather than the truth which is that the rulers chose not to stop it. It’s easier to blame a Chinese lab than the fact that out rulers are more afraid of revolt than they are mass death. The Covid conspiracies gives the elite the illusion of control they desperately need to maintain.

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AnarchyRVA wrote

Green arrow in the dark nights return is definitely a form of libertarian rebel against the state forces represented by Superman .

For literary anarchist fiction I’d go with Thomas Pynchon. Against the day gets pretty explicit but his books are more deconstructions of post industrial control systems rather than anarchism specifically. There’s also authors like B traven Ursula k le Guinn who were explicitly anarchist. There’s also the Luther Blisset and wu ming collectives of anarchist writers from Italy that wrote Q which is good as well. Ken Kesey is another good one but more anti authoritarian rather than anarchist and a tad dated . Ishmael reed, Salman Rushdie, Kathy Acker, William s Burroughs are also interesting for anarchists imo

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Reply to comment by black_fox in Friday Freetalk by zoom_zip

I’m curious on your opinion of the games story from a green nihilist perspective if that is one you can give? I think it’s an interesting exploration of the way technology is both the root cause and in certain situations the only solution to technological problems.

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I think the republicans are just using it as an excuse to attack the already underfunded education system. I’ve heard Republicans call To Kill A Mockingbird critical race theory, so it’s really the new version of them trying to ban and burn books.

To be honest, I’ve never encountered anything explicated called critical race theory in America, even in my class on post structuralism . The closest I saw to the replibicans conception is afro pessimist theory.

Really i think it’s just the mainstream republicans making use of Jordan Peterson’s Post Modern Neo Marxist bullshit. Basically try to tie “woke politics” or whatever culture war shuit as some sort of super secret commie plot to destroy the west

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Lenin. I read him in a history class in college before I had really sunken my teeth into theory. I read his piece on bourgeois democracy (which tbh i agree with his critique of liberal democracy but not “my soviets are totally not like that at all”). However of course he is the original red fascist and perhaps the single greatest counter revolutionary to ever love. Plus he’s always recommended as an intro when he’s as out of date as Marx,is in terms of analyzing our current conditions under neoliberalism

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I didn’t think I was blaming black people at all but rather I had in mine people like jake Paul who looted for fun. Perhaps I should have worded it better.

And by political organizing I just mean rallying around a goal more focused than “creating anarchy”. It doesn’t have to be operating within the structure at all

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I feel as though the framing of the 2020 riots as anarchic experiences does a disservice to both. The conflicts with the cops were done more out of a survival than choice, and the random acts of violence are perfect fodder for right wing misinformation. I feel as though tying them alienates people who are ignorant of anarchism as well as cheapen anarchy to be just moments of police conflict. It’s also interesting to me the examples he uses of created anarchy the autonomous zones in Seattle and Philadelphia have been snuffed out.

In contrast Marcus David Peters circle around Richmond has persisted since the summer. Despite cold weather. Constant police harassment and the erection of a fence around the base of the statue limiting its space, the protest space remains. I think it goes a step further than the other examples as families and non activitsts simply were free, and there was much mutual aid occurring organically. I think the key is that unlike what the author is arguing for, the protest space is focused on the removal of the Robert e lee statue. By having a direct focus of protest the space has persisted despite the loss in hype since the summer due to the continuing presence of the statue.

I guess I just disagree with the idea that political organization can’t have anarchic potential

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