Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

We're here to steal from the capitalists, not just to make our lives a little easier, or so that we can join them in exploiting our fellow human beings. That's a despicable thing to want.

The capitalist class upholds and enforces, with boundless violence, the system that oppresses and exploits us, that beats down our brothers and sisters of color, that destroys millions of lives around the world every day, and that make it so that we cannot survive without participating in their wage slavery system. Getting out of the oppression of that system is the goal, not jumping up the ladder in order to oppress the people who were next to you earlier. And shoplifting can be a good tool in escaping that system - to provide for our families and friends - and to take away some of the profits of our class enemies.

Now that I've refuted your points, get the fuck out.


Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

Continuous revolution and internationalism are things I can support in theory, the mass movement of the proletariat and workers councils are limited, especially in today's capitalist economies.

I think his actions speak louder than his theory though....I outright hate most of what he did at the head of the Red Army, the actions against the Kronstadt rebellion and against the Free Territory of Ukraine specifically. I would have ice-picked him myself.


Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

Its tough to do anything other than survive, honestly. One of my jobs is backed by a decent union, albeit a very non-radical union. The other is pretty fiercely anti-union. I'm going to investigate unionizing that one and some others that are related to it. One of my workplaces has very chill people, the other is security, so it's pretty stocked with ex-cops, ex-soldiers, and guys who think they're "tactical" but are just bootlicking wannabes.


Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

Thanks for everything. Lifting is an expression of my politics, not just something I do to get by. The only time when lifting will no longer fit that is when capitalism is destroyed and then there will be no need to steal at all.


Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

So many things. God, I was such a cringy piece of shit in a lot of ways...

Leave mormonism and your manipulative family ASAP.

Stop worrying about getting married. A good partner and success in life are not a reward for your "righteousness."

Do what you actually want to do, not what you think is expected of you.

Question everything you currently believe, it's almost 100% bullshit.

Read anarchist and marxist theory ASAP. The sooner you can start transforming the way you think and see the world, the better.