GrimWillow

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

yep, because only the russians would seek to oppose fascists and racists in america...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it's a mistake to trust facebook and continue using it to organize. The hits will only strike deeper until we move to a more decentralized platform for social media...

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GrimWillow wrote

Everytime I'm with a group of people attempting to decide what to watch, I always bust out a usb full of sub.media videos and it turns into a radical marathon. The A is For Anarchy series has gotten through to a lot of liberals I've met. These videos are soo good!

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

They are always attacked in our midst, and yet there are none willing to defend them.

Neither they, or their attacker, seem to actually spend time reading anything here.

The attacker is the only other one that has access to where they live, but does not know it.

Who are they?

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

This is empirically untrue through. Anarchists believe all kinds of mutually exclusive things. Possibly the only thing all of you are is anti-state...

Any "Anarchists" that reduce the struggle to something without intersectional solidarity with the oppressed, count among the ones that incorrectly refer to themselves as "Anarchist". If an "Anarchist" is not feminist, then they cannot be called "Anarchist" due to the fact that patriarchy is a forced hierarchy in our world; and so it goes with addressing any other kind of forced hierarchy established in our society, from subtle ablest legislature to an entire legal system that allows the rich to have their way with the poor.

Anarchists are faced with the dilemma of having been born as the labor livestock in a right-wing authoritarian patriarchal white-supremacist ablist queerphobic globalizing/colonizing corporate techno-state that is rapidly inflicting severe amounts of punishment to anyone struggling to end its reign of world-wide terror. I'm not surprised that many are nihilists, but if they no longer seek to effectively struggle against oppression, then I might struggle to describe this as Anarchist activity.

Edit: I forgot to respond to this:

...there are also anarchists who latch on to reform struggles and back statist projects like Rojava, so even saying all anarchists are consistently anti-state is hard. I'll agree that more or less all of you agree on the rejection of capitalism.

Just because Anarchists will show support for something non-Anarchist that might leverage the ultimate aims of liberation, doesn't mean that they suddenly want the oppression that it entails. For instance, we're often forced to choose between one oppressor or the other, of course we'll end up having to compromise our values. It is to metaphorically choose between a shock collar with inward spikes or a shock collar that has padding on the inside. Just because you struggle to get the padding (they always make you struggle for it), it doesn't mean you suddenly like wearing a shock collar.

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

Fuck, a 1 hr podcast? I was really hoping for something to read...is this annotated anywhere?

Haven't seen it, but I don't care about her or the state socialism that flows in the wake of any reformist enough to sit through a 1 hr podcast of some "conservatives" talking about how they've debunked some politician...

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

Disagree. It is a fact that Anarchism really is the one ideology fighting the root of oppression, whether or not anyone believes otherwise. You could believe the lies of victimhood from nazis when they describe the mechanisms of "white genocide", but it won't make it actually true in any circumstance.

The reason I say this is because Anarchism is characterized distinctly by its intersectional struggle against oppression. It seeks to rid every oppressive relation socially and in organizing. This is why all Anarchists are feminists, anti-white-supremacy, anti-transphobia, anti-colonial, anti-state, and anti-capitalist. The common thread is to put a stop to abusive relations in general. There is no other ideology that attempts to route out all oppression across the board like this, whether you think it is true or not.

Edit: For the record, I'm not disagreeing with the idea that people have different beliefs in what is true, I'm only suggesting that no other ideology aims to seek out and stop oppression across the board as much as Anarchism objectively. People often believe Anarchism is about chaos, "communism"(read:state socialism), or even just "violence", but this is not what Anarchism is, and Anarchism is not what they are discussing when they believe that.

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

I'm happy for general interest, though I'm personally a big fan of Anarchist media/discussion and pushing it out there. There are a ton of general interest websites around so I don't really come here for that, but I like seeing "general interest" stuff that people who share politics with me are interested in.

Even on general interest sites, I never stop talking about radical politics, so I'm def not going to stop here personally. :)