_caspar_

_caspar_ wrote

"but how can anarchism be anything other than a lifestyle?"

for most its nothing other than politics.

"Does lifestylism just mean that you don’t support an anarcho-Communist scheme for world domination?"

yes.

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_caspar_ wrote

depends on context:
how comfortable is each person confronting disagreeable ideas?
is each person willing to take the other in good faith?
what is the goal of each person? is someone just looking to win?
how much do you personally care for the person you disagree with? how much do they care about you?

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_caspar_ wrote

that's interesting. I used dialog to describe a back-and-forth, so they claim there wouldnt be that kind of reciprocity?

the same objects that enforce the state also make space for the state to be undermined.

this is even more interesting given technology's role in state formation. it seems almost overwhelmingly so states' ability to be undermined has been increasingly asymmetrical, especially since fossil fuels.

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_caspar_ wrote

Ive only read Nomadology: The War Machine taken from 1000 Plateaus, but will have to pick up the rest at some point.

"unstable" doesn't imply that there will be a necessary transition to a state society because there's some kind of fault in the way they are structured,

that's kind of what I thought, the key word being necessary. some (non-state societies) give way to the "increasingly imperative messages," but at the same time emit their own, leading to desertion and nomadism. kind of an asymmetrical dialog or something maybe? asymmetrical, in that the pervasiveness of states increased over time.

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_caspar_ wrote

"All history does is to translate a coexistence of becomings into a succession. And collectivities can be transhumant, semisedentary, sedentary, or nomadic, without by the same token being preparatory stages for the State, which is already there, elsewhere or beside.

...the contemporaneousness or coexistence of the two inverse movements, of the two directions of time—of the primitive peoples "before" the State, and of the State "after" the primitive peoples—as if the two waves that seem to us to exclude or succeed each other unfolded simultaneously in an "archaeological," micropolitical, micrological, molecular field."

very interesting idea that breaks apart the teleology of non-state -> state, and linear time. is this in 1000 Plateaus?

"hence the functional and intrinsic instability of these primitive societies"

are they claiming states initially arise out of an anticipation of their arrival due to the unstable nature of non-state lifeways?

"the nomads do not precede the sedentaries; rather, nomadism is a movement, a becoming that affects sedentaries, just as sedentarization is a stoppage that settles the nomads."

this brings to mind James C Scott's findings: "Sedentism and the first appearance of towns were typically seen to be the effect of irrigation and of states. It turns out that both are, instead, usually the product of wetland abundance. We thought that sedentism and cultivation led directly to state formation, yet states pop up only long after fixed-field agriculture appears." - Against the Grain

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_caspar_ wrote (edited )

some nutrition notes for they or anyone who is worried about covid.

vitamins to prepare getting sick:
vitamin b12 and/or b-complex
vitamin c: 1g /day
vitamin d: sunlight outside for 30min a day
magnesium: 300mg-400mg daily (or found in leafy greens, avocados, dark chocolate, bananas, and legumes)
zinc: 10mg /day
lactoferrin: 250mg /day (or found in high quality cow's milk)
good probiotics
maybe vitamin k
maybe quercetin

foods:
tulsi tea, green tea and coffee for caffeine
legumes
eggs
good cheese and butter (minimally processed)
meat and bone broth (can be made by slow simmering beef or chicken bones)
vegetables and fruit, especially leafy greens and berries (frozen can stretch further)
cook with tumeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon
probiotic rich foods: good yogurt without additives, kimchi, sauerkraut
apple cider vinegar (good in dressings, sauces, or drink diluted with water and lemon juice before eating)
only cook with: coconut (low or high heat), high quality butter (low heat), ghee (high or low heat), avocado (high heat), olive oil (low heat).
avoid PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acid) oils like corn, vegetable, canola, peanut, or any other seed oils
avoid white flour, fast food, processed foods \

additions to the above in case you get sick:
asprin or tylenol (avoid Ibuprofen)
pepcid (famotidine)
benadryl
up the dosages of zinc to 30mg/day
lots more tulsi tea or pill form
lots more vitamin c: 2g -3g /day
eucalyptus oil (drop a few drops in boiling water, and breath steam with towel over head throughout the day)
more bone broth

if anyone else has additions, Im interested also. this could be a thread of its own.

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_caspar_ wrote

what's really wild is that all this time and effort spent fussing over a link in a sidebar, and ushering folks to vote over it, you couldve had a lengthy discussion about anarchist ideas, or maybe about what to do in actual daily life.

not that it wouldve been a guaranteed good discussion, but hopefully it wouldve been something better than this.

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_caspar_ wrote

I feel these are good introductions to anarchist thought for the "Overview":

Anarchism by Voltairine de Cleyre poetically breaks down different tendencies of the time, then describes her own

What is an Anarchist? by Émile Armand is another older, but eerily relevant take

The Anarchist Tension by Alfredo M. Bonanno is listed under "Further Reading" but really belongs in "Overview," as it sums up very well the anarchist position in the post-industrial era.

maybe someone knows a good contemporary intro that critically takes the internet age into account?

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_caspar_ wrote (edited )

Pirahã by a landslide!

its already too easy to reject Noam at this point, but Daniel Everett's story made it even easier. woah, Ive been shitting on Chomsky alot today, guess someone's gotta do it.

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_caspar_ wrote

ha, I can see how someone would see that from the film, though the Ethan Hawke character was really following Christian values to their more extreme conclusion.

but seriously, that is just a string of tacked together tendencies. each have their own histories, though an interesting practice could be built on all three (and perhaps has). the text Desert has been described as "green nihilism" in Alejandro de Acosta's review of that text.

one could argue that eco-extremist groups fall under those terms as well, but that is debatable depending on the ideology of the group.

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_caspar_ wrote (edited )

I disagree. I think what someone believes matters quite alot, as it frames the story. a story has been told for many years that Chomsky's perspective is what anarchism either looks like, or should look like. this recuperative effect conflates anarchism with Chomsky's brand of democratic socialism, or maybe at his more radical moments, a sympathy with anarcho-syndicalism. because of his clout within the academy, various media outlets, and publishers, the myth has been able to propagate to the extent that he has become "the world’s most famous anarchist who isn’t one." - from Bob Black's review of "On Anarchism" (and Chomsky's position in general) which explains this myth in detail.

the problem I see with having that text in an intro to anarchist ideas list, is that it further propagates this myth.

thanks for offering to add suggestions, Ill try and think of some. /u/subrosa offered some good ones.

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_caspar_ wrote

the entire list is fine for what it is (if I put on the nitpick hat, I would question where is TAZ, or anything by Bey/PLW?) but the "Overview" intro is largely what you seem to be sick of.

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_caspar_ wrote

the "Overview" section (aside from Emma) is all socialist/communist class struggle oriented, and even includes non-anarchist Chomsky.

shouldn't there be a less biased intro for folks interested in anarchist praxis?

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_caspar_ wrote

"Organisation appears only where existence is thwarted." -Frére Dupont

the meme doesnt seem interested in what leftism should or shouldnt be, but rather in describing how it tends to function.

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