celebratedrecluse

celebratedrecluse wrote

indirect communication, facilitated by the "community", is in many cases a form of harassment where the abuser continues to force their presence on their victim, creating a sense of inescapability and retriggering them consistently. this delays or aborts healing processes in many cases, regardless of the intent of the "community" or the perpetrator.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

i think finding a source of income and surviving the pandemic might be a good first step, and then looking for a different housing situation down the road after you've been able to save or otherwise prepare. we are all in a bit of a strange situation right now. you have my empathy and solidarity, good luck and be in touch~

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celebratedrecluse wrote (edited )

I downvoted this comment, which is something i almost never do, because it comes across to me as feigning ignorance of the reality that in many cases abuse allegations brought to the attention of anarchist social groups result in victims being compelled to engage with "restorative justice" practices which cater to the perpetrators who have social capital/privilege within the subcultural space.

In turn, this comes across to me, with this inference I listed above, as a form of gaslighting with broad systemic implications for the reproduction of very harmful norms within social spaces vital to the well being of vulnerable people, for example queer and trans people in my direct experiences. however, it is possible you just have a completely different experience than me, i would like you to please address this though because as it stands your comment really irks me for its dismissive tone.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I think the "eviction" (i hesitate to call it that loaded word, because this is not the same kind of state violence which the word usually refers to) actually led to very positive changes and internal dialogue not only in Crimethinc's circles, but also in the white north american anarchist discussions generally. There is still a lot of labour to do and movement to make on antiracism within anarchist spaces, but for example i don't think the makeup of the north american george floyd protests (which had and have a considerable anarchist component from what i understand) would be the same without this important (to anarchists, anyway) historical moment centering the issues of whiteness within anarchism in that moment, and making this whiteness an issue seriously discussed and engaged with by a plurality of anarchists going forward.

It was just one small part of a very large process and collective history, however it played its role and has an enduring legacy to the point we are still talking about it on multiple continents.

This isn't to say that I would wholesale agree with everything the APOC participants in the eviction would or did say in their perspective, but i think it was a significant moment for anarchists that undeniably had some positive downstream effects.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Consider using raddle's image upload capability on our forum, in conjunction with linking to these images on a wiki page, to create a portfolio for people which is available publicly.

Obviously, you will want to remove any identifying data or metadata first, like any EXIF or pictures of real people, etc

Good luck!

raddle.me/wiki/Protectyaneck_Portfolio

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celebratedrecluse wrote

make sure to scope out the area ahead of time, note the model #s of the routers you are interested in, then check if something open source like openwrt, librecmc, ddwrt, or another firmware can be flashed to it. All those projects have lists of supported devices on their websites/wikis etc

If you are using the stock firmware, I would not connect it to your network or anything that could be traced back to you! use open source or regret it.

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celebratedrecluse wrote (edited )

additionally, the attitudes most anarchists appear to have about how to deal with abuse are incredibly shallow in my experience, and have much more to do with who is friends with them rather than shared values and desires about how social space should be constituted. Again, I do not think this is unique, perhaps it is exaggerated due to the explicitly theoretical discourse of anarchist and other radical spaces, but you can see liberals doing the same thing, you can see people of all political and apolitical bents doing the same things on a very regular and constant basis.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

How would anarchists deal with problematic people?

If we're being seriously honest and a bit cruel, most actual anarchists don't deal with any of these problems, and just ignore or alienate the people involved in them, perpetrator and victim alike. If you drill down on how this is not only unsatisfactory but also totally fucked up, usually they will say "well, in an ideal society, we will just kill the perpetrators", which is ironically the most authoritarian and unrealistic possible way of dealing with the problems; or, you get "let's rehabilitate everyone", which is totally idealistic, typically divorced from any concrete conception of how this would work in practice, and lends itself rhetorically to victim blaming and reperpetration down the road.

this is because anarchists are, as a subculture specific to this period in history, terminally unrealistic, disproportionately white, and most have very universalist and moralizing worldviews which they can never possibly follow through on. Since their politics is mostly posturing anyway, these discussions only ever happen in the abstract, despite the huge abuse problems within their community.

In this sense, anarchist and other radicool subcultures are an image of the dysfunctional dominant culture, which itself of course is actively reproducing abuse and hurtful behavioral norms all the time.

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

I've been reading some of the non-anarchist lit on that list and, i have to say, Principle of Communism has some pretty racist stuff right from the get go lol

because, i'm reading with an open mind and all, but my god: India has been "outside historical development for thousands of years"? "even china is heading for a revolution now?"

just really distracting, to say the least

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celebratedrecluse wrote

the USSR repelled a nazi attack and held its own against the US and its imperial allies for seventy years of constant hot wars and proxy conflicts across every continent, at incredible sacrifice of the common people. lol

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celebratedrecluse wrote

i will never understand the level of entitlement that comes from having an expensive vehicle and then putting inane shit that will make someone key it or smash the rear window out of spite.

i think these people, they have all the money they could want, but they just crave social interaction so they provoke a response. real white people problems, just sabotaging yourself so you can feel like a victim every now and again. "Tyranny" indeed lol

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