cyberrose

cyberrose wrote

Instead we want to propose a set of tools and methods that will not only help us strike back against the psychological assaults of capitalist society, but will also address the underlying social factors that are at the root of mental illnesses.

Not sure if I miss something but where are those?

For me it does not have to be proposals of the same people; I'm fine with any hint for (psychological) affinity groups or self practice.

Personally I read some stuff from "critical psychology" and think it helped me a lot with my personal thinking but somehow I don't get more practical stuff. I germany there is stuff like FORT/MRT but if you don't have an existing group or want to found one its hard to get information on actual methods and stuff like that.

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cyberrose wrote

If I really want to do it: Planing and lists of (small) next steps. If not: Just accept you don't want to (or accept you still have to). For actual doing: Either it comes naturally and I'm able to just tackle it. Or I want to do it then I try to tackle some next step in time boxes where I try to focus.

But tbh, I seldomly have problems with this stuff. I have times where I don't do anything and just accept that. But I also have periods I do stuff and I'm happy with it. This organized behavior is mainly also just for phases where I want to do more than I have time. So maybe I'm not the best source if you need motivational stuff.

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cyberrose wrote

Bookchinites talk about communization? Okay I think I get what they mean by that but still it's a completely different theory.

To your list, I would add theorie communiste at least in Europe it feels like they have most impact (beside Dauve) on the field. There are also quite some smaller groups going in this direction not identifying themself with communization but also rarely giving new impulses to the theory. For reading I would mention Endnotes and SIC.

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cyberrose wrote

Sorry for my off-topic reaction on one text:

Did not read all of that and just started aith Anti-Tiqqun. First I'd like to say I'm also not a big fan of Tiqqun.

But do you think the text is good? It starts of with communziation, and I ask me why since quite some branches of communization theory would rather exclude tiqqun or invisible committee and such. Also the explanation of what this theory is about does, at least in my view, not get the point. For example the point on the proletariat; in communization theory this is actually what they are talking about: dissolving the classical proletariat and turning to surplus proletariat. And in the end dissolving the proletariat during communization in total.

To me it seems they try to take opposition to communization without thinking what they have in common with them (and it seems they have quite some things in common).

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cyberrose wrote

Also: Just wanted to say that I really like your videos. They are always wholesome and empowering. You transport a warm feeling without giving people the feeling that "just leeting the world be as it is and be cool with it". I feel good and also every time have a little more energy to go on. It's really great seeing all the awesome people all around the world sharing such points; this makes me think there is still hope for a good ending of humanity. Thanks for being awesome, thanks for being there <3

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cyberrose wrote

Why not calling it what it is? Sure over use of terms does not bring benefits but these people will definitely fit in one or another fascism definition. It's not about "evil" or "bad guys". And knowing what it is also shows what danger lies in it and gives you tools to act.

Your strategy seems to be aimed in not letting such movement rise. And thats really important. But after fascism appears and shows publicly there has also to be direct action against it before it's too late. This means you + the people around you won't be enough. Which does not mean you need a mass movement. There are other organizational tactics more fitting for this kind of work. So what I'm trying to say: Maybe my logic is a bit backwards (but I don't think so since the points you mentioned are also fundamental) or I just see different layers of escalation calling for different responses.

I just wanted to point out that organization, not for mass movement but for establishing vivid resilient connections, is needed for being able to defend you and your surrounding if shit hits the fan... I mean not being prepared broke revolutionaries (anarchists and communists) not just once the neck.

Also will look into the books you mentioned... And sorry if I'm hard to read; it's not my mother tongue.

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cyberrose wrote

what i'll say is this isn't how I understand being communist. Communism is one thing, but being a communist means participating in communization.

Yes but thats also a very specific and in general not the most popular view on communism. And self defining communist groups (at least here) are not really working on changing this since the 80s or so. I just think the writing person did not have this in mind?

I like your points.

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cyberrose wrote (edited )

I think I, as anti authoritarian communist, am starting to learn what this individualism is about. Also I think my viewpoints are not completely different than whats described in the text. I have the liberating nihilism in common. I share the knowledge that a utopia in the future can not (really) be imagined. I also share the point to start from the now and here. The only thing I could not come over (and currently still don't want to) is the aim to create something new from the ashes of the old. I can not relate to the joy of pure destruction, I don't have to have a concrete future in mind to work for a future I can relate to.

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cyberrose wrote

Always remember: You are not responsible for what another people does to his/herself. Breaking up is no abuse and if you feel it's the right thing he has to deal with it.

I also have a bad feeling if you let yourself feel responsible for another persons well being. In the end it will just hurt your own.

Just be clear, just be fair, just tell the truth. That's everything you could and should do.

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