deeppurplehazedream

deeppurplehazedream wrote

I frequently think politics is mostly the organization and distribution of social violence. There have to be a lot of shared assumptions about what is going on for a safe space to discuss something. It does take some good faith in the sense that you have an open mind and are willing to change your mind as well as the others being open to changing their ideas, behavior, etc..

My experience online with one old friend in particular was extremely time consuming and, in the end, I felt a failure. Despite their assurances that we were just going to have to agree to disagree it seemed obvious that they were just trying to be heard by as many people as possible and had absolutely no interest in considering an open discussion. There's a video in a series called the alt-right playbook-Never Play Defense-that I liked but in the end the suggestion was just to avoid those discussions which I ended up doing with that person. Maybe I could have just tried taking our discussions to a more private pace and stayed on better terms because I didn't actually mind discussing a lot of things with them.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

Doing a search on Raddle for "movie" and similar terms brings up a trove of information on the general topic. Whether it is a good introduction to non-anarchists might be related to what that person is already interested in. For example, someone who likes history or whatever. It's a good question, but I don't think there's any easy answer.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

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I know this is serious but I can't help it...have you tried asking your phone about this? Remember, be calm and non-confrontational.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote (edited )

For me, politics is about how society is organized. In “civilized society” social hierarchy is presupposed, so much so that most people think that hierarchy is the totality of politics. Another way to say this is: politics is about power. Hierarchy is centralized power. Anarchists want equality so power should be decentralized.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

Downwardly mobile white social identity, limited education, doesn't realize Hawaiian shirts should be one size larger, has heard these same ideas over and over in various often subtle ways, peculiar American (U.S.) individualism...narrow minded bigot who wants "change"...

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