deeppurplehazedream

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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deeppurplehazedream wrote

I’m reading Du Bois Black Reconstruction in America right now so I found it interesting that he is still being referred to. It took me a long time to see that racism connected (intersects) with class and patriarchy as all different forms of social hierarchy, but once I did I realized I had always been an anarchist.

Were you referring to just property taxes or the US in general as being the worst, or something else?

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

I am not a very good writer, but I keep thinking of doing something of a critique of social hierarchy. That is, social hierarchies are just the social organization of violence pure and simple, despite all the complexity. So this would be about trying to overcome violence and how humanity has basically gotten nowhere as a whole. But of course, this will never convince those who think hierarchy is natural or justified -" elitists". I know this is pretty abstract, so this would be a philosophy or political philosophy thing.

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