Reply to comment by /u/Naokotani in Kronstadt by /u/Tequila_Wolf


kestrel77 wrote

who said we wanted russia to be a liberal democracy?

we can recognize that our view of the soviet union is informed by propaganda while also condemning the people who ordered the political murder of anarchists.


kestrel77 wrote (edited )

i have what i consider to be an obvious natural right to live by virtue of the simple fact that i am alive. but, in reality i could die at any moment, possibly being killed by someone else. so in a material sense, what is a "right"? and does believing in them support our real movement?


kestrel77 wrote

really almost all of le guin's stuff counts, but another book of hers that i really like that i find is discussed less in radical circles is the lathe of heaven. like the dispossessed is the most obviously anarchist of her works, but lathe is about a man who finds that his dreams begin to change reality. he goes to seek psychiatric help and his psychiatrist develops a machine to control his dreams and "improve" the world. you can maybe already see the analogies and parallels... it's an amazing book, one of her less well known, but i highly recommend it all the time.