theblackcat wrote

Anarcho-Communists: Violent overthrow of the state / capital

Individualist Anarchists: Illegalism, propaganda of the deed

Green Anarchists: Industrial sabotage, put spikes in trees that maim or kill loggers, violently protect land/water from settlers / developers

Anarcha-Feminists: Kill your rapist

Are there any anarchist schools that are still welcome on reddit?


theblackcat wrote

Parents of bullies are usually bullies too, who emotionally torture their kids and then the kids repeat that behaviour on your kid. That's been my experience anyway, so talking to the parents of the bully probably won't help.

When I was a kid my aunt took me to the door of my bully's parents and talked to them, and it only made the bullying worse the next day at school.

The parents probably bullied the kid even more as punishment, which led to the kid taking it out on others even more.


theblackcat wrote (edited )

Green anarchism is all about resisting industry and living a simpler life with a smaller footprint. It's a way to remove yourself from the crushing machine to pursue a more sustainable lifestyle, and encourage others to follow the example you set. Everything we do in life, we do with intention and while thinking of the effects our actions have on everything else, right down to the micro-organisms in the soil. We avoid doing harm to things with no ability to defend themselves, while working to destroy the institutions and systems that power the machine that crushes the life out of our planet.


theblackcat wrote (edited )

Anarchism is above all a practice, not a theory. It is about actively working to end authoritarian relationships wherever they exist, and build non-authoritarian alternatives. It is not about trying to prescribe a way of life for an imagined place and time, and imagined people. It is for real people and dealing with real problems.

So instead of saying "how does an anarchist society deal with crime," you could say "what are non state solutions to anti-social behaviors?" Instead of asking how an "anarchist society" could deal with the environment or education, what are ways anarchists right now can live sustainably, and raise our children to share our values of horizontality and mutual aid, while still allowing them the autonomy to become whomever they want?

The goal here is less of having the same conversations about imaginary scenarios over and over, and maybe try to have more constructive discussion going. Thanks all!

Now that that's out of the way, I think we face sexual predators the same way we face fascists. We refuse them a platform (which they use to normalize their perversion) and meet them with violence if they attempt to organize or practice their fetish.

And what would the 'age of majority' be? Fluid based on characteristics, or a cultural 'please stay above 18' or '16' or what?

The size of the age gap between the two partners is what's important rather than any hard limit. Sex between a 50 year old and a 14 year old is not capable of being consensual. The power disparity is too great. But a 18 year old and a 16 year old is a different matter, and would then depend on the maturity of the individuals and the context (if there was any coercion or pressure).

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theblackcat wrote

Just goes to show that unemployed creatives are much more willing to take risks. When they phase out workers even more and replace with AI, maybe we'll finally get a revolution. We won't bite the hand that feeds us until it stops feeding us.