writinglucy

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writinglucy wrote

I think the major concern is that, regardless of the action the US is taking, it is almost certainly illegal. That is to say it has not been authorized by the UN Security Council or General Assembly, or anything else. If we want to live in a sane world international law has to apply equal to the weak and the powerful. Furthermore, laws provide for order and stability. If nation states would jointly develop and follow laws the world would be a much safer place. Of course, it has developed laws but those laws are unenforceable because the US and other powerful countries can flaunt them with impunity.

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writinglucy wrote

I think it's a symptom of the broader collapse of faith in mainstream institutions. Most Americans (and probably most people in the world) have been living under recession like conditions for the past several decades thanks to neoliberalism. After so many decades of class warfare the people are bound to lose faith in whoever and whatever has been said to be running the show. The real struggle now is for the left to win this information war by speaking concretely about people's physical needs.

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writinglucy wrote

Hello! Apparently I'm writinglucy. That's also my handle on reddit. I'm currently on the road living out of my car. Lately I've been giving some serious thought to ditching my car and hitchhiking/train hopping after the New Year. We'll see. In any case I'm an idealistic young person living all over the US. As for politics I think labels are silly but I'm increasingly comfortable thinking of myself as an anarcho-communist. Honestly I haven't done nearly enough reading so I'm very uneducated when it comes to politics. I've listened to a shit ton of Chomsky lectures, read many of his articles, and read some of the staples of Leftist thought: State And Revolution, The Mass Strike, The Communist Manifesto, The Conquest of Bread. I'm working my way through Mutual Aid right now. After that I think I'll read Reform or Revolution. I've been itching to read some Max Stirner because he sounds very interesting but one thing at a time. I'm way behind on my political education. I'm always open to suggestions as well!

Anyways this has turned into a very long introduction but since I've been on the road I have nothing else to do but write long posts and journal a lot. That's all for now!

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writinglucy wrote

That's very interesting. I'd be very interested in hearing more about you flopped around ideologically. My transition was much more straightforward. When I was younger (10 - 14) I was fairly conservative, read Tom Clancy books, thought America was great and communism was bad, and generally had a pre-pubescent undeveloped brain incapable of critical thinking. However, through high school I became an edgy atheist and baby social democrat. Through my experiences in colleges and up until now I went from being a baby socdem to a big boy anarchist. To be fair I've been a socialist for a while but I didn't think I'd done enough reading to know if I would call myself an anarchist comfortably. After reading the Bread Book though I'm decided. Anyways, tell me more about your journey!