In his recent essay on IGD, Peter Gelderloos argued that Trump isn’t a departure from American democracy, but is simply its latest, most vile creation. While Trump is not a strict fascist, contends Gelderloos (a long time anarchist writer, organizer, and thinker), part of Trump’s appeal is that he seeks to re-strengthen white supremacy at a time when many people are losing faith in the State and the economic system, while offering ready-made enemies and easy answers to complex problems.
by Daniel Shkolnik MAR 1 2017 5:44 PM
Spain's economic recession has led to a proliferation of "okupas," or squats, that combine vaguely illegal housing with leftwing ideology. For the feminists of Seville's La Revolución, who occupy a 125-year-old building owned by a bank, that means no men are allowed.
“The world still sings. But the warnings are wise. We have lost much, and we’re risking much more. Some risks, we see coming. But there are also certainties hurtling our way that we fail to notice. The dinosaurs failed to anticipate the meteoroid that extinguished them. But dinosaurs didn’t create their own calamity. Many others don’t deserve the calamity that we’re creating.” - Carl Safina, The View From Lazy Point
LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio02282017
Local Girl Scout scandal: need for AUTHORITY. Facebook calls for "global community"
(read integration into world Machine). Age of Disbelief, More Dead Cops, Peak Sand?
Walden Pond "stillness" from a video game; Toxic online "discourse" - Rx is more tech-
nology; sense of smell - AI's algorithms are better. Toys spying on families. Anti-authori-
tarian resistance - not nihilist enough?
From Black and Green Review - by Sky Hiatt
The advanced civilization of the present is marketed as a stronghold of fortified security where citizens can confidently live out their lives free from the dangers posed by uncivilized life. Life spans advance, health improves, and we are protected from the threat of wildlife attacks, attacks from nation states or terrorist invasions. Considering this popular narrative on its own terms, it would seem that those fortunate enough to be living in such societies would be typified by fearlessness and living fearless lives. But, ironically, though securities have advanced and proliferated, our fears have not receded. To the contrary, they have evolved in step and thus are ever-escalating. So far at least, our fears are always one step ahead of our security technologies.
From The Conjure House
Imagine for a moment you’re at a bar and there’s an immigrant in front of you.
He’s quiet, but not antisocial, casually dressed but not sloppy. He seems just like anybody else except he isn’t. What you don’t know is he’s been working as an aviation programs engineer and even helped design fly-by-wire planes, in which manual controls are entirely replaced by computers. Smart guy, very talented, “high energy” as Il Duce might say; a success story from India and right out of American mythology.
Now, behind him, a new sound; old, fearful, you hear a hellish cry: “GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!”