Text from a leaflet distributed by anarchists in Hamilton, Ontario during the rally on climate rally there as part of the broader COP21 mobilizations.
yes to wher you are coming from but my interpretation may differ
as wittgenstein and whorf and others have observed, philosophy [trying to understand in discursive terms what is going on] is a battle against the bewitchment of our minds by the limitations of our noun-and-verb language-and-grammar.
an open letter to François Hollande
YOUR amazing stupidity will have its impact on my children too. did i vote for you? no, i don't have a vote in your country. does that stop you from fucking up the world that i live in? no, not at all, you superior egotist asshole, you are the 'beneficiary' of some idiotic process that has given you control of a powerful military, .. you have under your instruction, robotic-psychopathic forces to stir the world and thus to stir what unfolds for me and mine.
you make your point very well.
Ward Churchill makes the same point in ‘Chickens coming home to roost’ essay (September 12, 2001);
polyamory is not a feather in anarchism's cap
if you remove authority and its imposing of laws and principles and operate on a ‘relations are all there is’ basis where the ethos is 'cultivating, restoring and sustaining balance and harmony', then a long list of banned practices dissolve into the ambient background activity. in Singapore, chewing gum is a prohibited practice. would it make sense, in an anarchist Singapore, to say;
This seems like an interesting topic, not particularly related to "Bay Area Intifada", which is gonna go to page 2 before too long, so I thought I'd preempt it. I also want to defend my honour on the internet becuz I have nothing better to do apparently.
indigenous leaders are NOT despiritualized magicians aka spooks
Considering politicians make commemoration of victims of fascism while they make fascist policy against immigrants, it is necessary to distance and make own comments. It is important to compare Nazi politics in Germany before and after Kristallnacht with modern, present situation for immigrants in Denmark and other countries. Mentioning my case is not complaining than I like to speak from personal experience instead to make blabla revolutionary theory, people are egocentric and they fight on the basis of personal problems with the government, not only on the basis of theory.
your point is a key point, le way
in heraclitus' philosophy, strife = justice; i.e. strife is the stuff in the flux that fuels transformation. indigenous anarchists understand this and thus everyone is like volunteer strife-fighters who take on the responsibility for relationally transforming so as to dissolve strife in harmony;
this is also the way of many indigenous peoples; for example the 'peacemaking circles' of restorative justice are about individual and collective accountability, ... to use strife as the fuel of relational transformation, as 'the way of nature';
‘Realism’ is ‘what we commonly speak’ because our language is built for it and when we are in ‘reasoning mode’ or 'scientific thinking mode', we are using ‘realism’.
But we don’t have to use language literally, nor communicate via ‘realism’. We can over-ride 'realism' with 'intuition'.
What is ambiguous is whether, when a person is communicating with language (as contrasted with signals and gestures), their message is ‘realist’ or whether it ‘pragmatist idealist’ (intuitionist).