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Anarchist responses to/anarchistic strains within BlackLivesMatter

I find it interesting though not surprising that, while even the most hostile, not-wasting-my-time anarchists all but had no choice but to weigh in on Occupy in 2011, regardless of how distant from anarchist concerns the whole thing was, I've seen fuck-all in the way of anarchist responses to the BLM phenomenon. Certainly there was talk, action and networking going down in solidarity with Ferguson and a little when the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand juries led nowhere and the whole country was having demos, shutting down highways, etc.

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The notion of anarchists as a physically real group is delusion

Whether we are talking about Catalunyan ‘libertarians’ as a group or ‘anarchists’ as a group, it is illusion which becomes ‘delusion’ if one takes it ‘literally’ [realists take such concepts literally, while pragmatist idealists accept that such ideas can be useful].

New image procedure is death of @news?

So from this comment (http://anarchistnews.org/comment/211853#comment-211853), I decided to start a topic.

Lots of people keep on commenting on the image procedure (which I say instead of "policy" because I hate the word "policy"). Most of the comments are negative. I, myself, preferred worker's approach to thecollective's, so count me as negative too.

Why does this matter to people so much, tho? Like, seriously, as much as the images were funny, and value-added for the site, I never came here for them.

continued from the believer-logger

there's more to it than technology

its possible to find a fit for all kinds of different theories in the data simply by way of 'correlations'; i.e. rising technology, rising hollowness in civilized life, rising CO2 concentrations, rising temperatures, and of course, this can provide impetus for backing out of the alleged 'causal agencies', ... reduce the invasiveness of technology in society that is allegedly causing the hollowness, reduce the CO2 omissions that are allegedly causing the rising temperatures.

this is very simplistic reasoning.

continuing conversation from why it's right to resist

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.

continuing conversation from for the world to live

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.

continuing conversation from polyamory

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;

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