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With the ageing of the population in many developed countries (due to more longevity, lower birth rates, and in some cases emigration -or even circulation if far way enough- of youth) a lot of people will be kinless when they're old. Family members and friends drift off or die off, there are other trends in lifestyles and tech that tend towards isolation, except for some virtual 2nd life simulator that's proposed in San Junipero. Are anarchists, due to their ideas being against the grain, more likely to have a falling off with their family and due to arguments or disagreements about so many things? And does scene/milieu drama lead them to be banned or cancelled from spaces or lead to nasty spats that end up in burning bridges? If you don't have kids, who will inherit the debt of care?

In some countries with disproportionate amount of lonely old people, the government has come up with things like housing projects for old people with incentives for young people, students, to come and live for an affordable price in exchange for some hours of care for the elderly. How would such arrangements look under covid, when the youth are blamed (wrongfully and rightfully in cases) for going out to have fun while endangering older people? In a mass culture everyone is an anon irl, less care for one another, even a blanket disdain for those in the "public space" left, lines at stores and traffic in roads or sidewalks, symptoms like road rage and mass shootings.

With unemployment and automation and UBI, will amazon warehouse old people? Will the dream of cryogenics be revived not as a promise of future life but as an euphemism (just like baby farming was used in some cases as an euphemism and cover for infanticide) to kill off the elderly and provide for easy storage or maybe the brain data will be downloaded/uploaded, instead of an urn?

Thing is people handled and herded as populations by governments and corporations, en masse are seen as a problem, aspects of biology and life cycle are treated as problems. Charitable and empathetic anarchists, if they're delirious utopians like Fourier, might imagine or even propose a world in which no person is unloved and everyone has a roof over their head, where no one is abandoned in illness or old age. It's hard enough to care after one person, have they arranged for their own care at old age and that of their old comrades and friends? How are prisoner support efforts examples of how anarchist organize care? What state and corporation technocrats with cold utilitarian logics will produce are "care systems" (alt. grassroots "support networks") like the health care system, making everyone a patient, like a machine that will put old people in an assembly line and wipe their asses and inject them with love and care.

But this trend and fate to a kinless old age is written since childhood as well. Kids moving around, put in a school, changed from classrooms, then off to job college, all different places, a miracle any relationships are maintained from skip to skip, specially when the focus is not on that but on goals and metrics. At least they have peers and friends, but what about the kids that will have grown with their critical years of development under the covid measures, the digital classroom, their microcosm of a bedroom or house? I'm not considering any other aspect other than the prospect of kinlessness in this stream of consciousness ramble.

Are these "social problems" which anarchists are tasked to resolve as a core part of their mission statement as kooky utopians or just the context in which they will live and decisions will be taken? In the end, a lot of the time is not so bad to be alone, maybe even specially as an anarchist. But what about being alone in caring for one person when it becomes so labor intensive that there's no room for all the other aspects of your life? As the % of old and unemployed increases the bulk of the population will be seen as a burden.