is anarchism impossible
intro’d to Anarqxista Goldman via twitter convo she was having w nika dubrovsky on nft’s where @Anarqxista asked: ‘Why do NFTs exist?” is a question which tells us who we have become.’
then found this tweet.. of article she just wrote.. 8 pg pdf ish – Is Anarchism Impossible
Is Anarchism Impossible? This is a short essay I have written today which will take 10-15 minutes to read addressing how anarchism might be promoted in a capitalist prison of a world. https://t.co/1KF0Cv1y5dhttps://t.co/0KelScfK9A
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Anarqxista/status/1482719771158274048
anarchism is impossible (due to the reality of coercive capitalism) and if it wasn’t.. it would have happened by now wouldn’t it?.. why doesn’t anarchism ever happen?.. people are trapped by capitalism and unable/unwilling to do what it takes (which may be hard) to break free from it..
hari rat park law et al
people want stuff and anarchism.. they want the trapping of c whilst being somewhere on the way to anarchism as well..a combo it is not clear is either on offer nor even actually possible (much less desirable)
‘you can’t create anarchism by capitalism’ .. as i have put things before.. mandates an active/engaged anarchist difference of both values and org..
i have written about.. in ‘a handbook for anarchist insurrection’.. and anarchist community which becomes an evangelistic community for anarchism by means of mutual aid, holding things in common (*commonism), gifting (**just giving people things because they need them) and creating an econ set of relationships between people generally which is a ***refusal to calc who owes what to who or how much any one actually has at all..t
**gift\ness et al.. perhaps let’s try/code money (any form of measuring/accounting) as the planned obsolescence w/ubi as temp placebo.. where legit needs are met w/o money.. till people forget about measuring
if we can org selves economically in another way.. essentially creating new kinds of relationships.. t
imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..
if anarchists don’t stop being capitalists then how can anarchism ever really take place?
the issue here is how people who have been forced c’s for all their existence and who live in the c heartlands, can ever become anything else or how those who say they want to be anarchists and live as anarchists can do so in contexts in which even sharing food w a homeless person might get you arrested..
we need anarchists who are anarchists and not half anarchists or pseudo anarchists who want to be civilized c’s some of the time and anarchic rebels during the rest of the time.. it is my charge that you cannot be half an anarchist.. half an anarchist is no anarchist at tall.. have to go all the way otherwise just another consumerist on political spectrum.. they are a look.. not a vital force for change ora genuine/realistic political alt..
we are told over and over gain that its impossible to not live as a capitalist in this world.. capitalism makes it as difficult as possible to achieve w/o harsh punishments.. but my issue is then this: as anarchists, isn’t our only possible response to this to be ‘challenge accepted’
but that’s what we’ve been doing..