moxie on anarchism

from moxie marlinspikemoxie on democracy:

Anarchists distinguish themselves by asserting a direct and unobstructed link between thought and action, between desires and their free fulfillment.

tech to hasten ness getting us back/to fittingness


We reject all societal processes that break that link—such as private property, exchange relations, division of labor, and democracy.

yes.. property, exchange, work, democracy..

any form of of measuring/accounting and telling people what to do..

We call that broken link alienation.

missing pieces.. almaas holes law.. maté basic needs

Passions and desires can only be a delight when they are real and definite forces in our lives. In this condition of alienation, however, they are inevitably muted by the knowledge that the conditions of our existence are not under our control.

based on some finite set of choices.. from telling people what to do ness

ie: supposed to’s of school/work et al

In this context, dreams are only for dreamers, because our desires are constantly faced with the impossibility of action. In this sinister way, when we lose our connection with the desires and passions that drive us forward, it is impossible to wrest back control of our lives and we are left to linger in a condition of passivity. Even the desire to change the material and societal conditions that function on alienation is met with this passivity and hopelessness, essentially leaving them intact.

we can address that passivity if we focus on curiosity over decision making a means to facil daily ‘actions’ – doings/beings – via listening to the itch-in-8bn-souls .. first thing.. everyday..

because what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people

so.. begs a means to undo our hierarchical listening 

In this sense, anarchists are anti-political. We are not interested in a different claim to alienated power, in a different leadership, in another form of representation, in a regime change, or in anything that merely shuffles around the makeup of alienated power. t

love that paragraph

let’s org for that ie: 2 convers as infra

anarch\ism ness

Democracies require that laws, rules, and decisions be made separate from the circumstances that people find themselves in—thus forcing individuals into *predetermined and reactive roles, **rather than allowing for free-thinking individuals or groups of individuals to make decisions in various contexts at various times as they see fit.

*yes to that.. that’s what curiosity over decision making is about.. need to start w the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing everyday

**yes to that.. with caveat: if that even would happen.. (ie: that we would think we had to make decisions) .. we have no idea about that process/dance.. because we’re not yet seen/tried living we legit free people.. i’m thinking things like (and esp) decision making would become/seem irrelevant.. i see decision making as predetermined (about some predetermined finite set of choices) and so then.. reactive

black science of people/whales law .. david on science of people.. et al

‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

To organize for a vote, the complexities of an issue, its causes and effects, and its possible resolutions get reduced to yes or no, either or, for or against.

voting ness.. spinach or rock ness..

not legit voice

we need to let go of that reductionism.. that obstruction..



1\ undisturbed ecosystem (common\ing) can happen

2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people