moxie on anarchism
Anarchists distinguish themselves by asserting a direct and unobstructed link between thought and action, between desires and their free fulfillment.
We reject all societal processes that break that link—such as private property, exchange relations, division of labor, and democracy.
We call that broken link alienation.
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.
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.
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
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.. 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
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.
not legit voice
we need to let go of that reductionism.. that obstruction..
2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people