Saturday, December 27, 2008

Anarchy in L.A.

I hate Anarchism. Pure and simple. I hate the intellectual ( and anti-intellectual ) constructs. I've known quite a few while living in Olympia WA.

Here is a sample of the Northwest Anarchist ideology:

The focus .... is to draw analysis and proposals as a fervent critique of the current anarchist* milieu in the Northwest specifically (looking at situations nationally and internationally). Drawing upon a praxis - theory into action - and an experimentation of tactics towards a complete social transformation. One towards the total destruction of society, capital, technology, morals, ideology, civilization (call it what one will) and the lineage of the existent. link

Woo-woo,total destruction of society, how badass. Its no surprise most are young, full of testosterone, and have few real social ties beyond their bong buddies and ideological echo chamber.

I've just written a meme-bomb for them and planted it on seattle.indymedia.org. here.

2 comments:

Charles said...

Well, either you just made up that ideology to give anarchism a further bad name (if anyone actually read your cute little blogs) or the "anarchists" you are talking about don’t even know the meaning of the term.

These people are simply looking for a glamorous label for selfish, antisocial behavior. The good news is that most of them eventually mature and abandon what they consider “anarchism.” The bad news is that while they’re around they tend to give anarchism a very bad name and eventually have gotten people to use Anarchy as a synonym for chaos. (Which I believe probably contributes to you "hate anarchism.")

In its narrowest sense, anarchism is simply the rejection of the state, the rejection of coercive government. Most anarchists reject not only coercive government, but also religion and capitalism, which they see as other forms of the twin evils, domination and coercion.

Charles said...

Well, either you just made up that ideology to give anarchism a further bad name (if anyone actually read your cute little blogs) or the "anarchists" you are talking about don’t even know the meaning of the term.

These people are simply looking for a glamorous label for selfish, antisocial behavior. The good news is that most of them eventually mature and abandon what they consider “anarchism.” The bad news is that while they’re around they tend to give anarchism a very bad name and eventually have gotten people to use Anarchy as a synonym for chaos. (Which I believe probably contributes to you "hate anarchism.")

In its narrowest sense, anarchism is simply the rejection of the state, the rejection of coercive government. Most anarchists reject not only coercive government, but also religion and capitalism, which they see as other forms of the twin evils, domination and coercion.