Category Archives: Anarchy

Authenticity and Security Culture

Authenticity is the exact point at which I depart from the post-structuralists and post-modernists. They can’t place agency -they find no sound argument for its existence. They harp on Heidegger for this emphasis on authenticity. But I’m no…

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Anarchist Revolution and the Middle Class

Anarchist Revolution and the Middle Class State and Capital The State was not born a capitalist state: it was feudal and colonial, but not capitalist. The State spread through colonialism and the accumulation of wealth to itself. It dispossessed (and still does dispossess) peoples of the land held in common …appropriating it and creating class […]

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Fighting the Systems Within Us

[image originally from here] You Say Fair, I Say Faire… Hello. So, it has been some time since I jotted down some thoughts here, so here goes nothing – what interesting things can I write to you of… Well, the spring time is finally here – and not a moment too soon. Not to wrangle […]

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Violence Towards Authoritarians

There are a few very important points that are often overlooked in these anarchist debates about violence towards authoritarians. Consider this one point first with me: violence (in this specific context) is a form of communication and conflict. Two people having an intellectual conflict about, I don’t know …drinking beers get into a debate, maybe […]

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Memory: Self, Identity, Ideology, and Anarchy (notes)

These are just some notes and some arguments that come to mind when considering the strange conflicts my contemporary comrades have with Subjectivity, Identity Politics, Ideology, and Anarchy (or, anarchist struggle): Our sense of self, our identities …

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Ramblings 10 to a Negative Power: Systems of Consequence

Systems of Consequence I think there is a subtle critique beneath many anarchist arguments of artificial systems of consequence as opposed to organic systems of consequence. What I mean by these terms is that the environmental conditions (the material …

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Pathological Anarchist

Pathological Anarchist A Case Study   Self-Definition in 3 Complexes   Introduction   For a while now, I have been trying to understand the connections between my life history, character, values, and philosophical beliefs. Through fairly…

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(fuck) The Venus Project and Zeitgeist Movement

I want to state very clearly, right from the beginning, that I am beyond mere skepticism about the Venus Project (cadre) and the Zeitgeist Movement. The three full-length videos were annoying: between some vague and possibly sound conclusions about eco…

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Thinking about the Functional Designation of Space

the below comment is a response to this article I think there is (a big) something to be said about the relationship between ideas and material space… this focus on experimentation. There seems to be a different result in the ideas that come from…

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About Anarchist Argumentation…

(in reply to questions like “what would an anarchist economy look like then?” and such things). There is a real problem with simply identifying what we don’t like (the State, the capitalist mode of production and distribution, authority, etc.): one can simply reply that there are many necessary things one might not like and then […]

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Concept Mapping Anarchism

So after watching this talk: David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization I have become somewhat more enthusiastic about the idea of visually representing information. Like the speaker, I had read Tor Norretranders’ book the User Illusion and was inspired by it to reconsider the way I understand learning. This is only on top […]

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Falling in Love Again

Oh, for you ever so serious and on time blog readers, it has been some time since I last posted anything. I’m still here and still alive, and still not turning my back on the things I love. Just sometimes, you know… life gets in the way of things and the day-to-day gets a little […]

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Anarchy and the Burden of Proof

There are a number of perspectives one can entertain when thinking about anarchy, anarchism, etc. There is one in particular that I think is generally useful to consider even if it may fly in the face of the history of anarchist thought (some of it). I intend to outline some of the features of this […]

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What is left to write must not be writ.

Some Anarchists write of very deep, philosophical, historical, and ethical questions: they know their boundaries. Other Anarchists repeat the same drivel over and over again: they’ve memorized their rhetoric. Then there are Anarchists who put their pens to the tasks of strategy, tactics, daily life, and what to do: they know the difference between theory […]

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Movements: the Party you can’t vote for!

What is the Movement? Do you feel it next door? Does it whisper in your ear at night? Does it take the streets… or just scuff them? We know the answers to these questions, but can we define the Movement? Call it “the Movement”, call it “a Mass-Movement”, or just call it “Movement”: it will […]

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Establishmentarian Sophistry: the Non-Conformist paradox

Establishmentarian Sophistry: the Non-Conformist paradox How many times have you heard the argument that so-called non-conformists are still conformists because they conform to the norms of their milieu? Ok, so perhaps the argument usually isn’t worded in those terms… but you’ve heard it. The argument itself seems plausible: these people think of themselves as non-conformists, […]

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Psychologies from a Revolutionary Perspective

[This is taken from a letter in response to a comrade that wants to explore the importance of social-psychology for anarchist theory] History (and time in general) are of great importance to social-psychology, in my opinion. To me, this not only means evolution (the history of life), but social history, political history, etc. If a […]

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The Social-Psychological Revolution

What sort of revolution are we really after? We have called it the “Social Revolution” before, in opposition to a political revolution (where we would merely change the political and economic systems). This is a good start, but I believe that anarchist theory has become much more than even a social revolution. Surely, we seek […]

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Sexualism and Sexism (response to an Anarchy101 question)

This was a question asked on and it is a question I think is important, so I am posting both the question and my answer to it (which reveals why I think it’s an important question): Q: How does a male express sexual interest in a female without reproducing patriarchy or sounding artificial? “Many […]

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Capitalism from the Perspective of an Artist

Capitalism from the perspective of an artist… There are many ways to critique the capitalist mode of production, the consumer society, its spectacles, and the stultification of the spirit one suffers under its logic. While I have found most of these critiques intellectually sound, my heart is not touched by them. Not by Marx, Debord, […]

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