im writing an article on local politics and the no public feeding ban and its the same politicians as the gang injunction and oh my FLIPFLOP im going to lose my shit.
like i get so angry it motivates me and then i want to organize to delegitmize these fuckers via. fuck them and nothing REALLY prevents you from going to these protests and meetings and like talking openly about how ineffective and oppressive reform and capitalism are it just isn’t exactly encouraged now is it? i mean they keep putting forward shitty legislation our communities are not even fighting for reform for ourselves we’re fighting against the reforms being put in by pro capitalist middle class privileged political assholes.
we’re not allowed to speak out of turn or when the speaker and program are in order and nothing is participatory so you really gotta like roll up in to their meetings and be non apologetically questioning and critical and angry and direct and they can go fuck themselves with their polite public relations games.
i see you pigs. just saying.
in other news, i’m doing okay.
fuck this place
and this fascist reality
that only exists
for other people
anyway i’ll be writing about these dilemmas i suppose
okay so since becoming radicalized i’ve been learning so much about participating in local struggles/ organizing etc.
and it’s just so frustrating that all these people and all these ideas and all these strategies are recuperated by reform. like i’ve just about had it. i want to find a way to support local struggle, to share knowledge, to support efforts against or preventing problematic legislation, but i want to find other ways to organize as radicals as autonomous people for radicals, for ourselves. with our own strategies, if this has to be separate then so be it. hopefully simultaneous. i don’t believe in vanguardism, but i also no longer believe in left unity. SO BE IT DELETE ME. the end.
i am interested in supporting the community but i find this means i default to the community and lose way of how to support myself and define community for myself (which is my autonomy and my struggle).
i’ve noticed if we don’t participate in reform oriented (which is the default by the way even if the strategy and tactics aren’t openly discussed) then they are more easily misled by a few key well known speech makers or people with radical politics but ‘practical’ reform strategies who have the ‘respect of the people’ usually older or with positional power, part of some sort of organization or institutional credibility. i think we should continue participate to delegitimize these city oriented spaces as the people are often misled. but there has to be a way for us to do both and organize ourselves as radical anti capitalists for the abolition of these power dynamics without constantly deferring to recuperated strategies that rely on power. i’m over it. i need help.
i don’t want to hear all the theories of organizing and supporting and reaching the *hearts and minds* or meeting the *immediate needs of the people* but other feelings shared might really help about similar dilemmas/frustrations by other angsty anarquistas? please shit something other than nihilism.
Radical movements" which devote themselves to liberally-sanctioned causes like First Amendment rights, including those which appear temporarily most vibrant and energetic, are ultimately self-coopting and diversionary in terms of real social issues. Their "victories," in and of themselves, tend to reinforce rather than erode the functioning of the status quo.