Rethinking Anarchism


Here We Go Again…
June 12, 2009, 5:32 am
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http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20090610193012591

The G20 is coming to Pittsburgh. Maybe I’ll go. I’ve honestly got better things to do, but I need a break. Work sucks. Organizing is hard. Time for a tear gas holiday?

Anarchists have been effectively corralled into regularly-scheduled spectacular protest. Everyone’s got a part to play. We do our thing. The cops do their thing. Everyone says- see you at the trial! and heads home for a few months.

The next protest comes, it starts all over again.

We need to go outside the experience of the enemy. Change the terrain and the actors. Capital is an enormous beast. Let’s find the weak spot and attack it there. I mean this metaphorically. I mean that we should organize rather than protest.

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I totally agree. Protests like this may good for the participants. To the degree that they are, great. Beyond that, I don’t know what the point is really.

Comment by Nate

But we’re like lemmings. We see the protest, we know we should avoid it for all the reasons you state, but then we jump off the cliff anyway. It doesn’t help that fashionable anarchist theory of late like insurrectionism gives mild encouragement to these things.

Comment by Brendan




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