Topic of the Week: Millenarians
Anarchists have a long history of millenarian-type myths: from Ernest Coeurderoy's bloody visions of a cossack invasion to the modern-day peak oil/collapse theory.
In what ways have you internalized these myths, acted on them, or lived and acted alongside others who do? Since apocalypse fears have been present for a very long time in civilized human history (and so far none have fully fruited), and clearly have a role in the anarchist universe, are they to be viewed as typical, even for a subculture that should be bent on weirdness? Should this normalcy suggest we distance ourselves (or be above) these fantasies? Can we be above what inspires them in creating our relationships outside and against the mainstream? Or does the anarchist flare for the end breath life into our wildest, most innovative, most inspired eu/dystopian fantasies?