Dear God no! Not another episode of The Haters!
This week (or whatever) we're going to talk about the dumbest eye candy movies we've seen for a long time: Crimson Peak. Venture capitalists beware, morbid incestuous twins want to sell you bloody clay and kill your babies!
From MTL Counter-info
This was originally written as a reflection after visiting friends while they were imprisoned in Mexico City. They have now been released, but the discussions we had concerning dignity and responses to repression are still relevant. I hope that this can contribute to ongoing discussions within Montreal and elsewhere about how and when anarchists interact with repression, and maintenance of dignity.
From Rojava Plan
Anarchism, once a powerful movement is now in sharp decline. Although the ideals are prospering in new sister movements, the symbols and language of anarchism are declining. Rojava is a good lesson for anarchists.
From The Haters
Welcome to our special crushing the dreams of children edition! This episode we eviscerate the statist communalism of comic book heroics and goofball treatment of serious violence as featured in a movie from 2014 at the request of a mother whose daughter LOVES the film. Listen, and enjoy!
Find it on archive.org here: https://archive.org/details/Episode9GuardiansOfTheGalaxy
When I was six-years-old my anarchist dad smuggled me a copy of Jurassic Park against my mom’s prohibitions. “When you can read it, you can read it,” he said, and within a year I had not only learned every last word, I’d read my fraying copy cover to cover dozens of times in the boring waits at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and welfare offices. Surrounded by a filthy concrete dystopia I read again and again with wide eyes as the Cassandra character inveighed against rigid systems of control as prone to diminishing returns and inevitable catastrophe, spoke about how hunter gatherers worked far less and played far more. I was hooked. Between survivalist day camps and Zerzan tracts at the used bookstore primitivism gave me wonderful ammunition against the myriad tyrannies that littered my existence, from elementary school to the hustles of poverty.
This is episode 8, in which we indulge in at least ten ad hominem attacks on Eli Roth, because he deserves it. Green Inferno is a terrible, pointless bullshit movie and Eli Roth is a dickhead fratboy. No surprises there, I guess.
The interesting thing is this jerk thought he could put forward a meaningful critique of "social justice warriors". That should be a relatively easy task, but Roth clearly was not up to it.
0:00-3:27 Trailer Impressions
-1:49 Ben, ready to give the White frat boy the benefit of the doubt. Like a bro.
3:36-35:25 Groans and Insults
-3:57 this film wins the unfortunately highly sought-after award for Haters' most offensive piece of shit yet.
-4:21 First ad hominem attack...
Re-Evaluation Counseling (R.C.) is an organization created in the United States by Harvey Jackins and others in the 1960's. The stated intention of R.C. is to spread the process of “co-counseling” in order to assist people in resolving past trauma and also as a tool for “social change.” RC, as an organization, has spread throughout the world, and exists in most major cities in the U.S. as well as a variety of places around the world. It is informally referred to as “co-counseling” by many adherents.
#1 – Anarchism is meaningless
Never mind that 90%+ of people that call their selves anarchists are actually just closet (statist) communists, and never mind that a large proportion of those left are overtly capitalist, it has to be said that anarchism has been used as a label for such a diverse range of political ends, that as a political term it is now completely useless.
From Institute for Anarchist Studies - by Michelle Renee Matisons and Aalexander Reid Ross
For a book that advertises itself as a “shift in strategy and tactics,” Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has an overwhelmingly dispiriting tone, and is riddled with contradictions. While DGR provocatively addresses many pressing social and ecological issues, its opportunistic, loose-cannon theoretical approach and highly controversial tactics leaves it emulating right-wing militia rhetoric, with the accompanying hierarchical vanguardism, personality cultism, and reactionary moralism.