General discussion

continuing conversation from why it's right to resist

yes to wher you are coming from but my interpretation may differ

as wittgenstein and whorf and others have observed, philosophy [trying to understand in discursive terms what is going on] is a battle against the bewitchment of our minds by the limitations of our noun-and-verb language-and-grammar.

continuing conversation from for the world to live

an open letter to François Hollande

YOUR amazing stupidity will have its impact on my children too. did i vote for you? no, i don't have a vote in your country. does that stop you from fucking up the world that i live in? no, not at all, you superior egotist asshole, you are the 'beneficiary' of some idiotic process that has given you control of a powerful military, .. you have under your instruction, robotic-psychopathic forces to stir the world and thus to stir what unfolds for me and mine.

continuing conversation from polyamory

polyamory is not a feather in anarchism's cap

if you remove authority and its imposing of laws and principles and operate on a ‘relations are all there is’ basis where the ethos is 'cultivating, restoring and sustaining balance and harmony', then a long list of banned practices dissolve into the ambient background activity. in Singapore, chewing gum is a prohibited practice. would it make sense, in an anarchist Singapore, to say;

Kristallnacht and modern fascism

Considering politicians make commemoration of victims of fascism while they make fascist policy against immigrants, it is necessary to distance and make own comments. It is important to compare Nazi politics in Germany before and after Kristallnacht with modern, present situation for immigrants in Denmark and other countries. Mentioning my case is not complaining than I like to speak from personal experience instead to make blabla revolutionary theory, people are egocentric and they fight on the basis of personal problems with the government, not only on the basis of theory.

continuing conversation from bay area intifada

your point is a key point, le way

in heraclitus' philosophy, strife = justice; i.e. strife is the stuff in the flux that fuels transformation. indigenous anarchists understand this and thus everyone is like volunteer strife-fighters who take on the responsibility for relationally transforming so as to dissolve strife in harmony;

this is also the way of many indigenous peoples; for example the 'peacemaking circles' of restorative justice are about individual and collective accountability, ... to use strife as the fuel of relational transformation, as 'the way of nature';

continuing conversation from appeal to the young

‘Realism’ is ‘what we commonly speak’ because our language is built for it and when we are in ‘reasoning mode’ or 'scientific thinking mode', we are using ‘realism’.

But we don’t have to use language literally, nor communicate via ‘realism’. We can over-ride 'realism' with 'intuition'.

What is ambiguous is whether, when a person is communicating with language (as contrasted with signals and gestures), their message is ‘realist’ or whether it ‘pragmatist idealist’ (intuitionist).

continuing conversation from rojava dispatches

a 'state' exists only insofar as people believe in its existence. it is an intellectual abstraction. the states of 'The United States', 'Mexico', 'Canada' exist for people who put intellection into an unnatural precedence over the physical reality of natural experience. the same terrain is understood as unbounded relational space by winds, rivers, deer, birds and by stateless peoples.