Essays

For anarchy, not anarchism

  • Posted on: 17 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

Why for anarchy and not for anarchism? This may seem like a small point to split hairs over but it is a point which is important to us. It is important because we are interested in a vital anarchist (anti-state communist) milieu. For us anarchism points to the notion that there could be a special set of practices (forms) which can be found out to be complentary for a free life for all. We feel this is foolish and assumes human life could ever take on a singular form. Life should take on the form necessary for its free reproduction, unlike its current state which only serves those who rule/control us.

HELL YES I think We Should Dox Nazis! Is That A Serious Question?

  • Posted on: 15 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From The Conjure House by Dr. Bones

From the moment I started writing I decided that, as long as I had a voice, I would say exactly what I wanted to.

I’ve written about magic, which has pissed off secular radicals. I’ve written about Egoism, which pissed off the Leftists. The largest publisher of Egoist material in turn hates my guts because I don’t think Egoists should waste their time hanging out by themselves and, weirdly enough, should be involved with others in the struggle for liberation.

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Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy

  • Posted on: 15 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Bitcoin.com

Many people lust for control. They need to control objects, animals, and people. This need for domination leads some to use violence to sate their urges. Their blind obedience to control unlocks a pathology that destroys their thinking faculties. It turns them into animals, driven by a fetish for control. In some ways, this need to manage their surroundings can be seen as a disease.

Tearing racism up from its capitalist roots

  • Posted on: 12 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Zabalaza

An African anarchist-communist approach

Racism has been a curse in South Africa, and remains embedded in the society. But how scientific are racist ideas? Where do they come from? And how can we fight racism and create a truly equal and fair society? What do we as revolutionary anarchists think?

Darkness Falls: Revisiting anarchist politics in the age of collapse

  • Posted on: 12 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Medium by Uri Gordon

Ten years ago I published a short and not very rigorous essay titled “Dark Tidings: Anarchist Politics in the Age of Collapse”, in which I attempted to anticipate forthcoming trends in the terrain of social struggle, and suggest responsive stategies for social transformation in view of ecosystem degradation and climate change. Since the news cycle has again come around to these themes, the topic may be worth revisiting.

Supporting Street Actions with Labor and Economic Campaigns

  • Posted on: 9 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

So in addition to taking to the streets against the nazi-right organized as antifa, why not call for an embargo on the nazi-right? Denial of service to any and all that would support the nazi-right. Deny the out of town nazi-right access to housing by organizing among the hotel and service industry. Deny the nazi-right access to food and water by organizing among the food and grocery industry. Demand a nominal wage-increase as extortion and punishment to the local capitalists who have decided to host the nazi-right in their city. Discover precisely who among the local capitalists has the most obvious and closest ties to the nazi-right and punish them via strikes and other economic disruptions.

Actually Yes, the Left Can Defeat The United States Militarily

  • Posted on: 9 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

Is the Left willing to sacrifice the United States for a free but chaotic territory across a few states? Could we study sniper tactics, small arms maintenance, and urban/rural survivalism right alongside economic and gender theory? Are we willing to selfishly demand our right to live as we see fit? Are we willing to struggle, fight, and even commit violence…for a decade? Two? How bad do we really want this?

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