Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair Spring 2020
The very first Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair took place May 11th-12th 2019 in the small town of Boyceville, Wisconsin. Some people were too afraid to show up, some tablers dropped out last minute and other tablers showed up to take their place. Overall, more people showed up than expected. Secret workshops covering illegal activity took place. Venders had their books stolen. One person had their tent pepper sprayed.
The Dangerous Space Policy was intended to create the conditions for anarchy. No one was banned, asked to behave or scolded by any organizer. Each individual acted according to their will and desire, accepting the consequences of their actions. People took conflict resolution into their own hands. Almost everyone was armed.
Someone asked in a comments thread if any of the organizers were indigenous. At the time we laughed. Because who fucking cares? But the answer was yes. And so we ask you; where were you to come find that out for yourself? Most of the organizers were APOC. But we didn’t give a fuck about the dreaded hair on the white oogles, nor did we care to keep track of how many white people were there. We shared affinity and laughs with many of them while discussing practical ways to materialize societal collapse. We really do mean it when we say fuck identity (and) politics.
The organizers of this event didn’t make themselves known. Because what’s the point? Nobody needed us. The bathrooms were labeled so no one had to ask where to shit. The kitchen was taken over by vegan cooks, dishwashers and dumpster food gatherers. A fire pit was dug out in the backyard and people crowded around for stories.
This letter isn’t intended to be a report back but instead an invitation: Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair will be happening again spring 2020. We invite many of you internet warriors, identity politicians, and anarcho-leftists to come be dangerous with us. We also dare any authoritarians of any stripe to show up and fuck with us.
As hosts, we should make it clear that we do not wish people harm, nor do we wish to have their books stolen or safety violated. It’s just that we are all too aware that becoming a statist agent of enforced order will not bring peace, freedom or safety. No law can truly protect anyone. Even presidents and kings have been killed by determined individuals. Rather, we much prefer to create the conditions for individual experimentation with violence and self-defence.: If you had no “community”, the state, or morality to have your back in the world, could you survive permanent conflict? Does your safety start with a political theory or the end of a blade?
Abandoning the politics of internalized victimhood is for us a more honest and practical way of interacting with the world around us. We can not rely on the morality, guilt, and pity of others to survive. Conflict is an unavoidable element of social interaction.
So for those with so many questions: What is nihilist anarchy? What is an individualist? Why are so many of us individually fed up with safe space policies, academia, communization theory, and identity politics? Why do so many of us despise civilization and technology? Why are we not afraid to be banned from “the movement”? Is there something else beyond leftism? We don’t have any universal answers for you- only individual experiences. Leave your marxist utopian visions at the door and see for yourself.
Call it a gathering, a conspiracy, a bookfair, or whatever. We don’t care about A-News internet debates (let alone the internet much at all). And don’t be surprised if people get bored and walk out on your talk about communization theory, “building autonomy”, or the (not) coming insurrection. Civilization is collapsing and we welcome it prepared with knives, guns, and whatever else we need to destroy the shackles of victimhood.
The poverty of political correctness won’t stop fascism. The inverted hierarchies of identity politics won’t liberate individuality. The government of social control can never give you freedom. The only joy many of us find in life is insubordination and clandestine attack on every manifestation of society.
Karl Marx is dead. There is nothing to build. There is only life as a playground for anarchy. Let's get wild!
Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair 2020
Questions? Tablers and bands?