Brawling at the Wake: Syndicalism Makes a Cameo Plus Moral Superiority
I am so horrendously bored at the tired bickering of syndicalists and insurrectos (who in their grand maturity have become antifascists and prisoner supporters, love ya). However, for you my lovelies, I have peeled my forehead from my computer screen without even wiping my greasy sweat, to type a bitter epitome about my love for the beautiful idea. Aside from the german comrade (shout out), I would argue that the different sides of this debate seek to play the role of manager in social struggles. Do you know how I feel about managers? ...DO YOU?!
Within this conversation you want to sway us to abandon the corpse of syndicalism or to hold our heads high in solidarity with our commrades in the struggle. Personally, I've abandoned enough corpses this week and I'm tired. My head is fine where its at. Maybe don't tell me what to do with my body, O.K.? Outside of this conversation you want to sway us in terms of how we engage with or intiate a struggle, the tactics we use, the people we associate with, the attitudes we bare, and so on. The thing is, that no one needs an extra uncle to wrecklessly throw us opinions about how we should live and feel. We already stole something from that asshole, belittled him in some way, or otherwise undermined his efforts. And, damn, did we have a good time doing it.
All I'm tryna say is, maybe its time to decolonize, bruh. I think this tendency is the sour leftover muck of an anarchism which is still trying so hard (finally) to relinquish its roots as a eurocentric middle to upperclass philsophy. An anarchism in which each of our factions boil down the juice of a struggle or an outburst in order to triumphantly drink the gravy of our respective political outlooks. I have arrived to tell you to add some goddamn spice, because all this salt is fucking with my blood pressure. Also, get me some water.
The crafty ghosts person accuses IWOC of supplanting FAM's efforts to spread state by state as if these things can't happen simultaneously or seperately. IWOC might be annoying, but we don't all have to do the same thing. We don't even have to act in concert to be effective (whatever that means). There are ALLOT of people locked up, I'm sure they can pick sides and form alliances with who they like, the way they probably already do in day to day life like any of us. What do they call that? FREE ASSOCIATION? I mean, why should I care if unionists are still in the mix doing their thing?(This is not a rhetorical question) Surely, some of them have sense and will be exposed to other ideas, see the petty politics, and jump ship. Just the same, people will do this within the dominant ideologies and social circles of IGD.
People are bound to switch up, because this is a political evolution we're all taking place in. Its a process and there is LOTS of process. Like we makin' american cheese, baby. Mmmmmmmmmm... YUM. Put THAT on your big mac and smoke it. How and when people make these transitions in their thought proccess is unlikely to be deeply influenced by uncle whats-his-face the street politician, but rather by the actual experiences which make up their lives. The same way they got to where they already were. Because, hopefully, people have their own sense of agency. Hopefully, they have... What do you call it? AUTONOMY? SELF DETERMINATION?
I was really into the jabs and pot shots of crafty ghosts. I was like "Finally, some action!", but at the heart of it I felt their was quite allot of moral superiority going on in their arguement. To be clear I don't think the author is unique in this, but it felt cheap to me. Like, how the hell are we supposed to become better more liberated people who fight for a better more liberated world if we're still trying to distract from our deeply flawed personalities and subconcious motivations by trying to blame our problems on other people who, at this stage of the game at least, want pretty similar things. Things like freedom from domination, oppression, hierarchy, capitalism, and a whole shitty soup of -isms.
Heeeeyyyyy... I've got an idea. How bout: They do it that way, we do it this way, and we employ a DIVERSITY OF TACTICS. Those grimey bosses, managers, landlords, pigs, jailers, etc will NEVER see it coming. They'll be surrounded on all sides by people who, get this... don't even like each other... but have the sense to see a real enemy when they stand before them.
In conclusion, more guillotines. LE FIN.