The Liberal Creep: A rant against the DSA Libsoc Caucus
From vvolves ov acadia (tumblr)
This is a rant of a cranky, unbathed, possibly entering the early stages of psychosis, bastard dreading another eight plus hours of wage-slavery slinging boxes at your local warehouse, the secular temples of the consumer.
I woke up this afternoon and checked my phone, as I sadly do like the good little domesticuck I am. What do I see at the top of my feed (moo, better hay, please Zucc)? An event for the DSA being promoted by a fellow Boston anarchist. I don’t know said unnamed Boston anarchist so no hate for them as a person. They only serve as the representative of a particularly annoying brand or denomination of anarchism, depending on whether you are a consumer or more of a religious fanatic, for my ranting.
We need a thousand church-burners. Do it for Wotan. Do it for big titty Mama Anarchy. Do it for Saint Stirner. Do it for your cat. Do it for yourself.
The event is the first Official meeting of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus in Boston of the DSA! YAY! They’ll be creating by-laws and all that fun shit.
“Our first official meeting will be the LSC Convention, where we will begin to vote in our system of bylaws, set an agenda for the group, and get this chapter off to a running start toward creating a world based on common ownership of the means of production and total self-determination. The LSC Convention will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 12–2pm, at the Democracy Center.”
Da means of production. AKA the means of our enslavement and continued destruction of Earth. Concentration camps are cool as long as they are commonly owned by self-determined slaves through direct democracy! For a system of slavery without masters!
(Read more below the cut)
Anyways, dear readers, ( and if you aren’t cowards and publish me A-news: beloved Chisel, A-news collective and all its lovely little trolls and hanger-ons) you have heard of that awful pulp AK Press publishes by that goon ARR? The Fascist Creep? I haven’t read it, but the same Good Christian ARR wrote a piece (was it cut from the original book?) to piss on the post-left. Something witty like “The Left-overs.” Well, basically the fascist creep was his delusional idea that there are serpents among the anarchists who hide their sig rune tattoos under long sleeve shirts while they try to prey upon the lost sad forgotten spirits drifting about the milieu.
Well, maybe there are a few fascists out there who read Nietzsche and Stirner. And there are plenty of post-leftists who read Heidegger and Cioran. Hell, who doesn’t enjoy Mishima’s novels. I don’t know how that amounts to evidence of some conspiracy of far-right evangelists taking over anarchism via the ennui of posties. But enough with conspiracy theories. The liberal creep, just like the earlier Maoist creep of the Platformists of the 90s, is very real and actively poaching anarchlings for its political machine, the sub-Democratic Party, the Democratic Socialists of America.
The DSA needs no rundown. Everyone from the Leninists to the Syndicalists to the anarchist-communists and far beyond the mapped and fortified territories of the spirit laugh at democratic socialism. We’ve been laughing and weeping too long, sigh. That is except for the young bright-eyed liberal who wants to resurrect the New Deal or import welfare socialism to the United States like some rare vintage from the hills of France. Many of them are well-educated, upper middle class, white urbanites who have fell in love with the city. Who can blame them when all they know is the suburb. They believe in dumb shit like municipal communalism, dissed by grampy anarchy in ye olde days as “sewer socialism.”
Just like the NYC sewer socialists of the late 1800s wanted to keep the streets clean of shit and offal, the demsocs of today want to keep the streets free of smashed windows, barricades, and burning cars. And they do this by authorizing an anarchist management division, the Libertarian Socialist Caucus.
You, sweet readers, have heard of that musty word “libertarian socialist” before. You’ve seen it in history books, where it belongs. Anarchist is apparently too scary of a word to be funded by the Democratic Party, oops, I mean the DSA. Libertarian Socialist is so much more refined a title to bear on sash. Palatable, Digestible.
Anarchism poisons the spirit of the good citoyen and turns them into a fire-crowned demon with knife in left hand and in right: bomb lit ready to be hurled into the edifice of Mayor’s Palace.
Their skin darkens a few shades from the blackness of anarchy. Their facial features devolve to that of the Neanderthal. The anarchist demon must be exorcized from Civilization if we are to save The Future my Comrades!
Where the fuck was I? Oh yes, recuperation. Can you say re-coo-per-ay-shun, kids? Or is it more like the purse-seine net slowly reeling in the anarchlings until they’ve pledged themselves to become good canned salmon to nourish the spirits of the good christian proles? Stop thrashing, ye finned and fluked fools! Organize yourselves and fall to command, Rome wasn’t built in a day, thou barbarian scum! Into the knives of the fisherman with ye! We’ll make a citizen of thou yet, fiend!
The Libertarian Socialist Caucus, fuck I feel the embalming fluid coursing in my veins just reading those three words. Libertarian Socialism is anarchism for philosophy grad students, no surprise that the organizer for the Boston branch is one. I one time recall reading something from the NYC branch. The word “anarchism” totally expunged. Even the libertarian socialists of the hills of Catalonia would not have had the gall to bleach the Idea of its fiery core: anarchy.
Let us read what the organizers of this branch have to say about Libertarian Socialism™:
“The central goals of the caucus include ending capitalism, horizontalizing power structures, and replacing vanguardist, centralist approaches to organizing and ideology with decentralized, consensus-oriented decision-making systems.”
So many buzzwords for the buzzfeedee. What the fuck is “horizontilizing power structures?” Are we going to march into the halls of Levithan’s brood and horizontilize their power structures? What are these power structures? Never named of course.
They will replace vanguardism and centralist approaches to “organizing” and “ideology” with decentralized (yet is not your LSC a center?), consensus-oriented (by due’s paying members of the DSA only!) decision-making systems. So now the embarrassing hand signals of Occupy camps, but you gotta pay to get in? Fuck me.
“The revolutionary movement and the future modes of organizing must always put power into the hands of those affected by the decision-making process.”
The FuuuUuuuuUuUtTttUuUuRrrReeeEEee. Tomorrow! Next Time! Next election! Afterlife! Sugarcandy Mountain! Caw caw CAW! The libertarian socialist crows of the death culture don’t want you to live today but to survive on dust and worm-ridden meal and reap the bountiful harvest in the future. FUTURE! Fuuuuuuuuutuuuuurrreeeee! Follow your Moses not into the desert but into the voting booth!
You must. You always. You gotta. That’s not fair. Please!!! Politics of resentment (sorry, my French sucks, but you know, the thing Nietzsche dissed on.)
What is this power they keep speaking of? I dunno, but my guess is increasing a voting bloc?
“The final major goal of the LSC is to broaden the appeal of the DSA in order to increase membership and build more anti-capitalist power. Our socialist comrades oriented toward libertarian socialism and similar tendencies may not feel that there is a space for them in DSA’s big tent. Our hope is to prove that there is a definite place for libertarian socialists within this organization.”
(Charlie Brown falls for left unity every time)
So basically the LSC are like the band that has to do all the promo footwork for their show and sell a bunch of tickets they had to pay for upfront?
Big tent? The only big tent I want to be under is one with a big fat cock under it.
(I was gonna put an image of a big dick straining against underwear but will spare the Puritans among you)
“Our hope is that this organization lets us play at revolution and nods their head politely when we read our demands every year at the main DSA convention.”
Why does this smack of bootlicking and kowtowing?
At least they are upfront about their “final major goal.” To increase due-paying membership of the DSA and make it cooler to the young hip urbanites in grad school. LUL!
“The most famous contemporary libertarian socialist, Noam Chomsky,”
Oh, and then they cite Luxemburg. Gotta make sure you cast a wide net so the Marxoids feel comfortable too.
Can someone please remind the LSC who killed Rosa? It was the Democratic Socialists (in b4, no it was the social democrats! As if there is some great difference) colluding with the proto-Nazi freikorps to put down her revolution. Interestingly enough, some of the leaders of the main DSA include cops and other assorted LEOs. Even that one who recently won an election, a Latina no less, dismissed the notion of a border free world. She wants “rational” immigration policy.
Holy fuck, my fiends, I’ve gone on way too long. I’ve been robbed of precious minutes of my life and I have robbed you too. Mea culpa.
Maybe if you are the type you can go troll them. But you probably have to pay your dues to get into the door.
-Hierophant of the Headless Wanderer Committee
Source for the cock us info: https://medium.com/@spectranaut/introducing-the-libertarian-socialist-caucus-11ba0af776c1
Of course it’s on Medium.