Red is not Dead: The Resurrection of and Subsequent Take over by the Left
For starters, I am not an academic, nor a very good writer. With that in mind, I hope to minimize the amount of grammer errors, run on sentences and other issues that could distract readers from the point. The point of this writing is to uncover a leftism that calls itself anarchist, sometimes calls itself post-left, and also calls itself anti-political. But this leftism is in fact, leftist, anti-individual (anarchist) and is taking over anarchist circles with its political programs.
Am I the only one who goes to an event and sees a small group of college kids who talk about insurrection and anti-politics are having an hour long discussion on how to build communes? Am I the only one who sees these same college kids tabling Tiqqun, The Invisible Committee and acting like the new vanguard of "the revolution"? I used to hear the word "autonomy" represent individuality- individuality against external governing forces of institutional and social control. Now, I hear autonomy being used as something built hand in hand with "zones" and "communes". What the fuck happened? Who are these people and where the fuck did they come from? Who vouched them in? Since when do anarchists give a fuck about college, the educational-industrial complex and organizing the masses? I mean, I know anarcho-communists probably, but these other folks are different.
These college folks make declarations of predicting revolts and then, despite their claims, politicizing these revolts in a way that makes it seem like they know about the revolts all along. Kinda like, they are sitting somewhere back stage pulling strings and make revolts happen. The literature put out by these folks is, I must admit, very captivating, poetic, articulate- a leftists mass revolt wet dream. So lots of people are reading it and getting sucked into it, reproducing more of this literature and allowing these kinda folks to come to events.
How about individuality?
I have also noticed a strong but subtle tendency to hate individualism. Of course, we are not talking about capitalist individualism. We are talking about anarchist individuality which rejects all aspects of the left, remaining hostile to the idea of organization over the individual. Almost every piece of literature related to The Invisible Committee includes something talking shit about individualists. Also, are these folks even anarchists? or communalists who are trying to communize anarchy? Ask yourself, have you seen these type of people and literature in your anarchist community? Were they as prominant a few years ago?
Last but not least, did anyone pay attention to all the communiques from La Zad?
I have seen article after article talking about these SAME PEOPLE infiltrating La Zad and trying to communalize the whole thing. I am talking about: formal organization. Coopted communication with the outside world. VIOLENT ATTACKS ON ANARCHISTS for doing anti-civ related actions? A KIDNAPPING?
There are many links to this shit on this site. My main question is, why despite how much these Tiqqun/Invisible Committee/"Autonomy Builders" have taken over anarchist circles city after city, why is nobody talking about it? Has everyone become mere "subjects" of "The Invisible Committee"?