Its making the rounds on twitter. Is it worthwhile? Can someone sum it up for me?
read it twice and do a backflip
concentration camps were (are) horrible
in the face of that, the victims did some/all/none of these:
give up/give in/take it
quiet persistent resistance
sudden reckless violent outburst against guards, died in the act, or publicly executed after some time
directly hurt other imprisoned people for their own benefit, or escaped knowing they would punish others for it.
made elaborate conspiracies for larger escapes, where many got killed as consequence, but some managed to get away
and the whole backdrop is that, all calculation and non-calculation of odds or risks to take or not amidst the horror, is taken before what we in hindsight know, but they did not all know at the same time, that they would be sent to the gas chambers anyways in the end.
who’s line is it anyway? where the rules are made up, and the points don’t matter
do it for the vine
in the end, can/will you choose before hand how you’ll/you’d act in such circumstances?
can/do you choose in your current circumstances?
if your actions are at most anecdotes that will not survive a generation, what would you do?
also, much much more, it’s a book, not a tweet
Read as much as you can about every genocide on every continent, then move on from the anthropocentric history to the animal extinctions and habitat, and then realise that PLANET EARTH IS AUSCHWITZ.
It's like, sure... the Death Machine of civilization... hipsters keep pushing it to the maxx... But still none of this had to do with some ethno-nationalist pagan revivalist pipedream based on eugenics and their consequent ethnic cleansing.
Most genocide has an element of eugenic dogmain its formulation.
My summing up is not your summing up fuckin' lazy fuck!
It's pretty bleak, but, not too bleak. I don't see why not.
Title: Blessed is the Flame
Subtitle: An introduction to concentration camp resistance and anarcho-nihilism
Did you read it yet?
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