Topic of the Week: The Politics of Personal Responsibility and Anarchism
The politics of personal responsibility has been around for a few decades now. What first was a tense term, mostly used as an insult by the right, of politically correct has morphed into a mainstream popular culture game of privilege-checking, call-out culture, and the more nuanced calling-in.
The topic of this week is NOT whether or not these phenomenon are right or your political cup-of-tea. The topic this week assumes that the way most self-described radicals consider their political practice to include PPR. Whether right or wrong most discussions each of us are going to have about political topics is going to include a major theme of PPR. Examples abound.
What does this mean for anarchist discourse generally? Have you experienced examples of anti-authoritarian PPR? Is part of the reason (if you accept this as true) that anarchism has become less popular as the politics of the young because anarchism hasn't found a way to express PPR better than the liberals, wanna-be-in-chargeists, or meaningful and naive people who have made PPR the mode and expression of left-of-left politics?