General discussion

General discussion

Reportback: Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair 2019 – Boyceville

The late spring air was still stubbornly clinging to the chill of the Midwest as we pulled up to Blasphemy Cooperative for the Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair, an event I had been hotly anticipating since the schedule had been announced, appearing on the frontpage of anews like a valentine from a secret admirer on the 14th of February. Finally, someone is speaking to ME, I thought, as I quickly read, and reread the post.

The winners of "anarchism"

...are forever doomed to be collectively generating the pathological negatives of the "losers", when they carelessly are reproducing the same competitive herding dynamics as found in the wider society. This production process of "social wastes" isn't going to cause the defeat of anarchism as paradigm or philosophy, but a long and creeping sclerosis. It'd be hard to imagine that this would be within a planned program of counterinsurgency, so no conspiracy theory here...

A Critique of "Tankies and the Left-Unity Scam"

I want to start a discussion that critiques this essay:
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ziq-tankies-and-the-left-unity-scam

My personal critique is that while everything said here is true about state communism, this essay limits itself by appearing to create a false affinity between communism and anarchism.

I feel this essay could have expanded it's critique of communism all the way through, arriving at solid black anarchy as the conclusion of rejecting left unity.