antifascism as anarchism

A Response to “Seven Theses on the Three-Way Fight”

not the fun kind of threeway

from It's Going Down

A united front of the “major leftist ideological currents – socialism, anarchism or communism ” is proposed, but there are no details. And the truth is that a united front of this sort would include Stalinists, DSA types, various Leninists/vanguardists and some anarchists and would be a mess. There would be no agreement on revolutionary horizon because the DSA types oppose revolution, the Stalinists/Leninists want an authoritarian state and anarchists want to destroy the state.

Anarchism in Practice Is Often Radically Boring Democracy

2021: When the right gets to keep "insurrection", anarchists get to keep "tedium", and the left gets to keep "anarchy".

While an exciting idea, anarchism in practice is, well, boring. Far from what window-smashing insurrectionists are doing, it mostly takes the form of an extremely slow-moving and highly rule-bound process of collective deliberation. Anarchy, paradoxically, means more rules, not fewer, and more collective responsibility, not less.

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