In the latest episode of Beer & Rage, we continue the trend of talking about so-called "socialist" states, and delve into the term "tankie". We explain what a tankie is, how to spot them, and...as always...drink some beer.
In this two-part series, we discuss the common misconceptions around anarchy/anarchism. While the public may misconceive anarchism as wanting chaos, many of those who call themselves anarchist would posit that anarchism is order. We would argue that anarchy/anarchism exists outside of this dichotomy, and that order/chaos are merely forms of rulership, not the absence of rulers.
In this episode, we drink some basic beers, and talk about leftist organizations that pass themselves off as revolutionary, but really just function as cults. I was a member of one of these groups before really identifying with anarchism, and that experienced solidified my commitment to the big @, and still informs my politics. Anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to sell Leninist newspapers in the street should watch!
Deep in the woods of Upstate, New York- Last year or so, we reported on an anarchist commune of sorts called the Peoples Republic of Crumm Mountain. Nestled into the burned over region of Upstate, this was a full fledged bolo operating with the consent of Abdullah Öcalan himself. However, the bolo is planning to take a sabbatical, and as such, is holding one last final party. An anarchist keg hunt.
Beer and Rage has launched its first episode! Join us as we delve into the world of cheap beers while discussing anarchism. In this inaugural episode, we'll be discussing the general concept of anarchy and reviewing some high gravity lagers.