The American government can’t praise Mandela’s steadfastness for sitting in prison, while ignoring our own political prisoners. -@zellieimani
bought a new door knocker today p happy about it I guess even tho I feel really crappy in general
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Userpent - Ludicra
from Hollow Psalms (2002)
You think anarchism means we should all have some sort of right to say whatever you feel like?
So let me get this straight, people think that in a stateless society, everyone is going to allow others be a massive asshole whenever they talk? Without the police to uphold liberal ideas such as freedom to be bigot, I doubt people would tolerate intolerance with mere simple verbal disagreement.
Without state protection, oppression (from bigotry to patriarchy to capitalism) wouldn’t thrive as much as it does now. That’s sort of the point of the anti-state position of anarchism.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that the so called “anarchist” group is supposing that we should be destroying the freedom of speech and implementing assault squads to enforce thought crime by assaulting and/or killing those who disagree with the majority opinion within society?
What was it that Emma Goldman said about majorities again?
I agree with them. Why should people have to deal with bigots and oppressors? Is their right to “free speech” more important than peoples’ right to a life without oppression? Even if we were to implement the liberal notion of free speech in an anarchist society, people should have a right to response. If that response involves violence, so be it. Who am I to tell an oppressed person how they should react to oppression?
This argument comes up all the time, and it always reminds me of this quote by Malatesta (since we’re in the business of name dropping dead anarchists):“[non-anarchists] seem almost to believe that after having brought down government and private property we would allow both to be quietly built up again, because of a respect for the freedom of those who might feel the need to be rulers and property owners. A truly curious way of interpreting our ideas!”
— Errico Malatesta, Anarchy
The same logic can be applied to all forms of oppression. Be it racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism or whatever. Once we’ve destroyed them we’re not going to let them resurface out of respect for “free speech”. They must be smashed wherever they raise their ugly head, this side of the revolution or the other.
Anarchism is not the land of “do-what-you-please” where there are no rules. I thought we got past that idea in high school. Anarchism is about communities coming together to decide what’s best for themselves, it’s about self-government and self-determination. If a community decides that hate speech shouldn’t be tolerated and met with violence then that is their choice and I’d support them in that choice.
Plus I don’t see how that status advocates “destroying the freedom of speech and implementing assault squads to enforce thought crime by assaulting and/or killing those who disagree with the majority opinion within society" I think you’re reading in to it a little much. Maybe you’re worried about what would happen to you if you didn’t have the liberal notion of "free speech" to protect you?
christmas eve what about christmas adam
happy christmas adam to all men’s rights activists
Please stop pestering us with things like this. This has nothing to do with men fighting for their rights. Eve is short for ‘evening’. Please don’t turn activism into a joke. Thanks.
Someone isn’t having a good christmas adam
Drawings from Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s proposed adaptation of Pippi Longstocking, before Astrid Lindgren denied them permission to make it. More info here.