It never ceases to amaze me how many self-identified communists on this site will proudly proclaim that they don’t believe that communism is possible and think that constitutes a dunk on anarchism.
Also mass scale production and international trade will very soon cease to be an option no matter what political tendency you hold because we’re literally entering into a full climate apocalypse (driven by those two things btw) that will make them impossible.
That fact doesn’t make anarchism impossible—it will actually make it one of the few viable options for survival—but it does certainly deliver a death sentence to any forms of state-craft that depend on mass production and large-scale trade to exist (i.e. all forms of state craft)

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16 Jul
The “if you can’t explain to me how the tiniest minutia of society will function then your whole political framework is unviable” argument you get from statists of all sorts is actually pretty reflective of statist logic in general, not of a secret flaw in anarchism.
Statists believe one/a few people CAN know—& orchestrate!— every aspect of how life should function, and that’s why they get to impose it forcibly on everyone else.
Anarchists know that that’s not possible, that knowledge is localized and specific, so we’re (in general) pretty content to speak on what we *do* know about, and say “you’ll have to talk to another person about that” on things we don’t.
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Rejection hurts, but we can learn to accept that it is not inherently an indictment on our character or desirability, but an indication of someone’s personal boundaries. Which we should always want to hear. 🧵
When someone communicates their boundaries with us, they are saying something about *themselves*: they’re telling us something about what they want or what they need to feel safe.
While it can feel *really* personal when that boundary limits the amount of closeness or intimacy someone wants with us, we can still be grateful when they communicate that boundary, when they’re vulnerable enough to share what they need from us.
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15 Jul
Grief without community support becomes trauma.
Grief has such an incredible transformative potential, but very few of us ever see that because we are denied our grief. We are told to shove it down, to silence it, to deny it its rightful sacred place in our lives. So much so that we see it as inseparable from trauma.
But trauma is not the inherent result of certain events, it isn’t (bad thing) happens and then you just get trauma. Trauma is the result of a breakdown in—or total lack of—social support systems that are supposed to be in place when loss or harm happens.
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14 Jul
If you treat liberatory politics as a product you sell to people rather than a way of being that you build *with* them you may indeed catch more interest/gather more numbers in the short run but don’t fool yourself into believing that that path will lead to meaningful action.
Being passively entertained, no matter how radical the subject, does not translate well into being empowered to act on your values. Especially when such action requires intense levels of commitment and acceptance of the potential for dangerous—and sometimes deadly—consequences.
Many folks have rejected electoral politics in name but have yet to reject its logic, which is that sheer numbers of (mostly passive) supporters is all that is needed to achieve political change, vindication, or victory.
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13 Jul
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You can access the document itself here. I highly recommend reading it, and it’s only 52 pages long: climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/implic…
Shoutout to @BlackSocialists for recommending this document on their Twitter page, I was unaware of it until they posted it!
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Many folks talking about how they’re not surprised by this, & while normally I wouldn’t be surprised by U.S. involvement in an assassination, this time I am. I was under the impression that the U.S. backed Moïse. Why would they kill him?

Can anyone help me clear up my confusion?
Is this a Ngo Dinh Diem kind of situation? Like, the leader the U.S. has in their back pocket is doing such a shit job of it they give the okay to knocking him off? Because just this February they showed their support in having him remain in office for another year.
Btw I read the details about who they have in custody for the assassination & I’m aware that these people (according to reports) have ties only as informants to the U.S. & not active political agents. I’m just trying to get a read on what motivation the U.S. *could* possibly have
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