reply to post by charles1952
I come from the crucible that internet discussion represents, the constant bed of rebirth that anarchism has in youth, I spent a decade studying
anarchism cause I knew it was the underlying current of all political change; crowns fall from heads that roll, someone picks it up.
I don't want to touch the crown, I keep asking myself how to keep it out of others hands. I wear it, it hurts, and by the time someone accuses me of
a martyr complex of a god complex I've found my calling. Not keeping other people in line, but keep them on their toes, concerning that line.
It's my field of study, the ever changing struggle between the abstract forces of anarchy and authority.
So, I'd love to tell you OWS has a predicted end point, but it doesn't, I barely know its starting point in places like Reddit and Adbusters cause I
was there, ear to the ground on what was coming next, because I valued the real grass-roots opposition against the government moreso than the
bought-and-paid for opposition the tea party represents.
OWS isn't the Democrats answer to the Tea Party, OWS was always very much the anarchist resurgence that governments fear because it's the government
who should be afraid of anarchists using the digital tools to twist society into something the government wants to pretend is impossible.
Direct Democracy is possible with the digital communications and sorting algorithms that we see here on the internet on ATS discussion boards. Most
anarchists can see that not only is a dictatorship by the proletariat a bad thing because it will restrict individuals freedom, but our own struggle
against authority could be cut off by a common complacency that we accept freedom at face value.
Anarchism is OWS, people are afraid of depraved anarchists and any enlightened anarchists will be drowned out by the accusations of smashing;
enlightened anarchists exist, we do, I swear, but we've thrown our lot in with the ignorance of youth when it comes to the logistics of proper
governance. It's not that the black bloc is stupid, they're intelligent people who utilize terrorist tactics because they believe they'll inherit
peaceful lives when this is over.
They won't. but that's a hard truth to face when you're young and want to save the world with your friends. Enlightened as I am, my cohorts have
chosen a violent path instead of a sublime path to what they think is utopia. The sublime path I chose is parallel to theirs, I will use my words,
their fists are my solidarity.