Elmo the anarcho-syndicalist

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Jun 1 2011 10:24
Elmo the anarcho-syndicalist
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Jun 1 2011 10:37

fucking brilliant, you have done it again steven. This is going on facebook smile

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Jun 2 2011 09:09
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while we try to change the game
improving workers' rights is not the only aim
if we really want to cap it all
we 'll expropriate all capital.

Whoever made this has a much better understanding of anarcho-syndicalism than Monty Python who think it's mainly about self-management and mandating delegates etc.:

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Jun 2 2011 09:25

I tend to think that the Python sketch is parodying anarcho-syndicalists rather than anarcho-syndicalism. Similar to the 'People's Front of Judea' sketch.

Still, A-S must be relevant again if Radio 6 is making jokes about us. tongue

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Jun 2 2011 10:48

very funny!!!

here's my contribution:

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Jun 2 2011 12:26

hell, we should just forget about good banners/logos for the change in the website look and just make them all entirely spoof pics, we are good at this

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Jun 2 2011 13:20

sad but true!

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Jun 2 2011 20:14

The Monty Python bit isn't mainly parody, I don't think (except of feudalism). The political commentary of the communard is, of course comic (he talks in quotations from the constitution of the commune, which is absurd), but not parodic as such (except in as much as the clear statements of rational and egalitarian organisation prick the pompous bubble of The King).

However, Monty Python got anarcho-syndicalism wrong. You cannot have an anarcho-syndicalist commune. The closest thing would be a commune established by anarcho-syndicalist methods. Additionally, anarcho-syndicalists would not seek to establish a commune within a broader class society until the revolutionary moment. Come on Monty Python, make an effort.

(This post, however, may work as a self parody of anarcho-syndicalists. And pedants.)

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Jun 2 2011 22:35
RedEd wrote:

(This post, however, may work as a self parody of anarcho-syndicalists. And pedants.)

we are going to have parodies upon parodies upon parodies now

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Jun 2 2011 23:32
the croydonian anarchist wrote:
RedEd wrote:

(This post, however, may work as a self parody of anarcho-syndicalists. And pedants.)

we are going to have parodies upon parodies upon parodies now

No, not without a mandate.

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Jun 2 2011 23:35
no1 wrote:
the croydonian anarchist wrote:
RedEd wrote:

(This post, however, may work as a self parody of anarcho-syndicalists. And pedants.)

we are going to have parodies upon parodies upon parodies now

No, not without a mandate.

Is this an internal matter, requiring a simple majority, or an external matter, requiring a two thirds majority?

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Jun 3 2011 00:52

Anarcho-syndicalism really is making inroads into popular culture. I hear a SolFed local is going to be set up on Corrie soon. Tyrone Dobbs is secretary and Emily Bishop is treasurer.

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Dec 6 2011 16:29

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/shortcuts/2011/dec/06/muppet-movies-communist-plots-revealed wink