Finished reading Bookchin's "Social anarchism OR Lifestyle Anarchism" yesterday, I think it's exellent- rightfully angry, but maybe a chapter could have been devoted to lifestylists who having been won over by, for example, Crimethinks Romanticism but have yet to figure out a right pre-fix to their philosophy.
Got an add request on MySpace by http://www.myspace.com/anarchistsarebeautiful
and posted this:
I added you only to advise everyone who regards CrimeThink as a decent philosophy to find an online pamphlet called:
"SOCIAL ANARCHISM OR LIFESTYLE ANARCHISM: AND UNBRIDGEABLE CHASM" by Murray Bookchin. Read it, and read it again.
Before it's too late and these smelly hippies drive the modern minds perception of Anarchism irrecractably into a steaming bucket of piss.
Here, in their reply.
Given that the Crimthinc kids are Punks, not hippies, and that Murray Bookchin was involved in the 60s hippie/activist wave and NEVER the punk community, your comment rings a little shallow. *[i]
Of course teh evil lifestylers with their bourgeoisie dumpster-diving are annoying, but Murray Bookchin's shrill misinformed petty infighting never saved anyone from the dropping-out = revolution disease. * [ii]
Furthermore there's plenty to redeem crimethinc, I'd advise YOU to read an article of theirs titled ALL TRAVELER KIDS
PURGED FROM CRIMETHINC. MEMBERSHIP.
first of all,
*[i] punks, hippies, whats the difference? And being involved in the 60's activist scene is good carte blanche to critisise the fuck out of it. Being there helps you know...
*[ii] misinformed? read a book. and Kropotkins blindly optimistic determinism has yet to save the revolution, but its. still. true.
I really wish I read this book 5 years ago... anyone care to recomend me a good place to move from The Unbridgeable Chasm? Or just an angle on this fucking argument im having that ive overlooked?