DONATE NOW TO HELP UPGRADE LIBCOM.ORG

When you think "Is it all worth it?"...

20 posts / 0 new
Last post
Thrashing_chomsky
Offline
Joined: 3-06-07
Nov 8 2007 14:59
When you think "Is it all worth it?"...

What do you do/think of/read to up your hopes in Anarchism when the world around you seems stuck on unthinking unrepentant self-rape with statism and it seems that its too late to turn people on?

Im having a low-point in esteem for other people right now and could do with a boost.

lem
Offline
Joined: 25-07-05
Nov 8 2007 15:01

i think of anarchist saints and mujeres libres smile

that and that life would be missing the point otherwise wink you know when i'm tired out from all my activism.

Dust
Offline
Joined: 6-02-06
Nov 8 2007 15:19

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR7dNntU5oI

or do pills.

lem
Offline
Joined: 25-07-05
Nov 8 2007 15:27

jesus i bet none of you sound as cool as him when you say "anarchism" sad

Thrashing_chomsky
Offline
Joined: 3-06-07
Nov 8 2007 15:33

Old anarchists rule, they're like what 100-yearolds with cigarettes and red meat suppers are to chainsmoking junkfood freaks... something to feel cool about turning into smile

little_brother's picture
little_brother
Offline
Joined: 30-01-06
Nov 8 2007 16:41

This may help...
http://www.respectcoalition.org/?ite=1622
If not, sorry.

Caiman del Barrio
Offline
Joined: 28-09-04
Nov 8 2007 19:56

Get drunk. I burn out on average twice a day.

magnifico
Offline
Joined: 29-11-05
Nov 8 2007 21:01
guydebordisdead wrote:
The alienating aspects of capitalism always push me back into this no matter how alienated I get with anarchists. We might never win, but to bow your head and chew the cud at this stage would be soul destroying.

Word

Mike Harman
Offline
Joined: 7-02-06
Nov 8 2007 21:06

Don't place your hopes on Anarchism.

oisleep's picture
oisleep
Offline
Joined: 20-04-05
Nov 8 2007 21:58

well said comrade

jack white
Offline
Joined: 7-04-05
Nov 8 2007 22:02

thats fantastic

jef costello's picture
jef costello
Offline
Joined: 9-02-06
Nov 8 2007 22:07

I agree with GDID. I should be able to thrive under this system but I don't and what it offers me doesn't make me happy. I accept that anarchism/communism is unlikely to happen, but I don't really see a choice than to work towards it.

sam sanchez's picture
sam sanchez
Offline
Joined: 8-09-05
Nov 9 2007 00:23

I am feeling like this too. Just been reading a story written in the 1930s where on eof the characters is talking about poverty, and saying "don't worry, it'lkl be alright when the revolution comes." 70 years later we are no closer.

Tacks's picture
Tacks
Offline
Joined: 8-11-05
Nov 9 2007 10:18

guy is just on FIRE on this here thread today.

Lone Wolf's picture
Lone Wolf
Offline
Joined: 1-03-06
Nov 9 2007 21:46

Btw that entire Jewish anarchist film is worth seeing...

Of course things are dispiriting..

But for as long as even one person keeps that revolutionary flame alive within them then there is hope - remember my very first tagline - "Let It Begin With Me". cool

Love

LW XX

Caiman del Barrio
Offline
Joined: 28-09-04
Nov 9 2007 21:53
guydebordisdead wrote:
Caiman del Barrio wrote:
Get drunk. I burn out on average twice a day.

Imagine what it would be like if you actually became a revolutionary...

wink

I would diss WSM but then JoeBlack would show up to whinge about something in a minute before defending the small penis nationalism of Pol Pot and Johnny Adair.