Anarchism is not only a stateless society but also a harmonized society that exposes man to the stimuli provided by both agrarian and urban life, to physical activity and mental activity, to unrepressed sensuality and self-directed spirituality, to communal solidarity and individual development, to regional uniqueness and worldwide brotherhood, to spontaneity and self-discipline, to the elimination of toil and the promotion of craftsmanship.

Murray Bookchin, Ecology and Revolutionary Thought  (via fyeahmurraybookchin)

I should clarify: when I talk about stop voting, how elections are a joke, how your voice is literally “statistically non-significant,” I am really talking about all elections at the Federal level; Congress and the Presidency.
By all means, vote for your local school board, vote in your mayoral election. The whole point of advocating non-voting behavior is to stress, above all else, action at the most local levels. That is grassroots activism. That is how you effect any meaningful and lasting change.
But for the love of God, please stop pretending that you have any impact on U.S. domestic and foreign policy by casting a ballot in federal elections.

Price of Liberty:  

wunderschonen:

Be my president, please.

Translation in random order:
She’s not an old white guy - I love different people. I will blindly follow her.
I’m too weak to process my own way in life - please tell me what to do.
I only care about fitting in while attempting to be different - please make laws that have nothing to do with me, but will forever affect me and my children.
I love to drink to - she will make a great president because Pinto Noir!
Why the fuck anyone wants someone to rule over them is just beyond my scope of understanding at this point.
But at least promise me if she buys wins the election, we can call her the Cunt-In-Chief.

wunderschonen:

Be my president, please.

Translation in random order:

  • She’s not an old white guy - I love different people. I will blindly follow her.
  • I’m too weak to process my own way in life - please tell me what to do.
  • I only care about fitting in while attempting to be different - please make laws that have nothing to do with me, but will forever affect me and my children.
  • I love to drink to - she will make a great president because Pinto Noir!

Why the fuck anyone wants someone to rule over them is just beyond my scope of understanding at this point.

But at least promise me if she buys wins the election, we can call her the Cunt-In-Chief.

I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you are afraid. You’re afraid of us, you’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell how this was going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin.
[…] I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible.
Where we go from there, is a choice I leave to you.

Neo

Who Owns What

I struggle with the idea of intellectual property.  I completely understand it on the side of Anarchism.

But I think, like all of us having been raised in a culture where everything revolves around money, and “mine mine mine!”, it’s hard to consider writing a book or publishing music and not having any control over it as to how it’s distributed or who’s making money off of it. 

Any artist puts a lot of effort into their works, and they just want to be compensated for that.  But therein again is the idea of money being the focus of things, once the work is done.  Money is never really the focus when you’re creating, but once it’s done, then it’s “how can I sell this?” that comes to mind.

It’s one of the last elements of anarchism & a voluntaristic^ society that alludes me, a bit.

(^Totally made that word up. You’re welcome.)