Introducing Episode 27 – An Anarchist Positive Program
Alright, enough with all the negativity, and time to get positive. Now, I know very well that we don’t want this, and we don’t want that. This is fundamentally corrupt and needs to be destroyed, and that is entirely oppressive and needs to be abolished. This is completely fucked-up and needs to be attacked, and that thing over there… well, let’s not even talk about that!
Instead, let’s get clear: what exactly is it that we DO want in terms of “anarchism” and/or “anarchy”? In other words, let’s say that all of the Big Bad Things are made to go away, through some means or another, then what exactly would our brave new anarchist world look like? What specifically would the people in an anarchist society (or “community”, or whatever) be DOING? What is our big End Goal? What’s the beautiful dream?
Back in the day, various books were written about this topic, both non-fiction such as “Fields, Factories and Workshops” (https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/petr-kropotkin-fields-factories-and-workshops-or-industry-combined-with-agriculture-and-brain-w) and Bolo’bolo (https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/p-m-bolo-bolo), and fiction such as “The Dispossessed” and “The Fifth Sacred Thing”. And of course there is the whole “solarpunk” phenomena (http://theconversation.com/explainer-solarpunk-or-how-to-be-an-optimistic-radical-80275)
that is floating around the interwebs. We can talk about these
writings, if they describe the kind of anarchist world that you would
like to live in. And if not, then fuck it. What’s important is your
anarchist dream, your ideal world and what it would look like. Let’s go
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