Posts Tagged ‘Anarchy’

Lay Siege to the Therapeutic State: Unmake Psychiatry

LAY SIEGE TO THE THERAPEUTIC STATE: UNMAKE PSYCHIATRY

Freethinkers should fight to abolish what Thomas Szasz called the “Therapeutic State.” The Therapeutic State is the marriage of government and psychiatry. Government is the warmongering tribal leader. Psychiatry is the charlatan medicine man.  The enterprise is a rampaging behemoth that wields a deadly blend of deception and violence. It is an incestuous relationship that damages…

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You and I: Discovering our Natural Opposition to Authority

Authority

Bear it aloft, O roaring flame! Skyward aloft, where all may see. Slaves of the World! Our cause is the same; One is the immemorial shame; One is the struggle, and in One name — Manhood— we battle to set men free. “Uncurse us the Land!” burn the words of the Dead, Written-in-red. ~Voltairine de…

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Persuasive Anarchy: Using Change Talk to Create Freedom Lovers

Change Talk

Many people complain that anarchists are idealists who imagine a Utopia that will never exist. They call anarchists stupid and naive and delusional. They say anarchists do nothing but fantasize about dreams with no way to realize them. They do not give anarchism a second thought. These anarchophobes go about their lackadaisical lives and never weigh or consider the plight of the…

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Demons in the City of Love

Demons

A planned “terrorist” assault hit Paris with force. Over a hundred people were killed during the rampage. The perpetrators, according to news sources (mainstream and alternative), came in with AK-47’s and bombs strapped to their bodies. The worst part of the attack happened at a concert hall. That is where the majority of the causalities took place. The…

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How Anarchists can Communicate more Compassionately

anarchists

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.  -Rollo May, Existential Psychologist I want to emphasize the power of therapeutic and compassionate communication to anarchists. Both online and offline, we often rely on rhetoric lined with insults and hate instead of peaceful dialogue. Employing this language is not persuasive, but I am not suggesting that we should…

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