Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

Relationalism Part 2: A Softer Aesthetic for Freedom

  As I have attempted to demonstrate, anarchist groups have mostly been comprised of people uttering the same “logical” truths, in a kind of echo chamber. They are stuck on the economic, logical, and moral vectors. They have not considered tackling the issue of anarchism and combating statism from other angles. And my goal is…

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Anarchy is Not Just a Childish “Phase”

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Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. -Carl Jung There are people who thought anarchism was just a “phase” that I would grow out of; they saw my “beliefs” as a way to lash out. They thought I was…

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Anarchy and Emotion: A Heart-Based Philosophy for Transforming Society

ANARCHY AND EMOTION: A HEART-BASED PHILOSOPHY FOR TRANSFORMING SOCIETY

I study counseling psychology. I learn to use skills that help people deal with personal issues, trauma, mental issues, and stress. But saying I “help” someone is actually a misnomer. In reality, I empathize with an individual; I leverage the desire to connect with another human. I do this to show a person that they possess their own ability to cope with the stressors of life. In other words, I…

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Anarchy and Emotion: Toward a Softer Aesthetic for Freedom

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(Note: This is Part 1 in a 3 part series covering Hard Versus Soft anarchism, the doctrine of Relationalism, and movement toward the Sensual Society. This is my attempt to professionally reconcile the underlying truth of psychological findings with voluntaryist anarchism.) “The world will not know peace until we learn to understand each other’s emotions” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl…

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Anarchism Takes Courage: Helping People Escape the Cult of Normalcy

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Anarchism is about courage. It takes poise to help people escape the cult of normalcy, wherein they revel in a haze of disinterest and violence and depravity. But when anarchists attempt to persuade people to discard love of their culture coma, of blood and carnage, they usually get a counterattack in the form of dismissive slander and appeals to State piety. But it…

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The Cure for Combat PTSD is Prevention and Empathy

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Post Traumatic Stress disorder is considered a mental disorder that affects people who have experienced something painful or unnerving. These experiences are usually scenarios that involve witnessing or causing death or destruction. For example, if a man signs up for military service and is spirited away to strange lands to kill strange people—he becomes a likely candidate for PTSD.…

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