Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

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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On Becoming an Anarchist: the Character and Contour of a Freeman

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“Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.” ― Gianna Perada When one becomes an anarchist he does not fling explosive cocktails at common people. She does not don black attire, incite riots, or write anarchist cookbooks with recipes on burning buildings. It is true that one can be anarchist and commit trouble galore,…

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Rise of the Lovertarians: A Return to Peaceful Resistance

PEACEFUL RESISTANCE

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” -Isaac Asimov Humanity dwells in an increasingly hostile and dark world. People are inundated by mass shootings, warfare, and terrorism. Life is not sacred or respected. It is replete with seething anger and growing hatred.  Even some voluntaryist segments of anarchism seem eager to shed blood under the alarmist call for pragmatism. It is as if these anarchists have forgotten…

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How Anarchists can Communicate more Compassionately

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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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