diversity of tactics as a way of collaborating with collaborators
September 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
So when you come to understand progressives, what they believe, what they’re about and why they insist on nonviolence and you come to understand that nonviolence actually protects the state and now I’m referring to a book by Peter Gelderloos. I believe it’s entitled “How Nonviolence Protects the State” which was written, largely inspired by Ward Churchill’s work, when you come to understand what progressives are about…then I came to the conclusion that we should not try to collaborate with progressives, that they’re collaborators with the enemy. And I think we have to see the hierarchical system, as anarchists we have to see the hierarchical system as the enemy, as the root cause of all our problems because the hierarchy takes away our individual…influence, our agency, the possibility for our contributions to community and to the public and political life of our communities and larger organizations. So, when you come to understand, as anarchists do, that hierarchy is the problem and you come to understand that progressives support this hierarchy and only want to make it better, you understand that what progressives do in fact strengthens the very system that is the root cause of all of these social injustices both locally in our communities and around the world as capitalist expansion around the world through corporatism and so on. So, it just became clear to me that this diversity of tactics as a way of collaborating with collaborators is a bad idea. And in fact what we should be doing instead is putting the pressure on these progressives who are collaborators so that they at least have a chance to understand that they’re on the wrong side of the battle in terms of justice and in terms of the root causes of these problems.
h/t dark daughta