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Anarchism Has Failed Me

2021-03-01

Been reading a lot of Bookchin lately, including his biography by Janet Biehl.

Coincidentally I have been suffering a crisis of faith in far leftism.

I don’t want to hang up my revolutionary credentials, but I feel I am politically homeless. I am of course still a communist or socialist (whatever you want to call the abolition of capitalism, and the institution of the needs principle).

It is true: anarchism has failed me. I am going to have to be vague, deliberately, to protect people’s anonymity, so please forgive me.

I largely agree with what Bookchin has to say in ‘The Ghost of Anarcho- Syndicalism’. We focus too much on economistic constructions of the working class. Workers need more than unions and strikes. We need to conceptualise people as fully human citizens.

This is just a short signal of a fuller post I plan to make. I need to think about this very deeply. Where do we go from here, in an era of an ascending fascism, and liberals who stick their heads in the sand?

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