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Sep. 2nd, 2009

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empyresubverter

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This is D.

My location varies widely.

I am a disciple of Jesus and hold to an eclectic blend of Christian anarchism, liberation theology, charismatic mysticism, moderate Calvinism and Oneness doctrine. My view of history is of the conspiracist school.

Politically, I am an anarchist, drawing some of my inspiration from CrimethInc's activities.

I came to define my ideals from reading the Bible.

I like to get to know interesting and open people, especially those who love Jesus like I do!

Aug. 27th, 2009


sergeantbrother

Getting Discouraged

Does anybody else get discouraged with being a political minority? In the past years as I have become far less mainstream in my thinking and also more politically active. I've spend more and more time not only learning about and researching politics from an alternative perspective but also trying to change the world and change minds. Lately, in the past few months or so, I'm been feeling really discouraged. I feel like nobody has an open mind for anything beyond what they have seen on TV or learned from equally uniformed peers. I feel like even those frustrated with the system are easily placated or distracted by the crumbs that mainstream politicians or pundits throw at them to draw them back into the mainstream establishment. I feel that people are too emotionally attached to their assumptions and that they become unthinkingly hostile or derisive when confronted with ideas outside of their comfort zone. I feel that this exists even among seemingly open minded people, even those who are potentially sympathetic to my ideas.

I wonder if being politically active has any value if your politics are outside of the mainstream. I see all of these Republicans and Democrats arguing over this issue or that and I feel envious of them, envious that they can look forward to some sort of satisfaction or victory after waiting a few years for the next election - maybe 2 years, maybe 8, but they'll see a politician of their stripe win. For me, no way, perhaps not ever. It makes me depressed, depressed and frustrated not only by the futility of my efforts but by the hostility shown to me by those in the mainstream who think that I'm some kind of weirdo or villain, sometimes to the point of them saying that people who believe as I do should be locked up, killed, beaten, or otherwise oppressed.

Does anybody else ever feel this way, does anyone ever lose hope and wonder if their ideology and even their knowledge isn't worth it? Is there even a point in radical political activism?

Jul. 3rd, 2009

itsgrimupnorth

Maybe he'll become a guerilla when he comes back from vacation



P.S Several e-book (PDF) copies are out there for free on the net.



Jun. 22nd, 2009

itsgrimupnorth

Iran

Iran is showing signs of possible revolution, the people have been protesting in the streets. Mir-Hossein Mousavi has been reported to have vowed martyrdom, should his cause be successfully silenced he will surely be put away or worse; people have been rioting and attempting facility occupations. A lot are using social networking sites such as twitter to spread information in and out of Iran's borders. The government has been using foreign forces and domestic enforcement to quell the protesters. Hundreds are being arrested and right now the protests continue but it seems as if things are fading. At this point one can only hope for some sort of further organized resistant uprising, but things are extremely difficult with the government's censorship and sadly the protesters are apparently being successfully silenced.

What can the genuine individuals of the world do but see and observe in pain? In the end, all we may be able to do is wish for the protection and light to guide and save our friends from harm's way in that country so far from our homes tonight.



Here are some videos from the protests including the now spreading video of the martyred girl Neda who was killed by a Basij Goon (Click the Link): http://mashable.com/2009/06/20/iran-youtube/

Jun. 9th, 2009

Welcome to the NHK, Misaki

kemonozume

(no subject)

Name: Kemonozume is fine.

Location: Michigan,USA

Identifies as: Anarchist, pretty much every kind of anarchy is okay with me

I came to define my ideals as anarchist through reading copies of  Slingshot! being passed out at a Food Not Bombs table.
http://slingshot.tao.ca/

I guess it's been about two years since then and I'm glad I discovered it. I have NO anarchist friends so this makes me sad.

Basically just looking for anybody friendly. If you like anime and live in Michigan that is a definite plus!

May. 25th, 2009


bobby1933

An Anarchist

I accidentally posted my introduction to my privite journal, and I hate to repeat myself on purpose, but here goes...

I'm Bob, age 75, retired university instructor, married, a caretaker. I live in Boise, Idaho.

I understand what Anarchy is, but some of the variations on the theme are new to me.  I probably fit the definition of an anarcho-primitivist; but I like to think of myself as a "Christian anarchist' because I try to use the sermon on the mount (as well as the eightfold path and the virtue of the Way) as my guides to thought and behavior.  I also scored 85% "anarcho-communist" on an online test I recently took.

I have probably been an anarchist all my life, though it only a few years ago that I started applying the label to myself.  Through childhood and middle age I described myself as a "democratic socialist."  I usually vote socialist or Green, or democratic; but I always fell that I have betrayed my principles when I do so.

Though I not a Christian, nor even a believer in God in the usual sense, I do consider life to be primarily a spiritual journey.  My strong identification with first peoples and their ways of life which we are dismissing and destroying is probably the main thing that identifies me as anarcho-primitive.  I am totally opposed to violence of any kind, and believe that attempts to overthrow states would only lead to stronger, meaner states.  I believe that people are essentially good and that all institutions (but especially political and economic institutions) have a corrupting effect on human behavior and attidudes.  I try as much as possible to avoid politics and economics and to live in the cracks between the social structures many people see as important.  The likelihood that I am autistic, makes outsider statuses and perspectives easier than it might be for others.  If that is true, then I'm glad I'm autistic, because I don't like how the human part of the world is or where it seems to be going--dragging a protesting natural world behind it to our mutual doom.

The only way I know how to do anything about is to live my simple, quiet life and mention my concerns to whoever will listen.  I try to not be part of the problem while I wait for acceptable suggestions about solution.

May. 3rd, 2009

itsgrimupnorth

May 1st footage from around the globe.



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Apr. 30th, 2009

itsgrimupnorth

May Day 2009

From IndyBay:



"This May Day 2009 millions of workers in the US are under attack from layoffs and wage cuts to union-busting tactics by authoritarians who want a union-free environment. Working people are under assault; ICE raids continue to terrorize and demonize the immigrant communities nationwide, destroying families, maintaining exploitation.

The First of May was a symbol of the international proletariat’s struggle for emancipation. Neither military parades nor the ‘good little boy’ marches of the reformist union federations can blind us to the deep-seated international solidarity of the struggle. Worker autonomy, direct action — with no chiefs, guides, Great Leaders or Grand Helmsmen, but organized into our own rank and file agencies — will turn the revolutionary movement into a tool for liberation."

For those of you in the area:

START DATE: Friday May 01
TIME: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details:
Dolores Park, San Francisco
Rally @ 12PM
March begins @ 2PM
Event Type: Protest

Apr. 5th, 2009

itsgrimupnorth

NATO Protests in Strasbourg

Footage of NATO Protests in Strasbourg April 2nd-4th.



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Apr. 3rd, 2009

itsgrimupnorth

G20 Protests March 28th - April 2nd.

"Footage of the G20 Protests in London on 28th March - April 2nd."




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