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Mon, 12 November 2007
This is more of a rant, and maybe you don't think that this is going on, but i believe that there is an anti-american centiment in the anarchist movement. Here i briefly talk about why this is a bad idea.
The documentary that i have mentioned here is Anarchism in America.
Music came from the Cry 4 Peace, Fight 4 Freedom podcast, and i think it is very relevant to the issue in many ways.
Direct download: VoiceOfFreedom_50_2007Nov12_Anti-Americanism.ogg
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
\"Not the [exact] same ideals, but still fighting for freedom\"...Yes! At it\'s base, in spite of many historical facts...\"America\" is an idea that people (at least those of us who are peaceful and not hurting others) should be free to live and associate as we choose. Even though, the actual implementation of this idea into our culture falls far short of true freedom, and our \"land of the free\" bragging point smacks of a forked tongue from a two faced, double standards system (which leaves a very bad taste in the mouths of many of us Americans)...the base idea is still freedom, and pursuit of happiness. When you have that level of expectation, where every individual \"can\" pursue their own goals, this shares a common thread with anarchy...it\'s the whole, \"every man is his own country\", kind of thing. So, trying to saddle everyone with strict laws is considered to be very bad, as it inhibits the individuals right to seek a better life. And the American Civil Liberties Union...Yes, they are a civil liberties group, after all. This is also in the same spirit as freedom and happiness for the individual...not allowing the wealthy and powerful groups and individuals (and government) to make everybody else slaves and prisoners. The difference from anarchist groups is that they work within the legal system and try to mold it into something more tolerant, as opposed to working to shrink or abolish the powers of the government, etc. I am glad they are there, but frankly...it demands a very extreme set of circumstances before anybody from the ACLU will step forward and get involved in certain types of politically volatile, legal conflicts. If you are amongst a certain stereotyped, \"trash\" minority in this country, then you have to get sued by opportunists with a vendetta, for hundreds of millions of dollars, because you publish a magazine and have a web site, before the ACLU will even look at you. They would never think of challenging the constitutionality of an absolute prohibition against such minorities...and because of this attitude, a vast amount of legalized corruption and abuse ensues. I still have to give them their due credit, for having the spine to do what they did above. The liberation of intergenerational relationships movement may be on statistically solid ground...but it is in a politically (and socially) dangerous arena. The ACLU does not live up to the potential of what it could be...or should be... And about the anti-American sentiment...I think this is an especially dark (and many would say shameful) period in American history. With George W. Bush being re-elected to a second term as president, while the manipulative, \"christian\" conservative right flaunts it\'s stranglehold on this country...in spite of the fact that things went well over the side of the cliff, years ago... People all over the world, including in America, are disillusioned, and deeply disappointed over where the USA is at today. Those of us who are sane and rational, are not the ones who are in control...Which is the root problem of government. Most people who are attracted to such a line of work, are the exact type who really need to be barred from ever entering into that field. U.S. politics are a very big mess right now...They probably always will be. We get an especially stern backlash from that. ...Then, there is also the stereotype, that we are all one big nation of \"self entitled gluttons\", too. ...and, yes...even our poor in the U.S. own far more than your average Chinese family...but, if you look at the political, social and economic status in China (amongst many other countries), you will soon discover just why this is. They lack any real, fighting chance to better themselves, because they are kept down by a myriad of forces (including their own governments). Anyone who believes that things would be \"fair\", if the shoe were on the other foot, I think lacks a sound understanding of human nature. There is still this resentment, and this idea that we \"have to\" play ball with oppressive governments, who violate human rights, will not (or can not) deal on a level business field (which undermines our own economy, and threatens it dangerously)... ...and, essentially that we \"have to\" give away what we have built here (our economy, our industries...and with them our own ability to survive and make a better life)...in order that \"world wealth\" even out. ...which will never happen, when corrupt governments are there to seize the wealth, and keep it from the people. It is my firm opinion, that this is exactly what is happening in the U.S. today...the citizens are being stripped of their wealth and freedoms...and only a tiny fraction at best of this wealth and freedom, will find it\'s way into other countries. ...and the \"entitled gluttons\" is a malicious spin, to demonize us and \"help\" us go along with the plan...make us feel \"guilty\"... Truth be told, the main section of American population is really hurting right now, record numbers of bankruptcies are occurring...We have devolved into slave drones, to the political and economic machine...which many of us work endlessly, breaking our backs for, yet it wont take care of us, in return...We are still losing everything...We can not honestly \"live\" a life, anymore. For many of us, it is all just an endless cycle of \"work, sleep and eat\". The toll this is tacking, combined with the constant, long term worry...is overbearing...it is everywhere...except in the oval office, of the white house...and other such places, where the wealthy don\'t bother themselves with such concerns. It is just insanity...and the USA is dying because of it. I\'m not an anarchist (maybe I should be), but I have a very strong appreciation for what anarchy stands for. In times like these, where governments have become such a horrendous burden on humans...anarchy sounds really nice, right about now.