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  •  Wow. Having read David Graeber's (2+ / 0-)
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    essay/diary, I think you're wrong.

    And I can see the evidence of actual organizing WORK done here.  Do you really think that the GAs just sprang up out of nowhere like mushrooms overnight with a working consensus model--something I thought was impossible, certainly in America--and a code of nonviolence complete with training for that--you really thought all this just sprang up spontaneously?

    I love and admire my people, but I think you're giving them a little too much credit.  There was work done here by people from a significantly different political tradition than mine.  

    Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 10:10:26 AM PST

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    •  A diversity of perspectives, to be sure. (0+ / 0-)

      Far more diverse than are typically given air to shape process in our political system.  But I don't see how that relates to anarchists - not unless we are redefining terms, and claiming that people opposed to the very concept of political structure were crucial to its design and implementation.

      Democracy? You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

      by Troubadour on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 10:20:19 AM PST

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      •  well, I think anarchists have political structure (1+ / 0-)
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        depending on the kind of anarchists you're talking about.

        Read Ursula LeGuin's book The Dispossessed for an interesting albeit fictitious example.

        a lot of anarchists are simply against hierarchical political structure.

        Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 11:44:46 AM PST

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