21 December 2007

"Swamp fever" - aka "small group psychosis"

By demanding a choice between 'thought' and 'action,' the various groups and individuals infected with swamp fever are promoting a false dichotomy. Clearly, the material unfolding of the class struggle leads the proletariat to self-consciousness, and therefore to a unity of theory and practice, something swamp inhabitants rail against precisely because they don't operate from a proletarian perspective.


- Stewart Home rips a new hole in the "activist lifestyle", in the midst of a fascinating diatribe against Green Anarchist primitivism.

2 comments:

  1. Have you seen this?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/us/24shopdrop.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

    "This week an arts group in Oakland, the Center for Tactical Magic, began shopdropping neatly folded stacks of homemade T-shirts into Wal-Mart and Target stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The shirts feature radical images and slogans like one with the faces of Karl Marx, Che Guevara and Mikhail Bakunin, a Russian anarchist. It says, “Peace on Earth. After we overthrow capitalism.”

    “Our point is to put a message, not a price tag, on them,” said Aaron Gach, 33, a spokesman for the group."

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  2. Great googly moogly! Thanks for that. Check these guys out - www.tacticalmagic.org. It's anarchist, but it's pretty heavy nonetheless.

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