With the rise of the Golden Dawn fascist group in Greece, and their attempts to build a base here in the U.S. (link) , anti-fascist strategies are becoming more and more crucial.
I guess this is the Left’s version of the hysteria over the mosque at Ground Zero.
Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if the police continue to “out- source” political repression to private groups (fascists, gangs, white supremacist populists, private security forces, etc.) as budget crises deepen.
Interesting how they think cops and neo-nazis are somehow on the same side of the fence. I guess it would upset their worldview to recognize that “fascists” are actually an outgroup.
I’m not suggesting the posters themselves are a secret plot by the state, and I am not suggesting that they are produced by fascists or by gangs. It seems they represent some sort of political beef emerging out of Occupy Oakland that is related to racial and class divisions within Oakland and within Occupy Oakland.
In other words, the cracks in the PC coalition are showing.
I also want to highlight that this is not an anarchist vs. Marxist issue. At least in Seattle, both anarchists and Marixsts do community base buidling, and both intervened aggressively in the Decolonize/ Occupy movement, alongside lots of people who don’t identify with either philosophy.
Have anarchists learned nothing regarding the Marxists in the last 150 years?
As anti-authoritarians, we tend to focus on the state apparatus as the biggest oppressor, partly to compensate for the statism of past communist movements. We do need to oppose the state. However, we need to recognize that state forms change over time, prompted by contradictions within the capitalist economy and clashes of class forces,
That’s almost insightful.
It goes downhill from there.
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