If only it were true.
This is an interesting though rather bizarre article from a Maoist webzine, bits of which are re-posted on Matthew Lyons’ “anti-fascist” blog with additional commentary from Lyons himself (some of which is also rather interesting). Apparently, these Maoists think there are cadres of national-anarchists out there leading and organizing subversive movements worldwide, from the Ukraine to Thailand. However, there’s no real mention of what exactly these alleged national-anarchists are doing that is supposedly so awful. Check it out at this link. The hysteria that national-anarchism generates among leftists is really rather fascinating.
ARV-ATS would not be nearly as well-known as we are if it were not for the fact that so many leftists believe that we are a front for National-Anarchism, which is in turn a front for the neo-Nazis, which is in turn trying to infiltrate and co-opt the Left. If it were not for the prevalence of this conspiracy theory, ARV-ATS would likely be regarded as just another obscure but somewhat usual anarchist tendency (which is actually closer to the truth concerning both us and the national-anarchists alike). It is really is fascinating how the “anti-fascists” have made both ARV-ATS and the N-As into such larger than life bogeymen. In the process, they’ve become the de facto marketing division for both tendencies. Now they’re giving N-A credit for being supposed major players in significant world events. That’s far more credit than what is actually merited (to say the least). The truth is actually a lot more boring.
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