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Britney Spears calls for wealth redistribution, general strike on Instagram

I’ve often thought that one of the best things that could happen for pan-anarchism would be for prominent celebrities to come out and endorse the ATS philosophy. Have we found our leader? Celebrities are the closest thing to royalty we have in the US. Celebrity endorsements are consequently a means to “revolution from the top,” at least metaphorically.  A general strike in favor of debt stoppage is something that all radicals ought to be able to agree on: socialists, anarchists, libertarians (fuck the banksters, right?), Tucker Carlson conservatives, Sanders/AOC progressives, etc.

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Brittney Spears.

Britney Spears seemingly called for the redistribution of wealth and a general strike on Monday, “regramming” a post written by Instagram user Mimi Zhu. “During this time of isolation, we need connection now more than ever,” the text shared by Spears said, going on to describe how “we will learn to kiss and hold each other through the waves of the web. We will feed each other, redistribute wealth, strike. We will understand our own importance from the places we must stay.”

The “Work B—h” singer captioned the post by quoting the text’s penultimate line — “communion [moves] beyond walls” — and adding three emoji roses, a symbol commonly used by the Democratic Socialists of America.

“Queen of [the] proletariat,” cheered on one fan in the comments. Jeva Lange


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