A somewhat amusing reference to your truly from a tweet on Goofy Gillis’ Twitter feed.
The reason this “Drunk Foxx” person cannot “wrap their head” around my various positions is that they cannot understand the concept or practice of multi-dimensional thinking. How can I be sympathetic to both left-anarchism and national-anarchism, and influenced by both far-left thinking and conservative thinking? Well, lots of reasons. My perspective was once described as “left-anarchist plus some modern tweaks brought under the ‘pan’ umbrella.” Yes, exactly.
The fact that many left-anarchists are SJW fruitbats does not negate the traditional left-anarchist critique of concentrated power, the economics of Proudhon, the sociology of Kropotkin, the value of the writings of Emma Goldman, or anarcho-syndicalism as a tactical concept, just as Carl Schmitt’s opportunistic flirtation with the Third Reich does not negate his actual approach to political theory. The fact that many Antifa-types are crust punk scumbags does not negate the Chomsky/Zinn critique of the US empire or US imperial history, just as the royalist sympathies of Edmund Burke does not negate his critique of the excesses of the French Revolution.
Regrettably, most left-anarchists are Blue Tribe loyalists first, and anarchists second. In fact, many of them represent a kind of Blue Tribe fundamentalism, a kind of Plato’s forms version of totalitarian humanism, just as their hated counterparts on the “far-right” represent a Red Tribe fundamentalism. Perhaps in the Middle East there are “Shia anarchists” or “Sunni anarchists” who are Shia or Sunni loyalists first and anarchists second. “Right-wing” anarchists are certainly not immune to this kind of thinking as well. For example, just as, in 2016, many left-anarchists veered off into “anarcho-Hillaryism” (I even encountered an “anarchists for Hillary” social media page) so did some in the an-cap and N-A milieus veer off into Trumpism.
Ironically, within the pan-anarchist paradigm, there could actually be “anarcho-Hillaryism” or “anarcho-Trumpism,” for example, a village community with a statue of the Dragon Lady or the Orange Man in the town square toward which everyone is expected to kneel every day at noon, just as there could be a “Goofy Gillis Land” (like Disneyland only with more body odor) where the primary activity is issuing hysterical tirades against “neighborhood nationalism” and there could be an “Alexander Reid-Ross Land” where Rachel Maddow videos are played 24/7 and the principal activity is preparing for a Red Dawn-like Russian invasion.
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