The main problem I see with Bret’s idea, aside from the technical issues and sectarian conflict, is that the elected officials are merely managers and the electoral system is merely a front for the oligarchy. Unity 2020 is not entirely dissimilar to the “pan-secessionist meta-party” idea I’ve written […]
Black Rose Anarchist Federation Author and independent writer William C. Anderson interviews veteran organizer and former Black Panther and political prisoner Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin on the current political crisis, fascism and rising relevance of Black anarchism. We also urge you to generously contribute towards a fundraising campaign organized […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “The most interesting political questions throughout history have been whether or not humans will be ruled or free, whether they will be responsible for their actions as individuals or left irresponsible as members of society, and whether they can live in peace by volitional agreements alone.” -Karl Hess “We’ve got to […]
Keith interviews Attack The System co-editor Vince about Portland Oregon’s 100 plus nights of protest. Vince lives in Portland and provides first hand accounts and context for the uprising Discussion includes: 100 nights of protests in Portland Scope of the protests and effect on the city Targets of […]
This is a comment from an Antifa-oriented social media page: “I have a comrade who was monitoring the Boogaloo pages before they got taken down and said they were very pro-gay, pro-black, etc, just very accelerationist and anti cop. I cant wrap my head around it. They had […]
This post from Anarchist News (and the discussion thread that follows) from a few months back is worth checking out. It is illustrative of something that I have been thinking would eventually happen in the “left” anarchist milieu. While many left-anarchists are clearly oriented toward the Maoist-influenced Antifa, […]
I agree with some of this and disagree with other parts but this is an interesting video. The best way to change things is by focusing on improving yourself and your community.
Ten years ago, I identified what I considered to be the “ten core demographics” that proponents of the ideas we discuss here at ATS will have to reach in order to eventually find the Holy Grail. The original piece is available here. It is interesting to evaluate the […]
Sovereign Counties is a new project that has given its endorsement to Attack the System. The Foundation for Intentional Community is an interesting group as well, and seems to be a domestic parallel to the Startup Societies Foundation. Also, see my essay “The Case for the City-State System.” […]
By Per Bylund LewRockwell. Com As libertarians, we like to discuss two things: what could be and what is wrong with society today. Some of us are intrigued by the promises of a free society, no matter if we advocate the total abolishment of the State or wish […]
BY ANDREW SELSKY and GILLIAN FLACCUS Yahoo News PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city’s mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state’s attorney general vowed to seek […]
By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Huffington Post It’s been 50 days since people took to the streets after the police killing of George Floyd — and the nationwide protests haven’t let up since. After demonstrators in Minneapolis called out the unjust killing of Floyd, a Black man, at the hands […]
In which A & B expand on the ideas of pan-secessionism, and also consider the spiritual and ecological motivations for non-societal approaches to living.
Having established a general overview of humanity arrived at its current juncture, A & B now start to lay out ‘what can be done’, in very broad strokes. Bellamy starts to lay out what pan-secessionism would look like.
By Rory Taylor Vox The US has signed hundreds of treaties with Indigenous peoples. Here’s what would happen if the government actually honored them. “‘We the people’ has never meant ‘all the people.’” These were words of independent presidential candidate and Navajo Nation member Mark Charles as he […]
By F.H. Buckley Spectator The United States is ripe for secession. Across the world, established states have divided in two or are staring down secession movements. Great Britain became a wee bit less great with Irish independence, and now the Scots seem to be rethinking the Act of […]
If the USA were to balkanize, what independent countries do you think would emerge, what would they look like, and which would be most successful?
Reddit There are large economic, political, and cultural divides in the US (at least more so than other countries). Some states actually have economies that are competitive at a global scale (i.e. California, Texas).
By John Kaluza In response to Mr. Staveley’s commentary, I am closing in on 70 years old and I can honestly say, like you do, that the thinking of many people in this country is incomprehensible to me. I just don’t understand how so many Americans can support […]
CT2 In the world of scenario planning, the fact that something is unthinkable should not prevent us from considering it. The breakup of the Soviet Union was unthinkable almost until the day it happened. At the same time, of course, not every impossible thing will happen. Among the […]
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By Jesse Kelly The Federalist Divorce is hard, but it’s easier than cutting the brake lines on your wife’s car. It is long past time for an amicable divorce of the United States of America. There is simply no common ground with the Left anymore. We are now […]
By Patrick W. Watson Forbes Some things are so horrible, you don’t want to think about them. Institutional risk managers think about “tail risks”—scenarios with very low probability. But should they happen, the consequences would be so devastating that you must plan for them.
Reddit What was once laughable in 2008 when Barack Obama was about to become President, is now uncomfortable to think about here in 2017 with Donald Trump as POTUS. You do not need to stick to this professor’s template, you can crack open a cold one with the […]
By Frank Jacobs Big Think America’s two political tribes have consolidated into ‘red’ and ‘blue’ nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences. Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each Based on the UN’s partition plan […]
If you could split up USA into 5-8 different regions or countries, which states would be part of X country and what systems would you implement?
By Sebbie Gost Quora Well, first of all, I would not divide America to equal economies (because honestly, half of America will still make less than the top 5 states combined), I would divide it based on what has been dividing nations from the beginning of time: culture. […]
By Bonnie Kristian The Week Look, we had a good run. Well, maybe “good” isn’t quite the right word … but certainly it’s been interesting. These United States were a grand experiment. But the experiment has gotten out of hand. It’s time to peacefully dissolve the union. I […]
By Sascha Issenberg Intelligencer The year is 2019. California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, recently elected on a platform that included support for the creation of a single-payer health-care system, now must figure out how to enact it. A prior nonpartisan analysis priced it at $400 billion per year […]
Perfect. An essentially pan-anarchist/anarcho-pluralist flag with enough of historic American populism to bring in the sovereign citizens, boogaloo, radical libertarians, and gun nuts. Well done.
A Maoist memorializes CHAZ. In some ways, I generally considered having supported CHAZ to be something of a litmus test that separates authentic anti-systemists from pro-systemists. Notice that CHAZ was suppressed by the city government of Seattle, arguably the furthest left of any local government in the US, […]
By John B. Judis Washington Post In January 1969, Tom Hayden, a founder of the radical Students for a Democratic Society and a leader of the antiwar movement, came to speak at the University of California at Santa Cruz, on behalf of the SDS chapter where I was […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It was the kind of story that always seems to fly just beneath the radar. You probably missed it. I nearly did. Somewhere between the Pride parades and the Fourth of July, while the country was busy hyperventilating […]
Every single idea listed below is a good one. Enemies of the state should be doing outreach to EVERYONE, no matter how seemingly incorrigible from an anti-authoritarian perspective. Most people are a mixture of authoritarian and anti-authoritarian ideas, including some who are extreme paradoxes. “Go ye into all […]
Crimethinc The cop-free zone is not the particular block or traffic circle or park. It is the shared commitment to defending a space and eliminating the dynamics of policing and white supremacy. In the following collection, we explore some people’s experiences attempting to create police-free autonomous zones in […]
Bret Weinstein seems to be a guy whose “heart is in the right place,” as a sentimentalist might say. His core idea is correct, i.e. building an anti-establishment movement that rejects incompetent/corrupt elites while rejecting dangerous authoritarians from the far-left and far-right.
I’ve noticed this as well. But unlike most commentators on the uprising, I would make a sharp distinction between the mainstream protest movement, conventional activism like BLM, the far-left/Antifa, the far-right/Boogaloo, statue vandalizers, and exaggerated sports rioters on one hand, and the actual uprising of the lumenproletariat on […]
At about the 1:29 mark, Reed talks about how the protest movement has been co-opted by the ruling class, and Taibbi talks about how the anti-statue campaign is a distraction from the “defund the police” movement.
By Ezra Marcus New York Times At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified Seattle neighborhood. There, activists screened films, served spaghetti, painted murals, held vigils and […]
A pro-reformist contribution to the reform vs. revolution debate. We need both Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine, both of whom were proto-anarchists. Burke’s “Vindication of Natural Society” is essentially an anarcho-libertarian document, and Paine was what would today be called a minarchist with economic views similar to those […]
The crowdfunded purchase of places like this could make for interesting intentional communities and startup societies. By Abi Harman Love Money Surrounded by stunning rural landscapes, these impressive ranches for sale around the world offer an idyllic slice of the good life. From acres of remote rolling land […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Right Rumination and Swithun Dobson to discuss the current issue of the Blue Tribe.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I have always been fascinated by secessionist movements. It goes back to my childhood love of maps, flags and geography. I use to spend hours poring over atlases and fixating on the strange autonomous zones that only existed […]
By Crimethinc Fundamental social change involves two intertwined processes. On the one hand, it means shutting down the mechanisms that impose disparities in power and access to resources; on the other hand, it involves creating infrastructures that distribute resources and power according to a different logic, weaving a […]
The problem with these is that they can be traced through real estate and financial transaction records. It’s best to just squat them or build new ones. By Abby Driver Love Money Whether you’re a doomsday prepper getting ready for the end of the world or a die-hard […]