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Re: <nettime> The alt-right and the death of counterculture
Joseph Rabie on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 17:23:12 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The alt-right and the death of counterculture

Absent of an orthodox Marxist determinism or an anarchist appeal to pure chaotic spontaneity

Except for its detractors, and pollution by right wing libertarianism, anarchy was never about chaotic spontaneity. It was (and is) about self organisation, autonomy, mutual aid and solidarity. It is effectively anti-state with respect to government confiscating what people feel should be dealt with as local prerogatives.

While local organisation in such an anarchical way is attractive and could suggest a way forward (as it has done since the 19th century), one can ask whether it is a practical alternative in such a complex, technological fraught society. How will small local settlements – if one goes the way of social destructuring into autonomous groups, living in peace with one's neighbours, it goes without saying!! – deal with global issues, for example when the rising ocean waters start flooding the basements of the nuclear power plants that ring the coasts?

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