content: quotes from two comrades about solidarity, & bullying in "radical" spaces. mentions the existence of violence, power, & abuse. mostly neutral, except for that last part.
"yeah at some level, you can't do good by being just anti-.
'anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-fascist.'
you have to have some kind of theory and practice of how you want things to work,
and make some sacrifices to have solidarity."
[ switch conversations ]
"but the reason why i'm depressed as an adult
is that not only now do i need to pay for food and rent
but i'm realising that the entire rest of the world is also rooted in violence, power, and abuse, just like my parents
and i just thought, as long as someone was NOT my parents, they’d be better than that
especially bosses, too, some people can avoid interacting with cops, but almost nobody can avoid having a boss
still being dependent on abusers for food and shelter
the entire rest of the world is also rooted in violence, power, and abuse.
even like, you know. "radical organisers". almost especially them, for some reason ? like i was never bullied like this at all before i started trying to be part of "radical" spaces"
"Yeah, I’ve wondered about it for a while.
I think it has to do with the fact that radical spaces actually structurally resemble high school friend groups a lot, because both are often formed by a lot of people who just met each other, and in both cases they come together around performing a certain set of values, and quickly form hierarchies around who most embodies those values."