maz wrote:When are you going to finally come out of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
It's true. I'm guilty of using history and analysis to construct a worldview and argument. I suppose one could use his sad feelings to screetch about what a victim he is to anyone that would listen, but I suspect the former method is more accurate.
You are using old world examples that have very little if anything to do with the modern day.
This is the basis upon which anarchism is built. Something I've perpetually written was that between the early 20th century and now there was a sustained, violent, and official action against leftists that were not anarchists. Marxists, especially, were forcibly removed as an effective force on the left.
Naturally, of course, this would be history well into at least the 1980s that is essential for my analysis but invalidates your hysterics about Jews and Marxists being everywhere involved in an elaborate plot to make you sad. It is to your benefit to pretend such action did not exist; that history does not exist; that there is no bearing of reality upon your feelings, since your feelings appear to be the only part of your world view. Absent from any constructive understanding of history or how it may effect you, your analysis is to cherry-pick popular culture that validates these feelings. You are, in essence, being the same postmodernist feeling-monger you project upon the hysterics of the postmodernist feeling-mangers of decades past working with the bourgeois left of the 1990s.
In short, I take no shame from understanding and contextualizing the current with the past in a dispassionate matter. And the fact you attempt to use shame instead of logic is, in itself, a clue to the problems with your own conception of reality.
Just asking, what labor conflicts? Exactly who and what are repressing you, or antifa?
Labor is inherently a force that conflicts with capital.
The capitalist system, itself, is oppressive. This will, no doubt, garner a knee-jerk and emotional reaction, "What about all the good things capitalism has done?" And of course, this needs to be considered as it has a dialectic relationship with the present on the one hand; and your feelings about what is "good" are completely irrelevant on the other. Though I have tried at length to explain this on the board, usually to the deaf ears of professional victims, it has not worked. So, perhaps, a quote will illuminate this relationship:
Jameson wrote:The distinction I am proposing here knows one canonical form in Hegel’s differentiation of the thinking of individual morality or moralising from that whole very different realm of collective social values and practices. But it finds its definitive form in Marx’s demonstration of the materialist dialectic, most notably in those classic pages of the Manifesto which teach the hard lesson of some more genuinely dialectical way to think historical development and change. The topic of the lesson is, of course, the historical development of capitalism itself and the deployment of a specific bourgeois culture. In a well-known passage Marx powerfully urges us to do the impossible, namely, to think this development positively and negatively all at once; to achieve, in other words, a type of thinking that would be capable of grasping the demonstrably baleful features of capitalism along with its extraordinary and liberating dynamism simultaneously within a single thought, and without attenuating any of the force of either judgment. We are somehow to lift our minds to a point at which it is possible to understand that capitalism is at one and the same time the best thing that has ever happened to the human race, and the worst.
The lapse from this austere dialectical imperative into the more comfortable stance of the taking of moral positions is inveterate and all too human: still, the urgency of the subject demands that we make at least some effort to think the cultural evolution of late capitalism dialectically, as catastrophe and progress all together.
As for antifa, as a heavily anarchist organization, they are being suppressed by the same forces that suppress you and me; but their analysis is as wrong as your own.
Alis Volat Propriis; Tiocfaidh ár lá; Proletarier Aller Länder, Vereinigt Euch!