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A Bomb Went Off

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A bomb went off. Bombs actually, the plural, there were two of them, multiple blasts. This means war, of course, another one where we will create tomorrow’s bombers and arsonists, terrorists for the next generation. This war will cover even more ground than the last one, truly a blanket generalization of all things not us, terror, engineered xenophobia.Or maybe this …

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How Entitled are the 1%?

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TL;DR: Very entitled. Introduction Over the past few years there has been a growing consensus, especially on the Right, that “entitlement culture” is exploding around the world. The meaning of “entitlement culture” generally is an allusion too the growth of social democracy; particularly among the mainstream Left in the United States and the long existent social democracy in Western Europe. This …

Zak DrabczykHow Entitled are the 1%?

Hugo Chavez: The Paradox of Authoritarianism

Zak Drabczyk Featured, The Commune 1 Comment

Introduction Comandante Chavez, hasta siempre. Todos somos chavez. The word authoritarian is thrown around in leftist circles quite frequently; and, for good reason. The presence of authoritarianism is quite prevalent throughout all class societies; whether it manifests as a  genocidal “National Socialist” party or the United Fruit Company. However, there also exists an equally prevalent hatred for an abstract conception …

Zak DrabczykHugo Chavez: The Paradox of Authoritarianism

Enslaved to the Enlightenment

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Introduction Growing up in the United States public education system, one is taught to revere the philosophies and days of old. In every classroom, the walls are decorated with pictures of the founding fathers and with posters of the “core democratic values”. Children sing songs commemorating the ideology of liberalism and patriotism. We were taught the importance of the constitution and looked …

Zak DrabczykEnslaved to the Enlightenment

Women’s Liberation and Alienation: A Marxist Perspective

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Introduction The question of Women’s Liberation has always been one of a strenuous nature. Even amongst the broader Left, the role and function of Women’s Liberation has varied greatly. I will set the record straight by first not using the phrase ‘Women’s Rights’; I find this terminology highly frustrating because it tends to assume that women can reach some form …

Zak DrabczykWomen’s Liberation and Alienation: A Marxist Perspective

Why the Communist Party USA is Wrong on Guns, and Everything

Zak Drabczyk Featured, The Commune 1 Comment

Update: Personal obligations have kept me at bay, temporarily preventing me from extending upon my series of articles against Austrian Economics. Rest assured, these articles will return in the following week. Introduction The history of the Communist Party is one as fluctuating as the history of the Left itself. The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) was once a militant and working …

Zak DrabczykWhy the Communist Party USA is Wrong on Guns, and Everything

The Case Against Self-Ownership

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Introduction As Murray Rothbard explains in his Ethics of Liberty, complete self-ownership is absolutely essential to a propertarian ethics. This is precisely why I extend on my criticism against propertarian (specifically anti-state pro-capitalist) ethics on the point of self-ownership. “If a man has the right to self-ownership, to the control of his life, then in the real world he must also …

Zak DrabczykThe Case Against Self-Ownership
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San Francisco anarchists need you to fax/email/phone flood the SF DA’s office.

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Full disclosure: I have known Lauren Smith, one of the subjects of this blog post, for over five years. We are online friends, and I first “met” her through a feminist community I once co-moderated. An estimated 22 anti-capitalist protesters were arrested on Saturday after police clad in riot gear violently disrupted their march against colonial genocide, which is celebrated …

drunkenatheistSan Francisco anarchists need you to fax/email/phone flood the SF DA’s office.

Marxism Against Gun Control: Why Marxists Should Oppose Gun Control

Zak Drabczyk Featured, The Commune 2 Comments

Introduction The horrific tragedy that took place on Friday, December 14th 2012 cannot be expressed in words. The actions of one gunman forever altered the lives of countless families and the discourse surrounding gun control in the United States. I will not spend any time trying to dissect the motives or nature of the gunman; I am not a psychiatrist. …

Zak DrabczykMarxism Against Gun Control: Why Marxists Should Oppose Gun Control

Socialism is Nazism?: Right-wing Rhetoric Run Amok

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‘Hitler was a National Socialist. Get that? Socialism is Nazism.’ - generic Jim, the right-wing nut Without a doubt, any individual with a rudimentary knowledge of history could tell you that Hitler co-opted the socialist movement to seat himself in power. The right-wing obsession with the word “socialism” in National Socialism has become more apparent to me as time goes on. …

Zak DrabczykSocialism is Nazism?: Right-wing Rhetoric Run Amok

Solidarity with Michigan Workers!

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I want to take a moments break from the theory and debate to issue a strong message of solidarity with those workers who will be gathering in the Michigan State Capitol of Lansing tomorrow. Being a Michigan native I know the price that is paid when unions are smashed, wages plummet, and jobs are shipped to more easily exploited states …

Zak DrabczykSolidarity with Michigan Workers!

A Marxist Critique of Hans-Hermann Hoppe and Austrian Theory

Zak Drabczyk Featured, The Commune 4 Comments

Introduction I received plenty of feedback in my last article (See: The Poverty of Ethics: Dissecting the Non-aggression Principle), some positive, some negative. A popular request was to review a few Austrian (I use ‘Austrian’ here as a popular reference to the Austrian School of Economics) works which challenge the Marxist interpretation of classes and exploitation. I accepted the request. …

Zak DrabczykA Marxist Critique of Hans-Hermann Hoppe and Austrian Theory

The Poverty of Ethics: Dissecting the Non-aggression Principle

Zak Drabczyk Featured, The Commune 3 Comments

Introduction Ethics is defined as: “a system of moral principles.” or “the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular classof human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.” - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ethics?s=t The question is, what role should ethics play in human interaction and the human experience? Ethics has an important place in directing human interaction towards mutually beneficial and cooperative engagement. However, there are clear and poignant reasons why property based ethics or ethics enshrined as absolutely objective should be rejected …

Zak DrabczykThe Poverty of Ethics: Dissecting the Non-aggression Principle

The Free State Project: The Future of White America

Zak Drabczyk Featured, The Commune 26 Comments

Introduction When one takes a drive through Keene, New Hampshire, one can see the city is populated with a host of young white middle-class “anarchists” who call themselves the Free State Project. What is the Free State Project? From their website: “The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are …

Zak DrabczykThe Free State Project: The Future of White America

Part IV – DAMN COMMIES!!!!

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“A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies. Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as communistic by its opponents in power? Where is the opposition that …

Kom-E RonPart IV – DAMN COMMIES!!!!
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Part III – “Ron, why you hate private property?”

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For the FMAA crowd, “private property” is a sacred right that comes from nothing other than being born. Their thinking is that if you “own” yourself, than anything you do becomes and extension of your “self”. They have seized on the idea that a person should keep the “full product of their labor”, which of course we all agree with. …

Kom-E RonPart III – “Ron, why you hate private property?”
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Sitting…

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Anyone that has spent any time doing nothing knows that doing nothing is boring as hell. I prefer a non-hierarchical society or community that is based on the idea of, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.” People so in-trenched in the idea of capitalism, sometimes even those people who don’t particularly care for capitalism, …

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Romantic Dreamers

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“Don’t you know that without a strong central committee to oversee production and government functions immediately after revolutions, they are doomed to fail? Romantic dreamers.” – Karl ———————– Kom-E Ron – All successful revolutions have started organically. Any successful society after revolution would have to develop along the same lines. All centralizations of power tend toward class society, which is …

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Broke and Broke Down

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The work on the bus was going slow. The desire to hit the road was growing strong. So just like the typical voter, we suspended reason and took a leap. No, the plumbing wasn’t done. No, the electrical hadn’t been completely finished. But we could live with the small inconveniences those things presented and just work on things as we …

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Falling Stars

Kom-E Ron Featured, On The Bus 2 Comments

I have always been in love with the desert. The solitude is actually awe inspiring when you are looking for it. You can leave the “city” and be out in the middle of nowhere in minutes. When artificial light is out of the picture, the moon is a great source of light.That is one of the things that people who …

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How Far Ken?

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When I was pretending to grow up, one of the biggest influences on me was my perception of Ken Kesey. I say my “perception” because of course I didn’t know the Kesey of reality, only the Kesey of my reality, filtered as it was through stories, articles and his own writings. And more importantly through my own imagination. Kesey was …

Kom-E RonHow Far Ken?
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Daloy politsey!

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From the long, proud tradition of Jewish anarchism.   Author: Matt D. Harris Visit Matt D.’s Website – Email Matt D. Matt D. Harris is a free-market socialist anarchist. Formerly two-term chairman of the Libertarian Party of West Virginia, Matt currently resides in northeast Kansas City, where he seeks to build an anarchist enclave in the mid-west with his friends …

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Professor Kliman’s “Radical” Critique of David Graeber and the Occupy Movement

Jehu Anarchism, Featured, Marxism, The Commune 1 Comment

Or, why Zizek believed, ‘We must not succumb to the temptation to act’ Between Kliman’s critique of the Occupy movement, Ollman’s critique of Marx on working class consciousness and Zizek’s critique of Negri, I notice something of a pattern. Ollman in his piece, which I examined in my last blog, argues “between determining conditions and determined response is the class …

JehuProfessor Kliman’s “Radical” Critique of David Graeber and the Occupy Movement
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Review: Marx’s Economics for Anarchists, by Wayne Price

Jehu Anarchism, Featured, The Commune 1 Comment

Wayne Price’s “Marx’s Economics for Anarchists” makes the fatal error of treating Marx’s Capital as a description of how the economy works. This mistake Price makes is on the order of treating Einstein’s Theory as a description of how H-Bombs work. I suppose, in some limited fashion, Marx does give something approaching a description of “how capitalism works.” But, this …

JehuReview: Marx’s Economics for Anarchists, by Wayne Price
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An open letter to Hakim Bey and his ilk

Matt D. Harris Anarchism, Featured 4 Comments

Die. Seriously, just die.   When the state collapses and there are no more police to protect you, guess who dies first?  Not the capitalists.  Not the politicians.  Not even the stormfront.org crowd.  Pedophiles.  I, and other anarchists like me, will kill every goddamned pedophile on the face of the planet the first day there are no police to protect …

Matt D. HarrisAn open letter to Hakim Bey and his ilk