Shameless Self-promotion Sunday #20
Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 15 years ago, in 2008, on the World Wide Web.
It’s Sunday Shameless Sunday today. Promote away.
I’m off to the park with vegan barbecue for the renewed Food Not Bombs Las Vegas. How about y’all? And what did you write about this week? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments.
Mike Gogulski /#
Wups, it’s Monday already!
Yesterday brought cause for me to start writing about my own views as to what just property rights are, in the context of cute kitties: Squatter bobcats of doom!. Earlier, Being against “all authority” is silly.
Nick Manley /#
How have you been received in the Vegas anarchist community? Is it predominantly market or anti-market? The Alliance of the Libertarian Left is not always seen in a good light by traditional anarchists.
Rad Geek /#
Well, the short answer is that I’ll have to get back to you on that one. My experience through Anarchist Cafe and other venues has been very positive, but we haven’t hit much in the way of brass tacks debates yet. Part of the issue is that there isn’t much of an anarchist community in Las Vegas except for ALL itself and projects that ALL has played a major role in organizing. There are plenty of anarchists here who we’ve met who aren’t market anarchists (some anarcho-communists, some CrimeThinc. kids, etc.) but right now our relationships are mainly working relationships on concrete goal-oriented projects, often largely organized by ALLies, more than they are focused on debating, so what will come of it all as we have more leisure to move discussions onto topics where we might disagree, and how far we actually disagree and how sharply and in what kind of tone, remains to be seen.
My hope is that since market anarchists and social anarchists are working together in this thing from the start — rather than market anarchists confronting an established social anarchist scene that was organized mostly in our absence and without any real awareness of our views — that things may go fairly well. There’s nothing else you could do to ensure good relationships with fellow activists that’s more effective than just getting down to work with them on projects of common concern, and that’s a lot of what we’re doing at the moment, so I’m optimistic.
Nick Manley /#
I am happy to hear you folks are working hard. The individualist-market and social-communalist divide in anarchist thought is not even an unbridgeable gap. In fact, the attachment of the adjective social to the communalists distorts the picture, because the individualists are not asocial.