ANARCHO-POSITIVIST PERSPECTIVE

Revolution is sexy. It tells you „let's get to bed now, we'll think about it tomorrow”. And that is why so many people dream, think and talk about the Revolution – and so few practice it daily and on the regular basis. And those are mainly ones, who do not care about tomorrow, anyway.

HOW REVOLUTION FAILS? THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
The revolution starts failing the very next day after its victory. When it appears, that revolutionaries run out of shared views, and the new fight begun – to impose on everyone the only true and right order of things (MINE!). At best, it triggers the war of all against all, hopefully fatal for all involved, cleaning the area for less orthodox and more cooperative groups. In the extremely good circumstances (as it was in Greece after the civil war) all sides of the conflict are officially declared veterans and situation calms down. The grim scenario is the emergence of single strong group, pragmatic, efficient and power-oriented. Having pacified all competition, such machinery is able to enchain community even more severely, paving the way for another, bigger bloodshed.

TOMORROW
Luckier are revolutions, drowned in blood by oppressors. Fallen ones share their heroic status with a handful of survivors. Ideas, having avoided the reality check of victory, plant themselves in young generation minds together with myths of struggle and sacrifice. Sparks of revolution smolder, waiting for another chance. And the society at large benefits, as the ancient regime, freshly reminded about it's fallibility, usually grants certain concessions. After having their terms served, retired revolutionaries start writing books, describing how many reforms were introduced thanks to their struggle.

TODAY
The revolutionists' heaven is the forever revolution. Like a peat fire, it holds for decades. Cannot be extinguished, except with the A-bomb. But neither has the hope or energy to win. Political badlands, where swashbuckling individuals spend their gap years, internships or just have part-time fun. In their thirties or forties they will already be somewhere else, and the fresh cannon fodder will replace them. Battles are sometimes won, but no side really wants to win the war, as nobody has any idea what to do next.

HOW REVOLUTIONS WIN?
Revolutions never win. One can win a revolution.

There is no wish for victory in these who made struggle their lifestyle. that the life ceases to be bearable and ranks of desperades increase rapidly. Western republican and turbo-capitalist system is in deep troubles. The best way to keep people subdued is to deprive them of knowledge and competences. I SHRUNK THE SYSTEM. rather than replicate the jail they just escaped. started its way to victory in 1928. Muslim Brotherhood. To improve chance that people. at large. The new society will not shape up itself. Anarcho-positivism seeks for these cracks in the wall and plants seeds of free society there. without compelling vision of reintegration. You dig. The real winner of the Egypt Spring. The initial question every anarcho-positivist asks is “Do I want people. no one will advocate the disintegration of a socioeconomical structure. for the sake of better control over critical resources. the Brotherhood changed its skin many times. KRAFT DURCH WISSEN. As it is generally easier to make people unhappy. street work. People need to be prepared and enabled to govern themselves on the basis of freedom and diversity. than unknown. replacing them with fake beliefs and specialized training – just enough to . There may be. Except for some desperados. they say. to be forced – by suffering – to support my cause? Or do I rather prefer – due to principles I follow – to look for a way to gain their support some positive way?” And the answer is – I prefer to educate them. direct beneficiaries of the revolution: the poor and rejected. as an initiative to protect the rights of these days precariate – Egyptian workers exploited by international corporations. nor it should be shaped by force. SO HOW ONE WINS REVOLUTION? It's like getting an English lawn. freshly freed from the oppressive system. will try to build an unoppressive society. people still remembered who was their long-term ally. And when the time has came.OK. Better devil known. And they are on both sides of the front. cooperating with foreign powers – but they never left their social base. being considered stylish and rad. REVOLUTION THROUGH EDUCATION Anarcho-positivism works for 'the day after' – for the time after the victory. over terrorizing them. the strategy “the worse the better” tend to be popular among revolutionaries. the strategy of anarchism cannot be just a destruction. And this is the case for the majority of population. Since then. Direct action. To an anarcho-positivist. you seed and then you keep taking care for next 300 years. There is no wish for victory in these whose life (while oppressive) is still known and bearable. Its logical response is to shrink – leaving less important areas alone. HONEY. WHO IS AFRAID OF THE VICTORY OF REVOLUTION? There are many who want the struggle – and just a few who want the victory. than happy. of course. And this is its way to improve chance for victory.

But every 'crack in the system' community will be efficient. than to preserve ideological purity. every intentional community can become a place for people to learn freedom. HACKERS SPREAD THE DISEASE. than in oppression. It's not just about hackerspaces or fablabs. we need raised awareness of many people and communities. But to make it reality. works for the freedom. . and their SOLIDARITY in action. provided enough political awareness among its members. The most important are 'full time' communities. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. in which various communities will float freely. it would nourish and protect its dwellers. that it is better to live in freedom. where people live on the regular basis – that's why ecovillages tend to be so radical. Like a primordial protein soup. Being a common good. being the political weapon of mass destruction. if the very next day after gaining their freedom. is built out of tiny blocks. widespread technical skills and knowledge. Whatever improves the agency and self-governance. Ability to live in freedom. OR FREEDOM? The question that haunts every freedom (or anarchy) supporter is: what to do. be it of a community or an individual. this environment should moderate all aggressive actions and support peaceful interactions between communities. we need an inert.obey orders. harmful when separated. The daily education. equalizing political environment. join together into a system killer – like a golden gun of Jose Scamaranga. THE UNOPPRESSIVE SOCIETY NO doctrine – anarchy included – deserves to be the one and only way for people to live. Achieving that is the ultimate goal of Anarcho-positivism. All these pieces. HOW TO LIVE? ANARCHY. THE PRIMORDIAL POLITICAL SOUP For the unopressive society. As old comrades say: overdoing worse than fascism. with constant awareness of the goal. Food independence. knowledge of self-governance and freedom traditions. every cooperative. And those who refuse – let them live their own way. critical and diversified education. consensus-driven decision making. It is far more important to clean oppression out of the social life. people voluntarily start building another hierarchical system? Anarcho-positivism answers: deal with it now – showing people practically. Every ecovillage.

the anarchist idea will remain a toy for the handful of freaks and troublemakers – exactly as it is pictured by the mainstream media. This is the only way to make people WISH the revolution prevails and to make them colonize growing areas of freedom. Otherwise. we need to: • • • help people to express their currently repressed needs convince them that the unoppressive society will support their dreams convey skills and knowledge needed to achieve that.THE BOTTOM LINE If we want to make the anarchist revolution a cause for people at large. being left by the shrinking system. .

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