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Introduction and Request

Discussion in 'New members introductions' started by RYB, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. RYB

    RYBNew Member New Member


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    Hello all.

    I will qualify myself by saying that I am not an anarchist -- however, at this point, I have no set ideology about a proper system of government and human relations or lack thereof. So I suppose my ideals are in superposition at this point in my life. (I almost hope they stay that way, so I can continue to develop a constant heuristic of mild skepticism yet acceptance.) In short, I'm not anything yet.

    I am not here to debate questions of fiscal/social significance from the viewpoint of a governmental "outsider" of any sort, and I hope that, being a sort of anarchism virgin as it were, you will acknowledge any differences in my philosophy that I may harbor, unwittingly or not, as foibles of a person not yet steeped in much non-mainstream culture. I have never used illegal drugs or imbibed anything more than a drink's worth of alcohol. (I am 18.) I have had sexual intercourse once, and only two of my closest friends are aware. I am, indeed, a subscriber to consumer culture, as I know not yet of an escape, or even whether, were I aware of one, I would have the will to take advantage of it.

    What exposed me to the concept of anarcho-punk is -- sorry -- the band Against Me!'s song "Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious." I am aware that they "sold out" and are not anarcho-punk, if they ever were (I don't know the band's history). I was unaware such a coherent social movement even existed and I was fascinated by the concept. This culminated in a dream in which I was among a group of anarcho-punks, and though we did not together do any protest or any such thing to promote our social concept, I felt a strong bond of common ideology and goals for concrete change that struck me.

    Hence, I turn to you. I am in the process of writing a novella involving a plot line about anarcho-punk. I want to better understand the movement and its people -- its zeitgeist, its soul. I wouldn't mind chatting with some of you over instant messenger or some such thing.

    Thanks.
     

  2. Probe

    ProbeExperienced Member Uploader Experienced member Forum Member


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  3. Rathryn

    RathrynExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    [email protected]
    I'm do not define myself as anarchist, but seem to have strong anarchist leanings.
    Anyway welcome aboard and remember a closed mind is like a closed fist, it can accept nothing, discard nothing and hold on to nothing :)
     
  4. Milan

    MilanExperienced Member Experienced member


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    Welcome! :)

    Very well said!
    You don't have to fit in a particular category,
    I'm an idealist with anarchist leanings, but I won't call myself fully anarchist either ;)
    Everyone has his/her own ideals, that doesn't mean it should consist of only one ideal such as anarchism