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“safe spaces”

from destroy the scene: BROS FALL BACK


Advocates for Youth have defined a “safe space” as:

“A place where anyone can relax and be fully self-expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person’s self-respect and dignity and strongly encourage everyone to respect others.”

“I think many people who use this language either believe that one can create a safe space in this world, or are limited by the language they have picked up in these subcultures. The need for spaces where one can feel comfort, physical security, love, and support is real, but, outside of specific moments, this is impossible without the total destruction of this world.” –VirulentFlowers

We often delude ourselves as punks or radicals; we act as though we’ve made a complete break with our cultures, as if we’ve created a space free of domination. We seem to think that we can simply walk away and leave it all behind. If we really want to actualize the spaces we want we’ll have to do better than that; we’ll need to burn the bridges behind us.

Safe spaces don’t exist. We can attempt to protect each other, and even make moves to screen who we deal with but until we end the world there’s no way we’ll ever be safe, even amongst ourselves. We’ve all gone to similar messed up schools, grown up among creeps, liars and bullies and we can’t simply undo everything that has led us to become the people we’ve become, not without actively unlearning who we are, and without undoing what made us. This isn’t to say that we shouldn’t take care of each other, heal each other and empower each other, only that we need to understand our context. That we are surrounded by misogyny, white supremacy and every other form of domination that holds this world together. We should probably acknowledge pre-existing hostilities.

Starting from a place of hostility, what would it mean to keep each other safe, to protect each other in our spaces, to hold our ground and potentially take more?


fragments: Wampanoag, Narragansett, Lenape


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SEEDING THE TORRENTS OF CHANGE

I.
Angry at the world, you turn to trolling the liberal media establishment on Twitter. There’s a certain kind of solidarity in feeling betrayed, and as you wonder if

II.
I want the contents of my computers to be made public after I die.

III.
NO ONE GIVES A FUCK/EVERYONE GETS FUCKED!!!!!!! cops put down their guns and nightsticks and start recording riot porn to post on their Tumblrs and pro-chaos Instagram accounts, or something? lol.


Chino’s Revolution

A revolutiona
ry movement today must
pursue revolution on a world scale, over
and above the consolidation of a new s
ocial s
ystem in any individual state.
The spread of
global production chains makes any attempt to create a revolutionary society with
in the
bounds of a single state increasingly incoherent. Submerged in a capitalist world market,
and intimately reliant on commodity production from all
corners of the globe, no
state
will be able to develop a
qualitatively
new
society
within its borders a
lone.
The
disastrous
experience of “socialism in one country
demonstrates
that a global
revolutionary transformation can only unfold starting
from
a large
world
region,
and
encompassing
some portion of advanced capitalist
production
.
Today’s rev
olutionari
es
must
certainly
work to
maintain
and expand
rebel territories
that allow for revolutionary
activity
, on whatever scale
. But we must
also
cast aside
the illusion of building
“socialism” within these enclaves
, and
maintain unwavering and critical analysis
of
the
relations of production and reproduction operating
within them
.
Our
strategy
must begin
on the level of trade blocs and hemispheres
.
Today as in the past, a revolutionary movement must pursue a world in which
everyone enjoys control over the means of production. However, this society cannot be
brought about simply by transferring juridical ownership of capitalist enterprises to a
ru
ling party or state, which then purports to represent the proletariat through a correct
political line. Such arrangements preserve capitalist relations of exploitation, thus
generating daily and hourly the capitalist value and social power used to strangle
revolutionary social transformation itself. A revolution can only be
affected
by
a far
reaching transformation the social relationships through which masses of people produce
and reproduce human life, day after day. This must be the goal at which revoluti
onaries
aim, and the standard by which we judge the changes
wrought
by mass movements and
ruptures.

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