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Today's World Census Report
The Most World Assembly Endorsements in The Federation of Anarchist Communes
World Census staff pored through World Assembly records to determine which nations were the most endorsed by others in their region.
As a region, The Federation of Anarchist Communes is ranked 11,804th in the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
|1.||The Dictatorship of Apophia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“All shall bow in her glory”|
|2.||The International Conspiracy of Stroznia||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Bullsh!t Makes the Flowers Grow, and That's Beautiful.”|
|3.||The Heathen Federation of The New Sea Territory||Anarchy||“No compromise in defense of Mother Earth”|
|4.||The Most Serene and High Jarldom of United Provinces of Atlantica||Left-wing Utopia||“ᛂᚵ ᛋᛐᛆᚿᛑᛆ - ég Standa”|
|5.||The Free Land of Ekdelos||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“to be beautiful, not realistic”|
|6.||The Free Territory of Kolmya||Left-wing Utopia||“From the stars we come, and to the stars we go.”|
|7.||The Commonwealth of Miekzhemy||Civil Rights Lovefest||“You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us!”|
|8.||The Barbaric Heathen Horde of Autonomous Titoists||Civil Rights Lovefest||“A good reputation never dies for one who earns it well”|
|9.||The Unified People's Utopia of Egoslovia||Democratic Socialists||“It is not numbers where strength lies, but in unity”|
|10.||The Revolutionary Commonwealth of Libertarian Australia||Left-wing Utopia||“No gods, no masters”|
- : The Federal Republic of Sylvos arrived from The East Pacific.
- : The Armed Republic of The Insurgents of Panama departed this region for Israel.
- : The Armed Republic of The Insurgents of Panama arrived from Israel.
- : The United Socialist States of Aritika arrived from Osiris.
- : The Free Land of Ylem arrived from Balder.
- : The Federation of Iberian Anarchist Confederation arrived from Anarchic States.
- : Embassy established between The Federation of Anarchist Communes and Communist Alliance.
- : The International Conspiracy of Stroznia added a dispatch.
- : Communalist england ceased to exist.
- : The People's Republic of Mahkate Kiilhswa arrived from Conf of Traditional Socialist Nations.
The Federation of Anarchist Communes Regional Message Board
I am personally an Anarchist. It's important to study Fascism because of the nuanced ways the far right will express their views to unsuspecting audiences. We're all aware of the alt-right dog wistles and word games they play. With the Trump presidency and the rise of these emotion based politics, it's important to discuss how that functions. I'm not spreading Fascism?
i agree the study of fascism can have it's benefits for us, i too have all sorts of suspicious knowledge about it, but NS is just too public a place full of politically curious impressionable youngsters, as much as people like us, to be flippant with our posts around fascism. We must challenge it at every opportunity, and doing so is fine by me, but I draw the line at discussing one fascist ideology against another without refuting both.
I also appreciate you changing your flag.
As you seem to have a good knowledge of fascism take a look at the region we've been discussing - True Left Movement - a weird little time warp in my eyes. I see the same rationale there that destroyed the fasci siciliani. The rapid descent into childish penis obsession.
I am here to remind you of the coming deadline for the Red Star Discussion.
We will host our first debate in 2 weeks, when the next Red Star is published.
The teams are voluntary.
The debate topic will be: “Statism vs Anarchism”
Each team will make their case, I suggest if multiple people are on the same team, they share a Google doc. I really suggest those willing to debate announce their decision on the RMB.
Goes without saying, but this is based on a great deal of trust, please do not disrupt the opposing side’s Google doc.
If you need help writing, please check my writing guide. If you require more help, we have a Red Star writing service on The Leftist Assembly Discord.
The deadline is (UTC+0) 23:59 Thursday the 12th. (One minute to midnight going towards Friday)
I look forwards to reading your argument.
Veszprema - The way I see it, mythmaking is an essential element of the human condition. Not only is myth the basis of our social arrangements, but it’s also the basis of our individual worldview. Story is, simply put, the language of our minds.
So it’s not whether we use myth that makes a difference, it’s to what end we use it. Another way of asking that question is, “what is the point, or moral, of the stories we tell?”
Because the paradigm illustrated by a myth will provide the basis for the real-life behavior of the people who take it to heart. If the mythology presents a certain cosmology or moral system or historical account, then that’s all going to influence how people treat each other.
So in regards to the role of myth in Fascism vs Anarchism, we have to be conscious of what kinds of stories support which kinds of social arrangements and interpersonal behavior.
Fascism is Radical Authoritarian Nationalism, which means that the kinds of myths they need to promote are ones that legitimize revolution, war, authority, and the nation-state.
The best myths for that are ones that describe the world as a physical battle between the forces of good and evil, wherein the evil can only be defeated using violence. You describe the battle as having reached its most perilous point, in the sense that the evil ones either surround and outnumber the good, or have a distinct strategic or material advantage. You then endorse a resolution in which a singularly powerful individual - a hero and/or a god - leads and/or protects the forces of good in a climactic battle against the forces of evil. And of course, throughout the tale you identify the ”forces of good” with *your* in-group (tribe, nation, gang, whatever) and the “forces of evil” with all of your rivals. Your nation are “chosen” or “elect” or “noble” people, at the expense of others.
Myths like this don’t need to be invented by fascists, the fascists can just choose any of the ubiquitous myths that already fit this mold. Basically all the mythologies of the Proto-Indo-European diaspora (Hindu, Greek, Roman, Zoroastrian, Abrahamic) have stories that follow this structure, and can be used to promote violence in the name of the tribe/nation. In fact, that’s what they were created to do in the very first place, since the Proto-Indo-Europeans were indeed a warlike tribal herding society that lived by raiding, and thus needed to make violence attractive to its people by telling myths of good vs evil, and this persists among their descendants today, even as they have moved on to more modern methods of survival.
What is an Anarchist mythology, then? Well, it would have to be the opposite of the above. It would have to present a worldview where, rather than there being such a thing as inherently good people and inherently bad people, all living things are children of the same god or cosmos, with none “chosen” to rule over the others. Instead every living thing would be said to be basically good and equally entitled to health and happiness, whether as part of a group or an individual.
Real-life examples of this exist in hunter-gatherer societies, which exhibit a marked egalitarianism and operate without hierarchy or government. Their mythologies differ from others in ways that support their Anarchist social arrangement. In the paper “Hunter-Gatherers and the Origins of Religion” by Peoples, Duda and Marlowe the authors explore these differences.
Hunter-gatherers notably lack intercessory deities - that is, deities that care about and intervene in human affairs. Rather, deities are usually animistic “spirits with limited powers who are typically not omniscient and usually lack concern for morality....” Alternatively, if the deity *is* an omnipresent creator, he is so far above existence that he is detached from what humans do. Justice is something that we are to figure out amongst ourselves, as equals. While a belief in magic and ghosts is common, the worship of ancestors (i.e. heroes or patron gods) is not.
These societies also have other, non-religious practices for enforcing egalitarianism that they work into their folktales, to promote them as norms.
All this is just to show some examples of ways that it can be done, not to necessarily imply that we should do the exact same things.
I feel it would be a very fruitful exercise to deliberately develop a contemporary anarchist mythology of the world, that sets its audience up from an early age with a worldview that makes cooperation and freedom seem more reasonable and attractive than conflict and authority.
the embassy vote passed with a 4-3-3 result. That's pretty close but I'm willing to go with it. If anyone wants to dispute it you only need to speak up. In the meantime I'll accept the request.
Our debate about Anarchism vs. Statism has shown up in The Red Star. I pinned it so everybody can see.
I hope there will be more “rounds” so that we can actually respond to the other side, because at the current iteration of the debate, we’re each sort of talking past each other because we didn’t know what the other would say. The anti-Anarchist side attributes a lot of arguments to our side that we didn’t actually make, and appears to be operating from a definition of foundational terms (socialism, communism, etc.) that’s different than ours - which are things I’d like to clear up. The authcom side had a lot to say about historical, self-identified anarchist revolutionary figures like Makhno and the CNT-FAI, who we didn’t touch on much in our installment, one way or another.
There are lots of places where Che Triumphant seems assume that we disagree with him on something when we don’t, that I’d like to clear up. Overall it’s pretty clear neither of us looked at the opposition’s notes, so I’d be interested in a response opportunity.
Yes, I have set it up in a way that works like this:
1. Both sides make their initial arguments
2. Then both sides respond to the previous arguments.
You may reply to the opposing article. Read them here: page=dispatch/id=1008070
Your response should be short, rebuking some of the points made.
This will be submitted same time as last time in 2 weeks.
Greetings fellow Anarquistas! We finally beat the royalists all the way to Madrid and have surrounded them