On The Rejection Of Revolution: Quick note on revolutionaries
I do not trust self proclaimed revolutionaries. Those who speak of revolution, and advocate for it, want reform. They want to have their reform glorified and marked in the dark pages of history. They want control. Talk to someone who calls themselves a "revolutionary," what is it they do exactly? More importantly, what do they preach exactly? You can run into all the rich people's homes, kill them all and take all of their wealth and give it to "the people" but does that mean anything if you are just going to install a new police, or a new ideology on "the people"? What is the point of this "revolution" all the anarchist are talking about these days. Well, there is no point. These people do not want revolution for freedom, they want it for control.
Comrades, do not be so easily blinded by this, embarrassment of anarchism. The left will defend their right to control in every instance. I wouldn't be surprised to see this post attacked or, to the very least, blogged about (Oh the irony!). Historically the left has been all about control. A lot of left-anarchist love to point out "free" Catalonia, and completely fail to analyze the situation there. Durriti was in control, he was in charge of everything. Like Mahkno's "free" territory in Ukraine, it was all a sham. Propaganda if you will. The I.W.W Supported prohibition, yes, their oh so "great" union supported the state in the banning of alcohol. Why? Because they wanted to control the struggle.
Now, what can we do about this? Historically, nothing. The left is trapped. They have locked themselves in their own prisons. Ideology and leadership is what created the left, and it is what will destroy the left. Throw ideology out of the window and think for yourself! punch the organizer and organize yourself! Leave this prison behind and take up struggle with comrades.