Browsing All posts tagged under »Anarchism«

An Open Letter to the Window Smashers

October 11, 2011


Dear Window-Smashing Anarchists, I must confess that I am somewhat confused as to why I keep finding you at political rallies. My understanding of your political philosophy is that you want to hang the last bureaucrat with the entrails of the last capitalist. Giving you the benefit of the doubt and assuming that the extreme […]

The Anarchist Meme, and Other Conspiracy Theories

June 22, 2011


I thought the Canucks riots could be dismissed relatively quickly, but no such luck. Since writing my last post on the events in Vancouver, I have had two real life conversations and one incredibly aggravating twitter exchange with people who think that anarchists were to blame for the riots. They echo statements made by Vancouver Police Chief […]

An Obituary for the Word ‘Terrorist’

June 19, 2011


Writing about the popular perception of fascism in 1944, George Orwell said the following: “It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, […]