Originally Posted by crassy
I wanted to see that part of Copenhagen in all its anarchist legal drug fueled glory.
yeah me too,
i still find it hilarious how this stuff is reported in the news, when it does get reported.
anyone seen 'this is what democracy looks like?'
the only time i ever saw one of my lecturers lose her temper was with someone defending the police action in genoa.
The funny thing is, I never met a person in that scene who didn't have a choice but that lifestyle, actually they all bragged how they chose to be "free". Here's my dare to all of you anarchists. Go walk into the projects, or a run down trailer park, and tell everybody your political views and that you chose your lifestyle. I'm going to be a capitalist pig, take bets on the side that you will not make it out without at least a serious *** kicking (Vegas odds are on my side), and pay my rent for months.
and i also think its a serious misrepresentation to cast anarchist communes as people playing at being poor and ghetto and street and slackers; its more about refusing one way of living to enact another. i'm not a big fan of the whole philosophy, but ive never met a genuine anarchist who was playing at it, and who was just intent on smashing things. they arn't looking for street credibility, they want to live their lives in their own way, i respect that.
I've been homeless, for the real reasons, and having overcome that, I know that anyone who is serious about turning their life around would never be involved in something like that because the last thing they need is to get arrested.
and what do you mean turning their life around? as you said most people involved in anarchist sqauts have already given up something, they're generally not going to care too much about getting arrested as well. and as someone who was homeless i wouldve thought you might have sympathy with their view that they need to find a way to live where people arnt made homless