File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 409


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 13:05:35 -0600
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] The down-side of storytellers


Anarchy as a political buzzword seems alive and well all over the map.

As a functional ideological and political path zen anarchy, christian  
anarchy, Gary Snyder style anarchy, diggers anarchy, my anarchy are  
still alive and kicking. Every peace, anti-war, anti-corporate protest  
I have witnessed in the last five years is populated by energetic,  
young, pierced, tatooed, neon haired activists, and the cops are still  
busy beating and arresting them. I've seen it in person and on video.

Among other things, anarchy is about size. Managagable size.

And yes, I am a fan of Clastres' incusion of Gift economy.

- m

On Nov 23, 2008, at 11:52 AM, malgosia askanas wrote:

> Michael wrote:
>
>> My sense of Clastres is he was arguing for anarchy.
>
> "Anarchy" is by now an almost meaningless word.  Clastres was
> interested, among other things, in the possibilities of social
> organizations which did not involve the State.   He wanted to
> understand the origins of the State - how the State arose, what
> conditions brought about its creation, whether its development was
> necessary (as the Marxists claimed).  I would imagine that you would
> at least in part share his interest, being an advocate of alternative
> social organizations such as the Gift Economy.
>
>
> -m
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