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Occupation of Harvard Square, Saturday 12:00 to 8:00 (english)
26 Sep 2003
Modified: 29 Sep 2003
Come join us for the continuing occupation of Harvard Square, from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 PM, this Saturday.
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Come join us for the continuing occupation of Harvard Square, from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 PM, this Saturday.
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Bush is not a real Republican. (english)
26 Sep 2003
Bush has increased governmental spending, shown disregard for the Constitution, and placed our economic future in chaos for the sake of corporations connected to his family. This is not what real Republicans do. These kids in Harvard Square are standing up for what's right. They are not our enemies. Sure, I don't agree with everything they have to say, but I like them a heck of a lot more than I like Bush. I am disappointed to see that some fake Republicans have been harassing them. Real Republicans respect freedom. See you on Saturday.
Do you know what those "kids" are? (english)
26 Sep 2003
"Bush has increased governmental spending, shown disregard for the Constitution"

NEWS FLASH!

Those "kids" in Harvard Square are ANARCHISTS. They are not protesting Bush, per se, they are protesting GOVERNMENT in general. Talk about disregard for the Constitution! They want to trash it altogether, along with all government worldwide:

ANARCHIST
Pronunciation: 'a-n&r-kist, -"när-
Function: noun
Date: 1678
1 : one who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power
2 : one who believes in, advocates, or promotes anarchism or anarchy; especially : one who uses violent means to overthrow the established order


Dont be fooled. If their goal is achieved, then there will be NO Constitution, and NO government whatsoever.
Sounds Good To Me... (english)
26 Sep 2003
But I am not sure how sincere the so-called "anarchists" involved in the Harvard Square be-ins are in their committment to such ideas. If you ask me, they seem more like pissed off liberals than real anarchists.
I guess we should wear masks. (english)
26 Sep 2003
That way we'll look like anarchists. Maybe we should huddle together for protection? What do you think?
PISSED OFF LIBERALS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US! (english)
26 Sep 2003
Anarcho-Pissed-Off-Liberals, Anarcho-Capitalists, Anarcho-Communists, Libertarians, Run-of-the-mill Liberals, Anti-Bush Republicans, Progressives, Socialists, Communists, Greens, and all others opposed to fascism are invited to join the "I'm not so sure their anarchists, they look more like pissed-off liberals" in Harvard Square tomorrow for an action not fully endorsed by anarchists in general, but highly effective in communicating with the people and inspiring them to resist the Bush Junta!

Come one and all!

Dissent!

[Black masks are welcome, but not usually seen.]
I thought Republicans like less government. (english)
26 Sep 2003
If less government is better, then none is best of all. I think I'll join the anarchists, oh, I mean the pissed of liberals.
i'm just tired of the lies (english)
26 Sep 2003
As a pissed-off christian buddhist libertine, I reserve the right to wave a black hankie now and then without being immediately compared to every wacked-out cold-blooded arsonist who happens to call himself an anarchist. or must I also be suspected of plotting every evil act committed by those calling themselves christians, buddhists, or libertines?

if someone tells you they are an anarchist, you have two choices: run away screaming bloody murder, or ask them what they mean by it, and if they say torching buildings, then run away; but if they say they have faith that humanity is capable of preserving the richness of individuality without descending into violence and chaos, then ask them if they believe that empowering people to live their lives as fully as either god intended or chance made possible while respecting the rights of everyone else to the same liberty is possible and if so, how?
Masks? (english)
27 Sep 2003
Who said anything about wearing masks?
Personally, I think... (english)
27 Sep 2003
Personally, I think the expression of doubt concerning the commitment and sincerity of the individuals participating in the Harvard Square occupation was unwarrented. It demonstrated a very narrow view of what anarchism is and how anarchism might be achieved. The comments about black masks were obvious attempts at humor.

Some of us, myself included, have a very different view of how a society without hierarchy can be achieved. That does not make us less sincere nor does it make us less "anarchist."

I believe that the methods employed by traditional anarcho-communists are necessary but not sufficient to achieve their goals. I believe that my method is necessary but not sufficient as well. Having both methods in play simultaneously, I believe, is better than having only one.

I have never questioned the sincerity of anarcho-communists, though I believe their strategies are insufficent (though necessary). It would be far more productive for you the demonstrate the same openness.

In any case, I believe that the small group of individuals meeting in Harvard Square are having a huge impact. Our work is based on the propagation of behavior through example. In short, we are employing a method analogous to a virus: a method that works through inspiring others to duplicate it, improve upon it, and spread it to others. It's called "meme warfare."

It would be very short-sighted of other anarchists to assume that our focus on Bush, up to now, is the totality of our mission. If you wish to burst a damn and you have few resources at your disposal, you would be choose its weakest point and apply force on the smallest possible area, thereby causing a crack. The crack would then expand using the force of the damn itself against itself, resulting in a collapse of the damn. We are doing the same thing to the Regime. We pick its weakest point, hammer away at it, and then as it cracks, we widen our attack.

The moral of the story is that just because you don't understand the whole strategy, don't assume that there isn't a strategy. I have already employed a similar strategy against John Poindexter and it worked. This time, the concept is being applied to the real world rather than the cyber-world.
Once again, you try to take credit. (english)
28 Sep 2003
"It would be very short-sighted of other anarchists to assume that our focus on Bush, up to now, is the totality of our mission. If you wish to burst a damn and you have few resources at your disposal, you would be choose its weakest point and apply force on the smallest possible area, thereby causing a crack. The crack would then expand using the force of the damn itself against itself, resulting in a collapse of the damn. We are doing the same thing to the Regime. We pick its weakest point, hammer away at it, and then as it cracks, we widen our attack."

THERE WILL BE NO COLLAPSE. Think of the Feds, KOBE, and other entities as "repairmen", and you can get the bigger picture.
Anarcho-communists? (english)
28 Sep 2003
Who said anything about anarcho-communists?
yeah (english)
29 Sep 2003
It's called individuality. Get used to it.