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Announcement :: Organizing
Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
16 Dec 2005
The Free Youth Network, a collaboration of anarchist youth and collectives, will be having our monthly gathering this saturday the 17th.
It begins at 2:00pm at the Lucy Parson's Center at 549 Columbus Ave. in Boston (lucyparsons.org). All anarchist youth are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Free from rational thought
17 Dec 2005
Anarchism dead-ends in Democratic Party liberalism. It offers nothing to today's youth.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
17 Dec 2005
This is hilarious.

The core of this group is a bunch of ultra rich kids from the Cambridge School of Weston.

Their biggest achievement to date--getting their ultra rich school to serve Fair Trade Coffee. . .a feat worthy of a bunch of Oxfam pwogwessives.

Why even bother calling this little debating society anarchist?
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
17 Dec 2005
getting fair trade rather than free trade coffee served at your school is a pretty impressive acheivement, especially for ultra rich high school kids that could be hanging out at the mall instead. it's not revolution, but it's a lot more production than what most anarchists in boston spend their time doing. i think it's better to fix shit up yourself, and lead by example (not by authority), than to criticize people for doing what they think is effective. and hey, better to be a rich anarchist than a rich capitalist, right?
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
17 Dec 2005
You tell 'em Micah!
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
17 Dec 2005
im a broke rich anarchist whos being spyed on
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
18 Dec 2005
micah, multinationals like sodexho/mariott are perfectly happy to serve fair trade coffee without anyone bothering to protest--it's now just another upscale brand they can mark up for a bit more profit per cup

so, again, why don't these rich kids just hook up with the other rich kids at Oxfam and do the same kind of liberal feel-good stuff without all the pretentious anarchist rhetoric?

not as hip and faux-rebellious, but much more in line with their actual politics
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
19 Dec 2005
"Better to be a rich anarchist than a rich capitalist..??? The anarchist kids from the Cambridge School would more appropriately be classified as "A.N.U.G.'s", or Anarchists Until Graduation. What kills me about the rich elite is that they don't put their money where their mouth is. Some a**hole from say, Weston, is worth $150 million dollars, writes a check for $100,000 ( what his /her money makes in interest in about a month) and screams about the wrongs of society from thier house on the hill.This must really annoy their servants who are probably here illegaly ( saves mony on health care and other benefits).If these people truly hate the capitalist system, why not keep only what they need ( we'll be nice, say $100,000 a year and a modest home), and donate the rest to various social causes.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
19 Dec 2005
i don't go to cambridge school of weston and i am noit rich.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
19 Dec 2005
Than the above doesn't apply.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
19 Dec 2005
why all the hate? i mean, seriously. the (a) kids at CSW might have rich parents (i really actually don't know), but that doesn't mean they have any control over what their parents do with their money, and it doesn't make them automatically bad people either. they're _high school_ students. obviously they've noticed some fucked up stuff about our society, which is why they started an anarchist group there, and i don't see why you'd assume that they'd stop being anarchists when they graduate. and, from the looks at it, they're doin a pretty good job of spreading anarchist ideas and organizational structure around their school. unless you know these kids personally, how would you have any idea about what their actual politics are?
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
19 Dec 2005
Micah:

"anarchist ideas and organizational structure"

----hahahahahahaha!

" unless you know these kids personally, how would you have any idea about what their actual politics are"

----Because they alll believe the same thing.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
20 Dec 2005
for fuck's sake, if you don't like the group don't go to the meeting.
if you are curious and might be interested, go.
if you think they are misguided, go, and say that and help set them on the path to the true revolution.
if you are bored and wanna do some more shit talking, well, this is a great place for that. see the rest of you at the lpc.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
20 Dec 2005
so, criticism is "shit talking"?

fact is the criticsm comes from the following pattern:

rich kids decide they are "anarchists"

then they realize that working people aren't in their orbit--which is a central irony since most of the original anarchists were peasants and poor craftspeople in places like Italy and Spain

then they try to figure out how to "reach out" to poor working people (usually poor working people of color since the vast majority of current "anarchists" are white)

then they become social workers usual by starting small "grassroots" projects they start in someone else's poor neighborhood

afterwhich they generally screaming run back to their rich family and resume their original class roles and privileges--the most rebellious among them become "artists" at this point. . .

there are ways to break out of this pattern, but few of them will be smart/resiliant enough to figure it out and see it through. . .
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
20 Dec 2005
This is quite amusing and interesting!
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
20 Dec 2005
Nah. I think I will go to the LPC and talk shit. It's funnier to see the looks on your faces.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
21 Dec 2005
too bad you are a few days late! maybe next time homie.
Re: Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
21 Dec 2005
awww shit!

shit shit shit