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If Modern Anarchists Fought in Spain (Part 1) by RednBlackSalamander If Modern Anarchists Fought in Spain (Part 1) by RednBlackSalamander
I love anarchism and there are some great people involved in it. But, you know, sometimes I really wonder what the hell happened to us between 1936 and 2014.


This will be a short series, more to come soon.
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YPGYPGYPGYPG Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
Wow it's almost like the social context of anarchism in the west has changed. Fatness is no longer associated with wealth as many poor people are obese/overweight in the West because it's cheaper/quicker (speed is important in a climate of growing labour precarity) to eat unhealthy food whilst health trends and 'superfoods' are marketed to rich people as the new sign of affluence.

The thing that's holding back the left is the fetishisation of past struggles to the point of trying to emulate them in a new post-industrial context which needs new rhetoric, new ways of organising etc. because it's very apparent that we do not speak to or for the proletariat in the West like we used to and LARPing the Spanish Civil War isn't ever going to change that (don't get me wrong I love a good sing-a-long to Ay Carmela). I'm not suggesting we forget our history or sacrifice our principles but we need to stop pining for long dead struggles and start working out how to build meaningful movements in the here and now.
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banal32 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
where is part 2?
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slowcor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
while also being a symbol of wealth, fat is also a symbol of greed (eating more than you need, becoming overweight), it is also NOT healthy, eating copious amounts of carbs (pop, chips, candy)--which is how most people become and stay fat--is not healthy for you, no matter which way you pull it.
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banal32 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU
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threepeaches Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
hahaha yeah i hate it how minorities are allowed to talk in anarchist circles too

also, dumbass, most early anarchists would WIDELY be considered "sjws" sooo
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Sheeeeit. That looks sweet indeed. :D
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SuperShepherd52 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
This is brilliant, especially the butthurt in the comments. 
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banal32 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. true
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SashaVart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
"Is that person wrong though? Being fat isn't an inherent bad thing. There are plenty of fat poor folks and there have been for centuries. "

Actually : no. Both the imply of cartoon and you are wrong. Because you are both missing the context.

At this time, most of the poor people were actually thin and being fat was considered a priviledge. Because appart from exceptions, there were little or no fat poor people. For obvious reasons. As long as nontheless capitalism was working on scarcity (you can read Murray Bookchin about it) but it was the war.

Now a day, you can eat a lot of cheap and shitty food. So for most people it's not that hard to eat a lot even if you are poor. Consequently it's not hard to get fat even as a poor person. As I'm both.

On a class point of view, this has only changed by nature. Plus at the time, many rich bourgeois were actually fat, and doesn't feel like it should be shamefull because it was a sign of "well being" and external wealth. Now a day most bosses and capitalists are thin because it's the modern sign of health and wealth. Back in 1936, there were no such thing as "slimfast programs" and other detox and diet rehab stuff.

The context : that's all. 
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, the anarcist philosophy is pretty individualistic alright, even by the standards of liberalism.
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barglesss Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Is that person wrong though? Being fat isn't an inherent bad thing. There are plenty of fat poor folks and there have been for centuries.
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altereggo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
According to Orwell, y'all were pretty much just like this back then, too.

That's how a bunch of fascists kicked your ass so easily. 
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2op-kek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
as an anarchist my self(left wing market anarchist that is) it saddens me to see the movement being co opted and atheism plused by sissy's, capitalist hipsters, and sjws

the anarchists in spain 1936 were brave till the very end, were able to create a functioning society and knew that the source of inequality and oppression was capitalist class hierarchy the anarchists today think that video games and pop culture are are the reason bad people exist.

what the fuck happend to usNo, I disagree! 
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KatrinaTheLamia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
YES! SOOO MUCH YES!
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jabhawiya Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
These are really good. I featured them on my blog, I hope you don't mind :)
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xunderxdosedx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Love this whole series! Thanks for posting.
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ewanhoozarmy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
This beyond excellent. I got branded a white-privilege-loving cishet ableist male once (I'm gay, mentally ill and have learning difficulties, but let's not get too heavy on the facts, eh?) or something to that extent on that god-awful Anarchist Memes page, for having the temerity to suggest that saying white people have a cultural or genetic predisposition to fascism is a fucking stupid thing to say. Fuck these people. They're no use to anyone. 
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Epic-Dude Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
>Modern Anarchists
>Fight

HAHA, HAHAHA, that's a good one!
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Brognor Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Fucking First-World "Anarchists" that's what happened... Liberal fucktards who think they fight against the state or whatever and they damage the movement from the inside... These assholes infuriate me more than ancaps do... >:(
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jabhawiya Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are so right. And the funny thing is, when their friends commit social justice violations, they're all willing to give them a free pass to do so, for example one guy said I couldn't be Arab because I was too fair-skinned, then went on to call me a white slut with an Arab fetish and guess what? None of the anti-sexism or anti-racism champions were willing to speak out and defend me from him, because he's been an anarchist longer. So much for social justice. If they don't take it seriously then why should we?
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Brognor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
There are insanely more examples. Like this retarded defending of modern feminism, like it is what it once was! Right now feminism is full of sexist supremacists and they are still defending that shit because back in the day there were comrades who fought for gender equality under Feminism... The 3rd wave though is full of scum.
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Sybll Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
In a nutshell? Anarchism become more than just anti-state socialism.
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Valendale Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good one!
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