Friday, 4 October 2013

The Wrong Type Of Shutdown!!

     In our babbling brook of bullshit, the mainstream media, there is a lot of talk about the American government "shut-down", of course not much on an anarchist take on that particular situation. The following extract is from an interesting article in WagingNonViolence:

 Anarchist protesters at the G20 summit on April 1, 2009. (Flickr/Kashfi Halford)
       Many may be surprised, for example, that actual anarchists aren’t necessarily rejoicing over the U.S. government’s latest form of self-annihilation. What they see taking place is a transfer of power from one kind of oppression, by a government that at least pretends to be democratic, to another that has no such pretensions. They point out that the shutdown won’t stop the NSA from spying on us, or police from enforcing laws in discriminatory ways, or migrant workers and nonviolent drug users from being imprisoned at staggering rates. The parts of government that the shutdown strips away are among those that bring us closer to being a truly free, egalitarian society: food assistance to ensure that everyone can eat, health care that more people can afford, and even public parks, where some of our greatest natural treasures are held in common. Meanwhile, ever more power is being handed over to corporations that are responsible only to their wealthiest shareholders.
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