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“Do be do be dooo.”

— Frank Sinatra

Scholar warriors. Warrior priests and poets. That’s what they were called in feudal Japan — Zen practitioners of learning and warfare. Cultured destroyers, enlightened fighters. Can it be any different with us?

Postmodern jargon-junkies call ideologies (aka, “isms”) like anarchism “emancipatory metanarratives” — can you believe that? What the fuck does that mean, anyway? I’ll tell you: it means systems of belief no different from what came before:

Believe in X, and You Will be Free. You Will Reach Paradise.

Most isms are full of it, and some would say anarchism is, too. Can’t be done. Impossible. Utopian. A crack-pipe dream. Pie-inna-sky. Fuck that. Fuck Paradise. Make your own damned Paradise, or make none at all. Anarchism’s bigger than that. Read More

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“My social and political thought was based upon ‘Mr. Constitution’, the Republican Revolution, Socialism, and Anarchism. As I read works such as Zhang Taiyan’s “On Establishing Religion”, “On the Five Negatives”, and “On Evolution”, I came to see Anarchism and Buddhism as close companions, and as a possible advancement from Democratic Socialism” read more…

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“My social and political thought was based upon ‘Mr. Constitution’, the Republican Revolution, Socialism, and Anarchism. As I read works such as Zhang Taiyan’s “On Establishing Religion”, “On the Five Negatives”, and “On Evolution”, I came to see Anarchism and Buddhism as close companions, and as a possible advancement from Democratic Socialism.”