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Sunday, December 18, 2005 

Santarchy

this is pretty crazy - i'm all for bringing down capitalism, but i don't think that urinating off of overpasses really helps. check out the idiots representing the santarchy* "movement".

i don't think that any anarchists** would be happy to hear about these guys claiming to do this stuff as a protest - i mean, come on guys, let's not pretend that this was anything more than a night of drunken dumbassery.

*"3 The annual Santacons are not anti-Christmas or
anti-commercialism protest events. Really, it's just a bunch of santas getting
together to have a good time.
4 We do not condone or encourage any kind of vandalism or violence at a Santacon
event. Our santas do not destroy property, steal merchandise, harm others or scare
children." from mini faq at santarchy.com

**"Anarchism does not mean bloodshed; it does not mean robbery, arson, etc. These
monstrosities are, on the contrary, the characteristic features of capitalism.
Anarchism means peace and tranquility to all."
--August Spies, Haymarket anarchist. anarchy for anybody

"'Of all social theories Anarchism alone steadfastly proclaims that society exists
for man, not man for society. The sole legitimate purpose of society is to serve
the needs and advance the aspiration of the individual. Only by doing so can it
justify its existence and be an aid to progress and culture.'
-Emma Goldman
What comes to mind when you hear the word anarchy? Chaos and disorder? Bomb
throwers and assassins? Black clothes and combat boots? A common misunderstanding
is that anarchism is the total absence of order, that it is nihilism."
NY anarchists

"As both political philosophy and personal lifestyle, social anarchism promotes
community self-reliance, direct participation in political decision-making,
respect for nature, and nonviolent paths to peace and justice."
socialanarchism.org

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