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For too many people, being an anarchist means thinking it'd be neat if oppression happened less, not living without a ruler over you.

Being an anarchist - living as an anarchist, without a ruler, starts inside your head: deconstructing the influence of the kyriarchy on your thinking. Then living under your own volition: making your own decisions. It's your time, it's your life. It's your choice what you do with it. What are you going to do.

What are you going to do tomorrow? Are you going to play video games and watch TV and read articles about covid and politics and anarchy: do what's been presented to you?

Or are you going to wake up and ask yourself "If I were in charge of myself, what would I do with my day?"

Because here's the thing... you are.

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Talk to your neighbors. Dig in the dirt. Do all that work you'd do if you didn't need recreation to unwind from capitalism. Make compost. Plant a garden. Learn how much water your town has, where it comes from, what it's used for.

The real world is out there, waiting for you to engage with it.

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I don't mean the real world like offline, I mean the real world like outside of white institutions.

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Our ancestors did not work their hands bloody for the fun of it.

Sometimes, it's what it takes to get the work done.

Meet the needs of your place in history.

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I know the labor I suggest we go out and do tomorrow sounds regressive. Ironically, it's to prevent a far greater regression, by focusing on making sure the basics are met.

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