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AGAINST THE CORPSE MACHINE - Defining
A Post-Left Critique Of Violence by Ashen Ruins
Inspiring Pamphlet critiqing the notion of working within the traditional
Left intelligently and without fear of breaking taboo. Ruins argues
against the drop-out advice from the likes of Crimethink and seethes
against the reformist Left. Ruins also has refreshing perspective
on the use of violence, why it's used, how it's perceived and how
the anarchist movement has related to it.
A broad analysis of anarchist history helps Ruins
put his case across.The violence/non-violence debate has dogged
the movement since it's contemporary revival, though less so nowadays.
The polarisation that characterised the debate 20 years ago has
matured and rationalised, as evident in this essay.
"On the ground, the Leftist/'State symbiosis reveals itself
in the "peace police" linking arms to protect Starbucks
from the rampaging Black Block, or pointing out property-damaging
anarchists to the cops. However, it sems likly that the solution
is not to back away from violent tactics, but rather to continue
to push the Left into increasingly rediculous and concillitory positions
with the State so as to remove the illusion of seperateness that
surrounds them. The Left is still very much part of the Starte system-
they validate each other the same way unions validate capitalism
and placte workers."
Full text at www.infoshop.org/rants/corpse_last.html