I won’t try to deny it, but I’m absolutely an ‘armchair anarchist’. I simply don’t go
out of my way enough to help direct change other than heart pictures of riots on
instagram. That being said, I’ve very recently been reading into Libertarian Municipalism
as well as Bookchin in general, and have become extremely politically inspired. So
here’s my first official ‘essay’ I suppose.
Libertarian Municipalism is extremely possible on American soil, especially with
the surge of direct action lately. We, the people, are reclaiming politics. For example,
Black Lives Matter, or for that matter any area with a poor urban youth is extremely
important to the revolution we are unfolding. These areas have seen oppression on both
a racial and economic scale for decades, and now they are rightfully fighting back for
their stolen rights. The population of lower class urban youth is surging with
revolutionary, specifically leftist, potential, and we must act upon it.
For years, specifically african americans have experienced cruel discrimination
by police, as well as our conservative government as a whole. And in recent times,
Black Lives Matter has sprouted upon the anger of these communities. It is essential
that we enlighten these angry communities with socialist ideas. These recent,
subjectively senseless riots must be given purpose, and we must fulfill that purpose.
Poor african american areas that come to mind such as Baltimore, Chicago,
Ferguson, as well as many others, are breeding grounds for socialist grassroots
movements, all that they need is the socialists to incite it. So I encourage my comrades
to travel to such areas with a soapbox and some Bookchin, and educate those who
need this kind of guidance. We need mass political advertising campaigns in these
areas, advertising encouraging protests, squatting, direct action, and above all