'Tell me what happens the first time you see a woman naked.'
'The first time you see a woman naked will not be like you imagined. There will be no love, no trust, no intimacy. You won’t even be in the same room as her.
You won’t get to smile as she undresses you and you undress her. You won’t get to calm her nerves with nerves of your own. You won’t get to kiss her, feeling her lips and the edge of her tongue. You won’t get to brush your fingers over the lace of her bra or count her ribs or feel her heartbeat.
The first time you see a woman naked you will be sitting in front of a computer screen watching someone play at intimacy and perform at sex. She will contort her body to please everyone in the room but her. You will watch this woman who is not a woman, pixelated and filtered and customized. She will come ready-made, like an order at a restaurant. The man on the screen will be bigger than you, rougher than you. He will teach you how to talk to her. He will teach you where to put your hands and he will teach you what you’re supposed to like. He will teach you to take what is yours.
You must unlearn this. You must unlearn this twisted sense of love. You must unlearn the definition of pleasure and intimacy you are being taught. Kill this idea of love, this idea of entitlement, this way of scarring one another.’"
Animal fun fact: Chinchillas can’t get wet. Their fur retains too much water and will start to grow mold. So they bathe by rolling around in dust.
Chinchilla fun fact: Chinchillas have around 20 hairs per follicle; unlike humans who have 2-3 hairs per follicle. Because their fur is so dense, they cannot get fleas or other parasites. The bugs will suffocate in their fur.
Chinchilla fun fact: Petting one of those awesome little guys feels like touching a motherfucking cloud.
Chinchilla fun fact: Their newborn babies are like little pieces of fluffy popcorn. You could easily just toss a handful in your mouth.
Chinchilla fun fact: Don’t toss a handful into your mouth.
Aye, well as you know mate, I don’t have to look across to america to see folk openly supporting and funding the IRA, it’s what I grew up around. I remember seeing my old man give money to them when they’d have whip rounds ‘for the provos’ on Celtic supporters busses when I was a wee boy in the eighties - we’re great at romanticising them in the west of scotland.
It’s my opinion that anarchists shouldn’t be supporting the IRA as it exists now, or in the eighties for that matter, and the reasons for that are pretty obvious when you apply the slightest degree of critical thought to it. They set themselves up as an alternative police force who use brutal corporal punishment to keep “anti-social” elements in line. You can’t be an anarchist and support that. Don’t complain about police brutality and then support guys who shoot teenagers in the knees for stealing a car. If you genuinely believe that wounding poor people is the correct way to deal with crime, piss off and join some right wing militia group or something, that’s not our politics - we are the anti social elements. Shooting wee boys in the hands for being “anti-social” and then letting off bombs in shopping centres is not my idea of effective praxis if what you’re looking for is a unified working class capable of realising a social revolution.
For republican communities, the IRA were meant to be the army and police force, and Sinn Fein were the political party. Sinn Fein are a capitalist party who are currently implementing neoliberalism in NI. What’s to support there? Fuck all. It’s pretty clear that the order the IRA imposed on communities by fear and force was to be a capitalist order. The only real hope for working class people in Northern Ireland and everywhere else for that matter is in autonomous working class unity, and the IRA have hindered that cause more than they’ve helped it.
I think we should remember the struggle in Ireland as a class struggle, and I’ll happily sing songs about Irish history and stuff at the football, it’s good to remember that stuff, and to argue a class struggle perspective within working class left nationalists groups like our fellow Celtic fans etc - but as far as anarchist organising goes, there is absolutely no place for nationalist sentiment of any kind whatsoever. I wouldn’t so much as use a national flag for anything anarchist, it doesn’t fit. We are an anti-nationalist, internationalist movement.
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