Bogus Eugene IMC
"Green Anarchist" poseurs violate IMC priniciples, for mindless pagan jihad
"Eugene IMC" has finally mounted a (mostly non-functional) webpage, and
issued it's first actual communique via listserv...
As I predicted would happen, their webpage is totally dominated by
Zerzan cultist primitivist chaoticist "Green Anarchist" propaganda.
They justify this as follows, in their listserv communique:
"Eugene Indymedia has sidestepped ideological battles between Anarchists
and the Rest of the Left by skipping the usual Indymedia Features
Section (frought with editorial battles)..."
What this means is that they include only their own jive GA content in
the central "Features" column. Any other Feature source or content they
may deign to include is relegated to categorical icons, elsewhere.
These self-declared profundly anti-democratic elitists presume to
usurp the power over what gets featured on "their" IMC page, in order
avoid any genuinely collective democratic editorial process.
They consider any such process to be too messy and ultimately
non-viable, mainly because so few people really agree with their bottom
line theory and practice. Thus, they refuse to submit to a democratic
This seems a blatant violation of IMC principles prohibiting control of
an IMC site by one sectarian clique. The rhetoric of this particular
clique is deliberately contemptuous, insulting, slanderous and totally
hostile to virtually everyone except themselves, as perfectly
exemplified by the quote cited.
Cleverly, substantial portions of "GA" analysis and critique re: the
evils of capitalism, it's applications of technology and bourgeois "democracy",
and even the foibles of traditional liberal, left, trade union, etc
movements, are sometimes very articulate and somewhat accurate, if
fairly stock, readily available and obvious.
But their bottom line conclusion and application in practice is to
viciously attack everyone struggling against capitalism, and to issue
idiotic calls for the complete destruction of all civilization,
technology, social organization or democracy whatsoever, for a return to
some pre-agricultural, pre-language, pre-stone age hunter-gatherer "chaos",
much of which is couched in mystical religious terms.
Their ultra-conservative reactionary fundamentalist pagan jihad for a
return to some falsely romantacized, idealized "good old days" is
Their "theory" and practice more closely resemble the lies and slander
of police, bourgeois media and reactionary politicians seeking to
discredit all anarchists, communists, and revolutionary struggle.
The "Green Anarchists" fled Britain for the US a few years ago, after
being thoroughly discredited there for secret, and even public
association with Nazi formations "against the government and the Left".
They have a history, and people should take the trouble to research that
history and deal with them accordingly.
Few of their new recruits are aware of that history, or the implications
of their line in general. Many naive, impetuous, cynical, impatient,
righteously indignant potentially revolutionary youth, especially,
looking for a truly militant, revolutionary struggle, have been suckered
into supporting and participating in this all too prolific and increasingly prevelant tendency. The implications are sickening, but must be faced.
It should come as no suprise that "Green" and "Anarchist" monikers would
be so aggressively co-opted, twisted and discredited. These terms
reflect the most compelling popular democratic yearnings of the masses,
to save the planet, and to abandon hierarchical authoritarian power
structures, for justice and peace. It is only to be expected that bogus
manifestations like "GA" would emerge, against these very concepts.
Completely intransigent COINTELPRO-style disupters should not be allowed
to sabotage IMC, or to bog it down with endless rounds of diversionary
GA "discussion". They seek only to discredit and attack the very
concepts of solidarity, cooperation, mutual aid and collective effort,
with their bourgeois ultra-individualist elitist anti-democratic
psuedo-religious perversions of legitimate anarchist theory and
People who would try to "avoid a conflict" by ignoring the implications
of both overt and surrepticious GA infiltration and sabotage, are making
a foolish mistake. "Avoiding sectarian infighting" does not mean
letting police agents run amok, tearing down everything we struggle to
build. The solution is genuinely open discussion and democratic process.
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