‘Whiteness’ has to be understood in a pathological sense. Let us not forget that physical, linguistic, and cultural difference existed BEFORE the advent of ‘white supremacy’ and that ‘race’ is not merely the recognition and categorization of these differences into broad categories but categories of socio-economic distinction, of stratification. Whiteness is a gray blob of antagonism. It should be understood less as a distinct culture or inherent quality and more the antithesis of plurality. It has privileged European peoples and cultures but it has also subsumed them, as with the Irish, into this gray mass with which to stultify non-Europeans (thenceforth principally categorized with regard to this ‘whiteness’ distinction).
Basically, ‘whiteness’ is like a fascistic army, not only recruiting volunteers but also conscripting. That army must be obliterated.
‘Whiteness’ must be destroyed in the same way that ‘the bourgeois’ must be destroyed , as a class, as a consequence of the destruction of stratified relations.
1:06 pm • 2 April 2013 • 65 notes
transformative justice isn’t any more valid than burning the whole city down
11:57 am • 2 April 2013 • 39 notes
“We are not for more freedom. More freedom is given to the slave when his chains are lengthened. We are for the abolition of the chain, so we are for freedom, not more freedom. Freedom means the absence of all chains, the absence of limits and all that ensues from such a statement.”
— Alfredo M. Bonanno, The Anarchist Tension (via gracelesswords)
9:52 pm • 1 April 2013 • 46 notes
Red square, Yellow peril, Black flag: okay, montreal queers and whoever else, okay. I think Ainsley said a...
okay, montreal queers and whoever else, okay.
I think Ainsley said a lot of good things about what even is a queer in the southwest. It’s like, who counts and who doesn’t?
Yes, talking about gentrification and the ways many of the rad scene contributes is totally important. This is good….
8:31 pm • 1 April 2013 • 13 notes
Well that was awkward, so here’s some doggie love at the beach this summer.
5:16 pm • 1 April 2013 • 4 notes
oozedoggie asked: hey im dylan! im not montreal. if you've got a problem with something i said, i'd prefer if you spoke to me about it instead of making a reblog train for all your friends to hold me up as some abstract pervasive force of anti-revolutionary cruelty. i was not addressing anyone or asking anyone to reblog my words. you've taken my personal blog post to be someone's fucking press release and that's really goofy and unnecessary. o and again, they're not OUR NEIGHBORHOODS omg.
And then one time this happened…
Ah yes. It’s a true tumblr sort of day here.
Oof. File under why I usually never bother to respond to internet things because then this happens? I don’t even know.
5:10 pm • 1 April 2013 • 6 notes
My roommate (woc-resist on tumblr) and I (on the right) last Halloween. Queer anarchist chinese women living in montreal, hating whiteys and white supremacy, the state, borders, patriarchy, etc and perpetually striving to find more rad pocs to fill our lives and be dangerous with.
Becca (2mixt4u) and I.
also living with these babes makes life awesome! and it’s bill’s birthday!
2:56 pm • 1 April 2013 • 12 notes
We did this for 10 hours yesterday?
I’m really fucking tired.
If anyone wants to come over and watch Mad Max 2 with me, that would rule. …I mean, it’s raining.
What! So excited to hear this! Buds making good music makes a day of applying to a million jobs a lot better.
2:52 pm • 1 April 2013 • 12 notes
Southwest punks. What even.
When you say that “the queers” are the people gentrifying our neighbourhoods, I think we need to look at the implications of that in a really serious way. There are a fuckton of queers outside of the radical (mostly white, middle class, etc.. etc..) mileu that live in our neighbourhoods and are actively struggling against gentrification. When we start defining queer to mean only the things that we experience in our tiny scenes, we are not only taking up more space, but we’re contributing more to gentrification than a march against queer bashing ever would.
When we posit queer as white, middle class, non sex worker, non drug users than we’re also a force of pushing people out of neighborhoods/erasing their existence. I think it’s way more entitled to define queer as that, than to have a neighborhood based response to queer bashing (which i’m actually really excited about).
Also this bring up a lot of issues of queer visibility and what we view/acknowledge as queer and how fucked up that is (which is a whole other can of terrible worms that i’m not going to get into)
Also - “nobody fucking cares what happens in the Point except for the crack dealers who run the neighborhood.” - how in the fuck did everyone reblog this uncritically? If i need to even explained how messed up this is - I think we’re coming from two very, very different places.
Edit : and then i read this “holy shit we’re not even frrrom here we’re just here for the sex/university/bands/bikes!!”
I JUST CAN’T EVEN. JUST NO. MONTREAL. STOP.
2:34 pm • 1 April 2013 • 21 notes
Well, that’s just about the prettiest collection of photos I’ve ever seen.
11:53 am • 1 April 2013 • 13 notes
“We have set up a model where all parties are encouraged to simply negotiate how they never have to see each other again or share space. Some impossible demands/promises are meted out and in the name of confidentiality lines are drawn in the sand on the basis of generalities. Deal with your shit but you can’t talk about the specifics of what went down and you can’t talk to each other. The current model actually creates more silence- only a specialized few are offered information about what happened but everyone is still expected to pass judgment. There is little transparency in these processes.
In an understandable attempt to not trigger or cause more pain we talk ourselves in increasingly abstracted circles while a moment or dynamic between two people gets crystallized and doesn’t change or progress. “Perps” become the sum total of their worst moments. “Survivors” craft an identity around experiences of violence that frequently keeps them stuck in that emotional moment. The careful nonviolent communication of accountability doesn’t lead to healing. I’ve seen these processes divide a lot of scenes but I haven’t seen them help people get support, retake power or feel safe again.
Rape breaks you- the loss of bodily control, how those feeling of impotence revisit you, how it robs you of any illusion of safety or sanity. We need models that help people take power back and we need to call the retribution, control, and banishing of the current model for what it is- revenge. Revenge is OK but lets not pretend its not about power! If shaming and retaliatory violence is what we have to work with then lets be real about it. Let’s chose those tools if we can honestly say that is what we want to do. In the midst of this war we need to get better at being in conflict.”
Angustia Celeste; Safety is an Illusion: Reflections on Accountability
Still one of my favorite essays.
3:11 am • 1 April 2013 • 17 notes
Played the Dawson’s creek drinking game at Ethel street tonight. Part of an E Street tradition. We’ve lived in Montreal for two years now! Where did the time go?
best house i’ve ever lived in. i’m going to miss these kids so much when we go our separate ways to different houses. besties forever. e street life forever.
1:20 am • 31 March 2013 • 4 notes
What are punx doing tonight?
Let’s do something fun that’s not the death church (cause hangin’ out in spaces that make people feel like shit is not my jam).
Bonfire? Bike rides? Canal beers? I need to get the hell outta the house.
6:06 pm • 30 March 2013 • 5 notes
“There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.”
— Plato, The Republic (via gnosis-ov-nihil)
(Source: denisforkas, via creativenothing-deactivated2013)
12:26 pm • 30 March 2013 • 435 notes