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There is no neutral definition of politics.

There are only democratic, liberal, capitalist, fascist, anarchist, socialist, etc. conceptions of politics.

Dialectics.

Capitalism keeps conjuring socialism, statism keeps calling anarchism. 

The Individual is a fetter.

Too much “anarchism” is just the radicalization of bourgeois individuality.

The presumption of anarchism is against authority.

The deeper assumption is that claims of authority operate to disguise sheer violence.

Three ways to be a third way.

1. Accept a position between two polar opposites (e.g. social democracy between capitalism and communism). 2. Reject both poles of an opposition (e.g. fascism). 3. Affirm a position outside the polar opposition (e.g. anarchism).

Anarchists are supposedly anti-authoritarian.

Hence the paradox of anarchists with a rationalist conception of reason.

Socialism is a phase.

Given enough time and consistency, every socialism is an anarchism.

Incompleteness as a virtue.

A totalitarian state is bad enough. A totalitarian god is even worse.

Heinlein, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.”

Mike is a consciousness too revolutionary to outlast the revolution.

Knowledge and reality.

Epistemological anarchy goes best with ontological anarchy.