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I'm Todd. I'm twenty. I'm straight edge. I'm a mutualist. I'm currently a global and international studies/Spanish double major at Western Michigan University. I love languages, politics, and bass guitar.



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Sep 15 2014 8:18 pm

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Natalie Dormer rocking S&S Precision Plate Frame and G36C in promotion stills of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 

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Sep 15 2014 8:17 pm

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i find it interesting that when it comes to liking girls I’m just like GIRLS ALL GIRLS YES PERFECT GIRLS but with boys i’m like you must fit criteria 1-9 but 9 is optional only if you completely fill criteria 10-13 with a non-optional essay on 21st century sexism due by 5am

I don’t call that interesting. More like “prejudice” “discrimination” or “inherent bias”

could someone please come pick up their crying child

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Sep 15 2014 8:16 pm

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Anonymous Asked: is it wrong to wish ill on cops?

I’m not really sure if you’re referring to individual cops or the police as a system, but assuming you were referring to individual cops, it’s not really productive to wish ill on individual cops as opposed to wishing ill on the entire system. It treats the symptoms while ignoring the illness.

However, I don’t think there’s any problem with lacking sympathy for cops that get hurt in the line of duty or anything like that. I sure as hell don’t feel bad for them, but at the end of the day, the focus of my hatred is the system that allows these cops to exist and gives them the means and power to violate basic human rights.

Sep 15 2014 1:11 am

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Sep 15 2014 1:01 am

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Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox


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Sep 15 2014 12:37 am

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Sep 14 2014 11:56 pm

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Sep 14 2014 8:00 pm

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"if you don’t stand behind the troops, feel free to stand in front of them" "nice *cuts to the front of the line for Toby Keith tickets* thank you for your service"

Sep 14 2014 7:56 pm

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what is white culture

clapping after an airplane lands

this truth cuts deep

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Sep 14 2014 7:55 pm

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Sep 14 2014 7:50 pm

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Liberals are like “it’s fine if you want every child in public school to recite a nationalist oath in unison while facing the country’s flag every day but don’t put ‘under God’ in it that’s fucked up”

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Sep 14 2014 7:46 pm

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Sep 14 2014 7:29 pm

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Kevin Carson is an admirer of Lenin and talking about hating corporations (more so than the state itself) leads me to believe he is not and was never an anarchist.  He is a social democrat.  I don’t he would have a problem with a state tbh.

I don’t know where you’re getting this “Carson is an admirer of Lenin” thing from, but he quite literally describes Leninism as a pseudo-leftist ideology of social control by the New Class and talks about Lenin as an example of how revolutionary leaders often betray their followers once they come to power. He is a very vocal critic of any systems of privilege, leftist or otherwise.

Also, his opposition to corporations is very much rooted in his opposition to government (which he speaks out against on many different occasions). He believes that corporations exist only because the government intervenes in the market on their behalf. That’s the exact inverse of what a social democrat would tend to believe. They’d say that government (as we know it today) exists because the corporations (or capitalists) needed some entity to protect their interests. Carson views the government as causing corporations, while social democrats view corporations as causing the current government.

I’ll believe Kevin Carson’s a social democrat once he starts calling for left-libertarians to change society by voting for gradual reform, rather than by means of the black market and parallel institutions, and not a day before that.

The first article is in reference to progressives whom I would not cast as social democrats. He more or less makes lose connections between Leninism and American New Deal Democrats much like a Rush Limbaugh would. His grasp on history is as poor if not worse than his views on economics. 

I am aware of his very general criticisms of government. But I am also aware of his boring anti-capitalist position. He hates corporations blah blah. The develop of the nation-state and large corporation is more nuanced and complex than Kevin Carson’s tiny brain can allow.

He is fat Lew Rockwell of mutualism.

The guy is a joke. He is just some edgy old fat guy whom no one had really heard of prior to two years ago. 

Yes, that first article is primarily about progressivism; however, if you scroll down to the part where that quote is from, he applies the same judgement to both progressivism and Leninism. Regardless of whether or not you agree with his views on history or economics, my point that he is not a Leninist or a supporter of Lenin still stands.

Again, I’m not trying to convince you to agree with Kevin Carson. My point in posting those articles was to show that he is not a social democrat, and is very much an anarchist. Although, I feel that I should point out that his criticisms of government aren’t “very general”. They’re actually quite specific and are almost always targeted at a specific government program or the policies of certain politicians.

You can’t really say that he’s the fat Lew Rockwell of mutualism because Carson (along with Shawn P. Wilbur) brought back mutualism from the dead and modernized it. He helped pioneer the ideology.

I’m not really sure how his weight or recent emergence into libertarian circles is relevant to any of this.

Sep 14 2014 6:50 pm

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