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Dale Carrico Clarifies Eir Position on Violence September 30, 2012

Posted by Summerspeaker in Anarchism.

In response to my last post, Dale writes the following:

If you are not only advocating but actually engaging in violent revolutionary action in the service of your ideals I appreciate your consistency (rare for online radicals), but I fear you are little likely to accomplish anything you claim to desire by such methods and I suspect you’ll end up in jail (as indeed you should, given that such violence endangers the innocent and the guilty alike).

From this I conclude that Dale not only consider throwing bricks through windows violent, but a form of violence that merits the overwhelming violence of kidnapping and imprisonment. Despite all eir elaborate radical posturing and academic verbiage, when it comes down specifics Dale want people sucked into the prison-industrial complex for violating spatial norms and enacting violence against glass.

I will likely be spending at least a few days behind bars soon, but not because of anything violent or destructive. While I consider the counterviolence of self-defense legitimate and even respect the desire for vengeance, I do not encourage anything that causes physical harm to human bodies. My experience with corporeal suffering has convinced me I don’t want produce more of that in the world.  I prefer appropriation to sabotage, but recognize the value of the latter under the present political circumstances that make holding space against the state difficult. I’m not going to discuss in detail any illegal acts I may or may not have committed, but political vandals and saboteurs get my love and support.



1. Dale Carrico - October 1, 2012

Vandalism = freedom: Summer = idiot.

brian - October 1, 2012

lol, that doesn’t even make sense. but what does a citizen/cop care?

Dale Carrico - October 2, 2012

Indeed, the first doesn’t make sense, hence the second. But what does a “lefty” so “lefty” they gleefully dismiss a green democratic socialist feminist queer teacher as a “cop” care?

2. brian - October 2, 2012

I’m not a teacher and haven’t been to school in a long time, but i though that the above construction was a shortened version of x is to y as a is to b. Also, I’m not a lefty or a “lefty”. I’m a whatever. A whatever-body. You are too, rather than the list of predicates you just mentioned. But, when we assign and accept predicates on our bodies, we should always remember that citizens are cops for civilization.

brian - October 2, 2012

though should have been thought

3. Dale Carrico - October 2, 2012

Whatevers wonder where’s their parade…

brian - October 3, 2012

That’s cool if you want, but I’m just not really into parades.

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