@alyaza this post really resonates me.

The way many socialists, communists and anarchists simply wait for the revolution can easily be compared to christians religiously waiting for the rapture.

Kropotkin himself described a period of evolution, before any revolution could occur, where horizontal institutions of popular power were constructed and an attitude of ungovernability was fostered.

Lest we slide into utopianism, revolution must be seen as a consequence of evolution. In fact, revolution can be defined (literally in some languages) as re-evolution or more evolution.

I don't necessarily think DeLeonism is the way forward, but DeLeon certainly appreciated the diversity of tactics that would be required to build a libertarian socialist revolution.

During the Spanish Revolution, the Friends of Durruti suggested an alternative to participating in state electoralism could be found in popular assemblies alongside the pre-existing militant unions

@GreenandBlack @alyaza I'd go even further and say that "the revolution" as an event can't be cleanly separated from that process of building dual power and class consciousness

Whenever someone hears I'm a radical and says "So when's the revolution happening?" I always reply "Where have you been? It's been happening!"

@socalledunitedstates @GreenandBlack @alyaza "If it is Anarres you want, if it is the future you seek, then I tell you that you must come to it with empty hands. You must come to it alone, and naked, as the child comes into the world, into his future, without any past, without any property, wholly dependent on other people for his life. You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere."

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