January 26, 2010
The brown acid is not particularly good, man,
..but make sure you NEVER have children!
I have a natural sympathy for anyone who's suspicious of the mechanisms and authority of the state. Conservatism and libertarianism are controlled and moderate forms of anarchism but have nothing in common with, say, the anarchism of Mikhail Bakhunin, and its deeply evil nihilism and automatic violence.
Conservatism and libertarianism also have nothing in common with the young (mostly), white, indulged, addled, middle and upper-middle class slabs of meat who call themselves "anarchists" today. For classification purposes, they're part of the American Left. Their totems, drives, fancies and dislikes are off-the-shelf leftism - anti-capitalism, communard silliness, revolutionary fixations, radical feminism - in other words, the little baubles that low-wattage leftists find so intoxicating.
A long time ago, Frank Zappa was on Saturday Night Live, and one of his casual comments about the music scene was (from memory) this: "As long as people want to get laid, there will be something like disco."
As long as we have misfits who want get laid, we'll have something like an Anarchist Book Fair!