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Translating Vô Trị - An Interview With Mèo Mun

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We are honoured to present this interview with Mèo Mun, an anarchist group who focus specifically on archiving, translating, and disseminating anarchist texts. You can find their work on Libcom, the Southeast Asian Anarchist Library, and follow them on Twitter. In July, we published one of their pieces on LGBT+ liberation and the fight for partial freedom in Vietnam. Credits for the banner art go to u/anarchist_snufkin on Reddit.

Vietnam’s so-called ‘socialism’ is state capitalism in a coat of red. The State dangles a communist haven before the oppressed, while politicians and capitalists work the people to their bones and call it ‘socialism’ so no one would think of the pitchforks.

Mèo Mun

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Translating Vô Trị - An Interview With Mèo Mun

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 06/03/2022 - 10:04am in

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We are honoured to present this interview with Mèo Mun, an anarchist group who focus specifically on archiving, translating, and disseminating anarchist texts. You can find their work on Libcom, the Southeast Asian Anarchist Library, and follow them on Twitter. In July, we published one of their pieces on LGBT+ liberation and the fight for partial freedom in Vietnam. Credits for the banner art go to u/anarchist_snufkin on Reddit.

Vietnam’s so-called ‘socialism’ is state capitalism in a coat of red. The State dangles a communist haven before the oppressed, while politicians and capitalists work the people to their bones and call it ‘socialism’ so no one would think of the pitchforks.

Mèo Mun

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Trotskyist Swing and Miss

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/02/2022 - 4:55pm in

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Response by Ivysyn to a Trotskyist critique of anarchism written by Daniel Morley.

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"I tried to see what was the first and most important of those social fictions. For that, more than..."

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/02/2013 - 1:05am in

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I tried to see what was the first and most important of those social fictions. For that, more than any other, was the one I should try to subjugate, try to render powerless. The most important, at least in our day and age, is money.

How could I subjugate money, or to be more precise, the power and tyranny of money? I could do so by freeing myself from its influence and rendering it powerless over me. Do you understand? I was the one combating it; if I were to render it powerless over everyone, that would not be subjugating it but destroying it because that would be putting an end once and for all to the fiction of money.

I have already established that a social fiction can only be destroyed by social revolution and dragged along with the other social fictions in the fall of bourgeois society.

How could I make myself superior to money? The simplest way was to remove myself from its sphere of influence, that is, from civilisation; to go into the country and live off roots and drink spring water; to walk around naked and live as the animals live.

But this, apart from the obvious difficulties involved, would not be combating a social fiction; it would not be combating anything, it would be running away. It’s true that anyone who avoids joining in a fight also avoids being defeated by it. Morally, though, he is defeated, precisely because he did not fight.

There had to be another way, a way that would involve fighting not fleeing. How could I subjugate money by fighting it? How could I shrug off its influence and tyranny over me without avoiding contact with it? There was only one way forward, I would have to acquire money, I would have to acquire enough of it not to feel its influence, and the more I acquired the freer I would be from that influence.

When I saw this clearly, with all the force of my anarchist convictions and all the logic of a clear-thinking man, only then did I enter the present phase - the commercial and banking phase - of my anarchism.

- The Anarchist Banker”, Fernando Pessoa