The anarcho-nihilist position is NOT essentially that we are fucked. Essentializing the perspective will only lead to pain.

I don't mean to say that we are not not fucked, simply that I'm not a fan of any sloganeered version of ideas, particularly of the nihilist cosmology.

It's true that a fundamental premise of an anarcho-nihilist position has to do with a realistic appraisal of the world and our place in it, like the next line from blessed is the flame says:
"That the current manifestation of human society (civilization, leviathan, industrial society, global capitalism, whatever) is beyond salvation, and so our response to it should be one of unmitigated hostility."
But to define it as hell on earth, or some other miserable existence against which the only retaliation is war is far too simplistic and as I've previously said, I'm not fond of the fixation on that line of imagination.

Instead I often think of underground ceremonies held by captives of the residential school systems, moments of intimacy and play stolen by prisoners of all kinds, or the people raving in ukraine while bombs explode overhead, as more interesting examples of some kind of nihilism than the common tales.


*I dont mean to say we’re not fucked

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