Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Morning Fun

I apologize for the scarcity of postings lately. I've been busy with dog sitting, school, bar prep stuff, the job search, and most importantly, preparing for this Sunday's fantasy baseball draft. Nonetheless, I still felt obligated to share this funny bit from a story in the Nation on the return of Students for a Democratic Society.

But since the new SDS has spread most rapidly on regional campuses and at community colleges, not elite institutions, a more typical chapter--both demographically and ideologically--might be Mt. San Antonio Community College in Walnut, California. There the four SDS members identify themselves as Marxist-libertarian, libertarian socialist, anarcho-syndicalist and communal anarchist, the differences between them being "zilch," they report. Ohio's [Will] Klatt [of Ohio University] says that many people in SDS are "anarcho-something-or-other, but they feel like anarchist organizations are so unorganized that they haven't been effective in creating systemic change."

I mean, who would think that anarchists would have trouble organizing? Also funny are the various labels used by the SDS members in Walnut, California. "Yeah, sure, he might be a libertarian socialist and I might be a communal anarchist, but we agree on everything!" You gotta love college students.


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