I Apologize in Advance

Newest piece over at Gods & Radicals finally released, an Egoist approach to the pitfalls of Identity.

Identity becomes a coat you never wanted to wear sown by people you’ve never met. Queer insurrectionists become “fluffy” and non-threatening to straight comrades, riotous individuals seething with anger merely put behind the mental shorthand of “non-threatening gay person.” Because their actions did not fit the desired narrative they were ignored.

Isn’t this what we’re trying to avoid? The silence of voices? The Individual was sacrificed for the image, the ideal. They were transformed, by force, into something else.

This is the same behavior of our enemies!

The Prussian-esque defining of groups and identity should be an anathema to revolutionary politics and normally it is whenever some fascist calls for defending his “race,” his “people,” or his “nation.” We all are quick to remind such an idiot that these things are constructs, immaterial spooks rolling around in his head. Yet when the same behavior rolls out of the mouth of “progressive” forces or some “educated and reformed ally” we fall under a spell. We seem unwilling to attack the same abuse in this new form with the same ferocity.

Already the responses have been interesting, people either love it or hate it.

Go check it out.

About Dr. Bones

Dr. Bones is a conjurer, card-reader and egoist-communist who believes “true individuality can only flourish when the means of existence are shared by all.” A Florida native and Hoodoo practitioner, he summons pure vitriol, straight narrative, and sorcerous wisdom into a potent blend of poltergasmic politics and gonzo journalism. He lives with his loving wife, a herd of cats, and a house full of spirits. He can be reached at Facebook.com/theconjurehouse and drbonesconjure@gmail.com
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