Last year I did I wrote a short story for Ivan Hernandez‘s show, Give Me Fiction.
I can’t remember the last time I was asked to write a story, and the whole experience was challenging, but also pretty fun. You can check out the story I wrote below and you can also hear the whole show here.
Immortality with a Side of Bacon.
(With apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
I realized I was…
THIS SO MUCH THIS
This is basically the killer argument against primitivism - their ideology is really incompatible with having autonomous and mobile disabled people.
(caveat: my idea of revolution doesn’t require “everyone” to be invited, but “disabled people” is obv not an exclusion I want!)
wow this is a super fucking important point and not something that gets talked about nearly enough
yooo and this applies to people who have serioud conditions that require medications like asthma or diabetes.
My anarchism will be intersectional and inclusive or it will be bullshit.
Bonus: “back to the land” primitivism is often further whitewashed Noble Savage fantasy with an added dose of the implication that disability/disease are not just modern-day “weaknesses” literally tied to the corrupting and “indulgent” influence of capitalist states/the bourgeoisie, they also deracialize that argument to protect anarchist Whiteness AND get to demonize the sick/injured/disabled + advocate for their removal as an extension of class restructuring. Aka, some cultural revolution genocide shit that I am not down for.
Had some similar thoughts while reading about anarchism lately. Seems like a lot of the ideas are tied up in white ableist privilege- and don’t take into account the very real needs that so many folks have. There are so many problems with our current systems, but if the “solution” leaves everyone who isn’t like you behind… Welp, that’s shit