We have nothing but our freedom. We have nothing to give you but your own freedom. We have no law but the single principle of mutual aid between individuals. We have no government but the single principle of free association. We have no states, no nations, no presidents, no premiers, no chiefs, no generals, no bosses, no bankers, no landlords, no wages, no charity, no police, no soldiers, no wars. Nor do we have much else. We are sharers, not owners. We are not prosperous. None of us is rich. None of us is powerful… If it is freedom you want, if it is the future you seek, then I tell you that you must come to it with empty hands. You must come to it alone, and naked, as the child comes into the world, into their future, without any past, without any property, wholly dependent on other people for their life. You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.
— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
Contrasted with the Left’s riot-shaming and guilt-tripping, we support an alternative model of solidarity: that of the accomplice. Resisting oppression and fighting for liberation is criminalized, and in light of this we would seek not guilt-ridden allies but angry accomplices. The strongest comrade is one who fights not out of guilt or moral obligation but with their own personal desire for freedom, challenging all structures of domination with awareness of others’ different lived experience, but nonetheless aiming toward a shared goal through affinity.
— Accomplices Wanted: A few notes on race, legitimacy, and solidarity with struggle in Ferguson (via ninjabikeslut)