Q: How many anarchists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Fifteen to talk for weeks about having a planning meeting about how to add light to the room in the “best” way via consensus decision making, 9 to show up to the first meeting that consists of drawn-out goal setting, a mix of 5 different people to show up to all subsequent meetings where two express concerns that there “aren’t enough people to do anything” and 1 agrees. The group disbands and the 2 who just want shit done take it upon themselves to move forward with the ideas and plans set in place by the group, and have a big event inviting the whole city to witness adding more light to the room using revolutionary ideas that have nothing to do with fascist and authoritarian light bulbs–with donations taken at the door. The others who stopped being involved become jealous and claim the event was unsuccessful, although the goals of the group were ultimately achieved; everyone is happy except them.
Yea so this one isn’t funny, per se, it’s just fucked. But I have to say it. I’m tired of hearing “anarchists” saying that anarcho-whatever-isn’t-their-own-flavor-of-anarchy isn’t valid. You know what? Anarchists don’t invalidate other people. You know why? Because that’s fucking oppressive.