post civ

things I need to do today: take an oral test for Japanese, interview for a job at the library

things I am ready to do: not any of that

anonymous asked:

What's wrong with ancomism

Theres a lot I could say about ancomism, but basically my problem with ancoms is the same as my problem with anarchism in general: its criticism of society (idealist, utopian, and increasingly just straight up petit-bourgeois) fails to connect the mode of production with political practice of the masses. Anarchists have been fringe among socialists for this reason. I see anarchists as idealist principally because their theory explains their political stances and organizational practice with definitions based on properties of things, ideally, and not on the material position of those things in relation to class society. Because of this, anarchists see their organizing as anti-state, when in fact it creates a state (because a state is not defined by hierarchy or centralization (nor are they large factors in the function of states historically) but as an institution based on class rule and on the reproduction of capitalist relations). This idealism leads to utopianism, which is apparent in anarchist critiques of the dictatorship of the proletariat and in their defenses of anarchist states (catalonia, UFT, etc.). Modern popular trends of anarchism (post-left, insurrectionist, anti-civ, egoism) further fall into utopianism and idealism in theory and and petit-bourgeois counter-revolution in practice. They all further abstract an already abstract philosophy, and contribute nothing to actual political activity outside of their immediate circles.

okay but consider: noodle

HEY EVERYONE! Civ V is on sale this weekend!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

You can get the base game for $7.49 USD, and the Complete Collection with ALL DLC (which I highly recommend, as the DLC, particularly Brave New World, completely changes the game experience in the best way) for $12.49 USD.

So if you’ve been seeing us post about Civ and wanting to get into it, now is the perfect chance!

Edit: just adding that this offer should be available everywhere; if you check on Steam the prices should show up in your country’s currency! 

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OUR WINNER OF THE SHORT FILM CONTEST 

HEIST 

We liked this short because of the use of violence, the awesomeness of the world they created (young mobsters/casino robbers/special agents), and the light, fun of it. 

These are some other shorts we wanted to give attention too though 

FOR BEING AWESOME CIV BUSINESS COMMUNITY MEMBERS 

FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY (specifically all the shots at the end) 

FOR BEING AWESOME


We want to see people in 20 years in fields of film, music, and fashion say “Wow, Illegal Civ posted my video or my song or told me my clothes were cool” PRACTICE NOW, TRY NEW THINGS, MESS UP NOW, WHEN YOUR YOUNG IT’S COOL! YOU CAN JUST SAY, IM YOUNG I FUCKED UP When your old, it’s not cool to still be trying to figure out who you are.