In my previous entry on sex-negativity, I banned Anonymouse from the blog for his behavior on the comments thread. Before I banned him for trolling (i.e. if you still do something after I tell you not to do it X number of times, you’re being a troll and wasting everyone’s time), Anonymouse was whining that I present no plan for action on this blog, and that all I do is pointless theorizing.
My response was that my objective on this blog is not to be an activist hub. For one thing, I’m not involved on any activist ground floor and no one knows or cares who I am, so it’s not like I could help direct any group. For another thing, I don’t know much of anything about organizing activist groups and could only give very general advice on this topic.
What exactly is the point of this blog? Keep in mind that this blog is now more than seven years old, so the way I approach it has changed. Originally, I was just using it to think aloud, basically. I was off Goosing the Antithesis, I was kindof done with atheist blogging, and I wanted to go in a political direction. Throughout this blog, I started in the libertarian right, then became a mutualist, then a libsoc. This blog archives my progressive leftism to the point where I am now.
Then I discovered antinatalism, then radical feminism, and now this blog is mostly about those two things. Now I have been learning and writing about it and it’s been a real blast.
Look, I know this blog has never made anyone happy. The voluntaryists have not been happy about my conversion to mutualism, the mutualists have not been happy about my conversion to socialism or my antinatalism, and many antinatalists have not been happy about radical feminism. The fact is, I am a person who is very open to being proven wrong and very open to change, and that means I leave people behind. So this blog has never gathered much steam.
The end point is that if you’re not happy about the stuff I write, simply don’t come here. The subtitle of this blog used to be “you probably shouldn’t be here,” and I meant it. I am not out to censor people but I can’t accommodate the unhappy former fans. There’s not much I can do about that.
What’s the plan of action? What’s the call to arms? How do we topple the State, stop procreation, smash the Patriarchy’s penis, install suicide clinics and abortion clinics on every street corner, and so on and so forth? I really don’t know. It’s not my pessimism but just my ignorance, I really don’t have the knowledge of how to bring those things about.
All I care about is understanding things to the best of my ability and try to get to the core truths of a situation. If I can do that, I’m successful. But I’m just one person who can’t change the world. I know I can’t change anyone’s mind. I know I have some writing abilities and that I can explain my reasoning. That’s it.
If you want to call me a loser for that, or say that I’m not doing the right thing, well, I’m sorry. I don’t accept that judgment. Go tell someone who actually can influence other people. I am not that person and I will never be that person. Pretty much all I can reasonably expect is to help a person here and there understand my side of the arguments better. That’s the furthest reach of my abilities. But what’s wrong with that?