“The ballot is only a bullet in another form. An appeal to the majority is an appeal to brute force. . . . Instead of actually fighting over questions, it is more economical to count noses and see which side … Continue reading
This is a booklet against elections, parties, constitutional government and voting. It reprints eight essays on Anarchist politics by Charles W. Johnson, Kevin Carson, and Roderick T. Long – and a special guest appearance by Randolph Bourne – on the failure of electoral politics, the structural limits that quarantine and neutralize any threat of reform from within party politicking, and the possibility and promise of radical activism and d.i.y. social transformation, beyond the quagmire of majoritarian votes, party politicking, political lobbying, legalistic reforms and elected government.
If we are going to get out from under, it will take new efforts that bypass electoral politics and strike at the root of the matter — by denying the warfare State the material support that it needs to sustain itself.