A Rule is to Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy

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21 Responses to “A Rule is to Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy”

  1. Christopher says:

    Needs more double negatives. 

  2. ZikZak says:

    There’s nothing about setting fire to cars or joining the black bloc

    Maybe not directly, but it’s a slippery slope when kids start thinking for themselves!  At first it’s “why should i take a bath?” but pretty soon it’s “why should I sit by and watch my future be gutted by corrupt oligarchs?”.  Teach conformity, it’s the only way to be safe!  Today’s unconventional thinker is tomorrow’s revolutionary outlaw!

  3. IronEdithKidd says:

    Bill Ayers’ review used almost all of the words that piss off tea party-types.  Plus, he’s Bill Ayers.  Just the name tosses a certain subset of wingnuttery into a fit of apoplexy. 

    • Defending Bill Ayers is not a winning move.  He’s exactly the kind of person who gives peaceful anarchists a bad name.

      That aside, trying to take back ‘anarchy’ is a waste of effort. As Chris alluded to above, defined who you are, not who you’re not.

      • IronEdithKidd says:

        Any defense of Mr. Ayers is purely a construct of your own interpretation.  I am amused anytime the far rightwing talking heads blow gaskets.  That is all.

      • jicksta says:

        The vast majority of anarchists are Libertarian Socialists. Libertarian Socialists have just as much they’re “for” as any other political philosophy. It’d be worth their effort informing others about their philosophy so misinformed people stop pretending old strawmen arguments have any relevance.

      • how can any anarchist give any of the rest a “bad name”? seeking acceptance from those who will only legitimise something backed up by a rent-fuelled hierarchy of armed thugs seems like a losing proposition.

        and so? we break.

  4. I’m worried that this won’t do much to instill anarchist traditions like forming rules by extensive discussions or ideological hair splitting.
    I doubt they show even one armchair!

  5. Chris Johnson says:

    “The” black bloc? Are we sure we know what a black bloc is?

  6. terminationshok says:

    This book is so sweet. I’m going to get one for the Noisebridge library.

  7. jhertzli says:

    Anarcho-capitalism? Teaching kids that regulation is bad?

  8. For the love of God, please stop using Tea Party as a synonym for authoritarian Country Club Republican.

  9. buying this for my kids. we’re learning anarchy together. I’m going to learn a LOT.

  10. Luke Homer says:

    A friend of mine gave Birth This week. I’m buying it for her new baby to read when she’s older :)

  11. sockdoll says:

    Rules are made to be broken.

  12. Chris Barrus says:

    Was a big fan of John and Jana’s Very Vicky comics way back. Happy to see them still creating cool books!

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