W. posted the quite interesting Crimethinc. critique »Rethinking Crimethinc.« on Anarkismo. I kind of waited for such a critique and am going to write one in the near future, but I think its not that simply as W. writes.
Although I agree with W. in most of his points, I think Crimethinc. shouldn’t be reduced to dropping out, dumpster diving and so on. There are a lot of really intersting and usefull texts by crimethincers, in fact I think the traditional and “more crimethinc.” anarchrist movement should learn from each other.
I completly disagree with the concept of dropping out as an general revolutionary Act, but it can be exactly as revolutionary, if drop outs do not just sit around, eat garbage and feel liberated but use their time for antipolitical activities, as anarcho-syndicalist union organisation (just an example for the traditional movement). The Crimethinc. critiques of the traditional movement are often a bit over the edge but they often have some truth in it. The traditional movement often really is too much fixated on the history (spanish civilwar) but that doesn’t mean that we have to reject our history! Our history is important because it shows us where we’d come from and what we did wrong in the past times, also we should pay tribute to all anarchists before us, without them these ideas of freedom and self-organisation would be lost today. But we shouldn’t forget to focus, mainly, on the world today.
So my personal opinion is: Crimethinc. has some good points which shouldn’t be ignored. On the same hand the traditional anarchist movement has some good points that shouldn’t be ignored so… lets have a mixture of all the good points and voila maybe that could really help the anarchist movement overall.
In diesem sinne: für den Pop-Syndikalismus!