This is a support circle for people practicing or wishing to practice RA. Living out anarchist principles in a world full of rules, coercion and privatization is tough, and relationship anarchists face different sets of struggles and issues. This is a place for us to support each other, share our stories and learnings and provide mutual aid.
Anarchism is the rejection of the idea that others should govern us. Specifically that there is a ruling state that controls and governs it’s citizens. As Noam Chomsky puts it:
“That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met.”
In relationship anarchism then, there is a rejection of the idea that others can or should determine what our relationships, care, or love look like.
“The state is not something which can be destroyed by a revolution, but is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of human behaviour; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.” — Gustav Landauer