This shit rocks. It wasn’t from this, but when I learned a few years back about how they do constitutional reforms it was really an inspiring thing to learn about.
yeso There’s never going to be political buy in to these ideas, they can only succeed if channeled through popular social movements, and alienating and perplexing slogans aren’t going to gain much purchase imo
I think there’s at least some merit to some slogans which are provocative on purpose, at least on an individual level. Again, I don’t know about family abolition (there has got to be a better way to encapsulate those ideas), but I’ll go to bat for police and prison abolition as, I guess, words that I’m not afraid to say in public I guess (once said ’em within earshot of a cop AMA). I do think there is some merit to the idea of alluding to a completely different social paradigm as well as what has now become an intellectual tradition. I also think it’s at least equally as self defeating to intentionally try and sneak a more radical ideology into more innocuous or palatable terms, since you’re not going to be met halfway in the first place. The difficult part following the act of provocation is to be able to argue for it under scrutiny, which I guess can be dogged as well as not, shall we say, consistently even any good.