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    Meta-Anarchism, or M-A is an Off-Compass form of anarchism that rejects a singular definition of anarchy in favor of a radically pluralistic, experimentalist approach. It advocates for an ever-changing, kaleidoscopic society called the Collage, which consists of many different stateless societies, each unique in form and structure.

    M-A believes that every societal structure should be a direct expression of free desire of all those who comprise it, and not an imposition of someone's desire over desire of others. Thus, it strives to foster "free flow of political desire", where systems are constantly assembled, reassembled and disassembled in an experimental, voluntary, playful manner.


    Beliefs

    Meta-anarchists, much like many other anarchists and libertarians, believe that the most preferable political system is one in which everyone can freely and autonomously organize in accordance with their own desire. However, Meta-Anarchism doesn't define a one-for-all solution for creating such a system, as Volu.png Voluntaryism does with free markets or AnSynd.png Anarcho-Syndicalism does with syndicates. Instead, M-A envisions an indefinite plurality of approaches to stateless self-governance, where everyone freely adopts what they find most suiting for themselves — or invents something entirely new.

    Meta-Anarchism claims that there can't be "one true anarchy". It proposes that anarchy should be viewed more as a fluid multiplicity, which one cannot precisely define or pin down. In this sense M-A is inspired by writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, whose philosophy is prominent for its emphasis on fluidity and radical departure from rigid, singular structures.

    Being a post-structuralist ideology, Meta-Anarchism treats any definite model or terminology with suspicion, so it generally avoids terms such as "left" or "right". It views attempts to universally prescribe any societal model as futile and potentially totalitarian, characterizing such attempts as "structural fascism".

    A political system most desired by meta-anarchists is called the Collage. The Collage consists of multiple anarchist societies and stateless polities, continuously intermingling with each other and birthing new ones. The main difference between the Collage and Panarchy.png Panarchy is that the former places much more emphasis on the necessity for well-developed decentralized governance and overall "cultural ambience of anarchism"; as dominance of centralized structures usually breeds coercion and suppression of desire.

    Meta-anarchists try to foster the emergence of the Collage by networking different anarchist and libertarian initiatives, transgressing established ideological affiliations in the process. In that sense, Meta-Anarchism resembles both Synthesisanarchy.png Left Synthesis Anarchism and SynAn-LibRight.png Right Synthesis Anarchism, except that Meta-Anarchism tries to reconcile anarchist ideologies regardless of their position on the compass — or off the compass, for that matter. In addition to that, M-A tends to view differing anarchist societal ideals not as rivals, but in terms of how they could comprise the Collage together.

    Meta-Anarchism, in general, does not oppose all hierarchical relations like Soul.png Soulism. Rather, it proposes that some forms of relations that are regarded as "hierarchical" may actually be an expression of genuine desire of its participants — for example, in role-playing games of various kinds, or in apprenticeship. So, hierarchies should be treated with caution to prevent suppression of one's desire and autonomy, but trying to get rid of hierarchies universally will likely lead to even more tyranny than before.

    Some meta-anarchists view the concept of "hierarchy" itself as dysfunctional, saying that abusing it leads to imposition of a symbolic order that suppresses actual anarchic tendencies. For example, when we view a family only in hierarchical terms, we risk disregarding any free, anarchic relations within that family, thus suppressing the potential of those anarchic tendencies to grow and flourish. Instead, a meta-anarchist may prefer to use the term "assemblage" when describing all kinds of relations, regardless of how they're structured — hierarchically or not. So that way, there's less focus on the exact structure of a given assemblage; and more focus on whether desire in an assemblage is suppressed or, on the contrary, freely articulated in the structure of the assemblage.

    Meta-Anarchism is generally accepting of every kind of anarchist or libertarian ideology, as long as they don't impose themselves as obligatory universal solutions. Even more, it might easily mingle with ideologies and ideas which are not explicitly anarchist, as M-A does not rely on strict categories — instead preferring to follow spontaneous flows of imaginative political desire. Meta-anarchists tend to believe that a set of ideas does not necessarily have to be labeled as "anarchist" in order to contain liberatory potential. Being largely inspired by Deleuzo-Guattarian schizoanalysis, M-A proposes: what matters most is actual dynamics of desire, in all its kaleidoscopic complexity, and not labels and categories that we ascribe to this dynamics in order to simplify and control it. Meta-Anarchism is willing to creatively mix different ideologies, freely combine their aspects to invent new ones, and always be on the frontier of liberatory political imagination.

    Personality

    Meta-Anarchism is very prolific and joyful, though they has a hard time focusing; it often bursts into weirdly structured, overly enthusiastic rants, littered with cryptic Deleuzian terminology such as "body without organs" or "lines of flight". She tends to characterize any kind of interactions in terms of "desire", likely with reference to desiring-production. They also love to constantly use the word "anarchies" in the plural form.

    He prefers to hang out with more strange and obscure anarchist ideologies such as Front.png Anarcho-Frontierism or Anmona.png Anarcho-Monarchism, rather than well-established and mainstream ones. Some even say that xe occasionally mingles with non-anarchist ideologies such as Accel.png Accelerationism. She is usually very affable towards all ideologies it considers capable of liberating political desire in one way or another. But when it comes to dealing with totalitarian and structurally fascistic tendencies, M-A may get eerily menacing — intimidating any such systems with the enigmatic threat of "deterritorialization", whatever that means.

    Meta-Anarchism is generally attracted by any kind of unorthodox political thought, and is always trying to think of unusual ways to organize stateless societies — often arriving at visions which others may consider too absurd or utopian, or just simply incomprehensible. When M-A tries to facilitate dialogue between different anarchist and libertarian ideologies, it employs similarly bizarre, speculative visions of pluralistic coexistence, often to visible confusion of those to whom said visions are proposed.

    How to Draw

    1. draw a ball
    2. make the background white
    3. draw a few variously colored dots inside the ball
    4. draw the eyes and you're done!
    Color Name RGB HEX
    White 255, 255, 255 #FFFFFF
    Decrepit blue 155, 206, 217 #9BCED9
    cyan 118, 207, 234 #76CFEA
    light blue 68, 207, 243 #44CFF3
    death worship green 192, 232, 139 #C0E88B
    almost violet 177, 172, 232 #b1ACE8
    red? 239, 153, 147 #EF9993
    seafoam green 114, 232, 198 #72E8C6

    Obviously these do not have to be done in order, as that would impose a symbolic strata which restrains the free flow of desire.

    Relationships

    Friends

    • Post-Left Anarchism.png Post-Left Anarchism - The future of anarchism lies beyond the rigid allegiance to so-called "leftist politics"!
    • Post-an.png Post-Anarchism - It seems you're the only one who actually resonates with my manic rants on post-structuralism and continental philosophy.
    • Antcomp.png Anti-Realism - The compass is a restrictive model which inhibits the free flow of political desire. Anti-Realist Gang
    • Synthesisanarchy.png Left Synthesis Anarchism - You know how it feels when everyone are stuck to their little ideological boxes. So why restrain yourself to your quadrant?
    • SynAn-LibRight.png Right Synthesis Anarchism - See above. Also, maybe talk with your parent more?
    • Front.png Anarcho-Frontierism - Reatively combining aspects of both left and right anarchism? Establishing new stateless societies on uncharted land? A very based fella.
    • Egoism.png Egoism - Acting out of your own authentic desire is based. Although, I'm not so sure about your Nihilism and Dialectics.
    • Anmona.png Anarcho-Monarchism - I love your unusual approach to anarchy. I'd certainly would like to try building an anarchist monarchy — at least once, just for fun.
    • Antao.png Taoist Anarchism - The Anarchy that can be spoken is not the Anarchy.
    • Cryptan.png Crypto-Anarchism - What if we use the principles of free open-source software development in societal organization?
    • Soul.png Soulism - It's very cool that you want to free desire from all restraints, but I think you're obsessed with hierarchies too much.
    • Panarchy.png Panarchism - Every person being able to freely choose the system they live in? Brilliant idea! But I wouldn't count on centralized systems so much.
    • At least tries to be friends with every kind of anarchist and libertarian ideology

    Frenemies

    • Awaj.png Anarchism - I love you, granny, but not in an Oedipal way. You're pretty dogmatic at times.
    • Accel.png Accelerationism - You want to deterritorialize everything, regardless of consequences? I don't think it will liberate desire that much, actually.
    • Prim.png Primalism - Hey, assemblages in the non-human realm are pretty diverse and pluralistic. Keep it up. Although, maybe, a little less coercion?
    • POSTHUMANISMICON.png Post-Humanism - Probably the neatest way to become a body without organs. Although, please don't coercively subjugate all organic matter, OK?

    Enemies

    • Any form of totalitarianism
    • Illum.png Illuminatism - Imposing the desire of one small group of people over the entire planet? Prepare to be deterritorialized, you despotic Dorito chip!
    • Corp.png Corporatocracy - You abuse markets to capture and exploit everyone else's desire for your own gain.
    • Neoliberal-icon.png Neoliberalism - You're suppressing desire ubiquitously by imposing a global order centered around attractors of power.
    • THETI.png Transhumanist Ego Theocratic Imperialism - This... thing proves that making even the Ego itself a universal principle can also lead to tyranny.

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