“Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love” –Che
The name of this blog came from two things. The first and foremost being the Anarchist/Autonomist/Anti-Authoritarian People of Color (APOC) tendency with which I have been an adherent to since the 2009 midwestern U$ farm season after hearing Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin talk and caucusing with him at the Anarchist Finding Our Roots Conference that spring, then reading his seminal Anarchism and the Black Revolution. That fall, after the farm season ended for me, I became involved with the third Chicago APOC group.
The second part came from a discussion with two long time comrades and farm friends when I suggested perhaps Che was being ridiculous when he said “that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.”
I feel like I’ve been drifting away from the APOC tendency slowly but surely for a while. As I did the research in an attempt to start a writing project on Shin’ya Ono, one of the people I wrote, Fred Ho, introduced me to some other new ideas ranging from Revolutionary Luddism, to Eco-Socialism and suggested I check out the work of ex-Black Panther Russell Maroon Shoats. Building ideology is always an ongoing process for me, but at this point I do feel like I should probably stop writing under the rubric of APOC and focus on the possibilities of different tendencies and an in depth study of where the last couple of decades of political struggle have brought us.