Zach Frailey Escobar
Zach Frailey Escobar is a communist dock worker and sociology student living in San Diego. You can find more of his work at redhorizon.home.blog
Cultivating Organic Leadership: A Critique of Anarchism Within BLM
During the George Floyd rebellion, anarchist politics inspired a brand of "leaderless" organizing which was counterposed to the Democrat/NGO model of the "peaceful protest." While a horizontalist politics of revolt is a welcome departure from liberal moralizing against those who defend themselves against the capitalist state, it has proved insufficient to the historic challenges we face. Instead, socialists and anti-racists need to build democratic organizations that can formulate strategic perspectives and mobilize masses of people according to a common program.
Zach Frailey EscobarDecember 29, 2020