June 14, 2021
From Anarchist News
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Rune Soup

Politics As Religion, Ressentiment and Identitarianism: Finding the Ekumen with Rhyd Wildermuth

Something a bit different and exciting this week in lieu of a normal show. One of the things the premium members will be doing over the coming month is participating in calls and Q&As with thinkers who have something to share or contribute to this notion of operating at the level of the living field.

First cab off the rank is none other than Rhyd Wildermuth. Finding The Ekumen gets its name from Ursula K. Le Guin’s space utopia, effectively an anarchist version of Star Trek’s far more militant United Federation of Planets. So if we are going to have a series of discussions beyond traditional politics, we should begin with a discussion of what politics is, what it isn’t and where it might be that you come in. I can think of no one better than Rhyd for that chat, so here it is!

Big thanks to Rhyd and the members for participating! This is obviously a video discussion if you would prefer to watch on YouTube or Odysee.

Further Reading

  • Rhyd’s Substack.
  • Rhyd’s essay, Here Be Monsters.
  • Saul Newman’s Anarchism and the Politics of
    Ressentiment
    .
  • Theworks of Silvia Federici.
  • Human Scale.
  • Postmodern Anarchism in the Novels of Ursula K. Le Guin.
  • Against Identity Politics.



  • Source: Anarchistnews.org