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Anarchist Twelve Traditions of Alcoholic Anonymous
November 8, 2003 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Anarchist Twelve Traditions of Alcoholic Anonymous. "Over the course of this short text the author shows beyond any reasonable doubt that Bill Wilson, the sainted pioneer of Alcoholics Anonymous, was a semi-closeted fan of Peter Kropotkin, the all-but-forgotten anarchist-communist writer and revolutionary."
posted by jester69 (11 comments total)

 
so long as he wasn't a commie lover...now I don't have to give up myh meetings, where, like all good anarchists, I can be told that I must give myself over to a higher power because I am a fuck-up. Pass the coffee and donuts and a few smokes, please.
posted by Postroad at 9:31 AM on November 8, 2003


Page 3 of "Attitudes of Animals in Motion" is like the 1881 version of "The Matrix".
posted by originalname37 at 9:56 AM on November 8, 2003


My comment came to the wrong thread somehow (it was meant for the previous). I'm not sure how I managed that. Please delete .
posted by originalname37 at 9:59 AM on November 8, 2003


Remember, it works if you work it. Oh yeah, and you are worth it. AA rocks, it's not in trouble at all, just like Linux, you can't kill something that can't be owned.
posted by kremb at 11:42 AM on November 8, 2003


it's not in trouble at all

I don't think the author is going off on AA at all, matter of fact, he seems to be in the organization. His main point seems to be that the organization was built using anarchist principles to some degree. Seems neither good nor bad to me really, though if true AA is perhaps the oldest and most successful anarchist type group there is.
posted by jester69 at 12:16 PM on November 8, 2003


I've read Kroptikin
does not make me no COMMIE.
posted by clavdivs at 2:29 PM on November 8, 2003


minus one
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posted by clavdivs at 2:47 PM on November 8, 2003


this is a no smoking thread , postroad.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:34 PM on November 8, 2003


McAnarchoAlanon™ !
posted by troutfishing at 11:50 PM on November 8, 2003


So it's not just a coincidence that Jack's story in Fight Club begins in 12-step meetings? Now there's some food for thought...
posted by skoosh at 8:30 AM on November 9, 2003


(asks ex-felon named Dan, with a previous bad meth problem to escourt trout outside)
posted by clavdivs at 9:00 AM on November 9, 2003


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