This blog is a collection of all things I write about, which includes a broad range of topics. Some posts are about organizing for radical social change, including all degrees from abstract theory to concrete organizing tips and strategies. I’m a member of the anti-capitalist labor union the Industrial Workers of the World, and some of the organizing and political writing on here may reflect that position and be directed towards other people in that organization. Some posts are about political theory pertaining to power, liberalism, capitalism, and such things. Some posts are about research projects I’m pursuing in science and philosophy. I’ve tried to organize the tags and categories in such a way as to make it easily navigable.
The articles on this blog are not bite-sized or flashy. The writing mostly springs from needs I have for content that doesn’t exist and that I think is valuable to write about in some depth. If not for other things demanding time in my life, I’d aspire to a more professional level of quality in my writing. Perhaps I’ll return to some of the content here in the future to edit it and, if I think any of it is valuable, even consider publishing some of it.
The name of this blog is a reference to power and that to meaningfully change society you have to build and exercise your own power to fight those currently in power. This does not necessarily require taking power by seizing the state through electoral or other means but rather building popular and grassroots power. Many are apprehensive about building and wielding power, and while I think there is reason for caution and care, I see no other way around it. We have to fight fire with fire and power with power.