On the one hand it is necessary to engage in oppositional politics to corporate and state power (taking power). However, if we only engage in the politics of taking power, we will have a tendency to replicate the hierarchical structures in our movements. Consequently, it is also important to “make power” by creating those structures within our organizations, movements and communities that model the world we are trying to create… However, if we “make power” without also trying to “take power”, then we ultimately support the political status quo by failing to dismantle those structures of oppression that will undermine all our attempts to make power.
Andrea Smith, from ‘Native American Feminism, Sovereignty and Social Change’
Listen up, liberals.
Listen up, manarchists.