The Black Bloc Have Honoured Me With A Personalized Chant!

Anarchist Joey- more to come on him!

There’s a funny thing about Toronto’s anarcho-primitivist community. On the one hand, they are complete attention whores- putting on a show for every TV camera they see. But, every time they see me with a camera, they feel the need to swear, issue threats, and try to block my filming. Even in a crowd where dozens of people are taking pictures…

I was walking along College Street, casually filming the crowds chanting ¬†yesterday when one of their leaders decided to go all Dave Vasey on me and try to block my filming. I wasn’t filming anything in-particular, but this guy decided it was necessary to start issuing threats.

There is a lot of repressed anger among the anarcho-primitivist crowd…

Prior to this incident, the Bloc had chanted about three issues- making love with the police, revolution, and student fees. This was a nice change really, typically they only chant about their love for the police. That said, it would great if they could come-up with one for the bankers one day!

So imagine how surprised, and honoured, I was when I heard they made-up a special chant just for yours truly! I caught it all on video for you my dear readers- have a look!

I’m guessing, that if I were an anarcho-primitivist, this chant would have bothered me- I’ve just learned that the word ‘goof’ is one of the worst insults that can be found in Canadian prison slang.

That said, this isn’t really a problem for me- when I go to a demonstration, I’m always sure to follow Abbie Hoffman’s top two pieces of advice for revolutionaries:

I’ve never gone all Alex Hundert and found myself in jail, so I’m gleefully ignorant of prison slang. Perhaps, if these guys could see past all of the brainwashing and groupthink of their peers, they’d find themselves in the same position…

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    • Celina on May 23, 2012 at 22:35
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    I don’t want to be a part of these immature little bully brat kids revolution. How fucking cruel!

    1. Thanks for your support – but, I don’t view them as being cruel to me. I’m actually honoured!

      Think about it, they chant about the police, Mao Zedong, and me! Not even Harper has been honoured with his own chant!

  1. Reblogged this on NonviolentConflict.

    • D. Casseur on May 26, 2012 at 22:59
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    It’s pretty absurd that you keep quoting Hoffman’s maxim about not getting caught, seeing as you’ve done anything remotely revolutionary that would merit fear of state reprisal. Same with going to prison: it’s not that you’re super at evasion, it’s just that you constantly come out against anything considered illegal or violent, to the point where you champion the police and even the fucking Queen. In fact, how can you even consider yourself a revolutionary of any variety? You are the very portrait of the status quo.

    All that is pretty funny, but the funniest thing is your use of the term “anarcho-primitivist”, as though you have the faintest notion of what that means. Google harder Renouf; primitivists are roundly rejected in all the anarchist circles in T.O. i’ve traveled in. Saying all anarchists are primitivists is akin to saying all Occupiers are batshit, George Soros obsessed conspiracy theorists who are so insufferable and vapid that their wives leave them. See what i did there? Same fallacy.

    I know you won’t post this, but you will read it, so I figured, why not poke a hole or two in your masturbatory self-delusion?

    1. I setup and led a demonstration that blockaded PM Stephen Harper in a building for 1.5 hours.

      What have you done?

      Oh, and the vast majority of people who still call themselves occupiers in Toronto & Vancouver are batshit. lol

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