Every now and then I hear or read some anarchist talking about anarchist are anti-political, like I've seen it mentioned on anews and some podcasts. There was a question on here about "anti-political thought" too. On this surface, it seems straight forward, but when I think about it for a second, it doesn't make any sense to me. Mainly because wouldn't the act of writing about anti-political thought and/or advocating about an anti-political tendency be a political act in of itself? Very confusing.Also, is there a difference between apolitical and anti-political in anarchist jargon? What is the term anti-political by itself suppose to mean? I'm dun confused
it's only confusing in the broader way of using the word "politics", because an outwardly expressed "anti-political" position is in a sense a political action.
Anarchists would probably scoff when people say "humans are a political animal" because it's this kind of thinking that justifies electoral systems and laws, but everything that people say has some sort of effect on the way other people think. Hence, an anti-political position is also a political position, which makes perfect sense to me, but contradictions and inconsistencies can be disturbing to some.