Things are different, but things are also remarkably familiar feeling.Echoing dot, there is a shift in demographics and focus - As a young'n (I am specifically thinking probably about 9th grade on ~ `1990 - present) I came to anarchy because the cool kids (it was an alternative school) had circle-A's on their skate shoes and binders, and a certain punk singer in a band I'd been slowly getting it to for a few years already had boldly stated that he "was an anarchiste". I didn't even totally know what that meant (and as far as I knew, the band Black Flag was named after an insecticide). Identity politics in that scene were a thing (Riot Grrl, etc), but they felt less authoritarian, even while the feminism was still clearly second-wave white college educated feminism (not that I saw it that way then) and the depth and breadth of analysis around queerness, race, etc left something to be desired (at least in the terrible Pacific Northwest suburbs I was living in).Antifa (or it's US predecessor, Anti-Racist Action) was a thing, and the same criticisms would've held true then, though no one I knew was making them, and for reasons that lead me to be maybe more symapthetic than some to the myopic perspective of Antifa - I knew real people who went from punk to Nazi skin in about three moves on the moral chessboard. Nazis still rolled in to punk shows looking for fights sometimes. I know people only a bit older than me who were involved in drive-bys (both doing and on the receiving end) related to combating Nazis. The memory of the shoot out between the FBI and Robert Matthews of The Order, was still fresh (even though it was half a decade previous), Richard Butler was holding court just across the state line in Idaho with the Aryan Nations, in Portland, OR open street fighting between punks & anarchists and the Nazis was just to be expected. Shit, KKK literature regularly appeared in the affluent neighborhoods I lived and worked in, and I went to school with teens who openly advocated for white separatism. All that is to say that I understand why many people currently feel like fighting Nazis and fascism ought to be central to current anarchism, even if I would put a question mark where they would put an exclamation point.The internet also happened. This is both positive and negative. If you were going to be an anarchist 28 years ago (so 89/90ish?), it meant a lot of isolation, it meant working to meet people with similar ideas. ANews (or IGD, or Crimethinc, at least as it now exists, or what have you) didn't exist. There were zines and some newspapers and journals, but even that shit was hard to find. I first found not punk-centric anarchist stuff because I recognized titles of papers or magazines (Love & Rage, AJODA, Fifth Estate) or the names of authors (Emma, Chomsky) from punk sources like Profane Existence. I learned about a lot of the ideas that were formative from record inserts from labels like Excursion Records, PE, or Dischord and bands like Crass (etc.)I am not going to say that it is easy to get connected with anarchyland now (I doubt it is), but the lack of resources led to a great diversity of what people thought anarchy should look like, a lot of cross pollinated, but distinctly localized sorts of action. I know people who think it was better being something one had to almost go on a quest to find, personally, I'm not sure. I am excited when teens have a rudimentary awareness of anarchism (even if I don't like the -ism, even if it ain't my corner of that big tent). I love having resources like http://theanarchistlibrary.org available. And... that searching, that figuring out what I would consume based on raw ingredients, as opposed to being presented with a menu of options I could order, was important to my development.