i've found a relevant quote from contrapoints that i'll share with you. contapoints has several videos on youtube on various topics from fascism to transphobia. she is not explicitly anarchist, but has a lot critique that is useful to anarchists.
"[fascism] mixes nordic, celtic and greco-roman imagery together as if all historical European ethnicities are interchangeable. but this is a fictional unification that only makes sense under the relatively modern concept of whiteness. and if you unweave that fictional unity, it becomes pretty hard to take seriously the utopian vision of a white nation"
this hits at part but not all of the issue. some others being: the continuation of capitalism; and the fascist censoring of "degenerate" art.
A core aspect of the fascist ideology is culture and cultural superiority. Of course they're going to try to exploit your observation that's a wee bit similar to the OG's of fascism observation a hundred years ago or so. I mean, culture encourages nationalism to a degree.I'm still not sure of what you're asking, but if you really want to counter fascist propaganda, I think it'd be a good idea to have a rudimentary understanding of fascism. I imagine it would surprise you that fascism (italian fascism) itself rejected the concept of race and cared more about the culture and "spirit" of the nation among other things. In other words, fascists are cultural nationalists, so beware! Although, it does attract racists to it, like nazism being a form of it and embraced the idea of race and racial superiority. I think it's an error to assert fascism is just this white nationalism thing as that quote implies.
yeah becoming a wiccan, pagan, animist etc. is alright but not really what i'm looking for.
commonly this is an individualized practice, rarely involving groups larger than a family unit. further, these practices are usually pretty benign as far as [insert your name for the thing we all hate] is concerend. what does it care if you worship the christian god, a greek god or no god. start a program to feed urban black kids, and you'll quickly gain its attention. not all of culture is based on aesthetics, but on practical concerns. it could be argued that food not bombs is a cultural practice. though, i'm certainly open to being proven wrong; this is thought that just popped into my head.
i'm not sure why most of the response so far have been against culture. what's wrong with shared practices and values? as long as the practices work to ensure freedom for the individual members i don't see a problem.
The alienation concept is ultimately what better got me to understand "the anarchists" and anarchist philosophy. To live and to not be able to express yourself, or to feel disconnected from the things that other people are saying and doing is not fully living.
So, when I have this feeling that I'm living in a world that is alien to me, I find that I can do the fallowing things:
-I can engage with the things that I don't like and learn about them.
-I can disconnect myself from the things that I don't like (but seriously, this has been very problematic for me, because there are so many things that I don't like!)
-I can acknowledge the thing that I don't like, realizing that I can't do away with it or destroy it, and just think about it until i don't (honestly this is the most common recourse of my actions and I'm kinda sick of it)
Even though I don't like it, "the fascists" have occupied a lot of my thought since both anarchists and leftists (the latter whom i still have some personal and philosophical affinity with even though i decided it was best for me to divorce myself of activist politics) have been talking about it so much and the problem is very troubling. Clearly, anyone who believes that people with european credentials are the superior race has not given enough contemplation to how much european people can suck. I am not talking about fascists and white supremacists in particular especially since obvious racists remarks are pretty rare now adays, but when it comes to other people experiencing misery in alienation, i find the best way to help them come to a better state is to help them sift through whatever is making them miserable like a therapist.
I'm still not convinced that any sort of collective political action is going to solve any of this on the larger level of society. For example, one of the last activist meetings was at a local off branch of an Occupy Wall Street, of which I was a fairly attentive participant. I recall one of the other people there saying that they were toning down the radical-ness of something they were saying "not to alienate" people with a more conservative viewpoint. However, I can't really imagine how I would "tone down" something that I was saying without in a way alienating myself.
Society and capitalism are clearly embodiments of alienation...and i don't think breaking off from the economy by growing your own food and making your own stuff is really a bad idea overall, i think that if the concept of anarchism is to be taken seriously at all it's necessary to atleast experiment in self-sufficiency.