a paper that is about to come out in black seed makes (as a side comment) the point that being indecipherable is a better position for anarchists.
arguably this is also the take that guy debord (of situationists fame) took (hence his aphoristic writing).
all my rational arguments follow that line.
it seems to me that there is no doubt whatsoever that our enemies (define them how you will) are far better at taking whatever information we put into the world, and using it effectively (always against us, even if it seems not), than we are.
this bypasses the question of whether the media are our enemies or not. (of course some individual people in the media are not, but most probably are, and regardless... the structure of media institutions doesn't allow for our friends to have much impact, but all that is not so important if publicly sharing information is (almost) always a bad idea.)
but of course in real life we are not so clearly enemies and not-enemies, so...
i will say that the most exciting moment in occupy oakland for me was when the occupiers physically kicked out the media. much more exciting than rejecting the cops (not to downplay that either, of course).
my perfect vision of counter-narratives includes yiddish.
or any other of the pidgins that came into being for people who had to be able to talk to each other without their enemies understanding what they were saying.
false motherfucking cognates, bitches. that's the shit.
but that takes the kind of strong subculture that we haven't had since the german/russian immigrants. sigh.