Let‘s be honest. The implementation of our project See our Agenda. will remove the right of the so-called «elites» to leech off other people’s labor. The «elite» will lose its privileged position and cease to exist as a social phenomenon.
But as of now, power is in their hands. Having felt some sort of emerging new threat, they will try to preserve the old obsolete order at all costs. They will use all the means they have: from restrictive legislation that punishes any attempt to seek social justice by law, to a direct coup that dictates the will of the richest to the majority by force of arms.
The vast historical experience, from ancient times to the present, points to this conclusion.
A confrontation with the repressive apparatus of the current political system is inevitable at some point in our future. We have to prepare for it in advance and resort to some very unusual methods.
Anonymity means creating the maximum number of obstacles to discovering an identity of a participant of the project.
It is impossible to guarantee total anonymity, but it is possible to make the deanonymisation I.e. identification. process very difficult even for people with the resources and skills of special services.
Anonymity is our first line of defense in case of unwanted attention from those who would protect the old order, while they still have power.
However, as in all other things, it is important to keep balance. Any collective action is incompatible with the highest realistically achievable level of anonymity, since even the slightest bit of information (like the date and time of contact) is by itself a slight deanonymisation.
At the same time, our strategy, for the most part, does not require significant deanonymisation, such as revealing the name or other information that allows to quickly identify a participant.
Decentralization means that the project does not have a single center.
Traditional centralized command, familiar to pretty much anyone, has formed due to a number of historical reasons:
- The lack of fast communications and information processing, which precludes the ability to coordinate decisions with all interested parties. At the start of the XXI century this is not an issue even for most of the Third World countries.
- The large intellectual gap between the «center» and the subservient «periphery». Social achievements of the XX century has lifted the educational level among us - the common people - quite significantly. We suppose that anyone who is interested in our project is capable of understanding its concepts at least in general, which makes him or her more or less our equal.
Therefore, both main reasons for having a centralized command structure are not a problem for us. At the same time, decentralized structure solves two important goals:
- It is the next line of defense after anonymity. It is quite probable that sooner or later the repressive apparatus of the system will be able to identify and neutralize some of the project's participants. This must not lead to the interruption of the project or reveal other participants.
- Initial planning with a decentralized structure in mind allows to apply this experience globally at the final stage of the project. This will safeguard the new social order from turning into yet another authoritarian regime governed from a single center.
Realistically speaking, ideal decentralization is as impossible as ideal anonymity. Different people have different skills and abilities, and some objectives are impossible to accomplish in a completely decentralized structure. This means that a certain division of labor according to experience, skills and opportunities of various participants and collectives is still inevitable.
Self-sufficiency means that every participating collective is capable of acting autonomously from other collectives.
The obvious consequence of having autonomous collectives is that the whole project is independent from any other organizations or resources.
The self-sufficiency principle requires the participants to:
- Solve local objectives while relying on their own resources, without any help «from the top», especially since the very structure of the project precludes the existence of any «top level».
- In a critical situation, when contact with other collectives is lost, continue working towards the objectives of the project.
- In case of total and final loss of contact be ready to rebuild the project from scratch.
If the project satisfies all these requirements, it will be resistant to any complications that may arise.