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Against prostitution: An interview with Cherry Smiley from the Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry

by S.D. in collaboration with Média Recherche Action

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Um... Anti-sex? This is too


Um... Anti-sex? This is too close to "1984" for comfort. But was that a weird joke?

So what is it that those “anarchist traitors” did to the Native women... are they abusing and brutalizing prostitutes, sending them to jail and taking away their children in the process? No, it’s authoritarians of the State who do that, the bureaucrats and their goons, being the biggest defenders of criminal, abusive forms of prostitution, in the same way as they support slave labor for refugees and prisoners, and the control over drug trade from behind the scene. But no single word from the “Anti-sex Committee” about that.

Prostitution, chemical drugs and alcohol are plaguing and destroying Native communities, it’s a fact for sure. All supported by the Ministry of Indian Affairs and the RCMP, and the capitalist rats within the Native communities that they defend. But for some reason it’s the anarchist and the radical militants who are the traitors, and all those who seek to develop self-defense and empowerment of prostitutes.

This is a trademark of PROVOCATEURS to never accuse their superiors, who’ll instead go down on the rebellious people, thus taking part in “divide and conquer” tactics. I know there are many of those collaborators among Native people, and that’s been the way of British imperialism worldwide of assimilating the colonized to their power structure.

There's no such thing as "pro-sex" anarchists that "promote prostitution", but there sure are anarchist prostitutes, just like contract workers in general, for whom that’s their autonomous way of earning a living, and feeding their children. Who else than despotic bureaucrats and fascists would blame them for keeping it between themselves and their clients? Who are they harming, really?

Dictatorship of an organic “collective” is fascism, no matter how one pretends its part of some traditional native culture. Here Cherry Smiley (is this a joke name, for a joke reactionary action?) talks against the “evil” of self-empowerment and individualism. But capitalist society is anti-individualist too, you know... so is rape culture, where women are seen as mere pieces of sexual merchandise, and not unique persons with a life, a personal story, sensitivity and consciousness. The individual does not exist in fascism, and its the direction of capitalism takes all the time, to format and repress the individual, eventually to eradicate it.

A case of Leftism gone wrong, beyond belief...

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