I’m into any kind of theory that forces me to be critical of my own assumptions. I’m incredibly far to the left of most people, and post-left anarchy is often just the “Fuck you.” to the authority of left-wing thinking that I need to shake up and re-orient my own personal political convictions. Post-anarchy is also something I’m into, simultaneous with strains of actual anarchy! Oh no, someone call the ideology police! He’s not post-anarchist enough to enjoy reading post-anarchist theory! He’s not jazz enough to admire Thelonious Monk!
C’mon anon, how are you ever going to critique any other view if you can’t critique your own? And how are you going to defend yourself civilly against ideological attacks from neocon pro-capitalist losers if you can’t even defend yourself civilly from other anarchists? It’s a big problem among leftists, the divided “Oh I’m a communist I don’t associate with anarchists.” kind of stance, where you can swap out “communist” and “anarchist” for nearly any left-wing ideology and all of a sudden it’s like right vs. left where both sides think the other is right wing somehow. Losing allies through ideological snobbery is the height of bougie/upper crust cliqueyness, and it comes naturally to a lot of middle class (and upper class/”ex-upper class”) leftists.
People on the ground fighting oppression engage in solidarity and love with everyone who is being denied solidarity and love, lines in the sand come when rich kids who think they’ve read all the right books come to take a steaming shit in a revolution’s front yard and call it science.