A new organization of radicals calling itself the Coalition for Restoring Anarchist Principles has come out with an endorsement of the Minnesota GOP’s lawsuit asking the State Supreme Court to order a shutdown of all Minnesota state government functions in the event that the Minnesota Legislator, controlled by the Republican Party, and DFL Governor Mark Dayton cannot reach an agreement on how to balance the state’s biennial budget by the June 30 deadline mandated by the Minnesota Constitution.
The anarchists’ support for the Republican position, which many view as extreme, has taken everyone by surprise, none more so than GOP state officials.
“This is totally unexpected news, of course, but we welcome the genuine support of everyone sincerely hoping to help restore America’s traditional values in the face of the growing threat of a socialist takeover by the Democrat Party under Barack Obama and Mark Dayton,” Tony Sutton, the GOP state chairman, said in a statement issued by his office earlier today.
“We hate socialists, too,” responded CRAP spokesperson, P. A. “Pete” Kropotkin. “So that’s at least one more thing we share with the Republican Party.”
Another issue that has helped move CRAP into the GOP camp is the Republican Party’s opposition to gay marriage; at the moment, the party is seeking to get an initiative on the ballot that would ban such unions under the Minnesota Constitution.
“We believe marriage is nothing more than a neo-feudal institution designed to maintain patriarchal oppression,” Kropotkin said. “We just hope the GOP expands its opposition to gay marriage into support for a constitutional amendment banning marriages of any kind in Minnesota, period, exclamation point.”
When asked about his coalition’s backing of the GOP lawsuit, Kropotkin explained, “The answer is simple. Anarchists oppose the existence of the state. We seek to dismantle all forms of organized government.
And, frankly, the Republicans are doing a lot better job of it right now than we ever have” he added.
“Of course, we speak for slightly different constituencies,” Kropotkin said. “We believe in a society ruled by ordinary people without government oversight or intervention. The GOP stands for a society run by plutocrats and multinational corporations without government oversight or intervention.
“Plus, we believe in using bombs to get our message across. The GOP is more of a concealed handgun crowd,” he noted. “But even so, I think we have a lot in common – don’t you?”