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1  Preface: In a Place...
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10  Cute ‘n Cuddly Animal Friend(s)
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15  First (Gr)Aid
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,"=(%"%5(!0(7'%3#'(%0.!%"%$(&%=#$/(!9"!'($%37+..1)%%*+(!(% 17  Social War & the Playground Affect
23  Mutal Aid: A Cartoon
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)<)0-%+1$=. and found food for both of us!
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being extra careful not to scare her.

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what is playground anarchy? 8;'''''I:#*&'%!-#'5#'"!"$1%'($#3?'+)%'%,#'5!$"+50'
Before we can answer this question, we must ask: what is play? #:#*&'%!-#'5#'3%#'+)*':#4#%39/#(0'#:#*&'%!-#'5#'
Play is the antithesis of work. Work is the art of an exploit- "!"'+)*',+-#5+*?0'53('3':!6%+*&'2+*'+)*'.3*#$%(;'
ative science. It tugs at the reigns of capital, conducting its G!-!/3*/&0'#-.!*#'!('-3*?#"'9&'%,#'.*+")6%!+$'+2'
movements, speed and flow, carrying with it the hearse of $+$7#:#$%(;''I:#*&'%!-#'5#'"!"$1%'.)%'+$'%,#'-3(?0'
companionship. It tramples our natural sociality, but binds us
#:#*&'%!-#'5#'*#(!4$#"'+)*(#/:#('%+'%,#'-3*6,0'
in a common hatred. Play is the revitalization of life; of our
dreams and our desires. It is the rejection of the necessary $7$#6%+)!$%.$%&0)-$=%+"%0++0(B>%/0.%+5$%0!2-)'(0+)"*%
non-freedom promoted, produced, and projected by work. It +2'-3$34#-#$%;'
is releasing human floods of bodily desire across the barriers of
separation created by work. Play is unmediated joy. 8!;'''''<#'(##'6!:!/!=3%!+$'2+*'5,3%'!%'!(J'3'(%34$3$%'
&#%'#:#*7"##.#$!$4'(53-./3$";''<#'5!(,'%+'(?!.'
Anarchy is a condition; that of being without rule. Anarchy is *+6?('36*+(('%,#'()*236#'3$"'./)$4#'(%+$#('!$%+'%,#'
the absence of, and the rejection of the notions that give rise
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to the legitimization of authority. It is unmediated freedom.
Freedom to shape our lives as we see fit, to make our own
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decisions outside the realm of politics, where biological life is %*##'2+*%('5!%,!$'&#%'+)%(!"#'%,#'(53-./3$"'%+'/#%'
exposed to death, and to appropriate the means of existence )('/!:#'3$"'(%3&'-+9!/#'3('5#'3%%36?;''G#6)*#'!$(!"#'
from the chokehold of industrial civilization and its arsenal of %,#(#',!"#+)%(0'5#'(#6*#%/&'*#36,'2+*'%,#'6+/+*#"'
economies, experts, and militaries. 538'3$"'-3.'+)%'3'6+)$%#*(%*!?#'343!$(%'%,#'*#/37
%!+$(,!.('%,3%'"3!/&'9)//&')(;'
Playground Anarchy is a conception; an understanding of what
it is to experience life as play while simultaneously realizing its
8!!;'''''<#'-)(%'9#3*'!$'-!$"'%,3%'+)*'(%*)44/#'5!%,'
anti-authoritarian implications. Further, it can be considered the
absolute embrace of a peculiar yet collective singularity; that of %,#'3*-#"'#$2+*6#*('+2'%,#'(%3%#'2+*-'C'-)6,'/!?#'
our inner-child. Further still, Playground Anarchy may be best +)*'.3*#$%('C'#8%#$"('9#&+$"'%,#!*'.,&(!63/'.*#(7
described as the destruction of the great appendage known as #$6#;''E$"##"0'%,#&'#$2+*6#'$+%'+$/&'%,#'*)/#'+2'
chronological history and the creation of an always and all-at- /35'K%,3%'#86#.%!+$3/'93*93*!(-L0'9)%'.#*-#3%#'%,#'
once present appropriation of the past, during which we move (%#$6,'+2'3$'3$8!+)('3$"'2#3*2)/'(+6!3/'+*"#*;''<#'
from our shared affectivity to a shared direction. -3&'+*'-3&'$+%'5!(,'"#3%,').+$'%,#!*'.#*(+$(0'9)%'
[...] ($#+0)*-6%+5$%($//0+)"*%"&%+5$)#%#"-$%0/%:("2/;3%

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:!!!;'''''M3*%'+2'%,#'%3(?'9#2+*#')('#$%3!/('9)!/"!$4'3' We, its practitioners, recognize that upon entering
./36#'5,#*#'5#'63$'/#3$'%+53*"('#36,'+%,#*'3$"' adulthood (a.k.a. the realm of work, material overproduction,
6+--)$!63%#'9#%5##$'9+"!#(;''E%1('$+%'+)*'(3$"7 commodity fetishization, etc.) an individual can own nothing
but their own labor power, surrenduring all other autonomous
9+8#('+*'%,#!*'/!$?!$4'+:#*'(.3%!3/'%#**!%+*!#('%,3%'
projects. It becomes painfully evident that we gradually and
3*#'!-.+*%3$%'!"#$%"0'9)%'%,#'36%'+2'"!44!$4'K./3&!$4L' incontrovertibly lose our real sense of selves. Diametrically,
)+/$-&%.$%<*=$#+0B$%+"1$+5$#3%%C+%)/%5$#$%+50+%0&'*7 we recognize that in our experiences during the years of our
!%&'!('9)!/%'3$"'+)*' youth, life had been actualized. In childhood, life was all that it
#8.3$(!:#$#(('!(' could be, and all that it is currently not: adventure, explora-
2#/%;''<,3%',+/"('23(%' tion, discovery, learning, loving, sharing, bonding, and growing.
!$'+)*'-!$"('!('%,#' This recognition is explicated not only the theoretical writings
of Marx or the classical literary contributions of Salinger, but
.*36%!6#'+2'(,3*!$4'
universally: in every individual’s perceived need, even if it is
(+-#%,!$4'K6+-7 expressed through the great irony of consumerism, to escape
-)$!(-L'7'5#'(,3*#' from the world of work, and thus, the logic of capital.
#:#*&%,!$4'7'+9N#6%('
3$"'39(%*36%(0'%+&(' Yet, as anarchists we desire more than a pathetic dis-
3$"'(%+*!#(0'#3*%,' lodging from the dominion of capital. We are not interested in
3$"'2##/!$4(0',)4(' securing such matters of temporality; rather, we seek an eternal
3$"'4/3$6#(;' and unmediated freedom, which is to be materialized through
a life (re)structured by play. Under capitalism, play has become
yet another potentially affirming activity separated from every-
!8;'''''O#(.!%#'%,#' day life.
.#*!/'%,3%'53!%('3%'
%,#'9+%%+-0'4+!$4'"+5$'(/!"#('!$'4*+).('5!%,'-+*#' True to its own perverse logic, capitalism designs, manu-
/2$$=%0*=%!"!$*+<!%)/%)*'*)+$-6%!"#$%/0+)/&6)*1% factures, and sells “parks” to communities - designated areas
+50*%/-)=)*1%0-"*$3%%D5$*%.$%'*=%"+5$#%,"=)$/%0&7 where our play is premeditated and established within assigned
2#6%#"'9&'%,#'(3-#'2+*-7+27/!2#'3$"'(,3*#'+)*(#/:#(' parameters. We are allotted a time and a place to play, so
long as it does not threaten the sanctity of the work week, the
5!%,'+$#'3$+%,#*0'5#'2+*-'6+--)$!%!#('C'3$"0'!$'
monetary system at large, or the rigid social order it perme-
+)*'63(#0'3*%!6)/3%#'3'2+*6#;' ates. These are (often successful) efforts to maintain normalcy.
When the clock strikes three, we flood the lot, and things

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appear to be going along as usual – running the way that they 3'-)%#'3$"'(%3%!6'!(+/3%!+$'C'5,#%,#*'!$'%,#'6/3((7
“should” be. Thus, it is only when we make our play total, *++-'+*'+$'%,#'()953&;''<#0',+5#:#*0',3:#'3/53&('
outside of the increasing limitations of capital, that we destroy 9##$'%,#'"!(*).%!:#'6#//('5,+'-+6?'%,#'(36*#"$#(('
the constructs of work and leisure, of production and consump-
+2'%,#'6/#*4&0'4!44/#'")*!$4'(#*-+$(0'3$"'4!:#'.*+-7
tion, while simultaneously reterritorializing the space we inhabit
through the liberation of our desires. )/)*1%/!)-$/%.)+5%'*1$#/%(#"//$=%,$5)*=%"<#%,0(B/3

In a similar fashion, the standing mode of production - :!!;'''''B%'%,#'"!$$#*'%39/#0'(6,++/0'3$"'+%,#*'23-7


being an insatiable beast which finds sustenance only in merciless !/&'2)$6%!+$(0'3$'!//)(!+$'+2'.#36#'!('-3!$%3!$#";'E2'
commodification - has adopted the technique of reifying our %,#')$"#*/&!$4',+(%!/!%&'!('$+%'-#$%!+$#"0'!%'"+#('
common nostalgia. While they rob us of life by exploiting us $+%'#8!(%'7'+*'(+'.3*#$%('3$"'%#36,#*('3$"'*#/37
to wage-slavery on the one hand, they expect us to believe that
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we can buy it all back in films, books, costumes and theme park
tickets. We choose, as a response to the great lie we have been 5!%,!$'%,#(#'#:#$%(0'3'53*'*34#('5!%,!$'3$"'343!$(%'
fed, to shove dirt in the mouth of such a courteous oppressor, (+6!#%&;''<#',3:#'$+'.*#()..+(!%!+$('+2'./3&!$4'$!6#;'
in all of their offerings and claims of opportunity. <#'3*#'%,#'+$#('5,+'5!%,'#:#*&'36%'$#43%#'%,!('
!//)(+*&'.#36#>'5,+'6+$(.!*#'%+'"#(%*+&'%,#'.*#(7
In Playground Anarchy we will henceforth begin to take #$%'+*"#*;''Q3?!$4'-#((#('!('+)*'6+$(6!+)('.*367
back the images they exploit and credit themselves with - those %!6#;''KE$'%,#'632#%#*!30'3'(!-./#'4#(%)*#'+2'./3&2)//&'
images that we, their unwanted children, gave life to in worlds %+((!$4'2++"'!('6+--!%%#";''@%,#*(')$"#*'%,#'(3-#'
outside of work. The genuinely positive social relations (those
of cooperation, sharing, and aiding) prevalent in childhood are
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to be made distinct from the spectacle’s vulgar interpretation/ 5!%$#(('()6,'36%(0'3$"'*#./!63%#'%,#-;''&'($)*"'$+)$
presentation: synthetic friendships, stories that applaud hierarchy "#,!)%3%%E<+5"#)+0+)7$%'1<#$/%/(#0!,-$%+"%@<$--%+5$%
and heroism, and adventures that only amount to transparent (.+$%3$#+)('#:#$%0'3$"'9#4!$'3$'!$:#(%!43%!+$'!$'
celluloid. We seek to collectively live out our dreams, while they (#3*6,'+2'5,+-#:#*'-3&',3:#'!$(.!*#"'%,#'*#:+/%;''
seek to keep us stationary and entertained with a cheap imitation D$%#$!0)*%/)-$*+%)*%+5$)#%"&'($/%9%&0!)-)0#%.)+5%+5$)#%
thereof. =$/2$#0+$%+0(+)(/3%%45$6%/$#7$%0%50*=&<-%"&%/</2$(+/%
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We call for the immediate dismantling of all borders,
boundaries, and restrictions. We will leap over every fence. No 36%(>'9#'%,#&'!$'(+/!"3*!%&'+*'*#-#-9*3$6#;L''
longer will we accept the painful familiarity of their predict- <#'53$%'+$/&'%+'/!:#'3$"'/3)4,;

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!:;'''''<#'(##?'%+'#8.#*!#$6#'#:#*&'/3(%'%,!$4'%,!(' able realm of play. We will watch possibilities explode, like the
5+*/"',3('%+'+22#*0'%+'?$+5'3//'+2'%,#'6+/+*('3$"' gunpowder and dust of their spectacular images, yet ours will be
F07"#/%"&%+5$%<*)7$#/$%0*=%+5$%!$0*/%+"%/50#$% so immense that they shade the night sky permanently.
%,#-;''<#'%+(('%,#'5#!4,%'+2'+)*'9++?'934('2*+-'
In attempts to liberate seized playgrounds with locked
+)*'(,+)/"#*('9#63)(#'5#'5!(,'%+'?$+5'%,#'#(7 fences, relentlessly stencil four-square courts up and down city
%*3$4#"'$3%)*#'+2'+)*'()**+)$"!$4(;''@)*'6)*!+(!%&' streets, and to occupy abandoned homes, factories and univer-
3$"'"#(!*#'%+'/#3*$',3('/!%%/#'%+'"+'5!%,'(6,++/!$40' sities, we give content to our particular form of subversion.
9)%'*3%,#*'%,#'6*#3%!+$'+2'3'(#$%!-#$%3/'#")63%!+$0' Whether your experience is in sprinting through a cemetery
5,!6,'6,!/"*#$'?$+5'9#%%#*'%,3$'-+(%;' after dusk, opening a fire hydrant on a hot summer day, or
exploring a decaying manufacturing plant, we urge you to redis-
cover the child within you - to release it at once, and in every
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direction. Use your imaginations, pack some candy, go outside,
-+"#/'%*3!$'6+-#'3*+)$"'%,#'9#$"'2+*'%,#'/3(%' find each other, and enact the most bodily of revolts.
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5,!6,753&'.+((!9/#'3$"'#8,3)(%#"'%,#!*'/!-!%(;''B' After all,
'#$%$#<2+/%)*%"<#%5$0#+>%0*=%0%/2"*+0*$"</%)!2<-/$%
*)(,#('%,*+)4,')('C'/!?#'%,#'3$8!#%&'2#/%'+$'-+*$7 THE PLAYGROUND IS OPEN.
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C. Operation Cuddly­Stuffed­Animal­Friend Commence!

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& The Playground Affect


IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUTENESS!

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64!"#$!%&'()*+,!-#!-..(&.(/-0*+%!0-++!1(-#23!0&!')*!-)!
! Everything is sacred in this world. We wander through it &!5"/')!#&*$7-"'!2&"5:213'2-:+&(*"5,!7'"2*4
and nothing can be touched. Everything is to be observed from be-
*4!&00()!"2$!/.1!;6<=!#"53'$7!'.!1$%32$!7+$(("5,
hind a sentinel velvet rope, like a painting in a museum or a tiger in
a zoo. But it’s not just museums and zoos that are in this sacrosanct
)4!$($>&'$!/..'!+-"($!1$7'"5,!.1!7($$0"5,9!37"5,!).31!
state. We take photographs, catalogue our activities, and update &7731$%()!'-$#$%!0"((.+74
our Internet “I”, if only to remind our future selves of a time we had
more human capital. We desire a home-cooked meal shared with
family and friends, so we go to a restaurant for a “home-cooked 7"#890(./6(&0:#(;)#89<<90#893*
meal with family and friends”. We work hard to play hard. We even
take pills while on vacation. /4!&7!&!01$>$5'&'">$!#$&731$9!8$!731$!'.!(&)$1!.1!
+$&1!&!2.&'!'.!&22.1%!+"'-!'-$!+$&'-$1!?.1!%.5@'A4
Nothing is more sacred in this world than the commodity. 54!*$$0!&!?8(&2*A!-&5%*$12-"$/!.1!'"773$?7A!.5!).39!$76
And what isn’t a commodity these days? The sacralization of every- 0$2"&(()!%31"5,!'-$!2.(%$1!7$&7.574
thing in existence, including meaning in language and the com- 64!7'&)!-)%1&'$%B!%1"5*!0($5')!./!+&'$1!&5%!C3"2$!?>"'&6
modification of our bodies, places the wherewithal of existence into
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a realm of consumption we can’t access. We can’t use these things.
We can’t enjoy any commodity under capitalism. The splitting of
*4!$&'!+&1#!/..%!&5%!'&*$!+&1#!7-.+$17!'.!(..7$5!
value into use-value and exchange-value renders these objects im- #32374!'1)!5.'!'.!7+&((.+!).31!75.'!?"'!,">$7!).3!&!
material; abstract goods whose enjoyment is only possible through 8$(()!&2-$9!'137'!#$A4
accumulation and exchange. The world of commodities is a world )4!23%%($!30!+"'-!).31!/&>.1"'$!8(&5*$)!&5%!,$'!0($5')!
in which its means become its ends. “[Separation] is the sun that ./!1$7'B!#&)8$!+&'2-!7.#$!2&1'..57E!F.31!"##35$!
never sets over the empire of modern passivity.” Everything is ren- 7)7'$#!+"((!'&*$!2&1$!./!'-$!1$7'4
dered unprofanable, unable to be communized, non-returnable to
the free use of all people.

But we can play and profane everything, just as children =)<)<5).>


play with toys. In doing so, we will render the current biopolitical
machine inoperative – we will free humanity from economics, law,
everything. And we will even scribble love notes and the names of 5)#'/?)@#5)#AB&62@#;/C)#?B0@#'(/D#D9B0:@#
our friends into storefront windows with ‘dotted-i’s’ and ‘hearted- /0*#*90E(#:)(#6/B:;(F
A’s’, and never leave the playground.

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first aid ! Profanation is the extraction of things from their sacred use
for the free use of all. Play is a means of effectuating profanation; it
distracts humanity from the sacred realm without simply abolish-
For all of your joyous adventures and ing it. Play releases things from its given end under capitalism, and
!"#$%&'()*+),-&-.!/0('.#12)(/#2)(&.(.3&"-!("(4"-2( creates new uses for them. It is an organ of profanation within a
"5.#!&(.4(3..63../("!,(.7-)/888 formulation of politics based on pure means without ends that finds
9)2)1/(%.7(&.(&2)"&(/.5)(.4('.#2(5./&(:.55.!;'( its pinnacle in gestures. Gestures
…But we can play and
)!:.#!&)2),("4<-:&-.!/("!,("-;5)!&/= have no end or goal; they only com-
municate their own communicabil- profane everything...
G"#,6./-)'+8B(' ity, like a yawn or a kiss. It is our In doing so, we will
play, our gestures that will profane
6!#.7'!./'$5!/.35%!.5!'-$!-&5%79!*5$$79!&5%!$(8.+74
the sacred order of capitalism.
render the current
/4!&00()!01$7731$!'.!+.35%!'.!7'.0!8($$%"5,4 Like when we steal “slip n slides” biopolitical machine
54!+&7-!"##$%"&'$()!+"'-!7.&0!&5%!+&1#!+&'$1! from Toys “R” Us and give one to inoperative –
everyone in our neighborhood,
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hold a game of “Bombs and Shields”
we will free humanity
64!2-$2*!/.1!&5)!,(&779!1.2*79!.1!.'-$1!'"5)!0&1'"2($7!'-&'!
#&)!-&>$!$5'$1$%!+.35%4 underneath the bean, download from economics, law,
*4!37$!'-$!G,..%!7'"5,"5,H!0.+$1!./!-)%1.,$5!0$1.I"%$!'.! an unreleased movie and project it everything.
%"7"5/$2'!?.1!%.5@'9!"/!).3@1$!&!81&'A4 to hundreds in a park, make fake
)4!+1&0!,&3J$!.1!7(&0!.5!&!8&5%&,$4 admission tickets to rip-off-anarchist films, turn an abandoned lot
/A!"/!'-$!23'!"7!%$$09!2.57"%$1!&00()"5,!5$.70.1"5!'.!-$(0! into a music venue or a public garden, cut the locks to playgrounds,
/37$!7*"5:1$%32$!72&14 factories, and any other locked door, kiss each others’ bruises, or eat
:4!K#.7'!"#0.1'&5'!./!&((9!-&>$!&!/1"$5%!.1!(.>$%!.5$!03'! popcorn and have pillow fights in unsold condominiums.
'-$"1!("07!.5!'-$!L2($&5:2.>$1$%:%"7"5/$2'$%M!+.35%!/.1!
730$1!&#&J"5,!0&"5!1$("$/!&5%!-$&("5,!0.+$1N By playing together, we can turn society from a cavernous
;4!%.!5.'!0"2*!&'!).31!72&87!?.19!+$((9!).3!*5.+444A4 museum into a limitless playground. The sacred and ineffable in
our conception of Being can be eliminated, and we can realize our
actions and our speech are entirely profane and beautiful for it. In
H"#I3&'().'# our play we can create a language that no longer resigns meaning or
the unsayable to a universal, a representation, but will be embodied
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