SwitChar is taking a long and will be back on Wikipedia eventually. wikibreak
Born 31 March, 1988 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Occupation Writer Graphic designer Activist Nationality Human Genre Fiction: Cyberpunk, dystopia, political fiction, social science fiction
Non-fiction: Children's treatises and agitprop Subject Anarchism, anti-capitalism, direct action, self-management
SwitChar is a Wikipedian and angry young man. He is an adult male student and writer who has been considered a punk, goth, nerd, geek, hippie, or any combination thereof, as well as " pinko," " Commie," " leftist," " stupid fucking anarchist," "commu- bigoted fucktard" and " faggot". He lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He is an anarchist ( libertarian socialist), and holds most of his political views and other beliefs very strongly. He enjoys reading, philosophising, trying to change the world, listening to music ( see here), contributing to Wikipedia and conversing via internet forums. This page will refer to him in the first person below.
Wikipedia history [ edit ]
I first encountered Wikipedia sometime in mid-
2005 on a Google search. I do not remember what I was searching for, but I found a very early version of the article on Green Day, which at that point was short and full of red links. I registered on Wikipedia on December 10, 2005 in order to create articles on characters in a series of alternative indie comics. I didn't know at that time, but it was a blatant violation of notability, and possibly a conflict of interest too, as I personally knew the creative team and had been loosely involved myself (I didn't create an article on my character, Zapatista-Man). I accidentally started seriously editing after only a few days, mostly arguing on talk pages and copyediting at first. I first created a userpage on April 13, 2006. I'm now involved in a wide variety of articles, pertaining to my interests and studies.
Contributions [ edit ]
I created the article
Funkcore and the List of nontheists. I am considering creating an article on Libertarian (word) and am currently working on recreating a list of anarchists here. I have contributed the most to Rage Against the Machine, The Nightwatchman, Batarang, Punk subculture, Punk fashion, Emo (slang), Anarcho-punk, the List of atheists, Alternative metal and Funk metal.
Grammar and linguistic preferences [ edit ]
I am a recovering
grammar nazi. I am a writer and, at current, a student of editing; subsequently, such activities are natural to me. If copyediting is needed, I will more than likely be able to help.
AIM-Able This user understands perfectly well, but does not seriously use it. Ever. AIM talk
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
A, B, and A and B This user prefers to use the serial comma only when its omission can be confusing.
its & it's This user understands the difference between and its . So should you. it's
This user is addicted to ; (s)he uses them frequently.
your you’re This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
snuk This user says . snuck
to too two This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
This user advocates the use of wherever proper, but does not insist upon it.
if & whether This user knows how to use " if" and " whether" correctly.
their / there / they're
This user knows they're out there, those people who confuse words pronounced /ðeə(r)/, and their edits are infuriating.
Vandalism [ edit ]
This page has been vandalised twice:
The Original Barnstar
I award you, , a Swi tch barnstar for being a valuable, productive, and helpful contributor to wikipedia. -- Ubiq 03:20, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
My tastes include primarily
post-punk and punk rock as well as other related genres. I like anything from The Damned to Dead Boys to Descendents to Dead Kennedys to Discharge to Doom to Devo. I also enjoy funk, particularly Zapp, Parliament/ Funkadelic and the go go band Trouble Funk. To a lesser extent, I also enjoy reggae, dub music and ska, epsecially 2 tone, and heavy metal, primarily fist-wave bands like Black Sabbath, but also Motörhead and slow, heavy doom metal bands like Pentagram and Saint Vitus. I am also a fan, in a boader sense, of alternative rock and alternative metal. I enjoy free jazz, hip hop, industrial music, rock and roll, soul, and almost anything else as long as it's good. A short list of favourite bands includes The Clash, Rage Against the Machine, Crass, Joy Division, The Smiths, Gang of Four, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Interpol.
Influences [ edit ]
Though I do not subscribe to
dogma, I have been politically, personally and philosophically influenced by many streams of thought, including:
Anarchism – Anti-authoritarianism – Anti-fascism – Anti-racism – Atheism – Collectivism – Dada – Deep Ecology – Existentialism – Freethought – Hacktivism – Individualism – Marxism – Militancy – Pacifism – Rebellion – Sedition
People who have influenced me philosphically or politically, or who are just generally awesome, include:
Alan Moore – Bill Hicks – Carl Einstein – Crass – Emiliano Zapata – Emma Goldman – Frantz Fanon – George Carlin – George Orwell – Henry Rollins – Howard Zinn – Immanuel Kant – Jean-Paul Sartre – Jello Biafra – Karl Marx – Leo Tolstoy – Malcolm X – Noam Chomsky – Oscar Wilde – Peter Kropotkin – Philip K. Dick – Terry Pratchett
Politics and beliefs [ edit ]
Me at a glance:
This user supports in combating antifa in both word and action.
This user thinks does not exist. (S)he believes that such words are the same as any other words and should be treated as such.
This user is a strong supporter of the , and sees nothing wrong with being LGBT community .
This user is not a member of the , because it doesn't exist, and even if it did, (s)he wouldn't be, of course not.
Evil Atheist Conspiracy
Peace, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, brothers. Retort to the argument that "
Anarchy would never work because it would just ": Nonsense. It has been historically documented that degenerate into chaos several anarchist societies have existed, and that the current system of bourgeois democracy was opposed by Plato for exactly the reason you object to anarchism. The argument is patent nonsense. The
Qur'an might be " violent", but it's nothing compared to that Bible in your jacket pocket.
Racism is really stupid. This is not opinion; it is . fact
"Just and Righteous" people do not offer up their daughters to be raped by a violent mob. I mean, this isn't brain surgery.
Portmanteaus are cool.
Evil Capitalists decided to fuck with nature, and now hundreds of thousands of people have died needlessly to an incurable disease.
Jesus was an anarcho- communist. Jesus was also a pacifist. Jesus made it clear he didn't like the rich. The Israelites were also polytheistic, by the way. I have witnessed
police brutality, but I have not been a victim of it.
NEVAR 4GET September 11! On September 11, 1973, the quasi- fascist Augusto Pinochet led a coup, backed by the United States, and overthrew the democratically-elected socialist government, instituting a military dictatorship and banning a number of leftist political parties, murdering or disappearing thousands of suspected dissidents, founding a concentration camp that held 40,000 prisoners, and beginning a regime of state terrorism, torture and detention of activists. Pinochet was freed by the fascist-friendly Margaret Thatcher in 2000, but was forced to face trial in 2005 - sadly, he died before he could be punished for his crimes. Let's bring the rest of the people responsible for the atrocities committed to justice! The world would be a better place if
Oscar Wilde had recorded a rock album.
Intelligent design is about as valid as Young Earth creationism, which is about as valid as astrology, which is about as valid as phrenology, which is not very valid at all.
My Chemical Romance, The Used, Thursday, Fall Out Boy, From First to Last, Hawthorne Heights, Funeral for a Friend, Taking Back Sunday, Story of the Year, Thrice, Underoath, et cetera are not emo, but they are trendy, insipid, mindless, shallow, pretentious tripe, and I hate them.
Redcution of prisoners' rights; almost complete abolition of personal rights; instructions to "Shoot to Kill" given to police; right to criticise the government severely curtailed. Shit, I'm living in a police state. You can add racist
immigration laws to that, too. I support
anarchism without adjectives. "Anarcho"-capitalists are just capitalist "libertarians" trying to sound cool.
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