Struggling against the system in ourselves: criticism and self-criticism – Komun Academy

Many people are interested in the system of criticism and self-criticism and methods of personality development within the Kurdish liberation movement. The movement’s education is not only a way of accumulating knowledge, but also a practice of liberating personalities that have been shaped and formed by the dominant system of capitalist, patriarchal society. As freedom […]

Source: Struggling against the system in ourselves: criticism and self-criticism – Komun Academy

I’ve been learning a lot from using the “Tekmil” method described in this article in an anti-racist group I’ve been participating in associated with Seattle DSA.  I can definitely attest to the difficulty of being self-critical, and of being critical of the collective work of a group I believe in very strongly.  The more I think over this difficulty, and the difficulty of voicing meaningful self-criticism and group criticism, the more valueable I feel this tool (Tekmil) becoming in breaking down the white supremacy, misogyny, and capitalist mindset that I inhabit.