A while ago I started using Socks and Caps as shorthand for social anarchists and anarcho-capitalists respectively. But then I drifted away from it, mainly because there seemed to be no useful article-of-clothing shorthand for us lefty individualist types in the middle.
But there is! Mack (or Mac, but Id prefer to avoid the association with either computers or hamburgers) is an abbreviation for an article of clothing a Mac(k)intosh raincoat and also works as an abbreviation for FMAC, itself an acronym for Kevin Carsons phrase free-market anti-capitalist.
Okay, its a bit less intuitive than Sock or Cap but on the other hand it has the advantage that macks are generally worn between socks and caps, which is just where we Macks generally find ourselves because, yknow, were the vital center, while Socks and Caps are bewildered deviationists.
Also, its more embarrassing to be caught wearing only socks, or only a cap, than to be caught wearing only a mack thus reinforcing our dialectical superiority. Plus Zerzanites can denounce all three groups, since Zerzanites dont approve of clothing of any kind.
And a Long Mack is obviously less embarrassing than a short one, thus establishing the Long version of FMAC as the best one!
But I didn’t include that as a selling-point, because it’s a selling-point only for me.
Though I’d probably get a kick out of seeing the Socks denounce us as iMacs and Big Macs.
(And the Caps can denounce us as Mad Max.)
Of these clothing items, the cap is the only one associated with the head…
I still don’t understand how your anarchism differs from caps. I’d appreciate a blog post on that and some resources for further reading. Thanks!
And the one thing they all desperately need seems to be a sense of panarchistic pluralism. After all, all of those options seem silly without PANTs.
But don’t you wear a mack only when it’s raining, while the other sartorial choices can be all-weather? Does that mean anything? Can that be used against us in some fashion?