"In a moment of snark, Phineas Phisher told Ars:
"If you do talk about [Rojava's] politics, misrepresent them as a Kurdish nationalist movement fighting to establish a Kurdish state. Because of course a neoliberal "democratic" state is what any freedom loving people would want. Ignore the fact that while mostly Kurds, there's a variety of ethnicities, religions, and languages in Rojava. Absolutely do not mention words like "democratic confederalism," "direct democracy," "anticapitalist," "feminism," "social ecology," or "libertarian socialism". Remember, according to Fukuyama we've reached the "end of history." And according to Thatcher, "there is no alternative." That depends on you not talking about the alternative."
"David Graeber, a professor at the London School of Economics, who visited Rojava in December 2014, agreed with the hacker's analysis that the region bears strong resemblance to past anarchist movements. The difference, he told Ars, was that in this case "they're a radical anti-authoritarian movement that's also militarily super-effective.""