User:SwitChar

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SwitChar
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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.

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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.

Vandalism[edit]

This page has been vandalised twice:

Awards[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I award you, Switch, a barnstar for being a valuable, productive, and helpful contributor to wikipedia. --Ubiq 03:20, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Music[edit]

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:

AnarchismAnti-authoritarianismAnti-fascismAnti-racismAtheismCollectivismDadaDeep EcologyExistentialismFreethoughtHacktivismIndividualismMarxismMilitancyPacifismRebellionSedition

People[edit]

People who have influenced me philosphically or politically, or who are just generally awesome, include:

Alan MooreBill HicksCarl EinsteinCrassEmiliano ZapataEmma GoldmanFrantz FanonGeorge CarlinGeorge OrwellHenry RollinsHoward ZinnImmanuel KantJean-Paul SartreJello BiafraKarl MarxLeo TolstoyMalcolm XNoam ChomskyOscar WildePeter KropotkinPhilip K. DickTerry Pratchett

Politics and beliefs[edit]

Me at a glance:
Circle-A red star.svg This user is a real anarchist.
Bi flag.svg This user is bisexual, not confused.
According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Left (9.38) and
Social Libertarian (9.49)
INTP This user has an INTP or Architect personality according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Keirsey Temperament Sorter.
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Red star.svg This user supports the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and "terrorists" the world over.
Hakenkreuz im Verbotsschild.svg This user supports antifa in combating fascism in both word and action.
BlackGnu.svg This user thinks GNU copyleft and libre software are great ways of promoting a gift economy and anarchist economics.
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This user is interested in conspiracy theories but thinks lizards, UFOs and antisemitic theories are disinformation
LocationWorld (green, small).png This user supports illegal immigrants and the right to travel freely upon the planet we share. (S)he strongly opposes mandatory detention for refugees.
Female.svg This male user supports feminism.
Peace symbol.svg This user is against imperialism.
Anarchy-symbol.svg This user believes in a zero-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Lq-dna.png This user understands biological evolution.
Cela.jpg This user believes if voting changed anything, it would be made illegal.
Capitalism graffiti luebeck.jpg This user wonders how this can be a free country when everything is for sale.
Oh shit! This user thinks profanity does not exist. (S)he believes that such words are the same as any other words and should be treated as such.
Marijuana.jpg This user supports the legalisation of all recreational drug use under a harm reduction scheme.
UserboxDeathStopV2.png This user believes the death penalty should never be enacted by the state.
World citizen badge.png This user is a Citizen of the World.
Gay flag.svg This user is a strong supporter of the LGBT community, and sees nothing wrong with being queer.
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This user opposes gun control for civilians but supports gun control for the military and police forces and thinks gun ownership by anyone is a Bad Thing.
Tetractys.svg This user enjoys post-punk.
This user believes race does not exist except as an oppressive social construct and will oppose racism by any means necessary.
EAC This user is not a member of the Evil Atheist Conspiracy, because it doesn't exist, and even if it did, (s)he wouldn't be, of course not.
FR Good news, everyone! This user is a fan of Futurama.
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