The Anarchist movement has an inherent ability to isolate itself, and to make itself look silly, obsure and distant from people's experiences and aspirations.
The recent No Borders camp in Calais is perhaps the classic example of this. At a time when the UK is in the worst recession for a generation, unemployment heading for the 3 million mark, the political class are exposed as corrupt and incompetent, the City is discredited as never before, the police are on the back foot due to exposure of their brutality, wildcat strikes have returned to some of the most critical sections of the workforce - what do Anarchists do?
Travel to another country to complain that migrants are not being allowed to travel freely from France to England.
It is hard to know whether to laugh or cry.