September 7th, 2022

‘The concept of acid communism is a provocation and a promise. It is a joke of sorts, but one with very serious purpose. It points to something that, at one point, seemed inevitable, but which now appears impossible: the convergence of class consciousness, socialist-feminist consciousness-raising and psychedelic consciousness, the fusion of new social movements with a communist project, an unprecedented aestheticisation of everyday life.’ (Fisher and Colquhoun, 2020, pp. 22-23)

Although Fisher used the term “acid” more with a connection to corrosiveness, and the main focus of his text lies outside analysing the psychedelic experience itself, he recognised that acid (in the lysergic sense) has immense potential in this political fusion.