A lot can be taken from the Grogan's Digger perspective: The bs rhetoric and media hungriness of Abbie Hoffman and other New Lefters The bs psychedelicA lot can be taken from the Grogan's Digger perspective: The bs rhetoric and media hungriness of Abbie Hoffman and other New Lefters The bs psychedelic shamanism of leary The HIP merchants or Haight Independent Propeiters group that wanted to comidify hippiedom to the rest of the country The idea of giving things out for free: free food, clothes, health services, entertainment, law assistance etc. adding up to a Free City model The racial tension of blacks and puerto ricans in the lower east side about white hippies moving in to live the arrogant life of adventure poverty while disregarding helping the community, likewise in San Fran
Now taken into present day context, digger ideas can be taken to the next step, which involves building up the community around you based on post-competitive cooperation. And such social organization doesn't have to rely on stealing. Not that i'm against grogan for getting part of the goods from such, i just think a way can be found to do such cooperative activities entirely legal. That said its best to push for new laws at the same time through community initiatives. Cities are the place to start. What do poor people need? Houses they own, food, clothing, jobs. There's a lot to think about and best to start small, empowering disenfranchised families, seniors, and youth. People want jobs that mean something and that don't exploit others and the environment. What if you build up such jobs that lead to the building of collective housing for these people, people actually using their labor and resources into the project, and the growth of urban gardening and farm networks to get more food into communities. Then lay on all the others who might want to be of assistance and grow from there. Make it yuppie proof. Make it hollow commodification proof. And make it leaderless. Set an example. People find ways to come together to build their own co-housing through cooperation. There's no need to feign coolness, hipness, the only radical thing to do or rather common sense thing to do is to attack the parasitic system by bringing people together to liberate their situation and continue to build islands of resistance through community action and empowerment, not just rhetoric, empty gestures and promises. Also utilize nonprofit structuring, collective worker co-ops, crowdfunding, grants, and creative ways to get materials (disassembling condemned houses for a new co-house). Not profit based. Not heiarchal. A tangible goal. And by such empowerment creating further skilled community organizers. Always good to push community based legislation as well based at city, county, and state levels to raise min. wages, challenge corporate rights, set gentrification checks, stop environmental destruction, and promote further improvements while taking a grassroots approach to lifting oneself out of poverty with others and spreading out from there. The moment is prime for it and no one need be hippie, psychonaut, yippie, marxist, anarchist, or digger to do it. Common sense community action with no strings attached but the attack of poverty based systems....more
This is certainly a history we dont hear about in school. If youth were to know its many revolts, there certainly might be more of it. For example, iThis is certainly a history we dont hear about in school. If youth were to know its many revolts, there certainly might be more of it. For example, i had never heard of the zengakuren, nor of the 1815s German Student Revolt. Nor had I really ever thought of Lenin and Stalin as rebellious young or the shooter of the Archduke before WWI. His depiction of a burning barricade outside Northwestern University attempting to block Chicago traffic that morning is especially hilarious and telling. He gives history a vitality often lacking in similar work, although he's got some of the best subject matter to work with....more
Certainly entertaining, my favorite voice being the composer's, 2nd: the fabricant, least favorite Adam Ewing's. Luisa Rey's part does have a tacky thCertainly entertaining, my favorite voice being the composer's, 2nd: the fabricant, least favorite Adam Ewing's. Luisa Rey's part does have a tacky thriller angle but the message also sticks. I can see how this perfectly fits into what they call "upmarket fiction" combining the literary like quality of the ambitious epic with six different genres. The major theme: humanity must rise above slavery in its many forms to avoid extinction and disaster.
Quotes: An idler and a sluggard are as different as a gourmand and a glutton. Humor is the ovum of dissent Corpocracy's only strategy is that long favored by bankrupt ideologies: denial. "A Soul's [their inserted ID/Debit Card] value is the dollars within." Anticipation of the end of the world is humanity's oldest pastime. Writing is such a damn lonely sickness. A purely predatory world shall consume itself. In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is human extinction....more
Your house, being the place in which you read, can tell us the position books occupy in your life, if they are a defense you set up to keep the outsidYour house, being the place in which you read, can tell us the position books occupy in your life, if they are a defense you set up to keep the outside world at a distance, if they are a dream into which you sink as if into a drug, or bridges you cast toward the outside, toward the world that interests you so much that you want to multiply and extend its dimensions through books....more
Literature is a vast forest and the masterpieces are the lakes, the towering trees or strange trees, the lovely, eloquent flowers, the hidden caves, b Literature is a vast forest and the masterpieces are the lakes, the towering trees or strange trees, the lovely, eloquent flowers, the hidden caves, but a forest is also made up of ordinary trees, patches of grass, puddles, clinging vines, mushrooms, and little wildflowers. Every book that isn't a masterpiece is cannon fodder, a slogging foot soldier, a piece to be sacrificed, since in multiple ways it mimics the design of the masterpiece. Most writers are deluded or playing. The day came when I decided to give up literature. I gave it up. This was in no way traumatic but rather liberating. Between you and me, I'll confess that it was like losing my virginity. What a relief to give up literature, to give up writing and simply read!...more
For her, reading was directly linked to pleasure, not to knowledge or enigmas or constructions or verbal labyrinths [as the scholars] believed it to b For her, reading was directly linked to pleasure, not to knowledge or enigmas or constructions or verbal labyrinths [as the scholars] believed it to be. The audience consisting mostly of university students was won over by [the professor's] fiery and uncompromising interpretations, throwing caution to the winds and enthusiastically yielding to the festive, Dionysian vision of ultimate carnival (or penultimate carnival) exegesis. The whole world is a coincidence the painter said only to be scolded by his friend who said of those who suffer: the greater the suffering the smaller the coincidence. "As if coincidence were a luxury?" the professor asked.