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I hearby call for Revolution

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I hearby now call for Revolution, that is how angry and radikal I have really become


Angry about things like the Russian bombings that Madduck blogged about, that so closely ressemble September 11 or Pearl Harbour.
Radikal about the greed that kills both the planet, and the people in it.

Bring the War home

“We felt that doing nothing in a period of repressive violence is itself a form of violence. That’s really the part that I think is the hardest for people to understand. If you sit in your house, live your white life and go to your white job, and allow the country that you live in to murder people and to commit genocide, and you sit there and you don’t do anything about it, that’s violence.”

- Naomi Jaffe, member of the Weather Underground Organization



I think it is about time for another Weather Underground but, this time, well done [IMDB] [Wikipedia] [torrent].


That is where the question lies. How is a Revolution done right?

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 14th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
(R)evolution
Revolution is the desesperate move, when evolution is no longer possible, if possible evolution is always better, because revolution is always done wrong, even if something good can come out of it, there are always violence, murders, executions, various tortures and the power always go another hand of power, french revolution created the terror period, most revolution fails to give a better power balance.

Yes angry you are, and rightly, our world is bad, violent, cynic, with completly screwed up logics, sometime I can't trust somthing good can appear, but I think only slow changes of mind of people can get us somewhere, you can't save people from themself, appart educating them. So I don't trust revolution, especially the classical violents ones...

Well Gandi succeded a revolution, and Martin luther king too, there were probably the only successfull ones... But this may not be the kind of revolution you think of...
jbailey
Sep. 16th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
Hmm. Three rewrites of this post so far, and each of them based on different thoughts.

Some thoughts of "remember that the bombing of the trains in Spain were, to some degree, exactly this type of thinking. How horrible is that?"

Some of "How big of a difference do we already make as DDs, providing tools to people who are locally connected to the problems."

Some of "As a vegan cyclist, I'm already doing a bunch to redistribute wealth to local farmers rather than international conglomerates"

Some of "I feel like I do so much, but I'm conscious of the terribly privileged life I lead. I'm also conscious that giving this up and fighting won't make a difference."

Some of "How dare we get deeply involved in another group's struggles? Aren't people fighting to take control of their lives? Having foreigners dive in to a local struggle just takes power away again."

and some of "I'm horrified by the lack of concern around where I live for our own poor: those without healthcare, adequate food, or education. Shouldn't I be making a difference where I am? Why aren't I?"

I don't have a sensible answer that unifies all of these.
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