Jack Kerouac, On the Road (via conteur)
Crazy people are really the best kind.
I have never voted, and as far as I can figure, never will.
Not only is it pointless, but I’m am anarchist and recognize no authority over me but myself.
It’s not hypocritical. I vote with my feet.
The electoral college is corrupt, the politicians are corrupt, and the whole damnable system is corrupt.
EAT THE RICH, SMASH THE STATE!
I create the change I want to see.
I really need to just start making lists of the things that happen. They would become long in a very short period of time.
- I’m an anarchist.
- I am a nonviolent, Christian anarchist. (Yes, that is a real thing.)
- I like to take part in the diversionary tactic known as black bloc. (We are autonomous individuals known as “black blockers” and many of us happen to be anarchists, we are not “The Anarchist organization known as Black Bloc”… though if people keep calling us that, we might make membership cards.)
- I like to yell at cops.
- Especially when they’re fucking up my people.
- I can’t even describe what Chicago was like to you. Don’t believe mainstream media. Fair and balanced my ass. I now know what a police state looks like. The homes livestreamers and journalists were staying at got raided. I had a friend go back to the apartment he was staying at with his girlfriend, they were exhausted and wanted to sleep, but the door was kicked n and cops were rifling through everything, so they left and slept in her car and moved it every few hours all night and told everyone not to go back to the apartment.
- I believe learning how to live in collective communities is hard, messy, and painful. I believe the people doing it now, especially the occupy collectives, are paving the way for the future. Essentially working the kinks out of a structure we’re all going to have to learn how to live in. Relearn.
That’s not all, and I will try to keep a better list, but I must go now. Much love and Solidarity from DC.
If you’re curious about Occupy The Stage NOLA performances from the days of Duncan Plaza, read this article by
“To make this work in New Orleans, something like Occupy the Stage is natural,” Warren [the man who built the stage] said. “It’s a protest movement, so it’s intense stuff. But there has to also be the creative release, the trying to make something beautiful.”
Love my OTS fam. So much.