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We do live in end-times, of a sort. Not the end of the world — the planet will carry on with or without us — but the end of the human systems that structure our politics, economics, and social life… If all this seems like more than one can bear, it’s because it is. We are facing new, more expansive challenges. Never in human history have potential catastrophes been so global; never have social and ecological crises of this scale threatened at the same time; never have we had so much information about the threats we must come to terms with.

It’s easy to cover up our inability to face this by projecting it onto others. When someone tells me “I agree with your assessment, but people can’t handle it,” I assume what that person really means is, “I can’t handle it.” But handling it is, in the end, the only sensible choice.

…I’m not interested in empty rhetoric drawn from past revolutionary moments. Yes, we need a revolution — many revolutions — but a strategy is not yet clear. So, as we work patiently on reformist projects, we can continue to offer a radical analysis and experiment with new ways of working together. While engaged in education and community organizing with modest immediate goals, we can contribute to the strengthening of networks and institutions that can be the base for the more radical change we need. In these spaces today we can articulate, and live, the values of solidarity and equity that are always essential.

To adopt an apocalyptic worldview is not to abandon hope but to affirm life. As James Baldwin put it decades ago, we must remember “that life is the only touchstone and that life is dangerous, and that without the joyful acceptance of this danger, there can never be any safety for anyone, ever, anywhere.” By avoiding the stark reality of our moment in history we don’t make ourselves safe, we undermine the potential of struggles for justice and sustainability.

As Baldwin put it so poignantly in that same 1962 essay, “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

Robert Jensen | Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal (2013)

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Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 4:59

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Monday September 24, 2012 at 0:02

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"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatsoever at anytime. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." - Martha Graham

Friday August 17, 2012 at 19:32

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Monday January 23, 2012 at 1:04

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Monday December 26, 2011 at 22:22

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People of the world have once again gathered to celebrate the incorrectly dated birthday of a two-thousand year old imaginary god. They have decorated their homes with symbols that have absolutely nothing to do with the birth of “Christ”, and have exchanged gifts which they cannot afford to buy, putting themselves further in debt to the fraudulent and paradoxical banking system that runs this world.

Sunday December 11, 2011 at 19:44

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glynnthomas:

Christmas: the annual mad feeding frenzy where people stampede through shopping centers to buy perfunctory gifts for each other, which end up either being thrown away or tossed into a dark corner. The adverts tell you it’s all meaningful, but actually it’s just the season to get yourself into debt because of our obsession with buying useless crap no one actually needs, for people we often don’t even like. Merry fucking Christmas.

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Monday December 05, 2011 at 17:17

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That’s the sound of another door shutting in,
In the face of progress, in the face of progress.

Tuesday November 29, 2011 at 19:14

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There’s no police between two beating hearts.

Thursday November 24, 2011 at 22:29

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If it ain’t about revolution then it don’t mean shit to me.

Wednesday November 23, 2011 at 23:02

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mutualaddiction:

NO. I am not ok with this.

Things like this should just be deleted from the internet. Also, this puts anarchism in such bad spotlight… Anarchy is order and equality, not killing other people! You may as well kill yourself if you support this slogan… Or just wisen up.

mutualaddiction:

NO. I am not ok with this.

Things like this should just be deleted from the internet. Also, this puts anarchism in such bad spotlight… Anarchy is order and equality, not killing other people! You may as well kill yourself if you support this slogan… Or just wisen up.

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Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 19:37

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Sunday November 20, 2011 at 23:20

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Money can buy power, but it can’t buy respect!

Money can buy power, but it can’t buy respect!

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Saturday November 19, 2011 at 21:42

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chackaldane:

georgerobson:

No I do not have the insane state of mind to want to kill people for a wage..

-Well actually I’m pretty sure a lot of the Marines probably went to war to protect their country and their kin. Everyone can talk about how peace is the way it should be and I couldn’t agree more. It is the way it SHOULD be. However it is human nature to have conflict. Its just like asking people to stop arguing. They never will.  War will always be here. You don’t have to sign up if you don’t want to. However, to mock the men and women that protect your ass in a full scale global conflict is just ridiculous. A lot of the men are there for a wage. But what is that to you? Most don’t go over saying, “I’m going to kill people for money YAY!” and even if they do good! Get them the fuck out of the country before they kill our citizens. Most of our soldiers are there to protect their country. There is no job more honourable, nor another job that tests your will as brutally. Yet they get flamed from everyone because its easy to sit at home and talk about peace. Its easy to say that war shouldn’t exist. You know what isn’t easy? To look in your friends dying eyes, while comrades mangled bodies lay all around you. Don’t disrespect what you don’t understand.
You’re right all these men and women paid the ultimate sacrifice for the money. They risked their lives for our future. It almost sickens me that ignorant fucks like you take their sacrifices for granted and go off thinking that our soldiers are nothing but mindless killing machines only doing  it for the pay. They did it so you cou have a future, have some respect.
 





How would our future be in any jeopardy, if we weren’t at war with countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan..?It doesn’t matter what their intentions are, they are still killing people on command. I would rather not have this ‘future’ you speak of, than to have millions of people in pain and suffering at the millions of other people who have died for no reason at all.Also, how am I ignorant for looking at straight facts, whereas you probably watch the television for your news right?..

chackaldane:

georgerobson:

No I do not have the insane state of mind to want to kill people for a wage..

-Well actually I’m pretty sure a lot of the Marines probably went to war to protect their country and their kin. Everyone can talk about how peace is the way it should be and I couldn’t agree more. It is the way it SHOULD be. However it is human nature to have conflict. Its just like asking people to stop arguing. They never will.  War will always be here. You don’t have to sign up if you don’t want to. However, to mock the men and women that protect your ass in a full scale global conflict is just ridiculous. A lot of the men are there for a wage. But what is that to you? Most don’t go over saying, “I’m going to kill people for money YAY!” and even if they do good! Get them the fuck out of the country before they kill our citizens. Most of our soldiers are there to protect their country. There is no job more honourable, nor another job that tests your will as brutally. Yet they get flamed from everyone because its easy to sit at home and talk about peace. Its easy to say that war shouldn’t exist. You know what isn’t easy? To look in your friends dying eyes, while comrades mangled bodies lay all around you. Don’t disrespect what you don’t understand.

You’re right all these men and women paid the ultimate sacrifice for the money. They risked their lives for our future. It almost sickens me that ignorant fucks like you take their sacrifices for granted and go off thinking that our soldiers are nothing but mindless killing machines only doing it for the pay. They did it so you cou have a future, have some respect.

 

How would our future be in any jeopardy, if we weren’t at war with countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan..?
It doesn’t matter what their intentions are, they are still killing people on command. I would rather not have this ‘future’ you speak of, than to have millions of people in pain and suffering at the millions of other people who have died for no reason at all.
Also, how am I ignorant for looking at straight facts, whereas you probably watch the television for your news right?..

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Saturday November 19, 2011 at 20:58

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chackaldane:

georgerobson:

No I do not have the insane state of mind to want to kill people for a wage..

-Well actually I’m pretty sure a lot of the Marines probably went to war to protect their country and their kin. Everyone can talk about how peace is the way it should be and I couldn’t agree more. It is the way it SHOULD be. However it is human nature to have conflict. Its just like asking people to stop arguing. They never will.  War will always be here. You don’t have to sign up if you don’t want to. However, to mock the men and women that protect your ass in a full scale global conflict is just ridiculous. A lot of the men are there for a wage. But what is that to you? Most don’t go over saying, “I’m going to kill people for money YAY!” and even if they do good! Get them the fuck out of the country before they kill our citizens. Most of our soldiers are there to protect their country. There is no job more honourable, nor another job that tests your will as brutally. Yet they get flamed from everyone because its easy to sit at home and talk about peace. Its easy to say that war shouldn’t exist. You know what isn’t easy? To look in your friends dying eyes, while comrades mangled bodies lay all around you. Don’t disrespect what you don’t understand.

So countries such as USA and Britain and the people within those countries need protecting, is that what you’re saying? Protecting from who, may I ask?& so you’re saying that as humans we are born to have conflicts with each other. Maybe think about that one a little more?.. We are nurtured to conflict with each other due to the influencing environment around us. And considering the completely unequal society that we live in, where we are all inhumanely in competition with each other, that is the result, it is nurture. Not nature. What you’re saying is like arguing that it’s human nature to hate other people.. you clearly have no idea.Also, how is it honourable to serve the best interests of arms and oil companies, by invading people’s homes and destroying the very little that they had? It’s honourable to go into other people’s countries, for reasons the soldiers can’t comprehend, take their resources, and scar them with destruction and death?I understand very well my friend, and I support every troop whole-heartedly, in bringing them home and yielding them over to support the people, not the government.

chackaldane:

georgerobson:

No I do not have the insane state of mind to want to kill people for a wage..

-Well actually I’m pretty sure a lot of the Marines probably went to war to protect their country and their kin. Everyone can talk about how peace is the way it should be and I couldn’t agree more. It is the way it SHOULD be. However it is human nature to have conflict. Its just like asking people to stop arguing. They never will.  War will always be here. You don’t have to sign up if you don’t want to. However, to mock the men and women that protect your ass in a full scale global conflict is just ridiculous. A lot of the men are there for a wage. But what is that to you? Most don’t go over saying, “I’m going to kill people for money YAY!” and even if they do good! Get them the fuck out of the country before they kill our citizens. Most of our soldiers are there to protect their country. There is no job more honourable, nor another job that tests your will as brutally. Yet they get flamed from everyone because its easy to sit at home and talk about peace. Its easy to say that war shouldn’t exist. You know what isn’t easy? To look in your friends dying eyes, while comrades mangled bodies lay all around you. Don’t disrespect what you don’t understand.

So countries such as USA and Britain and the people within those countries need protecting, is that what you’re saying? Protecting from who, may I ask?
& so you’re saying that as humans we are born to have conflicts with each other. Maybe think about that one a little more?.. We are nurtured to conflict with each other due to the influencing environment around us. And considering the completely unequal society that we live in, where we are all inhumanely in competition with each other, that is the result, it is nurture. Not nature. What you’re saying is like arguing that it’s human nature to hate other people.. you clearly have no idea.
Also, how is it honourable to serve the best interests of arms and oil companies, by invading people’s homes and destroying the very little that they had? It’s honourable to go into other people’s countries, for reasons the soldiers can’t comprehend, take their resources, and scar them with destruction and death?
I understand very well my friend, and I support every troop whole-heartedly, in bringing them home and yielding them over to support the people, not the government.

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