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Old 10-05-2017, 02:45 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
But there's only so long you can tell people, "work within this system," when the system repeatedly and brutally fucks them over.
Identity politics is a gross, ugly way of getting somewhere when all the other methods have been proven meaningless.
America: It's never the right time, or the right way to deal with the problem. The preferred plan is: we're never going to deal with the problem. Or talk about it. Ever. Because the status quo is working well enough for enough people. That's why it's really important for the people who are not being served well by the system to keep quiet. This is priority number one.

Protests are designed to RAISE A RUCKUS until people acknowledge that the problem exists. They're not designed as a solution. They're not a peaceful summit of equally-powered groups.

Example: when your cat is hungry he tries to trip you, because that's all he can do. Maybe he shits on your pillow. Eventually you ask what his problem is, enough times until you figure it out. Then you feed the cat, and golly gee he acts normal again. It takes a minimal effort to work through this process.

Does everyone know why BLM exists, or are some of us pretending it's a huge mystery?
There's a level of facility that everyone needs to accomplish, and from there
it's a matter of deciding for yourself how important ultra-facility is to your
expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
gives you a little joy or excitement or awe, then you're on the right track.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Bozzio
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