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may day

my entire neighborhood is closed. there are demonstrations downtown and though I feel somewhat bad for not joining them I'm not so sure that demonstrations do any good at all anymore or that is I think that for May 1 what we should have done was marched 5 million people to the White House and taken it over. no guns, no weapons but fists. just a mass of people moving into the oval office.

yeah some people would have gotten shot at. would it be worth it? would it make any difference? what exactly would revolution look like in 21st century north america? is non-violent resistance still viable?

I'm not political hack so I don't know how to get one going but I'd sure like to see a mass movement. a real mass movement that goes somewhere rather than sitting on the lawn in front of one of the most liberal city halls in the nation. 2 million against the war in san francisco didn't stop the war. it's not going to stop anything else either.

what will?

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ink_ling
May. 1st, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
Howdy! *hat-tip* Saying hello. I was directed to you by the wonderful fu_le_bear.

Although I am not sure of best methods, I believe people's mostly uncritical trust of big business needs to be chipped away at. Maybe that would open some room for a direction for my act-ive politics.
eriktrips
May. 5th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
howdy back. I hope you don't think me unfriendly for being so slow to respond. when you get really old like I am time goes by so quickly that you can hardly get anything done.

do people really trust big business? I guess they do. brand loyalty and all that. I find it hard to believe that anyone can look at the way business is actually run and still think that big business cares one whit about their well-being. look at the crap being sold to eat in most supermarkets! I just can't believe it sometimes.
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