War is a symptom of a social disease that too many people try to just ignore. How do we reverse that trend and take that power away from the state?
It's clear that even a succession of the most baldly two-faced warmongers (of both parties) is not enough in the US to raise class consciousness.
If budgets are moral documents, the US military budget is the most hateful book ever written.
"The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently." - David Graeber
RIP to a real one. David Graeber was one of the best modern writers about anarchism and had a huge heart. Time to re-read Fragments in honor: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/david-graeber-fragments-of-an-anarchist-anthropology
On the other hand, I'm not a violent person, but perhaps we should violently remove people from power if they abuse it. Or, even if they don't, down the road, aiming for that place where no man is any more a master than any other.
Fuck. Yes. I hope they win.
[a group of Black Tulsa residents, including a 105 year old survivor of the Black Wall Street massacre, are suing for reparations.]
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Of course, capitalism isn't going to let us take away power from capital that easily. But we can try it at the local level and scale up. Screw politics, politicians, and the whole game being played. In the new world, there should be no life-long politicians, just those called to do their duty for their society.
Educate the lottery winners about legislating for a period of time before their term starts. Have them observe for a while. And then let them make decisions. We would immediately get class, race, gender, and other representation proportional to populations.
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