may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Monday, December 12, 2011

"What is important is what you do next"

Whether or not Herbert Marcuse
authenticated OCCUPY posthumously
or whether his "right to resistance"
is countermanded by OCCUPY's hippy peacefulness
is looking through the wrong end of a telescope
Actions come first,rationalization and philosophy later
Analysis is fine in rarefied Boardrooms-
synthesis marries demonstrations and sit-ins
with projected violence towards them
and divorces theory from practice.
Unwise to adapt 1960s thinking to 2011 actions-
Color Revolutions,Arab Springs,Nuclear Winter
may have had a genesis in post -war re-org. of nation states
yet it is the present economic order that invites activism
Workers ally with OCCUPY-but ADBUSTERS initiated it
Students applied their social media skills,but homeless displaced them
This is a work in progress,immune to prediction.
Marx posited Revolution would happen in Germany
and was as surprised as Lenin that Russia should provide a lead.
Dictators' purges are stark warning for led Revolutions
Where we are is new-"we are building the car as we drive"
And the most important skill is not philosophy-it is to stay alive!

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