"But you love me as a woman—as a woman wants to be loved, don’t you? Your arms around me aren’t lying, are they? Your hands, so warm against my back—they’re not lying? This warmth that’s in me; this confidence, this sense that I am safe, secure, that flows through me as I stand here with my cheek in the hollow of your shoulder: they are not lies, are they?"
"It is unrealistic to expect the entire working class to study leftist political theory and become militant anarchosyndicalists - however, this is not necessary for an anarchosyndicalist revolution to occur. The “theory” of anarchosyndicalism is not about dictating to workers what their political desires should be; it is about establishing political institutions which allow them to express these wills. That is to say, anarchosyndicalism does not seek to instill any specific political program in the minds of the working class - it merely insists that workers deserve to implement whatever political programs they see fit through self-administration.
At the same time, we realize that the working class has been systematically deceived into identifying their interests with capitalism and the “free market,” and as such, their revolutionary desires have been supplanted by the propaganda of the major political parties and bureaucratic trade unions. In order to present and demonstrate their political program to the workers, anarchosyndicalists should form separate political groups for the purpose of maintaining informal influence over the social movements and labor unions. For instance, the anarchosyndicalists of Spain formed the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) to prevent the major anarchosyndicalist union (the National Confederation of Labor, or CNT) from being derailed to reformism. These anarchist political groups must work inside, not apart from, the unions and movements to maintain a revolutionary presence amongst workers."
What an utter dystopia I live in, (and actively sustain as a dystopian)!
what is white culture
clapping after an airplane lands
Polaroids by Andrei Tarkovsky from the book Instant Light: Tarkovsky Polaroids
The price we pay for reason is guilt.
Luck is the superstition of the melancholic subject.
"The real demand of all insurrectionary movements is the transformation of the world and the reinvention of life. This is not a demand formulated by theorists: rather, it is the basis of poetic creation. Revolution is made everyday despite, and in opposition to, the specialists of revolution. This revolution is nameless, like everything springing from lived experience."
"Once we begin to celebrate what our body does rather than obsessing on how it looks, we start to appreciate our body as an instrument rather than an ornament."
"The self-sacrifice of the militant or the activist is mirrored in their power over others as an expert - like a religion there is a kind of hierarchy of suffering and self-righteousness. The activist assumes power over others by virtue of her greater degree of suffering (‘non-hierarchical’ activist groups in fact form a ‘dictatorship of the most committed’). The activist uses moral coercion and guilt to wield power over others less experienced in the theology of suffering."
I have the slight tendency of imbedding criminal activity with a nostalgia for the moment yet passed.