People talking about a revolution.
The revolution has already begun. It's been forced upon you. Look at how quickly it has taken the 1% out of power and spread panic in the money markets. They have constructed the Industrial Matrix that we live in to maximize the efficiency in extracting our wealth from us. That's where they derive power. By participating in the consumerism you are giving your consent to the system.
All you have to do to maintain the revolution is maintain the quarantine or the aspect of non consumerism. Non consumerism is non participation in the status quo. What the fuck did Thoreau, Gandhi and then MLK Jr live for if not to show us the way.
There is a beauty to this revolution. The incompetent governments have forced the quarantine on us. When the government hurries to get everything back to normal then the revolution will be your choice. Just avoid spending money at all costs. Think of how easy that will be after you've been forced to do it? Right now we are learning how easy the revolution is. When you have the choice it becomes much easier and even a point of pride.
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Once when I had to serve 10 days in jail I decided to try an experiment. From various times I was in jail as a youth I realized how much of a pleasure eating was in jail, even the horrible industrial food in jails. In New Orleans for instance I really learned to appreciate grits with a slice of cheese. I eat it every chance I get now as a reminder of my education er something. The power that food had over grown men became apparent when once I saw grown men fight over a juice box. This was the inkling of an idea I had.
So one of the last times I went to jail I decided to see if I could resist the urge to eat. I felt like that being the only pleasure they allowed you to have in jail... that it was power they had over my mind. So when I went to jail the last time I decided 10 days is a good length of time to test my resolve. I successfully completed the 10 days without a bite. The guy I gave every meal to was very impressed. He kept asking me... "How the fuck?" This story reminds me how for 10 days I took the power back.
Anyway at the end of the 10 days I had no urge to eat but because of my commitment to the experiment to end in 10 days I ate on the 11th day. I probably could've done it without going to jail and have fasted a few times since but I doubt I could successfully went 10 days with out the state imposed quarantine. You are right now in the same position as I was in jail. Don't let the incompetent government control your mind with the idea that when you can you will start your rabid consumption again. You have the power... You are taking it back right now. Learn from this experience and use it.
All I'm suggesting is that we unite for one day a year and boycott Christmas. I'm asking for a one day commitment to a revolution. Are we so debilitated as a people we can not dedicate one day a year to this? I'm not asking you to spend 3 months sleeping in a snow drift at Valley Forge like Washington did...
From "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" by Henry Thoreau
"All voting is a sort of gaming, like chequers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority"
Thoreau had his epiphany in jail, and in turn inspired Gandhi and MLK jr. for starters. Jail inspired Thoreau and its no coincidence. We are all in jail right now. If you allow your mind to consider a different way you may too have this epiphany.