Tag Archives: revolution

Dystopia

Excerpted from The Guardian’s article, ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia : “The technologies we use have turned into compulsions, if not full-fledged addictions,” (Nir) Eyal writes. “It’s the impulse to check a message notification. It’s the pull to visit YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter for just a few …

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It’s time

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Meh.

The first time the Klan came to our town, they were met with several hundred counter-protesters and people who just came to watch the show. They raged and shouted, and they all got their pictures in the paper. It was quite a ruckus. But the second time they came, nobody much cared. They assembled on …

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“They can easily control that.”

“In a world that wants us to be angry, bitter, selfish and vile, I realized that the truest form of rebellion is uncompromising righteousness. In this day and age, I believe that a true rebel does not run the streets with a weapon yelling stuff. True rebels live the life they believe is right, no …

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Revolution

“Let us not be afraid to say it: we want change, real change, structural change.”  ~Pope Francis (source) ••• “You say you want a revolution?   Well, you know, we’d all love to see the plan.”  ~Lennon/McCartney (source)  

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Optimism

“Optimism is a political act. Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think nothing is going to get any better. In fact, these days, cynicism is obedience.”  ~Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City

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Opiating the Masses

The ruling classes have done a fantastic job of keeping us just entertained enough to stave off a revolution.  About the time we realize that our crummy government has given us crummy jobs with crummy wages and crummy benefits and crummy health care, we’re distracted by a little gadget in our pocket that dings and …

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Incredibly

This is a little desktop I made a long, long time ago- back when screens were still 1024 x 768.

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Amuse and Entertain

“If a radical political alternative is not opened up, then I think we are essentially going to amuse and entertain ourselves into extinction.  Business as usual at this point is a death sentence on the human race.”  ~Terence McKenna

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Abbie Hoffman

I used to keep Abbie Hoffman quotes in a text-file as I came across them, and below is the collection I found on a backup disk.   ABBIE HOFFMAN QUOTES A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station. Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon. I believe in compulsory …

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101

Via Babylon Falling. Everything about this just made me happy.  😀

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:)

Excerpt from Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (via): America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. To quote the American humorist Kin Hubbard, “It ain’t no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.” It is in fact a crime …

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