Where am I. Who are you people. What's going on. What time is it. Why does everything taste like the sound of yellow.
radical political action in 1871: declare your city council the new government of France, have hundreds of thousands of armed Parisians fight the French army in the middle of the Franco-Prussian war as local people's assemblies run the production and distribution of food and shelter
radical political action in 1917: overthrow the tsar, institute a nationwide system of workers' councils that enable workers to drive out their employers and run their factories on their own
radical political action in 1936: when a fascist military dictatorship is declared, mobilize massive sections of the Spanish working class to fight the fascist junta while also abolishing money, instituting workers' self-management of industries and workplaces, and creating a system of distribution in which everyone got enough goods to feed themselves
radical political action in 1968: turn university lecture halls into the site of joint worker-student action committees, declare a general strike, shut down the entire French economy, and throw shit at cops
radical political action in 2013: sign an internet petition asking Monsanto to stop using child labor in India, share it on Facebook, feel really good about yourself
iphones and the big bang theory are turning us into unthinking zombies, thats why nobodys interested in my depressing dusty poetry about all my white dude angst
Got the results for a practice standardized test my students took. I noticed that almost all of them missed the same question. Curious, I looked at the question.
"Explain the importance of Freedom of Religion in American society."
That doesn’t sound too bad. I wonder which answer most of my students picked.
"It helped religious minorities survive and grow in America."
Hm. That doesn’t really seem all that incorrect. What answer did the state want them to pick?
"It eliminated all prejudice toward other religions in America."