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The Visionary Report: radical's radical angles on confrontational nonviolence (with art!)
21 Oct 2008
Modified: 08:28:59 PM
More from the only blog (?) committed to creative techniques of radicalized confrontational, non-passive nonviolence and visionary ways of being! With anti-copyright art!
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(all art here and on the blog linked are "anti-copyright"; if you wish to use, please merely give this blog url/address wherever and whenever you re-post them, thanks!):

We've all been impregnated with a (very reduced) idea of the kind of society we now live in --the "information society". It has been promoted everywhere (where "we" once were "an industrial society"); the reality of such, thoughtfully "arted" is that "we" are to be an "in formation" society, where the reality of the "chain of command" which runs "our democracy" is now being peeled back (re: "privileges" watered down and rendered meaningless), now that "we" are not so needed anymore and so-called "developing" nations' peoples "are needed"--with their "rights" curtailed scientifically even more.

But don't take my word for it, listen to this indigenous wisdom keeper <a href="";>explain reality</a> (from the archival record of a "Greenfest" address); see also, <a href="";>here.</a>

What to do? We understand the wisdom, we "connect the dots", and we begin envisioning scenarios of contention and confrontation. The trick, though, is dreaming up ways we may actually *learn from her/history* beyond the same old hellish dualities, beyond perpetuating alienation, beyond the dark age of contention we have always been led to believe in (i.e. wounding and killing each other).

First, in my view, one needs to seriously understand "the ivory towers" and how their managers are themselves tooled/tools. How even the "highest ranking" have been reduced from their human excellence (say as the kids they may well still be inside their enfortressed beliefs) via belief in such systems.

Second, how to reach their hearts? How to move us *and* them in such creative ways that we feel we need not any longer continue to always subordinate our intelligence to martial methods and ideology.

One way I'm envisioning is the organization (or, "anti-organization" --as martial mindset is more and more heavily deployed in its mechanistic habits/addiction--we may have to resort to this, recalling the pre-emptive arrests in MN and elsewhere...). That is, varying affinity groups of <i>creative contention</i> which creatively "hammer" at formalized mind-sets planted within all of us, but especially those artificially separated by their uncritical trust in the well-financed propaganda system, er, "media".

Here we go out not only from the ghettos of "normal" methods of interaction but also of the ghettos of "normalized" ideas of contention. And into the very neighborhoods/gathering places of those who seem to run things. So imagine teams of comedians (coming away from their ghetto-like stages) and engaging neighborhoods known to be rife with severe alienation in ways which inspire folks coming from behind their armor and out into meaningful communication!

(Of course, we'll have to *hear them out* just as we wish to be understood!)

To say any more is to give "too much" to the surveillance state which always seeks to remain steps ahead of us (then again, why not let them? Our intent is merely to *evolve* perpetual war mind <em>beyond</em> its habits/addictions!). Still, better to "play with" your own creativity amongst your affinity groups than to go "blabbing" about it here online, eh? Up to our imagination and courage how much sanity we birth!

Practice practice practice practice!

(And in case you poo-poo this angle on things, know that I've personally engaged varying degrees of the strategically challenged, including in potentially dangerous situations, and yet, with this methodology, have found amazing openings! Challenge me sometime to pontificate, and I'll speak about it on live radio or TV; "Democracy Now" anyone?!)

Finally, the second piece invites readers to *look behind* intensities which are launched at us informally (as opposed to formally, such as by soldiers/implements of the State who are on duty); when people fire out things upon us with particularly emotive invective, we need to listen to the Toltec teachings and first, "not take it personally" (unless that's your calling). Such hurlings are <i>symptoms</i> and if we can metaphorically "step out of the way" of such, and "take a step back", we may better see "the bigger picture".

That is, the idea that people who fire off such emotive things are seeking to make a kind of bridge! But since they/we have all usually been systematically separated from knowing how to even engage in the most basic dialogue (beyond "How are you?" "I'm fine, and you?"), thanks to our domestication, it's typical that early attempts at communications are enraged.

Listen to your favorite wisdom keeper on this. Krishnamurti, Osho, indigenous persons, who-ever; they all say similar things. The question is, can we implement such consciousness in ways that are truly meaningful?

One need not be fake about it, though; one need not be "nice". We can be enraged as well (or some grey area in between, depending on what spirit you want to perfect). We can be real. Hell, many enraged people DON'T TRUST "nice"; they see right through such!

Anyway, wanted to touch on this today. More later? Maybe.
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