||Distributed, Diversified, The Eternal Flame|
The Chaos Mirrors
i thought i was a liberal until i discovered democratic socialism|
i thought i was a democratic socialist until i discovered histadrut unionism
i thought i was a histadrut unionist until i discovered anarchy
wisdom where one is not expected to look
|Lawful Good: Creatures of lawful good alignment view the cosmos with varying degrees
of lawfulness or desire for good. They are convinced that order and law are absolutely necessary to
assure good, and that good is best defined as whatever brings the most benefit to the greater number
of decent, thinking creatures and the least woe to the rest.
||Lawful Evil: Obviously, all order is not good, nor are all laws beneficial. Lawful evil creatures
consider order as the means by which each group is properly placed in the cosmos, from lowest to highest,
strongest first, weakest last. Good is seen as an excuse to promote the mediocrity of the whole and
suppress the better and more capable, while lawful evilness allows each group to structure itself and fix
its place as compared to others, serving the stronger but being served by the weaker.|
|Chaotic Good: To the chaotic good individual, freedom and independence are as important to life and
happiness. The ethos views this freedom as the only means by which each creature can achieve true
satisfaction and happiness. Law, order, social forms, and anything else which tends to restrict or abridge
individual freedom is wrong, and each individual is capable of achieving self-realization and prosperity
through himself, herself, or itself.
||Chaotic Evil: The chaotic evil creature holds that individual freedom and choice is
important, and that other individuals and their freedoms are unimportant if they cannot be held by the
individuals through their own strength and merit. Thus, law and order tends to promote not individuals
but groups, and groups suppress individual volition and success.|
gary gygax, dungeon masters guide, ©1979
tsr games, random house, inc.
||...the defense of the revolution must be the responsibility of a workers militia, organized and
controlled by the workers' mass organizations, not an army or guerrilla force controlled by a
minority, such as a political party.|
||suppose the victim has multiple kidnappers. They give her a choice; either she can have sex with one of them (she chooses which one) or she can starve to death. The fact that she is allowed to choose her rapist clearly does not amount to consent; it is merely a choice between a number of situations that are all still fundamentally involuntary. Since there is no consent, this is still rape.|
Is capitalism freedom? Is slavery freedom? In the future, philosophical debates like this would seem so simplistic that they would be hardly worth having, but because we are living in the midst of pro-capitalist propaganda today, we have to put up with people who attempt to argue that capitalism somehow means freedom.
||A bomb was thrown at police during the Haymarket riot. Although Albert Parsons was not even
present, he was indicted and convicted for his alleged participation... Albert Parsons was hanged
along with the other Haymarket martyrs... Lucy Parsons' belief in justice and in the necessity for
revolution was confirmed... What was most striking about this heretofore forgotten heroine was the
depth of her courage. Lucy Parsons was undaunted by physical abuse by the police, undeterred by vile
threats from thugs, or by malicious lies in the Chicago newspapers. She cried in despair over the
dead body of her husband Albert in 1886. After that, she never shed another tear.|
And you thought your government would never even think of censorship? A woman more dangerous than a
thousand rioters, and for that reason,
is now but a figment in the shattered memory of our collective consciousness.
||Necessity knows no law, and the starving man has a natural right to a share of his
neighbor's bread... Ask for work. If they do not give you work, ask for bread. If they do not
give you work or bread, then take bread.|
|Some write about political philosophy, some live it.
Emma Goldman, the saint
of the poor, silenced, demonized, jailed, deported, died of malnutrition, defiant and courageous to the end.
||Before occupation the Fazenda Sï¿½o Joaquim (2.835 hectares) in the municipality of Teixeira Soares,
Paran? had 1 family, no crops, 2 horses, 10 acres of pasture. The owners were absentees and lived in
Curitiba. After the occupation by landless peasants and without receiving any help from the government,
107 families now live on the fazenda. In 1994 they produced 20,000 sacks of corn, 1.100 sacks of beans,
600 sacks of rice. At present they have 530 cows, 600 pigs and 80 sheep while 30 houses, a primary
school and a health centre have been built.|
||"But," exclaim in loud chorus the whole respectable world,--bankers, merchants,
manufacturers, and gentlemen of fortune,--"O base and dangerous Proudhon! we are
not robbers; our consciences are clean; we fulfill the law, gain legal gains, and plunder
no man. Wherefore, then, stir up the ignorant and hungry masses, who, understanding
not a jot of thy transcendental notions, thy laws of contradiction and what not, will
apprehend only that our comfort and luxury are not fairly earned and their hunger and
privation not fairly brought upon them, and will rush with blind and bloody fury to despoil
us of what is ours, kill us, and turn our children destitute into the street? Be silent with
thy cry of ill omen, or we will proclaim thee a lunatic and a criminal, and put thee in
prison while we have the power!"|
Where it all started -
far more popular than Marx at the time of the publishing of the Communist Manifesto, and among
the first communists to be sent to jail simply for trying to start a bank. From the
||...Two more factors have also tended to seriously destabilise the reform process: firstly, a
scandalous series of forms of corruption, political subservience and collusion, leading to the granting
of huge tracts of land to members of the ruling classes; and secondly, the presence of important foreign
interests, concerned about the effects of any reform on their economic activities.|
||If any ask us why we died. We tell them that our leaders lied. Sold us down the rivierside.
Whose side are you on?|
|Need a little relaxing (or not so relaxing) music to listen to? Maybe a little
Chumbawamba? You decide if they've sold out to
EMI and are heading
down the road to bubblegum anarchy, or if they are more accessible the better to corrupt
your tender little minds with.
||Real capital - the people, natural resources, and equipment needed to produce real goods - cannot be packed up in a bag when the capitalist skips town...
What remains when the capitalists are gone are merely the people who are doing the work, and the means to do it.