Thursday, June 4, 2015

Notes towards an Anarchist International

by Jax Cafark

Left Boredom, May 30, 2015, New York City.

What do we awaken to? 
100,000 people are gone from New Orleans.
We're losing land. There will be no 400th anniversary.
What is the real?
The real is the shock of something we didn't pay attention to,
when it takes away our families.

Protest is so masculine.
We need an ecofeminist movement within anarchism,
So we can actually give birth to something;
Regeneration of the human and natural community.
Learn something from people who have communal lives.
Can we learn?
Can we join together?
Can we begin to really practice solidarity?
The First International was a metaphysical breakthrough.

Uniting institutions, ideologies, imaginaries and ethos:
Positive envy for a charismatic movement:
It has to be so good that people feel bad to be left out.
Not short-term gratification, but the real joy of the long haul.
Like the Zapatistas, movements of the imagination:
Grassroots poetry and stories!

Our main focus: what are we creating?
It's simple.
People are born, they live, they need to eat and drink, they die,
They need to be taken care of.
Our system is callous and cruel to people.
If they like what you're doing, something's wrong.
We can do better. People will flock to it.

P.S. I continue to be amazed when you show me what “I” have said.  “I” is such a strange equivocation. This is another useful example of how “I” can “have” no ideas.  The parallax of perspective brings out much that “I” could never have imagined!

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