Monday, May 14, 2012

'You Poor Take Courage/You Rich Take Care/This Earth Was Made a Common Treasury for Everyone to Share"

              -from, 'World Turned Upside Down', Billy Bragg

As always, I am never a regular enough writer to merit a blog, but it's my internet, damnit, and I'll do what I like. YOU GUYS SO MUCH IS HAPPENING. To the right is both a wretched photo of myself (fuck you! I don't have to look pretty to change the world!) on May Day this year in Seattle *and* one of the main sentiments I hope to convey to anyone who has ever had the misfortune of talking to me while I was riled up. I mean, I get so riled up I'm still promising myself I'm going to go preach in the park this summer, but it's a scary undertaking, you never know who you might set off, and I don't want to get in to any fights! 

Speaking of fights, me and the rest of the world need to have a little sit down chat about anarchy, the difference between property damage and violence, and the importance of cooperative skill and resource sharing. I'll be paying attention to black bloc and other actions and defenses (a particular favorite is CIRCA, a clowning group here in Cascadia) in Chicago and hope to report more on my personal interactions and impressions. But more on that later!

I'm sitting here in the comfort of my lovely home, with my kitty, typing away on my laptop. In a few days I'm going to meet thousands upon thousands of my brothers and sisters in the streets of Chicago, a city strange and looming to me. I will eat deep dish pizza, see a game at Wrigley, and protest NATO and the military-industrial complex that so utterly fucks over the world. What could be more American than that?

In love and Solidarity,