01 December 2018

Bryce Kanights: San Francisco

Growing up, I had a minor obsession with San Francisco and still do. The history the geography, the culture and counter culture, music, literature and the hills. By now you should have seen Roll Up, the GX1000 video, but these were among the original photos that fueled my obsession. Now you know what to get me for Christmas. BK makes some nice prints. 

24 November 2018

Radical Ideas Not So Radical Anymore

Here is an actual quote from today's BBC website, It is possible to live in complete equality - and it can make for a peaceful community. There's one catch: it involves becoming an anarchist. No government, no state, only the individual and their will to do as they please.

This was in response to the recent killing of an American Christian Missionary who tried to talk about Jesus to a 'uncontacted tribe.'

The ideas in this most recent article are often ridiculed or considered dangerous but in really, they are the natural way of things, human beings living in their 'intended' state, perhaps... 

We have always known what to do and I believe we still do. That is when we dare to dream beyond the Spectacle, the rigid constrains of this artificial socioeconomic arrangement, unnatural forms of domination. We know how to live and live with each other and our land base. 

Its tragic but hopeful.

20 October 2018

17 February 2018

Thoughts and Fucking Prayers

Yes, blame guns, and blame easy access to guns, blame the types of guns available and who can get there hands on them. And blame our inability to support and understand those with mental health struggles. But it would be wrong to ignore the deeper symptoms, the underlying pathology of alienation in mass society and how exasperated its becoming with technology, social media and the erosion of real human connectivity.

31 January 2018

First they came for the Mexicans and I did not speak out because I was not Mexican, then they came for the Iraqis and I did not speak out because I was not Iraqi, then they came for the Polish and I did not speak out because I was not Polish, then they came for the Irish and I did not speak out because I was not Irish, then they came for the Welsh and there was no one left to speak for me.

25 January 2018

Ursula La Guin 1929 - 2018

Ursula La Guin published a worthy version of the Tao Te Ching amongst her many other literary achievements. Like all reasonable anarchists she had a solid understanding of the Tao. This quote fits in nicely with the current state we're in snd with her death perhaps a good time to reflect on it. 

 "We’re in one of those big yin-yang movements, and the yang is so extreme. But then it will do what all extremes do, it’ll suddenly begin turning into the opposite. There’s another part of Taoism that we haven’t discussed that is part of my view of the world – extremes always do implode and begin to turn into the other thing."

19 December 2017