Goddess of the revolution  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
7/31/2005 5:41 pm
Goddess of the revolution

Today I have been challenged and I intend to respond. One of the most interesting, most provocative and thoughtful writers dropped some names on me to research.

What does she intend for these names to mean to me? I have no idea. What is her plan for me? Again, I have no idea. She has, however, challenged me, motivated me, to once again step outside of myself and observe from a skewed perspective.

I used to be very good at this, once upon a time. Once, when I truly thought that individual thought and action could really change the world. Can this amazing woman really instill this back into me?

I come from good trade unionist stock and she is not of that ilk. I come from a good Irish Republican family and she is not of that ilk either. So I will do what all intellectuals do and I will study.

At least that is, until I am one of the first to be put against the wall in her glorious revolution.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
8/1/2005 12:51 am

listen, my family are north of england working class (mostly on the dole now) and irish -- the irish ones were sent to england as scab labour to break the strike in Preston in the cotton mills (engels wrote about it) --- when they found out that they were meant to be scab labour they fled those jobs. but yes, you would be right to say that is not really my background... my politics comes from growing up in a fascist society (apartheid) and learning that freedom does not come from obeying the rules!

can one individual change the world? you tell me -- you believe in a theory of a butterfly flapping its wings!!! maybe all you have to do is flap your wings and fly ... i do not claim to be working for some future revolution; what i am for is making the world NOW as you want it NOW -- sure you cannot get everything all your own way, but why wait? i won't wait; i am making it right now, as i am writing!

as for D&G --> if you are about to embark on reading them, you may find yourself intimidated pretty quickly: it took a group of 6 of us (all well educated and intelligent) 6 months to work through the whole of anti-oedipus: capitalism and schizophrenia. i have only just started on "a thousand plateaus" and it is mind-boggling already. maybe you should start with something a little tamer like Paulo Virno's "A Grammar of the Multitude".

Incidentally, tho, i really was not trying to provoke you to read them. I was merely answering your question about my philosophical leanings.

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rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
8/1/2005 12:57 am

o, one more thing, sorry to hog your blog space with my diatribe -- i do not think it is individual action that can change the world, but rather what together we machine through the combination of our random objects -- i do not see myself as an individual (i've said before there is no self), but as something that has been machined so far by my interation with other random objects. it should not be an individual that inspires, but the whole creative possibility of humanity --- for me what is important is to see what i can machine with others.

i read a book, like D&G and see myself working with them, with it as a machine to create something new ... not necessarily to fix and tie myself to exactly what they were saying ...

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CuriousKitty675 41F
365 posts
8/1/2005 7:21 am

Kali as the picture in a post entitled Goddess of the Revolution. How very interesting your choice. I'd be interested in reading your results.

Barbiebunny69 43F

8/1/2005 11:31 am

Kali is merely on tip toe..next to the fire of a good irish wedding..

I have to whole hartedly disagree.. ONE can change the world. Theres many examples of it. ONE has to be an example of the possibilities to inspire others. ONE can only be themselves to be an instrument of true change..but you have to step out of the comforts of group think to do it.

Fallic, press on, you have the raw horsepower to make something great. Ill be cheering you on

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
8/1/2005 4:15 pm

One individual can raise the conciousness of many.
Many individuals together can make a difference.
I should write a book, "The Two Second Philospher"

DirtyLilSecret61 55F

8/1/2005 6:51 pm

When's the book signing, jayR?

I came from one man and one woman who loved one another, and who raised me in a loving family environment (which I often took for granted). That's all I need to know of my heritage.

Besides, family reunions were all pretty tame - we all looked like we were fresh in the sack.


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