[-empyre-] Play ball
Nato, Edmar, Christinas and Ryan and the rest of Empyre....
I agree that spaces and places create the context.
I personally see Lumpen/Buddy/Select Media as one of the best
counterculture models out there.
And I definitely am a fan of building through conversation and
critique, not destroying (the journal is all about countercultural
For my book, a culture of generous spaces (multi-use centers) is step
one. Step two is tactically and super-inclusively start thinking about
what are we going to do with this.
As Nato said, "And in terms of settling on terms as marc has advocated:
what terms should we discuss. I'm ready to play the game."
So Lets play.
I. Questions- of Precepts...
1. Who are we when we think of a network of spaces?
2. Who are we (this is a super-fucking-inclussive we... I want to be a
part of any club that will have me and want anyone to be a member of
my club as long as they are members a club that is meaningful.)
3. What is OUR common denomonators
a. what values do we share
b. what ideals
c. what goals
d. what resources
4. What are our differences?
5. Who are we in our local cities and scenes and how does this relate
to our more global we?
6. How do we distinguish ourselves from the those that are clearly not
II. would be (in my book...) what does it mean that we are a we?
PS. This post and threads from Ireland Indymedia is worth looking at
It critiques a situationist view on the paris riots.. (any disturbance
is a revolution). This is fucking contemporary if you ask me. I see
it's pertainant to this discussion because it identifies a love of
disturbance but then calls for more becuase "The net result of the
Paris riots will not be some mass proletarian consciousness awakening
and sudden crystallisation into a political movement - because "the
left" is for the most part fractured in urban areas and simply not
present on the ground." It identifies the need to talk about it and
turn anger (or cultural production) into praxis.
As a fan of humanity and gaia, I don't need my social change to be
solidly "left." But I do know that if we talk about it collectively in
a big way, it can become so...
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