Great article on the futility of modern liberalism I read while withdrawing my labor at work today

…called “All Worked Up and Nowhere to Go” by Amber A’Lee Frost

She uses the Women’s Strike as a center piece. A thing I “supported” (attempted to promote) by posting about it on Facebook, more than most of my friends, knowing it would be a futile exercise. I wanted to promote the idea of a general strike.  Frost:

Men who questioned the strike’s utility were branded sexist; women who did the same were simply ignored. It was reminiscent of the Hillary campaign’s rhetoric: every feminist who didn’t fall in line was suddenly invisible; every man with a criticism of a woman was suddenly manifesting a deep-seated and pathological misogyny.

And of 2017 liberalism in general:

What the Women’s Strike did reveal is that the self-appointed Trump Resistance is stuck in a compulsive loop, perseverating on symptoms and self-help rather than tackling the disease. The “battles” you see making headlines in our claustrophobic community have become microscopically petty: Who speaks at what campus? Who made what problematic joke? Which left magazine has a bad take and who will “take responsibility”? None of these squabbles are politics; none of them build power. I’m sorry to say, even punching the odd Nazi doesn’t build power. (It raises spirits, but little else.) We’re forever resting on the laurels of feel-good symbolic outcry rather than the material victories that make our day-to-day lives better. It suits the ruling class just fine.

The answer is of course:

We need to be able to build labor coalitions and strike for real—meaning we can shut everything down until our demands are met.

 

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I love Roseanne I don’t know or care what her politics are

she’s the queen – this is the best interview of her because she is chilled out and loves norm. she reminds me of my mum and her sisters. my sister mary loved the roseanne show when it came on when we were kids. norm got a job as a writer on that show. norm went on to write one of the greatest comic novels of the english language

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borne into slavery they were freedom’s sons

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you’re not a better guitar player than this

first of all look at that annoucer chick. what a knockout.

jimi hendrix is a holy man and a saint, he did as much for me as jesus in keeping myself honest and truthful and just and brave, especially fucking brave,. go forth young man. fuck yeah jimi

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My vision for Acid Canoe, by no means a finalized vision, but we have time

Four people

Four people will meet somewhere on the banks of one of three rivers, the Ohio, the Allegheny, and the Monongahela… at sunrise on August 4, 2018… and set up a temporary camp

The four people will be dressed in costume

The costume will be a mix between a pro wrestler and a famous person from the American Revolution. And that person will have a name, and a character developed by that time (August 4, 2018 at sunrise)

Franklin Hogan/Hogan Franklin is already taken.

The four fictional characters, at sunrise, along the banks of one of the three great rivers of Pittsburgh, will first ingest fictional LSD

There will be a canoe

We will wait for a while at the camp. We’ll watch the sunrise, we’ll light a fire, we’ll talk, we’ll finalize and perfect our strategy. We’ll say goodbye to the people who brought us. We’ll be left alone with no way out but by canoe.

Then in a couple of hours, when the time is right, we’ll pick up our paddles and float that motherfucker right to the point

We will all have horns that we will blow at a certain point, and then flowers will float out of the sky

So bring a trumpet, saxaphone, clown honky honky horn, or conch

And I’ll position the canoe at a point, and Hogan Franklin/Franklin Hogan will say “Blow thy horns, brother!”

And we’ll all blow our various horns as loud as we can, and then flowers will fall out of the sky.

Also we probably should be a band for a few months before that and do a gig that night somewhere. It’s like 14 months from now.

It’s Andy Warhol’s 90th birthday that coming Monday

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