Revolution Creation

Five Unexpected Signs You May be an Anarchist

Five Unexpected Signs You May be an Anarchist

“Anarchy doesn’t mean out of control; it means out of their control.” –Jim Dodge Anarchy’s success as a form of egalitarian governance is undermined by all forms of hierarchical government. Anarchy is uncomfortable, but anarchy is natural. The only thing worse than the egalitarian governance of anarchy, is hierarchical government. This is because anarchy tends to prevent power from becoming centra... »

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The Day of Judgement: Will You Make the Jump?

The Crumbling “After there is great trouble among mankind, a greater one is prepared. The great mover of the universe will renew time, rain, blood, thirst, famine, steel weapons and disease.”’ ~ Nostradamus, Prophecies of Nostradamus For millennia, every major religious text from the Old to the New Testament and everything in between has prophesied about our end of days with fearful re... »

Reverse Dominance: The Secret to a Healthy Tribe

Reverse Dominance: The Secret to a Healthy Tribe

“Every human culture, to remain healthy, sustainable, and vibrant, requires a constant renewal of ceremonies, crafts, cultural practices, and the arts. Each society must generate new knowledge, skills, self-understanding, and modes of self-transcendence. To evolve, a human community must have available a diverse set of authentic and viable social forms that enables it to respond to shifting times,... »

Jester Guru Chronicles, Part 3: Breaking the Law

Jester Guru Chronicles, Part 3: Breaking the Law

“If you knew Time as well as I do … you wouldn’t talk about wasting it.” –Mad Hatter One night a few years back I dreamt that God and Satan were playing tennis, and no matter how much they played the score was always love-love. Upon awakening my heart became a little red trickster-god thumping its trickster melody in my chest. Each thrum was a question that placed the state of the world on “... »

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Four Ways to Turn the Tables on Tyranny

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.” – Arundhati Roy In the wake of yet an... »

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6 Signs You May be a Peaceful Warrior

“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.” –Khalil Gibran Peaceful warriors are honorable, courageous and compassionate human beings who make a difference by having lived and lived well. Peaceful warriors are time-tested and pain-sharpened; having gone through hell in order to discover that heaven is ... »

Bertrand Russel’s Ten Commandments of Higher Teaching

Bertrand Russel’s Ten Commandments of Higher Teaching

Widely held to be one of the 20th century’s premier logicians, Bertrand Russel was a British philosopher, mathematician, historian and political activist par excellence. More importantly, he was a profound and original teacher. His philosophy of religion in particular was a heavy influence on such modern champions of philosophy as Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Richard Dawkins. As a tea... »

Much Ado about Moving: The Movables, the Immovables, and the Movers:

Much Ado about Moving: The Movables, the Immovables, and the Movers:

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those who move.” –Benjamin Franklin This exceptional quote by Benjamin Franklin strikes at the heart of the human condition. In one simple sentence he blends a wide range of human experiences: ignorance, pride, and passion, to name a few. While we should be cautious about overgeneralizing, quotes lik... »

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4 Ways to Overgrow the System

Overgrowing the system is a bottom-up approach to replacing the current regressive unhealthy/unsustainable system with a potentially progressive healthy/sustainable one. But overgrowing the system is no walk in the park. It requires courage, patience and resilience. Even the people we care about the most may still be hooked on the outdated system, so it also requires loving compassion, but definit... »

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Art as a Weapon in Political Warfare

“The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude.” –George Orwell Art has always affected the political landscape. From George Carlin’s standup to Picasso’s Guernica, from Allen Ginsberg’s Howl to Banksy’s graffiti, from Avatar to Fight Club, art is a weapon in the battlefield of ideas. As it turns out, the most famous political art of all time, George O... »

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