Cascadia 1848, Tibet 1959, Palestine 1948, Ballard 1907

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No Flags Cascadia. Feb 4, 2012:

Cascadia 1848, Tibet 1959, Palestine 1948, Ballard 1907

“And because of our reliance on group thinking, the world is often ruled by the most shortsighted and corrupt rulers; democracy appeals to the lowest common denominator” –Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse.

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No Flags Cascadia. Feb 4, 2012:

The Implications of Autonomy and the Abolition of Politics

I’ll be posting a monthly column here for Cascadia Matters, and other rants and poems I may conjure.

Professor Firewalker

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics, does not mean politics will not take an interest in you.”     -Pericles

” Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”     -George Orwell 1984

“Logic and morality made it impossible to accept an illogical and immoral reality; they engendered a rejection of reality which as a rule led the cultivated man rapidly to despair. But the varieties of the man-animal are innumerable, and I saw and have described men of refined culture, especially if young, throw all this overboard, simplify and barbarize themselves, and survive. A simple man, accustomed not to ask questions of himself, was beyond the reach of the useless torment of asking himself why.

The harsher the oppression, the more widespread among the oppressed is the willingness, with all its infinite nuances and motivations, to collaborate: terror, ideological seduction, servile imitation of the victor, myopic desire for any power whatsoever… Certainly, the greatest responsibility lies with the system, the very structure of the totalitarian state; the concurrent guilt on the part of individual big and small collaborators is always difficult to evaluate… they are the vectors and instruments of the system’s guilt… the room for choices (especially moral choices) was reduced to zero”      -Primo Levi The Drowned and The Saved

“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.”  -Czeslaw Milosz

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