Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Undead Creatures following orders..

Anarchists use democracy—but we don’t let democracy use us. For us, the first and last matter is always the needs and feelings of the individuals involved—any system to address them is provisional at best. We don’t try to force ourselves into the confines of any establisthed procedures—we apply procedures to the extent that they serve human needs, and discard them past that point. Seriously, what should come first—our systems, or us? We cooperate or coexist with others, including other life forms, whenever it’s possible. But we don’t prize consensus, let alone The Rule of Law, above our own values and dreams—when we can’t come to an agreement, we go our own ways, rather than limiting each other. In extreme cases, when others refuse to acknowledge our needs or persist in doing unconscionable, harmful things, we intercede by whatever means are necessary— not on behalf of Justice or revenge, but simply to represent our own interests. We see laws as nothing more than the shadows of our predecessors’ customs, lengthened by the years to seem more wise than our own judgment.

They persist as undead creatures, imposing unnatural stipulations upon us that do not enable justice, but only interfere with it—while at the same time estranging us from it, framing it as something we cannot carry out without arcane formalities and judges’ wigs. These laws, having multiplied and atrophied over time, are now so alien and inscrutable that a priest class of lawyers makes a living off the rest of us as astrologers of the stars our well meaning ancestors set in precarious orbit. The man who insists that justice can only be maintained by the rule of law is the same one who appears on the witness stand at the war crime tribunal swearing he was only following orders. There’s no Justice—it’s just us. Anarchist economies are radically different from other economies. Anarchists not only conduct their transactions differently, but trade in an entirely different currency— one which is not convertible into the kind of assets for which capitalists compete and communists draft Five Year Plans.

Capitalists, socialists, communists exchange products; anarchists interchange assistance, inspiration, loyalty. Capitalist, socialist, communist economies make human interactions into commodities: policing, medical care, education, even sexual relations become services that are bought and sold. Anarchist economies, focusing above all on the needs and desires of the individuals involved, transform products back into social relations: the communal experience of gardening or dumpster diving or playing music, the excitement and self-righteous high of stealing from a supermarket or squatting a building. The typical economic interaction in capitalist relations is the sale; in anarchist economics, it is the gift. - Crimethinc.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Politik secara kekeluargaan

Si kecil bernama Johny bertanya pada ayahnya , “Apakah itu politik?” Ayahnya menjawab , “Begini, biar ayah terangkan dengan cara yang mudah. Oleh kerana pendapatan keluarga ini datangnya daripada ayah, maka andaikan yang ayah ini adalah kapitalis , ibu kamu yang menguruskan wang keluarga itu kita panggil dia Kerajaan . Kami di sini adalah untuk menjaga keperluan kamu , maka ibaratkan yang kamu itu rakyat . Pengasuh itu pula kita gelarkan golongan pekerja . Dan adik kecil kamu itu pula adalah masa depan . Sekarang pergi kamu fikirkan kaitan antara mereka semua.”

Dan Johny pun pergi ke bilik tidur dan memikirkan tentang apa yang di katakan oleh ayahnya. Lewat tengah malam , dia mendengar adiknya menangis dan masuk ke biliknya dengan lampin yang sarat cairan. Johny pergi ke kamar tidur orang tuanya tapi ibunya sedang tidur . Dia tak mahu mengejutkan ibunya itu lalu dia ke kamar pengasuh akan tetapi pintunya berkunci. Di intipnya melalui lubang kunci terlihat ayahnya sedang cuba memperkosa si pengasuhnya. Johny pun jadi berputus asa dan kembali ke kamar tidurnya.

Keesokan paginya Johny berkata kepada ayahnya. “Ayah , rasanya saya dah faham apa itu politik.”

“Bagus anakku, cuba beritahu ayah dengan cara kamu sendiri bagaimanakah gambaran politik”

Johny pun menjawab begini:

“Bila Kapitalis memperkosa golongan pekerja , Kerajaan cuma tidur , Rakyat tak dihiraukan dan masa depan penuh dengan taik.”

Feminist not Feminine

She doesn’t need a boy to be complete, but she likes them just the same. She doesn’t need you to hold her hand, or tell her that she looks pretty. She knows she’s smart, and doesn’t need you to point it out to her. She knows she’s clever and fun and rad. And beautiful in a way that deepens as you get to know her. She appreciates sincerity, and originality, and creativity.Her city. She is the revolution.

How Consuming Less Has Dramatically Increased My Freedom

Everywhere we turn, we are told to consume. New gadgets, new clothes and new cars are coming out constantly.

Do you really need to buy all that new stuff to be happy? Is it something you really need or are you just doing it because you don’t know what else to do?

I have to admit. Having the latest gadgets is cool, but I also realize that it is largely unnecessary and something I’m going to grow tired of within a few weeks.

Realizing that I can consume radically small amount and be happy has tremendously increased my freedom, because I no longer have to earn a lot of money to support my spending habits.

I was never a big spender, and I’ve always enjoyed saving. Lately I’ve taken it to an extreme.I don’t eat out, eat meat, buy gadgets or even clothes regularly. I love it.

I value my freedom more than buying stuff, which is why I enjoy living this lifestyle. I don’t have to have a huge income. I can live anywhere and I can take a vacation when I want because of my lifestyle.

I may very well change my lifestyle in the future, but this is how I am living now. Just the realization that I do not have to do what everyone else does is exhilarating.