So, you're feeling a little oppressed and unimpressed by the visions of your elected leaders. You've come to the way-station of the malcontent, the asylum for the slave-workers of the G8, and the fields of elysium for the sick and weary.
Firstly, you must know your enemy.
Secondly, you must know the strategy of the warrior, because there's no relief from guns, iron bars, or thousands of volts cuffing you. No you must be a samarai for the future. Because the bourgeois would sell off your planet before it realized it "can't eat money" (cf Chief Seattle, c. 1894).
Thirdly, you have to be more than a warrior, you must be a righteous warrior. Without examining the failure of the past, you will repeat the future as others have already been doing. You see it -- the internet turning into another medium for prostituting the mind of the intelligentsia and creative classes. Even WIRED magazine is failing to notice the co-optation of the power of the internet for massive, rapid, economic and social change, so don't rely on the glamour of the print medium.
This page (and wiki?) is for averting that disaster. They've already tried to censor this effort (activism using technology and smarter-than-average individuals), so consider it a warning. Copy pages that may help you.
You're one of the lucky ones, if you got this far. There's a lot of info to communicate. Click around and ask questions. It's for people like YOU.
Some of the material is pep-talk, but don't be fooled -- there is huge amounts of SOLID material that you can implement TODAY. And don't be disappointed by the lack of coherence. This material comes from the center of the soul: always embattled and competed for by the masses. (That's why children get affected, BTW.)
You can't get get there by any mechanisms of the past, because those mediums are already co-opted or claimed for other purposes. Wiki is the best hope. See How to be Human.
- You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.
- See Rule #1.
- If someone says "stop", goes limp, or taps out the fight is over.
- Only two guys to a fight.
- One fight at a time.
- No shirts, no shoes, no weapons of any kind.
- Fights will go on as long as they have to.
- You are not your job. You fight as MEN, not hotel managers, not barkeeps, nor busboys.
- If this is your first night at FIGHT CLUB, you HAVE to fight.
- Have a disagreement with another brother? Work it out verbally.
- squatting in a abandoned house or warehouse making new and preserving old value out of it (recycling!),
- making their own food, from seed, demonstrating initiative and independence, fruitfulness,
- creating a subver5ive economy that undercuts the vanity of modern amerika (without hurting anyone, involuntarily),
- engaging in tactical acts of cultural correction,
- taking responsibility for the safety of others by massive knowledge of the syst3m,
- being completely independent and drug-free, getting harder and stronger.
It's called "straight-edge" -- where, you're walking the line so finely, no one can cut you down. It takes truth to win, though.
"A guy came to Fight Club for the first time, his ass was a wad of cookie dough. After a few weeks, he was carved out of marble."
"After fighting, everything in your life got the volume turned down."
Now.... here on hackerspaces, we wouldn't dream of acting like the leaders of our nations, taking the law into our own hands, or engage in criminal behavior that we're not willing to be held account for. No. We are more honorable than that. We aim to be better than our leaders, reclaim our law for the People, and engage only in acts that defend the principles of liberty and justice for all. Perhaps they will be seen as "criminal" to lesser minds (like the crime of "sitting on a curb"), but then there's fight club. Enlist them.
The goal isn't violence. It's getting purified, stronger, and smarter.