Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Activist Post: 5 strategies for peacefully underthrowing the status quo

Activist Post: 5 strategies for peacefully underthrowing the status quo by J. B. Vibes, author of Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance.
I've highlighted some of his points, but read the full article for more. For example:
(1) - Finding personal freedom – This should definitely be the first step, because when we find peace in our own hearts we are much better prepared and equipped to bring peace into the hearts of others.

And this one, very important. No matter in what small way you can practice this, it helps:
(2) - Practicing Agorism – Agorism is a strategy of noncompliance that uses counter economics and underground markets as a way of keeping power in the hands of the average people, thus slowly diminishing the power and relevance of the control structure.

This one, "inventing oldspeak" is the most important, to my mind. Maybe "important" is not quite the right word, for they're all important. But this one really struck me as being very powerful:
(3) - Reinventing oldspeak – When it comes to the power of words, the general population is far outmatched by the ruling class. There have been generations of work among the aristocracy completely dedicated to mastering the art of verbal manipulation and deception. They have their newspeak, which cloaks their transgressions in an air of false legitimacy, so we in turn, need to develop an oldspeak that describes reality as it is, but we need to be just as innovative and creative as those working against us.

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