Forget Activism

FORGET ACTIVISM by Johnny Brainwash Forget activism. Activism is for the ego. Organizing is for making change. All your life, politics has been presented to you as a clash of ideas. Don’t be fooled. Politics is about power. Worry less about theory and more about practice. Study less philosophy and more history. Given a choice between studying and doing, do. Learn the difference between goals and objectives, and between strategy and tactics. When you join a group that claims to have no leaders, pay close attention. You’ll find out who the leaders are. Pay attention to how your group reproduces the social structures it claims to oppose. It almost certainly does. You can change some of these, but don’t expect to undo centuries (or millennia) of culture overnight. Remember that we’ve all got a piece of the truth. Another group that disagrees with you on strategy may still be doing their part. Or maybe not- just because they have a piece of the truth doesn’t mean they know what to do with it. Remember that last sentence could also apply to you. Never trust someone who’s got all the answers, especially if it’s yourself. Never trust someone who rejects short-term change because it doesn’t look like their revolution. Waiting for the revolution is like waiting for the messiah- you’ll eat pie in the sky when you die (that’s a lie). Cultivate Humility. 01100101 01111000 01110000 01100101 01100011 01110100 00100000 01110101 01110011 00101110 00001010 Image Description: a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask superimposed on the continent of Australia, with computer terminal text “The Australian Government will learn that one does not mess with our porn.” 01100101 01111000 01110000 01100101 01100011 01110100 00100000 01110101 01110011 00101110 00001010 An Aside: IBM’S WATSON AI WINS JEOPARDY. GOOGLE’S ALPHAGO BEATS THE WORLD GO CHAMPION. MICROSOFT’S TAY BECOMES AN AI VERSION OF 4CHAN

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