What’s the first Question?

February 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Char:  So what’s the first question?  And every answer is simply another question anyhow.

Nel:  Okay.  Why have I lost faith in government?  I never expected this to happen, and yet here it is.  Where do I turn?

Char:  OK I’ll try and run with that as a first one. Good one.  But the questions don’t even have to be from a personal place, they can also be generalized and instructive

Nel:  Of course!!  Like, We are a confederation, in the USA they talk about the Fed, and what is a federation anyway?  Is it supposed to be better than how the government is failing me now?  or.. The Russian “Federation”.

char:  That’s the conflating I was talking about.  Confederation is different than federalism. « Read the rest of this entry »


Genesis of the Q & A

February 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Nel: I’m giving up on political action since this “FREE ELECTION ACT that is being pushed through.  I’m fuckin DONE
Char:  You know my opinion.  Direct action and activism has nothing to do with Electoralism except a firm boycott and not wasting time worrying about it. Building alternatives and transforming culture have NOTHING to do with politicians and caring at all about what they are doing, working for reformist legislation, etc
Nel:  But they can do lots of damage.  Seems no way to stop the horror.
Char  Actually no they can’t. It’s the State itself, not the politicians. The structure is the problem, not the participants. Trying to elect out a conservative party will  not solve the problem. « Read the rest of this entry »

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