The White House Siege

The White House Siege

Starts on September 17th.

We will lay siege to the White House. And we will sustain it for exactly fifty days.

This is the #WhiteHouseSiege.

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“America Wake Up”

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There’s a long, dark, deadly road ahead. We must re-evaluate all things if we are to stave off the worst and make the future compute. Join us on our hunt for big ideas, bold alternatives, radical solutions — new ways to live, love, and think.

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#POOF 1!

   WILL
    WE START
     EATING
DIFFERENTLY?
      Stop going to McD's
  Fall in love with home cooking
Stick to the 100-mile diet
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    *  put in Dora's
 Salsa recipe here
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#POOF 2!

   WILL HIGH FASHION
    suddenly look stupid
     Or,
      will our luxury fantasies
  and hyper-individuality
     grow even more intense ?
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    *  The empty April
cover of Vogue Italia
(in the color of
    hospital lab coats)
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#POOF 3!

   ... will modest be the new cool?
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#POOF 4!

   ... will we wake up to
    the fact that mixing
     COMMUNICATION
                    with
     COMMERCIALISM
           WAS A SYSTEM ERROR?
      ... that Funding a civilization through
        advertising is like trying to get
   nutrition by connecting a tube from
               one's anus to one's mouth*?
*Jaron Lanier
              ... that if we're going to have any
                kind of future on this planet,
              the trillion-dollar advertising
               industry must be cut down to size?
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#POOF 5!

   WILL
       GenZ CRACK THE
     SECRET CODE OF
    SURVEILLANCE
      CAPITALISM...
                         (reclaim the internet's
                                             anarchic spirit)
      break up the near-monopolies
               held by tech giants like
       Facebook, Google, Tencent,
         Apple, Alibaba, and Amazon?
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#POOF 6!

  Could
   MOONDAYS
become monthly holidays,
    drawing us
        back outdoors?
      Every month, when the moon is full,
             we leave our devices behind
 revel in the moonlight
     be as wild as our spirit
                moves us to be
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#POOF 7!

         If Trump wins
           in November

             ... will
        America turn
            fascist

        ... fight another
          civil war?
   (           The situation is
                    uncannily similar
               to Orba's Hungary, or even
                      Germany in the 1930s.)
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Let's Play

Maybe we will keep playing what’s on the score in front of us, just as we’ve been taught. Habits we acquired so long ago we can’t even remember. Otherwise it’s chaos, right?

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Post-COVID engaging differences.

Those of us who aren’t on the Covid frontlines have been told to stay home. That is our job. (Meanwhile, our actual job may or may not have been eliminated.) But as the weeks roll into months, we’re discovering that doing nothing in a crisis is its own kind of stress. Confine stessed-out people long enough and something strange happens. It’s called the Third Quarter Phenomenon. And we’re in it now.

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