The Globalization Of Laughter

Tactical briefing #33.

Hey all you believers in a new world out there,

May Day wasn’t so great was it… the numbers were low, the maxims weren’t sublime, the excitement didn’t catch on. May 12 was hefty in Europe, reigniting the snuffed Indignados, but the energy did not seem to flow over to here.

Now we’re looking at May 18 ~ 21 when protesters, possibly in Arab Spring numbers, swarm Chicago… Security experts say it will be a challenge the likes of which no American city has had to face – a leaderless, all-consuming non-violent swarm. If we can pull it off in the fierce tradition of Gandhi and MLK, the next few days could become the spark, the eruption, the new spiritual home of our Spring offensive.

On a softer, more aesthetic note, the likelihood of a global #LAUGHRIOT starting May 18 feels especially fresh and new … imagine … the globalization of laughter … millions of people around the world decide to take a few minutes off from their usual routines, get together with friends and pull off a global cascade of riotously laughing flash mobs, transforming the flow of power from the heads of the elite to the bellies of the people.

At a time when our human experiment is buckling under austerity, financial madness and eco-angst, there is something so ludicrous, bizarre, even insane about the eight most powerful people in the world trying to conduct the people’s business – to set things right – from behind closed doors and razor wire fences.

A global #LAUGHRIOT could break through the G8’s veneer of legitimacy and expose the Camp David Summit and our current capitalist model for the farce that it really is.

A global laugh-in could be the relief we’ve all been waiting for: the moment when — in a communal burst of laughter — we the people suddenly wake up to the fact that the only power our leaders have is the power we give them.

Here goes … let’s laugh like we’ve never laughed before,

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ / Tactical Briefing #30, #31 and #32 / Be present on May 18. Spark the #LAUGHRIOT then swarm Chicago.

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I find that chanting and yoga helps too...


Try it!

It's cool, man, and it's easier than being whacked on the head with a billy-club by a cop while protesting for no reason that you are aware of....


Oh, and herbal tea with honey helps too!


Now I'm hungry, man! Got something for me to eat, man?


You mean.... it's back to our basements again?

But I wanna break more stuff!

Waaaaaaaaaaah! Waaaaaaaaaaah! Waaaaaaaaaaah!


Your house is built on an Indian burial ground!

I mean first nations aboriginal peoples decompositional sectional partitionment.


Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you-
Ye are many — they are few.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Rimshaun Nordor

Violence is not the answer. We don't have enough time to fight and point fingers...our planet is dying. Our conflict is a symptom of our planetary destruction. The answer is, we, all of us just need to go in a different direction from those who seek control. Its almost like we need to just ignore them and let them beg for our attention. It's time we re-instated the power we have by turning our backs on those who drive the ownership machine.

Why are we waiting for their approval to make a change. The harder we try to get their attention to show the urgency of our requests, the more they simply stone-wall us with their security forces. They should be our security forces. However, its democracy trying to survive while capitalism will justify fighting and violence.
We do not need to wait for their approval to change things. Why confront them? Let's just meet together and have nothing to do with them. Then we can ignore their stupid and worthless games. Then we can get back to what really matters, saving our planet. Because, ultimately, its not about financial equality that matters, its ending the destruction of this planet so Life can live.



Rimjob's right!

We should withdraw from society.

We should go live in the woods and eat nuts n berries. They're good for u, too!


"A hero is not a champion of things become, but of things becoming; the dragon to be slain by him is precisely the monster of the status quo." -Joseph Campbell

The current system is not ascended. It is not dominant. It is beleaguered. We have moved from an empire of production to an empire of consumption, from the land of the free to the land of the fee, from a state of equality to a state of equity. We have gone from a nation of proactive inventiveness to one of paranoid defensiveness, from one of active citizenry to one of passive consumerism. We no longer have elections, we have auctions. What we are auctioning is power and control. The system suborns the people who uphold it by convincing them that money is speech and, as ridiculous as it sounds, that corporations are people. Through the creation of an inextinguishable debt the plutocratic regime and its financiers have sought to gain iron-clad control over the world and its resources. They have the government in their pockets.

The system is dead. The people are alive. But people living in a dead system are not yet free. It is up to us, we the people, armed with direct democracy, self-organization, and social solidarity to make a stand to prevent this from happening.

But first we have to learn how to get power over power...


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