Live Without Dead Time

We need to narrow our focus and shrink our world.

We stop buying our music from corporate-owned stores, our food from supermarkets and our clothing from malls. We become bottom-feeders, always foraging at the lowest levels of consumption. In every purchase we make, we obsessively search for the wisest, most enlightened deals. And when we find them, we share that knowledge with our friends. We punish the big, the super and the mega. We reward the small, the slow, the local, the personal.

Size is our enemy.

And once we have shrunk our world, narrowed our focus and imposed some much needed discipline of self, we start networking with other activists to launch coordinated global attacks. A million people a day drinking indie coffee instead of Starbucks. Another million boycotting Exxon Mobil. And thousands more every day choosing indie sneakers over Nike.

In this way we become true cultural creatives … playful resistors …catalysts for change. We become dispensers of bottom-up cool. A growing mass of people driving the evolution of capitalism, transforming it into a healthier, more just, more grassroots affair.

In this Year of the Ox, let’s turn megacorporate capitalism on its head.

For the Wild, Kalle

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Anonymous

my heart just jumped so good to see you writing again Kalle...I believe that if eveyone could slow down take a deep breath and STOP just stop, owning 20 pairs of Nikes or having 200 shirts from 200 differnt slave driving sweat shops people wake up stop chasing things that will never make you happier or smarter or cooler all it will do is make you a paler

Anonymous

my heart just jumped so good to see you writing again Kalle...I believe that if eveyone could slow down take a deep breath and STOP just stop, owning 20 pairs of Nikes or having 200 shirts from 200 differnt slave driving sweat shops people wake up stop chasing things that will never make you happier or smarter or cooler all it will do is make you a paler

Anonymous

Yeah and if you do buy a coffee at starbucks make sure you fill up your pockets with the free sugar ...maybe forget to lift the seat when you go to the toilet. lets boycott the movie/sports/music stars there all ponies for the big corporates. What we need is some heroes some real ones. Not these manufactured adverts in hollywood... Buy third world and local... and lets get some vibes.

Anonymous

Yeah and if you do buy a coffee at starbucks make sure you fill up your pockets with the free sugar ...maybe forget to lift the seat when you go to the toilet. lets boycott the movie/sports/music stars there all ponies for the big corporates. What we need is some heroes some real ones. Not these manufactured adverts in hollywood... Buy third world and local... and lets get some vibes.

Wilzyboy

What happens if megacorporate capitalism falls on its head? If what's now local later grew corporate, then what?

Wilzyboy

What happens if megacorporate capitalism falls on its head? If what's now local later grew corporate, then what?

ApathyBug

very good idea!!! but your not trying to convince me, i am already onboard what about the millions of hollow people i meet everyday which would have about a 1000 counter arguments to your suggetion inorder to justify their way of life. i don't belief in revolutions anymore, societies only act when their threatened. live as wisely with the earth as you can and forget about revolutions!! they don't exist and never have, history distorts revolutions as some rightous events when really their just wars of another kind

ApathyBug

very good idea!!! but your not trying to convince me, i am already onboard what about the millions of hollow people i meet everyday which would have about a 1000 counter arguments to your suggetion inorder to justify their way of life. i don't belief in revolutions anymore, societies only act when their threatened. live as wisely with the earth as you can and forget about revolutions!! they don't exist and never have, history distorts revolutions as some rightous events when really their just wars of another kind

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