Post Anarchism - #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

Who the F**k Do You Think You Are

It's time for a look in the mirror.
Who the F**k Do You Think You Are
Chicago, Il 2003. Brian Ulrich

This article is available in:

You blame China. You blame India. You blame America. You blame the CEOs, the oil companies, the vague and incoherent 'system,' the international regulatory regimes, the hypocrisy of the left, the righteous of the right, the educators, the economy, your parents, your childhood, your job, your bank account, your mental health, your government, everyone and everything but yourself. Wake up! This is no joke. Ecocide is actually happening and your five planet-lifestyle is the primary cause of it.

52 comments on the article “Who the F**k Do You Think You Are”

Displaying 31 - 40 of 52

Page 4 of 6

acearle

Brilliant piece. I just ran across Adbusters magazine. I bought the current issue and three back issues (did I mention rilliant?) (how about brilliant!).

Unfortunately, it is beyond the simplistic terms that make this particular problem easy to digest. The solution is equally anti-simplistic. By not consuming new stuff, we buy old stuff. Buying old stuff makes old stuff more scarce, thus driving up the price and triggering the purchase of more new stuff.

What is the common thread? Stuff. We seem to think that stuff is going to make us happier. It doesn't. To solve the root of this problem, we need to figure out a bunch of things. Things like:

a.) Who we are.
b.) What is happiness.
c.) What really makes us happy.
d.) Do we REALLY want to be happy all of the time.
e.) Is happiness an real or an illusion.
f.) What IS real and what IS an illusion.
g.) Does consuming something that harms us (the collective us) really make us happy.

This list goes on indefinitely, but that's a pretty good start for a blog post.

And here I am, buying 4 issues of fascinating, brilliant treeware (the magazines) and planning a subscription. Yes. Adbusters makes me happy.

Did I happen to mention....brilliant?

acearle

Brilliant piece. I just ran across Adbusters magazine. I bought the current issue and three back issues (did I mention rilliant?) (how about brilliant!).

Unfortunately, it is beyond the simplistic terms that make this particular problem easy to digest. The solution is equally anti-simplistic. By not consuming new stuff, we buy old stuff. Buying old stuff makes old stuff more scarce, thus driving up the price and triggering the purchase of more new stuff.

What is the common thread? Stuff. We seem to think that stuff is going to make us happier. It doesn't. To solve the root of this problem, we need to figure out a bunch of things. Things like:

a.) Who we are.
b.) What is happiness.
c.) What really makes us happy.
d.) Do we REALLY want to be happy all of the time.
e.) Is happiness an real or an illusion.
f.) What IS real and what IS an illusion.
g.) Does consuming something that harms us (the collective us) really make us happy.

This list goes on indefinitely, but that's a pretty good start for a blog post.

And here I am, buying 4 issues of fascinating, brilliant treeware (the magazines) and planning a subscription. Yes. Adbusters makes me happy.

Did I happen to mention....brilliant?

ComputerMoses

Reality is a state of mind and a state of mind is reality! And what can be more real than reality?
Everything you sense with your five senses is an illusion.
Ask yourself who you really are. Are you your body, your mind, your thoughts, etc?
The answer can only be no.
Ask: Who am I?72
The answer is: There is only One.
All that I am Is that which I am and that which I am Is I.
And whatever I am I shall be what I am - The Infinite Eternal I.

ComputerMoses

Reality is a state of mind and a state of mind is reality! And what can be more real than reality?
Everything you sense with your five senses is an illusion.
Ask yourself who you really are. Are you your body, your mind, your thoughts, etc?
The answer can only be no.
Ask: Who am I?72
The answer is: There is only One.
All that I am Is that which I am and that which I am Is I.
And whatever I am I shall be what I am - The Infinite Eternal I.

Anonymous

One guy can blame everyone, or EVERYONE has to blame themselves. Which is sorta impossible, because a lot of people just don't blame anyone, and don't even think about the big picture. Some people are not "connected" and don't know the issue.

In order for people to blame themselves, they need to be aware of what they need to blame themselves of. Obviously, everyone commenting here is aware of that. But so many people don't even use the internet or see media that talk about this problem. So they don't blame themselves, but they don't blame anyone else either.

Anonymous

One guy can blame everyone, or EVERYONE has to blame themselves. Which is sorta impossible, because a lot of people just don't blame anyone, and don't even think about the big picture. Some people are not "connected" and don't know the issue.

In order for people to blame themselves, they need to be aware of what they need to blame themselves of. Obviously, everyone commenting here is aware of that. But so many people don't even use the internet or see media that talk about this problem. So they don't blame themselves, but they don't blame anyone else either.

Cadaverous

Big up. Fully support these sentiments. Change always begins with oneself.

Our proposal is that we need to reflect more on the fact we're going to die. Its less stupid than it sounds, some more on it here: http://mcdeathfreak.blogspot.com/2011/08/death-and-riots.html

www.deathcafe.com

Cadaverous

Big up. Fully support these sentiments. Change always begins with oneself.

Our proposal is that we need to reflect more on the fact we're going to die. Its less stupid than it sounds, some more on it here: http://mcdeathfreak.blogspot.com/2011/08/death-and-riots.html

www.deathcafe.com

Pages

Add a new comment

Comments are closed.