Thursday, August 25, 2011

Some God shouters, with their kids, rang my doorbell today, nice people, but wanting to "read me just one bible passage"... I told them I admired their dedication but "I'm an Anarchist" between that statement and my pony tail, they rapidly beat feet, herding their children off my porch before they were contaminated.....this is an accidental but massively elegant solution to to the ongoing, God shouters at my door problem---
In further considering this incident and it's accidental solution it reinforced my current thinking that I need this simple, clean, anarchist symbol below tattooed on my arm...

Never had a tattoo before, maybe next weekend, in honor of labor day, I'll see if I can get it done.

I don't know if you share this experience but many people at work and in casual contact recently have been speaking of signs....the east coast earthquake is a sign, the damage to the Washington monument is a sign, the east coast hurricane is a sign--blahblahblahblahblah---blah. As if they can understand these things.....I'm not a believer at all in the 2012 type end of the world scenario thing's. That is the cowards way out---a failure to accept what we have done to ourselves through our own stupidity and acceptance of the stupidity of our supposed leadership...

Our society is going to end because you/we fucked it up---not because of some planetary alignment or natural disaster. The end is going to be slow not fast and your rapture is going to put you living under a highway overpass not heaven---you better get used to the idea....

Congress and the President are coming back from their expensive, corporate or taxpayer funded vacations to face the Federal Budget (which is on a continuing resolution till 09-02-11) an economy running at only 1% growth this past year and the need to reduce the deficit before the new law they passed automatically does it for them in November...I personally hope they screw the pooch and fail on deficit reduction since it is the only way the defense department faces a cut---an automatic 500 billion cut at that...i just want them to keep doing what they are doing---nothing---it's the only way we get any amount of reduction in defense spending....a curse on all their houses.

I totally agree with Robert Reich that this coming Labor Day should be one of protest--not barbeque's---(see the article linked below)

Our yellow Armenian watermelons have come in and they are excellent---these are, of course, an eat em' while you got em' product---but we can trade a few with the folks across the street for something we haven't planted---two baskets of yellow pears are on the kitchen counter ready for canning, and we have planted trays of lettuce along with pots of tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse for the fall. I'm still shelling pecans in spare moments---- we are about ready to see how our one test row of peanuts did, and we are still considering getting two hens in the spring.....

I added another case of commercial, not military, MRE's to the emergency food stockpile and tomorrow I am doing the pre-fall check to insure we are mouse proof in the long term storage food area...all this on a 90'x120' urban lot---3 blocks off downtown in our mid-sized city.....even tho pride is an ugly thing, i am sitting here so pleased with what JoJo and I have built for ourselves out of almost nothing.
I've found that Anarchism as a political belief structure and homesteading click together as if you were reassembling a well oiled, familiar weapon...there are no disconnects between one's belief system and life. The homesteading concept of sharing--trading---cooperative giving of what you have of in excess to others for what you do not have enlightens the day to day world and proves there is another way, a better way.

I've come to grips with postponing retirement---and mentally accepting of it...but we will not live in fear of the future....more on this in other posts.

Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man's subordination.

Emma Goldman, "What is Anarchy?"


David Scott said...

I usually tell the door knocker Christian I am agnostic. It tends to throw them since they usually don't understand the word.

You can plan all you want but in the end there you are. I myself never planed to retire but here I am retired on disability.

I also agree with Reich. Take it to the streets.

On the tattoo I agree with Jimmy Buffet "a permanent
reminder of a tempoary feeling." Beside it is another way that big brother can identify you wnen they come for you.

Anonymous said...

I recommend NOT to get a tattoo. It is a very useful means of identification used by police and all other government entities. They use unique markings like that extensively. Why make things easier on them?

Warren said...

I have thought on that---and it is way outside of the "gray man" concept. I have been holding on the tattoo just because of the world in the way and will think on this more...thank you for the comment and I appreciate your thoughts.