[ssf] Thoughts for the future...
dan at aktivix.org
Tue Jun 21 11:20:56 BST 2005
When criticisms are made of another's writing, it would be lovely if -
a) they were done in a spirit of solidarity, because
b) if you read *all* the post, the sentiments of the writer are wholly
supportive, really exciting and visionary.
They even specifically say, for example, that they don't believe in
old-fashioned 'mass-mobilisation' (which someone accused them of, when
mentioning 'harnessing...'), and their discussion of the anarchists is
full of hope and joy.
Also - the reference to filthy dirty radicals: I'm suspecting that's
partly because that's how we were referring to ourselves. We even had
two outings of the Filthy Radical Radio Show on Sheffield Live FM.
(being played again, today I think - 87.7fm!) That's merely a
reflection of not taking ourselves too seriously, and having a good
time. (Anyone doubting that humour isn't one of the most powerful of
political weapons hasn't seen any Bill Hicks or Rob Newman...)
It is, though, a sad truth that one or two words written in haste can
cause offence. If I were sixteen or thereabouts, I would get very upset
if someone called me a little anything...! Which is why I always read
back ALL e-mails and posts I write to myself, and try not to write
anything when drunk!
So a big 'woo hoo!' to the spirit, hope and love of the writer. And
here's to a Massive Alternative Terrain of Insurection, Love and Direct
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