Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Get in touch with your rage.

We live in a culture where most of us have to sell our labor to survive; in which the creativity and passion of cultural producers is drained by stifling wage jobs; in which the political imagination of activists is safely chanelled into a non-profit industrial complex that is committed to prevent the rocking of a boat that really needs to be sunk. Beautiful abstract painters forced to serve food to the wealthy and entitled. Fierce community organizers resigned to data entry and carpal tunnel syndrome. We live in a culture in which most of us have almost no control over our own lives. But every day, within the cracks of capitalist misery, people are taking control back. Here, in the shadows, we can see the myriad ways in which new worlds are being envisioned and put into practice--despite the vast constraints of the current society. 

-Matt Dineen