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World War III at hand???? Draft resurrection and blocking from the Worst

by unmediated artists syndicate Saturday, Feb. 09, 2002 at 5:18 AM

Apparently this site hasn't noted a bill going to congress, which is basically apparently seeking to bring back the draft. If this isn't a direct preparation for WWIII (with a situation like a North Korean *Gulf of Tonkin*-like fake "aggression" starting the Vietnam slaughter) then what could it be? And, are there ways we can still undermine the death cult ure mindset of social and cultural managers?

Apparently this site hasn't noted a bill going to congress yet (?), which is basically apparently seeking to bring back the draft. If this isn't a direct preparation for WWIII (with a situation like the Gulf of Tonkin "aggression" starting the Vietnam slaughter) then what could it be? And, are there ways we can still undermine the mindset of social and cultural managers?

The clues are all around. The faction of the business party in power has been making sweeping statements against the so-called "axis of evil", aggressing like hell without publicizing alleged facts (latest illegal aggression on Afghanistan), and now we apparently have this situation with bringing back the draft...?

Is there any good that can come of this??

One thing we know from history is when authoritarian force steps on our toes more...

the more likely a new wave of rebellion will form. So in that way this latest hardliner push

will bring some value as always. (article and comments re: )

This time around, we'll hopefully have learned from the mistakes of previous rebellions.

We'll have studied the lessons and alternatives still open to us, as articulated by people

like Brian Glick (1960s activist lawyer, author of _War At Home: Covert Action Against U.S.

Activists and What We Can Do About It_ South End Press, 1990).

And hopefully we'll also engage in tactics that can not only avoid and undermine our

nation's political police, but realize that *even they* (and their handlers) are human

beings who need to be A PART OF OUR SOLUTION. Not demonized; by perpetuating the insanity

they author, we only perpetuate the insanity.

Here's a method that ought to be looked into while we still have as much freedom as we do:

*RESISTANCE CONSCIOUSNESS.* It's basically a technique very similar, I suspect, to what

people of the Third World have utilized every time the northern Bullies make attempts to

smash them.

A man, an American Indian visionary (who's been around; see: )

by the name of John Trudell has articulated this method. I personally have been GREATLY

inspired by his charisma. Trudell has basically articulated this idea, and I've run with it

a bit:

It's a way where we don't *need* above-ground organization, at least the type we now have.

We can keep our affinity groups, and we can still come together, but we don't *need* these

above-ground methods we have used for so long. We can use them as we use those who still

wish to have their organizations, all tools are important. Yet we need to understand the

short-comings of these methods.

We need to understand that many of our protest methods up to now are pretty much obsolete.

Like the Red Coats of the Revolutionary War, we have been taught that traditional protest

methodology can work; but we didn't realize that these tools are really the "Master's Tools"

and these strategically-challenged persons can utilize them much better than we

can--especially since their budgets are astronomically larger than ours.

Our naivity (?) about getting serious mainline media attention, only to have such betray us

(street reporters, we learn the hard way, have no control over what their editors and owners

decide) and play their concision games, or stick us firmly in the margins. Or how about our

faith in policy makers? In "speaking truth to power" we have believed they would *be able*

to listen to our sanity-seeking. All of this has time and time again fallen far short of our

imaginations. See, we haven't understood how the game is played.

We are going to have to learn how this game is played--not just our leaders knowing; we're

going to have to begin to educate the traditional followers so that they become their own

leaders, and when traditional leaders are jailed and/or disappeared, momentums won't be

blocked and run-aground.

Noam Chomsky has already been a leader in demystifying the mindset of social and cultural

managers, and, in their online archive has done a great service in keeping his

insights so fully online for all of us to explore. Take some time now and go see a little of

what gifts Chomsky has for us:

The basic idea is articulated well by John Trudell:

"Theoretically if everyone that disagrees with the lie that has been imposed upon

us--tomorrow, theoretically if everyone got up and said, all right I changed my mind. I'm

not going to believe the lie any more--you would have nonviolent change--and you would have

quick change--because the system goes upon our self-rationalizations and self-justifications

and insecurity: lack of respect for self."

And Chomsky says about the same thing too.

The angle is taking the power of a *General Strike* and broadening its implications so that

the resistance connects dots across the spectrum of policy implementation. When *everyone*

sees how WE ARE ALL being tooled by the prevailing cynical, alienating mindset--everyone,

not just "workers", but bosses and owners too--change will happen very very rapidly.

Now, I'm not going to say that I've got this all worked out. There are holes. But you can

hopefully see the basic sanity of this kind of approach. We've got to get beyond all of our

divisions and rigidly-held mindsets! We've got to get off of our reactionaryisms and

perpetuating the heart of the problem. We've got to get back in touch with the energy juices

that brought us into these idealistic communities in the first place. And begin to

articulate ourselves and actualize our art of everyday life!

I'm doing it. I know I would be greatly inspired to do it more--even constantly--if even a

few others tried it out for awhile!

Finally, we need to remember a cartoon I once happened upon. The caption read: "Never give

up!" and was a drawing of a frog being swallowed by a stork, only the frog's hands were

tightly fastened around the neck of the stork and it was asphysxiating it. The metaphor

there is pretty interesting, even though I totally see a problem with violence. (Rather, I

enjoy the CONFRONTIVE nonviolent techniques of Saul Alynsky in _Rules For Radicals_...did

you read the one about the beans? And, look, Alynsky only touched on the *tip of the ice

berg* of what's possible for creative--not passive--nonviolence!)

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