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"When I go around in America and I see the bulk of the
White People, they do not feel oppressed--they feel powerless...We [Indians] see
the physical genocide that they are attempting to inflict upon us, and we
understand the psychological genocide that they have already inflicted upon
their own people"--John
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man."--George Bernard Shaw
Imagine living in a world
began to realize
of deep, on-going efforts
to get along
and understand each other
BEYOND perpetual war (at home and abroad).
Imagine a kind of society which encourages and rewards people
for their *ability* to openly dissent AS WELL AS empathize with others!
All towards an inclusive idea of *mutually beneficial outcomes*.
If you can still allow yourself to imagine such a world, or something like
this, then you may have the kind of excellent *indomitable* spirit that
i'm seeking to enhance and promote and put into motion, via a way of doing
things that i call the *Crucial Arts*.
The Crucial Arts is a way of doing things deeply rather than superficially,
or in the case of social issues, seeking root or heart change rather than
mere reform. The Crucial Arts is a vision for being, thinking, and doing in ways
that not only utilize known ways as tools, but as well yet not-known ways. The
bottom line being a *need* for the unique arting input of a multiversity of
creativity, especially yours! Your arting style of desiring to not
merely survive but also --in order to make visions and
community that perpetually include (rather than exclude or dominate) towards
meaningful depth, or going *to the heart* of matters.
The pages herein are meant to stir up your independent-minded creativity and
visionary desire with in-the-heart visions, art, spoken word, ideas, and
analysis which you won't usually find easily. See our links section, especially, for
both internal and external resources of arming your desires.
Jacques Ellul on Propaganda: The Formation of Men's
Attitudes, Aldous Huxley from Brave New World--Revisited
(rare), Noam Chomsky's full Media Control speech, an index
of writings and talks by John Trudell, Lev Chernyi on 'desire and guilt in
mass movements', a re-write of one of Venomous Butterfly's articles on
"Neither Intellectualism Nor Stupidity", and many more!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead