BuriedLight - SoloWeedSesshunsMIx
PoptartPete - BlackWeedDealers
Ohbliv - Glaised
18 carat affair - Perhaps
Zikomo - Goblin
The Eastsidaz - Somethin’ for Nothing
Soul Jugglerz - Kombat Radio
Dak - Wagwawowo
Eludem - Tradeoff
Dwight Tribe and the Life force trio - Rise
Flying Lotus - 2?
Actress - MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD
Ahwlee - Organix
Cornell Cambell - Girl of my dreams (Madlib Edit)
Mndsgn - PorcelainPeople
Dil Withers - Hajj
Naps - Kids
18 carat affair - Discovery
Moon B - MoonSide TRK 4
Jun nagaosa - Track 04
Moodymann - Wednesday night people
JalenTuna - You aint weird girl
DevonWho - Looks90
Del The Funky Homosapien - Boo Boo heads
Dak - Track 22
Key - Hipster bitch
My head is nodding… FEELING THIS MIX!
A FANTASY IS NOT A PROMISSORY NOTE, CASHABLE IN THE BANK OF THE REAL
“Let’s invent a word so haunted, so transformational–so transitional–that the moment you type it your soul is sucked through it & into communication with & exile from everything. “Everything” being the truth about the world, in the sense that it is the world. “The truth about the world” being that it’s everything in the world–& though you were always in the world, now you are in there with it, which is a different matter altogether. It is not a truth you wanted to know, this quality of the world being able to lie alongside itself & yet remain a single thing. But you spoke the word. You turned the key.”
~ Let’s Invent | M. John Harrison
Image: Visual poem by Fernando Aguiar.
The Original Condo King, Saturday 20 January 1962
Developer Douglas Cope built the first “self-owned” apartment building in 1946 during the post-war housing crisis.
Source: Vancouver Sun
Several times in the past, we’ve noted guns/bullets/gun parts/weapons being repurposed. But this is a particularly interesting example:
Newark Mayor Cory Booker promoted his jewelry line, “The Caliber Collection,” Thursday night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. The bracelets are made from metal “from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department” as part of the city’s gun buy-back program, according to the line’s website.
(via Cory Booker Is Melting Guns And Turning Them Into Bracelets)
The difference between Freedom & Slavery is one thin line.
الفـــرق بيـــن الحـــريـــة والعبـــوديـــة خـــط رفيـــع
[Edit: I added a sourced link to view the original comment & responses on Facebook.]
There’s also a video I’d like you to see:
It’s under four minutes long. I’d like to leave you with that for now, as far as this issue is concerned.
I really hope you’ll take the time to educate yourself about Idle No More. Go down to a rally and hear the drums and prayers for yourself. Maybe even talk to some natives about their concerns. You’ll come away from it feeling changed for the better, I guarantee it.
Now to some of your other viewpoints…
The rest of your messages show a mindset that I can only regard as what the futurist David Houle refers to as “legacy thinking”. That is, being stuck in the attitudes and mindsets of an age whose story has passed. The first decades of a new century bring with them the shedding of the attitudes of the past century. In the case of our present day, that means the shedding of the story of the 20th century, which was the story that endless growth is possible. I’m going to assume you have a basic understanding of our economic system, which means you will understand how the creation of money as debt-bearing loans necessitates the endless conversion of natural, social and spiritual capital into goods and services and ultimately money (otherwise known as growing the GDP). The old paradigm regards this growth as necessary and limitless. As a species we have explored the globe, we know its limits, therefore we know it is finite. How can endless growth continue on a finite planet? You were good at math in high school I recall, so you will know that this is a mathematical impossibility.
In fact, we are now rapidly approaching the limits of our growth on a global scale. This can be seen in the financial struggles going on globally and the desperation of the governments who believe they can solve a problem created by interest bearing debt by creating more interest bearing debt. To any sane and rational outside observer this is clearly madness. The resource extraction that you regard as so necessary only serves to delay the inevitable. You can again see the desperation as we turn to dirtier and harder to extract sources of energy such as the tar sands and fracking; sources of energy which provide diminishing returns on energy expenditure. Again, these mindsets belong to the past and their days are numbered.
As to your fear of other countries coming and taking over our resources. It may yet be a reality that we will see resource conflicts, but it’s important to bear in mind that other countries are experiencing the same struggles as us in terms of hitting the limits of their growth. In fact, Canada lags behind most of the rest of the world in seeking to develop alternatives to our environmentally destructive civilization. Our current government, run as it is by large oil companies (just one example of this can be found here:http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/01/09/pol-oil-gas-industry-letter-to-government-on-environmental-laws.html ), seeks to profit through developing the dirtiest energy source available while suppressing clean energy such as wind. That can be contrasted with countries such as Germany who have massively boosted their production of clean energy sources. Rather than being afraid to the point of making a mad scramble for the last drop of oil, why not invest in the alternatives which already exist?
I digress a little, but the idea that “we have to develop our resources before somebody else comes and takes them from us” is fear-based thinking at its most profound and I don’t really wish to give it any more energy or validity by discussing it further.
You say: “I think you do too many drugs and are a fucking idiot for sympathizing with people who refuse to conform.”. To that I can only respond that I am proud to not only sympathize with people who refuse to conform, I happen to be one of those people too. Conformity to me translates as weak-willed. I don’t want to sink to insults but that sentence I just quoted is one of the most bewilderingly small-minded things I’ve ever received directed at me. I am proud to have my own identity, my own ideas, my own opinions and yes, my own appearance. I will never conform to anyone else’s ideas of who I should be or what I should think because I want a “better job”. The fact that you think it’s normal and even desirable to do so, in search of more money makes me sad. I’m sorry for you man.
In the end, I have to say receiving this message from you has been an interesting ride. I never thought someone I once knew and chose to hang out with would have had his opinions coloured by the mainstream ignorance and racism that so permeates our current dialogue as a nation. I appreciate it because it’s given me some perspective. It’s forced me to analyze my own opinions and ask how strongly I felt about them and what they were grounded in. In doing so, I’ve come out more assured than ever that I’m on the right path. I’m not rich and I don’t desire to be. I’m comfortable and I am rich in other things: I’m rich in human connections and moments that make my life meaningful. Money doesn’t do that. It’s not worth compromising yourself to get. End of story.
When you say you “don’t really give a shit about the environment” it scares the shit out of me. It scares me to think more people feel that way. To quote a more eloquent writer than myself “If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.” You think human civilization exists in a vacuum? We depend on the environment for… everything. If you can’t see that, it makes me wonder if my memory of you as being strong in the sciences was incorrect.
“Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”
That comes from a Cree prophecy, which brings me full circle back to Idle No More.
First Nations people recognize the value of the earth. They see that value is worth more remaining as ‘natural capital’ (as the economists call it) rather than being pillaged and converted into money. This movement is a revolution to support the environment as well as to support basic human rights. Native people also have constitutionally protected treaty rights. They are Canada’s last best hope of protecting our environment from the outdated endless-growth paradigm which is now reaching its limits. You have a choice to be a part of the new paradigm or be left behind on the wrong side of history.
Don’t believe what you hear about Idle No More in the media. To quote Malcolm X: “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” I think you have not been so careful.
I’ll end by leaving you with a further list of resources:
A short documentary shot in Oakland by a friend:
And some articles:
Once again, I hope you take the time to learn more Sean. This movement is in your interests as well.