well, ill tell you
but only cuz i like you
he was extremely intelligent
but instead of too much book learning
he decided it was important to be useful to others more practically
especially in the revolutionary scene
so he began to learn mechanics and electronics on his own
arrested and escaped several times from several countries
sent to a prison on an island in mediteranean
escaped by small boat during a storm
been reading a book called seven great thinkers of anarchism
names like godwin, proudhon, tolstoi
thats right tolstoi - although he defines anarchy as violent means to overthrow
his is a christian anarchy - give unto caesar that which is caesar's
it sure as hell aint mine!
reject the state, reject the law, reject property (ownership of the means of
production by ones who do no work; & the evil called rent that we all feel in
all because of one line - resist not evil (especially not with force)
thus he concludes that the state is an idol that men worship falsely
that a society, government, church, neighbor who claims to be a christian
yet blindly supports war, capitol punishment, and suppressive violence
are only creating more criminals, more violence, and the enslavement of
themselves and their people in an exploitative fog and murderous hypnosis.
and like other wise men who look to anarchism as a free and equal existence
he says change comes about not by violence or revolution in the sense that
most recognize, but by strong and sincere men, even lone men, standing up
and simply speaking their mind when they recognize something to be wrong...
he gives the story of a rich man who travels to a village in russia where the
peasants are rumoured to be lazy and unproductive. this man is very large
and overbearing, and he says he will change all these lazy peasants in one
day by himself. So he goes there, gathers all the peasants together with him
in a big barn and begins to berate and rail at them verbally until they are
cowering, scared and confused by what he could have done to them. He then
tells them to pick up various tools and axe handles around the barn, and tells
them to begin beating each other. And they begin beating each other out of
their fear of him. And as they begin to hit each other, one man refuses. The
downpresser man gets in his face and yells and screams, yet the lone man
simply will not comply. The rebel then says to his fellows that this is not right,
that we shouldn't be beating each other. Very simply he refuses, very simply
he speaks his mind. The others then stop, axe handles in hand (common
sense coming to light), and now turn - numbers of armed men facing a lone
oppressor. Needless to say the rich man takes to his heels, but the point is
the power of one man who is not afraid.
Karate Gandhi comes to mind.
I believe in change through nonviolence, nonresistance, and random acts of
communication especially between strangers...
ciao for now comrades