I believe that what we need is a radical-led movement that uses the withholding of labor to win struggles. That means it’s going to have to start with wage struggles, but it’s going to have to be radical in vision and be clear that this is not the only thing that it’s about. I believe that will make it win more because nobody only wants their job to only be about right then; they want to be connected to something else. They also want to believe that the folks that are organizing are actually going to fight to win.
I think that the movement needs to organize not just in the unions that exist. It needs to organize the rest of the 93 percent of the work force that is not organized.
The VRU’s strategy is described as a “public health” approach to preventing violence. This refers to a whole school of thought that suggests that beyond the obvious health problems that result from violence – the psychological trauma and physical injuries – the violent behaviour itself is an epidemic that spreads from person to person.
One of the primary indicators that someone will carry out an act of violence is first being the victim of one. The idea that violence spreads between people, reproducing itself and shifting group norms, explains why one locality might see more stabbings or shootings than another area with many of the same social problems.
“Despite the fact that violence has always been present, the world does not have to accept it as an inevitable part of the human condition,” says the WHO guidance on violence prevention.
As always, the primary solution is to not be dependent on the system, and if globalists try to make you dependent, then you should be ready to get rid of them. Decentralized economies based on localism first are the answer. If globalists want to deny us the means of production, then we should learn how to produce and manufacture necessary goods ourselves. If globalists want us to depend on their international supply chains for resources, then we should develop our own supply chains and our own resource base at the local level.
If climate change was an urgent problem in 1988, it’s now an emergency.
So most promising young people eventually resolve The Double Life Problem by reluctantly becoming Statist, big capitalist zombies, and then relaxing like crazy on the weekends, numbing themselves, trying to quell the residual, vestigial urges towards genuine creativity and free thinking instead of the playpen creativity and obedience and fakery they’re locked into during the work week, as professionals of some sort or another, doing some bullshit job or another. And Darwin help the other young people who even fall short of that, working in shit jobs of all kinds, everywhere, billions of once-promising, now dead-inside, Statist, big capitalist zombies everywhere, faking it forever, The Fake Life without end, amen.