Eternal Fasicsm

Fascism is eternal because today we have the same fascist leaders as we did in Feudal Europe, Greek Republic or Egyptian and Jewish Theocracies. Eternal fascism rests on the shoulders of Capital and its private centralized ownership. All fascism springs forth from Capital. Capital, in its essence, is fascist. Where Capital goes, so goes Fascism; where Fascism goes, so goes Capitalism. Thus London and New York and Los Angeles are the most fascist places on the planet. Don’t forget Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, Madrid, Mumbai, Shanghai, São Paulo, Frankfurt, Moscow, Johannesburg, etc and onward. This does not mean that the masses within fascism are fascist. Quite the contrary; fascism lay within the elite and is portrayed as “Freedom” and “Democracy” to the enslaved [all of us]. Since the elite own the means of cultural production they own the means of social construction through language appropriation with words like: “Freedom” and “Democracy”. This is why we see that the process of globalization is nothing more than a process of homogenization. Put another way, cultural mass-extinction is a result of capital/fascist cultural colonization. Vancouver has a grand history of capital/fascist cultural colonization to which the Fraser Institute can attest through their culture war of promoting the standardization and marketization of public education and ownership in general. Culturally speaking, collective ownership and the democratization of capital through public ownership, is seen as an unspeakable crime to the individualist, I say narcissistic, Fraser Institute. Thus, they seek the standardization of cultural outlets through mass privatization of public ownership. This degrades public oversite of economic, social and environmental risks by centralizing these decisions in the hands of Greedy Narcissism. Greedy Narcissism, embodied within the essence of Centralized Capital Ownership, seeks only to jerk itself off till it gets Economic Cum {otherwise known as Profits}. Yet what happens when the Cum stops flowing? Are you dead?

If you think that is rude, you are right. Welcome to my life in this #EconomicEarFuck.

http://www.scriptonitedaily.org/2012/04/f-word-how-to-know-when-youre-living-in.html

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Consuming Ourselves to Death

Consuming Ourselves to Death

We are consuming ourselves to death. What more is there to say?

We buy useless crap that we don’t need, made by slave labour in far off countries, ship it around the globe, spewing carbon as we go, all so we can maintain an economic system which is dependant on useless consumption. Rather than living in a symbiotic relationship with our planet’s ecology, we humans, we divine beings with an edict from God, dominate our pathetic planet, and our fellow humans, so that we can consume ourselves to death in some orgiastic cluster fuck of corporate manufactured happiness!

There is consuming, which is antagonistic to ecology and the planet; and there is subsisting which allows the planet and humanity to flourish into infinity.

But we can’t subsist because that would cause an economic collapse in which the Capitalist Aristocracy would no longer be able to brain wash us into willing slaves through a Panoptic nightmare. So keep consuming! If you don’t Capitalism, and life as you know it, will collapse …

although some of us see that as a good thing …

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This sign, along with the other one posted on Hastings, lasted about 1 week. The Capitalist Aristocracy made sure to clean up such distasteful messaging very quick. After all, we cannot have people putting up signs which do not support the capitalist metanarrative of consumption and PROFIT. I am actually rather depressed about this one. I quite liked this sign. It was not hurting human being by being up; however, businesses and corporations might have had their profits ever so slightly reduced. And we can’t have that now can we?

Not to worry folks, Coal Harbour, DTES and Yaletown have been swept clean of any non-corporate altruistic signs. Only that “fucking” (to use an adjective from Mayor Gregor Robertson) West End has kept their evil signs up.

Sympathy for the Devil – Toronto G20 Anarchists

Anarchy. Anarchist. – Violence. Thugs. – The first step in the oppressors act of oppression is to dehumanize those they desire to oppress and those who challenge their authority. The response to the “violence” of anarchists during the G20 protests has been a monolithic monologue of condemnation by all media, pundits and political figures. It is said that this “violence” doesn’t have a message and is “senseless”. I am reminded of Paulo Freire who wrote, “The dominant elites consider the remedy to be more domination and repression, carried out in the name of freedom, order, and social peace (that is, the peace of the elites). Thus they can condemn – logically, from their point of view – ‘the violence of a strike by workers and [can] call upon the state in the same breath to use violence in putting down the strike’”.

Ultimately, the categorical condemnation of the so called “violence” in Toronto is reminiscent of all dominant social constructions oppressing the seeds of change. Where ever the Capitalist Aristocracy is challenged they construct a morality which suits their hegemonic purposes. This morality is the permeated and diffused throughout society in what Foucault called Panopticism. Foucault writes, “it is not that the beautiful totality of the individual has be amputated, repressed, altered by our social order, it is rather that the individual is carefully fabricated in it, according to a whole technique of forces and bodies.” In other words, the Capitalist Machine has created a social situation in which those who are oppressed become complicit in the oppressive apparatus. Foucault writes, “The growth of a capitalist economy gave rise to the specific modality of disciplinary power, whose general formulas, techniques of submitting forces and bodies, in short, ‘political anatomy’, could be operated in the most diverse political regimes, apparatuses or institutions.”

I think the most telling statement is that by Toronto’s chief of police. He stated that his number one priority is the security of the “Red Zone”, or the fenced in area of the G20 summit. In other words, the rest of Toronto, and Canada, could burn as long as we keep the Capitalist Aristocracy safe. Put in other words, the police are not here to protect and serve you, but a bunch of rich pricks who are enslaving the masses so that they can horde excessive amounts of “capital”. While the planet is being destroyed, the few elite fence themselves in to discuss how to maintain their oppression. Currently, in our ever expanding capitalist economy, this oppression is maintained by the monopolizing multi-national corporations. They do so by the manufacturing and standardizing of our reality through a perpetual bombardment of language, image and media. This reality only benefits the Capitalist Aristocracy by creating an irrational dopamine/serotonin injection amongst the consuming populace through the construction of a pseudo-happiness tied to endless consumption; and in a true Foucauldian panoptic nightmare, we are all complicit in our oppression.

Which brings me back to the so called “violence” of the anarchists. “Violence” against “Things” is not violence but vandalism which disrupts two distinct illusions. Firstly, these vandalizing Anarchists disrupt the illusion of power and authority that the corporate aristocracy manufactures through fences and a police state. Secondly, by vandalizing Things these Anarchists disrupt the illusion that Things/or Property/or Capital are more important than Humanity, Community and Society. Many, although not all, Anarchists would argue that Things need to be destroyed so that we can realize our humanity again.

“Stop right there”, you say, “but what about the rights of property owners or the right to safety?” Many Anarchists do not believe in the concept of “private property”. Moreover, they also believe that their rights to safety, and humanity, are continually violated everyday by the capitalist’s social construction of hyper-individuality and incessant enslavement to a mechanistic “productivity”, “expansion” and “profitability”. Furthermore, the civilians safety was never at risk, other than from the neurotic police department and their Gestapo tactics. It was the police who first started the violence against The People after which the Anarchists started the vandalism against The Things. Of course our fine “defenders” of “liberty” and “freedom” would argue otherwise.

The bottom line is that many Anarchists do not believe in a top down authority, but in bottom up authority. In other words, a radical decentralization of authority and a hyper-localization of society and economy. A complete inversion of power within contemporary, and historical, society. As such they do not accept the legitimacy of authority perpetuated by social structures of our society. Thus they cease to act within the panoptic construction and feel completely within their rights to disrupt and vandalize what they see as a violation of the rights of humanity. Its not that all Anarchists don’t believe in laws, they just believe in a bottom up approach to power relations. The G20 and G8 summits represent the antithesis of this concept. If I was the CEO of a big bank, or a billionaire, I am sure I could get into that conference. However, since I am no more than a pathetic plebeian my rights to democratic engagement are completely subverted for the rights of the Capitalist Aristocracy. In other words, power is top down and democracy is an illusion. Corporate interests run the world, not people. Put another way, Things, or Capital, runs the world, not people. Thus, to some, it would seem logical to destroy the Capital/Things/Corporations which have more value and democratic rights than people.

All this being said I will accept that some of the vandalism was opportunistic and thrill seeking. Yet despite this we should not condemn the vandalism with a distinct message. These Anarchists give us the social space in which to discombobulate the illusion of a centralized authority or power. To transcend the Panopticism and realize that the ecocidal Capitalist Aristocracy only has the power because we, The People, give it to them. So to my Anarchist brethren I say: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, ou la mort!