A couple of days ago the leader of a major political party in Denmark linked to a news story about us. Forest people. Modern day pioneers. I don´t agree with this political party (Liberal Alliance) mainly because I don´t think they are what they say they are, namely libertarian.
A true libertarian would know that it is not about the survival of the individual fittest it is about how none of us are free before all of us are free.
Freedom is not true freedom if it is built on exploitation.
Freedom is not true freedom if it is built on structural or inherited privilege.
Freedom is in the sense of self and in the WORK that you do (not in the lazy ass lying around on cruise ships)
For all of the leftwing/rightwing blablabla it is telling fact that our life choices have been followed with such scrutiny from both sides. I think it is because our life choices (and our communications about it) are IDEOLOGICAL.
We are TALKING about freedom in a time where public discourse is otherwise dominated by fake statistics and calculations and politics have become some sort of management dictatorship (seriously what they´re doing to greece is a disgrace!) instead of real actual human breathing living persons who believes in something, have visions and stands up for something.
As a matter of fact I see ideology as such on rise and I see this as a good thing. I´m glad Anders Samuelsen shared that link because we actually agree on a lot of things, we have something in common; lets talk about what freedom is. Let´s have that conversation!
I think it´s a good sign…. that ideology is on the rise (and that we cannot be hijacked to promote either leftwing nor rightwing (although it´s been tried)) because, here´s a funny fact; freedom, agency and societal criticism SURPASSES all that political, polarizing bullshit and spin (pardon my french); humans want to improve and do better, nobody actually WANTS to make things WORSE.
We just have different ideas about how to make it better… and that´s good!
I´d rather have ideologies and ideas clashing that the slow but certain death in apathy and resignation, the silence is gruesome, the silence is dangerous.
I´m a libertarian. I´m an anarchist. I´m a bleeding heart socialist. I´m a conservative. I´m a radicalized radical. I cannot be boxed in. Hooray.
I wear soft shoes made of fur
I wear clogs I´m a barefooted woman And I was walking down the streets. Street musicians were playing some jazz. A lot of people had stopped running around in their busy lives, they were just standing there, enjoying the tune for a little while.
As I watched them I had a hustler epiphany.
See, some of us are born this way. We jump onto trains or run into the wild. Dosn´t make us better people nor more free than anybody else. We´re just a certain kind of people and we´ve always been around. The musicians, artists, vagabonds, jesters,hustlers and dreamers. On the run. Away. Towards. We work with movement. You need us hustlers. You need us on the streets to stop you, for a little while. Just a little while. Stop. Look. Feel.
And we need you. Everything we do is dialogue; we put something out there. We dependent on your feedback. We do it for the awareness, I might even say consciousness that arises BETWEEN the street musicians and the people passing by.
I don´t believe in the structures of this model of society, I think they are oppressing and I think this whole thing is a lot worse than we pretend that it is on daily basis.
I think it´s an evil empire and I have this soapbox, and sometimes I get up on the soapbox and I start talking. I tell you stories. Sometimes they´re too long and windy, sometimes they´re about politics, sometimes they´re about nature, sometimes they´re about some food that I´m making, sometimes they´re about my inner emotional life, sometimes they´re about people who I know… and I realized that I cannot (now that I am in more dire need for money than I have been before) subdue to the very structures that I find morally and ethically wrong. BECAUSE of the awareness and the consciousness I found while listening to the street musicians.
I´m not a better person than those who go work for the death star. We all have to do what we have to do, the children always comes first. I can´t go there right now (but I might need to later). I just need to stay here at the soapbox for a little longer.
The street musicians made me realise; if there aren´t any hustlers around there would be only slick politicians with crazy eyes and religious fanatics… at the market place.
We can´t have that. So I´m gonna hustle harder.
Now you know.
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