Empty Days

Monday, September 20, 2004



Another critique of the same article:
For strategy I look not to political movements like revolts or strikes or radical parties, but to cultural movements like gay liberation or feminism or pagan spirituality. First define a clearly understood identity, then proudly claim that identity, then build public acceptance through entertainment and by each of us earning the support of friends and family outside the movement. I'm envious of gay people -- I've spent years mastering written language just to halfway explain myself, and all they have to say is "I'm gay."
Oh yeah? Poor guy - don't you see this whole "I am different" crap is just another prison? But of course you don't - if you're out to reform the world then of course you need a clearly defined program and an "identity" to impose yourself. But in that case just quit babbling about freedom, my friend. There is no freedom in enslaving yourself to belonging. Gay identity is mostly about having sex in the way they like. That's a bit short-sighted, I figure - there is slightly more to life than that. Similar for feminists, pagans etc. You are looking for something to define you and give you a place in the world. That's usually why people join various ideologies - to get that place for free, de facto. That got nothing to do with any sort of freedom but simply security. Bullshit, man, serious deep bullshit here.





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