How about John in Detroit?! WOW!
i wish i had told him the sacred Indigenous name (?) of the town (once a rez, i learned recently, finally researching her/history of that area!) i was from instead of an Indigenous name of a larger territory around it.
Then he might have brought THIS SPEECH to that town.
Wow, i missed out on that one. big time.
(John goes into 'predator reptillian' in that Detroit speech, and that part of the video stops in the midst of that, and, ohhhhh, goes back into the previous sharing; anyway, i was thinking that that is a poetic way of speaking. Metaphorical truths, yes. My approach is to see ***that*** mindlockstep as STUCK in off-balance flailing, needing humanity, trusting only physicality. And then not even really trusting that.
All stuck up in Readiness To Defend Humanity From Invading Spaceships.
But getting tooled by a belief, by Alienation perpetuation economy.
Getting tooled into Koyanisqatsi (when's the last time you saw that film? It was free online the last time i looked).
Going along with the program.
Feeling powerless to do anything but follow, in any open way.
i suspect that, i think that, my institutional analysis leads me to this conclusion.
The pronoia side of me:
but it's helping me see how mediated i have just now been by wanting to think about, think through that! How MEDIATED we are by technology!
(for the europhiles here, you may want to look up Jacques Ellul on that one, technology and technique; i was surprised to see how much excellence from him at www.jesusradicals.org
(i think that's the link).