Postlude: A poetic recollection with a manifestic subform you may find amusing. :)Fuckisms and the plastic revolution - this was christened with the burning of two pairs of underpants over the Mississippi river on a train bridge in South Minneapolis... the underwear were flung towards the river but caught a gust of wind and were placed into a mature oak tree instead. It was the fall of 2002. Myself and a dear compatriot of the arts began to form the fuckist movement. Fuckisms represents the distracting rhetoric within a paradigm so utterly broken and devoid of the means by which to break free from its current universal consciousness and reality we exist within. Our collective unconscious is being polluted with the disease of capital-ISM, industrial-ISM, and other ISMS. Capitalism consumes all, by its polarity to commodify or discard. When something worthwhile and good is corrupted by its identified “need” it is destroyed through commodification. We are humans; we simply want to eat, breathe, make love, exist in the beautiful splendour of our amazing world. This want is born from our infancy and corrupted through our upbringing.  The moment we enter this world, we begin to be shaped by it.

In a capitalist society anything which cannot be given value is tossed aside. Thus, it is also said that value creates relationship and classification. As there are somebodies and nobodies, there are also the haves and have nots. When we place value on some things more than others do we not always invite the potential for exploitation? Is this not what capitalism is founded upon? The exploitation of a need? Yet how much need is manufactured? Is humanity to forever define itself by the pursuits of a select few with the means and motive? Can the paradigm of commodification and consumption be reformed or gotten rid of altogether? If this is the system we have dispersed globally (the system of consumption), will there come a time when the value of health, justice, and equality, spiritual wellness, etc could also be “sold” and profited by? Today we sell happiness in the form of property, possessions and fiscal wealth. Maybe tomorrow we could see the profitability of sustainability, equity and unification? Why haven’t we started this? Because all great spiritual and transformative growth arises out of pain. When it becomes painful enough, it is necessary to change. Unfortunately, it may be, that our event horizon is already upon us, and the time for change has already passed. If you are American, and you are reading this, it may be you’ve done little to change because you would encounter great sacrifice to make due on this promise. The rewards of the few come by the sacrifice of the many. I will never submit to the ideology that hard work and perseverance will bring success and prosperity.... this fallacy is being smashed every single day. The veil of the individualists grows thinner each day. It will of course be the masses who again overturn this edifice... but to what extent will history once again repeat itself? Will the era of man made out of corn be able to change his selfish ways and transcend to a higher conscious (mayan prophecy), or will his time come to an end?

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