Out of the Bedroom, Into the Streets
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Kadmus, Naomi Catherine, Katherine Cunningham, Sable Aradia, Yvonne Aburrow, and Christopher Scott Thompson
Are you doing Paganism right? Let’s go hex some Capitalists together and argue later
The dark side of America’s National Forests (hint, like everything in America, it involved hurting indigenous people…)
Become an accomplice, not an ally.
From Alley Valkyrie, the consequence of Empire and the Fear of a Blue Sky.
Also, in the Pacific Northwest? Gods&Radicals writer Al Cummins will be presenting at the Esoteric Book Conference, which runs from September 26th to September 27th.
Being held responsible, intentionally or inadvertently, for an act.
Because Democracies claim to derive consent from those they govern, the governed are considered ‘complicit’ in the acts of the government, regardless of their actual consent or intention. The moral authority of a democracy relies on the tacit complicity of its people, particularly when engaging in foreign wars. Thus, the US Government claimed it was the ‘will of the people’ to invade Afganistan and Iraq, despite large protests and resistance to those invasions.
Remaining apolitical becomes a tacit vote of consent for governments who perform violence, particularly when the ‘apolitical’ person enjoys and benefits from those acts (cheaper gasoline, for instance, the guarantee of ‘human rights,’ or higher standards of living).
Worse–Democracies, with their claims of tacit consent, appallingly follow the logic of the rapist, claiming, “well–they didn’t say no…” and “well, they obviously enjoyed it…”
When governments rely upon tacit consent, silence becomes complicity. Thus, anti-war movements such as ‘Not In Our Name’ or other active resistances become the only way to withdraw stolen consent.
Politics is not optional for First Nations, women, queers, blacks, or any of the other slave classes. Abstention is a position of privilege which aids the pattern of destruction, arguing only for our impotence. There is no left-right dichotomy, there are those who are destroying the body, and those who stand against them. Economics is war by other means, and in this asymmetric war against life itself, you do not have the luxury of choice. This is the time when our witchcraft again becomes an imperative, or perishes.
–Peter Grey, Apocalyptic Witchcraft