“For me, there is a social disease that, I do not know if it is identified by science as “official” but, I usually call Urbancentrism. It prevents people from seeing beyond the structure of large cities, as if there was a huge dome around the metropolis that prevents access to other places, or that transforms other places into utopias disconnected from reality which can be accessed only from time to time in dreams”
An editorial from Rhyd Wildermuth
"Is an oak tree breaking through concrete an insurrection? Is an alligator moving into a pond a political revolution?"
On being white and talking about racism. How to witness and learn from Afro-Brazilian stories of resistance, through lenses free from the objectifying effects of the white gaze.
"Rules to be followed in order to achieve something desired, exchange favors, the human mind is so materialistic that it bargains even with the spiritual."
It's no surprise that even though chattel slavery was formally abolished throughout the Americas over 100 years ago, enslaver culture is still very much alive. (From Mirna Wabi-Sabi)
From Rhyd Wildermuth: To accept Empire is to deny the dead, the tortured witches of our past and the tortured rebels dying in Empire's prisons. To not fight Empire is to defy our own bodies, defile the land and destroy the bodies of others. To accept Empire is to become Empire.
"Cars are bourgeois and trucks are proletarian." An analysis of the truck-driver's strike and diesel crisis in Brazil. (From Mirna Wabi-Sabi)
Said the old beast to the young: Unless you make a hollow of yourself There will be no room for the gods to dwell inside of you.