From James Lindenschmidt: " The world is seen through the lens of quantification, reduced to a mere number, and capitalist wizards work their arcane lore to manipulate these numbers to their favour, manifesting their will to profit in the real world."
A Solstice poem and treatise from Lia Hunter on broadening our perspective, healing cultural sickness, and helping the seasons of humanity's collective energy move forward.
Radical Books for Radical Kids, from Niki Whiting!
From Jonathan Woolley: With this consumer-vendor dynamic in mind, what becomes clear is that Paganism is less a religion - in terms of its political economy - and more akin to a literary genre, with an accompanying fandom.
From Naomi Jacobs: "In a system that allows free elections, we are complicit in ensuring justice for all, and in denying it to anyone. We are the king’s justice, and the absence of it. "
From Jonathan Woolley: "We are the speaking beasts, the walking trees, the divine waters – Narnia and the North, and all they represent, are our birthright; we must reclaim them from those who would dominate them. Is it possible to live in a world without castles, without the war, without lions and witches?"
From Christopher Scott Thompson: "Gaelic culture, over the centuries, had developed an effective social welfare system in which the poor and disadvantaged could compel assistance from the powerful through magical acts of “direct action.” The law intervened to crush them, by scourging, branding and hanging defiant bards."
From James Lindenschmidt: "Debt underlies all aspects of class struggle. Since the destruction of the Commons, there is no other possibility for most people to subsist and reproduce their lives."