Running FASTER around the hamster wheel is not a ‘black agenda’ or blueprint for liberation,
“Far too many people in this current society equates constant activity as being the product of “action.” That is to say, they consider moving in and out of various public spaces and social structures as “Movement.”
So you can find them physically present at every event, rally, gathering, or meeting, even planning and/or organizing some of them. The mere acts of these engagements provides them with this sense that they are contributing to the Struggle.
They think of themselves as “action-oriented” or “solution-driven.” Now they assume this despite their incredible ignorance, confusion and ill-suited recognition of the historical, political, social and cultural and economic position of their people.
How can this be so you may ask ? Well, they refuse to take the time (claiming they do not have any) to actually sit their ass down for a moment to read.
They are misguided by the presumption that reading and writing and analyzing from an historical, social, and psychological framework isn’t action. It doesn’t count as movement. They reduce it, naively, to being some sort of outdated hobby.
Perhaps, like most of the so-called “militants” they reduce radical intellectualism as being weak or cowardly, or maybe because they are running around (like chickens with their heads cut-off) they think that revolutionary intellectualism is laziness. ‘
Of course, this is utter foolishness, and reveals their lack of political and historical common-sense. No, what is really lazy is the inability and unwillingness of such individuals to read and to think for more than half-an-hour.
And it is these same individuals who have the audacity to think that they know what is required to produce systems and institutions and counter cultures that can challenge and eventually destroy the systems and institutions that are currently oppressing them. It’s laughable; but not funny.
No, serious action and real movement must be centered upon the proper theoretical, social, and cultural understanding of fundamental historical developments.
One must have some very clear conceptions of social and economic systems; the mechanisms and dynamics of power and control, domination and oppression, the psychological nuances and complexities created and produced from these realities, and furthermore, the manners in which subjugated groups have historically resisted, uprooted, created and established functional alternatives of human and social existence.
Show me any person who considers themselves as being active that refuses to read and I’ll show you a person who refuses to be free.” – Irik Robinson