I am told by Native American friends active at Standing Rock that the elders are counseling the Water Protectors to undertake each action prayerfully and to stay off the warpath. I would like to explain why this advice is not only spiritually sound, but politically astute as well.
[Must Not Sleep] • "In a way, you could say that it's impossible to know who Dick is, or how many Dicks there really are. Maybe there are endless Dicks in the universe, morphing from one tyrannical father figure to another." Episode 15 of the novel Must Not Sleep, a transformative ride through shamanic space.
Nothing against Barak Obama, but we'd be mistaken to consider his
politics a complete break from the past, a renaissance in participatory
government, or the realization of an Internet-enabled "open source"
Modern medicine's indiscriminate use of antibiotics has spurred the evolution of newer, more viruent diseases. Similarly, U.S. counter-terrorism techniques inevitably spawn new forms of violent resistance. Rather than attacking symptoms, a new mindset is required to restore balance in the body, and the body politic.
I sat down this morning to write something for an Iraq war teach-in I was supposed to speak at and found that I had nothing to write. So I’ve written about this. What point can I make that hasn’t already been made? I’m a critic: I criticize, but what good does critique do now?